Barry Cooper’s Marijuana Legalization Odyssey

Never Get BustedBarry Cooper, star of the disinformation DVD Never Get Busted Again sent us this message:

The Odessa American just reported on our Hollywood movie deal and the 40 million dollar lawsuit we just filed. The lawsuit and movie are all a part of our vision that we have maintained since releasing Never Get Busted four years ago. Our vision is to release our drug war prisoners and end the arrests of non-violent Americans. There is a real battle for freedom taking place in our case so be sure and blog your comments.

Here’s the Odessa American article:

Barry Cooper’s conversion from dogged narcotics agent to outspoken pot advocate may seem stranger than fiction.

But Cooper’s story — including his no-holds-barred, if sometimes quixotic quest to unearth police corruption in the Lone Star State — could be headed for the big screen.

Given Cooper’s penchant for attention, it’s perhaps no surprise that he announced his newly inked movie deal as something of an aside in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Austin. In the lawsuit, Cooper, who has twice been arrested this year on charges stemming from his infamous sting operations, accuses lawmen around the state of conspiring to retaliate against him and his family.

The 30-page civil petition, which Cooper filed without an attorney, demands $40 million in compensation for a litany of civil rights violations. Cooper said he will drop the suit “if all the officers involved are fired.” He also promised to use any damages he is awarded to fund his next attorney general campaign “and create a program that feeds the hungry prisoners of this nation.”

“It’s not about money,” Cooper said in a phone interview Monday. “I’m filing this lawsuit because it’s my only recourse. I can’t go punch these cops in the nose. I don’t have a jail to put them in.”…

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  • fuzzgun

    I have a weird feeling that we might see some form of decriminalization on a national level within the decade. For awhile now, both the mainstream media and the phony establishment-controlled “alternative media” have been pushing pro-decriminalization talking points more frequently than ever before. The end of pot prohibition would dovetail nicely with the contrived “green” marketing trend that started to overtake American society a few years ago, and would also serve to appease a lot of people during a period of near universal unrest. If this is true, then our rulers must have devised a way to make legal weed more lucrative for them than prohibition. It will be interesting to see how all this pans out.

  • malatesting123

    Fuck the law, fuck prohibition, big ups to dudes like this willing to put themselves out there and help (largely) working people avoid having our lives ruined just for trying to relax and have fun (or take medicine).
    One thing we all have to keep in mind though, is the vast sums the US govt/secret state funnels through the drug trade to achieve their aims of geopolitical control. Any discussion about legalization or decrim that fails to take this vital aspect of the drug war into account is unfortunately irrelevant, in my opinion. Read Gary Webbs groundbreaking work on the contra/drug traffic/inner city or the more recent works on drug money in the banking system to understand the full scope of the issue at hand. It may be daunting to overcome, but compared to our brothers and sisters, particularly those of a shade darker than white, rotting away in the dungeons of the US penal system, its nothing. Free All Political Prisoners (and yes, drug war victims are Political Prisoners, fuck anyone else that would tell you otherwise)

  • malatesting123

    Fuck the law, fuck prohibition, big ups to dudes like this willing to put themselves out there and help (largely) working people avoid having our lives ruined just for trying to relax and have fun (or take medicine).
    One thing we all have to keep in mind though, is the vast sums the US govt/secret state funnels through the drug trade to achieve their aims of geopolitical control. Any discussion about legalization or decrim that fails to take this vital aspect of the drug war into account is unfortunately irrelevant, in my opinion. Read Gary Webbs groundbreaking work on the contra/drug traffic/inner city or the more recent works on drug money in the banking system to understand the full scope of the issue at hand. It may be daunting to overcome, but compared to our brothers and sisters, particularly those of a shade darker than white, rotting away in the dungeons of the US penal system, its nothing. Free All Political Prisoners (and yes, drug war victims are Political Prisoners, fuck anyone else that would tell you otherwise)