Media Roots: DEA & IRS Raid on Oakland Pot Clinics

The IRS and DEA came to downtown Oakland this afternoon to aggressively raid multiple medical marijuana dispensaries as well as Oaksterdam, an educational facility that teaches plant cultivation to medical marijuana patients. Robbie Martin of Media Roots ran to catch the raid and captured an intense standoff between the people and the federal officials. He also confronts an ABC 7 news reporter after he hears them tell the police they are doing an ‘amazing job.’

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Abby Martin

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19 Comments on "Media Roots: DEA & IRS Raid on Oakland Pot Clinics"

  1. Disinfo_censors_dissent | Apr 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm |

    You can have my weed when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

  2. Otherworldly1 | Apr 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm |

    Oh no, the IRS isn’t getting their cut. Better send in the storm troopers.

  3. DeepCough | Apr 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm |

    And you thought “Obamacare” was a fucked up policy.

  4. Anyone willing to raid dispensaries like that is an ignorant sack of shit, and definitely should not be police, maybe security, but definitely a job that takes less critical thinking.

  5. Redacted | Apr 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm |

    Are those cops or Vikings?

  6. shell0153 | Apr 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm |

    fucking bullshit.

  7. LOL, all those people yelling at the executive branch agencies IRA and DEA in this video are the same people who are going to politely line-up in November to re-elect the head of the executive branch (that’s Obama, for those keeping track). 

    • Or are they?

      • DeepCough | Apr 3, 2012 at 11:53 pm |

        No difference between the Democratic and Republican party on this issue. None.

        • replace the word “this” with the word “any” and I’ll be happy to agree with you

      • yes

        it’s a total disconnect for them between “the government” and “Obama” — even while Obama’s FBI Secret Police agents are ramming nightsticks up their asses the synapses in their brains aren’t making the connection that the FBI is an executive branch agency … they see it as just an extension of some headless thing that simply “exists” … they proudly march and protest for more regulation and taxes on “the rich” on one hand, on the other they are horrified with the armored troops those same taxes go to fund and the totalitarian implementation of regulation in the world of real politik

        the few that do make the connection will shrug and say “well, it’s better than the Republican alternative!” and then proudly march off clutching an Obama sign in their fat little hands

        an even smaller minority will actually ballot Green or Libertarian or Constitution but, on a daily basis, feel a sense of satisfaction with one of the two Institutional Approved Parties and jump to the defense of the pig state when threatened by some conjured adversary (the 1% or the illegal immigrants or whomever the enemy du jour being fed to the proles is)

  8. rapemeagain | Apr 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm |

    Did the cost of the investigation and raid pay for what the IRS got back?  Is it me or do these agencies just knock each other out.   

  9. Eric_D_Read | Apr 3, 2012 at 10:59 pm |

    DEA and IRS, the best enforcers cartel money can buy.

  10. Camronwiltshire | Apr 4, 2012 at 3:28 am |

    Thank you Media Roots for doing the work ABC and the MSM cannot.

  11. One of these days someone will understand that the government,  no matter what branch you talk about is only serving big money interest.  So you can have conversations all day long about the government,  and because you have targeted the wrong culprit it will amount to zero.  The government is nothing but a franchise of the elite,  many represented by the new “we the people,” corporations.  In this instance it is big pharma and the medical industry,  which quakes in its boots regarding the true medicinal value of  marijuana (which has been used for over 10,000 years). 

    However,  some of you guys can keep talking yourself into oblivion about the government

    • Eric_D_Read | Apr 4, 2012 at 4:18 am |

      You may as well add major banks (some have even admitted to “mistakenly” laundered billions in cartel money), alcohol distributors, and police and prison guard unions to your list.

  12. This isn’t our country.

  13. This is an excellent video and should be hailed as a classic of front line reportage. This excellent video will be studied by students of the failed drug war for years to come. The lobotomy comment was priceless! Good job Mr. Martin.

  14. and while the Police take down a marijuana dispensary, a school shooter roams Oakland free.. pbtpbtbpt

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