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Did you know the government can seize your assets without a conviction? All they need now is an allegation that a crime may have taken place. Here is a record of every forfeiture ever done since 2003…

So I got frustrated by the slow progress of cannabis legalisation in this country and decided I’d like to know how much money the government is currently potentially getting from their nasty little Criminal Proceeds Act.

This is the request:

Please supply a log of every forfiture ever done under the Proceeds of Crime act. In order to anonymise the data, I am happy to only receive a subset of the total records, but must include

  • date of forfiture
  • amount in dollars
  • geographic region (can be granular such as Otago/Auckland)
  • name of the law or laws that were allegidly broken
  • current status of the forfiture (in order to see if refunds are being given for falsely done forfitures)
  • ideally a serial code / ID code to help ensure the data is real and provide (not strictly required)
This should be dating back to 1991 when it was put into law.
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1991/0120/latest/DLM250669.html

They responded with a PDF file made from rasterised text (I’d need to re-type it) which I redacted and rasterised below.

I’ve also data entered the scan into Excel to produce the following digital version of the data.

Excel file version of table below: Official Information Request

 

Number of forfeiture orders granted or granted by consent
between 2003 and 12 August 2013
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 TOTAL
Auckland 6 16 6 33 17 9 19 11 6 1 124
Wellington 1 1 2 9 5 5 2 1 2 28
Christchurch 2 3 2 2 3 12
Dunedin 1 1
Hamilton 2 2
Invercagill 1 1
Napier 1 1
New Plymouth 1 1 2
Palmerston
North
0
Rotorua 4 4 3 3 2 16
Whangarei 1 4 2 1 1 9 1 1 20
TOTAL 4 11 24 10 45 30 20 26 21 10 6 207
Forfeiture
order $ amounts ‘granted’ or ‘granted by consent’ between 2003 and 12 August
2013
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 TOTAL
Auckland $49,764 $68,429 $9,037 $139,040 $14,850 $142,549 $102,970 $225,677 $50,365 $8,950 $811,631
Wellington $36,904 $96,816 $1,800 $545 $3,124 $940 $140,129
Christchurch $3,479,965 $5,042 $5,316 $1,300 $3,398,425 $6,890,048
Dunedin $3,000 $3,000
Hamilton $0
Invercagill $0
Napier $0
New Plymouth $0
Palmerston
North
$764,830 $764,830
Rotorua $5,838 $5,800 $2,465 $14,103
Whangarei $774 $664,500 $4,100 $2,020 $3,000,000 $3,671,394
TOTAL $3,480,739 $57,806 $738,245 $45,941 $237,156 $3,423,213 $150,149 $105,535 $231,266 $3,050,365 $774,720 $12,295,135

 

I also asked if it included the assets seized from one Kim Dotcom, to this their answer – from the Police this time – was as follows:

Police response in regards to Kim Dotcom Confiscations

Police response in regards to Kim Dotcom Confiscations

 

 

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Full length documentary:

Breaking The Taboo – Film



This stuff looks like its the bomb:

 

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NORML presents the 21st Annual J Day – Sat 4 May, 2013

For the 21st year NORML presents J Day: Saturday May 4th, 2013, from high noon.

J Day Auckland 2013

J Day Auckland 2013

 

J Day 2013 – A4 poster

  • Auckland – Albert Park (in association with Jafa Mafia and The Hempstore)
    • Stage timetable:
      11am WrongWay Ray
      11.30 J Red
      12. Rich Gilbert
      12.30 Lowe 1
      13.00 Azbo
      13.30 Kola (Drunk Elelephant)
      14.00 Fj (Jugglin Crew)
      14.30 DJ Exile + MC Projectile
      15.00 Issa
      15.30 DJ Locksteady
      16:00 BULLETPROOF & DUTTY RANX
      16.30 Jafa Mafia till close

Plus 200 more cities all around the world, all calling for an end to cannabis prohibition!

Come along and show your support for NORML’s three campaign goals:

  • Treat cannabis as a health issue, not a crime
  • Safe, legal access for medicinal cannabis patiens
  • A regulated, taxable market for cannabis and other low risk drugs

J Day features music, stalls and a positive vibe. No alcohol or dogs please. Strictly R18. Stallholders – see our contact page.



Awesome new video by schomoyoho



Download a PDF copy of the latest Legalise NZ poster! This version is the “Sell weed not SOEs” version for 2013, and is based on a poster seen during the march against the sale of state owned enterprises recently. I’ve also used a fantastic Albert Einstein quote.

Sell Weed Not SOEs Poster PDF

Sell Weed Not SOEs Poster PDF

“The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.” – Albert Einstein quote on Hemp

 

Sell Weed Not SEOs poster 2013

Sell Weed Not SEOs poster 2013



Tor is a darknet that bounces traffic around the globe via many different machines in different countries in order to hide the users true IP address. This enables one to safely and anonymously browse the web without fear of tracking. You can see the amount of users logged into Tor over the past 2 years peaked at around 800,000 users!

Tor Users Past 2 Years

Tor Users Past 2 Years

 

Here are some download links to the software on various platforms:

Mac/Windows/Linux: TorBrowser

iOS/iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch: Onion Browser

Android: Orbot and Orweb both together.

Load this very webpage in your phone now:

tor-qrcode



Here is an incredibly detailed analysis of the question of exactly how much would be saved in the USA if they went to full legalisation.

The report examines the budgetary implications of legalizing marijuana – taxing and regulating it like other goods – in all fifty states and at the federal level, and estimates that legalizing marijuana would save $7.7 billion per year in government expenditure on enforcement of prohibition. $5.3 billion of this savings would accrue to state and local governments, while $2.4 billion would accrue to the federal government.

Miron Report (PDF) 2005



Today, Stephen McIntyre hung himself with a rope, because the Police raided The Auckland Greencross, and then had him up in the courts for opening NZ’s  first non-profit charitable trust authorized by the NZ government to help patients to obtain cannabis for medicine. Cannabis a natural plant, used as medicine in Israel for 19 years, U.S.A for 16 years and mentioned in every pharmacological text produced in the past 2,000 years and scientifically proven for many treatments.

New Zealand has the highest arrest and incarceration rate of cannabis users in the world. Yet many of those arrested are young people possessing small amounts for personal use. Is personal use of cannabis really a ‘crime’? And wouldn’t Police time be better spent focusing on more serious matters?

Perhaps New Zealand would have a lower suicide rate if cannabis was legalised / de-criminalised? I think so.

“New Zealand has lost a peaceful and gentle man who advocated quietly for the sort of reforms that have halved the number of drug users in Portugal over the last decade,” said Dr McGrath, who works at two alcohol and drug clinics in the lower North Island.

 More info about Stephen McIntyre:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1109/S00134/government-pays-lip-service-to-needs-of-medical-cannabis.htm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1005/S00243.htm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1011/S00291/new-leadership-for-cannabis-law-reform-campaign.htm

Obituary: http://notices.nzherald.co.nz/obituaries/nzherald-nz/obituary.aspx?n=stephen-lindsay-mcintyre&pid=158712377&fhid=12549

Stephen Lindsay McINTYRE Obituary Guest Book Currently, the Guest Book for Stephen Lindsay McINTYRE is available for viewing, but not accepting entries until Wednesday, 25 July 2012. View McINTYRE, Stephen Lindsay. On 22 July, 2012 suddenly at home; in his 48th year. Dearly loved husband of Reiko, loved father of Terumi and Takumi, loved son of Lillias and William McIntyre, brother of Ken, Stuart, Bruce, and Lorraine, uncle to his many nieces and nephews. A Service will be held at 85 Grafton Road, Grafton, Auckland on Friday 27 July at 1.30pm. Battersby Funeral Services Ltd Ph 09-828-5113 Published in The New Zealand Herald on July 24, 2012

Miscellaneous:

Shame on you Peter Dunne, you are creating more pain in the world: http://www.libertarianz.org.nz/libz-appalled-by-death-of-stephen-mcintyre/

Overcrowded prisons and high suicide rate: http://tumeke.blogspot.co.nz/2012/08/beasts-from-blenheim-and-creatures-from.html




Going Green - Legalizing Marijuana Is The Best Thing For USA

Going Green - Legalizing Marijuana Is The Best Thing For USA

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