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Pot supporters halt City Council meeting

Spokane Police Detective Ben Estes asks Rebeckah Aubertin to leave the Spokane City Council Chambers after she stood and held signs during a presentation from Spokane Police Ombudsman Tim Burns on March 7, 2011.
Spokane Police Detective Ben Estes asks Rebeckah Aubertin to leave the Spokane City Council Chambers after she stood and held signs during a presentation from Spokane Police Ombudsman Tim Burns on March 7, 2011.

Supporters of marijuana legalization briefly halted last night's Spokane City Council meeting.

The protesters from Sensible Washington stood during the annual report to the council from Police Ombudsman Tim Burns, prompting City Council President Joe Shogan to order them to sit or leave. 

Rebeckah Aubertin, who said she is the Spokane recruiter for Sensible Washington, held two large signs.

One read: “Stop funding dirty cops.” Another said: “Prohibition hurts family.”

Jon Brunt has the full story at Spin Control.




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