Mieke ter Poorten takes on the City Attorney’s Office aggressive stance on prosecuting Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, who are in compliance with mandated closures, but are still facing criminal charges.
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Mieke defends a teacher turned Occupy activist charged with “lynching” — a felony that potentially carries a four year sentence, for stepping off the sidewalk and into the street at a protest in Downtown LA. Handling the case pro bono, Mieke questions whether the District Attorney has the stomach to follow through with the lynching charge.
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Mieke questions the wasteful use of taxpayers funds by the City Attorney’s Office to litigate Medical Marijuana Dispensaries rather than settling out of court.
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