Morning Poll: Have Gilbert Police Gone Rogue With Medical Weed Arrests?

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Gilbert police Chief Tim Dorn is a law enforcement official who doesn't seem to recognize Arizona's voter-approved medical marijuana law.
In the past week, Gilbert police -- under the leadership of Chief Tim Dorn -- have raided the home of a qualifying medical marijuana patient, arrested another patient, and busted up a pot-patient co-op in Tempe.

As we've pointed out, it seems the Gilbert Police Department is going rogue with its arrests of medial-marijuana patients.

As we've noted:

The [medical marijuana] law states clearly that authorities should presume weed is being used medicinally if a valid cardholder possesses less than the statutory maximum of 2.5 ounces.

Phoenix police, for instance, figure that if someone they encounter has a little weed and a valid, state-issued card, the possession is legal. That's how voters intended the law to be interpreted.

Yet Dorn sent his boys from Gilbert all the way to Tempe to hassle a guy over the legal distribution of medical marijuana -- and he refuses to talk about it.

Is the Gilbert Police Department the new medical-weed gestapo? Has the agency gone rogue with its arrests of legal medical-marijuana patients?

We want to know what you think -- cast your vote below.


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Just_Sayin
Just_Sayin

Couple of lawsuits for wrongful arrest should put an end to this, wouldn't you think?

Opopo
Opopo

I would encourage everyone to contact the "chief" and let him know how you feel.

Timothy J. DornChief of Police(480) 635-7600

Tell hi what you think about his attitude towards sick people who use cannabis medicine.

Coz
Coz

Dorn still looks like he's in the middle of taking a shit.

Coz
Coz

Dorn is nothing about another Bozo Joe Arpaio wanta be, just another worthless piece of shit.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Someday soon it might come down to that if the asshole cops don't watch their shit.  But that's what they want so they can be our gods and we will worship their service ribbons and lick their shiny black boots as they grind our faces into the hot summer asphalt covered streets of hell.  Resist the urge.   They aren't worth it.

DJKRUNK43
DJKRUNK43

FUCK THEM THEIR LUCKY THESE PATIENTS WERNT PACKING HEAT ... THEY SHOULD HAVE KILLED ALL THE COPS THEY HAD NO RITE TO BE THERE. FUCK EM SHOOT THEM

eleanor
eleanor

Be careful what you say about rogue cops.........you might become a "hazard"........do you really think that the Tempe Police Chief gives a shit about what some other lame police chief is doing.  Tom Ryff is far worse than this piece of work....and nobody makes him answer to any of his bullshit.

Cybercy
Cybercy

Where is the state attorney on this?  Why hasn't the Tempe PD said anything about Gilbert PD coming into their jurisdiction?  This is a fragrant violation of the state law, local jurisdiction, and just plain harassment.  Why isn't anybody doing or saying anything about this?

Coz
Coz

...and they wonder why so many people have no respects for law enforcement.

Chuck Ward
Chuck Ward

Exactly. Remember the press those dumb @ss narcs got for engineering that retarded shoot-out last summer? The way the press reacted you'd have thought they were heroes rather than the chumps they actually were.

Albert
Albert

No way... violence is not the answer. It just makes it look like all the crap thats going on in Mexico. Nobody should die... patients, caregivers, innocent people, and even the police. 

Coz
Coz

Nope, this is a police state and they like it that way. The police here can do no wrong, just ask them.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Because Atty Gen legHORNE will do anything he can to obstruct the will of the voters.....Typical "smaller govt" republiCON hypocrisy

Coz
Coz

When the law breaks the law, there is no law, just a fight for survival. These Pigs are no better than the criminals they arrest.

oneforoblivion
oneforoblivion

@Coz The way things are going it's just a matter of time till they push the people to civil unrest and then the police can use all their shiny toys they've been given by federal government from the two wars overseas. I think there are people in the police departments who want a war with the people so they can justify their pitiful existence.

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