My friend Peter McWilliams was murdered by the Federal Government.
My friend Peter never smoked Marijuana until March of 1996, when he became really sick. His illness drove him to try anything to prolong his life. I knew of him because I admired his book "Ain't Nobody's Business". When I read the following article published in Variety, I knew that McWilliams was a novice and an optimist in the "drug war game". I knew from experience law enforcement would beat him to the ground.
Dec 16, 1997 - THE PETER McWILLIAMS 'VARIETY' AD: -
"A Friendly Rape" - McWilliams recalls December 18, 1997, 6:24 a.m. Twenty-four hours ago I was working in my living room on my computer next to a fire - I opened the door, in my bathrobe, and was immediately handcuffed. I was taken outside my house while the Drug Enforcement Administration agents ran through my house, guns drawn, commando-style, looking for, I suppose, the notorious, well-armed, highly trained Medical Marijuana Militia
December 18, 1997 Author: Sue McAllister, AGENTS RAID HOME OF WRITER ON MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA - The activist, Todd McCormick, is awaiting trial on charges of growing more than 1,000 marijuana plants. He was arrested July 29 in a rented Bel-Air home filled with more than 4,000 pot plants, which he said he was cultivating to treat his cancer. McCormick said he was also using the marijuana to contribute research to an upcoming book by Peter McWilliams, whose Laurel Canyon home was searched Wednesday.
Going To Pot: The Controversy Over Medicinal Marijuana - CNN's Burden of Proof Pubdate: Aired November 14, 1997 - ROGER COSSACK, CO-HOST: Marijuana has many names -- pot, weed, Mary Jane, reefer -- but can it be called "medicine?" Today on BURDEN OF PROOF, making the case for and against medicinal marijuana. - - Peter McWilliams gets high with a little help from his friends -- and his doctors. McWilliams suffers from cancer and AIDS. He says marijuana -- medical marijuana -- is the only thing that makes it possible for him to take the other life-sustaining medications that he needs. -
From - Tue Feb 23 09:55:08 1999 - From: "Peter McWilliams" Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 23:18:49 -0800 - Thank you, Debby. Give me a call and we'll arrange for your ticket. Enjoy, Peter 323-650-8488 -----Original Message----- From: Debby Moore [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, February 22, 1999 10:39 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org
From - Tue Feb 23 22:51:07 1999 From: "Peter McWilliams" - Subject: RE: Airline Tickets Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 12:18:33 -0800 Message-ID: - Please fly on American so I can use my frequent flier miles. Call 800-848-4653. My Advantage number is B029646. -----Original Message----- From: Debby Moore [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 1999 10:07 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: TIFFYWIFF2@aol.com Subject: Airline Tickets I am going to pick up my court travel papers now. This morning I called all the airlines again. Best price I can get is, (since they are all the same today), is as follows. They are holding a ticket for me. Price $1,336.00
From - Wed Feb 24 08:51:38 1999 - From: "Peter McWilliams" Subject: RE: Airline Tickets Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 23:14:01 -0800 - This is fine. What's your address? -----Original Message----- From: Debby Moore [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 1999 9:19 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org - Subject: Re: Airline Tickets Peter McWilliams wrote: Please fly on American so I can use my frequent flier miles. Call > 800-848-4653. My Advantage number is B041412. Dear Peter: I Called American flight 1148 leaving Wichita at 8:31 on March 2 transfer Dallas on flight 1120 and arriving in Philadelphia at 2:35 PM flight 351 leaving Philadelphia at 5:50 AM on March 4 transfer Dallas on flight 890 and arriving Wichita at 10:16 AM
Thu, 25 Feb 1999 00:35:18 -0600 (CST) From: "Peter McWilliams" - Subject: RE: Thank You Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 22:35:16 -0800 Message-ID: - Thank you. Enjoy, Peter -----Original Message----- From: Debby Moore [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 1999 10:19 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Thank You This is why you are honored as man of the year. Thank you, I will make you proud!
From - Fri Feb 26 00:58:32 1999 From: "Peter McWilliams" - Subject: RE: Peter McWilliams Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 22:35:30 - My mail address is 8165 Mannix Drive LA CA 90046 Enjoy, Peter -----Original Message----- From: Debby Moore [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, February 25, 1999 9:04 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Peter McWilliams Peter McWilliams wrote: My hearing before federal Judge George King will be at 3:30 tomorrow at the Roybal Federal Building, 225 East Temple, in downtown Los Angeles.
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