Update: Carroll Will Participate ; Not Fight ; Resist Any Fines
In a well publicized and attended protest, Andrew Carroll held a small piece of marijuana near downtown Keene. His purpose was to illustrate in person how just holding a plant can draw unprovoked violence and kidnapping from government, an organization claiming to “serve and protect” the common man. Approximately 20 minutes after his protest began, Keene police officers showed up, and took Andrew away in handcuffs for “unlawful possession of marijuana.” After being held by police for about an hour, he was released with a court date to enter a plea on a class B misdemeanor.
That court date is on March 3rd, at 8:30am in the Keene District Court. There is less than 2 weeks until then, and Andrew agreed to an interview to answer some questions about the upcoming day. While he will be attending his hearing, and possible trial, Andrew says he will not be preparing any legal defense, and says “Any statement I make in my defense will be a moral one; I won’t argue legally because I’m clearly guilty of a crime.”
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