California Cannabis: War On Drugs Reparations | Direct From With Dena Takruri – AJ+

For decades, the war on drugs has unfairly locked up a disproportionate number of black people in California. Now that recreational weed is legal, the city of …


  1. That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard of!!! Literally giving millions each to convicts!!! I would slap the shit out of any moron that tried to tell me that was somehow fair. RACISTS

  2. The Chinchilla of the Watcher approach begins with the Blacksmith and Peteran Priest meeting a hunter, who reports that the chinchillas have evolved. While the Blacksmith waits for the Hunter to return to discuss chinchillas further, the Peteran Priest heads off to research chinchillas (for 2 hours). Upon the Hunter's return the Blacksmith borrows a sword to investigate the chinchillas in the forest, the Peteran Priest also heads to the forest to collect Chillaweed. Upon their return, the Blacksmith returns the sword and crafts a chinchilla trap while the Peteran Priest cooks and eats a batch of Chinchili. The Blacksmith returns to the forest and traps a chinchilla which he then delivers to the Peteran Priest, who imbues the chinchilla with the Peace of the Watcher. At this point the Peteran Priest must make a decision: 'Attempt to imbue Peace of the Watcher on the entire herd' or 'Release this chinchilla to teach the other chinchillas' (ed. details needed for this branch).
    If the Peteran Priest decides to imbue the entire herd, then the Blacksmith needs to diagram an amplifier recipe which will require amplifying dust. That can be obtained from a conveniently arrived mystic merchant who will trade the amplifying dust for a dust box crafted by the Blacksmith. While that is going on, the Peteran Priest Writes with the Watcher on Chinchilla Wisdom, then gives a sermon on the revealed wisdom which attracts some chinchilla hunters who will then join with the Peteran Priest in prayer for inspiration, revealing that the chinchillas need to be healed rather than calmed. When the Blacksmith delivers the Mystic Amplifier, the Peteran Priest returns to the forest to imbue the chinchilla herd with a wave of divine love quelling their killer instinct and causing them to smile at all they meet.
    If the Peteran Priest decides to release the chinchilla, the other chinchillas will eat it. The Peteran Priest will give the trap back to the Blacksmith, and then will go home to write a new plan with the help of the Watcher: "If you seek an answer to your chinchilla woes, go where the Peteran Armorkeeper goes". While that, the Blacksmith has to catch another chinchilla. After finding the Peteran Armorkeeper, the Priest will receive the recipe for the Chinchilla Armor of the Watcher and will give it to the Blacksmith. The Blacksmith forges the armor and armors the chinchilla with it, then the Peteran Priest will pray with the Blacksmith for the chinchilla. The Blacksmith will release the chinchilla in the forest and the other chinchillas will call down and smile.

  3. I like your video's, Dena !!!
    I wish you would go do an interview with some black Israelites…and then go to thier video n look at the comments.
    You need to WARN PEOPLE about what these people are saying.
    Death to White America.
    They want Sweeties like you, in concubine chains around your neck and to whip the skin off your childrens backs.
    Go ask em…they are ALL OVER your area.
    Be afraid !!!

  4. As jopimp14 stated, it's still illegal under the Feds. It seems to me that they're putting the cart before the horse. Weed was made illegal from racist propaganda. (So we have been told) I think it's much more sinister than that. They do not want this legal for commercial reasons. It would drive major industries out of business. Rope, clothes, food, paper, textiles, plastics, insulation and biofuel could all be made from Hemp. Since it's a plant how would they patent their products? This issue is much bigger than people smoking and/or eating marijuana.

  5. Hmmm i like weed but what you seem to be saying is that legalizing some crimes means less black people end up in jail? Why not legalize rape and murder, problem solved right?

  6. Cmooooon that was some straight bro math statistics on the “unfairly targeted” section. This a great program and story. There’s no need for the rhetoric reporting. Your followers are capable of tracking a genuine story.

  7. Great video, Dena. These are the kind of programs so many communities desperately need. I hope legalization and these sorts of programs spread throughout the country. As a man of color living in a state where I can legally use cannabis, it's one less thing I have to worry about.

  8. Wow, I didn't know programs like this existed. I'm all for it, it'll help legitimize the cannabis industry more quickly by training professionals, and it gives opportunities to victims of the drug war, partially righting past wrongs. Are there programs like this in the Pacific Northwest, where recreational cannabis has been legal longer?

    Also, is it sketchy to be filmed handling cannabis, which is illegal at the federal level?

  9. More Dena please! Loved this video because it's a topic I really care about(cannabis reform, the failed, racist, war on drugs) That and I'm a fan of Dena. (:

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