Food Buying Club Raid in
Los Angeles - 3 Arrested
Protest Rally at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug 4
RAWESOME Raw Food Buying Club in Venice Beach, California was raided for the second time and James Stewart, club organizer, is in jail reportedly with a $123K bond set. Victoria Bloch, a Weston A. Price chapter leader, and farmer Sharon Palmer were also arrested.
Mark McAfee of Organic Pastures Dairy is organizing a protest rally tomorrow morning at 8:00 am at the courthouse where the raw milk advocates are to be arraigned. Southern California citizens are urged to join Mark McAfee and food blogger Ann Marie Michaels.
Arraignment is scheduled for August 4:
Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 30
Fifth Floor, Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles
Court opens at 8:30 a.m. The District Attorney's office says it is likely they are to go before the judge during the morning session.
1. Attend the protest rally at 8 a.m. Thursday, August 4
2. Call the office of the L.A. District Attorney at 213-974-3512 and express your concern about the government's actions. Sandi Gibbons, Public Information Officer, is handling calls regarding the case. Her email is Sandi@da.lacounty.gov
3. Contact the Los Angeles TV Stations and ask them to cover the protest rally: KCBS, KNBC, KTLA, KABC
Talking Points for speaking with elected official about this issue:
-- Infringement of Private Property Rights
-- Misuse of State Resources
-- Denying Citizens Freedom of Food Choice
Ask your representatives in Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 1830, a bill introduce by Ron Paul to lift the ban on raw milk in interstate commerce; while not a factor in this case, it sends an important message about citizen access to raw milk in the U.S.