Get Brittney Griner Back? Sure — But Release Her Counterparts in America, Too

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“The US government cares about Brittney Griner because she’s a celebrity who’s been arrested by America’s Enemy of the Week. If she’d been one of us nobodies and had been arrested anywhere else in the world — including in the US itself — she’d have been just another number in the war on marijuana’s ugly casualty statistics. We’d have never seen her name outside of local police blotter and court reportage. That doesn’t mean she should go to prison. She shouldn’t. But neither should anyone else, anywhere, go to prison for possession of a beneficial plant.” (07/28/22)