On Tuesday Seattle Weekly's Keegan Hamilton posted to Daily Weekly about Paul George Cartier, a Canadian man who occasionally calls himself "666" and has been charged with sending a series of death threats to federal prosecutors in Seattle on the eve of Marc "The Prince of Pot" Emery's extradition to the U.S. to face drug charges.
The post includes a transcript of the voice message Cartier allegedly left for a deputy assistant federal prosecutor, among other tasty tidbits.
Hamilton's account inspired reader feedback on a couple levels. For one, Emery's wife Jodie contacted Seattle Weekly to make clear that Cartier was in no way associated with her husband, telling Hamilton by phone:
"Marc Emery has no idea who this person is and has no connection to him in any form," Jodie Emery says. "Neither of us support what this guy has done. He's absolutely crazy, obviously."
The post also garnered a reaction from commenter knowa1, who writes:
I became a supporter of Marc Emery after reading the despicable arrest warrant of former DEA head Karen Tandys political agenda to silence the cannabis legalization movement and I honor Marc sacrifices. Million today have discovered the wonderful uses of this plant that has been demonized by the most corrupted businessmen and political of our history. They have perpetuated the Lies,Fraud and Scam of this golden crash cow that has proven to be the most destructive US policy since SLAVERY. I have written and received several letters and researched Marc work extensibley and have never ever seen or heard any hint of any violence what so ever and standing up for Liberty is not a crime. Take it down