Anslinger, I mean, Walters, hits a new low

One of yesterday’s entries on the drug czar’s blog:

The Red Lake Shooter and Drugs

Some disturbing content on the Red Lake shooter’s blog has come to light. Jeff Weise, the teenager who allegedly shot and killed 9 people at Red Lake High School, Minnesota wrote, “I’m nothin’ but your average Native American stoner. I’m mellow half the time, mostly natural, but mostly drug induced as well. I’m not a junkie, or an alcoholic, MJ is my gal’ of choice.”

Here’s the article referenced (annoying registration required).
John Walters, do you really want to go there? “Disturbing content…” Oh yeah, let us connect the dots and say that marijuana caused him to shoot up the school?
Of course, this was a long article and you found that little reference from one of his older writings buried in it. Let’s get a sampling of a few other things in that article.

He was taking large doses of the anti-depressant Prozac, which has been connected to violence in other youths, some said. He frequented a neo-Nazi Web site and admired Hitler. …

“My mom used to abuse me a lot when I was little,” he wrote on one page. “She would hit me with anything she could get her hands on, she used to drink excessively too. She would tell me I was a mistake, and she would say so many things that its hard to deal with them or think of them without crying.” …

On July 21, 1997, Weise’s 31-year-old father committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest; some members of the band have said he was involved in an armed standoff with police when he did it. …

On March 5, 1999, his mother was a passenger in a car driven by Elizabeth May Jourdain. They were in Shakopee and it was about noon when Jourdain ran a red light and slammed into a tractor-trailer making a left turn.

Jourdain was killed and Joanne Weise suffered a serious injury that left her brain-damaged. After recuperating from her injuries, she had to be placed in an assisted-living home where, Jeff would later write, she “had to re-learn how to tie her shoes.” …

“On anti-depressants. Seeing a therapist… That’s about it. I got a brand new pair of cuts on my wrists that are gonna turn into beautiful scars some day.” — An excerpt from Weise’s profile at

Oh sure. It was the marijuana.
Harry J. Anslinger, a liar and a racist who was one of the prime contributors to marijuana being illegal today, used to spread false stories about a young man who killed his entire family while on pot. Walters must just be trying to emulate his idol.

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