Saturday, May 27, 2006

SUNY New Paltz Student Leader arrested for possesion of sleeping bag

Justin Holmes, the newly elected President of the Student Association at the State University of New York at New Paltz, was arrested in the office of the student association, in the early morning, while sleeping on a sleeping bag, alleged to be university property. The university wiki has a number of the related stories.

The University is trying to expel Holmes. Holmes has been the President of the SUNY New Paltz chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws for many years, and has been a chapter leader in Students for Sensible Drug Policies.

SSDP held a Northeast Regional conference at SUNY New Paltz April 28-29, and its annual Rock Against Racism day long concert April 30.

The university's actions here have the strong appearance of being utterly bogus and designed to persecute Holmes for his activism.

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Anonymous said...

It is important to note, that is NOT the University's wiki. It is operated independently of the college by students and community members.

Anonymous said...

Wikipaltz is clearly slanted to fit one view, it should not be taken too seriously.

Anonymous said...

First of all, WikiPaltz is not "slanted" - anybody can edit it. It looks like the administration has just chosen not to do this.

Second, what other "view" is there? He was arrested for a sleeping bag? At 6:30 in the morning? That woman claimed he "harassed" her? Have you looked at the video? She is obviously lying and the administration is obviously being very unprofessional and illegal.