The city of Oakland has sued to block U.S. authorities from closing down a prominent medical marijuana dispensary that is featured on a reality television show, escalating a long-running conflict with the federal government over pot.
The lawsuit by Oakland’s city attorney asks a federal judge to declare as unlawful federal government attempts to close down Harborside Health Center (here), which is featured in the Discovery Channel reality show “Weed Wars.”
The action, filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, follows a forfeiture action against the property where the dispensary is situated that was filed in July by the U.S. Attorney’s office, officials said.
The gunman who police suspect killed seven people and wounded three at a Christian college in Oakland, California, was upset with the school’s administration and students over what he viewed was unfair treatment while he was enrolled there, the Oakland police chief said Tuesday.
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said ABC’s “Good Morning America” that One Goh, 43, has been cooperating with investigators trying to piece together a motive for killings at Oikos University. It was the deadliest shooting rampage on a U.S. college campus since 32 people were killed at Virginia Tech University in April 2007.
“We’ve learned that the suspect was upset with the administration at the school,” Jordan said. “He was also upset that students … in the past when he attended the school, mistreated him, disrespected him and things of that nature.
A gunman opened fire at a private Christian college in Oakland, California, on Monday, killing at least two people and wounding at least four, authorities said.
Oakland police said in a brief written statement that a possible suspect was in custody after the shootings at Oikos University.
“No imminent public safety threat appears to exist in immediate area,” police said.
Local television reports had shown police evacuating Oikos students and loading them into a SWAT vehicle as other armed officers took up positions around the school.
More than 400 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested in Oakland during a night of skirmishes in which police fired tear gas and bean bag projectiles, the city said on Sunday, marking one of the biggest mass arrests since nationwide economic protests began last year.
Violence erupted again in Oakland on Saturday when protesters attempted to take over the apparently empty downtown convention center to establish a new headquarters and draw attention to the problem of homelessness. [REUTERS/Photo: Stephen Lam/Article: Emmett Berg]
A group of police officers from various law enforcement agencies arrest an Occupy Oakland demonstrator near Frank H. Ogawa Plaza during a day-long protest in Oakland, California January 28, 2012.
Riot police fought running skirmishes with anti-Wall street protesters in Oakland on Saturday, firing tear gas and bean bag projectiles and arresting more than 200 people in clashes that injured three officers and at least one demonstrator. [REUTERS/Stephen Lam]
Members of the Oakland Police Department arrest an Occupy Oakland demonstrator during a confrontation in Downtown Oakland, California January 28, 2012. [REUTERS/Stephen Lam]
Occupy Oakland demonstrators shield themselves from an exploding tear gas grenade during a confrontation with the police near the Oakland Museum of California in Oakland, California January 28, 2012.
Police fired tear gas at hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters who tried to take over a shuttered convention center on Saturday, arresting 19 people in the latest clash between anti-Wall Street activists and authorities in the California city. [REUTERS/Stephen Lam]