Progressive Activism in 2019
Progressive Activism in 2019 with Jake Burdett. Jake is a Salisbury University Poly Sci Student, and progressive activist on many fronts including cannabis. Burdett was charged with two felony counts of making an illegal recording and distributing the video filmed during a Maryland Marijuana Justice rally at Maryland Rep. Andy Harris’s Salisbury office. Marijuana legalization protesters have long tangled with Harris, who in 2014 worked to block full legalization of the drug in the District of Columbia.
A protest outside the Republican’s Capitol Hill office last year led to the arrest of two demonstrators on charges of consumption of marijuana in a prohibited public space. Burdett said he continued to stream the meeting on Facebook Live without the staffer’s consent but said he was not aware it was against the law and deleted the footage the following day after finding out it was illegal. Jake dives into all the details of why he did this and more progressive activism in 2019 on today’s episode of Hempresent.