By Michael Alan Goldberg
The officer who had just pulled Ed Forchion over was about to learn a few things about the bearded black guy with the long dreads. One: Forchion was the infamous “New Jersey Weedman”—unrepentant ganja smoker, loudmouth legalization advocate and longtime folk hero to a sizeable marijuana community in Philly, South Jersey and all across the nation. Two: Forchion’s New Jersey driver’s license was suspended for failure to pay child support. And three: Forchion had a pound of high-grade, vacuum-sealed marijuana in a duffel bag in the trunk of his car.
By Matt Petrillo
Black activists within Occupy Philly have created a People of Color Committee largely because of (surprise!) differing views on the movement.
By Randy LoBasso
Almost as soon as Occupy Wall Street began making headlines and sprouting up in more than 250 cities nationwide, conservatives began smearing it. Which is odd because the Occupy/99 Percent gatherings are fairly similar to the Tea Party movement.
By PW Staff
Broke-Ass Stuart, Smokers Club Tour, rjd2 & more to see and do this week in Philly.