"One of the controversies is about Peter McWilliams. It is generally ascribed that he died because he asphyxiated on his own vomit because he couldn't use cannabis. This is not at all clear. Peter had AIDS, he was extremely depressed, using cannabis or not, and he was required to take many different medicines. He was suicidal in the days before his death. Those close to him knew he was not stable in that period and very vulnerable."
Well Mr. Emery, now you have sunk even lower because now you are picking on a man who is no longer alive. Where do you get your information from? Please back up what you are saying here with some facts that can be sourced. I have never read anything about Peter McWilliams death being anything other than death due to choking on his own vomit. This was due to the fact that the US authorities refused to allow him access to medical cannabis even though his lawyer pleaded for them to do so in court and I might add, even though Peter McWilliams threw up in court over and over again. The judge was held responsible for his death by thousands of activists who wrote to his judge as far as I can remember.
Here is a quote from Coastal Post Online and a link to the url where one can view the entire article if interested below that:
"Many considered his arrest to be a politically motivated prosecution to prevent him from speaking out about the benefits of cannabis. Others were more suspicious, wondering if the authorities' long-range plan was to silence him permanently. Without access to pot, McWilliams had no way to suppress the nausea that prevented him from keeping down his food and medication. The authorities knew about his health problems but argued that the federal government considered marijuana to have no medicinal value. As his health slowly deteriorated, McWilliams became wheelchair-bound and finally died in 2000, choking on his own vomit while awaiting court sentencing."http://www.coastalpost.com/06/02/14.html
If you google Peter McWilliams you will find many more sources who all seem to claim the same thing, that Peter McWilliams died due to choking on his own vomit.
Mr. Emery, you are right that Peter McWilliams was feeling sad and perhaps even suicidal in the days before his death, but this was due to the fact that Mr. McWilliams apartment had mysteriously caught fire consuming his computer and a book about his life he was almost finished with along with it. Here is a quote written by Donne Wirtshafter and the link where you may read the entire article below that:
"Here are the details I have been able to gather. It turns out to be a double tragedy. Last Sunday, Peter had a major fire in his house. It burnt up the entire downstairs including his computer and backups. Peter was just weeks away from finishing his book on the ordeal he has gone through. He was quite excited about it and motivated to finish it. I heard the firemen had to rescue Peter through his upstairs bedroom window.
The loss of this work threw Peter into shock. He was not able to talk to anyone these past few days. The loss of his book was overwhelming to him.
Peter was found in his bathroom choked on his own vomit. Readers may recall his posting a few weeks back where he described in detail the routine he had worked out to quiet his stomach so it would not reject the cocktail of pills
he was prescribed for his AIDS. Medical marijuana worked perfectly for this purpose, at the time of his arrest his viral count was down to zero. Federal Judge George King ordered him not to use medical marijuana while he was on
federal bond. Because his mother and brother had put up their houses for this bond, Peter felt obliged to follow this order. But it meant he could not keep down his medicine and his viral count."www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_medical_media10.shtml
Mr Emery, how does one kill oneself by choking on one's own vomit anyhow? Are you saying the doctors who found him are wrong in their assesment of death?
"Steve Kubby has fought for himself. Fair enough. Everyone would do that for themselves. But this doesn't make Steve an activist. He should never have run away from California if he was fighter of freedom."
Hmmm, Mr Emery it seems to me that a freedom fighter may choose to fight for their freedom from a more protected location, such as Steve did in Canada, if that freedom fighter were facing possible death in their own country.
I am convinced that you, Mr. Emery, are not a true freedom fighter, but rather a ruthless individual who spreads damaging rumors about other real freedom fighters in hopes to tarnish their reputations. This does not serve the movement, only your own selfish agenda.