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Thread: Obama arrested on charge of marijuana possession

  1. #1
    Obama arrested on charge of marijuana possession


    Obama's half brother arrested on charge of marijuana possessionStory Highlights
    George Obama, half brother of President Obama, arrested for drug charge

    George Obama denies allegations

    In memoir, Barack Obama described meeting half-brother as "painful affair"
    NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- George Obama, the half brother of U.S. President Barack Obama, has been arrested by Kenyan police on a charge of possession of marijuana, police said Saturday.


    George Obama was arrested in Kenya on a charge for possession of marijuana, according to police.

    Inspector Augustine Mutembei, the officer in charge, said Obama was arrested on charges of possession of cannabis, known in Kenya as Bhang, and resisting arrest. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday, Mutembei said.

    He is being held at Huruma police post in the capital of Nairobi.

    CNN Correspondent David McKenzie talked with George Obama at the jail where he is being held. Speaking from behind bars, Obama denied the allegations.

    "They took me from my home," he said, "I don't know why they are charging me."

    George Obama and the president barely know each other, though they have met before. George Obama was one of the president's few close relatives who did not go to the inauguration in Washington last week.

    In his memoir, "Dreams from My Father," Barack Obama describes meeting George as a "painful affair." Barack Obama's trip to Kenya meant meeting family he had never known.

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    Behind the Scenes: Meet George Obama
    McKenzie tracked down George Obama in August 2008 and found him at a small house in Huruma, a Nairobi slum, where he lives with his mother's extended family. His birth certificate shows he is Barack Obama's half brother.

    The two men share the same Kenyan father. In the memoir, Barack Obama struggles to reconcile with his father after he left him and his mother when he was just a child.

    Barack Obama Sr. died in a car accident when George was just 6 months old. Like his half brother, George hardly knew his father.

    George was his father's last child and had not been aware of his famous half brother until he rose to prominence in the Democratic primaries last year.

    Unlike his grandmother in Kogela, in western Kenya, George Obama had received little attention from the media until reports about him surfaced in August 2008.

    The reports sprung from an Italian Vanity Fair article saying George Obama lived in a shack and was "earning less than a dollar a day." Those reports left George Obama angry.

    "I was brought up well. I live well even now," he said. "The magazines, they have exaggerated everything.

    "I think I kind of like it here. There are some challenges, but maybe it is just like where you come from, there are the same challenges," Obama said.

    Obama, who is in his mid-20s, said at the time that he was learning to become a mechanic and was active in youth groups in Huruma. He said he tried to help the community as much as he can.

  2. #2
    Obama arrested on charge of marijuana possession


    Obama's half brother arrested on charge of marijuana possessionStory Highlights
    George Obama, half brother of President Obama, arrested for drug charge

    George Obama denies allegations

    In memoir, Barack Obama described meeting half-brother as "painful affair"
    NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- George Obama, the half brother of U.S. President Barack Obama, has been arrested by Kenyan police on a charge of possession of marijuana, police said Saturday.


    George Obama was arrested in Kenya on a charge for possession of marijuana, according to police.

    Inspector Augustine Mutembei, the officer in charge, said Obama was arrested on charges of possession of cannabis, known in Kenya as Bhang, and resisting arrest. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday, Mutembei said.

    He is being held at Huruma police post in the capital of Nairobi.

    CNN Correspondent David McKenzie talked with George Obama at the jail where he is being held. Speaking from behind bars, Obama denied the allegations.

    "They took me from my home," he said, "I don't know why they are charging me."

    George Obama and the president barely know each other, though they have met before. George Obama was one of the president's few close relatives who did not go to the inauguration in Washington last week.

    In his memoir, "Dreams from My Father," Barack Obama describes meeting George as a "painful affair." Barack Obama's trip to Kenya meant meeting family he had never known.

    Don't Miss
    Behind the Scenes: Meet George Obama
    McKenzie tracked down George Obama in August 2008 and found him at a small house in Huruma, a Nairobi slum, where he lives with his mother's extended family. His birth certificate shows he is Barack Obama's half brother.

    The two men share the same Kenyan father. In the memoir, Barack Obama struggles to reconcile with his father after he left him and his mother when he was just a child.

    Barack Obama Sr. died in a car accident when George was just 6 months old. Like his half brother, George hardly knew his father.

    George was his father's last child and had not been aware of his famous half brother until he rose to prominence in the Democratic primaries last year.

    Unlike his grandmother in Kogela, in western Kenya, George Obama had received little attention from the media until reports about him surfaced in August 2008.

    The reports sprung from an Italian Vanity Fair article saying George Obama lived in a shack and was "earning less than a dollar a day." Those reports left George Obama angry.

    "I was brought up well. I live well even now," he said. "The magazines, they have exaggerated everything.

    "I think I kind of like it here. There are some challenges, but maybe it is just like where you come from, there are the same challenges," Obama said.

    Obama, who is in his mid-20s, said at the time that he was learning to become a mechanic and was active in youth groups in Huruma. He said he tried to help the community as much as he can.

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    So, his half brother was arrested. So what. Are we now back to guilty by association?
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

  4. #4
    So we should ignore his associations with Bill Ayers, Gov Bliaggovich (whatever his name), Reverend Wright, his treasury secretary who didn't pat his taxes, etc... etc... etc.... One bad apple is one thing but when a man repeatedly and purposely is involved with drug users, terrorists, tax cheats, impeached governors, etc... you have to begin to think something is wrong.

  5. #5
    I am hanging out on one discussion board with you - now there must be something wrong with me then too.

    SOM, did I ever tell you that you are an idiot?
    “...I may condemn what you say, but I will give my life for that you may say it”! - Voltaire

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kollerkrot:
    I am hanging out on one discussion board with you - now there must be something wrong with me then too.

    SOM, did I ever tell you that you are an idiot? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    A druggie supporting another addict
    If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

    Democrats - Brave enough to KILL our unborn, just NOT our ENEMIES!

  7. #7
    Scrapping the bottom of the barrel again SoM

    Kollerkrot: We tell him several times a day he's an idiot. It doesn't seem to help!
    "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

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    I think som is tyring for him change as i mean "change" will take time hes on this site cause hey lets face us he likes us a little well not me im in his bad books
    If he didnt he would nt keep coming back for more hes obviously an american citizen so he does nt need legal advice , medical prehaps and he stumbled onto the wrong site thats it
    i solved the mystery of som on an immigration site


    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Brit4064:
    Scrapping the bottom of the barrel again SoM

    Kollerkrot: We tell him several times a day he's an idiot. It doesn't seem to help! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Regards and thanks,
    Mary Josephine :-)

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">medical prehaps </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Funny Mary
    "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

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