Tuesday, May 20, 2014

"Beat Marijuana Charges Without Plea Bargaining" Update

"Beat Marijuana Charges Without Plea Bargaining" has been hijacked from the author on Amazon.com.

Since the books release last August, the author John Kelly has not received one dime from his book. Also he has been unable to monitor/edit the account, or to even see how many books he has sold.

John Kelly is an expert on the forensic identification of cannabis and the drug testing procedures used to determine if a substance is cannabis. He was nominated a Pulitzer alongside Peter Wearne for the book "Tainting Evidence" He also co-published an article with the Marijuana Policy Project called "False Positives Equals False Justice"

The book goes into great detail about junk science and poor practices in federal/state forensic crime labs. Using current cases in the news about how drug tests were manipulated to falsely get convictions. How Lab Techs are being swayed by prosecutors to get convictions.  

It seems like people would want to learn more about this book, but unfortunately any promotion of the book right now is being held back.

A supposed friend of John Kelly who lives on the other side of the country was entrusted to help him publish it through Amazon.  Several months after the book was published I was notified by John Kelly that he was getting the run around from the guy who published his book.

John gave me the persons name and number and I personally called him to get some clarification of his intent with the account. He explained to me that he was currently homeless and he had no access to a computer. Shortly afterwards he mentioned having a smartphone... The person promised he would get in touch with me or John Kelly as soon as possible to straighten up the account. 

Since then several months have passed and no commitments were ever followed through. 

I consulted a bit about the subject in Amazon support forum. They alluded to hiring lawyers and courts if the person doesn't comply.

Compliance would simply be handing John Kelly the account name and password from Amazon and Kindle.  

As a personal friend of John Kelly, I know firsthand that he has gone through. He has had ill health and severe depression. He spent over 5 years of his life doing research for this book. John has been helping people fight convictions. Sometimes for free, or maybe by reading one his articles on the internet. He really wants a chance to show you the evidence, but right now, his hands are tied.

In the meantime I am leaving my Amazon link on the side of my blog. I still want people to be aware of it. Check it out, it is relevant, but please don't buy it from my account link. I will not be promoting this book any further until John Kelly has been returned possession of the account.




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