Dear Editor,

I am outraged at the discriminatory and harassing actions of the clearly racist Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie Katz against Robert Edward Forchion, aka NJ Weedman, a Trenton restaurant owner, Military Veteran and African-American Rastafarian Civil Rights Activist. He is a political prisoner who must be freed immediately.

Unfortunately, you know that Black History Month is over when the nation's most outspoken black activist against the racist war on cannabis is arrested by an armed SWAT team, ordered by Katz as retaliation against Forchion demanding his constitutional right to face his accuser and obtain full, complete discovery from the prosecution.

The Black Community and allies must demand that Stephanie Katz is immediately fired, and a federal civil rights investigation is launched into this misconduct by the Trenton Police and Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.

Eric Hafner
Toms River, NJ