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Regional Discussion => Merrimack Valley => Manchester => Topic started by: KBCraig on March 20, 2008, 02:49 AM NHFT

Title: @sshole of the month: Frank Guinta
Post by: KBCraig on March 20, 2008, 02:49 AM NHFT
Guinta threatens a state rep's job for daring to vote in favor of the marijuana decrim bill:

Marijuana vote draws fire

New Hampshire Union Leader
4 minutes ago

MANCHESTER – Mayor Frank Guinta has asked state Rep. David Scannell to resign as spokesman for the Manchester school district after Scannell voted Tuesday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Scannell insisted he will not resign, saying his vote is a form of political speech protected by the U.S. Constitution. He also raised the possibility he would take legal action against the mayor or anyone who tries to strip away his job.

In a letter signed yesterday, Guinta said Scannell's vote on the bill, which passed the House but is unlikely to become law, "permanently and irrevocably harms" Scannell's ability to serve Manchester's schools. The mayor argued Scannell's resignation is necessary to "help restore the integrity" of district anti-drug policies.

"He's the face of the district," Guinta said yesterday. "He interacts with kids on a daily basis, and he is taking a position to decriminalize marijuana. That is counter to logic, in my view."

More at the link above.

Locking and redirecting discussion to the decriminalization thread: