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People v. Quentin

District Court of Nassau County, First District
296 N.Y.S.2d 443 (1968)


Robert Quentin and John Garcia (defendants) handed out brochures that advocated for subversive behavior. The brochures criticized American culture, referencing race crimes and accusing the rich of being thieves. The brochures advocated burning draft cards, burning high school and college degrees, and redefining reality. After this description of their philosophy, the brochures included instructions for making a fire bomb and a formula for making a chemical compound known as DET and DMT, which is a psychedelic agent. Possession of DET and DMT is illegal. Quentin and Garcia were charged with criminal solicitation because the brochures were attempting to cause persons to possess DET and DMT. Quentin and Garcia filed a motion to dismiss the charge.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Tomson, J.)

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