‘I don’t believe anyone is safe’: drought rules spark accusations of racism in California outpost

‘I don’t believe anyone is safe’: drought rules spark accusations of racism in California outpost

Siskiyou county says water restrictions are aimed at pot growers. Hmong American residents say they’re being targeted

“I love the smell of diesel power in the afternoon. It smells like victory.”

The line, a play on the quote from the Vietnam war movie Apocalypse Now, is the first uttered in a July video by Doug LaMalfa, the US congressman for Siskiyou county. In the background, bulldozers are destroying what appears to be a field with marijuana plants.

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