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Did you guys see The Bad Lieutenant? angry.gif
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Did you guys see The Bad Lieutenant? angry.gif

"Show me how you suck a guy's cock!"
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Looks like Waldo's days of fleecing drivers through highway robbery are over...for now.

Florida Town Infamous for Speed Traps Disbanding Police Force



Now, if only dickholes like these cops in Iowa could be stopped....

Iowa Troopers Steal $100,000 in Poker Wnnings from Two Players Driving Through the State
post #1024 of 6095
Okra Mistaken for Pot in Man's Garden

Apparently all they need now is to fly over your property in helicopters and if any plant looks like weed, they're going to come fully strapped to your front door. For everyone's safety, of course.
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Okra Mistaken for Pot in Man's Garden

Apparently all they need now is to fly over your property in helicopters and if any plant looks like weed, they're going to come fully strapped to your front door. For everyone's safety, of course.

You are not entitled to visual privacy in your backyard. It should be clear any planting activity will be monitored for everyone's safety. Also, it should be clear any infrared emanations from your home is open to scrutiny (plain and apparent is infrared after all) and could be reason for a raid.

Edit: this made me think of Kyllo v. United States. Very interesting it was the conservative wing of the SCOTUS that got the charges for a grow up dropped while the liberal wing felt police monitoring infrared emanations of a person's home without a warrant was permissible.
post #1026 of 6095
Kyllo wasn't that clean of a split. The originalist conservatives were in the majority but in the dissent you had Rehnquist and the quasi-conservatives Kennedy and O'Connor.
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Guy shot two cops, runs into the woods, hides from them using diapers and canned tuna fish. Time to break out the ORVs.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fla-man-wears-f-police-shirt-court-article-1.1965238

Ballsy but now I fully expect a no-knock SWAT raid on his house and for him to be gunned down because the police thought his TV control was a gun.
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Last Week Tonight did a big piece on civil asset forfeiture in the most recent episode.

Nothing new to anyone who has read the various articles that get posted here, but overall a good piece. This is a problem where "raising awareness" is actually important...unlike ball cancer, tons of people have no idea that this happens, and also unlike ball cancer, a bunch of angry people can actually stop this from happening simply by being angry.
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Last Week Tonight did a big piece on civil asset forfeiture in the most recent episode.

Nothing new to anyone who has read the various articles that get posted here, but overall a good piece. This is a problem where "raising awareness" is actually important...unlike ball cancer, tons of people have no idea that this happens, and also unlike ball cancer, a bunch of angry people can actually stop this from happening simply by being angry.

I think people know it happens, I just don't think they care. They assume that black and poor people who have a large amount of cash are committing a crime so they just don't care.

Obama doesn't care either. He could stop federal forfeiture with a signature. He doesn't do so because he hates black people and poor white people.
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I think most people are unaware of it entirely, and most of the ones who are assume that it's used against people who are criminals (convicted or not). I'm sure they're mostly right too. The drug people just write it off as a business expense and don't care that much.

But it's a really bad deal when it happens to someone who wasn't committing a crime, and it's not in the spirit of American justice to punish people without a conviction.

More fun consequences of the drug war. It's interesting how much Obama has followed the status quo on the drug war, even doubled down on some things. That's even as the country moves away from that position.
post #1032 of 6095
Forfeiture is rarely used against people who are facing criminal charges. Think about it, the cops want to forfeit the cash, that means the suspect hasn't bought the drugs yet. That means no criminal charges.

EDIT - in those cases where they stop people on the return trip with the drugs those cases rarely seem to have charges filed as the drugs just disappear into the cops' pockets. No forfeiture hearing required.
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One matter that's agreed upon by all parties: Sinnigen, who is claiming qualified immunity from the suit, created the profile and posed as her in contacts with at least one fugitive connected to a DEA investigation.

"Sinnigen posted photographs from [Prince's] phone, to which he had been granted access, to the undercover Facebook page," an August court filing by the government states. "… Defendants admit [Prince] did not give express permission for the use of the photographs contained on her phone on an undercover Facebook page, but state [that Prince] implicitly consented by granting access to the information stored in her phone."

Translation: All the pics were fair game. Even ones showing Prince scantily dressed, which Sinnigen used in the fake profile. "Defendants admit that in one photograph of [Prince] that was used on the undercover Facebook page, [she] was wearing either a two-piece bathing suit or a bra and underwear," the filing states.

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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Last Week Tonight did a big piece on civil asset forfeiture in the most recent episode.

Nothing new to anyone who has read the various articles that get posted here, but overall a good piece. This is a problem where "raising awareness" is actually important...unlike ball cancer, tons of people have no idea that this happens, and also unlike ball cancer, a bunch of angry people can actually stop this from happening simply by being angry.

I haven't seen that particular episode, but why on earth would you watch that show? It's the same generic left-wing preaching to the choir you could get on daily kos or democratic underground, except they don't bother to offer serious argument or real evidence in support because it's "fake news." Worst of all it isn't even funny.
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

I haven't seen that particular episode, but why on earth would you watch that show? It's the same generic left-wing preaching to the choir you could get on daily kos or democratic underground, except they don't bother to offer serious argument or real evidence in support because it's "fake news." Worst of all it isn't even funny.

I find the show funny.
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