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Informant plants drugs on store owner

More police state violence.


http://youtu.be/hMA1Otuat2U

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For all you Trayvon

For all you Trayvon supporters out there that is something to be upset about.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

This is EXACTLY why the "War on DRUGS" needs to end ASAP

This is the CLEAR evident reason WHY drugs should be decriminalized. Scumbags like this piece of s$%t "informant" clearly planting the drugs and then the Chief of Police denying they intentionally set them up!!!

GET RID OF THIS STUPID RIDICULOUSLY LIBERTY DESTROYING WAR ON DRUGS!!!
The only purpose it serves is to HAND power to the State and it's controllers!!! THAT IS IT

ITS NOT TO KEEP ANYONE SAFE... at least that's DEFINITELY NOT it's intended purpose!!!

If this guy did NOT have cameras, he would have been TOTALLY SCREWED BY THE SCUM we call police!!!!!!

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Faith in God will prevail all things!

All cops involved should be

All cops involved should be charged with aiding and abetting....

Do you think we would be let off the hook?

Too Much

Great video, as it shows police will go to unthinkable levels to "get their man". But to be honest, the more shocking element of the video to me was the young woman's statements at the end, that this was driven by race. I have to admit, Bush was a freaking tard, but I have never seen such a racial divide in this country (sorry, I am only 30, so was not around during Civil Rights Movement) as is now acceptable under this current administration. Sorry to change the topic, that is just how I felt.

I'm not a huge fan

of Cops either (there are good ones, i know)

But this title is misleading. It wasn't a COP. It was an informant who made a deal with the cops so he would get charged with less. Did the Cops put him up to it? Idk. But the guy in the video planting the drugs is not a cop.

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aiding and abetting

aiding and abetting

I hope he sues the

I hope he sues the nark/dipshit for everything the guy has then sues the police dept. for everything he can get out of them.

it's called police abuse

white, black, yellow, it's doesn't matter, happens to everyone.

But for the racial profiling comment,

this is a great piece on police abuse of power. Head shop owners of all racial categorization across America are targets of nefarious activity such as this, including my town in which all head shop owners happen to be caucasian.

I agree

I think it is easy for minorities to automatically think they are targeted because of race, and have good reason to think that, but I think it's more about the head shop, but I don't know..

bump

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How long after the informant was in the shop did law enforcement officer present themselves?
A day, 10 mins,. hour? Could have bearing as to if it was a set up or the informant working on his own.

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

Incentives

To me the timing isn't as important as the incentives. Why would the informant set up this business? Was he paid to do it? Was he offered a lessened sentence for his own crime? If the cops get what they want, he'll get what he wants?
I can only speculate.
But let's look at the reverse. What would the informant have to loose if he messed up an honest investigation of a suspected drug dealer? Not get paid? No reduced sentencing deals? Police brutality? Drug dealer brutality? Unless the informant had a personal grudge against the business owner, I can not see an incentive for messing up a police investigation, and ruining an innocent person's life.

Police are incentivized to make drug busts. They in turn incentivize their informants. Innocent person goes to jail, everybody wins! (sarcasm)

the confidential informant laws-

or lack thereof are a disgrace. Getting them to commit acts usually very dangerous acts like the little 15 yr old girl in Fla., first time offender facing mandated, 30 yr. minimum. They got her to do a drug deal and sell a gun to well seasoned drug dealers wearing a wire! She was killed with the gun all for the promise of a reduced sentence.

The informant in this video was just as clueless, which is probably the reason for the the chuckles.

These damn cops should do their own dirty work which we pay them to do.

The best thing would be to get rid of all the 'mandatories' in all sentences so law enforcement doesn't have this kind of manipulative leverage..

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

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What's next?

Whats next, every case this undercover cop worked on can be reopened and retrials set up. That could take a whole lot of time and cost for the jurisdiction.

you are not a statist are

you are not a statist are you?

The point I was making is that if they did it once

(plant evidence), to convict an innocent person, they probably have done it before. I wonder how many innocent people have been convicted, or bullied into a plea deal based on false evidence? IMO, everyone who was convicted on evidence provided by the people, or cops, involved in this should be allowed a retrial.

How is that being a statist?

He was profiled not for being

He was profiled not for being black, but for selling glassware to smoke pot from. No one buys a bowl or a bong to smoke tobacco. It's just a plant, people. All drugs derive from plants.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

lol my brother tried to smoke

lol my brother tried to smoke a cig worth of tobacco in a bong on a dare and it fucked his shit up good. Point in case...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

It's just a plant?

Baloney!

(Possible) Immediate Effects of Marijuana

restlessness
excitement
hallucinations, paranoia, psychotic episodes
impaired coordination
impaired motor ability
mood swings
increased appetite
impaired ability.

(Possible) Long Term Effects of Marijuana:

loss of brain cells
lung issues
chronic bronchitis
energy loss
slow confused thinking
apathy
blood vessel blockage.
Use by adolescents can disrupt emotional development, delay puberty, and can delay the monthly cycle in females.
Marijuana may produce a mild physical dependence that causes minor withdrawal symptoms when discontinued, including nausea, insomnia, irritability, and anxiety.

However, it is just a plant. Dr. Ron Paul may support legalization and/or freedom to use but to suggest it is just a plant is ridiculous. Marijuana is truly a DRUG in every sense of the word.

This was profiling whether racial or because of what he sold, not cool by any means. But, marijuana is a drug plain and simple, stop sugar coating it.

Shoot the messenger, let the down votes begin.

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possible?

where did you get your information from?
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

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Marijuana is a drug... Well,

Marijuana is a drug...

Well, seemingly.

But isn't alcohol, too?

If one disapproves the negative effects of drugs, why not let people be responsible for learning and fixing themselves when/if they get hurt?

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you are an idiot.

you are an idiot.

Here are some facts for you

From the government sponsored national institutes of healh. Better known as NIH. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthpr... And that is just the tip of the stuff This plant can do. (Google CBD preclinical trials).

wow

More 'Reefer Madness' propaganda from the Flat Earth Society

Brought to you...

by the same group of people that actually believed Ron Paul had a chance at being President.Just say'n.

Everyone knows they won't

Everyone knows they won't allow anyone to be on the ticket that isn't corrupt. That is the whole point of the surveillance state, to ensure no on gets into elected office or appointed as judge that doesn't have something incriminating in their past to control them.

You will never see anyone on the ticket that the NSA/CIA doesn't have dirt on, so that they can never act against the spooks. This is why we get McCains and Romneys and Doles and maybe a Huckabee or a Ryan or Christie soon, anyone of the potentials that was against the Amash amendment would do fine.

This is also why well intentioned liberals don't understand why they get Obama's and Clintons. The more corrupt and venal, the more controllable. This makes them good candidates.

But sometimes the best laid plans of evil men go awry. It was worth trying. The alternative was to vote for the greatest evil the two parties could produce. So there was no reason not to support Paul, as much of a Hail Mary as it was. The stakes are too high not to try.

Your type of response

is brought to us by the folks that combine air and emotions to build a bridge.

Your responses sound like you need to smoke less...

reef.