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Cops in Riverside befriending special needs students, then tricking them into buying pot

Riverside Cop Tricks Autistic Teen into Buying Pot

Amanda Winkler|Oct. 9, 2013 1:00 pm


"We felt like our family was totally violated by the sheriff's department and the school district," says Doug and Catherine Snodgrass of Temecula, California. Last December their 17-year-old autistic high school son was arrested after twice buying marijuana for an undercover Riverside county police officer.

The undercover operation, titled "Operation Glass House," spanned a few months and included undercover officers in three area high schools: Chaparral, Temecula Valley, and Rancho Vista Continuation. The officers posed as regular high school students and would ask other students for drugs. Twenty-two students were arrested - the majority of them are reported to be special needs students like the Snodgrass' son.

Their son, who wished to remain unnamed, is noticeably handicapped and has been diagnosed with autism as well as bipolar disorder, Tourettes, and several anxiety disorders.

"Everyday is a challenge for him," says his father.

Their son's list of disabilities have many in the community wondering why he was targeted in this undercover drug operation.

The ordeal began on the first day of school last fall. The family had just moved to a new neighborhood and their son began his senior year at a new school, Chaparral High, in the Temecula Valley Unified School District. Their son rarely socialized, so his mom was thrilled when he announced that he had made a new friend in art class on the first day of school.

"We were so excited. I told him he should ask his friend to come over for pizza and play video games," says Catherine Snodgrass, "but his new friend always had an excuse."


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Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

They tried to do that in

my high school....once. Someone got wind of the "cop" and he was beaten to a pulp behind the bleachers after a Friday night football game by "masked students".

It's all about the numbers...

They need to meet their daily quotas. I wouldn't be surprised if they start targeting blind folks.

A police officer or agent,

A police officer or agent, talking a person into committing a criminal act which they otherwise would not have chosen to do, is the classic definition of entrapment.

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

At least in theory

Good luck with that in court.


This one is personal

I also have a 16 yo daughter with high functioning autism. As autism is primarily a social/ communication disorder she has a very difficult time making friends, or even determining what kind of conduct constitutes friendship. But she desperately wants then nonetheless - who doesn't.

There is no way the cop didn't know. A five minute conversation would suffice to determine that something was not right. He did it anyway. What a f-Ing hero. I bet he felt real clever. He should be locked in a room with parents of ASD kids for intensive "sensitivity" training. A couple of hundred hours of community service taking these kids on activities should also prove educational. The bastinado also works for me.

In Virginia it is a crime to take advantage of people with cognitive disabilities
He can explain his short lived career as a Narc to his fellow inmates. I'm sure they will be sympathetic.


"In January, he was found not

"In January, he was found not guilty due to extenuating circumstances. The judge had him undergo informal probation and perform 20 hours of community service."

In other words the kid does 48 hours in jail (not exactly gonna take care of his special needs there, trust me) and he's not guilty BUT THEY PUNISH HIM SOME MORE ANYWAY.


Way to go "Deputy Dan" you miserable cur.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

Correct URL


Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

thanks, i botched the link.

the story is worth reading in addition to the video, it has additional information.

To be fair, you must consider the Pros and Cons here:

First, the Cons:
-Causes stress to the students they target
-Teaches those students how to sell drugs
-Creates hostility between students and school
-Creates hostility between students and law enforcement
-Students become more likely to engage future crime
-Wastes resources in the judicial system
-Wastes resources in law enforcement
-Wastes his family's resources
-Does nothing to reduce drug availability
-Does nothing to reduce drug use
-Costs taxpayers a lot of money

Now, the Pros:
(crickets chirping)

So many times I look at what we get in return for our taxes, and I come to the conclusion we would be better off paying taxes and get absolutely NOTHING back, rather than the crap we get. At least "nothing" doesn't makes our lives worse.

Just the latest,

Reason for Home Schooling your children.


This type of thing happens all to frequently. The war on some citizens who use some vegetables some of the time is out of control.

Free or drug free? America can't be both!

How does a cop pose as a high

How does a cop pose as a high school student? How old was the cop?

Some cops probably don't graduate in 4 years.

If you're too smart, you might not make it on the force at all.


Kinda like that TV show

21 Jump Street. They have baby-faced adults do it.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

I hope they win their suit, and win a huge award in the courts!

This is the only way to change bad or should I say outrages policy. My heart goes out to these parents who are clearly good people.

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This is f***ing outragous!!

His new friend, who went under the name of Daniel Briggs, was known as "Deputy Dan" to many students because it was so apparent to them that he was an undercover officer. However, to their son, whose disabilities make it hard for him to gauge social cues, Dan was his only real friend.