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It’s Like “Nazi Germany” Federal Police Officer Furious After Cops Attempt to Rob Them

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posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 02:01 PM
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(Not sure if this has been posted or not. Doing searches on ATS always shows nothing)


It’s Like “Nazi Germany” — Federal Police Officer Furious After Cops Attempt to Rob Him & His Wife

Posted by Matt Agorist

Nashville, TN — In May of 2014, Ronnie and Lisa Hankins were driving back from his grandfather’s funeral in Virginia when they were targeted by a gang of police officers in search of cash.

As Lisa drove the couple westbound down I-40, they saw an officer, who happened to be with the 23rd Judicial District Drug Task Force, and Hankins correctly predicted that they were about to be pulled over.

“I told her we are going to get pulled over,” Ronnie said to NewsChannel 5.

“What made you think he was going to stop you?” NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked.

“Because we had out-of-state license plates and my wife is Hispanic,” he explained.

The couple was then pulled over, and the officer quickly separated them before beginning his harassment of Lisa. In the video, the officer is heard badgering Lisa in an attempt to get her to consent to a search.

“You say there’s not anything illegal in it. Do you mind if I search it today to make sure?” the officer asked.

Lisa responded, “I’d have to talk to my husband.”

The cop continued to intimidate and harass her, “I am asking you for permission to search your vehicle today — and you are well within your rights to say ‘no,’ and you can say ‘yes.’ It’s totally up to you as to whether you want to show cooperation or not.”

Knowing that they had done nothing wrong and the officer had no reason to search them, Lisa continued to assert her rights and refused the search.

“You have to either give me a yes or no,” the cop continued. “I do need an answer so I can figure out whether I need a dog to go around it or not.”

After going back and forth and realizing that this couple was not going to give consent, a second officer brings out a drug dog. As the Free Thought Project previously reported, data shows that police K-9s will alert almost every single time they are called out, regardless of the presence of drugs.

The Hankins’ case, on the side of I-40, was no different.

“We’ve ran a dog, and the dog’s alerted on the vehicle. So we are going to be searching it, OK? And whatever is in there we are going to find in just a second,” said the officer to the couple.

“There’s never been any drugs in the vehicle and never will be,” Ronnie declared.

Ronnie became furious as he knew that the dog did not alert on his vehicle; he knows this because he is also a cop. He’s a federal police officer at the Marine Corps Air Station-Miramar in San Diego.

“You are lying about the dog hitting on the car. The dog didn’t hit on the car either. You guys are drug task force. You are out here harassing me and my wife when I am just coming back from a funeral,” he said.

The agent, knowing full well that Ronnie was a cop, responded sarcastically, “That is exactly how I would expect most police officers to act.”

“Just like a child, you can make a child say anything you want. You can make a dog do whatever you want to if you train them the right way,” Ronnie explained to NewsChannel 5 Investigates.

For nearly an hour, cops held the innocent couple on the side of the interstate while they tore Lisa’s new car apart. They even went so far as to rip the dashboard out. They found no drugs.

But after finding no drugs, the truth came out — these cops weren’t looking for drugs at all — they wanted cash.
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Police robbery. i know similar stories have been posted before, but this one happened to a federal police officer stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station-Miramar in San Diego, while driving back from Vriginia with his Hispanic wife after trying to go back to San Diego from his grandfather's funeral in Virginia.

If you are planning a road trip, skip Tennessee altogether. We all probably know that in the future the cops in TN would even eventually resort to robbing people of the small amounts of money they drive with when people with large amounts from out of state finally stop going through, or to this state...

Here is a video of what happened.





edit on 20-1-2016 by ElectricUniverse because: add and correct comment.



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posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 02:05 PM
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Blue shield. Not ever department is like that but there's a lot that are.

I heard from someone once that local PDs have more federal indictments and are under more federal investigations than any other group in the country.

And La Cosa Nostra is huge.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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I've been beaten by a cop that was screwing my girlfriend and then he stole my herb. Life goes on. Let Karma do it's job.


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posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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lol... ouch!

Anyway, in Australia the police can only pull you over for 20 minutes without evidence of illegal activity, after 20 minutes you can just tell them to get stuffed and drive off.

How ironic that they can pull over a person (or a federal cop no less) in the US for over an hour... you know, being how it's the land of the free and all that... how do us inferior "socialists" countries end up having more rights then you guys? With our universal healthcare and draconian gun laws.

lol, who would've thought?


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posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

Your forgetting something..

This is a nation of morons.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Classic example - remember that headline about how the Police here in America take more goods/cash than all robbers/thieves in the US?

Psh, it's a total racket. They shake people down every. single. day.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

And that is why we need to be armed.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

This cop and his wife are lucky they weren't shot for reaching for a non-existent firearm.

And........this story is precisely why when we vacation, we either stay in-State or fly to Italy.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 02:38 PM
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Greetings- As I am retired from a Ca. police dep't. w/some law enforcement at the Federal level before that, My comment may show 'bias' BUTT... this is a straight up "fishing expedition" .. The dogs are trained on a 'reward basis' so if they don't find anything they don't eat or 'rewarded' I can make the dog in My avatar "Alert" on any car and that is Evven #7 who gets bossed around by a hermaphroditic Affens Pinscher, so imagine a dog that is actually bred for those tasks, oh and they'll also 'key in on' some left over pastrami, but that won't ever show up in any police report and once these "Financial Fishermen" declare this to be a "bottle cap" they won't even write a report and they'll just wait around for another 'target'.

There are departments throughout the country that rely on this kind of thing to raise funds, they usually have a representative from the legislature that will pass laws declaring those areas to be part of a "drug route corridor" or some other officious sounding name to gain Federal funds from the high numbers of arrests that stem from these fishing expeditions.

Another thing to look at is if the jails in these areas are "Private" then You will know it is indeed a tentacle from a much larger fund eating machine.

There is another video floating about that deals with this same type scenario but it is 2 guys coming back from a Star Wars Convention..

namaste

** Proud Member of LEAP **

•• Note •• The "Bottle Cap" reference refers to retirees combing the beaches looking for treasures and getting all jacked up over a 'bottle cap'. With these guys attached to a "Special Unit" that means they violate folks rights even more because they depend on the Federal $$$ to do this as opposed to answering radio calls for calls like domestic violence and battery but this is so much more important,, yeah right!!! I'd be willing to bet these guys' numbers show folks "other than white" get pulled over way more?? And if 'whitey' does get pulled over they're in a hoopty/ crankster ride..



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 02:51 PM
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Some cops are criminals, that is why they become cops.

I believe that most cops are good police officers and would not resort to breaking the laws.

However just like any organization, there will always be someone that will not follow the rules.

Because of the forfeitures laws, some of these corrupt police officers can't wait to abuse the law for their own personal gain.

Looks to me this cop was profiling drivers on I 40, to make some fast cash for himself. This cop should be investigated, and I wouldn't be surprised there are many complaints filed against him for stealing people's money.

It's just a matter of time, this cop will get fired and his gravy train stealing days will be over.
edit on 20-1-2016 by Informer1958 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
Anyway, in Australia the police can only pull you over for 20 minutes without evidence of illegal activity, after 20 minutes you can just tell them to get stuffed and drive off.


Care to show us exactly where that is stated?



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 03:38 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Simple, you need all of your police in the US to be nationalised, even if that is to the individual state's but it has to be a federal statute to get the mercenary element and private police contractors out of the police over there once and for all, sadly we in the UK are destined for this as well but like in the UK a private criminal prosecution could be brought against these officers but once again it has to be held in a seperate state to avoid jury rigging, they are simply highway robbers and need bringing down and those giving the orders for this need to be placed into one of your nasty prison's, I am sure there are some people they have framed whom would just love there company.

I am in the UK and this even makes me angry, real scum bag's abusing there authority but on whose orders?.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: hellobruce

originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
Anyway, in Australia the police can only pull you over for 20 minutes without evidence of illegal activity, after 20 minutes you can just tell them to get stuffed and drive off.


Care to show us exactly where that is stated?


Even if I had the time, Australian (Victorian specifically) law isn't exactly readily available from a google search... But I've been told by a (family friend) copper they can't pull you over for longer than 20 minutes, without arresting you.

Telling them they've had there 20 minutes and that I am now driving off has worked on 2 separate occasions for me... so I have no reason to believe her advise was incorrect.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: Informer1958
Some cops are criminals, that is why they become cops.

I believe that most cops are good police officers and would not resort to breaking the laws.

However just like any organization, there will always be someone that will not follow the rules.

Because of the forfeitures laws, some of these corrupt police officers can't wait to abuse the law for their own personal gain.

Looks to me this cop was profiling drivers on I 40, to make some fast cash for himself. :


I think you are mistaken if you think this was 2 rogue cops trying to make some fast cash.

This is systemic. The same way cities fund their budgets through traffic tickets and keeping their local jails filled to capacity on possession charges, drug task forces pad their budgets through asset forfeiture. Everything they take is "guilty" until you go to court and prove it is "innocent". This makes out of state drivers easy targets.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: hellobruce

originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
Anyway, in Australia the police can only pull you over for 20 minutes without evidence of illegal activity, after 20 minutes you can just tell them to get stuffed and drive off.


Care to show us exactly where that is stated?


Hello Bruce- I've been retired for 11 years now but back then it was a 9th District Court ruling.. But when I went through the Police Academy I was taught that You "can't look for an elephant in a shoe box" and then went to work in a very busy dep't. and My first Sgt. told Me "Don't make the phone ring..."

Here is some newer stuff as it relates to 'detention time'


criminal.lawyers.com...

www.washingtonpost.com... rt-rules/


www.thinkingdefense.com...

Goodby Bruce...

namaste



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa




Even if I had the time, Australian (Victorian specifically) law isn't exactly readily available from a google search.


Here you go...

www.vic.gov.au...

www.vic.gov.au...



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: HighFive

Yourself and Informer are both correct, there is systematic abuse even here in the UK with some fines going streight back into the police kitty such as automated speeding fine's from some GATSO traffic camera's but Informer also hit's a very important point, there are those for whom the power the job can give them over other's is an enticement.

Power can corrupt but it can also attract the already corrupt and in a long running case of serious fraud in which my mother in the UK (not the US) was robbed of her inheritance by a group of individuals in the British heirarchy and institution we have encountered both good police and bad police.

At the end of the day there is corruption, some of these road stops could be bad cops out for themselves but this case is definitely an example of institutionalised corruption and police being ordered to make money for there probably contracted private police force but either way they need sacking/fireing.



posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 04:14 PM
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I think you are mistaken if you think this was 2 rogue cops trying to make some fast cash.

This is systemic. The same way cities fund their budgets through traffic tickets and keeping their local jails filled to capacity on possession charges, drug task forces pad their budgets through asset forfeiture. Everything they take is "guilty" until you go to court and prove it is "innocent". This makes out of state drivers easy targets.


So what you are implying is the State has legalized extortion, harassment, profiling, and no probable cause.

Americans need to know it is not safe to travel in the United States, because government officials are out on the highway looking for any excuse to fleece the American citizens for personal gain, department money, or to fill jails.

I do not recognize my country any longer. If anything this proves we all live in a police State now.


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posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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originally posted by: Informer1958
Some cops are criminals, that is why they become cops.

I believe that most cops are good police officers and would not resort to breaking the laws.
However just like any organization, there will always be someone that will not follow the rules.


Lol, maybe you should have said some dogs are criminals....etc.

I would usually agree with you on the good police majority, that should be expected, however it's already known that's it's often the local police organization that is the collective crooks in this type of MO, IOW they are all crooks.
Anything from dodgy speed limits to what you see here, and my God, this Federal officer is even giving the grace to the dog handler that the handler accidentally made the body gesture that would falsely alert the dog. I'd give him no such thing....even more so when a false report was written, but then I'm not a policeman, d'you see how things work?


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posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: Informer1958

The I-75 stretch between Michigan and Florida is really bad for out of state drivers.

I wonder how many people driving to Disney World or vacation in Florida have had their $1500 in cash confiscated, to later find out it will cost much more than that to travel back to Tennessee, hire a lawyer, and file a case?




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