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Originally posted by Dasher
I'd rather turn the money in than find out that it was stolen/dirty. If the cops lie and betray their duty/promise, then while I may not get the benefit of the final sum, the proof would show them to be the negative in the world and not myself. Two wrongs do not make a right, so why join the guilty in their conduct? Does lowering yourself into useless rebellion really prove any other point than that it is easier to join the decay you hate than it is to manifest life? So to all who advocate hiding truth; You make yourself worse than those you scorn.
Originally posted by BiggerPicture
Alot of confiscated money has been traced back (via serial #) to cops/detective pocketing it years later
so of course, its in their interest to accuse it of being DRUG money, so they can 'confiscate' it - for themselves.
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Based on NO facts whatsoever, the cops just declare it to be "drug money" and giving themselves permission to steal it from her. She was a fool to try and be honest in this case.
On the average, of every four bills in circulation in Los Angeles, more than three have traces of coc aine or another illicit drug stuck to the paper, according to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which relied on that fact to dismiss a case against a man suspected of drug trafficking.
The notion that most U.S. currency is tainted with drugs has been well known in law enforcement and scientific circles for about 10 years. However, the 9th Circuit decision, issued Tuesday by the San Francisco-based court, underscores just how amazingly widespread the tainting has become.
[Jay B. Williams]' tests are consistent with other research nationwide. In one study, Florida researchers analyzed 135 bills gathered randomly from cities around the United States; all but four tested positive for coc aine.
Originally posted by randomname
reply to post by emberscott
i find that impossible to happen without delibrate contamination. it is just physically impossible for 3 out of 4 bills incirculation to come into contact with coc aine at the point of sale, or thru drug users.
It's incredibly sad what law enforcement has turned into. I'm a good upstanding citizen and I feel more comfortable around criminals than I do around police.
Originally posted by Carseller4
If you get a tip and you call the cops about it, you deserve to lose it for being stupid.