Morning all ATS's ! I hope you alls a.m. was better than mine. This is a rant and I am mad as hell. At 6:45am est My door bell rang, I looked out my
bedroom window and see a mini-van in my driveway. There's a man, walking toward my side/rear yard. I at first thought it was the county inspectors
here to inspect the septic tank & septic field, as we have to have it done each year.
So I get dressed and answer the door, when I answer the door there's three men there. Two white guys one black guy. They introduce themselves as
Sheriff's Deputies from my county. They said their here because they work in the "Crime Suppression Unit" and they had a "tip" that I had a massive
weed growing operation going on in my home!!!
Needless to say this pissed me off to no end. The one sheriff handed me a business card with that same "Crime Suppression" shat on it. This sheriff
has his hands on my screen door and is trying to come on in. I said wait a minute there Barney, where's your warrant? He said can we look around a
bit? I said where's your warrant? He said based on the "tip" they could ask to look around. I asked where did your tip come from? They said it was a
phone call to "crime stoppers". I laughed, that pissed them off. I told them no one is looking around my home, at least not until the warrant is
served on me or my wife. This deputy got pissed off real bad, he said "Damn we'll have to start an investigation now" I said go ahead and investigate
and waste some more of the tax payers of our counties money..
The one said he thought he "saw" somethimng in the rear yard. I said to him? walking around some ones yard in the early a.m hours out here in the
stiks where I live will get you shot. I told them you can walk around the house outside of the house with me with you. They re-fused, they said we'll
just get a warrant and search everything.
This is the point to where I really pissed these men off, I said go get your warrant, the one based an a anonymous phone call. I really don't think a
judge is going to give you a warrant based on a "phone tip". At which time I let them know that that camera to their left on my front porch is a
security camera, and it;s been recording all we have said and done since I opened the door, needless to say you could see the anger in their faces.
That was a big ole lie, that camera don't even work!! But they said we'll go get that warrant. They at no time showed me a badge none of them. They
left out my drive way and parked right at the mouth of it then this other truck pulls up with four more sheriff's. They get out mill around my mail
box, looking at my house like I'm going to run out of it carrying all my make belive growing operation.
So I just strapped on the side arm and decided to put some mail out for the mail man. I walked right out to my mail box armed in my own yard. I know
not real smart, but within my rights. I said morning men and put my stuff in the mail box and walked back to my house.
I called ths sherriff's dept and they are real sheriff's and they are with the crime suppression unit. So I asked as to why they think they can just
walk on in sone ones home and look around based on a "tip". The answer I got was a run around. If I let them look and they find nothing I would be
taken off the "list". I asked what list, that question was not answered.....
If the law thinks they can invade your home based on a tip and anonymous tip at at that is laughable at best. I wonder how many folks just let these
guys in their homes? I told them all three of them that you all got some bogus info from some one that is a shatty practical joker, the one sheriff
said if you let us look all this will go away. I said "Barney, until your produce a warrant to search my home, it is over "
Who they hell do these people think they are. So all who read this at least here in N.C. know your rights, and don't let them in with out a warrant!!!
They have zero right to search your home with out it. I am leaving my home in about an hour, which will be around 10:22 am est. I fully expect to be
pulled over and hassled. I am going to the shreriffs dept down town and file a formal complaint against the three that came to my home, At no time
during their stay did any of the three show me a badge or proff of being law enforcment, a business card just don't cut it with me.
Don't let them in folks, read up on your rights, you could be next. I in no way shape ,form or fashion beleive they had a "phone tip" about me with
"crime stoppers". I stood my ground and exercised my rights. Trust me when I say IT PISSED THEM OFF. If I am pulled over and hassled Ill re-post later
to let every one know the outcome. Peace have a great day. ANY ONE OF YOU COULD BE NEXT ON THE LIST.
edit on 25-4-2012 by openyourmind1262 because: (no reason given)