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Latest Victim of the War on Drugs

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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 09:52 PM
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A New Jersey resident, George Reby was driving to pick up a car he bought on EBay for $20,000 when he was pulled over for speeding. The police officers subsequently confiscated his money on suspicion that it was drug money.



So I guess we’re all at risk of drug charges if we carry a large quantity of cash.

What’s next? I thought the 4th amendment was still in place? If this isn’t an illegal seizure then what is? What proof of drug activity was there to seize this man’s cash?

The rules for the supposed ‘war on drugs’ are a little too broad if this is the outcome. Seems like more of the same; rules created for the sole purpose of getting in everyone's business and policing for profit.




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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 09:55 PM
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It is pretty ridiculous.

I also believe there is a strict limit in cash you are allowed to carry in airports (even domestic flights) etc. Not really sure what that $ amount is, but I believe there is one.

Apparently, if it isn't accessible through plastic, it isn't accessible at all.



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:00 PM
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The cops ,the soldiers, the judges the governers, get payed....
But the poor man is used in the hands of them all like a tool......
Its time to clean house gentlemen............................s



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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why even bother printing on the federal reserve note that its " legal tender for all debts, public and private".

just print on each note that it's "legal tender for all debts less than $100."

and why is it legal to carry on you 10 federal reserve notes but not 100 or 1000 notes.

the logic is completely flawed.

if pablo escobar has ten dollars in his pocket, does he cease to become a coc aine kingpin. obviously not.

using police logic, bill gates is an international drugking.


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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:05 PM
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Fire the guy who hired that Dumb Cop. The Cop still doesn't get it and keeps trying to make excuses. This is the New Cop mentality.



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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I also believe there is a strict limit in cash you are allowed to carry in airports (even domestic flights)


That’s probably because they haven’t passed a sufficient tax for traveling cash.


Or as Al Sharpton would call it, “walkin’ around money.”



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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If you or I tried extortion of that magnitude we would be doing hard time.

"Oh yeah we'll give it back...in exchange for our cut."

This is like every crappy crime drama from the 90's. Cops running rampant...indistinguishable from the underworld scum... a**wipes in suits laughing evilly across town. All the world's a stage. *Cue rouge anti heroes to restore the balance*



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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I have been stopped for speeding a few times in my life. NEVER have I been asked if I'm carrying a large sum of money. What kind of a question is that?



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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I have.

Especially on roads "that lead to known drug paths."

First time I was asked was in South Dakota. Goes to show you everywhere is a known drug path.



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:18 PM
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The cops ,the soldiers, the judges the governers, get payed....
But the poor man is used in the hands of them all like a tool......
Its time to clean house gentlemen............................s


Well, cops and ‘soldiers’ are poor too, so maybe they’ll help you “clean house.”

Government sets the rules…the average cops are just following lawful orders. The problem lies in the LAWS and the way they are interpreted by local Sheriffs and Chiefs.



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:23 PM
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That is messed up they can not prove anyway what that money used for or how it was gotten they acted based their decision to take that off "what it might be".

Pure crap.


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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:23 PM
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why even bother printing on the federal reserve note that its " legal tender for all debts, public and private".

just print on each note that it's "legal tender for all debts less than $100."

and why is it legal to carry on you 10 federal reserve notes but not 100 or 1000 notes.

the logic is completely flawed.


That’s what we have…that, and the barter system which is growing!



if pablo escobar has ten dollars in his pocket, does he cease to become a coc aine kingpin. obviously not. using police logic, bill gates is an international drugking.


Apparently if you’re carring a large sum of cash you’re a dealer. I’m still curious what evidence they had.

If there was no drug evidence (drugs with intent to distribute) then this situation is BS!



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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:24 PM
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Worst part about this Drug War is that everyone has become a convenient suspect. And if they can pass some laws from Codex Alimentarius then almost everyone will become a potential criminal. "Watcha' doin' with them vitamins, boy?"



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 10:30 PM
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If you or I tried extortion of that magnitude we would be doing hard time.

"Oh yeah we'll give it back...in exchange for our cut."

This is like every crappy crime drama from the 90's. Cops running rampant...indistinguishable from the underworld scum... a**wipes in suits laughing evilly across town. All the world's a stage. *Cue rouge anti heroes to restore the balance*


If this was a smaller sum of money I might agree. However, we’re talking about $20,000!! When you’re talking about sums of this amount it must be institutional/department policy gone wrong.

We’ve all seen the local PD rolling a DARE Corvette or Mustang…obviously a drug seizure. The thing with this case is…where is the CASE? I didn’t see a DRUG connection!


It’s a little different when cops use that policy to confiscate things that might benefit the department monetarily even when there was no offense committed.



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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 11:26 PM
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Ridiculous to take someone's property in this situation. If he was walking up to a known drug house with the money I could understand (though intent would still be dicey in my eyes). The older I get the more I am starting to realize being able to afford a lawyer is the difference between getting screwed or slightly screwed. The gentleman should be reimbursed for court costs, even though that costs the taxpayers money. We (the taxpayers) should be allowed to sue officials that let this fly, and have them pay out of their salaries. You find enough drugs in a car to charge with trafficking, along with that much cash by all means confiscate the cash. You find a guy with a past drug charge that was never convicted, leave him alone. A charge isn't a conviction. Meh. MEH!



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