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Originally posted by HandyDandy
Originally posted by boncho
The fellow did get his money back:
After Reby filed an appeal, and after NewsChannel 5 began investigating, the state agreed to return his money -- if he'd sign a statement waiving his constitutional rights and promising not to sue.
He only had to sign away his rights...
I would be taking the department's right to life away before I'd sign my rights away. They could keep the 20 grand but they would soon regret it.edit on 23-5-2012 by HandyDandy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by nfflhome
I used to believe they were on my side.
Do not fall into that way of thinking.
They see us as the enemy, we are someone they havent had to deal with yet.
Could we sue the banks for giving us drug tainted money?
Originally posted by ShadeWolf
reply to post by Britguy
Statistically speaking, doesn't over 90% of US currency in circulation have traces of coc aine or other drugs on it? This smells like a rat.
Originally posted by Sagittarian69
reply to post by spacedonk
As an ex-LEO from Tennessee I can tell you I saw this kind of thing happen at least once to my direct knowledge. Now there may have been other circumstances involved as I was not the arresting officer.
A vehicle was pulled over on the interstate...speeding was the excuse. In the car they found 100,000 dollars in cash wrapped in plastic. They were brought in for questioning and interrogated. I was there during. Neither individual was arrested but, their money was confiscated. Afterwards they were released.
The problem in this case was that both people told different stories as to what the money was meant for. They never came back to claim said funds even though they were told they could.
We must take into consideration the fact that most people do not regularly run around with large sums of cash in their possession. It is suspicious. I do not care what you tell me. I do not care what you can show me on the internet. This is one way that drugs (even guns) are bought. Cash.
Is what happened right? After the fact I say no. I bet the officer says the same thing, probably with the attitude better safe than sorry.
In a situation like this I always like to look NOT at the event but, what caused an event like this to even be able to occur. It falls back to us and our responsibility as citizens. If we do not like laws that allow this kind of thing then why are we sitting around allowing it?
Originally posted by spacedonk
Man Loses $22,000 In New 'Policing For Profit' Case
(visit the link for the full news article)
MONTEREY, Tenn. -- "If somebody told me this happened to them, I absolutely would not believe this could happen in America."
That was the reaction of a New Jersey man who found out just how risky it can be to carry cash through Tennessee.
For more than a year, NewsChannel 5 Investigates has been shining a light on a practice that some call "policing for profit."