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posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 12:03 AM
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This is so absurd. After reading this, I really think the land of the free is a thing of the past...

Driver Arrested For Having EMPTY Compartment In His Car




posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 12:09 AM
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So yeah, the minority report comes to pass
Arrested and charged for a crime you MIGHT POSSIBLY COMMIT
So, is everyone going to continue to take it with no lube or will people finally say we had enough


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posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 12:25 AM
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Ohio police for arresting a driver because his car contained a compartment that could theoretically store store illegal drugs, though no drugs were found at that time.


This would also mean theoretically... that Ohio police are Domestic Terrorist.


Under current United States law, set forth in the USA PATRIOT Act, acts of domestic terrorism are those which: "(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; (B) appear to be intended— (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion;or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States."

The Ohio police violated the PATRIOT Act by intimidation, coercion and kidnapping this driver!
The Ohio Police department needs to be brought to justice or sent to Guantanamo Bay!!!


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posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 12:26 AM
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To me this is just like being arrested for "terroristic threat".

Some may not agree but Ive seen people arrested for saying things out of anger that we' ve all said in grade school.



posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 01:50 AM
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"We apparently caught them between runs, so to speak, so this takes away one tool they have in their illegal trade,” said Lt. Michael Combs in a statement to local news.

Apparently? Apparently!!???!!!!!

This reminds me of the cop down south (Tennessee?) that confiscated $10,000 in cash from an out-of-state driver. Nevermind the driver offered to prove to the cop that the money was to buy a car from someone he contacted online. The driver said he'd show the cop the seller's listing on eBay Auto, and take him to the guy's house. The cop could then witness the auto purchase. The cop maintained that if you have a large sum of cash, it's to buy drugs. That's how a lot of cops think.



posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 05:04 AM
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From op's source.

A highway patrolman noticed wires running to a secret compartment in the car

Not exactly secret was it!

I'd suggest it was a space for an audio amp or something simmilar.


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posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 05:07 AM
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Love the comments at the bottom of the article!

And I quote:
"Perhaps the police officer should arrest his own wife for being a prostitute. Even thought she wasn't selling "it," she still hat the means and equipment to do so... including her own "hidden compartment."

Back on topic though, this law is absurd! Even for Ohio..



posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 05:25 AM
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...according to a new Ohio law that prohibits secret compartments.

“No person shall knowingly operate, possess, or use a vehicle with a hidden compartment with knowledge that the hidden compartment is used or intended to be used to facilitate the unlawful concealment or transportation of a controlled substance,” the law states.


Cant blame the police for that one.
Blame the lawmakers for making that law.



posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 05:32 AM
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AkHolic
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Love the comments at the bottom of the article!

And I quote:
"Perhaps the police officer should arrest his own wife for being a prostitute. Even thought she wasn't selling "it," she still hat the means and equipment to do so... including her own "hidden compartment."

Back on topic though, this law is absurd! Even for Ohio..


LOL I spotted that too

I think the origin of that statement was a response by someone on a live tv show! Someone said to a woman on the show that she was equiped for prostitution. Wish I could remember what it was because I remember it made me laugh.

ETA: Found it.

This is an extract of an National Public Radio (NPR) interview between a female broadcaster and US Army Lieutenant General Reinwald about sponsoring a Boy Scout Troop on his military installation.

Interviewer: "So, LTG Reinwald, what are you going to do with these young boys on their adventure holiday?"

LTG Reinwald: "We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery, and shooting."

Interviewer: "Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?"

LTG Reinwald: "I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the range."

Interviewer: "Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?"

LTG Reinwald: "I don't see how, we will be teaching them proper range discipline before they even touch a firearm."

Interviewer: "But you're equipping them to become violent killers."

LTG Reinwald: "Well, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?"

End of the interview

Read more at www.snopes.com...
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posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 05:42 AM
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alfa1


...according to a new Ohio law that prohibits secret compartments.

“No person shall knowingly operate, possess, or use a vehicle with a hidden compartment with knowledge that the hidden compartment is used or intended to be used to facilitate the unlawful concealment or transportation of a controlled substance,” the law states.


Cant blame the police for that one.
Blame the lawmakers for making that law.






so the cops should not be able to read between the lines........cant blame the cops...give me a break...maybe you should be blamed ......congratulations you win the award for being a (insert worthy name here)

fair go alfa1 your post sometimes ring true but this is just blatantly wrong and you should know it



posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 05:51 AM
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Off-post but the America train seems to have left the sanity tracks recently.

i wonder what would happen if a driver had a female blow up dole in the passenger seat saying 'please save me officer'.

He would probably get a escort to the local judges residence and told to make the 'delivery' on time in future.



posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 05:55 AM
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That comment is AWESOME!

Can't wait to reference that one the next time a cop harasses me, absolutely priceless1

BTW, I love you Avatar, totally explains my spontaneousness in life... HEllOOJK

Sometime in my life I would to be a cop just to have the EXP.
I have a police record, can that just be my resume?



posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 08:08 AM
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alfa1

...according to a new Ohio law that prohibits secret compartments.

“No person shall knowingly operate, possess, or use a vehicle with a hidden compartment with knowledge that the hidden compartment is used or intended to be used to facilitate the unlawful concealment or transportation of a controlled substance,” the law states.



Was going to post that quote. Knowing the compartment is used or intended to be use.

I would think they have to prove the drug use part. That sounds about like saying a car can be used in a bank robber get away so any driver could be arrested for driving. Or a gun might be used in a crime.

Lawmakers, they have gone down hill...
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posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 08:17 AM
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Just bloody ridiculous.
Did the driver "know" there was a "secret" compartment?
As Voidhawk said how can it be secret if theres wires going to it?
More proof we live in a "post 9/11 world".

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posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 08:37 AM
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Lawmakers, they have gone down hill...


You're not wrong there, buddy. Any lawmaker worth his salt wouldn't have limited the law to "a controlled substance". Presumably it's OK to have a secret compartment if it's used for hiding laundered money, illegally-held firearms or the proceeds of a bank robbery.

There was a very interesting article in "Wired" magazine not so long ago (oh, here's the link) about the mechanisms used to open these compartments - things like ... put car in neutral, indicate left, put side lights on, put car in "park", and hold brake pedal in for between 5 and 7 seconds. The focus was on a guy, now doing serious time, who installed these compartments. His defence, which clearly didn't wash with the courts, was that since he asked no questions when a car was brought to him for "conversion", he couldn't possibly know if it was going to be used for nefarious purposes.



posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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A person might also desire a compartment for carrying their legally earned money or valuables. I feel existence shouldn't be a crime. It should be based on finding it in use for a crime. The law seems to lean that way but who knows what judges and juries will think.

If the police find drugs, who cares about the compartment, the crime is there.



posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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Much like many folks, I purchased my car used. While bodily and mechanically sound, I have no idea if there may, or may not, be a hidden compartment somewhere...and I wouldn't have clue as to how and where to look. How many innocent people are going to be thrown behind bars for committing no crime aside from purchasing a used auto? That law says knowingly but how in the hell does one prove they don't know something? Just another reason for me to avoid the states of Ohio and Tennessee.



posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 11:12 AM
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So... Let's say I own a Carnival Midway game (Cash) or I'm a Jewell dealer in New York or Los Angeles (Cash and Merchandise), and have a completely NON-Narcotic purpose for wanting a compartment in MY private vehicle to store MY property in, where OTHER people can't stick their big noses out of pure "Doh! What's this?!"..?

This goofball is going to arrest and prosecute people because Ohio deemed the mere act of making that addition to..ahem..their own personal vehicle..something Ohio's small minded thinking can't comprehend a purpose beyond illegal for?

I think it is they who cannot get their minds off things they're supposed to be enforcing the laws against. They assume it, even where it doesn't exist. This isn't the definition of law, but tyranny at street level.



posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 11:53 AM
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Badges ARE REDCOATS


IN every WAY.


None with HONOR and INTEGRITY. and a Love for the once Free Republic would arrest someone for this



posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 11:57 AM
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There is a precedent: paraphernalia. That's one legal area I am constantly concerned about, because I have a workshop that I use, and inside it I have the ability to etch circuit boards, set up chemical apparati for experiments, assemble custom cases and machinery, etc. Inside it one could find micro-torches (used for soldering large copper pieces for electrodes), acetone (clean-up for the super glue I use to assemble plastic cases and parts), syringes (surplus, used to inject chemicals into enclosed environments in experiments), "roach clips" (otherwise known as alligator clips and used to assemble specialized test leads), and probably a whole plethora of things I don't even know that can be used for nefarious purposes.

I do nothing illegal, and possess no illegal or illicit controlled substances. But if someone wanted to make a case based on paraphernalia evidence, I could be in for a long fight.

I once owned a 1969 Volvo station wagon... great little car, spunky, great handling, jumped the tracks beautifully, plenty of power. It looked like a box with wheels, but it ran great. It also had these little compartments in the back, one on either side just behind the rear wheels. If you weren't looking for them, you would never see them; just a segmented section of the floor with a very concealed strap to lift it up.

I used them during those days for liquid refreshments. They were the perfect size for a six-pack of cans, with just enough room left over for a little ice to keep things cool. They even had a drain hole in the bottom.

These were not aftermarket; they were stock, and came on the car from the factory. They weren't even an option so far as I know. Yet, they were my "secret compartments."

So I want to know, is a 1969 Volvo station wagon illegal in Ohio now?

Probably so, but apparently sanity is illegal in the State Capitol.

TheRedneck





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