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Police Stings 
14th-Oct-2009 08:38 pm
Not what you'd expect: the ones who are stung here are the corrupt policemen in Odessa Texas.

"KopBusters rented a house in Odessa, Texas and began growing two small Christmas trees under a grow light similar to those used for growing marijuana," claims a release from NeverGetBusted.com "When faced with a suspected marijuana grow, the police usually use illegal FLIR cameras and/or lie on the search warrant affidavit claiming they have probable cause to raid the house. Instead of conducting a proper investigation which usually leads to no probable cause, the Kops lie on the affidavit claiming a confidential informant saw the plants and/or the police could smell marijuana coming from the suspected house."

"The trap was set and less than 24 hours later, the Odessa narcotics unit raided the house only to find KopBuster's attorney waiting under a system of complex gadgetry and spy cameras that streamed online to the KopBuster's secret mobile office nearby.

"The attorney was handcuffed and later released when eleven KopBuster detectives arrived with the media in tow to question the illegal raid. The police refused to give KopBusters the search warrant affidavit which is suspected to contain the lies regarding the probable cause.

"It is not illegal to grow plants under a light in your home but it is illegal to lie on an affidavit and plant drugs on a citizen. This operation was the first of its kind in the history of America. Police sometimes have other police investigating their crimes but the American court system has never dealt with a group of citizens stinging the police. Will the police file charges on the team who took down the corrupt cops? We will keep you posted."

See the videos. Nervy, good reporting: just like I applauded with ACORN. Let's get rid of the bums in government.
15th-Oct-2009 04:05 am (UTC)
Law enforcement agencies would save everyone pots of trouble if they only had the sense to treat drugs as they treat that most addictive and dangerous of drugs, alcohol.
15th-Oct-2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
Your comment demonstrates the kind of insight and understanding that they have no interest in demonstrating: these guys just want to do stuff, and this is their excuse.
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