Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Falldog, Mar 7, 2013.
But they'll continue allowing cops to use drug-sniffing dogs whose accuracy rate sits below 50%.
because cops aren't criminals, don't you know anything?
I'm sorry, I didn't get that memo. How come you get memos? I want memos. Get me memos.
i didn't get the memo about how to get other people memos.
Clearly, we have a communication breakdown here. We'll need to send a memo to whoever sends the memos informing them that we have no way of receiving or sending memos.
I had to take blood tests before going on a work trip to Africa and I tested positive for opium use, but it was all because of a muffin with poppy seeds.
And cops are above the law so no one should be surprised by this. The state protects the state, and throws the book at its subjects.
You expect us to believe you went to Africa? Or is that what you're calling the bad part of Denver?
He was fired almost a decade ago, and in all that time, this weak shit is the best excuse he can come up with? "I keep my evidence next to my afternoon snack?" He deserves to be fired just for thinking that up.
Although, if it were true, I imagine him also having to explain how that chocolate chip got in the cocaine.
Actually I think that was a Seinfeld episode.
Now that I'll believe.
Weren't you listening? I didn't get to go. My Boss, Mr Peterman allowed me to take it again but on the day I was supposed to retake the test I ate some chicken and I found out it had poppy seeds on it so I had to get my friends elderly mother to pee in a cup for me. When the tests came back they found out I was menopausal from the urine and I couldn't go.
Am I the only one?
Ballbuster got it
And throwing people in prison for weed.
If anything he should be a fired for coming up with such a pathetic lie.
And "regular" cocaine use in someone's past could keep them from working in my field, and we don't get badges and guns.
Big difference. Drug dogs can't be used as evidence, just to establish probable cause for a search. I'm no fan of the drug war, but if the laws are one the books, I see no problem with using dogs.
Probable cause for what kind of search? Search of a person in public? Search of a car? Search of a private residence?
I love how the cops involved can only come up with excuses that play right into cop stereotypes. "I brushed white powder off the seat of my squad car and assumed it was from a powdered donut." Notice that this excuse doesn't explain how the coke got on his seat in the first place. "I keep drugs found on suspects in my pocket. I also keep cookies in my pocket." Who the hell is running around with cookies in their pockets?
I disagree. I think probable cause to search a private residence should be a fuckload more substantial than "The dog sensed skullduggery therein".
If you're going to allow a dog's say so as probable cause to search a private residence, then you might as well just hand all cops a blank search warrant that applies to every house in their jurisdiction.
How could you ever call out the cops on a bogus search? It's not like you can ask the dog or check the calibration on the dog's nose. It's basically just the word of the officer... "Yep. Rover's spidey senses were tinglin'. I could tell because he popped a boner."
The cops have little enough respect for the sanctity for private property as it is, and letting them use a dog as a basis of probable cause to search is basically just handing them a magical dowsing rod that they can't point at any door they feel like kicking down.
Drug-sniffing dogs are just a (grossly inaccurate) way to get around securing a search warrant.
You have to eat like 5lbs of poppy seeds for days on end to test positive lol.
So what's the big deal? Our current president, by his own admission, was a former coke user. And Marion Barry got reelected after being busted smoking crack with a hooker.