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Cops try to renege on deal to let woman keep $12k in "found" money she turned in

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  1. Party Rooster

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    Fucking scumbags...

    Be interesting to see what the IRS has to say about this. She'll have to pay income and Social Security taxes on it if it gets counted as income. After the attorney's fees she may have been better off just taking the $1000 reward money...
     
  2. Stormrider666

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    Yeah I read about this story last night. The moral of it is, if you find a huge sum of cash, don't do the right thing and keep it to yourself.
     
  3. Motor Head

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    Here is a dirty little secret I will let you kids in on. About 80-90% of US Currency has traces of drugs on it. If a bill has been in circulation for more then a year, 9 out of 10 times a drug sniffing dog will get a hit on the money. If you have a large amount of cash in your car, it will be seized unless you are obviously well off.

    Horror story - I have no idea if this is true, but here it goes. A guy went to buy a race car that he found on line. He was traveling through Arkansas on I-40 and was stopped for speeding. He was carrying $30,000 in cash to pay for the car, that was located in Tennessee. The money he was carrying was all saved from his pawn shop business. He had been saving it up for a couple of years. Okay, so the officer asks if he can search the car, the guy agrees because he isn't carrying anything illegal and doesn't want any problems with the cop. The cop finds a leather pouch with all of the money in it. A drug dog hits on the cash, and it's seized. The guy spends the next year trying to get back his money, but the judge rules that the money was "drug money" and the department kept it.

    Nothing, NOTHING is more sought after by little shitville departments then large sums of cash to seize. Sometimes it's the only way they will ever get better equipment. A little shithole town in Missouri hit the jackpot with a $2.2 million dollar seizure, were drugs were also found. Within a month they were rolling in Tahoes and Chargers that were as well equipped as my car.
     
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    That's what she gets for trying to do the right thing. The problem is, at least here, the cops can use seized drug money to fund their departments (not sure if that's a national policy). You see in the news the cops will bust grow houses with hundreds of plants and seize like $150,000 (it's always perfectly rounded, which is suspicious in itself). The grower will usually get something weak like probation, and the cops keep the money. Even when it's a "legal" grow under 215, the cops will leave the plants and take the money, and the growers have to fight to get it back, which rarely happens.

    I had a friend who had $18,000 in cash on him he was going to buy a car with. The cops stopped him for a traffic violation, and when asked if he had anything in the car they should know about, he told them about the money and why he had it. They seized it as suspected drug money, and it took him two months to get it back. He even had the bank receipt showing the withdrawal earlier that day as well as the Carfax printout on the vehicle... they didn't care.
     
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    I think Motor Head summed it up nicely.
     
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    Didn't see Motor Head's response before submitting mine... it sounds like this shit happens a lot all over the place. Around here drug money is probably a substantial portion of funding for law enforcement, since our largest industry is marijuana.
     
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    The story is from my hometown (Fargo) Once it hit the news, the Moorhead PD was bombarded by calls and now the woman is the proud owner of $12,000.
     
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    Also, the Fry'n pan is awesome. Nothing better than a Farmers Skillet for breakfast.
     
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    Man... if I ever come across a large sum of money, only me and god will know about it.
     
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    It's one of the most fucked up policies EVER. I'm a firm believer that you can only seize cash if it's in a large amount and the person can't prove where they got it from. The Lincoln HQ barracks caught two seedy dudes in a rental car with $400K+ years ago. They not only couldn't explain where the money came from, they denied even knowing the money was in the car. That is a good seizure. Some guy on his way to Las Vegas getting $5000 seized because a drug dog hit on the cash is complete bullshit.
     
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    Tsss... what do you have for lunch, a farmer's pot or sometin tssss.
     
  12. Motor Head

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    Oh Chip, I want to guy you like a fish and play with your entrails.:action-sm
     
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    Yup. That's the real lesson of this story.
     
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    Tell us all again how cops are heroes. Even the cop is telling us how cops will openly steal your property, yet I'm still shit on for calling worthless pieces of shit what they are.
     
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    Why? Why is that a "good seizure"?

    Oh, you have a lot of property. Why shouldn't I steal it from you? If your answer isn't good enough your property becomes mine.

    Why the fuck does that make any fucking sense to you what-so-ever?
     
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    I think my heart just exploded...
     
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    Now I'm starvin...
     
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    No kitty, ignore the obvious troll...NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
     
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    I'm in no way trolling.

    Seriously, how do you possibly justify that a citizen having more property than it appears that he should is justification for you stealing said property?
     
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    Some cops are shit as are some firemen, some stockbrokers, some car salesmen and some insurance agents. I'll call you out when you applaud a cop's death because that is a shit thing to do fuckwad.
     
  22. Party Rooster

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    Motorhead said in his example that he thought it was bullshit. In his other example where the guys DENIED that the $400k in cash was theirs, how is that stealing from them?
     
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    Nope, not going to go around in circles with you today.

    I have to work tonight, there will be plenty of assholes to deal with while I'm getting paid for it.:action-sm
     
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    a million clappy hands for you mister, be safe tonight.
     
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    Sounds like a light snack. Needs some sour cream or country gravy on top of it. Not even worth walking the 20 feet from your car unless it's pushing 3000 calories...
     

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