huntercr: FTFA picture caption: "Clones are cuttings from a maturre (sic) plant and re-planted to make new plants"Clones? You can't just call them cuttings... you know, the gardening term?Does Marijuana have to have it's own set of terms for everything?
BarkingUnicorn: his client expects to receive $5,000 per plant, based on what law enforcers have testified a marijuana plant is worth, in addition to attorney fees. "
reillan: This is totally fair. I mean, his 42 plants were seized illegally. The cops should have checked the registry on those 45 plants before hauling all 48 of them out to their truck, putting 52 individual bags around them, and shelving all 55 out of light and with no food or water. And let me tell you, 58 plants are going to need a lot of food, light and water. Even though they returned his 60 plants at the end of the case, all 62 were worthless.
BarkingUnicorn: Hell, yeah, he IS using cop math! :-)"Corry previously said his client expects to receive $5,000 per plant, based on what law enforcers have testified a marijuana plant is worth, in addition to attorney fees. "
ZAZ: The feds seized a sports car, wrecked it going for a joyride, and didn't have to pay for the damage.
huntercr: Clones? You can't just call them cuttings... you know, the gardening term?
ZAZ: poot_rootbeerThe car was held (as the pot plants are held in this case) for a law enforcement related reason. That gives the government immunity for negligent (or worse) acts of its employees. Coverage: http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/34/3490.asp, http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/36/3611.asp.
ZAZ: When his plants were returned, they were worthless because deputies had cut, bagged and failed to maintain them pending the trial's outcome, Young claims.Under my state's law and federal law this would fall into the "detention of goods" exception to government liability. The government has no obligation to preserve anything it took from you. In my state cops stole jewelry off a guy they arrested and the police department was not liable. The feds seized a sports car, wrecked it going for a joyride, and didn't have to pay for the damage. Etc.
Semi-Semetic: You know, I'd have also thought that taking a car for a joy ride would not fall within the scope of law enforcement duties, but what do I know.
StrangeQ: Corry in the latest filing retorts that it was indeed sheriff's office policy to destroy the plants, which were taken when previous Sheriff Jim Alderden was in office.It still farking amazes me that any self-described "civilized" society would seek to eradicate a farking plant. We will go out of our way to save some farking beetle in a remote corner of the rain forest or to protect the apparently only tree in the world that some farking spotted owl will nest in, but when it comes to a plant that some people just happen to enjoy, that shiat's gotta be destroyed.
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