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(NW Florida Daily News)   Apparently in Florida it's illegal to arrange the money in your wallet by denomination because that's called 'street folding' and it's what drug dealers do   (nwfdailynews.com) divider line 34
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2013-07-04 09:28:13 AM  
6 votes:
I can't find a definition of "street folding" on the internet even. Sounds like more made up cop stuff.
2013-07-04 09:19:03 AM  
4 votes:
Subby is an idiot.

Wolfman Johnny: Keep the $1 bill flat and unfolded.Fold the $5 bill in half crosswise (with the short ends together).Fold the $10 bill in half lengthwise (with the long sides together).Fold the $20 bill like a $10 bill lengthwise, and then in half again crosswise, like the $5 bill:
Surely it's not this simple. Must be a way to grab money from your wallet without taking your eyes off the junkie.


Blind people also employ this method in their wallets.
2013-07-04 09:13:02 AM  
4 votes:
WTF are they talking about?  How does arranging money have anything to do with "intent to distribute"?  This crap about being able to legally determine intent is pure crap.

It sounds like another BS way to make innocent people seem guilty.
2013-07-04 09:11:15 AM  
4 votes:
I tried to google this and all I got was Ben Folds videos, I think the cops made it up.
2013-07-04 09:08:20 AM  
4 votes:
are you shiatting me?  I put my money by denomination, facing the same side up and same direction

/if that's OCD, then dammit, it's OCD, fark off already
2013-07-04 09:20:08 AM  
3 votes:
How lucky of the police to find a vehicle violation as a premise to stop a known drug dealer.
2013-07-04 09:13:16 AM  
3 votes:
Keep the $1 bill flat and unfolded.Fold the $5 bill in half crosswise (with the short ends together).Fold the $10 bill in half lengthwise (with the long sides together).Fold the $20 bill like a $10 bill lengthwise, and then in half again crosswise, like the $5 bill:
Surely it's not this simple. Must be a way to grab money from your wallet without taking your eyes off the junkie.
2013-07-04 10:32:40 AM  
2 votes:
FTA:
According to the report, the deputy stopped Merriel's vehicle for an inoperative tail light. He recognized Merriel from past narcotics-related investigations.
During the stop, a K9 unit alerted to the presence of narcotics in Merriel's vehicle. It was searched and deputies found crack cocaine in the ashtray. They also found large sums of money in both the vehicle and Merriel's wallet, arranged in "street folds," a way that drug dealers maintain separate denominations.

Okay that last piece was dumb, but the suspect was not a random stop. Really some people this thread are going out of their way to make this suspect seem like some angel minding his own business when he was stopped when in truth the cops recognized him from his involvement in previous investigations.
2013-07-04 10:10:12 AM  
2 votes:

skinink: How lucky of the police to find a vehicle violation as a premise to stop a known drug dealer.


It's this. I'd like to see the dash-cam footage of that inoperative tail light.
2013-07-04 09:48:59 AM  
2 votes:

corq: It's not the folding that was illegal, subby; it was the crack they also found.

However, the 'folding' will be used to demonstrate likely intent-to-distribute.

Fold what you like, but try not to get caught with the rock and these nasty things are less likely to happen.


The fact that the arrest for crack was legitimate doesn't justify the use of the fact that he arranged his bills in order to prove anything

It's still asinine and worthy of the Florida tag because the organizing of money has no relevance
2013-07-04 09:42:50 AM  
2 votes:

loser0: (reads article)

I assume it's still legal if you're white, right?


I think, to tell the truth,  that the idea here is, "Here's a young black man who went to the mental effort of sorting pieces of paper that had numbers on them, and nobody would believe he did that unless he had some kind of criminal intent in mind.  If he didn't, he'd just pull crumpled bills out of his pocket to buy a 40 and a rock, am I right?"

Show me an article where the cops arrest a white guy and cite his money being sorted as evidence of...anything.

"Did we mention that this young black man also had a cell phone?  A CELL PHONE, ladies and gentlemen of the jury!"
2013-07-04 09:30:34 AM  
2 votes:

Lady J: whenever I see anyone with a big wad of cash I think 'drug dealer'. ditto any young guy in a car with blacked out windows

don't get me wrong, I dont care. It's what I think though


Stereotyping is an incredible time saver!
2013-07-04 09:27:14 AM  
2 votes:
Is this like when they pull someone over whose on their way to go buy a car or something with cash, and they maybe have $5-$10K in cash on them, they seize it as "potential" drug proceeds? Because anyone carrying a lot of cash must be into drugs, right?
2013-07-04 09:24:01 AM  
2 votes:
Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate.

But seriously... back when I worked retail, the bank would always biatch if we brought the daily deposit over without sorting the bills and having them all face the same way. I still do that with my own money. Much easier than digging for the right denomination.
2013-07-04 09:18:32 AM  
2 votes:

corq: It's not the folding that was illegal, subby; it was the crack they also found.

However, the 'folding' will be used to demonstrate likely intent-to-distribute.

Fold what you like, but try not to get caught with the rock and these nasty things are less likely to happen.


Uh huh. If a rich white kid is caught with an ounce of cocaine and $10K "folded" in his Ferrari, I'm sure that will be used to demonstrate intent.

If sorting bills is intent to commit a crime, then *having* bills is at least as much an indication of intent.

But no matter what, keep us safe, keep us safe, safe, keep us safe from drug dealers.

Safe.
2013-07-04 09:12:57 AM  
2 votes:
Anyone with any amount of money, in any form, has definitely done something illegal at some point in their life.
Best give it to me.
2013-07-04 09:06:36 AM  
2 votes:
whenever I see anyone with a big wad of cash I think 'drug dealer'. ditto any young guy in a car with blacked out windows

don't get me wrong, I dont care. It's what I think though
2013-07-04 11:19:58 AM  
1 votes:

Odoriferous Queef: CDO


Odoriferous Queef: danno_to_infinity: are you shiatting me?  I put my money by denomination, facing the same side up and same direction

/if that's OCD, then dammit, it's OCD, fark off already

No That's CDO.

/put the letters in the *correct* order.


Me personally, I have OCO, Obsessive Compulsive Order.  All the rest of you are disordered.
2013-07-04 10:35:58 AM  
1 votes:

ongbok: Latinwolf: rev. dave: WTF are they talking about?  How does arranging money have anything to do with "intent to distribute"?  This crap about being able to legally determine intent is pure crap.

It sounds like another BS way to make innocent people seem guilty.

So you didn't bother to RTFA nor read the posts prior to your own.

His question is valid. Just having crack doesn't automatically bring on intent to distribute. There is a specific amount of crack you have to have to be charged with that over just possession, or have other contributing factors. Having a large sum of money folded in a particular way is one of those contributing factors that they will use to raise drug charges from a possession to an intent to deliver when the amount of drugs you are caught with doesn't meet the minimum threshold for an intent to deliver charge by themselves.

Also cops have been known to use this bullshiat as probable cause to search a vehicle or house.


The cop may have made s stupid comment, but according to the article the suspect wasn't charged with distribution, just possession.
2013-07-04 10:00:34 AM  
1 votes:

corq: It's not the folding that was illegal, subby; it was the crack they also foundplanted.

However, the 'folding' will be used to demonstrate likely intent-to-distribute.

Fold what you like, but try not to get caught with the rock and these nasty things are less likely to happen.


I mean I could be wrong, but they "found crack in his ashtray"?  Seems a bit small and a bit convenient.
2013-07-04 09:51:23 AM  
1 votes:
izquotes.com
2013-07-04 09:48:47 AM  
1 votes:

dready zim: loser0: (reads article)

I assume it's still legal if you're white, right?

Only if you don`t have the crack...

drive a car too nice for your "demographic".

Kibbler: Show me an article where the cops arrest a white guy and cite his money being sorted as evidence of...anything.

2013-07-04 09:43:40 AM  
1 votes:
typical Jalmel Lafarn Merriel
2013-07-04 09:42:08 AM  
1 votes:

Lady J: whenever I see anyone with a big wad of cash I think 'drug dealer'. ditto any young guy in a car with blacked out windows

don't get me wrong, I dont care. It's what I think though


Overheard one of my neighbors complaining about the local cops pulling him over for that.  OTOH, the combo of the tinted windows & neon undercarriage lighting ( Honda Civic ) attracts the attention of Law Enforcement, IMHO.
2013-07-04 09:37:10 AM  
1 votes:
(reads article)

I assume it's still legal if you're white, right?
2013-07-04 09:34:34 AM  
1 votes:
Found this from the American Foundation For the Blind.


http://www.afb.org/section.aspx?DocumentID=2232
2013-07-04 09:26:28 AM  
1 votes:

Kibbler: corq: It's not the folding that was illegal, subby; it was the crack they also found.

However, the 'folding' will be used to demonstrate likely intent-to-distribute.

Fold what you like, but try not to get caught with the rock and these nasty things are less likely to happen.

Uh huh. If a rich white kid is caught with an ounce of cocaine and $10K "folded" in his Ferrari, I'm sure that will be used to demonstrate intent.

If sorting bills is intent to commit a crime, then *having* bills is at least as much an indication of intent.

But no matter what, keep us safe, keep us safe, safe, keep us safe from drug dealers.

Safe.


The safe way to go is the "jock wad".  Just wad up all your cash like a used tissue and cram into your underwear.  The cops would never be able to call that intent, and it makes them use those blue rubber gloves.
2013-07-04 09:20:34 AM  
1 votes:

Wolfman Johnny: Keep the $1 bill flat and unfolded.Fold the $5 bill in half crosswise (with the short ends together).Fold the $10 bill in half lengthwise (with the long sides together).Fold the $20 bill like a $10 bill lengthwise, and then in half again crosswise, like the $5 bill:
Surely it's not this simple. Must be a way to grab money from your wallet without taking your eyes off the junkie.


This.

It also helps keep track of what you sold.
2013-07-04 09:10:38 AM  
1 votes:
Those damn blind dope dealers.
2013-07-04 09:10:27 AM  
1 votes:
Drug dealers also poop, I'm told.
2013-07-04 09:09:33 AM  
1 votes:
Just sprinkle some crack on him
2013-07-04 09:09:25 AM  
1 votes:
Way to troll, subby.  Born stupid or just work really hard at it?
2013-07-04 08:23:07 AM  
1 votes:

corq: It's not the folding that was illegal, subby; it was the crack they also found.

However, the 'folding' will be used to demonstrate likely intent-to-distribute.

Fold what you like, but try not to get caught with the rock and these nasty things are less likely to happen.


this..... way to be full of shiat subby.  If you said apparently in florida its illegal to be a man because its what drug dealers are then that would have been just as accurate.
2013-07-04 08:18:48 AM  
1 votes:
It's not the folding that was illegal, subby; it was the crack they also found.

However, the 'folding' will be used to demonstrate likely intent-to-distribute.

Fold what you like, but try not to get caught with the rock and these nasty things are less likely to happen.
 
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