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2013-08-14 11:12:09 AM  
The important thing is that we make fascist cops jobs ruining innocent people's lives as easy as possible, with the fewest consequences.  Zero accountability and maximum unnecessary force is the rule.  If in doubt, send in the SWAT team for those killer tomatoes.
 
2013-08-14 11:16:23 AM  
They didn't "mistake" shiat. Cops figured, "They're hippies, they're in a commune. They must be guilty of something, so that's all the probable cause we need."
 
2013-08-14 11:18:47 AM  
After several hours and many requests from the community members, the City Police Officers finally produced two warrants. The first was a Search Warrant for a suspected marijuana growth and distribution operation purportedly being concealed on the premises. There was also an Inspection & Abatement Warrant for code compliance violations such as tall grass and storage in the yard, an issue that the City of Arlington and The Garden of Eden have been disputing since February of this year.

Town and farm have a legal dispute, so...

The marijuana warrant was issued based on an unsubstantiated claim by an Arlington City Police Officer of possession of marijuana by one of the community members for which there is no police record.

... town orders Police to rough them up a bit based on an "anonymous tip".
 
2013-08-14 11:19:14 AM  
Unrelated note: has anyone tried the commune's homemade salsa?

To. Die. For.
 
2013-08-14 11:20:50 AM  
... though, that said, these people are nuts.
 
2013-08-14 11:24:12 AM  

Theaetetus: After several hours and many requests from the community members, the City Police Officers finally produced two warrants. The first was a Search Warrant for a suspected marijuana growth and distribution operation purportedly being concealed on the premises. There was also an Inspection & Abatement Warrant for code compliance violations such as tall grass and storage in the yard, an issue that the City of Arlington and The Garden of Eden have been disputing since February of this year.

Town and farm have a legal dispute, so...

The marijuana warrant was issued based on an unsubstantiated claim by an Arlington City Police Officer of possession of marijuana by one of the community members for which there is no police record.

... town orders Police to rough them up a bit based on an "anonymous tip".


Pretty-much this.  Never fight City Hall.
 
2013-08-14 11:34:06 AM  
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2013-08-14 11:35:04 AM  
What a suspicious Mater may look like

images.wikia.com
 
2013-08-14 11:42:32 AM  

Theaetetus: ... though, that said, these people are nuts.


They may be nuts, but they make a pretty good case that the city was in the wrong and should pay through the nose
 
2013-08-14 11:44:32 AM  
Everybody who's named in the sworn affidavit to get the warrant should be suspended and sued into oblivion.

/of course police suspension is like a paid vacation
//That's the union that needs curtailed
 
2013-08-14 11:45:08 AM  
www.badmovies.org
 
2013-08-14 11:52:55 AM  
www.devildead.com

What an indubious mater may resemble.
 
2013-08-14 11:58:14 AM  
I love the fact that barely literate cops have this much power.
 
2013-08-14 12:09:11 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-14 12:10:35 PM  
I hear Okra plants have same IR signature as Marijuwanna
 
2013-08-14 12:10:38 PM  

NutWrench: They didn't "mistake" shiat. Cops figured, "They're hippies, they're in a commune. They must be guilty of something, so that's all the probable cause we need."


We have a winner

EviLincoln: I love the fact that barely literate cops have this much power.


And this.

/son of retired cop
//he has nothing to do with "the idiots I worked with" for years
 
2013-08-14 12:11:36 PM  
i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-08-14 12:13:07 PM  
Psh, they just wanted to kick the shiat out of some peace loving hippie types just like the good old days.
 
2013-08-14 12:15:59 PM  
Small town cops did this to my cousin, actually. Not only did they confiscate his wife's tomato plants, they took his three year old girls medications for cerebral palsy.

Didn't find any pot, however.
 
2013-08-14 12:15:59 PM  
Can we end the war on drugs and militarization of our police already?
 
2013-08-14 12:16:10 PM  
You'd think that the police would be briefed on what something looks like before they're sent in to search for it.
 
2013-08-14 12:17:25 PM  
texans love authoritarianism.
 
2013-08-14 12:17:53 PM  

Chummer45: Can we end the war on drugs and militarization of our police already?


Evidently not.
 
2013-08-14 12:21:32 PM  

Theaetetus: ... though, that said, these people are nuts.


Really?

When I look at that link I see a story of some local redneck cops picking on some relatively harmless hippies. For example:

Citations were initially issued for grass that was too tall, bushes growing too close to the street, a couch and piano in the yard, chopped wood that was not properly stacked, a piece of siding that was missing from the side of the house, and generally unclean premises.

Sure sounds to me like the cops were busting their chops and decided they wanted a chance to go in and look for SOMETHING to pin on the "hippy libtards". Seriously, citing a farm for ONE piece of missing siding, tall grass,  and firewood not being stacked "properly"? Who do they think they are fooling?
 
2013-08-14 12:22:02 PM  
I dunno - Looking at the picture of Quin Eaker I can see where the mistake might have gotten started
 
2013-08-14 12:22:38 PM  
Tomatoes are a gateway fruit.
 
2013-08-14 12:24:19 PM  

SpectroBoy: Theaetetus: ... though, that said, these people are nuts.

Really?

When I look at that link I see a story of some local redneck cops picking on some relatively harmless hippies. For example:

Citations were initially issued for grass that was too tall, bushes growing too close to the street, a couch and piano in the yard, chopped wood that was not properly stacked, a piece of siding that was missing from the side of the house, and generally unclean premises.

Sure sounds to me like the cops were busting their chops and decided they wanted a chance to go in and look for SOMETHING to pin on the "hippy libtards". Seriously, citing a farm for ONE piece of missing siding, tall grass,  and firewood not being stacked "properly"? Who do they think they are fooling?



And keep in mind that this is in Texas.  Makes me think that the whole "this is the land of small government and freedom" is actually the land of authoritarian assholes.
 
2013-08-14 12:25:55 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Psh, they just wanted to kick the shiat out of some peace loving hippie types just like the good old days.


And really, who can blame them?
 
2013-08-14 12:26:32 PM  

Theaetetus: ... though, that said, these people are nuts.



I read the entire thing, and they sound like they really have their shiat together.
 
2013-08-14 12:26:48 PM  
You say tomatoes, the cops say hash plants. Let's call the whole thing off until the SWAT unit arrives.
 
2013-08-14 12:26:56 PM  
Dammit, that reminds me - soon the skies around backwoods Ontario will be full of police drug-squad `grass-choppers'.
Kinda like a scene from Apocalypse Now.
 
2013-08-14 12:27:30 PM  

Chummer45: Can we end the war on drugs and militarization of our police already?


Dreamer

Silly little Dreamer

You've got your head in the clouds
 
2013-08-14 12:28:00 PM  

TheMaskedArmadillo: I dunno - Looking at the picture of Quin Eaker I can see where the mistake might have gotten started


Already been covered above:

NutWrench: They didn't "mistake" shiat. Cops figured, "They're hippies, they're in a commune. They must be guilty of something, so that's all the probable cause we need."

 
2013-08-14 12:28:41 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Small town cops did this to my cousin, actually. Not only did they confiscate his wife's tomato plants, they took his three year old girls medications for cerebral palsy.

Didn't find any pot, however.


Sometimes it seems as if, when they start to realize that they are not going to find anything, they just start acting like cocks to get one of the residents to take a swing at them. That way they can make an arrest and the report won't make them look completely stupid.
 
2013-08-14 12:30:04 PM  
This is the second or third time this year that there's been a thread about a story where cops have mistaken tomato plants for marijuana.  How the flying fark do you make that mistake?
 
2013-08-14 12:30:57 PM  

THX 1138: You'd think that the police would be briefed on what something looks like before they're sent in to search for it.


Or that they'd have some clue what a tomato plant looks like.
 
2013-08-14 12:31:36 PM  
I hate hippies
GODS I hate hippies
but if you have 'em all in one plance and they STAY there without outside help...
don't fark with what aint broke

jackholes
 
2013-08-14 12:31:42 PM  
They're all heroes.
 
2013-08-14 12:34:05 PM  

SpectroBoy: Citations were initially issued for grass that was too tall, bushes growing too close to the street, a couch and piano in the yard, chopped wood that was not properly stacked, a piece of siding that was missing from the side of the house, and generally unclean premises.

Sure sounds to me like the cops were busting their chops and decided they wanted a chance to go in and look for SOMETHING to pin on the "hippy libtards".


For a second, I thought this was on the East End (of downtown Houston.)
/couches on front porch a real thing there
 
2013-08-14 12:35:14 PM  
You obviously have never seen the documentary "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes". Terrifying stuff, that.
 
2013-08-14 12:35:43 PM  
Sounds like Jesus Ranch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_syYlxSXOu8

Tenacious D-Jesus Ranch
 
2013-08-14 12:36:49 PM  
Can we just make the pot legal already and be done with stupid shiat like this?

I don't smoke it myself, but It's pretty clear that it is one of the most harmless "drugs" ever created (grown).  Not to mention it's madicinal benefits, and well as industrial benefits.  The only people's lives that have ever gotten ruined by pot are those that got busted with it.
 
2013-08-14 12:37:56 PM  

natas6.0: I hate hippies
GODS I hate hippies
but if you have 'em all in one plance and they STAY there without outside help...
don't fark with what aint broke

jackholes


I feel the same way about rednecks - but the NASCAR tracks ain't open all year round which causes them to linger in the streets & such.
 
2013-08-14 12:39:32 PM  

timujin: This is the second or third time this year that there's been a thread about a story where cops have mistaken tomato plants for marijuana.  How the flying fark do you make that mistake?


Seriously... one whiff, and you can instantly tell a difference. Not to mention those round, red things...
 
2013-08-14 12:39:35 PM  
Smoked tomatoes are delicious.
 
2013-08-14 12:41:27 PM  

Egoy3k: CapeFearCadaver: Small town cops did this to my cousin, actually. Not only did they confiscate his wife's tomato plants, they took his three year old girls medications for cerebral palsy.

Didn't find any pot, however.

Sometimes it seems as if, when they start to realize that they are not going to find anything, they just start acting like cocks to get one of the residents to take a swing at them. That way they can make an arrest and the report won't make them look completely stupid.


He's got the patience of a saint. Just stood there while they did their thing; then called her doctor the moment they left so they could get an emergency supply.
 
2013-08-14 12:41:30 PM  

timujin: This is the second or third time this year that there's been a thread about a story where cops have mistaken tomato plants for marijuana.  How the flying fark do you make that mistake?


It's not so much a mistake as it is a cover story to justify the operation when it failed to turn up anything.
 
2013-08-14 12:43:33 PM  

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2013-08-14 12:44:20 PM  
What the perps looked like:

s.mcstatic.com
 
2013-08-14 12:46:09 PM  
if all the accounts are true, then yes the cops were heavy-handed thugs in this matter.

i'm wanting to see (and my google on my lunch break) the city ordinances regarding things such as lawn maintenance and general property cleanliness within the city limits. while i feel like the hippies' farm should be left alone if they aren't harming anyone (and it sounds to me like they keep to themselves for the most part, and provide for themselves), ignorance of the law, as they say, is no excuse. if there are city/county laws regarding the upkeep of the property, it's their responsibility to follow that law, but not necessarily the government officials' job to provide them a return correspondence.

i am, however, shocked that, even if they had absolutely zero illegal plants growing on the property, the cops/swat didn't manage to find a good stash.
 
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