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(Miami Herald)   Man stopped and questioned by police 258 times in four years, searched more than 100 times, and arrested 62 times for trespassing. His crime? Showing up at work and clocking in when scheduled   (miamiherald.com) divider line 226
    More: Florida, Miami Gardens, Howard Simon, drug-related crime, state crime, U.S. Department of Justice, resisting arrest  
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2013-11-21 08:00:29 PM
maybe he just has an AWESOME public defender
 
2013-11-21 08:08:19 PM
If you have nothing to hide then you shouldn't biatch
 
2013-11-21 08:09:26 PM
It's Florida. The cops aren't racist, they are really really, really, f*cking "I'm gonna invest all my money in gold" stupid.
 
2013-11-21 08:16:31 PM

cman: If you have nothing to hide then you shouldn't biatch


"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. "

We either repeal or stop this shiat.
 
2013-11-21 08:20:16 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: cman: If you have nothing to hide then you shouldn't biatch

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. "

We either repeal or stop this shiat.


Only guilty people say that

So, what are you guilty of?
 
2013-11-21 08:20:24 PM
What the hell?
 
2013-11-21 08:27:37 PM
FTFA: "...he says he has never been robbed."

A convenience store that's never been robbed? That's enough to trigger my BS detector.
 
2013-11-21 08:31:59 PM

cman: Only guilty people say that

So, what are you guilty of?


You're better than that cman.
 
2013-11-21 08:32:17 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: FTFA: "...he says he has never been robbed."

A convenience store that's never been robbed? That's enough to trigger my BS detector.


Everybody knows better than to rob a drug front.
 
2013-11-21 08:34:31 PM

serial_crusher: Mitch Taylor's Bro: FTFA: "...he says he has never been robbed."

A convenience store that's never been robbed? That's enough to trigger my BS detector.

Everybody knows better than to rob a drug front.


That's what I was thinking, too. Drugs or mafia money laundering front.
 
2013-11-21 08:51:19 PM
258 isolated incidents.
 
2013-11-21 08:53:28 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: cman: Only guilty people say that

So, what are you guilty of?

You're better than that cman.


...you taking what I am saying seriously?

Please don't
 
2013-11-21 08:55:48 PM

cman: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: cman: Only guilty people say that

So, what are you guilty of?

You're better than that cman.

...you taking what I am saying seriously?

Please don't


I don't know, man...

/I think that one swallowed the hook
 
2013-11-21 08:56:31 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: serial_crusher: Mitch Taylor's Bro: FTFA: "...he says he has never been robbed."

A convenience store that's never been robbed? That's enough to trigger my BS detector.

Everybody knows better than to rob a drug front.

That's what I was thinking, too. Drugs or mafia money laundering front.


Plot twist!

Now I don't know what I think.
 
2013-11-21 09:09:20 PM
See?  The system works.
 
2013-11-21 09:09:49 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: cman: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: cman: Only guilty people say that

So, what are you guilty of?

You're better than that cman.

...you taking what I am saying seriously?

Please don't

I don't know, man...

/I think that one swallowed the hook


I admit it is difficult to transmit emotion through the Internet.

If I was in the same room as Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich I think my mannerisms would have told him that I was being facetious.
 
2013-11-21 09:30:03 PM
The videos show, among other things, cops stopping citizens, questioning them, aggressively searching them and arresting them for trespassing when they have permission to be on the premises; officers conducting searches of Saleh's business without search warrants or permission; using what appears to be excessive force on subjects who are clearly not resisting arrest and filing inaccurate police reports in connection with the arrests.

Other countries hate you for your freedoms.
 
2013-11-21 09:44:09 PM
The store is a small business owned by someone "of Palestinian descent".

"For 17 years, Saleh has owned 207 Quickstop. Saleh has come to know his customers by their first names, and even by their nicknames. He has watched some of them grow from toddlers into young men. He feels for them when loved ones die, and has celebrated with them when their babies were born."

Here is an example of a plan to create a frisk-friendly zone for LEO's at high-traffic businesses in poor neighborhoods.  The businesses sign on to have undesirables arrested for trespassing and removed.  Good for rounding up the homeless, easier to keep the restrooms clean that way.

"About three years ago, Saleh said police asked him to participate in what they called a "zero-tolerance" program to reduce crime. He gladly signed up, not realizing at the time how much it would impact his business and customers. Under the program, Miami Gardens police are given broad powers to stop and arrest people who appear to be loitering or trespassing at the participating business."

He later quit the program.
 
2013-11-21 09:57:12 PM
He works as a clerk at the Quickstop.

 He wan't even supposed to be here today.
 
2013-11-21 10:16:33 PM
I'm just wondering if the 2 stoners that hang out out front have also been cited for loitering.

photos.wikimapia.org
 
2013-11-21 10:42:16 PM
Came for Clerks, leaving entertained but overall not feeling fulfilled.
 
2013-11-21 10:42:27 PM
"clocking in when scheduled..."

Well, you can rule out union workers.
 
2013-11-21 10:42:34 PM
Some cops are about get a long paid holiday vacation to think about all the bad things they got caught doing
 
2013-11-21 10:42:42 PM
Now THIS is racism in action.  Not merely saying that skin color means nothing to do with your ability to not be poor any longer than anybody else.  Learn this you asshole racists that believe skin color matters.
 
2013-11-21 10:43:14 PM
I was ready to be all "he probably is a dick."

But this sucks. I hope that the lawsuit fairy grants him a wish.

Let the guy go to work, FFS.
 
2013-11-21 10:44:34 PM
Honestly, when it's gotten to the point that once a week the police come in and arrest your employee and remove him, that starts getting funny to me. If you put a slide whistle over the cops yanking this guy out of the store every time it happened, you could post that shiat to America's Funniest Home Videos.

"Hey Earl, after you take the trash out, can you mop?"
BWEEEEE-OOOOOP!
"Dude, Earl got arrested on his way to the mop. Should I do it or you figure they'll nab me too?"
 
2013-11-21 10:48:39 PM
If a guy named Drago says you've gone too far, it's probably time to rethink your use of force.
 
2013-11-21 10:48:53 PM
One video, recorded on June 26, 2012, shows Sampson, clearly stocking coolers, being interrupted by MGPD Sgt. William Dunaske, who orders him to put his hands behind his back, and then handcuffs him, leads him out of the store and takes him to jail for trespassing.

Wow, that's pretty bad, even by corrupt cop standards.
 
2013-11-21 10:50:12 PM
What's everyone talking about? According to the Supreme Court we live in a post-racist society.
 
2013-11-21 10:51:26 PM
See guys, its the 99.8% of cops that abuse their powers that make the 0.2% look bad.
 
2013-11-21 10:51:30 PM
The one I tried submitting said it was already submitted 4 minutes ago.

Does Fark count the last one submitted? because this was obviously getting comments more than 4 minutes ago.

anywho...... just wait until Miami Gradens gets their MRAP and quad .50s.
 
2013-11-21 10:52:10 PM
There's a place that sells and rents VHS tapes next door. This story has to be BS.
 
2013-11-21 10:53:24 PM
And this is why I would never live in Florida.
 
2013-11-21 10:54:18 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: serial_crusher: Mitch Taylor's Bro: FTFA: "...he says he has never been robbed."

A convenience store that's never been robbed? That's enough to trigger my BS detector.

Everybody knows better than to rob a drug front.

That's what I was thinking, too. Drugs or mafia money laundering front.


The owner is 36 but has owned the place for 17 years, something does not add up. My money is on drug front
 
2013-11-21 10:55:46 PM
Oh good old Miami Gardens, my hometown.

An MGPD almost backed into my car in a parking lot a couple years ago. Mofo
 
2013-11-21 10:56:17 PM
classroom or convience store - zero tolerance = zero intellegence
 
2013-11-21 10:56:35 PM

cardex: Mitch Taylor's Bro: serial_crusher: Mitch Taylor's Bro: FTFA: "...he says he has never been robbed."

A convenience store that's never been robbed? That's enough to trigger my BS detector.

Everybody knows better than to rob a drug front.

That's what I was thinking, too. Drugs or mafia money laundering front.

The owner is 36 but has owned the place for 17 years, something does not add up. My money is on drug front


Let's assume it is a drug front; shouldn't the police cite these guys with actual charges, things that would stick, in order to get them to roll on their bosses?

Seems to me, if they DID think it was a drug front, that the cops are handling the investigation pretty farking idiotically.
 
2013-11-21 10:57:38 PM
*Intelligence
 
2013-11-21 10:58:33 PM

cman: If you have nothing to hide then you shouldn't biatch


Well played, Good Sir, well played.
 
2013-11-21 10:59:24 PM
I really do wonder what would happen if a state required a psychological exam every five years for police, specifically looking for things like aggressive personality disorder and other hyper-alpha male traits, then permanently revoking their certificate to be a peace officer if they fail?

A few people from high school who I know to have gone on to be police officers were the sort of people I least wanted to see with a badge and gun.
 
2013-11-21 10:59:34 PM
Here we go with the Fark cop hate. These officers are just doing the best they can to protect us. It's a thankless and dangerous job. It's often repeated but know less true, if you are doing nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about. Obviously they know this guy is up to something. They'll eventually catch him and put him away. There can be no doubt that he is a criminal as he has already be caught with drugs.
 
2013-11-21 11:00:18 PM

vicioushobbit: Let's assume it is a drug front; shouldn't the police cite these guys with actual charges, things that would stick, in order to get them to roll on their bosses?

Seems to me, if they DID think it was a drug front, that the cops are handling the investigation pretty farking idiotically.


Nobody could get a judge to approve a warrant for a search or wiretaps in that whole time?

Well I doubt police acting like this would secure a warrant but you get the idea.
 
2013-11-21 11:01:40 PM

phrawgh: Here we go with the Fark cop hate. These officers are just doing the best they can to protect us. It's a thankless and dangerous job. It's often repeated but know less true, if you are doing nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about. Obviously they know this guy is up to something. They'll eventually catch him and put him away. There can be no doubt that he is a criminal as he has already be caught with drugs.


I think he does have something to worry about.  He could get fired for leaving his job without permission, if the cops lead him away in handcuffs.  Plus, you know, the whole "if they're invading the store and arresting him on trumped up charges, who's to say they won't plant something on him, too, just for funzies?" thing.

(I'm choosing to believe you aren't a troll until proven otherwise.)
 
2013-11-21 11:02:58 PM

Giltric: vicioushobbit: Let's assume it is a drug front; shouldn't the police cite these guys with actual charges, things that would stick, in order to get them to roll on their bosses?

Seems to me, if they DID think it was a drug front, that the cops are handling the investigation pretty farking idiotically.

Nobody could get a judge to approve a warrant for a search or wiretaps in that whole time?

Well I doubt police acting like this would secure a warrant but you get the idea.


My point is that it doesn't matter if he's a drug front, because he's obviously not being investigated.  So why bother trying to defame the owner when the cops are obviously at fault?
 
2013-11-21 11:04:27 PM

PanicMan: And this is why I would never live in Florida.


The Seattle PD was recently hit by a lawsuit by the DOJ over civil rights violations.  You can't get much more progressive than Seattle, and it still happened.

/grew up listening to Sir Mix-A-Lot biatch about the SPD
//the civil rights violations weren't anything new
 
2013-11-21 11:05:52 PM

vicioushobbit: cardex: Mitch Taylor's Bro: serial_crusher: Mitch Taylor's Bro: FTFA: "...he says he has never been robbed."

A convenience store that's never been robbed? That's enough to trigger my BS detector.

Everybody knows better than to rob a drug front.

That's what I was thinking, too. Drugs or mafia money laundering front.

The owner is 36 but has owned the place for 17 years, something does not add up. My money is on drug front

Let's assume it is a drug front; shouldn't the police cite these guys with actual charges, things that would stick, in order to get them to roll on their bosses?

Seems to me, if they DID think it was a drug front, that the cops are handling the investigation pretty farking idiotically.


Well they are cops so what did you expect

It has to be something more even the most corrupt cops would have given up by now.
 
2013-11-21 11:06:44 PM
Idea: Employer can issue him a company ID. But good for the boss for treating his unskilled worker like a person, not a problem.
 
2013-11-21 11:06:53 PM
Its quotas and padding. The cops have quotas. They know who to shake down. People that will have a minor offense. Weed, expired license minor things. And people that are poor and un educated. People that dont really know there rights. With more arrests. Means more money means more federal funding. More federal spending. As usual it only has to do with money.
I hope they win a major lawsuit. Its just like the guys in Texas. The ones that pull over and conduct illegal seizures of property.
 
2013-11-21 11:06:57 PM

vicioushobbit: So why bother trying to defame the owner when the cops are obviously at fault?


Saleh is obviously Czechoslovakian interior decorator freelancing for AQ
 
2013-11-21 11:07:33 PM
phrawgh (favorite: troll) : Here we go with the Fark cop hate. These officers are just doing the best they can to protect us. It's a thankless and dangerous job. It's often repeated but know less true, if you are doing nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about. Obviously they know this guy is up to something. They'll eventually catch him and put him away. There can be no doubt that he is a criminal as he has already be caught with drugs.

2/10

Your hook is dull tonight.  You're being too obvious.  Be a little more subtle next time.
 
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