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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 11:07:41 PM

phrawgh: These officers are just doing the best they can to protect us. It's a thankless and dangerous job


Oh please, a roofer has a more dangerous job than a cop, look it up. And a roofer doesn't get to shoot people with impunity.
 
2013-11-21 11:07:53 PM

Smeggy Smurf: 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.


Did you skip over the bit about their black police chief?
 
2013-11-21 11:08:31 PM

Giltric: 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


You know, now that I study it out, you're right.  It was so obvious.

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Idea: Employer can issue him a company ID. But good for the boss for treating his unskilled worker like a person, not a problem.


Yeah, I really don't think they'd care about his company ID.  Except, now that he's suing them and they know they're on camera, it won't be a point anyway.
 
2013-11-21 11:10:39 PM
The problem is going to be, now when something does happen at the store. The police are going to take a very long time to show up.
 
2013-11-21 11:10:57 PM
FTA:

"Last year, Saleh, armed with a cache of videos, filed an internal affairs complaint about the arrests at his store. From that point, he said, police officers became even more aggressive.

One evening, shortly after he had complained a second time, a squadron of six uniformed Miami Gardens police officers marched into the store, he says. They lined up, shoulder to shoulder, their arms crossed in front of them, blocking two grocery aisles.

"Can I help you?" Saleh recalls asking. It was an entire police detail, known as the department's Rapid Action Deployment (RAD) squad, whom he had come to know from their frequent arrest sweeps. One went to use the restroom, and five of them stood silently for a full 10 minutes. Then they all marched out."

WTF?

Your tax dollars at work, America. Guess they were taking Jack's advice:

"Go shake down a 7-11 for a day-old wiener"
 
2013-11-21 11:11:30 PM

vicioushobbit: You know, now that I study it out, you're right. It was so obvious.


Surprising. It's not that obscure.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4OakqPbUj0 NSFW
 
2013-11-21 11:12:11 PM

kombi: The problem is going to be, now when something does happen at the store. The police are going to take a very long time to show up.


You sure the cops won't be the one to cause it?
 
2013-11-21 11:13:35 PM

EJ25T: Your tax dollars at work, America


Ha! Just wait until the civil suits.
 
2013-11-21 11:15:28 PM
"Despite his long rap sheet, Sampson, 28, has never been convicted of anything more serious than possession of marijuana."

Is that "rap sheet" include all his bullshiat arrest which means he doesn't actually have a rap sheet.
 
2013-11-21 11:15:40 PM
fark the police.
 
2013-11-21 11:15:50 PM

whatshisname: There's a place that sells and rents VHS tapes next door. This story has to be BS.


Where else are you going to get your sweded movies?
 
2013-11-21 11:16:32 PM
this was predicted almost 22 years ago


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIzT-uMS604
 
2013-11-21 11:16:51 PM

Peki: kombi: The problem is going to be, now when something does happen at the store. The police are going to take a very long time to show up.

You sure the cops won't be the one to cause it?


I was thinking that. One of the other problems is the police have lousy leadership. At all levels. But really in the end. It all has to do with money. They coment on the broken window idea. If your city has alot of broken windows. The feds will help you fix them all. As usual its all money. I wonder how many armored vehicles they got from the feds?
 
2013-11-21 11:18:06 PM
I think if I was stopped an questioned by the police, well lets say more than 2 times in a year, for no good reason...I might get a little pissed off. 258 times in a year is unbelievable.

/Makes you wonder if that town has a doughnut shop
 
2013-11-21 11:20:11 PM
the cops sound like real standup guys
 
2013-11-21 11:21:29 PM

borg: "Despite his long rap sheet, Sampson, 28, has never been convicted of anything more serious than possession of marijuana."

Is that "rap sheet" include all his bullshiat arrest which means he doesn't actually have a rap sheet.


Yeah, but the arrests show up on a background check, even if there is no conviction. What do you think the chances are of this guy ever getting a job better than gas station attendant?
 
2013-11-21 11:23:57 PM
We have finally seen StopArrestingMe in the flesh!
 
2013-11-21 11:24:03 PM
I'd LOVE to see a big payout on this. Police fear a cut in funds and a cut in funds comes from city because of lawyers.
 
2013-11-21 11:24:43 PM
A story about cops being around too much and people reckon the reason it's never robbed is because it's a mafia front?

Maybe it's because cops are always around?
 
2013-11-21 11:25:22 PM
The police only act like this because someone lets them get away with it.  Bring in the feds to do an undercover sting on them.
 
2013-11-21 11:26:27 PM
This sounds like the store owner isn't paying a protection racket.  It's the only thing that makes sense.  Racists cops doesn't even make sense as there are plenty of black people in Miami they could hassle if that's their deal.
 
2013-11-21 11:27:47 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.


Here's the thing.  If you know all your customers you're less likely to get robbed.  Sounds like this guy has good relations with the surrounding community.  This has always been my motto when living in sketchy neighborhoods.  Get to know the guys pushing drugs on the corner.  They'll keep the assholes from breaking in to your car.
 
2013-11-21 11:28:03 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


Yeah, there's no possibility all that he's just a really hard worker, maybe inherited the business, maybe both. Let's just assume he's a criminal.

Idiot.
 
2013-11-21 11:28:59 PM

Giltric: EJ25T: Your tax dollars at work, America

Ha! Just wait until the civil suits.


funnycatwallpapers.com

The horror! If what is allegedly happening is actually happening, they deserve to get sued, fired, and prevented from holding any kind of law enforcement jobs in the future.

I would rather my tax dollars go to compensate someone who was wronged by a corrupt police force than to have that money continue to fund the department allegedly perpetrating said activities.
 
2013-11-21 11:29:01 PM
FTFA:  "There is just no justifying this kind of behavior,'' said Chuck Drago, a former police officer and consultant on police policy and the use of force. "Now...I must break you."
 
2013-11-21 11:29:03 PM

Hoopy Frood: Smeggy Smurf: 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.

Did you skip over the bit about their black police chief?


Pigs are pigs.  It leads to being an evil motherfarker
 
2013-11-21 11:32:10 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Hoopy Frood: Smeggy Smurf: 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.

Did you skip over the bit about their black police chief?

Pigs are pigs.  It leads to being an evil motherfarker


24.media.tumblr.com

/not a fan of Wesley Snipes
 
2013-11-21 11:35:07 PM

vicioushobbit: 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.)


Well, this is troll country.
 
2013-11-21 11:35:11 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.


Given how often the police are there, it sounds more like he's operating a police sub-station that happens to sell stuff.
 
2013-11-21 11:35:22 PM

lewismarktwo: A story about cops being around too much and people reckon the reason it's never robbed is because it's a mafia front?

Maybe it's because cops are always around?


Oh, that's way too obvious - our Fark Detectives(tm) are far more clever than that.
 
2013-11-21 11:36:25 PM

EJ25T: Smeggy Smurf: Hoopy Frood: Smeggy Smurf: 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.

Did you skip over the bit about their black police chief?

Pigs are pigs.  It leads to being an evil motherfarker

[24.media.tumblr.com image 450x244]

/not a fan of Wesley Snipes


I dont think this has anything due to race. You have a police force that gets all there funding via federal and state funding. They know they can arrest certain people all the time. These people are un educated and just go thru the motions. And since no charges are filed, they ignore it. They are just happy they dont have to go to court. Again Im telling you. The cops have quotas. Maybe not official but they know if the numbers are down, Funding gets cut.
 
2013-11-21 11:36:29 PM
Gotta wonder if the police don't suspect them of something else that they just can't prove and are letting their presence be known until they can. This place isn't getting extra attention from one cop, but apparently from the PD as a whole, so I think we can probably rule it being due to a couple of bigoted cops picking on some brown people.

I'm guessing the business is used as a front for money laundering.  Why else would it never have been robbed?  A convenience store in a poor neighborhood that has never been knocked over?  Come on.
 
2013-11-21 11:39:51 PM

kombi: 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.


TFA says the murder rate is way up and they've got pressure from above to arrest as many people as possible under the guise of 'bringing the crime rate down'.

So in order to arrest that many people, and to justify their tuff on crime squad, they basically need to fan out from police HQ and each have each officer arrest the first person they see at random, creating a 1:1 ratio of officers:arrestees, since that's apparently what they believe the program requires, thus creating a 'dead zone' of several blocks around each police station where everyone in sight is arrested and brought back to the station to have charges dropped, and where everyone is afraid to go because they know if they go anywhere near the police station, they'll immediately be arrested.

This isn't racism in the strictest sense of the word; more like an anthill where the ants go out, grab whatever plant-life is lying around, and drag it back to the nest, leaving an ever-growing sand mound 'dead zone around' each ant colony.
 
2013-11-21 11:41:43 PM

kombi: The problem is going to be, now when something does happen at the store. The police are going to take a very long time to show up.


"We cudda been friends, too bad. Nice store you got, there."
 
2013-11-21 11:42:09 PM

cman: 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.


Damn, sometimes it's hard to tell with you. I took that hook line and sinker.

/hangs head in shame.
 
2013-11-21 11:46:49 PM
Live lapel cameras for all officers, protected from tampering, is very much overdue.

The tech. is here now. We just need the political will to implement it nationwide.
 
2013-11-21 11:47:37 PM
I'm still burning about an invalid parking ticket that was put on my car 8 years ago.  Took a day off work because I had to physically contest the thing...

If I was falsely arrested by police over 10 times PER YEAR?  Jesus Christ...  There would certainly be a reason to arrest me after that, and it wouldn't be for trespassing.
 
2013-11-21 11:48:42 PM

Prophet of Loss: Live lapel cameras for all officers, protected from tampering, is very much overdue.

The tech. is here now. We just need the political will to implement it nationwide.


Ya. I live in a small city. But all the police have cams. Almost all the police in my state have them. It should now be required.
 
2013-11-21 11:48:57 PM
Suspend these farkers with pay and full benefits for 6 months. That will teach them
 
2013-11-21 11:51:02 PM

kombi: Prophet of Loss: Live lapel cameras for all officers, protected from tampering, is very much overdue.

The tech. is here now. We just need the political will to implement it nationwide.

Ya. I live in a small city. But all the police have cams. Almost all the police in my state have them. It should now be required.


Wait until they won't release the video, can't find it, have a dash-cam malfunction, accidentally crush the car...
 
2013-11-21 11:51:03 PM
So what's the difference between Miami and Miami Gardens?
 
2013-11-21 11:51:50 PM

cman: 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?


Three felonies a day.
 
2013-11-21 11:51:52 PM
"Nobody can justify overstepping the constitution to fight crime."

images.politico.com

Hai guyz, what's going on in this thread?
 
2013-11-21 11:53:05 PM
I have a lot to say about this, most of it terribly obvious, and frankly, I'm old enough  to remember when the preponderance of cops weren't arrogant, violent, sadistic, steroid crazed thugs and I don't think anybody born after 1988 could relate.
 
2013-11-21 11:53:09 PM

kim jong-un: I'm still burning about an invalid parking ticket that was put on my car 8 years ago.  Took a day off work because I had to physically contest the thing...

If I was falsely arrested by police over 10 times PER YEAR?  Jesus Christ...  There would certainly be a reason to arrest me after that, and it wouldn't be for trespassing.


Wel its like the last ticket I got. By the station. Just during shift change. Asked another cop about it and he told me dont go out at certain times. And dont go to this area. We have quotas (Quotas are legal where I live) and they ticket everyone in sight. Went to fight it. And in the state I live in. Its a full jury trile. For a stupid ticket. Just paid. I know its a shake down.  There needs to be some type of lawsuit to block state and federal funding for local police departments. Thats where alot of this crazy crap comes from.
 
2013-11-21 11:54:21 PM

VivianVivisect: So what's the difference between Miami and Miami Gardens?


The second has Gardens.

/and it goes to 11.
 
2013-11-21 11:54:54 PM

Texas Gabe: 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

Yeah, there's no possibility all that he's just a really hard worker, maybe inherited the business, maybe both. Let's just assume he's a criminal.

Idiot.


My issue is that the store sells beer how can a 19 year old own a shop that sells a product that he can not legally own, the guy that makes the delivery would be selling to a minor. It may be diffrent in other states but in mine if I take a bottle of wine to the regester and the person behind the counter is under 21 they have to call someone over.
 
2013-11-21 11:55:53 PM
I don't think the cops are racist.  I do believe they hate anyone who is not a cop and see our Constitution as only a mild suggestion.

When a police force is this corrupt, it's a failure of leadership.  The only option is to fire everyone, including the police chief, and rebuild from the ground up.  Unfortunately, the likely outcome is a couple of weeks of paid administrative leave and further harassment of the store owner, the employees, and the customers.  He'll be out of business within a year. Probably much sooner.
 
2013-11-21 11:55:53 PM

kombi: EJ25T: Smeggy Smurf: Hoopy Frood: Smeggy Smurf: 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.

Did you skip over the bit about their black police chief?

Pigs are pigs.  It leads to being an evil motherfarker

[24.media.tumblr.com image 450x244]

/not a fan of Wesley Snipes

I dont think this has anything due to race. You have a police force that gets all there funding via federal and state funding. They know they can arrest certain people all the time. These people are un educated and just go thru the motions. And since no charges are filed, they ignore it. They are just happy they dont have to go to court. Again Im telling you. The cops have quotas. Maybe not official but they know if the numbers are down, Funding gets cut.


That comment was directed more toward the person you replied to.

At the very least, these officers seem to have a lot of free time on their hands. Maybe that's a reason for funding cuts right there. Or if they're ignoring legitimate crimes to carry out a personal vendetta (very hard to disprove), there's another reason to cut funding.
 
2013-11-21 11:58:09 PM

cardex: Texas Gabe: 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

Yeah, there's no possibility all that he's just a really hard worker, maybe inherited the business, maybe both. Let's just assume he's a criminal.

Idiot.

My issue is that the store sells beer how can a 19 year old own a shop that sells a product that he can not legally own, the guy that makes the delivery would be selling to a minor. It may be diffrent in other states but in mine if I take a bottle of wine to the regester and the person behind the counter is under 21 they have to call someone over.


Depends on the state. Some state servers can not serve alcohol until they are 21. Some they can. Same with sales.
 
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