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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 36
    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 10:16:33 PM
8 votes:
I'm just wondering if the 2 stoners that hang out out front have also been cited for loitering.

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2013-11-21 09:57:12 PM
8 votes:
He works as a clerk at the Quickstop.

 He wan't even supposed to be here today.
2013-11-21 10:51:26 PM
5 votes:
See guys, its the 99.8% of cops that abuse their powers that make the 0.2% look bad.
2013-11-21 10:42:27 PM
5 votes:
"clocking in when scheduled..."

Well, you can rule out union workers.
2013-11-21 11:51:52 PM
4 votes:
"Nobody can justify overstepping the constitution to fight crime."

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Hai guyz, what's going on in this thread?
2013-11-22 12:13:46 AM
3 votes:

bunner: Crips, bloods. zetas, mafia, cops, HSA, judges...


... dweebies, dickheads, they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.
2013-11-21 10:59:34 PM
3 votes:
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 10:48:39 PM
3 votes:
If a guy named Drago says you've gone too far, it's probably time to rethink your use of force.
2013-11-21 10:44:34 PM
3 votes:
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 09:30:03 PM
3 votes:
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 08:51:19 PM
3 votes:
258 isolated incidents.
2013-11-22 04:17:14 AM
2 votes:
Fark logic:

1. We hate cops, so they can't possibly be right here
2. But everyone knows convenience stores get robbed 24/7, so the owner can't be right here
3. Cops would never just pick on somebody for "no reason", so the owner can't be right here
4. But cops always pick on people for no reason, so the cops can't be right here
5. The guy was 19 when he opened (or bought) the store so how can he be selling liquor? That can't be right?
6. But the police chief is black, why would be be targeting black people? That can't be right?

I'M SO CONFUSED IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME!!!!

Look, people, it's very simple. Cops are not black or white, they are blue. So yeah, a BLACK police chief and his BLACK (and white/Hispanic) officers would have no trouble at all targeting BLACK citizens...especially if they work for an Ayrab running a liquor store in Floriduh. And there may well be some personal animosity going on here--the store owner may have refused to give the cops coffee and donuts for free or something--who knows?

Second, the store owner is very obviously hiring local minorities and letting them hang out around his store without freaking out and calling the cops because "there is a black man in my store!" He may very well not have been robbed, at least not so severely he felt the need to report it. Small-town stores don't get robbed by locals when the owner is cool and hires the relatives of the local junkies. The employees tend to keep their relatives in line. And you can easily OWN a store that sells booze if you're underage--you just can't actually SELL it. But if an older employee does the selling, and the license is in an older person's name, it's no big deal. Given that the owner is Palestinian-Argentinan, I'm guessing the store is owned by his family.

And if you bothered to read the whole article carefully--the owner began participation in a community-oriented policing program that allowed them (the cops) to come in to area businesses and round up whoever they felt was a risk--namely, those same employees who are relatives of the local criminals. One reason why "broken windows theory" requires a close working relationship between cops and the community BEFORE they start rounding up the undesireable elements, as the guy in the article pointed out, and which the Miami Grove PD kind of forgot to do before they energetically started cleaning up the neighborhood. They kind of missed that part. The owner decided he didn't want to be part of it, and the harassment, er, cleaning up redoubled in his store.

So to sum up:

1. A convenience store might well not be robbed all the time.
2. Cops might well pick on people of color, even if they themselves are nominally black.
3. A younger Arab-American who calls himself 'the owner" is probably not the sole owner of a store.
4. Broken-windows theory only works when the community is involved.
2013-11-21 11:23:57 PM
2 votes:
We have finally seen StopArrestingMe in the flesh!
2013-11-21 08:09:26 PM
2 votes:
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 08:08:19 PM
2 votes:
If you have nothing to hide then you shouldn't biatch
2013-11-23 02:45:26 AM
1 votes:

Mitch Taylor's Bro: derpy: 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.

If it's a drug front, NO WAY does the guy file suit.

Well, it's taken more than 24 hours, but someone's finally brought up a good counter-point. I salute you!


I was busy learning 3d modeling on Blender.  Sorry.
2013-11-22 10:39:03 AM
1 votes:

DigitalCoffee: serial_crusher:  The police should keep staking it, because if it didn't get robbed during the 4 years they've been doing this, they're about due for a robbery next year.

They're about due for a robbery the same way that you're due to hit on those scratchers. Just keep on playing and you'll hit because you're due any time now.


Yeah, all these suckers at my office are putting all that money in their 401Ks.  Only downside to my retirement plan is the company doesn't match my Powerball contributions.  The eventual payout will be totally worth it though.
2013-11-22 09:19:56 AM
1 votes:

Les Comdien Masque: 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.

False perception.

Most convenience stores are never robbed. Per FBI figures for 2011, there were 369,089 robberies reported. Of those, about 8.3% (approximately 30,634) were convenience stores. There were a total of 146,126 convenience stores operating in the U.S. at that time. Even if you spread the numbers out to one hit per store (which isn't accurate since many are targeted for repeat hits), that would still mean that approximately 4 out of 5 stores never experienced a robbery during that one year.


FTFY

Assuming a flat 1/5 chance that a given store will be robbed in a given year, the store from TFA statistically should have been robbed 3.4 times during the 17 years it's been owned by its current owner.  The police should keep staking it, because if it didn't get robbed during the 4 years they've been doing this, they're about due for a robbery next year.
2013-11-22 01:41:36 AM
1 votes:
This wouldn't happen if you just gave them free coffee like everyone else, geez.
2013-11-22 01:26:34 AM
1 votes:

Giltric: BSABSVR: Giltric: EJ25T: 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.

Odd.

I would rather have the officer be sued personally. Have to liquidate everything until he is left with whatever skills he has and maybe a pair of underwear, the money going towards the judgment. Be banned from any type of police job or position of authority. Start from scratch and have half the wages they earn garnished and put towards the judgment,  go bankrupt, turn into an alcoholic and maybe still be allowed access to a gun in case of those drunk, dark nights, alone.....

So you choose to hope for magic, rather than look for real solutions?  Nice work.  How'd that trucker blockade work out for you, anyway?

Huh?


Can't remember your own opinions for longer than a month, or do you just shotgun blast so much dumb shiat that you can't keep track of it all?  You remember the failed trucker blockade of DC.  You were an apologist for it because, much like your concept of a "solution" to what is happening here in Miami Gardens, your solutions to problems only work if you eliminate reality and gaze deeply up your own ass.
2013-11-22 12:06:33 AM
1 votes:

lewismarktwo: War On Drugs, asset forfeiture, prison industrial complex, general corruption of power


Crips, bloods. zetas, mafia, cops, HSA, judges... pretty much all in the same business.  Same gang.  Same mission.  Same methods.
2013-11-21 11:48:57 PM
1 votes:
Suspend these farkers with pay and full benefits for 6 months. That will teach them
2013-11-21 11:47:37 PM
1 votes:
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 11:42:09 PM
1 votes:

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 11:35:11 PM
1 votes:

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 11:35:07 PM
1 votes:

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 11:32:10 PM
1 votes:

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


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/not a fan of Wesley Snipes
2013-11-21 11:24:43 PM
1 votes:
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 11:06:57 PM
1 votes:

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 10:58:33 PM
1 votes:

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


Well played, Good Sir, well played.
2013-11-21 10:52:10 PM
1 votes:
There's a place that sells and rents VHS tapes next door. This story has to be BS.
2013-11-21 10:42:34 PM
1 votes:
Some cops are about get a long paid holiday vacation to think about all the bad things they got caught doing
2013-11-21 10:42:16 PM
1 votes:
Came for Clerks, leaving entertained but overall not feeling fulfilled.
2013-11-21 08:55:48 PM
1 votes:

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 08:27:37 PM
1 votes:
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 08:20:16 PM
1 votes:

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?
 
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