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(Yahoo)   When giving $.75 to a homeless man, try not to make it look like a drug deal. And don't worry, the 'Fail' tag is for the 11 police cars who responded to giving change to a homeless man   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 130
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2014-01-17 11:44:49 AM
Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs, and they did so for an hour while Greg remained handcuffed. In that time, ten more police cars showed up and pulled over. Incredibly, the search was not fruitful - no drugs were found in the car. That is, because, as previously mentioned, Snider didn't have any drugs to give, and the police failed to plant any to cover up their mistake, as per usual department policy. Department spokesman Lt. Peter I. Grinch stated, "we apologize for this embarrassment, and will focus on retraining all of the officers involved to ensure that they properly utilize their field evidence distribution kits in the future, with a goal to once more achieving a 100% conviction rate for all traffic stops."
 
2014-01-17 11:52:20 AM
The function of the police is to put as many people in jail as possible.

Act accordingly.
 
2014-01-17 11:54:10 AM
Pigs
 
2014-01-17 12:00:14 PM

vudukungfu: Pigs


HEY!

Actual Pigs have a useful function... They provide bacon, ham, pork chops, and when little, they're just so darn cute.

So don't go dissing swine by comparing them to cops.
 
2014-01-17 12:25:26 PM

FirstNationalBastard: when little, they're just so darn cute


Especially coming out of the oven.  I could just eat them right up.
 
2014-01-17 12:52:25 PM
I once got rousted by the cops for handing my wife a frikkin grocery list at a bus stop

/true story
 
2014-01-17 12:53:39 PM
I feel safer already
 
2014-01-17 12:54:47 PM
fark the police!
 
2014-01-17 12:56:00 PM

Theaetetus: Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs, and they did so for an hour while Greg remained handcuffed. In that time, ten more police cars showed up and pulled over. Incredibly, the search was not fruitful - no drugs were found in the car. That is, because, as previously mentioned, Snider didn't have any drugs to give, and the police failed to plant any to cover up their mistake, as per usual department policy. Department spokesman Lt. Peter I. Grinch stated, "we apologize for this embarrassment, and will focus on retraining all of the officers involved to ensure that they properly utilize their field evidence distribution kits in the future, with a goal to once more achieving a 100% conviction rate for all traffic stops."


Which reads to me like "plant evidence" so they can get a conviction.
 
2014-01-17 12:56:44 PM
 Aside from the damage police did to his car, Snider isn't happy that the police were actually laughing about the mistake.

Wow...way to make police look even worse, dickbags
 
2014-01-17 12:56:49 PM
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
 
2014-01-17 12:57:17 PM
This is what happens when you have a profit motive in the justice arm of society.
 
2014-01-17 12:57:44 PM
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2014-01-17 12:59:10 PM
reillan



Theaetetus: Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs, and they did so for an hour while Greg remained handcuffed. In that time, ten more police cars showed up and pulled over. Incredibly, the search was not fruitful - no drugs were found in the car. That is, because, as previously mentioned, Snider didn't have any drugs to give, and the police failed to plant any to cover up their mistake, as per usual department policy. Department spokesman Lt. Peter I. Grinch stated, "we apologize for this embarrassment, and will focus on retraining all of the officers involved to ensure that they properly utilize their field evidence distribution kits in the future, with a goal to once more achieving a 100% conviction rate for all traffic stops."

Which reads to me like "plant evidence" so they can get a conviction.


Exactly how the last sentence reads to me.
 
2014-01-17 12:59:36 PM
There are cities that have tried to make it illegal to give money to homeless people.
 
2014-01-17 01:01:28 PM

monoski: There are cities that have tried to make it illegal to give money to homeless people.


Some require you to have a permit to pan handle as well I think
 
2014-01-17 01:01:44 PM
How long till Texas gets it's own tag? Place seems like the racist ignorant cousin to Florida's complete full retardness.
 
2014-01-17 01:02:40 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: reillan

Theaetetus: Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs, and they did so for an hour while Greg remained handcuffed. In that time, ten more police cars showed up and pulled over. Incredibly, the search was not fruitful - no drugs were found in the car. That is, because, as previously mentioned, Snider didn't have any drugs to give, and the police failed to plant any to cover up their mistake, as per usual department policy. Department spokesman Lt. Peter I. Grinch stated, "we apologize for this embarrassment, and will focus on retraining all of the officers involved to ensure that they properly utilize their field evidence distribution kits in the future, with a goal to once more achieving a 100% conviction rate for all traffic stops."

Which reads to me like "plant evidence" so they can get a conviction.


Exactly how the last sentence reads to me.


Pretty sure the OP was satire. Believable satire given the current attitudes of the police, but the mask hasn't slipped THAT much yet.
 
2014-01-17 01:03:28 PM
FTFA: 'We saw you downtown. We saw what you did.  And when I tell teacher you're going to be in big trouble!'
 
2014-01-17 01:04:09 PM
I often buy illegal drugs and give them to homeless people. It's like live street theater. The fun part is mixing up the drugs with the users. Find a crack head and give him meth. Find a meth head and give him a loaded heroin needle. It's fun and the homeless sometimes discover a new habit that they like. "Thanks to Harry, I used to be a meth addict. Now I'm a $100 a day heroin addict who has to shoot up through my eyeballs."
 
2014-01-17 01:05:27 PM
Wow, is Yahoo a part of the DailyFail now?

1 sentence, a video. 2 sentences, a video still from the video, 2 more sentences, another still, and so on. when it's all done, there are a grand total of about 2 paragraphs, 3 completely useless images and a video...


What I don't see is this part, though:
Department spokesman Lt. Peter I. Grinch stated, "we apologize for this embarrassment, and will focus on retraining all of the officers involved to ensure that they properly utilize their field evidence distribution kits in the future, with a goal to once more achieving a 100% conviction rate for all traffic stops."

Did they change it? I also don't see it in the linked source to the story, maybe they realized how bad it sounds and pulled it?
 
2014-01-17 01:05:35 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-17 01:07:49 PM

reillan: Theaetetus: Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs, and they did so for an hour while Greg remained handcuffed. In that time, ten more police cars showed up and pulled over. Incredibly, the search was not fruitful - no drugs were found in the car. That is, because, as previously mentioned, Snider didn't have any drugs to give, and the police failed to plant any to cover up their mistake, as per usual department policy. Department spokesman Lt. Peter I. Grinch stated, "we apologize for this embarrassment, and will focus on retraining all of the officers involved to ensure that they properly utilize their field evidence distribution kits in the future, with a goal to once more achieving a 100% conviction rate for all traffic stops."

Which reads to me like "plant evidence" so they can get a conviction.


Maybe that's because it's exactly what it says. Good thing it was a joke by Theaetetus and not in the actual article.
 
2014-01-17 01:08:05 PM
At least they called off the SWAT team
 
2014-01-17 01:08:56 PM
So... against my better judgement I checked into the Yahoo comments and was surprised to see almost all were people complaining about abusive police practices, then I checked in on the original source article and the story was the same.

Although the cops have a huge amount of power, at some level they need the support of at least a significant portion of the public. Once they lose that support prosecutors will find it very hard to obtain convictions and cops will start to find themselves before rather hostile juries in the rare cases they get taken to trial for misconduct.

We're not there yet, but a good portion of the police force seem to be working very hard to make it so.
 
2014-01-17 01:09:52 PM

Theaetetus: Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs, and they did so for an hour while Greg remained handcuffed. In that time, ten more police cars showed up and pulled over. Incredibly, the search was not fruitful - no drugs were found in the car. That is, because, as previously mentioned, Snider didn't have any drugs to give, and the police failed to plant any to cover up their mistake, as per usual department policy. Department spokesman Lt. Peter I. Grinch stated, "we apologize for this embarrassment, and will focus on retraining all of the officers involved to ensure that they properly utilize their field evidence distribution kits in the future, with a goal to once more achieving a 100% conviction rate for all traffic stops."


Holy crap did you ever get 'em to bite. Is 11/10 possible? My hat is off to you!
 
2014-01-17 01:11:23 PM
Who gives homeless people drugs?
 
2014-01-17 01:11:40 PM

BafflerMeal: [dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 850x508]


Not so much anymore.
 
2014-01-17 01:12:29 PM
They should have called the bomb squad to come out and blow up his car...for public safety reasons of course.
 
2014-01-17 01:12:43 PM

Super Chronic: reillan: Theaetetus: Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs, and they did so for an hour while Greg remained handcuffed. In that time, ten more police cars showed up and pulled over. Incredibly, the search was not fruitful - no drugs were found in the car. That is, because, as previously mentioned, Snider didn't have any drugs to give, and the police failed to plant any to cover up their mistake, as per usual department policy. Department spokesman Lt. Peter I. Grinch stated, "we apologize for this embarrassment, and will focus on retraining all of the officers involved to ensure that they properly utilize their field evidence distribution kits in the future, with a goal to once more achieving a 100% conviction rate for all traffic stops."

Which reads to me like "plant evidence" so they can get a conviction.

Maybe that's because it's exactly what it says. Good thing it was a joke by Theaetetus and not in the actual article.


wwwwwwwww.at
 
2014-01-17 01:14:01 PM

Dr.Zom: Who gives homeless people drugs?


I often give them my expired medications,  they mix and match to find the best reactions.
 
2014-01-17 01:14:04 PM
I'm glad that the rampant fellating of the pigs is being tempered by the cop hate. It will reach a tipping point at some time in the future, I hope.
 
2014-01-17 01:14:25 PM

Theaetetus: Super Chronic: reillan: Theaetetus: Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs, and they did so for an hour while Greg remained handcuffed. In that time, ten more police cars showed up and pulled over. Incredibly, the search was not fruitful - no drugs were found in the car. That is, because, as previously mentioned, Snider didn't have any drugs to give, and the police failed to plant any to cover up their mistake, as per usual department policy. Department spokesman Lt. Peter I. Grinch stated, "we apologize for this embarrassment, and will focus on retraining all of the officers involved to ensure that they properly utilize their field evidence distribution kits in the future, with a goal to once more achieving a 100% conviction rate for all traffic stops."

Which reads to me like "plant evidence" so they can get a conviction.

Maybe that's because it's exactly what it says. Good thing it was a joke by Theaetetus and not in the actual article.

[wwwwwwwww.at image 500x300]


Although maybe there is some kind of equivalent of Poe's law for police misconduct, so I'll cut people a little slack.
 
2014-01-17 01:15:00 PM
Do NOT vote for any politician who says we "need more cops on the street." If they can send 11 cars for this and an equal number plus a battering ram to investigate egg-throwing at Justin Bieber's house last week, we clearly, definitively have more than enough cops already.
 
2014-01-17 01:17:33 PM

gshepnyc: Do NOT vote for any politician who says we "need more cops on the street." If they can send 11 cars for this and an equal number plus a battering ram to investigate egg-throwing at Justin Bieber's house last week, we clearly, definitively have more than enough cops already.


There was an egg-throwing at Justin Bieber's house and I missed it? Why was I not invited?
 
2014-01-17 01:18:59 PM

Super Chronic: gshepnyc: Do NOT vote for any politician who says we "need more cops on the street." If they can send 11 cars for this and an equal number plus a battering ram to investigate egg-throwing at Justin Bieber's house last week, we clearly, definitively have more than enough cops already.

There was an egg-throwing at Justin Bieber's house and I missed it? Why was I not invited?


Unfortunately it was Bieber who threw the eggs.

Fortunately he apparently caused over $20K in damages (enough to be a felony) and now there's talks about deporting him.
 
2014-01-17 01:19:46 PM

AgentPothead: How long till Texas gets it's own tag? Place seems like the racist ignorant cousin to Florida's complete full retardness.


Dude was white.
 
2014-01-17 01:21:39 PM

Theaetetus: Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs, and they did so for an hour while Greg remained handcuffed. In that time, ten more police cars showed up and pulled over. Incredibly, the search was not fruitful - no drugs were found in the car. That is, because, as previously mentioned, Snider didn't have any drugs to give, and the police failed to plant any to cover up their mistake, as per usual department policy. Department spokesman Lt. Peter I. Grinch stated, "we apologize for this embarrassment, and will focus on retraining all of the officers involved to ensure that they properly utilize their field evidence distribution kits in the future, with a goal to once more achieving a 100% conviction rate for all traffic stops."


I favorited you in green yesterday for your knowledge. You're getting a color upgrade for this post, congratulations. 15/10
 
2014-01-17 01:22:39 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I once got rousted by the cops for handing my wife a frikkin grocery list at a bus stop

/true story


A friend and I once got handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car once for standing out front of a Mexican restaurant talking. The cops thought we were doing a drug deal, and they spent about 20 min searching the landscaping around the restaurant for discarded drugs.

My friend is black, so make of that what you will.
 
2014-01-17 01:23:59 PM

scottydoesntknow: Super Chronic: gshepnyc: Do NOT vote for any politician who says we "need more cops on the street." If they can send 11 cars for this and an equal number plus a battering ram to investigate egg-throwing at Justin Bieber's house last week, we clearly, definitively have more than enough cops already.

There was an egg-throwing at Justin Bieber's house and I missed it? Why was I not invited?

Unfortunately it was Bieber who threw the eggs.

Fortunately he apparently caused over $20K in damages (enough to be a felony) and now there's talks about deporting him.


*does a little googling*

shiat, I completely missed this. I must have been, like, working or something.
 
2014-01-17 01:26:39 PM
To Serve & Protect!!!

Didn't find any drugs? They just didn't have enough cops available. Justification for increasing the budget and hiring more cops. It's simple!
 
2014-01-17 01:26:54 PM
See! The War on DrugsTM is a success!
 
2014-01-17 01:27:02 PM

Dr.Zom: Who gives homeless people drugs?


Just cutting out the middleman.
 
2014-01-17 01:27:32 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The function of the police is to put as many people in jail as possible

feed the criminal justice system.

Act accordingly.

Not a correction as much as a restatement.
 
2014-01-17 01:28:15 PM
I dunno. This smacks of desperation to me. We had a problem a while back in this town with police officers mentally throwing themselves a parade every time they hauled someone up; when the people they hauled up turned out not to have 200 pounds of Schedule D narcotics in the trunk, as the strung-out dope fiend they were paying as an informant seemed to imply, they would grow increasingly hostile and agitated as their dreams of glory slipped away from them. For a while, it actually seemed SAFER to carry contraband in your car, since then you had a happy cop who could arrest you; if you didn't, you had a furious and frustrated cop outraged that you had wasted his time.
 
2014-01-17 01:29:36 PM

beerrun: Dr.Zom: Who gives homeless people drugs?

Just cutting out the middleman.


img2.tvtome.com
 
2014-01-17 01:30:34 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I once got rousted by the cops for handing my wife a frikkin grocery list at a bus stop

/true story

A friend and I once got handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car once for standing out front of a Mexican restaurant talking. The cops thought we were doing a drug deal, and they spent about 20 min searching the landscaping around the restaurant for discarded drugs.

My friend is black, so make of that what you will.


I am surprised that I have read two stories today where police did not plant drugs.  I'm sure they will make up for it though with colonoscopies and vaginal searches.
 
2014-01-17 01:38:18 PM
11 cars?  Even if he DID have drugs, 11 cars?
 
2014-01-17 01:40:24 PM
When we were teens the popular hangout spot for us was a combination arcade, video and video game rental store, and table top gaming space. One day we were all outside while the 'cool' kids had a smoke when my friends older brother pulled up.  He yelled to us and asked us to run in and re-rent a game for him since he was in a no parking area.  We grabbed the game and a 20 dollar bill went inside, came back out and handed him the game and his change.

The cops rolled in, searched all of us, asked for ID (we were all under 16 except for the brother so no ID) told us they saw us buying drugs for the older guy and threatened us.  The store owner, who knew all of us, even came out to explain what happened and was threatened with being arrested for 'interfering' unless he went inside.  They kept us all there for about 45 minutes threatening us and having us empty our pockets.  Eventually a superior officer showed up talked to us for a bit and told them to let us go.  Instead of an apology he decided we needed a lecture about not being a bunch of punks and  growing up to be criminals. It was quite possibly the most important lesson I could ever learn. Not the part about being a punk, the part where I realized that cops are not to be trusted. Also that hidden pockets are awesome.
 
2014-01-17 01:44:52 PM

Target Builder: So... against my better judgement I checked into the Yahoo comments and was surprised to see almost all were people complaining about abusive police practices, then I checked in on the original source article and the story was the same.

Although the cops have a huge amount of power, at some level they need the support of at least a significant portion of the public. Once they lose that support prosecutors will find it very hard to obtain convictions and cops will start to find themselves before rather hostile juries in the rare cases they get taken to trial for misconduct.

We're not there yet, but a good portion of the police force seem to be working very hard to make it so.


I assume they'll shift to the Tarkin Doctrine of crowd pacification by then.
 
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