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(Reno Gazette-Journal)   Humboldt County, Nevada agrees to return stolen money after learning dark-skinned people can afford lawyers too   (rgj.com ) divider line
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2014-03-16 12:38:42 PM  
Fark you, you farking farks.
 
2014-03-16 12:39:34 PM  
And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.
 
2014-03-16 12:43:22 PM  

strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.


It's Reno.
 
2014-03-16 12:43:30 PM  

strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.


I'm of the opinion, that it's none of the state's business.  It is NOT illegal to carry cash. It could be argued that it's dumb. It isn't illegal though.  The merest suspicion by crooked cops, leads to asset seizure all the time, under laws that legitimize theft. It's farking ridiculous.
 
2014-03-16 12:44:10 PM  

strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.


Does it matter? An illegal search and seizure is still illegal.
 
2014-03-16 12:44:13 PM  
I hate bullies.
 
2014-03-16 12:44:24 PM  
Over 60,000 in "seizures",and no arrests or citations. That's a tad shady.

Traveling with that much cash? Guessing they have cash businesses, legit or not, and don't trust banks much. Still though...
 
2014-03-16 12:45:16 PM  

strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.


I don't think that's yours or anyone else's damn business
 
2014-03-16 12:45:32 PM  
Nobody can really afford lawyers.
 
2014-03-16 12:47:21 PM  
$50,000, a gun, wasting my day, wasting my year, attorney fees and all he gets is
$50,000 and $10,000?

Brown people have suck ass lolyers.
 
2014-03-16 12:48:17 PM  

SirLothar: strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.

I'm of the opinion, that it's none of the state's business.  It is NOT illegal to carry cash. It could be argued that it's dumb. It isn't illegal though.  The merest suspicion by crooked cops, leads to asset seizure all the time, under laws that legitimize theft. It's farking ridiculous.


Well put.
 
2014-03-16 12:50:38 PM  

strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.


None of your business, that's why. Perhaps he has a cultural aversion to banks. Maybe he owed somebody money. Could be his bug-out stash for leaving his wife. Or maybe he was buying drugs, guns, or underage prostitutes. Who knows? The forfeiture of large sums of cash just because it COULD be used illegally is bullshiat without evidence of illegal activity.
 
2014-03-16 12:51:20 PM  
Ummm, Nguyen and Lee don't really sound like dark people.  Yellow people can totally afford lawyers.
 
2014-03-16 12:52:50 PM  
...and seizing $13,800 and a handgun from Lee during a similar stop in December.

The government took his gun!
 
2014-03-16 12:53:58 PM  

strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.


Because "none of your business"
 
2014-03-16 12:54:58 PM  

strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.


It's not illegal to carry cash last time I checked.
 
2014-03-16 12:56:17 PM  
Tan Nguyen of Newport, Calif., and Michael Lee of Denver said in lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Reno they were stopped last year on U.S. Interstate 80 near Winnemucca about 165 miles east of Reno under the pretext of speeding. They said they were subjected to illegal searches and told they wouldn't be released with their vehicles unless they forfeited their cash.

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It's outrageous, egregious preposterous!
 
2014-03-16 12:58:21 PM  

SirLothar: strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.

I'm of the opinion, that it's none of the state's business.  It is NOT illegal to carry cash. It could be argued that it's dumb. It isn't illegal though.  The merest suspicion by crooked cops, leads to asset seizure all the time, under laws that legitimize theft. It's farking ridiculous.


SN1987a goes boom: strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.

Does it matter? An illegal search and seizure is still illegal.



I agree with both of you, it was an illegal search and seizure and it's absolutely none of the state's business what people do with their money. My comment was more to the story not even mentioning it, seemed like something the reporter would jump on to mention, or the guy's lawyer to show there's nothing at all odd about it. He could have just said, his client had such a sum of money in his car for business reasons and leave it at that.

Doesn't make what the cop did right by any means, I was more curious that it just wasn't mentioned.
 
2014-03-16 12:59:24 PM  
This is the sort of thing Boss Hogg would do.
 
2014-03-16 01:00:19 PM  
*snert*
 
2014-03-16 01:00:38 PM  
It was a planned robbery. Plain and simple.
 
2014-03-16 01:04:39 PM  

strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.


"Why officier, I'm working undercover with the DOJ to find crooked cops is bass-ackward counties of the US. How do you think I'll do in Elko?"
 
2014-03-16 01:05:48 PM  

BalugaJoe: This is the sort of thing Boss Hogg would do.


I gotta find out what cable station (if any) has repeats of that show. Hilarious shiat!
 
2014-03-16 01:07:31 PM  
I work with a guy named Nguyen.  I wouldn't call him "dark skinned".   He kinda looks like George Zimmerman.   Aren't Asians "the yellow man" ?

That's wacist.gif
 
2014-03-16 01:07:44 PM  
Article does not mention if pants were down around mid-thigh, 8" of drawers were visible, a chain steering wheel, urban diction, etc.
 
2014-03-16 01:13:08 PM  

offmymeds: BalugaJoe: This is the sort of thing Boss Hogg would do.

I gotta find out what cable station (if any) has repeats of that show. Hilarious shiat!


CMT in my neck of the woods.

/Daisy Duke, goldang! Hotter than a copper kettle on the Fourth of July
 
2014-03-16 01:15:12 PM  

strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.


And who gives a rat fark why he had the $50k in his car in the first place? His car, his cash, his reasons.
The sheriff was an asshole, and got caught being an asshole. 'Nuff said.
 
2014-03-16 01:17:12 PM  

twiztedjustin: $50,000, a gun, wasting my day, wasting my year, attorney fees and all he gets is
$50,000 and $10,000?

Brown people have suck ass lolyers.


I wonder if Bill Gates/Warren Buffett-type money could put some real legal pain on corrupt cops; enough to ruin their law enforcement careers?

/ If i had a billion $ to burn, this would be an interesting experiment...
// been real lucky with cops in my own life; no cause for legal retaliation so far....
 
2014-03-16 01:19:13 PM  
FTA "He wasn't charged with anything. He had no drugs in his car. The pretext for stopping him was he was doing 78 in a 75," John Ohlson told KRNV Channel 4.
...
Nguyen was given a written warning for speeding but wasn't cited. As a condition of release, he signed a "property for safekeeping receipt," which indicated the money was abandoned or seized and not returnable. But the lawsuit says he did so only because Dove threatened to seize his vehicle unless he "got in his car and drove off and forgot this ever happened."



Good ol legalized theft.
 
2014-03-16 01:21:59 PM  
'Friday that it has launched an internal review of the county's program, but that there is no indication there have been any illegal stops or any wrongdoing on the party of Sheriff Ed Kilgore or his deputies.

Of course not.
 
2014-03-16 01:24:10 PM  
I'm really interested to see how the DA insists that the money was "seized lawfully".

Crooked police and DA in Humboldt County.  No wonder I stay away from Northern Nevada.

And who gives a fark why he had the money?  It isn't illegal to carry as much cash as you want
 
2014-03-16 01:27:12 PM  
There's a Humboldt County, Nevada? Huh.

And from the looks of it on Google Earth, one of the few places in the country you couldn't actually grow pot. Is that ironic? It sounds that way to me, but then I'm pretty baked right now.
 
2014-03-16 01:29:48 PM  

strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.


WHY DOES IT farkING MATTER?
 
2014-03-16 01:30:53 PM  
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2014-03-16 01:34:20 PM  
Justice, for the Nguyen!
 
2014-03-16 01:35:35 PM  

whither_apophis: offmymeds: BalugaJoe: This is the sort of thing Boss Hogg would do.

/Daisy Duke, goldang! Hotter than a copper kettle on the Fourth of July


You haven't seen her lately, have you. I'd post a pic, but under Fark rules I'd have to label her hot.  Not gonna.

Nope.
 
2014-03-16 01:37:54 PM  
The State of Nevada is just one big casino and yet people are wondering why this guy was carrying a lot of cash with him? Not that it's anyone's business why in the first place. Maybe it was his winnings. Maybe he's going to play some games, though it looks like this cop beat him to it.
 
2014-03-16 01:38:38 PM  

strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.


Because fark you, that's why.
 
2014-03-16 01:41:26 PM  

skinink: The State of Nevada is just one big casino and yet people are wondering why this guy was carrying a lot of cash with him? Not that it's anyone's business why in the first place. Maybe it was his winnings. Maybe he's going to play some games, though it looks like this cop beat him to it.




People should be wondering why the cop searched his vehicle after a traffic stop.
 
2014-03-16 01:47:16 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: skinink: The State of Nevada is just one big casino and yet people are wondering why this guy was carrying a lot of cash with him? Not that it's anyone's business why in the first place. Maybe it was his winnings. Maybe he's going to play some games, though it looks like this cop beat him to it.

People should be wondering why the cop searched his vehicle after a traffic stop.


Racial profiling?
 
2014-03-16 01:48:07 PM  

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: I work with a guy named Nguyen.  I wouldn't call him "dark skinned".   He kinda looks like George Zimmerman.   Aren't Asians "the yellow man" ?

That's wacist.gif


If he works outside for a living he'll toast up to a lovely brown.  I've known Japanese dudes who turn almost black with direct sun exposure.
 
2014-03-16 01:48:26 PM  

jtown: strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.

Because fark you, that's why.


Reading comprehension is hard for you, isn't it?
 
2014-03-16 01:50:13 PM  
There are police departments In Texas / Louisiana area that fund their entire budgets - including pay rises and bonuses for cops - through forfeitures of cash where no conviction is ever obtained. Which they assure us is in no way a conflict of interest
 
2014-03-16 01:51:11 PM  
Seizing cash is fighting crime, even if the person currently possessing it is not a criminal. Virtually all cash has traces of drugs, evidence of being used in drug crimes at some point in its circulation. It's too bad for innocent people who lose the cash, but they're not being victimized by the police, they're being victimized by criminals who use cash and taint it. Police should take everyone's cash, but they have to focus their resources on easy targets. Cash = crime.
 
2014-03-16 01:56:40 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: twiztedjustin: $50,000, a gun, wasting my day, wasting my year, attorney fees and all he gets is
$50,000 and $10,000?

Brown people have suck ass lolyers.

I wonder if Bill Gates/Warren Buffett-type money could put some real legal pain on corrupt cops; enough to ruin their law enforcement careers?

/ If i had a billion $ to burn, this would be an interesting experiment...
// been real lucky with cops in my own life; no cause for legal retaliation so far....


No need. This experiment has been done before. In a thread a few weeks ago a farker mentioned his cousin gave a speeding ticket to a rich guy, and within a week was unemployed.
 
2014-03-16 02:00:06 PM  

Nem Wan: Seizing cash is fighting crime, even if the person currently possessing it is not a criminal. Virtually all cash has traces of drugs, evidence of being used in drug crimes at some point in its circulation. It's too bad for innocent people who lose the cash, but they're not being victimized by the police, they're being victimized by criminals who use cash and taint it. Police should take everyone's cash, but they have to focus their resources on easy targets. Cash = crime.


I live with my mom.
 
2014-03-16 02:03:18 PM  

strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.


Because it is immaterial to the case?
 
2014-03-16 02:04:16 PM  

Turfshoe: Ummm, Nguyen and Lee don't really sound like dark people.  Yellow people can totally afford lawyers.


We're going to go ahead and assume that they were black, because that is what fits our political biases and plays to our outrage the best. Kindly take your observations to a place that is interested in having an actual discussion. This place is strictly for circle-jerks these days.
 
2014-03-16 02:08:32 PM  

strangeluck: And no mention why the guy had 50k in cash in his car in the first place.


Pssh, he was transporting terror drug money to buy a lily white child bride for Osama Bin Laden obviously..
 
2014-03-16 02:21:28 PM  

Nem Wan: Seizing cash is fighting crime, even if the person currently possessing it is not a criminal. Virtually all cash has traces of drugs, evidence of being used in drug crimes at some point in its circulation. It's too bad for innocent people who lose the cash, but they're not being victimized by the police, they're being victimized by criminals who use cash and taint it. Police should take everyone's cash, but they have to focus their resources on easy targets. Cash = crime.


That would have amusing results next time Rmoney gets pulled over for having a dog in a carrier tied to the top of his car.
 
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