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Texas Robber Gangs

or some call them the Tenaha city police officers

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/Property_seizures_seen_as_piracy_.html

Tenaha Mayor:

“they allowed a cash-poor city the means to add a second police car in a two-policeman town and help pay for a new police station.”

“It?s always helpful to have any kind of income to expand your police force”

if youre a nonwhite driving through eastern Texas, you may be forced to pay for a small towns public services, or face jail time if you refuse.

Obama is not bringing socialism to the US, its already here, alive and well in Texas.

oh wait, let me guess, your more likely to be robbed and your property stolen in a operating room or your doctors office?

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[quote]pushharder wrote:
Wow! Fuckin’ wow! I (we?) know this stuff has happened for years and years nationwide but it still boggles my mind to read about it.

Someday I’ll tell my brother’s story about this happening to him. When I do, many of you will know why I have the level of cynicism for law enforcement (especially the BATFE) that I do.[/quote]

Is this where we should start talking about UC again? grin I’m actually really interested in this story. Have you been following the goatrope they pulled on Olafson?

mike

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[quote]pushharder wrote:
Mikeyali wrote:
pushharder wrote:
Wow! Fuckin’ wow! I (we?) know this stuff has happened for years and years nationwide but it still boggles my mind to read about it.

Someday I’ll tell my brother’s story about this happening to him. When I do, many of you will know why I have the level of cynicism for law enforcement (especially the BATFE) that I do.

Is this where we should start talking about UC again? grin I’m actually really interested in this story. Have you been following the goatrope they pulled on Olafson?

mike

Tell me.

(My brother’s story contains some property seizure shenanigans as well as some serious crooked cop stuff. And this comes straight from the source, my brother, not some internet hearsay)[/quote]

Asset forfeiture is a bad move many times. It’s very easy for some greedy cops to plant some weed on your 500 acre farm/wood lot and claim, OMG, drugs!!!

Try getting it back. the LA cops were reportedly checking property values around LA a few years back. Funny stuff when law enforcement turns into revenue collection.

Remember this, when a cop pulls you over for a violation, you pay. When he comes to investigate a crime , it costs money.

Some background, references and suggested reading from Cornell Law:

Good quote from Bob Barr: “In many jurisdictions, it has become a monetary tail wagging the law enforcement dog.”

[quote]PB-Crawl wrote:
or some call them the Tenaha city police officers

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/Property_seizures_seen_as_piracy_.html

Tenaha Mayor:

“they allowed a cash-poor city the means to add a second police car in a two-policeman town and help pay for a new police station.”

“It?s always helpful to have any kind of income to expand your police force”

if youre a nonwhite driving through eastern Texas, you may be forced to pay for a small towns public services, or face jail time if you refuse.

Obama is not bringing socialism to the US, its already here, alive and well in Texas.

oh wait, let me guess, your more likely to be robbed and your property stolen in a operating room or your doctors office?[/quote]

About time this got some publicity. You do not want to be a “nonwhite” traveling US 59 with any preconceived “red flags.”

Nevertheless,this is a very heavy drug trafficking route. I’ve seen enormous amounts of drugs seized…and of course, plenty of property as well from US 59 travelers.

But this is America. It should be very cut and dry right? lol. Why the uphill battle to unwind a wrongdoing by the Police? lol.

You should always fear the cops. They have the ultimate power and use it frequently. Unless it’s blatantly caught on tape, your shit out of luck.

[quote]Gregus wrote:
But this is America. It should be very cut and dry right? lol. Why the uphill battle to unwind a wrongdoing by the Police? lol.

You should always fear the cops. They have the ultimate power and use it frequently. Unless it’s blatantly caught on tape, your shit out of luck. [/quote]

Just a small update:
http://www.cbs19.tv/global/story.asp?s=10316506

[quote]Big_Boss wrote:
Just a small update:
http://www.cbs19.tv/global/story.asp?s=10316506[/quote]

wow went as far as taking children.

Wow

Lawenforcement is short for the biggest gang on the block. I have zero respect for cops, good or bad. I look after me and mine. I also never travell, my reaction to that kind of shit would get me killed. I play in my own back yard, where I know the rules and how to bend and break them safely. The world is full of assholes, some have guns and the power of law to back their play. The more things change the more they stay the same.

[quote]Big_Boss wrote:
You do not want to be a “nonwhite” traveling US 59 with any preconceived “red flags.”
[/quote]

What DWB or DWM? Translation: Driving while Black and Driving while Mexican

[quote]Growing_Boy wrote:
Big_Boss wrote:
You do not want to be a “nonwhite” traveling US 59 with any preconceived “red flags.”

What DWB or DWM? Translation: Driving while Black and Driving while Mexican[/quote]

Both. Or foreign…we had housed Russians,Cubans,Vietnamese that were “busted” on US 59. From my time working for Sheriff dept.,I can say that it was probably even in people whose only crime was “curious amounts of cash” versus people who actually had drugs,warrants,etc.

East TX law enforcement is shady as hell. After I left the department,a deputy was busted for child pornography(dumb ass left his personal flash drive in patrol vehicle laptop)…chief deputy and an investigator sentenced to Federal prison for abuse…

and to top it off, patrol lieutenant commits suicide at the department during FBI investigations of aforementioned events. He was to retire in two weeks…

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[quote]pushharder wrote:
Big_Boss wrote:

…and to top it off, patrol lieutenant commits suicide at the department during FBI investigations of aforementioned events. He was to retire in two weeks…

Not to get all conspiratorial on you but could it have been something other than suicide?[/quote]

Its crossed my mind before…but I never really put any deep thought into it. He shot himself in the chest…in the uniform closet in his office. Jackets,uniforms,etc. were used to muffle the gunshot.

He left a long suicide note that apparently hinted to him having knowledge of corruption. It still sits heavy on my mind as to what “knowledge” was enough to force him to kill himself. He took it with him to the grave.

http://www.tylerpaper.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007706150311