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Joeshlabotnik
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August 7th, 2016 at 11:36:00 AM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

I'm sorry, I figured anyone here would know what I meant. Highway 40 is known for pulling people over to look for stuff, like cash. Blackjack players have had their bankrolls seized as they've gone to different casinos, especially if driving Hwy 40. No due process. Seems like it can happen anywhere in the country, not just Hwy 40. Sorry for my vagueness.



Aside from the fact that I've never been pulled over by a highway (cops, definitely), this sounds dubious to me. First of all, it isn't illegal to have a large amount of cash in your possession. Under what pretext would the cops seize it? Furthermore, is that highway absolutely flooded with people carting cash around to the extent that it warrants extra enforcement efforts just to nab them (for whatever offense they are supposedly committing)?

I don't know--that doesn't pass the smell test. I think it's more like various wannabe/unlucky counters explaining to their girlfriends why they are coming home broke: "Well, babe, I won twelve grand, but the cops grabbed it all when they pulled me over for a busted brake light." Or alternatively, explaining to Spike and Vito why you can't pay this week's vig.

I seriously doubt that the cops can or would just grab someone's money without cause to do so, Citizens have remedies against police misbehavior, and the hypothetical cop would have to grab the guy's cash and stash it where it couldn't be found before the victim complained to any authorities. I think we can put this one in the same drawer as the story of the microwaved poodle.
bobbartop
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August 7th, 2016 at 11:51:54 AM permalink
Quote: Joeshlabotnik

Aside from the fact that I've never been pulled over by a highway (cops, definitely), this sounds dubious to me.




Are you talking to ME?
'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
SAMIAM
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August 7th, 2016 at 12:31:53 PM permalink
" First of all, it isn't illegal to have a large amount of cash in your possession. " Don't print things like that. I almost choked on the soda I was drinking at the time.

/how-police-officers-seize-cash-from-innocent/
SAMIAM
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August 7th, 2016 at 12:38:56 PM permalink
I cant post link for some reason ??? just google it, but expect to see unreliable sources, like FORBES.
SAMIAM
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August 7th, 2016 at 12:45:58 PM permalink
Heading out now Somebody post that link please. I will just post one sentence and hope I don't get in trouble:
" Plus, part of the “drug courier” profile for Sheriff Vogel “was that cars obeying the speed limit were suspect—their desire to avoid being stopped made them stand out.”" The Orlando Sentinel later found that in three out of every four cases, no charges were filed. Ninety percent of the seizures involved African Americans or Latinos."

Brings a new meaning to the acronym DWB
bobbartop
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August 7th, 2016 at 1:03:00 PM permalink
Quote: SAMIAM

" First of all, it isn't illegal to have a large amount of cash in your possession. " Don't print things like that. I almost choked on the soda I was drinking at the time.

/how-police-officers-seize-cash-from-innocent/




This can't be, I must have been wrong. I am sure JoshLobotomynik, or whatever, must be right, he seemed to know everything when I was previously having such a pleasant conversation with him.
'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
rxwine
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August 7th, 2016 at 1:27:05 PM permalink
Quote: Dalex64

Where is this wiki leak? Why is he withholding it?



I assume if he has anything he is trying to create some chaos in the political process.

If he had something damaging and released it there might be a better chance to simply replace a candidate.

If he holds on to it and delivers it in October, no telling.

Of course I think it is one thing to out the bad actors in politics, but it's another matter to manipulate the process in doing it.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
Joeshlabotnik
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August 7th, 2016 at 2:55:57 PM permalink
Quote: SAMIAM

" First of all, it isn't illegal to have a large amount of cash in your possession. " Don't print things like that. I almost choked on the soda I was drinking at the time.

/how-police-officers-seize-cash-from-innocent/



Sorry, like all conspiracy theories, this one needs evidence to be credible. Under what law, in what jurisdiction in the US, is it illegal to possess large amounts of cash? (NOTE: I am only really debating whether it is or is not illegal. I think that BobConspiracy is misinterpreting one or two incidents as "it happens all the time" and doesn't know the context of those incidents, but I suppose the cops COULD be stopping cars at random and looting the contents without any outcry or publicity other than some random clown reporting it on the internet (that treasure house of truth)).

But I guess it's more fun to believe in massive global conspiracies than it is to be objective or rational. BobConspiracy does love his theories. It's more fun than the real world, after all. Boring: a couple of cops stopped a couple of people, and they turned out to have a large amount of cash in their car. They were arrested for something else, and the cash was taken into police custody rather than leaving it in the car for the tow truck driver to steal. Fun: a regiment of aliens from the planet Dweemo has landed in the eastern US and has set up shop on Highway 40, polymorphing themselves into traffic cops and using their alien Money Vision to pull over and loot the cars of unsuspecting casino patrons. They plan to use the funds to further their plans for galactic conquest, as the shop on Bloviatus Five that sells the Apocalypse Ray Guns only accepts American dollars, the most valued currency in the galaxy. Oooooooo! So much more fun than reality!
bobbartop
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August 7th, 2016 at 3:37:49 PM permalink
Quote: Joeshlabotnik

They plan to use the funds to further their plans for galactic conquest, as the shop on Bloviatus Five that sells the Apocalypse Ray Guns only accepts American dollars,



ameros, duh
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Dalex64
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August 7th, 2016 at 4:10:32 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

I assume if he has anything he is trying to create some chaos in the political process.

If he had something damaging and released it there might be a better chance to simply replace a candidate.

If he holds on to it and delivers it in October, no telling.

Of course I think it is one thing to out the bad actors in politics, but it's another matter to manipulate the process in doing it.



I agree.

To put it simply: he should put up or shut up.

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