Legalized highway robbery

Legalized highway robbery

There are 23 comments on the Silver City Sun-News story from May 27, 2012, titled Legalized highway robbery. In it, Silver City Sun-News reports that:

Stephen Skinner and his son Jonathon Breasher were not only Driving While Black when they were pulled over by State Police on Interstate-25 near Raton in 2010, they were also carrying nearly $17,000 in cash.

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davy

Albuquerque, NM

#1 May 28, 2012
Who do you call when the pigs rip you off?

Since: Dec 08

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#2 May 28, 2012
davy wrote:
Who do you call when the pigs rip you off?
Farmer John's slaughter house.

We don't need those kinds of pigs policing our state and cities.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#3 May 28, 2012
davy wrote:
Who do you call when the pigs rip you off?
Makin' bacon?
LawStruck Down

Los Alamos, NM

#4 May 29, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
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Makin' bacon?
APD and LAPD, they do it despite Fed. Courts already having struck down the Law.

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#5 May 30, 2012
LawStruck Down wrote:
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APD and LAPD, they do it despite Fed. Courts already having struck down the Law.
Let us not stick to two LE departments but include most across the USA.

There are many other ways to take what the law says you cannot take, that badge and gun scare many into handing over things legally they should not hand over.

I would say Chicago and NY are as bad or worst than LA and if you include the Mafia and how they control the unions and politicians you have it down pact.

The question is is that bacon salted, cured in a smoke room or does it have man made liquid smoke flavor on it ???
pplrblind

Albuquerque, NM

#6 May 30, 2012
Oh please the man couldnt even look a camera straight in the face! COULDNT EVEN REMEMBER WHERE HE WAS GOING! UH CALIFORNIA I MEAN LAS VEGAS! REALLY WHO CARRIES SEVENTEEN GRAND IN CASH!

Since: Dec 10

Albuquerque

#7 May 30, 2012
davy wrote:
Who do you call when the pigs rip you off?
FuzzBusters?

Since: Dec 08

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#8 May 30, 2012
pplrblind wrote:
Oh please the man couldnt even look a camera straight in the face! COULDNT EVEN REMEMBER WHERE HE WAS GOING! UH CALIFORNIA I MEAN LAS VEGAS! REALLY WHO CARRIES SEVENTEEN GRAND IN CASH!
This time you are 100% WRONG, he had PROOF and receipts for every penny withdrawn from his bank to account for all that money.

Go back and read the entire article again before you pop open your talk piece.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#9 May 30, 2012
pplrblind wrote:
Oh please the man couldnt even look a camera straight in the face! COULDNT EVEN REMEMBER WHERE HE WAS GOING! UH CALIFORNIA I MEAN LAS VEGAS! REALLY WHO CARRIES SEVENTEEN GRAND IN CASH!
None of the Police's business, if he wishes to have a large sum upon his person, so be it. His money, his business, and if he breaks the law(which IMO he did not) THEN and only THEN is it the Police's business.

An analogy:

If a man is going commando then he's hunting a prostitute and should be arrested or ticketed for such.
bruiser63

Albuquerque, NM

#10 May 31, 2012
Get over this topic, he got his "money back", he will get caught again then have another excuse.
davy

Sterling Heights, MI

#11 May 31, 2012
they shuld of given it to me, i need it more then they do.
karakara1909

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Jun 1, 2012
It is the law enforcements business. Do you have any clue??? The State Police and other law enforcement agencies do have the right. They are trying to do the best they can to control all this crappy, drug trafficking and mostly at a very high cost to them .No we just don't let every citizen haul huge amount of cash around and not try to get to the reason for it. Let them do their job, when all is said and done... who do you call when you need help??????
Watch video again, the watch his body language....

Since: Dec 10

Albuquerque

#13 Jun 1, 2012
karakara1909 wrote:
It is the law enforcements business. Do you have any clue??? The State Police and other law enforcement agencies do have the right. They are trying to do the best they can to control all this crappy, drug trafficking and mostly at a very high cost to them .No we just don't let every citizen haul huge amount of cash around and not try to get to the reason for it. Let them do their job, when all is said and done... who do you call when you need help??????
Watch video again, the watch his body language....
In case you hadn't noticed, the War on Drugs is a complete failure....unless you consider exporting the worst violence to another country evidence of success.

It costs us a fortune to put otherwise law-abiding people in jail, it diverts resources from fighting REAL crime, it exponentially increases property crime, it totally screws up the balance of trade, it teaches our kids that a dangerous drug like alcohol can flow freely while a harmless plant can get you tossed out of school. People of intelligence, foresight and a sense of history know all this...but we have to watch while lives and treasure are wasted fighting a futile, counterproductive, immoral, senseless war.
pplrblind

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Jun 3, 2012
karakara1909 wrote:
It is the law enforcements business. Do you have any clue??? The State Police and other law enforcement agencies do have the right. They are trying to do the best they can to control all this crappy, drug trafficking and mostly at a very high cost to them .No we just don't let every citizen haul huge amount of cash around and not try to get to the reason for it. Let them do their job, when all is said and done... who do you call when you need help??????
Watch video again, the watch his body language....
Agreed
Bull

Sterling Heights, MI

#15 Jun 3, 2012
karakara1909 wrote:
It is the law enforcements business. Do you have any clue??? The State Police and other law enforcement agencies do have the right. They are trying to do the best they can to control all this crappy, drug trafficking and mostly at a very high cost to them .No we just don't let every citizen haul huge amount of cash around and not try to get to the reason for it. Let them do their job, when all is said and done... who do you call when you need help??????
Watch video again, the watch his body language....
Once a reason is established that was/is legit the money should be returned, and that is not what occurred. If one wishes to carry a large amount on cash on their person, fine, maybe a dumb idea but it should not be illegal either.
cityboy59

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Jun 4, 2012
walterfm wrote:
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In case you hadn't noticed, the War on Drugs is a complete failure....unless you consider exporting the worst violence to another country evidence of success.
It costs us a fortune to put otherwise law-abiding people in jail, it diverts resources from fighting REAL crime, it exponentially increases property crime, it totally screws up the balance of trade, it teaches our kids that a dangerous drug like alcohol can flow freely while a harmless plant can get you tossed out of school. People of intelligence, foresight and a sense of history know all this...but we have to watch while lives and treasure are wasted fighting a futile, counterproductive, immoral, senseless war.
A complete failure??? You are not in law enforcement... nor do you have any sense of what they do, so keep your mouth shut.
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Jun 5, 2012
Down with freedom! Sieg Heil!!!!
pplrblind wrote:
Oh please the man couldnt even look a camera straight in the face! COULDNT EVEN REMEMBER WHERE HE WAS GOING! UH CALIFORNIA I MEAN LAS VEGAS! REALLY WHO CARRIES SEVENTEEN GRAND IN CASH!
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Jun 5, 2012
If you hate freedom then you gotta love the war on (some) drugs.
cityboy59 wrote:
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A complete failure??? You are not in law enforcement... nor do you have any sense of what they do, so keep your mouth shut.

Since: Dec 10

Albuquerque

#19 Jun 7, 2012
cityboy59 wrote:
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A complete failure??? You are not in law enforcement... nor do you have any sense of what they do, so keep your mouth shut.
As a matter of fact, I have a close relative who has worked as a deputy sheriff assigned to an undercover narcotics unit for nearly 20 years. He makes nearly $100K a year. Only the drug dealers make more than that. And if those drugs were legal, both he and the drug dealers would have to find something else to do for a living.

But I guess maybe you have a point. Legalizing drugs would increase unemployment. Maybe if we made more things illegal we'd have full employment.

The best indication of the failure of the war on drugs is that more people than ever are using them, more people are dying from violence associated with the illegal trade, and more money than ever is being spent on enforcement.

Reminds me of Vietnam. Imagine what we could have done with all the money spent on that failure. Imagine what we could have done with all the money spent in Iraq. Cure cancer? End hunger? Reduce taxes?

We'll spend more on the war on drugs next year. More people will use drugs next year. More people will die in drug cartel violence.

But I guess if I were in law enforcement, i'd see things differently. I'd be cashing big checks in return for chasing people around for growing and selling plants. And I sure as hell wouldn't want anyone to take that life away from me just because my job was a complete failure.

If that were to ever happen, I'd probably have to start hitting the bottle pretty hard. But at least that stuff is legal.
davy

Sterling Heights, MI

#20 Jun 7, 2012
walterfm wrote:
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As a matter of fact, I have a close relative who has worked as a deputy sheriff assigned to an undercover narcotics unit for nearly 20 years. He makes nearly $100K a year. Only the drug dealers make more than that. And if those drugs were legal, both he and the drug dealers would have to find something else to do for a living.
But I guess maybe you have a point. Legalizing drugs would increase unemployment. Maybe if we made more things illegal we'd have full employment.
The best indication of the failure of the war on drugs is that more people than ever are using them, more people are dying from violence associated with the illegal trade, and more money than ever is being spent on enforcement.
Reminds me of Vietnam. Imagine what we could have done with all the money spent on that failure. Imagine what we could have done with all the money spent in Iraq. Cure cancer? End hunger? Reduce taxes?
We'll spend more on the war on drugs next year. More people will use drugs next year. More people will die in drug cartel violence.
But I guess if I were in law enforcement, i'd see things differently. I'd be cashing big checks in return for chasing people around for growing and selling plants. And I sure as hell wouldn't want anyone to take that life away from me just because my job was a complete failure.
If that were to ever happen, I'd probably have to start hitting the bottle pretty hard. But at least that stuff is legal.
Yur posts are way too long fool, shorten them up sum if u want people to read them.

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