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    Cops are seizing hundreds of millions of dollars from drivers and bragging about it in chat rooms


    This weekend, The Washington Post published a deeply reported look at "highway interdiction," a controversial tactic that has allowed police to seize hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists without formally charging anyone with a crime. Typically, police will stop a driver under suspicion of drug trafficking, seize their cash as evidence, and refuse to return it without a legal challenge. Only one in six seizures were challenged, typically because of the high cost of legal assistance.


    Hundreds of millions of dollars seized, all without pressing charges

    But the legal justification is only part of the practice. As private consultants sought to expand the practice, they turned to surprisingly familiar methods, including an encrypted chat room where officers could brag about their latest hauls, share tactics, and spread private information about juicy targets passing through other jurisdictions. Known as the Black Asphalt Electronic Networking and Notification System, the chat room has over 25,000 members spread across the country, most of whom are law enforcement officers. Until recently, it was hosted at a DEA intelligence center, but has never received any official government oversight. Within the system, officers are encouraged to brag about particularly big hauls, and the member with the highest seizure total at the end of the year is dubbed a "Royal Knight."

    In other words, it's Reddit for the highway interdiction, turning an otherwise sketchy practice into a game of online oneupmanship. If highway cops aren't encouraged to make seizures within their department, they can get that encouragement online, with plenty of other interdiction-happy cops cheering them on. And the encouragement works: seizures have more than tripled since 2000. Any dissenting voices, worried about the legal or moral implications of grabbing cash based on the thinnest tissue of reasonable suspicion, are kept out of the conversation entirely.











    http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/8/612...om-drivers-and

  • #2
    I have read stories where a person has $8,000 to $10,000 and going to buy a car and he is pulled over and the money is confiscated with no charges even being filed....


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    • #3
      We need to ask Nyuk if they had probable cause.........

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      • #4
        What crooked cops? No way! I evicted a cop from a rental of mine years ago. His wife was a prostitute and they were stealing tvs from the goodwill where she worked during the day.

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        • #5
          It is pretty common knowleged that criminals and cops have the same psychological profile.

          I wonder if it became madatory for police officers to at least have an associates degree would help. Maybe you could weed out a few of the bad ones that would rather take the easy way and just go straight to crime.



          The point is that some criminals are attracted to what they perceive as “high voltage” occupations. Serving as police officers provides a cover to do as they choose, misusing their positions of authority. They become overly confident and eventually slip up. In extreme cases such as those of Mr. Dorner and Mr. Peterson, there are horrendous casualties.

          http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...ho-become-cops
          Last edited by Guess Who; 09-08-2014, 11:30 PM.

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          • #6
            We should get rid of cops. We would be better off without them!

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            • #7
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              • #8
                Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
                We should get rid of cops. We would be better off without them!
                Exactly ....... “We don't need no stinking badges”
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
                  We should get rid of cops. We would be better off without them!
                  Grover Norquist agrees

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
                    We should get rid of cops. We would be better off without them!
                    Either that or maybe we should hire better ones.... duh....

                    Pay them more money make it harder to become a cop and then make them more accountable with more oversight.

                    Camera's on uniforms and tracking in their car where the station always knows their location.

                    independent oversight of shootings and complaints about officers from people that claim they were abused or harassed.
                    Last edited by Guess Who; 09-09-2014, 04:10 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Guess Who View Post
                      Either that or maybe we should hire better ones.... duh....

                      Pay them more money make it harder to become a cop and then make them more accountable with more oversight.

                      Camera's on uniforms and tracking in their car where the station always knows their location.

                      independent oversight of shootings and complaints about officers from people that claim they were abused or harassed.

                      The police union and the FOP would never go for that. Oversight? Independent investigations? Tracking? Accountability? HUH, are you kidding. How the hell are they supposed to break the law?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by El Minion View Post
                        Grover Norquist agrees
                        Yep.

                        GN is the patron saint of the "let's not reform government - let's just get rid of it altogether" right-wing moron population.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TailgateNut View Post
                          The police union and the FOP would never go for that. Oversight? Independent investigations? Tracking? Accountability? HUH, are you kidding. How the hell are they supposed to break the law?

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                          • #14
                            I think Tailgatenut should go be a cop or shut up.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
                              I think Tailgatenut should go be a cop or shut up.
                              I think you should go learn something or shut up


                              ok that was the best I had.....

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