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Date: 05/22/11 09:09 AM

58 Responses to Highway Robbery In Tennessee, USA

  1. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 9:11 am
    Link: Highway Robbery In Tennessee, USA - Tennessee police use ``civil asset forfeiture`` laws to steal money from motorists. What the heck, America?
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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2011 at 9:11 am
    This is America? This isn`t even Mexico.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

    No one should be surprised.

    Texas has done this for years with property. Stop out of state trucks preferably pulling a boat. Arrest for resisting arrest and sieze the property. Cop and Judge both get a commission.

    Red Light cameras have been shown to cause accidents, but they generate so much money their numbers increase showing it`s not about safety.

    Freedoms and liberties have been whittled away for the last 30 years and the few of us protesting were called overreactionary nuts. Well, this is what apathy gets you.

    Enjoy, Amerika.

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    logandaninja Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2011 at 9:30 am
    Thats it I`m moving to norway
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 9:32 am
    This is disturbing... and serious.

    Not only are drugs banned, but large amounts of cash as well? This is upside down.

    If this drug war doesn`t end, it will cost you big time. Not just ridiculous amounts of money but rights and liberties both related and unrelated to drugs as well.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 9:34 am
    Arrest for resisting arrest
    That`s circular logic fool!
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 9:35 am
    Im glad I don`t live in Tennessee, where this is "proven" to be happening.

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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2011 at 9:47 am
    Meh - did you listen? The cops keep the money IF THE PERSON DOESN`T TAKE LEGAL ACTION.

    Guess who doesn`t take legal action to get their wrongfully seized money back? Criminals.

    People can still challenge the seizure and get their money back.

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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 9:51 am
    Hey, it`s highway robbery! No, seriously. Where`s Robin Hood?
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    human_exile Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2011 at 10:05 am
    the guy adding commentary sounds retarded
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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 10:09 am
    Does anyone actually think the guy with the semi full of cash didn`t get it from trafficking drugs? The drug laws may be absurd, but it is ridiculously obvious where the money is headed and where it came from.

    "Arrest for resisting arrest and sieze the property."

    What if they don`t resist arrest? What are they being arrested for when they resist?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 22, 2011 at 10:14 am
    ""Arrest for resisting arrest"

    That`s circular logic fool!"

    Yes, it is. But nevertheless, they do it.

    I know, you`re not under arrest for anything but you get arrested for resisting arrest. It is utterly stupid but real.

    Can one of the lawyers here verify that charge please.

    Resisting Arrest is the catch-all when they don`t have anything on you.
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    Tekas Male 18-29
    147 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 10:31 am
    How can this be! Now people in the States can`t carry "large" amounts of cash stashed away in their cars?

    What`s next? Women underware?
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
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    May 22, 2011 at 10:43 am
    @RETARDEDBEAR You don`t think especially in these times some people don`t trust the banks and keep their cash with them under the bed, in their truck
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 22, 2011 at 10:54 am

    It`s a cultural thing. A lot of people from other countries don`t trust banks. I manage my apt. building and all the asian and mexican tenants pay with money orders. None of them have checking accounts.
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    BRKNVLTR Male 40-49
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    May 22, 2011 at 10:58 am
    I had a family member who was chief of police here in TN. They often said.. "if you can`t arrest or convict them, hit`em where it hurts most.. the wallet".
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    BRKNVLTR Male 40-49
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    May 22, 2011 at 11:04 am
    Stop the money, stop the drugs... or legalize drugs and make money off them.
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    wickedsngr Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 11:15 am
    It is simple. Don`t consent to a search without a warrant. That is completely within your rights as a citizen.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 22, 2011 at 11:20 am

    BRKNVLTR "if you can`t arrest or convict them"

    meaning "We have no evidence of a crime but will punish you anyway"

    And cops wonder why citizens don`t work `with them` or are mistrustful.

    They record you to use it against you. If you record them it`s violating wiretapp laws and you go to jail.

    only in AMERIKA
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    zwollf Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 11:22 am
    yet another example of how the government agencies justify their means....to any end... Of course they want to get paid, its not about stopping the drugs...never...!
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    elderban Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2011 at 11:34 am
    Wow...and it makes you wonder how much of the money actually makes it back to the precinct.
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    joker24791 Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2011 at 11:37 am
    While 200G is an excessive amount of money, I personally know owner operators that carry in excess of 10 grand at all times to pay for fuel( usually cheaper if paid w/ cash), tolls, repairs etc. Most places that accomodate trucks give you a break on items if you pay cash
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    Note to self; do not carry huge sums of cash through Tennessee.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    This goes against all `probable cause` and 4th amendment rights in the USA. I would hope the ACLU would get involved with this.
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    Anger Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    drugs are now your global policy now you police the globe
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    Hiptalamus Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    I live in Franklin, Tennessee
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    ShadowDD13 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    wtf bastards
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 22, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    wickedsngr - "It is simple. Don`t consent to a search without a warrant. That is completely within your rights as a citizen. "

    Oh, you sweet innocent! I used to be like you.
    Now here`s your reality check.
    You only have rights if you can afford a really good attorney.
    Don`t let them search and they WILL find some way to get what they want. They are trained to control you, not to let you control them.

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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 1:17 pm
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    VAJENGA Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Cop #1:Hey I just pulled over a truck with $200,000 in it!
    Cop #2: $100,000 bucks? That`s some good police work there Lou!
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    I was thinking for a second that if they stop the drugs, they get to keep the vehicle too. But that is miniscule compared to the cash they get. Nevermind. Bastards.
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    Nebbie Male 18-29
    864 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    While this is a horrible and interesting story, I could not STAND that guys voice.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    wow, thats just fd up
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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    GODDAMNIT. What happened to the f^cking 4th amendment? If the governor does not do something about this, the president has to. And we all know how he feels about the constitution.
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    Ska_Machine Male 13-17
    153 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    Only in America. No seriously, only in America.
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    tsiemens Male 30-39
    515 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    Another reason the constitution is just an oily rag in the USA. You people think you still have rights? Think again, and I`m not defending Canada either, last year`s G20 summit in Toronto was a human rights disgrace
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    So basically the cops are now complicit in the drug trade thanks to this law? Just another gang with better uniforms I guess.
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    mmneely932 Female 50-59
    25 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    The only way to punish drug dealers is in the pocket. If you ask the people who are stopped where the money came from, they say they have no idea. If you ask if it`s theirs they no, they have no idea where it came from.
    Each of the these people gave consent, had they said no they would have been allowed to continue on their way, or if the cops had pc they would have detained them further.
    I was a cop for 26 years, NEVER, give consent to search, it`s just stupid, even if you have nothing to hide. Esepcially in a rental car!
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    This crap is what you get when allow "free market" to dictate social civil law. The squashing of `law & order` in favour of money.

    You can`t tell me this isn`t prime example of corruption.
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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    "This crap is what you get when allow "free market" to dictate social civil law."

    Wait, what?
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    wtf? thats not ok America...
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    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    This is nothing new. They`ve been doing this for years - and not just tennessee.

    When we put on our yearly conference, whenever we can, we bring the money to the bank in $9k chunks. It`s that magic $10k rule - less than $10k and they can`t slam you for it. It`s also a lot safer from a theft standpoint.

    Here in Georgia, actually - if they take it from you it`s going to take a lot more than "legal action" to get it back - in most cases, you might as well consider it gone.
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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
    1360 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm
    ska machine know nothing of mexico, then hahaha.
    anyone have a link of the follow up video?
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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
    1360 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    @xiquiripat: couldn`t have put it better myself.
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    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    man this guys voice is annoying as hell!
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    May 22, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    Cops suck. They are jackasses. 1 out of 10,000 cops actually do their job. Ff they took anything out of my car like that I would put everything I have into making their lives hell. Those cops are just worried about getting money that isn`t theirs, and they`re letting drugs flow freely.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    Uhm.. excuse me... did you say meow?
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    grindinblade Male 18-29
    234 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    Welcome to the future of America, where your Constitutional rights are ignored in order to `uphold to law`. Everyday it seems the government is removing more of rights in order to make this country `safer`. The use of fear and scare tactics has transformed our government from a once great home of the free, to a country that resembles the rulings of tyrant dictatorship. I for one would never allow any law official to violate my rights and would personally do my best to remove anyone from power who attempts to do so.
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    Elegy Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2011 at 7:44 pm
    Can`t stand the narrator`s voice.
    Is this legal: It shouldn`t be.
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    last1in Male 18-29
    260 posts
    May 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    seriously stupid argument by that guy... You can stop either one and it will do the same thing. Stop the drugs, and the providers stop getting the money. Stop the money, and the providers stop sending the drugs.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2011 at 9:22 pm
    Yes, well, if it is drug money then there shoudl be a means of proving that, if not then it can`t be assumed you`ve broken the law.
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    bullseye2797 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm
    I talked to a Texas ranger about this he said 2 things , if its not profitable drug dealers won`t do it (these confiscations give money to police and take it away from them , , and two why in hell would anyone not breaking the law have $200,000 wrapped in plastic wrap in their trunk?
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2011 at 12:27 am
    WoW that reporter needs to learn how to speak without putting periods in the middle of words.

    D.rug tur.raf.fick.king.
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    venice08 Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2011 at 1:46 am
    Man, that guy can enunciate. I hate him
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    Simcoe Male 30-39
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    May 23, 2011 at 11:22 am
    I hope this story has caused a Sh*tstorm in Tennessee. Two police forces competing with one another? Confiscated monies should not be going to specific police forces but into general state revenues so that all Tennesseans benefit.
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
    662 posts
    May 23, 2011 at 11:54 am
    @bullseye. That is bullpoo. First of all. Unless they have warrant...never give them permission to search. And there is not law that says you can`t have $200,000 in your car. Just cause you have that much money it`s no right to do that to people. I hate that argument, if you have nothing to hide you shouldn`t worry. I just like to be left alone and don`t want some d!ck bothering me.
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    bullseye2797 Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    @drworm2002 If you were an honest citizen and happened to be pulled over and your next month`s mortgage payment is in your car and the police confiscate your money , you could fight it and get compensation for damages and they fail to explain that they pull over speeders and the concept of probable cause
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    May 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    police state is upon us

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