Highway Robbery In Tennessee, USA

Submitted by: Pooptart19 6 years ago in

Tennessee police use ""civil asset forfeiture"" laws to steal money from motorists. What the heck, America?
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Male 2,384
police state is upon us
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Male 3
@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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Male 662
@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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Male 126
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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Male 108
Man, that guy can enunciate. I hate him
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Male 4,004
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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Male 3
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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Male 3,431
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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Male 260
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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Male 155
Can`t stand the narrator`s voice.
Is this legal: It shouldn`t be.
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Male 234
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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Male 1,313
Uhm.. excuse me... did you say meow?
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Male 11,739
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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Male 496
man this guys voice is annoying as hell!
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Male 1,360
@xiquiripat: couldn`t have put it better myself.
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Male 1,360
ska machine know nothing of mexico, then hahaha.
anyone have a link of the follow up video?
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Male 535
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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Female 3,001
wtf? thats not ok America...
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Male 437
"This crap is what you get when allow "free market" to dictate social civil law."

Wait, what?
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Male 2,229
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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Female 25
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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Male 2,422
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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Male 514
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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Male 153
Only in America. No seriously, only in America.
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Male 1,587
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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Male 25,416
wow, thats just fd up
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Male 864
While this is a horrible and interesting story, I could not STAND that guys voice.
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Male 840
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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Male 532
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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Female 3,598
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Male 40,207

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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Male 260
wtf bastards
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Male 12
I live in Franklin, Tennessee
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Male 218
drugs are now your global policy now you police the globe
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Male 17,511
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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Male 7,123
Note to self; do not carry huge sums of cash through Tennessee.
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Male 13
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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Male 390
Wow...and it makes you wonder how much of the money actually makes it back to the precinct.
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Female 58
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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Male 40,207

BRKNVLTR [quote]"if you can`t arrest or convict them" [/quote]

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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Female 457
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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Male 377
Stop the money, stop the drugs... or legalize drugs and make money off them.
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Male 377
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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Male 40,207

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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Male 997
@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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Male 147
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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Male 40,207
[quote]""Arrest for resisting arrest"

That`s circular logic fool!" [/quote]

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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Male 437
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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Male 875
the guy adding commentary sounds retarded
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Male 758
Hey, it`s highway robbery! No, seriously. Where`s Robin Hood?
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Male 4,014
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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Male 1,440
Im glad I don`t live in Tennessee, where this is "proven" to be happening.

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Male 10,440
[quote] Arrest for resisting arrest [/quote]
That`s circular logic fool!
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Male 10,440
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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Male 227
Thats it I`m moving to norway
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Male 40,207

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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Male 20,987
This is America? This isn`t even Mexico.
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Male 2,440
Link: Highway Robbery In Tennessee, USA [Rate Link] - Tennessee police use ``civil asset forfeiture`` laws to steal money from motorists. What the heck, America?
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