Stinging the Cops

>> Tuesday, December 9, 2008

This is a crazy story.

KopBusters rented a house in Odessa, Texas and began growing two small Christmas trees under a grow light similar to those used for growing marijuana. When faced with a suspected marijuana grow, the police usually use illegal FLIR cameras and/or lie on the search warrant affidavit claiming they have probable cause to raid the house. Instead of conducting a proper investigation which usually leads to no probable cause, the Kops lie on the affidavit claiming a confidential informant saw the plants and/or the police could smell marijuana coming from the suspected house.

The trap was set and less than 24 hours later, the Odessa narcotics unit raided the house only to find KopBuster’s attorney waiting under a system of complex gadgetry and spy cameras that streamed online to the KopBuster’s secret mobile office nearby.

Its a Dateline for cops. The two central questions are exactly how the cops caught on to the house and how they justified a search warrant. This was set up so that there should have been zero cause for a search, just two trees under some lights.

There are two ways that the cops could react to this. One is conduct an internal investigation that gets to the bottom of these two questions and prosecutes any criminal activity. The second is to get really pissed and turn it into an us versus the world scenario. The second scenario has the cops trying to retaliate and other things that would only dig a deeper hole. Well i guess there is a third option where they simply do nothing and ignore this but that seems unlikely.

Police, because of their important role in society, get a huge benefit of the doubt but this can lead to abuse. It is important to clean up any police wrongdoing and corner cutting because otherwise the citizens they are charged with protecting come to resent them. Corruption is never a good thing.


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