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Cops Play Wii During Undercover Drug Raid 251

Posted by samzenpus
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An anonymous reader writes "Guns drawn, cops busted down the door of a suspected south Florida drug dealer, then proceeded to kick some ass on Wii bowling. A security cam captured some playing video games while others searched for drugs and weapons. Clearly they just misunderstood when they were told to search the house for Weed."

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Cops Play Wii During Undercover Drug Raid

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 23, 2009 @01:12PM (#29517853)
    This presents an interesting argument: in the vast majority of communities across the US, police officers are always considered "on-duty" ... that is, they are allowed to carry a concealed weapon, make arrests, etc. during "personal" hours. Since they are still exercising their powers, it seems that they should be monitored 24x7, even if "off duty".
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 23, 2009 @02:25PM (#29519149)

    I did not know there was limit to what cops could do for the bounds of executing a warrant.

    I had a search warrant executed against my when I was living in San Gabriel for a minor hacking charge. SGPD officers not only broke several of my decorations, but ate food out of my kitchen and made it clear they were enjoying the abuse they were delivering. When I left the room to talk to my lawyer over the phone, several of them harassed my fiance to the point where she called off our engagement, but still won't tell me what they said to her.

    Not a day goes by I don't think about killing myself in the station lobby.

  • by b4dc0d3r (1268512) on Wednesday September 23, 2009 @02:56PM (#29519593)

    I don't think this is a trolling comment - if you've ever gotten pulled over you've probably heard the "If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about..." justification when an officer feels like searching your car.

    I got pulled over for speeding on a Superbowl Sunday, and submitted to the breathalyzer. Blew a zero, and obviously the guy was on DUI patrol because now he wanted to search the car. Just giving me a speeding ticket was apparently not an option. I heard this explanation several times, along with the accusation "What's wrong, you have a little joint in there? A bit of a roach in the ashtray? If there's nothing in there then it won't hurt to have a look, right?" He wouldn't believe me, go figure. He seemed like a good guy, so I traded a search for a warning. I would not advise people to do the same, better to ask if you are free to go and pay the speeding ticket. But I'm weak sometimes when it involves outrageous fees.

    I would mod this "+1 funny, in a sad frustrated sort of way"

  • by insertwackynamehere (891357) on Wednesday September 23, 2009 @04:29PM (#29521237) Journal
    Haha you are all idiots, seriously next time the cops raid your place and start using your things like over-entitled house guests, you share that sentiment. When cops get permission to perform a search of a property, they are already at a point where not only are they being held to a very high legal standard to make sure they absolutely don't ruin evidence or violate rights in the process but they SHOULD be on edge the entire time not knowing who are what is going to be there. Playing the Wii is unprofessional and illegal. They were letting their guard down which is dangerous to them and making a mockery of one of their most hard to obtain rights; the right to search and seizure which only can be obtained with a lot of work or explicit permission. If you are in someone's home, right on the cusp of legality as it is, and start using their items, you are doing something wrong. On the hopefully rare occurrence a police officer has to be in someone's home on a search warrant, their mind should be focused on looking for evidence and not acting like they were invited there to party it up.
  • Re:cops (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 23, 2009 @04:29PM (#29521239)

    The police are the enforcers of the law. It blows my mind that people blame the lowest guy on the ladder for laws and policies. Joe Cop isnt writing state and federal law. Considering you are in a democracy you are just as guilty as anyone else for these laws being in existance. Perhaps having a scapegoat makes you feel better about yourself, but youre 100% wrong to target the police on these matters.

    You're missing a key point. Legalise marijuana and at least 25-35% of all North American police officers will be redundant. They are fighting for their jobs.

    In Canada there is only one association of legal professionals who oppose decriminalisation. Guess who? Yup, the police associations.

    So yes, they are to blame.

    Ask any dealer how many times they have purchased confiscated material. They have us coming and going. I also happens to provide a convenient excuse for discrediting people whose political views upset the status-quo. Enforcement is totally at the option of the police. Don't you see anything wrong with that?

    Marijuana use is so common that they have the option to cherry pick their victims. The intention is not to eliminate marijuana use. It is to exploit it.

    This kind of short-sightedness depresses me and tells me that this device of oppression will not be defeated without violent revolution.

    CARNIVORE that you fuckers. They know we're not going to take this forever, but the only language they understand is blood. So let it be theirs.

  • by putaro (235078) on Wednesday September 23, 2009 @10:03PM (#29524631) Journal

    Trading the search for the warning at least got you something. I do hate the whole "if you've got nothing to hide why don't you let me search" garbage. The right answer to that is - "There's nothing to find so you don't need to search the car" Your time is valuable and your privacy is valuable. That's why we require the police to justify searches.

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