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Trap Springs On Corrupt Cops in Odessa, Texas (Smile, you are on Candid Camera!)
Cleveland Examiner ^ | 12/06/08 | J.D. Tuccille

Posted on 12/07/2008 1:30:49 PM PST by Copernicus

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. Cooper and company were hired by Raymond Madden, the father of Yolanda Madden, an Odessa woman convicted in 2005 of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Yolanda's supporters say a key witness in the case admitted in court to planting the drugs -- but that she was convicted anyway and sent to prison.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; candidcamera; civilliberties; leo; odessa; oops; surprise; wodlist
I included this on the Banglist because many 2nd Amendment Activists have learned to their alarm the War On Drugs IS the War On the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment and the tactics used by Police are indistingushable from the War on Guns.

If you believe in RKBA and do not understand this connection-Wake UP!

Best regards to all,

1 posted on 12/07/2008 1:30:49 PM PST by Copernicus
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To: Copernicus

What are Kops?


2 posted on 12/07/2008 1:36:28 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Copernicus

Kudos to KopBusters!

Great Job and thanks for outing the Real Thugs!


3 posted on 12/07/2008 1:38:09 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: All

Come on now, lets give these cops a break. It’s so easy to confuse the smell of Christmas trees with marijuana plants.....


4 posted on 12/07/2008 1:38:43 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Copernicus

bump


5 posted on 12/07/2008 1:40:24 PM PST by piroque
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To: brytlea

I am guessing crocked cops.


6 posted on 12/07/2008 1:41:54 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: brytlea

7 posted on 12/07/2008 1:42:33 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

when will the rest of this world realize that pot is a gift from God!!


8 posted on 12/07/2008 1:44:59 PM PST by remaxagnt
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To: remaxagnt
when will the rest of this world realize that pot is a gift from God!!

I thought beer was God's gift to man.

I knew a long time ago that pot was way too expensive.

9 posted on 12/07/2008 1:57:32 PM PST by cayuga (Obama's preparing to "rule"? Charles I (1649), Louis XVI (1793) and Maximillian I (1867) were rulers)
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To: cayuga

beer is man made. pot is God made


10 posted on 12/07/2008 1:59:44 PM PST by remaxagnt
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To: brytlea

“What are Kops?”

Use your obviously vivid imagination.


11 posted on 12/07/2008 2:00:50 PM PST by dbacks (God help the USA.)
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To: Copernicus
...Great post, good on yer. I thought about trying this many moons ago with tomato's to see if I would get a knock on the door. I figured if they tried to bust me and couldn't, maybe the coast would be clear. Not saying I'd set up shop,,, not saying I might set up shop. But, here in Nicholasville, KY, The Constables On Patrol, don't even care if you roll through a stop sign. What is amusing is Lexington is the horse capital of the US, the Nicholasville courthouse has a copper plaque right out in front, the hemp growing capital of KY. HURHURHUR...
12 posted on 12/07/2008 2:08:52 PM PST by gargoyle (..."If this be treason, make the most of it.". Patrick Henry...)
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To: Copernicus
This is great, every time a cop goes to kick a door in, he should have to live in fear that he is going to end up the subject of a video stream broadcast to the world.

Unfortunately, they do have that nasty habit of wearing their ninja costumes and masks to hide themselves from the light of justice, so identifying dirty cops might be a bit harder initially.

Still it should make for a safer environment if they knew WE were keeping an honest record of exactly what is going on during these kick and plant raids.

13 posted on 12/07/2008 2:13:56 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (There are 1504 days until marxist occupation ends. What are you doing to shorten the war?)
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To: Copernicus
Copernicus said: "... many 2nd Amendment Activists have learned ..."

You are so correct. Thank you.

14 posted on 12/07/2008 2:46:11 PM PST by William Tell (RKBA for California (rkba.members.sonic.net) - Volunteer by contacting Dave at rkba@sonic.net)
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To: Squantos; CedarDave
Lubbock SWAT has competition.
15 posted on 12/07/2008 3:04:47 PM PST by razorback-bert (Save the planet...it is the only known one with beer!)
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To: razorback-bert

That crew has been doing some good stuff.......their austin educated assholes, don’t get me wrong. Yet they have caught some LEO’s doing some really baaaaaaad stuff !.......:o)


16 posted on 12/07/2008 3:10:51 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Copernicus

You can forget about the bold type. I can see just fine.


17 posted on 12/07/2008 3:16:53 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: Copernicus

That’s so awesome


18 posted on 12/07/2008 3:51:06 PM PST by wastedyears ("Al Gore is an apostle of arrogance." - Vaclav Klaus, Pres. of Czech Republic)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg
WE were keeping an honest record of exactly what is going on during these kick and plant raids

Yup. Happened in Tennessee. Wife taperecorded her husband's beating at the hand of rogue cops. I think they got 5 years each in the slammer.

Best regards,

19 posted on 12/07/2008 7:06:14 PM PST by Copernicus (California Grandmother view on Gun Control http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7CCB40F421ED4819)
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To: William Tell
You are so correct. Thank you.

Many thanks, I do what I can as you do also. (Ping to Robert Paulson)

Best regards,

20 posted on 12/07/2008 7:08:11 PM PST by Copernicus (California Grandmother view on Gun Control http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7CCB40F421ED4819)
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To: Shooter 2.5
You can forget about the bold type. I can see just fine

Bold type? What bold type? You might need to check your eyes.

Best regards,

21 posted on 12/07/2008 7:09:35 PM PST by Copernicus (California Grandmother view on Gun Control http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7CCB40F421ED4819)
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To: Copernicus

I guess it does make it easier to ignore your posts.


22 posted on 12/07/2008 7:29:18 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: Copernicus
Wife taperecorded her husband's beating at the hand of rogue cops. I think they got 5 years each in the slammer.

Horrible situation with a MUCH too lenient outcome.

20 to life would have been appropriate for the badge bearing gangsters
23 posted on 12/08/2008 8:50:59 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (There are 1504 days until marxist occupation ends. What are you doing to shorten the war?)
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To: cayuga
...pot was way too expensive.

And there's only one reason for that.

24 posted on 12/08/2008 10:16:18 AM PST by Clinging Bitterly (Starve the beast.)
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To: pepperhead

It always seems rather immature to me, to use little cutesy misspellings. If they want to say crooked cops, I wonder why they don’t just say that.


25 posted on 12/08/2008 10:54:43 AM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: dbacks

What an interesting answer. What do you know about my imagination?


26 posted on 12/08/2008 10:55:29 AM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg
20 to life would have been appropriate for the badge bearing gangsters

And anyone else would have gotten exactly that. Consider, for example, the OJ Simpson sentence and he did not even smack anyone.

Best regards,

27 posted on 12/08/2008 4:44:16 PM PST by Copernicus (California Grandmother view on Gun Control http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7CCB40F421ED4819)
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To: Shooter 2.5
I guess it does make it easier to ignore your posts.

Egg-ZACK-LY. Those with eyes will see and those with ears will hear. All others pay cash.

Best regards.

28 posted on 12/08/2008 4:46:48 PM PST by Copernicus (California Grandmother view on Gun Control http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7CCB40F421ED4819)
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To: Copernicus

http://www.volokh.com/posts/1230530533.shtml


29 posted on 12/28/2008 10:31:30 PM PST by freedomwarrior998
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To: pepperhead

Christmas trees get me high.


30 posted on 12/28/2008 10:45:47 PM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: remaxagnt

Wouldn’t have to the whole world. Buddists believe shiva brought pot up from the ocean floor to give to man....


31 posted on 12/29/2008 4:58:48 PM PST by When do we get liberated? ((Ok, Im the official Pit Bull Defender/If you can't stand behind our troops, stand in front of them.)
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To: freedomwarrior998
Interesting clusterfoxtrot.

So now we have false flag operation to justify other false flag operations so we can distort and twist reality?

Welcome to the 21st Century.

As they used to say in the CIA: trust no one (or so I have been told)

Best regards,

32 posted on 12/30/2008 7:15:41 AM PST by Copernicus (California Grandmother view on Gun Control http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7CCB40F421ED4819)
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To: Copernicus
I just wanted to say in regards to the first article. It was not marijuana she was convicted of having. It was methanphetamine
33 posted on 03/26/2009 11:09:38 AM PDT by Jaded2
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To: Jaded2
Thanks for the update. It matters not to me what she was convicted of possessing as it seems whatever it was was planted.

Kudos to the Kop Busters...

34 posted on 03/26/2009 11:13:17 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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