Skip to comments.(Police State) Man Gives Change to Homeless Person, is Handcuffed and Held by Police for an Hour
Posted on 01/16/2014 7:12:57 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Man gives change to homeless person, is handcuffed and held by police for an hour
Greg Snider was in a Houston, Texas parking lot, on the phone making a business call. While in the lot, a homeless man approached his car and asked forchange. Snider gave him 75 cents and then drove off. KPRC Local 2 News reported on the shocking thing that happened next.
When Snider pulled onto a nearby freeway, a police car pulled him to the side. Greg was surprised by how aggressive the officer was, telling KPRC, He's screaming. He's yelling. He's telling me to get out of the car. He's telling me to put my hands on the hood They're like, 'We saw you downtown. We saw what you did. And I was like, 'Are you kidding me? I gave a homeless man 75 cents.'"
He was dragged out of his car and handcuffed. So what was it that police insisted Mr. Snider had done? Give that homeless man drugs. Again, he didnt. Snider only gave the man some money.
Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs, and they did so for an hour while Greg remained handcuffed. In that time, ten more police cars showed up and pulled over. The search was not fruitful no drugs were found in the car. That is, because, as previously mentioned, Snider didnt have any drugs to give. Aside from the damage police did to his car, Snider isnt happy that the police were actually laughing about the mistake.
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A policeman was actually spotted in Houston? I call BS.
Their reputation precedes them way on back to the 70’s. Check out the news stories, you'll see what I'm talking about.
The Torres case, The Webster case, Chad Holley case...on and on.
Never do that... let them get a warrant first.
He’s lucky they didn’t find something left there by a mechanic or a cop
Oh boy! More badge lickin’ stuff for alaska wolfie-ette to fantasise over!
Glad the guy didn’t have a dog with him...
It is early, they will be here.
Sounds like the cop ingests excessive steroids.
What is the problem??? No dogs were killed and all the officers went home safe.
Now pick up that can, comrade.....
This was really a very tense situation for the cop — so he called in ten more cars for backup. This poor guy is very lucky they didn’t shoot him or frame him.
There’s a new lawyer commercial on my local TV station. The attorney starts off by saying, We’ve seen more and more cases of law-abiding people who have never had trouble with the law, being accused of a crime that they didn’t know was a crime.
This whole country is full of Union thugs looking for new and ever petty ways to milk the clock and hassle people. All you Law and Order Republicans who demanded the WOD and more Police, well i hope you like what you wrought for my children. Ugh. This freedom loving Land of Liberty really sucks. Major siphonage.
No he won’t. The vomit puking dog, also known as, alaska wolf got the ZOT a while back.
That is what foreigners say after they have sex with 13 year olds and drink and drive.
“We didn’t know it was a crime here”
and some judges will let them off
He’s lucky they didn’t plant something on him.
Never consent to a search.
My guess is that the cop by saying that he saw a crime being committed, did not need a warrant for a search.
At that point, he had probable cause.
Even though it was based on either a lie or a real mistake.
However, considering that cases like this will usually end up in court, one should not consent.If the judge rules the search was illegal, your case is made much stronger.
It is amazing the man still has his money and car.
Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs
“Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs,”
Mistake number 1. Never, ever, consent to a search. Ever.
The cop was probably trying to get an invite to mayor’s wedding
Or his life. He is very, very fortunate for the following reasons:1. The police did not shoot him full of holes because, “they were in fear of their lives.” 2.They did not plant drugs in his car. I am sure that it was an oversight on their part and if they run into him again, he won’t be as lucky.
Or end up having a strip search and a colonoscopy. Yikes.
Wow my southern brothers and sisters, this is getting way out of hand.
I can kinda sorta understand this particular instance... though of course the cops over-reacted by about a million percent. But the original suspicion, of a cop seeing him put something into a street person’s hand that was small enough not to be seen, and then driving off, could look like a drug transaction. Doesn’t exactly comprise probable cause, though, since it could be anything, not just drugs.
I was comparing two cigars once in a walk-in humidor. Both made by the same brand, both almost identical except for slight differences in length and width. So I take one, walk to the opposite side of the humidor, compare it to the other, and walk back. Then I choose a completely different cigar (more expensive, actually) buy it, and walk out. Ten minutes later I realize I have no matches, so I go back for some - and the owner is yelling at me for stealing cigars. I show him the receipt for the cigar I bought, and he says “look at the camera.” Well, from the position of the humidor camera, I seemed to have picked up one cigar, walked across the humidor... and never put it back, and walked out. It was the damndest thing. I explained what happened, and I pointed out that I did buy a much more expensive cigar than either of the ones I compared, but he was staring daggers at me. I told him I’d explain myself to the police if he wanted, showed him I had nothing in my pockets, but he was still steaming. ::shrug:: What could I do? So I left. But I’ll never forget that video - if I hadn’t known what I did, I would have sworn I walked off with a cigar. It was creepy.
More War on Drugs bullshit.
Wulffie is going to have SO much reading to catch up on...
He’s fortunate that they didn’t plant any on him and that he didn’t have his dog with him.
I am against all/any public employees being unionized. This applies especially to any/all so called law enforcement people. These people and their unions have made law enforcement a business which they control for personal benefit and power. I had an experience with zeroing a pellet rifle in my large backyard when a ‘newbe’ police guy gave me a bunch of crap about his opinion when he didn’t even have a clue about the laws which I had checked earlier. I speak from over 20 years experience as a regulatory official involved with law enforcement. I will admit to being opinionated against unions from after service in WWII.
Yeah, he probably got them from a professional athlete.
That’s the kind of story that scares me. The whole world will think I’m guilty of something, that I know I didn’t do. Nightmares vs real life bad luck.
Even FDR was opposed to public employee unions.
“I am against all/any public employees being unionized. This applies especially to any/all so called law enforcement people. These people and their unions have made law enforcement a business which they control for personal benefit and power.”
That is mild compared to what teachers have done; they own the Democratic Party. Here in NJ we’ve been bleeding even those government jobs as the money to pay them has dried up (and senior members refuse to give concessions).
Mugged by reality. COPs are a worthless band of criminals there only to protect and serve their interests and those of their masters, the pols.
I don’t think that the founders envisioned our present multitude of law enforcement agencies.
I believe they thought we would always have a system where the sheriff enforced the law.
Because the sheriff is elected, in most cases excesses would be punished at the next election.
Usually you can talk to your sheriff. Try it with your local police chief. Police chiefs are usually isolated from public pressure.
There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. ― Ayn Rand
This is why you need to elect a pro-2nd amendment, constitutional sheriff in your county. I have one in my county. With the assistance of the VFW and American Legion, two police chiefs who abused their power were run out of the county.