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(Police State) Man Gives Change to Homeless Person, is Handcuffed and Held by Police for an Hour
Yahoo! News ^ | January 16, 2014 | Will Lerner

Posted on 01/16/2014 7:12:57 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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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 didn’t. 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 didn’t have any drugs to give. Aside from the damage police did to his car, Snider isn’t happy that the police were actually laughing about the mistake.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: charity; donutwatch; handcuffed; homeless; houston; police; policestate; toprotectandserve
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1 posted on 01/16/2014 7:12:57 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

A policeman was actually spotted in Houston? I call BS.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 7:16:19 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: DogByte6RER
Just one more reason I stay the hell outta Houston. Cops in this city are about as crooked as they come. Not all, but many.

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.

3 posted on 01/16/2014 7:23:20 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: DogByte6RER
Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs

Never do that... let them get a warrant first.

4 posted on 01/16/2014 7:23:52 PM PST by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: DogByte6RER

He’s lucky they didn’t find something left there by a mechanic or a cop


5 posted on 01/16/2014 7:24:25 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Hoodat; babygene; null and void; Anton.Rutter; sport; kiryandil; LevinFan; Bulwyf; Alaska Wolf

Oh boy! More badge lickin’ stuff for alaska wolfie-ette to fantasise over!


6 posted on 01/16/2014 7:25:20 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: servantboy777

Glad the guy didn’t have a dog with him...


7 posted on 01/16/2014 7:25:28 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Alaska Wolf

ping


8 posted on 01/16/2014 7:31:30 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: bobby.223

It is early, they will be here.


9 posted on 01/16/2014 7:31:56 PM PST by sport
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To: DogByte6RER

Sounds like the cop ingests excessive steroids.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 7:36:18 PM PST by PAR35
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To: DogByte6RER

What is the problem??? No dogs were killed and all the officers went home safe.

Now pick up that can, comrade.....


11 posted on 01/16/2014 7:41:47 PM PST by JParris
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 7:51:01 PM PST by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 7:56:51 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 7:57:49 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: sport

No he won’t. The vomit puking dog, also known as, alaska wolf got the ZOT a while back.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 7:57:50 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Ciexyz

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


16 posted on 01/16/2014 7:58:45 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: driftdiver

He’s lucky they didn’t plant something on him.

Bastards.

Never consent to a search.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 7:59:14 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain

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.


18 posted on 01/16/2014 8:03:56 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: DogByte6RER

It is amazing the man still has his money and car.


19 posted on 01/16/2014 8:06:44 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: old curmudgeon
It's Yahoo! News, so it's probably FOS, but ...

Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs

20 posted on 01/16/2014 8:07:17 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: DogByte6RER

“Snider agreed to let police search his cars for drugs,”

Mistake number 1. Never, ever, consent to a search. Ever.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 8:10:15 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: John123

The cop was probably trying to get an invite to mayor’s wedding


22 posted on 01/16/2014 8:12:24 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: razorback-bert

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.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 8:14:41 PM PST by sport
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To: driftdiver
He’s lucky they didn’t find something left there by a mechanic oop

Or end up having a strip search and a colonoscopy. Yikes.

24 posted on 01/16/2014 8:21:24 PM PST by Shelayne
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To: bobby.223

Wow my southern brothers and sisters, this is getting way out of hand.


25 posted on 01/16/2014 8:25:26 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


26 posted on 01/16/2014 8:36:09 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: DogByte6RER

More War on Drugs bullshit.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 8:40:36 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: null and void; Alaska Wolf

Wulffie is going to have SO much reading to catch up on...


28 posted on 01/16/2014 9:56:11 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: DogByte6RER

He’s fortunate that they didn’t plant any on him and that he didn’t have his dog with him.


29 posted on 01/16/2014 10:05:43 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: DariusBane

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.


30 posted on 01/16/2014 10:24:55 PM PST by noinfringers2 ( /*)
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To: PAR35
Sounds like the cop ingests excessive steroids.

Yeah, he probably got them from a professional athlete.

31 posted on 01/16/2014 11:32:42 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Talisker

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.


32 posted on 01/17/2014 1:21:57 AM PST by catbertz
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To: noinfringers2

Even FDR was opposed to public employee unions.


33 posted on 01/17/2014 1:52:34 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: noinfringers2

“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).


34 posted on 01/17/2014 4:10:54 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


35 posted on 01/17/2014 4:21:41 AM PST by 556x45
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To: noinfringers2

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.


36 posted on 01/17/2014 6:08:54 AM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: Ciexyz
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.

“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

37 posted on 01/17/2014 6:46:49 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


38 posted on 01/17/2014 7:35:00 AM PST by sergeantdave
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