Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kopbusters Bust Vice in Odessa

We've all read the stories alleging police corruption in the war on drugs. Well now a group called Kopbusters is setting up the crooked cops:

"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."

Be sure to check out the videos, they are hilarious.

What is not so hilarious is there was absolutely no probable cause in this case, just a couple of grow lights and some Christmas trees. So how did the cops even know to break in, much less get a warrant to do so.

Hopefully the amount of corruption caused by the war on drugs will get enough publicity that we as a nation will finally take a rational approach to our drug problems, and stop thinking that locking up 1% of our population, the highest in the world, is the answer.

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