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    Default Ex-cop baits local crooked police in Texas with fake grow house that gets raided

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshLowry View Post
    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.

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    http://nevergetbusted.com/node/178
    That is so cool--I am happy that people are doing this!
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    Did you watch the video? A girl is in prison for 7 years for "selling marijuana", even though a witness admitted that he planted it on her. Lame!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie View Post
    Did you watch the video? A girl is in prison for 7 years for "selling marijuana", even though a witness admitted that he planted it on her. Lame!
    Yea, just shows how much of a douchebag the judge was to do that. I hope these guys keep up the good work across the country cause it ain't just at the Federal level that we have problems.
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    Notice how the cops were still looking into whether kopbusters had violated any crime.

    I see new laws, something to the effect of wasting police resources and taxpayers dollars for these type of sting operations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshLowry View Post
    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.

    Emote it: http://votemotion.com/links/5796/

    http://nevergetbusted.com/node/178
    It's ok, I am sure the cops will then ask the local legislative body for legislation against "growing any types of horticulture inside local domiciles" or something to that effect
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    Those guys will be in high demand.
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    Default Kops get TOTALLY punked!! The best!!

    http://nevergetbusted.com/node/178

    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.

    The attorney was handcuffed and later released when eleven KopBuster detectives arrived with the media in tow to question the illegal raid. The police refused to give KopBusters the search warrant affidavit which is suspected to contain the lies regarding the probable cause.
    This operation was the first of its kind in the history of America. Police sometimes have other police investigating their crimes but the American court system has never dealt with a group of citizens stinging the police. Will the police file charges on the team who took down the corrupt cops?
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    Is there a problem with the link or maybe it is just me

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    "Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it." - Henry David Thoreau

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    Now that is accountability. Loves it.

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    yes what an intersting story do keep us posted

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    Kopbusters is ingenius, beautiful !

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    Yeah it would be great to see this happen all over the place. I bet some civil liberties groups would pay these guys to do it in specific cities in order to make the local law enforcement really careful about just getting warrants willy-nilly.
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    I think I have a hardon.
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    Any other news on this front?

    I'm dying to know what became of this story!
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    [h2]Barry Cooper fights the law, wins: Odessa drops all ‘KopBusters’ charges[/h2]

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/0824...sters-charges/
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    talk about follow up! The Collins strikes again!
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    I hope those pieces of $#@! JBTs serve maximum sentences for their infringement on the very essence of liberty. $#@! them, and $#@! anybody that supports these thugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngbuck View Post
    I hope those pieces of $#@! JBTs serve maximum sentences for their infringement on the very essence of liberty. $#@! them, and $#@! anybody that supports these thugs.
    hhaha, yeah, like that'll ever happen

    But kudos to Barry, I was randomly wondering what happened to him with all this the other day, glad to see some rays of hope in this $#@!ed up drug war we're all mired in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Notice how the cops were still looking into whether kopbusters had violated any crime.
    This is called "casting about" in the interests of making any potential trouble go away. More so, it is about sending a message about the fundamentally unsound practice of messing with cops.

    One day some may start killing them in non-trivial numbers, which in itself would constitute a message of sorts.
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    http://www.cbs7kosa.com/news/details.asp?ID=21266

    KopBusters' Charges Dismissed 8/24/10

    Beau Berman
    CBS 7 NEWS
    bberman@cbs7.com
    August 24, 2010

    Odessa, Texas -

    Less than a month after the Odessa Police Department announced it was vindicated in the “KopBusters” saga, new developments have the “KopBusters” claiming that’s not true.

    In 2008 the KopBusters reality show filmed Odessa Police officers raiding a fake drug house.

    It was an attempt by the show's creator, Barry Cooper, to show corruption at OPD and raise attention to the imprisonment of Yolanda Madden.

    Two years later however, Cooper, his wife Candi, and associate Tammy Grimes, were arrested and accused of making the false report to police that led them to the set up.

    After Madden pleaded guilty and was sentenced, Odessa Police spoke to CBS 7 about the case on camera for one of the first times.

    "This seems to put a cap on what has been the vindication of the conduct and behavior of the Odessa Police officers involved in this matter", said Chief Tim Burton, on July 28th 2010.

    With Yolanda Madden admitting guilt and the Coopers charged with leading police to the scene, it looked like KopBusters was busted.

    Then, today, a decision out of the County Attorney's office breathed new life into the KopBusters saga.

    "They're not going to pursue the charges based on the facts given and the evidence available, which means, that there was not a crime committed", explains Barry Cooper’s Attorney, James Gill.

    The KopBusters claim that Yolanda Madden only pleaded guilty to drug charges so she would not return to jail.

    They also claim the dropped charges prove they did not lead police to the fake drug house.

    "I just encourage everyone to continue following KopBusters, look it up online, follow them and see what's going on because the truth will be revealed", says Barry Cooper’s associate, Tammy Grimes.

    At the July 28th press conference, Odessa Police Chief Tim Burton said Madden's confessions in court helped clear the department of wrongdoing.

    But Cooper criticizes police for keeping quiet until then.

    "It's not fair for the police to act like secret police and only comment when something seems to be benefiting them", says Mr. Cooper.

    With the Odessa saga seemingly behind them, the KopBusters are moving on to another legal battle in Williamson County.

    But while the Odessa episode is in the past, Cooper doesn't want it to be forgotten.

    "I want the people of Odessa to understand that we did not come into their city to harm their city or any person. We came to free them and to free people who are being falsely imprisoned and accused of crimes they didn't commit", says Cooper.

    In an interview with the Odessa American, County Attorney Cindy Weir-Nutter explained that making a false reporter to a peace officer must occur during an investigation for it to be prosecuted and in this case, there was no investigation.

    Odessa Police issued a statement today saying they respect prosecutorial decision and thank the Texas Rangers and the County Attorney’s office for their efforts.

    The Texas Rangers, who executed the arrest of Cooper’s wife Candi, did not immediately return our calls tonight requesting comment.
    So... the Kopbusters, got busted... Go figure. The corrupt system protects its own.
    Last edited by EvilEngineer; 08-26-2010 at 09:18 AM.

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    I wonder if there's any way to launch an outside investigation to find out who lied on the search warrant. Seems like that should be a crime punishable by several years in prison.

    Kopbusters next needs to follow up with a lawsuit against the police department of Odessa, Texas. It's tough luck that the city taxpayers will be on the hook for the payout, but the cash could go a long way toward funding more "counter stings" such as this... and perhaps the good citizens of Odessa would be motivated to exercise their voting rights to put in come city government that would reform the police department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilEngineer View Post
    http://www.cbs7kosa.com/news/details.asp?ID=21266



    So... the Kopbusters, got busted... Go figure. The corrupt system protects its own.
    Sure, cops can lie to citizens to get them to go along with a sting (entrapment) but if people do the same thing to cops, they get busted for lying to the cops.

    It's not a level playing field and I believe it was set up that way to make sure the cops are always protected.

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    It's very simple, cops can do as they please, unless it's on video, it's your word against theirs, and they, the state, will always win.... they have no morals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    It's very simple, cops can do as they please, unless it's on video, it's your word against theirs, and they, the state, will always win.... they have no morals.
    this, and they can kill you to...
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