A Tampa man is upset after returning to his expensive, decked out business truck after a concert to find it had been broken into and trashed. When he read the 2×3 scratched out note attached to the truck, he was most surprised to see that it was from Tampa police.
Sir, your car was checked by TPD K-9. The vehicle was searched for marijuana due to a strong odor coming from the passenger side of the vehicle. Any questions call Cpl Fanning.
That was the only notice left behind. Of course, no drugs were actually found.
Unfortunately, they ripped out the very materials he needs to run his business – like horns that no longer work and expensive electronics. And they are going to fight any legal attempts for compensation.
The department says it was legal, but an attorney said it’s an illegal search and only allowed under extreme, urgent circumstance.
PROTECT, AND SERVE, IS NOW BECOME, SEARCH, AND DESTROY.
We are living in a "Police State" folks.............What can you say?
I guess Brelan-Fayette Knighten said it all......"TO PROTECT AND TO SERVE HAS BECOME....TO SEARCH AND DESTROY! We are now the subjects of the governing powers and fit only to be ruled.
INCREDIBLE. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON IN OTHER COUNTRIES BUT THEY JUST DON'T TELL YOU JUST LIKE THEY DON'T TELL YOU HOW HORRIBLE SOCIALIZED MEDICINE IS OUTSIDE THE USA. NOW WE HAVE IT - HOW DID THEY EVEN KNOW TO CHECK HIS PARTICULAR VEHICLE FOR THIS PHONY SEARCH? SOMETHING STINKS. HOPE HE SUES AND WINS. THANKS LIBERALS
Al is right!
There are elections coming up. In some places there will be local offices (including Judgeships) on the ballot.
As always, it is OUR responsibility - and duty - to be aware of a candidate's record if he/she is an incumbent. If they do not show a clear record of supporting the types of decisons you feel are appropriate - vote for someone else! It would be wonderful if you can find out the position(s) taken by the other candidate; however, even if the other candidate is an unknown, you may still want to consider a change in that office. It may be better to install an unknown than to keep in office someone who you know does not support your wishes.
If this type of change becomes standard operating procedure, people voted into ofice will know that if they do not represent the wishes of the majority of their constiuents, their political career will be short lived.
We have to remind elected officials that it is US that are the bosses in this relationship.
Get informed! . . . and . . . go to the polls and VOTE!
Yet another example of the Gestapo overstepping their bounds. The police feel that it is their right to break the law and destroy a citizen's property. I hope this guy not only sues the city of Tampa, but the Tampa police department and the individual Tampa storm troopers responsible for the invasion and destruction.
An interesting comment from the article:
Recently within the last year my neighbors house was nearly destroyed inside . He was in Iraq . His brother was there . The police were more interested in the friends but they tore up the house anyway . These activities are going on in every state . But you will notice that It does not happen to people that have the money to wage a legal war .
Sue them till they bleed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here we go again... first it's killing your son when he answers the door with a game player remote in his hand... now we have to watch our personal property from being vandalized by the LEO's!!
It has begun a while ago, what used to be protect and serve officers are becoming militarized predators. I fear the kettle will soon come to a boil.
Not onlyg should this man be compensated for the damage done. The individuals envolved must be
fired and never permitted to work as cops again
Protect is a G- Dam word that needs to be taken out of any thing relateing to Goverment or State Goverment Or out of law Keeping ie Police That word should have never been allowed to Refere to any of thoes mentioned ,it's an improper use of the word they DO NOT PROTECT NEVER HAVE, AND NEVER WILL. POLICE AT BEST ,SERVE AND ASSIST PERIOD AND THAT IS ALL THEY WILL EVER BE.!