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Stop Police From Tricking Youth Into Lawbreaking


Society & Culture  (tags: police, policecrime, drugtrafficking, stingoperations )

BMutiny
- 265 days ago - forcechange.com
cases in recent years of undercover police officers posing as high school students, coercing non-drug using students into buying drugs, and then arresting those students for drug trafficking. These are situations where the police fabricate crime scenes



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BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Monday November 4, 2013, 11:42 pm
There have been several cases in recent years of undercover police officers posing as high school students, coercing non-drug using students into buying drugs, and then arresting those students for drug trafficking. These are situations where the police fabricate crime scenes and then place the blame on young students. If this is not illegal, then it most definitely ought to be.

It is unethical and unfair for police officers to not only go out looking for trouble, but to actual engineer crimes and try to push people into them. What does it say about our society that those people who are supposed to serve and protect us are looking for ways to trick us into fines and prison sentences? Sign the petition to tell the Justice Department to set and enforce stricter codes of conduct for police officers in terms of entrapment.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Monday November 4, 2013, 11:54 pm
In many cities, the Police have QUOTAS they have to fill, so this is how they FILL them.

As NEW PRIVATIZED PRISONS ARE BUILT, the prisons MAKE MONEY for the PRIVATE PRISON OWNERS, by being constantly FILLED.
THAT is why the Police are given Quotas to fill {or get demerits and lose their jobs!}.

THAT is why it PAYS INDIVIDUALS to have young people arrested, FOUND GUILTY AND PUT IN THE PRIVATE, MONEY-MAKING PRISONS.
It is all a SET-UP.

It is DESIGNED TO FILL PRISONS {especially with young people, who will go back again & again after they have a record and can't get a job or subsidized housing or an education, etc.}. It is DESIGNED TO MAKE MONEY for those who "invest" in Private Prisons.
It is designed to CREATE AN ARTIFICIAL "NEED" FOR EVEN *MORE* PRISONS, MORE PRIVATE CASH MACHINES.
Prisons "Private", but still SUBSIDIZED BY US TAXPAYERS. {But there's not enough money for decent SCHOOLS!}
That is just ONE reason they are RELUCTANT TO GIVE UP THE OTHERWISE-USELESS "DRUG WARS".
{And to CRIMINALIZE the young victims of trafficking, and put THEM in the Privatized Prisons too....}
{And lock up the INSANE, and have long sentences...}

It is ALL A PART OF THE SAME, TRAGIC SCAM, SCAM, SCAM......!!!!!!!!!
 

FranNOMAILPLS Darcy (213)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 12:42 am
They are too afraid to go after the real drugges.... take the easy option..
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (277)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 1:39 am
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 1:42 am
Done-thx BM
 

Davida P. (283)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 10:33 am
Noted & Signed, Thanks!
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 11:47 am
CROSS-REFERENCE with Care2 Causes Article:
'Best Friend' of Teen with Asperger's turns out to be Undercover Cop, Arrests him for Drug Dealing...

The parents of a teenage son with Asperger’s Syndrome are suing his school district in Southern California on the grounds that he was unfairly targeted by an undercover police officer posing as a student. The then-17-year-old has suffered “psychological scarring” after his arrest, his parents, Doug and Catherine Snodgrass, assert in explaining why they are suing the Temecula Valley Unified School District, the director of child welfare and attendance Michael Hubbard and the director of special education Kimberly Velez on charges including negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Back in the fall of 2012, the Snodgrasses had been pleased to learn that their son, who is in special education and takes a number of psychiatric medications, had a new friend in art class, “Daniel Briggs.” Social interactions and friendships can be challenging for someone with Asperger’s Syndrome and “Briggs” became the teen’s only friend. Accordingly, the Snodgrasses encouraged their son to invite his new friend over but were always told “some bizarre excuse.”

Little did they know that “Briggs” was actually Deputy Daniel Zipperstein of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, who had been pretending to be a student for months at Chaparral High School in Temecula to zero in on students using and selling drugs.

“Briggs” put pressure on the Snodgrasses’ son to buy drugs, at one time sending him 60 text messages, telling the teen that he was “desperate” and also asking for the teen’s prescription clonazepam. The teen couldn’t provide the latter (his parents keep his medications locked up and dispense them for him) but was able to obtain small amounts of marijuana, which he twice sold to “Briggs.”

On December 11, the teen was one of a number of students arrested in the “culmination of a drug operation” that saw deputies going undercover at Chaparral and Temecula Valley high schools. He was put into handcuffs in front of his classmates, interrogated without a lawyer and locked up for two days. The Snodgrasses were not notified of their son’s arrest, only knowing that something was amiss when he did not return home from school. When they called the principal’s office, they were referred to the Sheriff’s Department.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/autistic-teens-only-friend-turns-out-to-be-undercover-cop-arrests-him-in-drug-sting.html#ixzz2jtdyMjQf
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 12:24 pm
This seems like a side effect of the privatization of our prison system. We should demand an investigation because I'm sure it would uncover kickbacks to the police for arrests. Thank you for sharing this dreadful exploitation of our teenagers! (s, n, p, t)
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 12:37 pm
Even WORSE than "kickbacks", is, that some Police in some cities, have openly STATED, that they have QUOTAS OF ARRESTS TO FILL.
Or their Jobs are in danger, as they get Demerits! [And they are cutting Police forces...!]

OBVIOUSLY A PLOY TO FILL THE PRIVATE PRISONS TO ABSOLUTE CAPACITY - and then FUEL A DEMAND FOR EVEN MORE PRIVATE PRISONS TO BE BUILT.
And the JUDGES who SENTENCE the teens - the JUDGES ALSO RECEIVE KICKBACKS -
or, they are THE OWNERS OF THE PROFIT$-MAKING PRISON$ *THEMSELVES*!

PRIVATIZING the Prisons for Wealthy Peoples' Profit$$$ - is just ASKING for TOTAL CORRUPTION of the entire Judicial Process!
This is probably THE WORST CORRUPTION IN OUR ENTIRE HISTORY - and that is saying something!!!
TO BUILD PRIVATE FORTUNES - on the bodies and SOULS of RUINED-FOR-LIFE TEENAGERS...
I have never heard of anything MORE Corrupt than that!!!
It is treating CHILDREN as a "Crop" to be HARVESTED FOR CASH MONEY...
not even their "Labor", but JUST THEIR PHYSICAL BODIES taking up space...
 

Lisa Hess (6)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 1:37 pm
My son was caught up in crap like this for years. Breath wrong and poof
your parole is revoked. He spent most of his time in jail from 18 to 26.
To the point where he was so beat down that his accidental overdose
Came as no surprise, he was taking his meds but not eating or drinking and the
Build up in his system was to much for his liver, he was so depressed about his life.
Now they made money and I lost my only son. This I am sure is not the only person
To end up this way and it has to stop, it won't bring my son back but may save
Another family and mother from a life of such pain and helplessness.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 2:22 pm
Thank you, Lisa, that is a TRAGIC story but
IT DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE TOLD!

PEOPLE NEED TO BE MADE AWARE!
If we can do ANYthing here on Care2 to MAKE MORE PEOPLE AWARE...
Please do whatever you can, this has been a BLOT OF SHAME on our society, HIDDEN FOR FAR TOO LONG...

We have to STOP THE SACRIFICE OF A WHOLE GENERATION OF OUR YOUTH
to GREED and the ACCUMULATION OF GREAT WEALTH BY A FEW...
by ANY means at hand, including this...
 

Beverly M. (85)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 7:50 pm
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Barbara!
 
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