by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
There’s no doubt that many abuses have become entrenched in the devastating war against drugs – in which rights have been tossed aside and police have been trained to become thugs.
The most recent episode released via dashcam video proves the point.
This couple were stopped while returning from a family members’ funeral by Tennessee cops who were part of the 23rd Judicial District Drug Task Force, who badgered them to allow police to search their vehicle – despite the fact that they had done nothing to garner police attention other than having an out of state license plate.
As Matt Agorist at the Free Thought Project reported:
In May of 2014, Ronnie and Lisa Hankins were driving back from his grandfather’s funeral in Virginia when they were targeted by a gang of police officers in search of cash…. the 23rd Judicial District Drug Task Force, and Hankins [himself a military police officer] correctly predicted that they were about to be pulled over.
The couple was then pulled over, and the officer quickly separated them before beginning his harassment of Lisa. In the video, the officer is heard badgering Lisa in an attempt to get her to consent to a search.
“You say there’s not anything illegal in it. Do you mind if I search it today to make sure?” the officer asked.
Lisa responded, “I’d have to talk to my husband.”
The cop continued to intimidate and harass her, “I am asking you for permission to search your vehicle today — and you are well within your rights to say ‘no,’ and you can say ‘yes.’ It’s totally up to you as to whether you want to show cooperation or not.”
“It seems like Nazi Germany,” said Ronnie. “You’ve got to have the paperwork and the proper authorities to come through Tennessee.”
After the police failed to intimidate the couple into “consenting” to a search, the unit pulled out a K-9 dog, who unsurprisingly, gave a positive indication on the car – fitting with the training of a police dog, and the agenda of its drug war efforts.
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