Deputies Destroy House, Lives To Recover $50 Of Marijuana And A Single, Unbottled Pill

from the great-work-boys.-everyone-take-the-day-off. dept

Another life -- two of them actually -- has been destroyed by a law enforcement smash-and-grab operation. Acting on information residing solely in the nostrils of a single law enforcement officer, Alabama deputies destroyed a house and took possession of everything of value in it. C.J. Ciaramella has more details at Reason.

On January 31, 2018, a Randolph County sheriff’s deputy showed up at the home of Greg and Teresa Almond in Woodland, Alabama, to serve Greg court papers in a civil matter.

Greg, 50, wasn’t home, but his wife Teresa told the deputy he would be back before long. About two hours later, after Greg had returned home, he heard loud knocking on the door. He remembers shouting “hang on” and walking toward the door when it suddenly flew open. The next thing he knew he was on the floor—ears ringing, dazed, wondering if he’d just been shot.

Several deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department had kicked in his front door and thrown a flashbang grenade at his feet. The officers handcuffed and detained the couple at gunpoint, then started searching their house. The deputy from earlier had reportedly smelled marijuana, and so a county drug task force was descending on the Almonds’ home, looking for illegal drugs.

The total haul in contraband from the drug raid was less than $50-worth of marijuana. In addition, an officer claimed he found a loose pill containing a controlled substance. It was a pill with a controlled substance, but it was a stretch to call it "loose." Here's the details on that part from the Almond's lawsuit [PDF]:

Inside the Almond residence were two safes that housed an extensive collection of over 80 guns, some of which are antiques; approximately $8,000.00 cash; jewelry; and other personal items, including prescription medications. The Almonds were directed to open the safes. Inside the safes, the members of the drug task force claim to have found ONE LUNESTA PILL outside of the bottle in which it had been prescribed. Lunesta is a non-narcotic class IV controlled substance prescribed to aid sleep.

Using that one pill, the department charged the couple with felony drug possession, on top of the misdemeanor marijuana charge. These charges were taken to a grand jury which proceeded to do what grand juries do best: return indictments.

These drug charges -- for one pill outside of a bottle and $50 of marijuana apparently actually possessed by their adult son -- were the first criminal charges Greg or Theresa had ever faced, coming 30 years of marriage and a few grandchildren after anyone would have expected. The charges have been reduced to misdemeanors but this raid and arrest isn't the end of the story.

Everything that was in the safes disappeared into the Department's hands. So did a bunch of other stuff around the house, along with the cash Greg Almond had in his wallet. The warrant inventory contains far less then the Almonds claim the deputies took. The full list includes the firearms from the safes, $8,000 in cash, wedding rings, medications, antique guitars, a coin collection… pretty much anything the officers felt might have resale value.

As a result of this unexpected loss and the public accusations of drug dealing, the Almonds lost their business, their house, and any hope of earning a living going forward. All that's left is the lawsuit. It's loaded with Constitutional violations and other harms inflicted on the innocent couple by the Sheriff's Department, but it's a long shot considering the wealth of defenses available to government employees. As for the property taken, that's an even longer shot, considering how quickly agencies liquidate property and how low the burden of proof needed to keep this property is in forfeiture cases.

It's unlikely anything the government offers -- if it's held culpable for any of this -- will undo the damage it did in this raid that uncovered a small amount of marijuana and a single pill. The raid that treated a couple in their 50s like youthful cartel members destroyed a house and two lives -- and all of it came as the result of a single deputy claiming he smelled marijuana when he tried to serve civil papers earlier in the day. It only took two hours for the Sheriff's Department to mobilize a small army armed with guns and explosives to extinguish the threat of a burning plant, based on a tip no one could ever possibly corroborate.

Filed Under: alabama, greg almond, police, randolph county, randolph county sheriff, teresa almond, woodland


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    That One Guy (profile), 30 Apr 2019 @ 6:30pm

    No really, the drug users are the crooks...

    Let's see, $50 worth of a plant that is legal in several state, plus a single pill from a legal prescription, versus theft of thousands worth of money and property, the loss of a business, house and livelihood...

    Oh yeah, the thugs in blue are really protecting and serving the public there, engaging in behavior that would make the mafia look downright tame and sane in comparison. Actions like this just further the idea I've had kicking around for a number of years that the police are the worst gang operating in the US, because at least when someone without a badge robs you they don't get to hide behind laws that have been perverted to protect them at all costs, upheld by gutless and/or corrupt judges and prosecutors, with at least a slight chance that they'll be punished and the victim will get something more than a legal bill from the proceedings.

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      Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 5:32am

      Re: No really, the drug users are the crooks...

      Well at least if you pay the mafia they tend to leave you alone and might even protect you against others. Apparently, paying the heroes in blue - seeing as how your taxes pay their wages - only makes them more aggressive. What a brave new world indeed...

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      Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 8:10am

      Re: No really, the drug users are the crooks...

      Every hear of the game of punch buddy. You punch him;he punches you.

      This is small backwoods small town Alabama. The only thing outsiders, including those on other parts of Alabama can be sure of is something happened. Don't know what but one can be assured that what one heard is NOT what happened.

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        That One Guy (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 12:56pm

        Re: Re: No really, the drug users are the crooks...

        So the police could have been even worse than it's reported? Not sure how that helps their side of the case, but if you insist...

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    Anonymous Anonymous Coward (profile), 30 Apr 2019 @ 6:49pm

    Wouldn't it be loverly

    If the Almonds had inventories, pictures, registration numbers of all the things taken by these thieves with badges, then their lawsuit could demand the return of the actual original property along with a few million dollars for the loss of income, past, present, and future, and a few million more for the pain, suffering and embarrassment caused by these out of control agents of the law, and win. The sad part is that it will be the tax payers that bear the brunt of a lawsuit win, rather than the officers and departments they represent.

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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Apr 2019 @ 8:11pm

    That cop ain’t gonna suck itself you know

    Hey Bamboo. You got some work to do bro.

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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Apr 2019 @ 8:15pm

    GuYs, It'S jUsT a FeW bAd ApPleS!

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    Pixelation, 30 Apr 2019 @ 8:48pm

    This is why you should video the contents of your home, carefully, and have a copy where it won't be seized in a raid. You never know.

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      ECA (profile), 30 Apr 2019 @ 9:33pm

      Re:

      you could also demand a Representative of the COURT come by, as you WILL NOT open the safes without your rights..
      Go ahead and Carry those 2000 pound safes away, but until a judge is around to WATCh over everything...I aint opening them..

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        Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 7:17am

        Re: Re:

        Hopefully, you can't just carry them away. I have mine bolted down. Safe does no good if you can cart it off.

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      PaulT (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 12:58am

      Re:

      "This is why you should video the contents of your home, carefully, and have a copy where it won't be seized in a raid"

      I prefer living in a country where the local police aren't roided up bullies with a bunch of toys they're itching to use. Thanks for the advice though.

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        Pixelation, 1 May 2019 @ 10:42am

        Re: Re:

        "I prefer living in a country where the local police aren't roided up bullies with a bunch of toys they're itching to use."

        Fortunate for you to live in a country like that.

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    Stephen T. Stone (profile), 30 Apr 2019 @ 8:58pm

    A. C. A. B.

    ’nuff said.

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    stderric (profile), 30 Apr 2019 @ 9:33pm

    The police may have assaulted a couple, stolen their belongings, and destroyed their business, but at least we can rest safe knowing that we live in a stable society free of the corrupting influence of drugs.

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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Apr 2019 @ 10:38pm

    Or, it might all be bullshit

    Or it might all be bullshit in a bullshit lawsuit with bullshit claims by gun obsessed criminals that are lying about their property to try to rip off the police force.

    It’s a little hard to know.

    But as a normal American, I think the police are probably more credible.

    IMHO

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      Anonymous Coward, 30 Apr 2019 @ 10:44pm

      Re: Or, it might all be bullshit

      But as a normal American, I think the police are probably more credible.

      Wondered how long it would be before somebody showed up on their knees.

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        Anonymous Coward, 30 Apr 2019 @ 11:55pm

        Re: Re: Or, it might all be bullshit

        Or with a healthy sense of skepticism

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          That One Guy (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 1:05am

          'It might be different than what the source article says but I don't know, however since accepting it as accurate would make the police look bad I'm just going to assume that it's completely wrong and the victims were actually hardened criminals' is not 'skepticism', if anything that's a display of heavy bias in a willingness to ignore anything that might challenge it on nothing more than the fact that accepting it would challenge that bias.

          (Hell, I flagged it as Funny myself given it reeks of poe)

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            Gary (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 6:22am

            Re:

            "I trust the police" ignores the undisputed fact that the couple was still only charged with possessing $50 in pot and a single Lunesta pill.

            Those are undisputed in the case.

            So even if the cops didn't steal any of the disputed property they still destroyed these people over nothing.

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              Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 8:50am

              Re: Re:

              Hell, the ADHD meds I take are schedule II, and pills of mine often end up loose all over my place, because guess what? I HAVE ADHD.

              The mother of the bride at the wedding I was at lately spilled her pills all over the floor while getting ready to head out. Did she pick them all up? Who knows?

              Trumping up a bullshit felony charge over the same shit is absolutely inexcusable.

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        Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 1:33am

        Re: That’s not egg on your face

        Did bamboo log out to avoid even more embarrassment or is this a new cop-gobbler eager for a taste of the bois in blue?

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      PaulT (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 12:59am

      Re: Or, it might all be bullshit

      "But as a normal American, I think the police are probably more credible"

      You spelt "brownshirt" wrong.

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        Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 7:19am

        Re: Re: Or, it might all be bullshit

        Having seen the police in action many times. Lying, making Up laws that don't exist, etc,..I'm almost more likely to believe criminals these days over the police, which is the largest GANG in the U.S. They have their own FLAG that has a BLue line in it to separate them from US.

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      Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 1:56am

      Just curious....

      ....so, does all that boot polish act as some kinda lubricant for the main event? Or does it work the other way around?

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      Rog S. AKA Dear Cowardly Pig, 1 May 2019 @ 9:06am

      Re: Or, it might all be bullshit

      ...you are not a normal person, or even a decent American by any stretch.

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      Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 10:56am

      Re: Or, it might all be bullshit

      Judge has actually already dismissed the misdemeaner charges.

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    testcore (profile), 30 Apr 2019 @ 11:40pm

    Stop with the passive voice

    Tim, you're a writer with some seriously interesting viewpoints that are worth reading; why do you hide those behind the passive voice?

    The passive voice is fucking hard to read.

    Just... please stop using it. Learn what the active voice is and use it. In the meantime, I'm going to have to skip your pieces because, well, your writing sucks. It's not worth wading through your word soup to find the point.

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    dickeyrat, 1 May 2019 @ 2:49am

    And while this is going down, a white 26 year old school bus driver (and probably a future Republican elected official) in New York state got away with raping a 14 year old girl by way of probation. That's all he was sentenced to since, according to the "judge", he only raped one victim. Yes, the "judge" actually said that! This is MAGA. This is how we make America "great again". This is life in der Neue Amerikan Diktatorship. Your orders are: GET USED TO IT!

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      Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 6:05am

      Re:

      How fucking weird are you? You sound German.

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      Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 7:22am

      Re:

      Oh you poor thing with TDS. Just making up stuff with no facts. More likely the Bus Driver was one of you crazy Democrats like yourself. How we make America great again is locking up idiots like you.

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      Gary (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 8:49am

      Re:

      Dickeyrat,

      Flagged for off-topic, baseless, and tin-foil. But you do get points for packing all that nonsense into such a compact space!

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      Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 9:08am

      Re:

      Yes, that happened. It turns out that in the state of New York, third degree rape (which some other jurisdictions call statutory rape) is a Class E Felony. In the absence of prior felony convictions, a Class E Felony has a maximum sentence of 4 years probation. So yes, the Judge sentenced them to probation because, in the absence of prior convictions, or multiple concurrent felony convictions AKA "raping more than one victim," that is the only punishment allowed by law.

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      Toom1275 (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 9:21pm

      Re: yoursteroids

      Just because the article is about roided-up cops, doesn't mean (the majority of) us commenters are part of that demographic, Mr. Spammer.

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    Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 3:26am

    Perhaps federal legalization of pot would put a stop to this.

    People often underestimate state sovereignty. Some southern states close bars on Sunday, though people just order up enough at 11:45 to drink until closing time at 3 or 4.

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    Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 5:59am

    Almost time to riot

    At what point, exactly, do we say ENOUGH and start rioting in the streets and shooting cops?

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      Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 6:04am

      Re: Almost time to riot

      At the point that you wish to be shot dead by every legal gun owner within your proximity. I assume you are a Muslim, right? Right?

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        Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 6:27am

        Re: Re: Almost time to riot

        Wow, I had a dream about a Muslim that ran in the streets waving a gun. I was hanging out like I usually do late in the afternoon on my rooftop with my custom deer-targeting telescoping sights with 3D imaging and feedback. Have you seen those? They are so cool. They see the target, they measure the distance, they estimate speed and predict future position, and then sensitize the trigger so you fire at the EXACT MOMENT you need to turn their head into pink powered fairy dust.

        In my dream, anyway. And there was that Muslim, waving a gun shouting about cops, and then BAM! Pink fairy dust all over the sidewalk.

        Maybe I was dreaming about this guy that posted above. Could be if he’s Muslim with a beard, dirty clothes and a rag around his head. If he looks like that well then WOW, that’s Amazing!

        What do you say, on Random Anonymous Coward poster? Are you a Muslim with a dirty rag on your head?

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          Stephen T. Stone (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 9:26am

          You have issues, so how about we start with your expressed (and possibly sexually driven) desire to commit lethal violence against Muslim people, then work our way out from there.

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        Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 9:05am

        Re: Re: Almost time to riot

        Nope. About as white as it gets. I own guns too...the lack of police doesn't imply that people will start arbitrarily shooting other people either.

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          PaulT (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 9:28am

          Re: Re: Re: Almost time to riot

          "Nope. About as white as it gets."

          Erm, not to be that guy - but being Muslim doesn't really imply that you're not white, although they would certainly be counted as a minority in that religion (as would a white Buddhist, Hindu, etc.)...

          "the lack of police doesn't imply that people will start arbitrarily shooting other people either."

          The use of the term "legal gun owner" implies that he's a resident of that gun fetishist fantasy world where people with guns will immediately become superheroes the moment something bad happens without the cops being able to stop it.

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            Stephen T. Stone (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 9:32am

            that gun fetishist fantasy world where people with guns will immediately become superheroes the moment something bad happens without the cops being able to stop it

            And here I thought ammosexuals hated Hollywood.

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            Anonymous Coward, 2 May 2019 @ 3:03pm

            Re: Re: Re: Re: Almost time to riot

            "The use of the term "legal gun owner" implies that he's a resident of that gun fetishist fantasy world where people with guns will immediately become superheroes the moment something bad happens without the cops being able to stop it."

            I find this a little disturbing. I get the pro gun peeps can be a bit crazy, but don't you think your swinging the pendulum a little to far the other direction to be credible? Don't be as extreme as those which you oppose, instead, perhaps try to be the voice of reason?

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              PaulT (profile), 3 May 2019 @ 12:30am

              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Almost time to riot

              Not really. I'm familiar with the rhetoric, and the fantasy of crime being prevented by some civilian hero who happened to be packing in a crowded area, yet no collateral damage being caused is common one among those people.

              Calling them out on how that's silly is not particularly extreme, especially since they'll trot out their fantasy every time someone gets killed in a situation where nobody was armed.

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                ArtW (profile), 10 May 2019 @ 9:34am

                Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Almost time to riot

                The fantasies are entirely yours snowflake.
                You have a big mouth on facts....
                So why don't you use them to base your own opinions?
                Look up the FBI and free states like Texas crime statistics. Every one credits thousands of cases annually where the presence or potential presence of a gun was the primary cause of failure of a criminal act.
                Or try the Stanford surveys of prison inmates who unanimously stated that their choice of victims was heavily influenced by their even suspecting that they might be carrying a gun.
                I myself have shot two criminals in the act of armed robbery ending their lives and their crime sprees.

                No doubt you live in NY or LA etc where your perceptions are severely limited by your lack of exposure to reality. The media filters your information in order to bend your opinion.
                Facts are facts and they don't support your opinion of guns or gun owners.....

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                  PaulT (profile), 10 May 2019 @ 11:07am

                  Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Almost time to riot

                  No I live outside the US where there’s no gun fetishists, most people don’t feel the need to carry a weapon and yet armed violent crime is pretty damn rare. Almost as if needing to carry a weapon everywhere you go isn’t the only answer to safety.

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      Valkor, 1 May 2019 @ 1:40pm

      Re: Almost time to riot

      At a point in the future when we no longer have recourse.
      We have knowledge, power, and the vote.

      We still could actually go to our city council meetings, or our county boards of supervisors. We could educate our neighbors by actually connecting with people near us. I'm not going to be able to change anything in Alabama. I wasn't going to city council meetings when the police department bought some kind of APC, still painted desert tan. I can work to change that. Here's the problem. It's a big pain in the ass.

      If you have enough people to riot and shoot and accomplish something, you have enough people to sit in meetings and convince leaders and solve problems like civilized people.

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        Wendy Cockcroft (profile), 2 May 2019 @ 4:58am

        Re: Re: Almost time to riot

        Yep. That people don't want to go to all the effort of campaigning and rallying support, etc., is the problem. This passivity has been known for some time as "Campaign fatigue" but I prefer to call it by its true name: "Abdication of social responsibilities."

        When we care, we'll get on the phone, write emails, and get our friends to join in. We don't. If we do, we don't care enough or aren't willing to try to get friends on board again, but as I've been saying for years, pressure works. SOPA proves this. Make those critters fear for their jobs!

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          Cynyr (profile), 4 May 2019 @ 9:21pm

          Re: Re: Re: Almost time to riot

          rallying and campaigning take time, which most of us no longer have what with having to work multiple jobs just to make ends meet.

          So while it's all good to suggest it, unless you are paying kindly get the fuck down from your high horse.

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    Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 7:06am

    "Bad cops, bad cops, whatcha gonna do?
    Watcha gonna do when they come for you."

    Reality TV shouldn't be this surreal.

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    Bamboo Harvester (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 7:14am

    Well, that's...

    ...Alabama checked off the list of "safe states to retire to".

    We need to make more states, there's only three unchecked, and I'm not so sure about those...

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      Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 10:05am

      Re: Well, that's...

      You could get five more by granting statehood to American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

      Or by using Draper's plan and splitting California into six pieces.

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    Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 7:20am

    Seems like this is a dangerous game to be playing. How many lives can be destroyed before someone wants revenge?

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    Drunk Uncle Sam, 1 May 2019 @ 7:26am

    Stories like this, and there are many, make me think I am in an abusive relationship. This is very similar to spousal abuse where a little stupid thing sets off the abuser who afterwards apologizes and promises to not do those things anymore ... rinse and repeat.

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      Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 7:50am

      Re:

      You’ve never really been abused until you post an honest American opinion on Techdirt.

      For example, say out load that you LOVE our President, His Majesty Donald J. Trump, POTUS, the Magnificient.

      THen listen to the responses.

      That’s real abuse. (NOT) (55555)

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        Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 8:02am

        Re: Re:

        People physically beat you up because of things you posted online?
        Did you make a police report?
        Any hospital bills?

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        PaulT (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 8:15am

        Re: Re:

        "For example, say out load that you LOVE our President, His Majesty Donald J. Trump, POTUS, the Magnificient.

        THen listen to the responses."

        You get mocked for loving a conman as king, meaning that you reject the principal of democracy that the country was founded upon? Or just for being a childish fool more interested in making up silly nicknames than he is in looking at the real world?

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        Madd the Sane (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 12:28pm

        Re: Re:

        The moment the USA has a king, God will destroy it.

        Just sayin'.

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        Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 12:37pm

        Re: Fransexual rights!

        Real abuse is the homophobic, racist, xenophobic, sexist, etc, shit you throw little man. Mocking you for being a delusional human piece of shit isn’t abuse, it’s therapy.

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    me@me.net, 1 May 2019 @ 7:42am

    War on Cops? BS War on Us....

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    Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2019 @ 3:40pm

    Whoever allows officers to be trained to act like this should be brought up on trumped up charges of the worst kind.

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    Coyne Tibbets (profile), 1 May 2019 @ 3:56pm

    Was that a whole milligram worth?

    Given the way police calculate the price of street drugs, I'm guessing the marijuana they found was dust residue that wouldn't cover the end of a pencil eraser.

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    Philly Bob, 2 May 2019 @ 1:17am

    We find you guilty of... whatever....
    We just need the dough...

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      That One Guy (profile), 2 May 2019 @ 1:46am

      Not that it makes it any better...

      We just want the dough...

      They don't need to act like mafia goons minus the self-control and integrity, they choose to.

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    Anonymous Coward, 2 May 2019 @ 9:18am

    They're currently living in a utility shed now:

    The Almonds now live in a utility shed. According to Alabama Appleseed: Greg insulated the shed, but the Almonds have no running water or indoor plumbing. They cook over an open fire outside their front door and keep food cool in a portable cooler. A small solar panel provides enough electricity to power their television and a floor lamp at night, but they do not have enough power to run an air conditioner. For Christmas, Greg's boss gave them a wood-burning stove to supplement the propane heater they had been using. Some mornings, Greg wakes up to indoor temperatures in the low 50s.

    I'm sure that'll teach 'em.

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    Jeffrey Nonken (profile), 2 May 2019 @ 4:35pm

    For the record, I take 50mg of Metopolol Succinate daily. I believe it's the same schedule drug as Lunestra (S4 non-narcotic).

    While moving my household I discovered a pill that had fallen behind my bedside table one morning when I dropped the bottle.

    According to this, I should be arrested, tried and convicted with possession of a controlled substance, sent to prison -- along with my daughter who lives with me; all our belongings confiscated; the house destroyed, the land salted and mined.

    My wife lives out of state, but we're still married (not even legally separated, just estranged) and both of us live in community property states. So she should also be arrested and convicted, her belongings possessed. Also the entire farm along with the other family living there because, you know, guilt by association.

    Since I lived in a duplex they'd certainly have to arrest my neighbor and subject her to the same treatment. They were gonna burn the house down anyway.

    How about the new owner? Sure, why not. He's got money!

    I could go on but I think I've pushed this far enough already.

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    Somewhat Reticent, 9 May 2019 @ 12:51am

    Reefer Madness?

    Surely the parents advised their child that use of an illegal drug can result in Seizures!?

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