[ A forum dedicated to hardcore combat sports fans. ]
 
Home PageHome Page  HomeHome  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Cops Go Undercover at High School to Bust Special-Needs Kid for Pot

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
OU
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

Favorite Fighter(s) : Diaz Bros, Wandy, Ace, Hendo, JDS, Lima Bros,Uncle Creepy, long live Iceman
Posts : 43455
Join date : 2009-07-15
Age : 31
Location : Lawton, Oklahoma

PostSubject: Cops Go Undercover at High School to Bust Special-Needs Kid for Pot   Thu May 23, 2013 3:05 pm

http://www.alternet.org/cops-go-undercover-high-school-bust-special-needs-kid-pot-why-are-police-so-desperate-throw-kids
Quote :
Californians Doug and Catherine Snodgrass are suing their son’s high school for allowing undercover police officers to set up the 17-year-old special-needs student for a drug arrest.

In a video segment on ABC News, they say they were "thrilled" when their son -- who has Asperger's and other disabilities and struggled to make friends -- appeared to have instantly made a friend named Daniel.

“He suddenly had this friend who was texting him around the clock,” Doug Snodgrass told ABC News. His son had just recently enrolled at Chaparral High School.

"Daniel," however, was an undercover cop with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department who " hounded" the teenager to sell him his prescription medication. When he refused, the undercover cop gave him $20 to buy him weed, and he complied -- not realizing the guy he wanted to befriend wanted him behind bars.

In December, the unnamed senior was arrested along with 21 other students from three schools, all charged with crimes related to the two officers' undercover drug operation at two public schools in Temecula, California (Chaparral and Temecula Valley High School). This March, Judge Marian H. Tully ruled that Temecula Valley Unified School District could not expel the student, and had in fact failed to provide him with proper services.

“Within three days of the officer’s requests, [the] student burned himself due to his anxiety,” Tully said. “Ultimately, the student was persuaded to buy marijuana for someone he thought was a friend who desperately needed this drug and brought it to school for him.”

In January, a juvenile court judge decided that extenuating circumstances applied to the student's case, and ruled that he serve informal probation and 20 hours of community service, which would translate into “no finding of guilt.”

Since being allowed back to school, Snodgrass says his son has been "bullied" via suspensions and threat of expulsion. “Our son was cleared of the criminal charge, but the school continued to try and expel him,” Snodgrass said.

The Snodgrasses are now suing the school for unspecified damages. District administrators, they told ABC, should have protected their son, but instead “participated with local authorities in an undercover drug sting that intentionally targeted and discriminated against [him]."

“Sending police and informants to entrap high-school students is sick,” says Tony Newman, director of media relations at the Drug Policy Alliance. “We see cops seducing 18-year-olds to fall in love with them or befriending lonely kids and then tricking them into getting them small amounts of marijuana so they can stick them with felonies. We often hear that we need to fight the drug war to protect the kids. As these despicable examples show, more often the drug war is ruining young people's lives and doing way more harm than good.”

Stephen Downing, a retired law enforcement veteran and former captain of detectives in the LAPD, said the behavior of the police in this case points to troubling trends in policy. "It is evidence of just how far we have gone, and how callous we have become, in treating our children with the care and dignity they should be entitled.”

“The fact that the police officer chose to prey upon the most vulnerable" is “egregious” but not surprising, he said. He pointed toward policing tactics and policies -- like quotas, the increasing criminalization of America's schools, and the war on drugs -- that put pressure on police to treat normal teen behavior as criminal.

Downing, who is a member of the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, also pointed out, “The less fortunate are always targeted."

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile
acccardinal12
Gold Belt
Gold Belt


Favorite Fighter(s) : Cung Le, BJ Penn, Mayhem, Chael Sonnen, Anthony Pettis
Posts : 10926
Join date : 2009-12-04
Age : 41
Location : Kentuckiana

PostSubject: Re: Cops Go Undercover at High School to Bust Special-Needs Kid for Pot   Thu May 23, 2013 3:40 pm

This kids parents should get money for home school and the charges should be dropped. Pretty sad imo
Back to top Go down
View user profile
OU
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

Favorite Fighter(s) : Diaz Bros, Wandy, Ace, Hendo, JDS, Lima Bros,Uncle Creepy, long live Iceman
Posts : 43455
Join date : 2009-07-15
Age : 31
Location : Lawton, Oklahoma

PostSubject: Re: Cops Go Undercover at High School to Bust Special-Needs Kid for Pot   Thu May 23, 2013 3:44 pm

bigbeastcardinal12 wrote:
This kids parents should get money for home school and the charges should be dropped. Pretty sad imo

Not enough shit going they have to create a crime, some bullshit. No crime would have been committed if some dickhead undercover didn't take advantage of a socially handicapped kid. Put the people in charge in jail for a few days to think about what they did.

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile
cheekynffc
Purple Belt
Purple Belt


Favorite Fighter(s) : froch, hatton, benn, duran, hagler, ponce de leon
Posts : 1510
Join date : 2011-07-17

PostSubject: Re: Cops Go Undercover at High School to Bust Special-Needs Kid for Pot   Thu May 23, 2013 5:28 pm

wow, that's disgusting.

generally litigation culture makes me feel sick, but i hope the kid gets some justice here, he should at least have his criminal record expunged.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
KingsOwn19
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

Favorite Fighter(s) : Lyoto Machida, BJ Penn, Anderson Silva,Dan Henderson, Emelianenko Fedor, Josh Barnett
Posts : 12426
Join date : 2009-07-16
Location : Northern California

PostSubject: Re: Cops Go Undercover at High School to Bust Special-Needs Kid for Pot   Fri May 24, 2013 7:14 pm

man, that is cold blooded.

I don't mind the idea of cops going undercover at high schools if it's to tackle an actual operation..which there are plenty of on high school campuses...but to target a challenged kid with no friends, try to turn him into a perscription drug dealer, and then settle for busting him for not being a dealer but trying to come through with a gram for a friend?

That's criminal.

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Cops Go Undercover at High School to Bust Special-Needs Kid for Pot   

Back to top Go down
 
Cops Go Undercover at High School to Bust Special-Needs Kid for Pot
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» My old high school jacket
» HoopDome High School Girls Senior and Junior Tournaments
» 10 Ways to Manage High School vs. Club Conflicts
» Bill Crothers - The demise of High school Sports
» Where to find High School district standings? MaxPreps.com

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Ninja's Place :: General Discussion :: Off-Topic-
Jump to: