Update on the war on drugs and the overreach of LEO's in GA

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I remember posting about this back when it happened, but refresher story LEO's here in GA were using roadside instant drug tests with a high false positive rate. In Macon, the sheriff's dept pulled a lady over who had a bag of blue cotton candy in her car. Officers Billy Bob and Barney Fife desolved the blue cotton candy in the kit and it turned blue(shocker right) meaning it tested "positive" for meth. They proceeded to throw her in jail and set bail so high she couldn't afford to get out. She stayed in jail for 3 months and her life was basically destroyed before the case was tossed. She just had her lawsuit dismissed because the county apparently isn't responsible for their actions.

 
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I remember posting about this back when it happened, but refresher story LEO's here in GA were using roadside instant drug tests with a high false positive rate. In Macon, the sheriff's dept pulled a lady over who had a bag of blue cotton candy in her car. Officers Billy Bob and Barney Fife desolved the blue cotton candy in the kit and it turned blue(shocker right) meaning it tested "positive" for meth. They proceeded to throw her in jail and set bail so high she couldn't afford to get out. She stayed in jail for 3 months and her life was basically destroyed before the case was tossed. She just had her lawsuit dismissed because the county apparently isn't responsible for their actions.

You cannot sue the king without the king's permission...I wonder how this would fare in federal court. Ga. courts in that area are notoriously corrupt and on the side of the powers that be.
 

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I remember posting about this back when it happened, but refresher story LEO's here in GA were using roadside instant drug tests with a high false positive rate. In Macon, the sheriff's dept pulled a lady over who had a bag of blue cotton candy in her car. Officers Billy Bob and Barney Fife desolved the blue cotton candy in the kit and it turned blue(shocker right) meaning it tested "positive" for meth. They proceeded to throw her in jail and set bail so high she couldn't afford to get out. She stayed in jail for 3 months and her life was basically destroyed before the case was tossed. She just had her lawsuit dismissed because the county apparently isn't responsible for their actions.


thrown out? insanity
 

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Where you live matters. We moved our family out here from Ohio for some very good reasons, not the least of which was to get away from a very corrupt police department.
 

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this isn't really drug related, but it looks like there were some shennanigans going on after a retired leo and his son shot a black jogger and claimed self defense.

video of the shooting (which happened in feb and was pretty much ignored by the prosecution) was leaked yesterday. apparently, the video has been in possession of the authorities since the incident.

narrator: it didn't support the shooters claim of self-defense

GBI to launch state investigation into Brunswick area shooting

Kemp had not addressed the fatal Feb. 23 shooting that happened in Glynn County, outside the Brunswick city lines, until Tuesday. As word of the video spread, the governor took to Twitter, offering the GBI’s services to Atlantic Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden. It took the prosecutor less than an hour to accept. Earlier in the day he announced he would ask a grand jury to consider criminal charges against the McMichaels -- a long-awaited decision ultimately overwhelmed by widespread outrage over the video.
 
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Brunswick County is famous for its long history of corruption and racism. "Praying for Sheetrock" tells the story of nearby McIntosh County -- but it is all the same. I love living in smaller cities for many reasons, but political corruption does run rampant.
 
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