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Mints Believed To Be Crack Land Man In Jail
08-19-2009, 09:23 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-19-2009, 09:24 PM by yeti.)
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Mints Believed To Be Crack Land Man In Jail
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WFTV, 17 August 2009

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- A man is suing the Kissimmee Police Department for an arrest over mints. When officers pulled Donald May over for an expired tag, they thought the mints he was chewing were crack and arrested him.

May told Eyewitness News they wouldn't let him out of jail for three months until tests proved the so-called drugs were candy.

May said he was just minding his business, driving home from work, when a Kissimmee police officer pulled him over near 192.

Donald May's Complaint About Arrest

"I don't know how it occurred," he said.

May was pulled over for an expired tag on his car. When the officer walked up to him, he noticed something white in May's mouth. May said it was breath mints, but the officer thought it was crack cocaine.

"He took them out of my mouth and put them in a baggy and locked me up [for] possession of cocaine and tampering with evidence," May explained.

The officer claimed he field-tested the evidence and it tested positive for drugs. The officer said he saw May buying drugs while he was stopped at an intersection. He also stated in his report May waived his Miranda rights and voluntarily admitted to buying drugs.

May said that never happened.

"My client never admitted he purchased crack cocaine. Why would he say that?" attorney Adam Sudbury said.

May was thrown in jail and was unable to bond out for three months. He didn't get out until he received a letter from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney's Office that test results showed no drugs were found.

"While I was sitting in jail I lost my apartment. I lost everything," he said.

While May was behind bars, the Kissimmee Police Department towed his car and auctioned it off. He lost his job and was evicted. Now May is suing the city for false arrest and false imprisonment. He wants to be compensated for the loss of his car and job.

May's attorney and the city of Kissimmee discussed a possible settlement last year, but failed to reach an agreement.
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08-20-2009, 02:00 AM,
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Mints Believed To Be Crack Land Man In Jail
Fuck the police!!!

You have no idea how many stories I heard like this in the last 2 days.... it's unbelievable....
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
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08-20-2009, 03:39 AM,
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Mints Believed To Be Crack Land Man In Jail
There are lots of stories where cops are tazer happy or lock up happy. Just the other day I saw a kid who ran a stop sign pulled over by 4 cars. This is a good kid too.
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08-20-2009, 11:32 AM,
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Mints Believed To Be Crack Land Man In Jail
cunts
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08-20-2009, 04:26 PM,
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Mints Believed To Be Crack Land Man In Jail
I think what we are witnessing is TPTB transforming the face of the enemy actually.

They want us all pitted against each other.... they want us to treat each other as suspects. Your opponents and rivals are now in your communities back yard.

I have no doubt about the police state being set up around us, but i do think the TV and media puppets are deliberately feeding us this new hatred.

Be careful while you watch.
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08-20-2009, 08:40 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-20-2009, 08:42 PM by Easy Skanking.)
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The most obvious difference between cops and a "criminal" like me is that they have a badge and I don't. They do way more drugs than I do. They have worsening attitudes and increasing egos and power trips....but definitely not all of them. There are plenty that have the exact same views I do about legalizing drugs and treating people like people until they give you good reason to loose respect for them as adults. I think that it is not the people in the system that are our enemies but the system itself. While they are in the system they are agents of that system. Their more reasonable views are suppressed by the ones that tote the official policies and rules of the system. They seem to want to do what is right but they are afraid of bucking the status quo for fear of losing their jobs. It takes great courage to stand in the face of the beast and punch it in the eye. With the troubled economic times, they are very hesitant to make a change unless those that push for it are great in number. For instance, there were riots in the county jail here recently. There were hundreds of cops and riot guards brought in to forcefully stop the riots. All of those extra troops and force didn't stop anything and only prolonged the chaos. One female guard came in in her street clothes to attempt to deal with the situation. She had a rep for treating everyone compassionately and humanely with very few prisoners having anything negative to say about her. In 10 minutes, she had stopped the riot and gotten everything calmed down. The next day the state fired her. No reason was given that I heard. That tells me that the system cannot afford to have it shown that the Big Brother boot on the public's neck cannot control people and that treating them reasonably and humanely can bring about a resolution to conflict. It can't afford to show it's flaws as that will destroy it.

So the bottom line is to treat the people as people stuck in a bad situation that requires courage and determination to overcome instead of Nazi power-tripping robots. If all it takes is one caring woman to stop a riot, then imagine what could be accomplished by thousands and thousands of level headed humans, inside and outside the system, treating each other with respect and compassion.
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
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08-21-2009, 04:17 AM,
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Mints Believed To Be Crack Land Man In Jail
Great story and it shows what compassion and respect can achieve. It also reminded me of years ago when I was delivering to the Hamblen County jail. Prisoners were beating on the floor and yelling (jail was in the basement, looked more like a dungeon). I freaked out at all that was going on, the nosie, etc. The door leading downstairs opened and the jailer came up, looked at the sheriff and asked if they had had enough yet. The noise stopped. The jailer yelled as he went back downstairs, not yet, but the sheriff said if you tear anything up you will have to say longer. I don't remember what it was over, something small but they didn't like it. They started again but a little softer. Think that all went away when the ice cream truck at the side delivered because as I drove off, most of the prisoners were helping unload it, some even setting on the bank with the guards. City cops however were different.

Now the kid I mentioned getting 4 cars pulling him over said they gave him a fine of 175.00 for not stopping at the stop sign.
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08-21-2009, 04:48 AM,
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Mints Believed To Be Crack Land Man In Jail
Quote:The most obvious difference between cops and a "criminal" like me is that they have a badge and I don't. They do way more drugs than I do. They have worsening attitudes and increasing egos and power trips....but definitely not all of them. There are plenty that have the exact same views I do about legalizing drugs and treating people like people until they give you good reason to loose respect for them as adults. I think that it is not the people in the system that are our enemies but the system itself. While they are in the system they are agents of that system. Their more reasonable views are suppressed by the ones that tote the official policies and rules of the system. They seem to want to do what is right but they are afraid of bucking the status quo for fear of losing their jobs. It takes great courage to stand in the face of the beast and punch it in the eye. With the troubled economic times, they are very hesitant to make a change unless those that push for it are great in number. For instance, there were riots in the county jail here recently. There were hundreds of cops and riot guards brought in to forcefully stop the riots. All of those extra troops and force didn't stop anything and only prolonged the chaos. One female guard came in in her street clothes to attempt to deal with the situation. She had a rep for treating everyone compassionately and humanely with very few prisoners having anything negative to say about her. In 10 minutes, she had stopped the riot and gotten everything calmed down. The next day the state fired her. No reason was given that I heard. That tells me that the system cannot afford to have it shown that the Big Brother boot on the public's neck cannot control people and that treating them reasonably and humanely can bring about a resolution to conflict. It can't afford to show it's flaws as that will destroy it.

So the bottom line is to treat the people as people stuck in a bad situation that requires courage and determination to overcome instead of Nazi power-tripping robots. If all it takes is one caring woman to stop a riot, then imagine what could be accomplished by thousands and thousands of level headed humans, inside and outside the system, treating each other with respect and compassion.


sigh. :ok:

I think that story just made my day.

Compassion quells the hate.






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