Cops Enjoy A Laugh After Harassing Man For Giving Homeless Man Change They Wrongly Thought Was DrugsPolice afterwards "said everything was a misunderstanding and that I was free to go ... they were laughing and everything."
HOUSTON, TX — A charitable citizen discovered what a police state feels like when he was accosted by government agents, handcuffed, and searched with dogs after he stopped to give a homeless man some money.
“He’s screaming. He’s yelling. He’s telling me to get out of the car. He’s telling me to put my hands on the hood,” Greg Snider explained to KPRC-2 News.
Moments earlier — at about 2:00 p.m. — Snider had stopped in a parking lot and handed a panhandler seventy-five cents.
“He said, ‘Hey my name is Dave. I’m from Dallas. I’m down on my luck. Do you have any change,’” said Snider.
Snider obliged the homeless man and went on his way. Unbeknownst to him, he was being observed by one of the friendly local peace officers, who stalked him onto the interstate highway and pulled him over.
Snider put his blinkers on and pulled over for the officer.
He was immediately yelled at and berated.
As Snider was removed from his vehicle, put into handcuffs, and humiliated, he found out what had drawn the interest of his local government.
“They’re like, ‘We saw you downtown. We saw what you did,’” Snider explained. They accused him of being a drug dealer.
“I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? I gave a homeless man 75 cents.’”
Officers laughed at him while drug-sniffing dogs tore through his car and he sat detained in handcuffs for an hour.
The canine search damaged his property and Snider found nothing funny about the encounter, so he filed a complaint, according to KPRC.
There is absolutely nothing unique about what happened to Greg Snider. This kind of behavior goes on in departments across the country. Such is the result of outlawing arbitrary plants and substances.
Prohibition of voluntary, peaceful exchanges is a fundamental violation of rights. It should not matter what the two individuals were exchanging in sight of the police officer. Money, plants, or otherwise; a peaceful exchange does not disrupt or endanger the public and should be of no concern to the police.
Drug prohibition opens the door for expansion of police powers and widespread harassment of the public. It should be obvious to everyone that there is no shortage of people getting bullied and brutalized who have nothing to do with drugs. It will continue so long as drug laws remain on the books.
Terrorizing innocent people is a side effect of prohibiting peaceful behaviors.
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