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Undercover Informant Plants Crack In Store Of NY Businessman Donald Andrews (VIDEO)
http://www.opposingviews.com ^ | july 25, 2013 | Evan Bleier

Posted on 07/27/2013 10:45:42 AM PDT by lowbridge

A New York business owner was targeted by local police after they became suspicious of his store. As a result, they sent in an undercover informant on two separate occasions who ultimately hurt them a lot more than he helped.

On the second visit, the informant allegedly planted and photographed crack cocaine, which led to the arrest of store owner Donald Andrews Jr.

Andrews operates a “smoke shop” in Scotia that sells incense and other smoking paraphernalia that can easily be used for other illicit activities.

Andrews' attorney, Kevin Luibrand, narrated a video that was shot by in-store surveillance cameras that appears to show the informant planting and photographing the crack.

"He comes in [and] places the crack on the counter," Luibrand said. "Crack, which under federal sentencing guidelines, would get him 4 years in jail. Under New York State law would get him 2 to 7 years in jail."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: crack; drugs; newyork; ny; policecorruption; sourcetitlenoturl; undercover
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMA1Otuat2U
1 posted on 07/27/2013 10:45:42 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

This goes to show you that there are a lot of LEOs out there that think they are the law, judge and jury (maybe executioner, too).

If the CI did this, he/she was told to do it. The controlling LEOs should be charged for whatever the CI is.

The victim/suspect should go free.

Don’t like that? Don’t hire crooked cops then.


2 posted on 07/27/2013 10:50:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: lowbridge

Well, yeah, but we’re still not a police state, because it’s just more efficient to bring along your own evidence.


3 posted on 07/27/2013 10:56:09 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Gaffer

It is very frustrating to LE to have a criminal operation going on under their nose and be unable to get sufficient evidence to prosecute.


4 posted on 07/27/2013 10:56:58 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: oldbrowser

And that makes it okay to have a CI plant what they need?


5 posted on 07/27/2013 10:57:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: oldbrowser

Yeah, that whole burden of proof and innocent until proven guilty thing must be a bummer for LE


6 posted on 07/27/2013 10:59:11 AM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: lowbridge

Just the 99% making the 1% honest cops look bad.


7 posted on 07/27/2013 10:59:15 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Gaffer

Under the utter corruption of the Obama, DO”J” and
the docile, terroristophile Congress, there is NO MORE LAW
in the USA.

Criminals know it.
LEO knows it (and corrupts Evidence as in Massachusetts
under Patrick-Dookhan).
Foreign Enemies know it.

Americans will continue to be targeted, framed, raped and
killed by all the above.


8 posted on 07/27/2013 11:05:07 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: lowbridge

” . . . and here’s where the LEO comes in and shoots the owner’s basset hound . . .”


9 posted on 07/27/2013 11:05:38 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (o : Tagline Test ; -)
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To: lowbridge

I was close to a case of this happening in Houston in the 1960s.

I had left a friends head shop and then a couple of hours later saw cops outside of it, after waiting for them to leave, I went in and spoke to him and his wife/girlfriend?

The (badly shaken) friends said that a plainclothes cop had entered their shop while they were in back and that while they watched him through a hole in the sheet-rock, that he had pitched something behind a display against a wall. When they went out to see what had been planted, it turned out to be pot, which in Texas at that time was a mandatory 5 years, they dumped the pot and minutes later were raided, it was a very close call for them and the start of many such tales, close calls, and witnessed events that I would accumulate over the years about the police and how they operate.


10 posted on 07/27/2013 11:12:02 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Santorum appeared on CBS and pronounced George Zimmerman guilty of murder, first degree. March-2012)
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To: oldbrowser

It is very frustrating to LE to have a criminal operation going on under their nose and be unable to get sufficient evidence to prosecute....Huh? Did you forget the sarcasm tag? Seriously.


11 posted on 07/27/2013 11:15:25 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: lowbridge
"[the local police] sent in an undercover informant"

What is an "undercover informant"? Sounds like a phrase out of Kafka.

12 posted on 07/27/2013 11:26:17 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: oldbrowser

Too bad. They’re not there to solve convenient crimes, they’re there to enforce the law. This outfit must just be extra stupid to use a guy with no more brains than this, and who really thinks he just came up with the crack and the idea of planting it all on his own?

May as well write the check to the business owner, put lots of zeros on it. Then taxpayers will have to pay for the cops incompetence.


13 posted on 07/27/2013 11:39:06 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Safetgiver
It is very frustrating to LE to have a criminal operation going on under their nose and be unable to get sufficient evidence to prosecute....Huh? Did you forget the sarcasm tag? Seriously.

Just an observation of what I have seen in the past.

14 posted on 07/27/2013 11:39:29 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: lowbridge

And this has never happened before, nor will it occur again. This is but a flake of pepper in a bowl of purest cream.


15 posted on 07/27/2013 11:42:23 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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16 posted on 07/27/2013 11:46:08 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: lowbridge

Cops think all civilians are their enemies until proven otherwise. I don’t know when this happened, but I’m convinced of it.


17 posted on 07/27/2013 11:49:44 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

If cops really cared about public safety you would NEVER see a revenue collector with a radar gun.


18 posted on 07/27/2013 12:01:35 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: oldbrowser
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against... We’re after power and we mean it... There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them..."
19 posted on 07/27/2013 12:06:51 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: lowbridge

False accusers should get the penalty that the falsely accused would have gotten.
Planting false evidence needs to be punished by life in prison. No less than that.


20 posted on 07/27/2013 12:17:26 PM PDT by I want the USA back (We live in a fascist dictatorship, thanks to half the public having its head up its a$$.)
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To: I want the USA back

In my view, the liability should be double when the perp acts under the color of law. My own view is that any old veteran cop who has not arrested another cop is just a member of a criminal gang. They are charged with arresting someone when they see a crime committed. Any veteran cop has clearly seen many crimes committed by other cops and if they failed to make an arrest, they are no better than a gang member.


21 posted on 07/27/2013 12:50:58 PM PDT by JLS
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To: I want the USA back

Already it’s “racial profiling” according to the opinion of one woman in the video. Of course she herself has a darker skin.

I wonder if the same outrage would have happened if it was a white guy who was framed?


22 posted on 07/27/2013 1:01:02 PM PDT by NRAConservative
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To: JLS

Well said.


23 posted on 07/27/2013 1:12:55 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Santorum appeared on CBS and pronounced George Zimmerman guilty of murder, first degree. March-2012)
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To: oldbrowser

Especially when the LEO’s ARE the criminal organization.


24 posted on 07/27/2013 1:52:33 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: oldbrowser

What criminal activity was the shop owner involved in?


25 posted on 07/27/2013 1:59:29 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: lowbridge

Let’s see how much effort the PD puts into getting that informant into jail on an open and shut case of possession of crack cocaine, plus whatever crime the frame-up actually is.


26 posted on 07/27/2013 3:12:26 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: oldbrowser

The criminal operation is going on in police stations nationwide.


27 posted on 07/27/2013 4:42:27 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: oldbrowser

Is that sarcasm I smell?


28 posted on 07/27/2013 4:51:34 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: JLS

I agree 100%. Also, you have to remember it is not in a cop’s best interest to prevent crime from happening, only to arrest people when it happens. Just think about this. When a city decides on it’s spending budgets, one of the many things they have to decide is the budget for the police dept. If a city has a high crime rate, then more is typically spent on the police dept. So, if the crime rate was to suddenly, say, drop in half, the city would cut the funds it spends on the police dept. So, if the police were to actually reduce crime, they would be hit with possible pay-cuts, layoffs, less promotions and pay raises, and less money to spend on equipment. Therefore, the way things are set up it BENEFITS, the police if there is more crime.


29 posted on 07/27/2013 7:50:48 PM PDT by pld991
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To: A.A. Cunningham
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A.A. Cunningham
07/27/2013 10:47:46 AM PDT

Not gonna warn you again.

30 posted on 07/28/2013 7:09:30 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: ozzymandus

I feel the same way about government employees. By the way cops are civilians.


31 posted on 08/04/2013 5:19:09 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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