Skip to comments.Undercover Informant Plants Crack In Store Of NY Businessman Donald Andrews (VIDEO)
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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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.
Well, yeah, but we’re still not a police state, because it’s just more efficient to bring along your own evidence.
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.
And that makes it okay to have a CI plant what they need?
Yeah, that whole burden of proof and innocent until proven guilty thing must be a bummer for LE
Just the 99% making the 1% honest cops look bad.
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
Foreign Enemies know it.
Americans will continue to be targeted, framed, raped and
killed by all the above.
” . . . and here’s where the LEO comes in and shoots the owner’s basset hound . . .”
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.
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.
What is an "undercover informant"? Sounds like a phrase out of Kafka.
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.
Just an observation of what I have seen in the past.
And this has never happened before, nor will it occur again. This is but a flake of pepper in a bowl of purest cream.
Cops think all civilians are their enemies until proven otherwise. I don’t know when this happened, but I’m convinced of it.
If cops really cared about public safety you would NEVER see a revenue collector with a radar gun.
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.
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.
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?
Especially when the LEO’s ARE the criminal organization.
What criminal activity was the shop owner involved in?
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.
The criminal operation is going on in police stations nationwide.
Is that sarcasm I smell?
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.
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Not gonna warn you again.
I feel the same way about government employees. By the way cops are civilians.