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Old 04-05-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Why aren't the people of Minnesota up in arms over this? The cops stole this woman's money and won't give it back. I guess it's hard to tell who the good guys are sometimes.

The waitress said she found bundled rolls of cash inside the box, totaling $12,000.
She said even though she has five children and could use the money, she decided to call police, according to The Forum.
Officers told the woman to wait 90 days in case someone claimed the money. The Forum reports that after three months, police told the woman the cash was being held as drug money.


Was $12,000 A Restaurant Tip Or Drug Money? CBS Minnesota
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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Honesty is the best policy.

Thieving a-holes
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Should the police return other evidence when it's linked to a crime, or is it just money?

If they believe this money is linked to a drug crime, they have every perfect, legal right to keep it. That woman has no claim to it unless it's HER drug money.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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How do they get away with it? When you make the laws as you go along to suit your gain then you can do whatever you want. These domestic terrorist donut connoisseurs can do whatever they please including rape, robbery and murder because there are no consequences. The only thing more dangerous then an oink oink are those who like and trust them. They are not your friend and not to be trusted.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:58 AM
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That link froze my computer.

However, while frozen, I was able to read most of it.

If the woman told the waitress to keep the money, why did she call police?

As for the police: if they wanted to claim it was drug money, I imagine it would not be hard: I read that a high proportion of dollar bills have traces of cocaine, so simply test some bills until you hit a positive.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Texas
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How do they get away with it? When you make the laws as you go along to suit your gain then you can do whatever you want. These domestic terrorist donut connoisseurs can do whatever they please including rape, robbery and murder because there are no consequences. The only thing more dangerous then an oink oink are those who like and trust them. They are not your friend and not to be trusted.

...he says until he calls 911 when someone is trying to break into his house or his children are assaulted.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Should the police return other evidence when it's linked to a crime, or is it just money?

If they believe this money is linked to a drug crime, they have every perfect, legal right to keep it. That woman has no claim to it unless it's HER drug money.

They didn't say it was linked to a crime.

Cops have no right to that money even if it is drug money. No drug money should go to the cops. That's a conflict of interest.

And yes, she does have a claim to it... somebody gave it to her. It's hers.

The lesson here is to NEVER call the cops when you get something like this.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Austin
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As for the police: if they wanted to claim it was drug money, I imagine it would not be hard: I read that a high proportion of dollar bills have traces of cocaine, so simply test some bills until you hit a positive.

That doesn't mean it's drug money. And even if it is, it shouldn't go to the cops.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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She was stupid to turn it in. Serves her right.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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She need a lawyer.

If someone breaks into my homeIi do not call the cops, I call the coroner.
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