Police Mistook Donut Glaze for Meth, Arrested & Strip Searched 65yo Man—Taxpayers Held Liable

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Orlando, FL — Thanks to the highly flawed means of testing for drugs and incompetent armed agents of the state enforcing immoral drug laws, a man’s donut got him arrested, strip-searched, thrown in a cage and drug charges. Now, however, instead of the cops being held responsible for negligently mistaking donut glaze for meth, the taxpayers are being charged.

Daniel Rushing was just awarded $37,500 for his kidnapping and abuse at the hands of negligent cops and their continued use of faulty field drug test kits.

In fact, tens of thousands have been convicted and served time — even earning the black mark of a felony — for crimes they likely didn’t commit, according to a report, because the cases against them relied on horribly unreliable field drug test kits.

So prone to errors are the tests, courts won’t allow their submission as evidence. However, their continued use by law enforcement — coupled with a 90 percent rate at which drug cases are resolved through equally dubious plea deals — needlessly ruins thousands of lives.

Daniel Rushing, 65, is one of these people.

As TFTP reported, in December of 2015, Rushing was bringing his friend to his weekly chemotherapy session when he was stopped by police for the alleged ‘crime’ of not stopping all the way before pulling out of a gas station.

This routine revenue generating stop would quickly descend into a nightmare after this highly trained police officer would see the crumbs of a Krispy Kreme donut on Rushing’s floor board.

The officer, Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins spotted “a rock like substance on the floor board where his feet were,” she wrote, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel.

Her ‘professional’ training that has taught her how to identify all the substances deemed illegal by the state immediately set off alarms.

“I recognized through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer the substance to be some sort of narcotic,” she wrote.

Rushing, who is a concealed carry permit holder, told the officer that there was a weapon in the car. Luckily he was not shot. However, he was asked to step out of the car and then the officer asked to search his vehicle.

Rushing, knowing that he had nothing to hide, agreed to the search. Even though Rushing had nothing to hide, he should have never agreed to a search as this is rule number one when dealing with police during a traffic stop.

After the fact, however, Rushing realized his mistake in allowing the officer to rummage through his car. “I didn’t have anything to hide,” he said. “I’ll never let anyone search my car again.”

Riggs-Hopkins and other officers spotted three other pieces of the suspicious substance in his car, according to the report.

“I kept telling them, ‘That’s … glaze from a doughnut. … They tried to say it was crack cocaine at first, then they said, ‘No, it’s meth, crystal meth.’”

The arrest report even noted Rushing pleaded with officers to tell them it was donut crumbs. However, they just knew that this 65-year-old man, with no criminal record, was some drug kingpin transporting meth by dropping tiny bits of it on his carpet.

“Rushing stated that the substance is sugar from a Krispie Kreme Donut that he ate,” Riggs-Hopkins wrote.

Officers then tested the Krispy Kreme crumbs with their criminally unreliable field test kits and received not one but two positive results.

As the Free Thought Project has previously reported, the director of a lab recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police for forensic science excellence has called field drug testing kits “totally useless” due to the possibility of false positives. In laboratory experiments, at least two brands of field testing kits have been shown to produce false positives in tests of Mucinex, chocolate, aspirin, chocolate, and oregano. Some of these kits even return a positive when completely empty.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Riggs-Hopkins booked him into the county jail on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with a firearm. He was locked up for about 10 hours before his release on $2,500 bond, he said.

“I got arrested for no reason at all,” he said.

After being kidnapped and caged because of the incompetence of police officers and the brutal drug war, Rushing sued, and as TFTP predicted last year, the taxpayers will be held accountable — not the police officers.

For kidnapping and caging an innocent man, Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins was given a written reprimand in her record — a laughable ‘punishment’ for depriving an innocent man of his freedom.

When asked how many other road-side drug tests have produced false positive results by the Orlando Sentinel, an OPD spokeswoman wrote, “At this time, we have no responsive records. … There is no mechanism in place for easily tracking the number of, or results of, field drug testing.”

As police across the US scramble to push the war on cops narrative and note that only criminals dislike the police, thousands of cases like this one play out every year. Instead of rectifying a broken system, the overwhelming majority of police and politicians ignore the problems created by the war on drugs and choose to increase force instead.

Until we bring an end to the war on drugs, innocent people like Bernstein and Cruz will continue to be targetted and continue to be kidnapped, caged, or killed — for no other reason than cops looking for arbitrary substances.

Next time someone says, “if you don’t break the law, you have nothing to fear,” show them this incident which completely destroys that dangerously ignorant narrative.

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Melissa Etheridge Arrested For Having Cannabis Oil She Used to Help With Cancer

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It was reported this week that rock musician and cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge was recently arrested in North Dakota after police found cannabis oil on her tour bus.

The arrest took place on August 17 but was not publicized until TMZ broke the story yesterday. Like millions of people with cancer across the world, including myself, Etheridge has discovered that cannabis oil not only treats the after-effects of chemotherapy but also promote apoptosis, which prevents cancer from developing again.

In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer and endured a lumpectomy with five rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. It is not clear what her preventative regimen has been this past decade, but it is safe to speculate that cannabis oil has played a role in her continued remission as well as treatment for pain and nausea.

Etheridge looked confident after her arrest and can be seen with a huge grin in her mugshot photo. She pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.

Just weeks after her arrest, fellow rock musician Todd Rundgren was also arrested at the very same spot in North Dakota when police found two small vape pens filled with cannabis oil on his tour bus.

Cannabis oil is legal for medical patients who live in California, as Etheridge does, but the laws are still comparatively harsh in North Dakota, despite the fact that measures were recently passed in the legislature to start a medical marijuana program. As of now, North Dakota exists in a legal gray area because politicians are dragging their feet and bickering about how the program will be implemented.

This situation is sadly common throughout the US. Even in my state of Maryland where I am fighting my cancer, medical cards are available so patients can avoid arrest, but the political process has stalled the establishment of dispensaries for over a year, forcing sick patients into the black market.

In the past several years, the science and strong anecdotal evidence proving the medical value of cannabis has continued to grow, especially in regards to cancer treatment. Just in this past year, we have reported on multiple incidences where studies have confirmed the healing power of cannabis, to the point where organizations tied to big pharma and the US government are now forced to reverse their position on the medicine.

Etheridge said in a recent article that she does not live a party-oriented lifestyle, but found that cannabis is one of the best medicines for a cancer survivor.

“Because I am a musician, people often assume that I must indulge in the fast-paced life that often comes with playing on the road. But they would be wrong. Coming up in the business in the 1980’s, I saw plenty of drugs, but it never really appealed to me. I’m not even much of a drinker,” she wrote in her article at newapproachmissouri.com.

She continued: “But when I was diagnosed with cancer in 2004, I found that there was one substance that helped me through: Cannabis. My doctors gave me what they called ‘dose dense’ chemotherapy, which is stronger than usual. They could prescribe that level of chemo for me because I was able to take time off work to fight my cancer full time. Unfortunately, the dose dense chemo made the side effects even worse. My friends told me that medical cannabis could help me handle chemotherapy, so I gave it a try. It worked even better than they said it would. Not only did it treat my nausea better than anything else I tried, it alleviated both my physical and emotional pain. I continue to use cannabis to treat the lasting gastrointestinal effects of the chemo and to help me get a good night’s sleep.”

Etheridge is scheduled to perform the national anthem at the Chiefs vs. Steelers game this Sunday to raise awareness and funds for the “Crucial Catch” campaign, with the goal of helping unknowing patients catch their cancer early.

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Five Arrested in Connection to a Murder That Dates Back Three Decades

Two law enforcement officers were arrested with three other suspects in what investigators are calling a racially-motivated killing of a man in rural Georgia 34 years ago.

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[WATCH] Two Police Officers Arrested in Connection With 1983 Murder

Five people were arrested on charges relating to the 1983 cold case murder of 23-year-old Timothy Coggins (pictured) who was found brutally killed near a power line in Georgia.

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SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. – Investigators said two men got away with murder for more than three decades thanks, in part, to help from two law enforcement officers.

The explosive news came in a news conference from the Spalding County sheriff Friday.

The death of Timothy Coggins was “no doubt” racially-motivated, according to sheriff Darrell Dix.

It was in 1983 that Coggins’ body was found abandoned near power lines on Manley Road.

According to the report, Coggins died of multiple forms of trauma. The sheriff said after an exhaustive investigation, the case went cold.

A new witness came forward earlier this year, which led to a re-examination of the case. Original witnesses were contacted and re-interviewed.

Channel 2 Action News learned that two of the five people implicated in the death of Coggins were acting in their official capacity when the crime happened. Dix said Milner Police Officer Lamar Bunn was charged with obstruction, and Spalding County Detention Officer Gregory Huffman was charged with violation of oath office.

Frankie Gebhardt, 59, and Bill Moore Sr., 58, were charged with felony murder.

Sandra Bunn, 58, was charged with obstruction.

“There is no doubt in the minds of all investigators involved that the crime was racially motivated, and if the crime happened today it would be prosecuted as a hate crime,” Dix said.

Coggins’ family thanked the current sheriff and the GBI for taking another look at this case.

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Married Florida Cop Arrested After Exposing Himself to Handcuffed Inmate, Forcing her to Touch his Penis, Asking for Oral Sex


A married Florida cop was arrested on charges of indecent exposure, battery and false imprisonment after asking a handcuffed female inmate for oral sex and requesting to see her breasts while transporting her to jail on May 31.

Daytona Beach police officer Nick Aitchison had been on the job just over two months.

Aitchison apparently did not believe the woman would file a complaint against him, but she did immediately after he dropped her off at the jail.

When corrections officers informed Aitchison of the allegations against him, he “appeared sick” and “got red in the face,” according to Click Orlando.

Aitchison, who was hired on March 19, was suspended on June 1. He was arrested and fired on Tuesday after a thorough investigation.

The 28-year-old man was excited and looking forward to his new career in law enforcement, which is evident from a Facebook post he made in July of 2015.

In January, Aitchison posted a story to Facebook, which he apparently found humorous, about another Florida officer who was fired for showing a waitress naked photos of himself.

The victim, whose name is not known, was arrested on May 30 and picked up by Aitchison around 1 a.m. for transport to the Volusia County Branch Jail for transport.

During the drive from Daytona Beach Police Department to the jail, the female victim stated Aitchison stopped the transport van behind a closed business then asked her for oral sex and to see her breasts, according to the police report.

Deputies later reviewed the video from the transport van, which shows Aitchison stopping the van around 1:13 a.m, opening the van door and saying to the victim, “I got a question for you. Come out here.”

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Off-Duty Winnipeg Police Officer Arrested After Car Hits and Kills Pedestrian

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Relatives of a man who died in a crash that led to the arrest of an off-duty Winnipeg police officer say he was a fun-loving young man who had a baby on the way.

CBC News has learned Cody Severight, 23, was the man who died after being hit by a car near the corner of Main Street and Sutherland Avenue Tuesday night.

“Cody was an outgoing and outspoken person. He would love to make everybody laugh,” said Severight’s stepmother, Barbara Thompson.

Winnipeg police said an off-duty officer has been arrested in connection with the death but no charges have been laid.

Witnesses told CBC News the vehicle that hit Severight left the scene, however police have not called it a hit-and-run.

A police spokesperson said no details about the arrest would be released until a news conference Wednesday morning.

‘I heard a big smash’

Thompson said she had seen her son about a half-hour before the crash near the Sutherland Hotel. She said he’d left to go for a walk with his girlfriend.

“I was really shocked. I seen him just before that,” she said.

Severight’s sister, Terri Brass, said she was in the area around 8 p.m. CT when the crash happened.

“I thought it was two cars hitting each other, I heard a big smash,” she said. “The car just kept on … going, it didn’t even stop.”

‘The best part of my life’

Brass said her brother loved to cook and was always there to help if people felt down.

“My little brother was the best part of life. When you’re feeling down he’ll pick you right up. My little brother was the awesomest little guy anybody would ever want.”

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Jihadist arrested for burning a Rohingyan village

According to General Min Aung Hlaing, the Burmese army has arrested a man who had just set fire to seven houses in the Rohingyan village, Mi Chaung Zay (located in the township of Buthidaung).

This man is no other than Einu, an officer of the Army for the Safety of the Rohingyans in Arakan. He was imploring members of his community to flee the country, making out his case by accusing the army of setting fire to Rohingyan villages.

The incident took place on 4 October 2017, at around 2h 40 in the morning. The army helped the villagers to put the fire out.

After the jihadists attacked the police stations and barracks on 25 August, the army and the jihadists have been accusing each other of setting fire to villages.

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U.S. Fethullah Gulen Terrorists Arrested In Turkey Face 15-Year Imprisonment: Gulen Funds Hillary Clinton Foundation & HRC

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A dozen of Amnesty International activists arrested in Turkey may be imprisoned for 15 years, the DHA news agency reported.

ANKARA (Sputnik) — Turkish prosecutor’s office requests an imprisonment of 15 years for the activists of Amnesty International human rights organization, who have been arrested in Turkey in July, local media reported Sunday.

As many as 11 Amnesty International activists, eight of whom remain in custody, were charged with “membership of a terrorist organization,” the DHA news agency reported.

  1. Turkish Coup Attempt: Gulen Leaders Fund HRC Campaign, Clinton Foundation

Amnesty International’s Turkey Director Idil Eser alongside other 10 activists of the human rights organization was detained on the island of Buyukada off Istanbul’s coast during a human rights conference on July 5. Ankara accused Amnesty International activists of plotting another coup attempt in the country and of being associated with the movement of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, referred to as the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) by Turkey.

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In July 2016, a failed military coup took place in Turkey, leaving over 240 people killed and some 2,000 injured. After the incident, Ankara introduced a national state of emergency, facilitating waves of arrests across the country which targeted mostly officials, legal and educational workers over their alleged ties to the movement of the US-based Gulen, who nevertheless rejected the accusations of and condemned the coup attempt.

  1. Turkey Arrests 43 U.S. Deep State Bank Officials
  2. Fethullah Gulen Donated Heavily To Hillary’s Campaign And Family Charity
  3. Hillary Clinton has been paid by Gulen, to both her families foundation and presidential campaign, an estimated $1 million

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U.S. Deep State CIA Plant ~ Fethullah Gulen ~ Muslim Brotherhood Script

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Over 50 men arrested in ‘gay spa’ raid in Jakarta under ‘pornography law’

On Friday, a police raid on a sauna in central Jakarta ended with the arrests of over 50 people, including foreign nationals, on suspicion that the facility is involved in male prostitution, according to AFP, citing police statement.

“We secured 51 and seven employees for allegedly providing pornographic services,” Jakarta Police spokesman Argo Yuwono said in a statement, as cited by AFP.

“There’s a cashier, the manager there and also those providing facilities like towels and other things,” Yuwono said, adding, however, that it was too dark in the spa to see what people were doing there during the raid.

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Up to eight foreigners are reportedly from China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Netherlands, according to various media reports. None of them will face criminal charges, Argo Yuwono told Reuters on Saturday.

“LGBT is clearly between men and men or same-sex relationships. Male prostitution,” the spokesman said without further elaboration, as cited by Reuters.

Some of the detained are now facing up to six years in prison for breaking the pornography law, the spokesman added.

Although homosexuality is not a criminal offense in the world’s largest Muslim nation – apart from the conservative Aceh province – the Friday raid is nothing new to Indonesia. In May, 141 people were nabbed by Jakarta police after they received a tip on an alleged gay party in a similar gym and sauna facility.

The latest arrests mark“at least fifth raid targeting LGBT people in private spaces in 2017,” according to Indonesian researcher at Human Rights Watch, Andreas Harsono.

Harsono slammed the police actions, saying they used “the vague and discriminatory pornography law” to target an “already-vulnerable minority.”

“If they raided (this club) because they are gay, it is abusive, it is abuse of power,” Reuters quoted Harsono as saying. He added that the backlash against the LGBT community is linked to the rise of conservative Islam.

The province of Aceh, which is under Sharia law, criminalized same-sex relationships in 2014, conducting a public caning of a gay couple earlier this year.

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