Police raid innocent family because of indoor garden, spied on their purchases and dug through trash

  • Published on May 3, 2013
    LEAWOOD, KS -- Men with assault rifles raided a family who had been growing tomatoes and melons under grow-lights. The government agents thought that was enough probable cause to believe they were growing forbidden plants inside their home.
    "It was just like on the cops TV shows," Robert Harte told The Associated Press. "It was like 'Zero Dark Thirty' ready to storm the compound."
    Apparently all it takes to get raided is buying hydroponics equipment and materials for indoor gardening.
    Dogs entered the home. The armed agents belittled the family and implied that their 13-year-old boy was growing marijuana in the home.
    "If this can happen to us and we are educated and have reasonable resources, how does somebody who maybe hasn't led a perfect life supposed to be free in this country?" said Adlynn Harte.
    Police kept the father laying on the ground for 2.5 hours and his children huddled on a couch while the SWAT team tore through their home looking for forbidden plants.

Comments • 1 435

  • Tulare County Oscar Cop Watch

    That's are finest men in blue ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’ซthese bastards are worse than the people they arrest๐Ÿ’ฃthis crap has been going on for the longest time๐Ÿ’ชsue those pigs they should do 10years in jail ๐Ÿ•ณ๏ธ to send a message to other pigs America start recording ๐Ÿ‘ฎ activity

  • William Ridgeway

    These "law enforcement" personnel should all be fired! It's no wonder cops are hated so badly! All they wanted to do is get the house in a drug seizure and sell it for profit because law enforcement is ONLY concerned with making money!

  • Jeremy Thomas
    Jeremy Thomas Day ago

    Idiots leading to harrass the hard working.

  • Dan Banks
    Dan Banks Day ago


  • Gary Gagnon
    Gary Gagnon 2 days ago

    SUE their asses.

  • puensi666
    puensi666 2 days ago


  • TheWalletWaffling
    TheWalletWaffling 2 days ago

    When they have nothing to do and dont want to fight the loose murderer.

  • colin hart
    colin hart 2 days ago

    I. Fucking. Hate. Cops.

  • DoesNotConsent Ever
    DoesNotConsent Ever 2 days ago

    Earning the hate

  • Richard's World Traveler

    Please sue those bastards.

  • Roger DeVeaux
    Roger DeVeaux 3 days ago

    Every time a PD mess up like this they need to pay up out of there pension fund.

  • Raurke Goose
    Raurke Goose 4 days ago

    Food comes from the supermarket, so if they are growing things, it must be drugs. :D

  • Jeffrey Oppenheim
    Jeffrey Oppenheim 6 days ago +1

    I hope they sued the shit out of them

  • Alonzo Malauulu
    Alonzo Malauulu 6 days ago

    Dumb cops

  • Raymond Stemmer
    Raymond Stemmer 7 days ago

    I've had a indoor garden of palm trees and succulents almost my whole adult life. I had a house fire and the police turned on me. It was summer and my palm trees were around my pool !! They saw my empty indoor garden ! They said i was between crops. You can't be that clean without residue of what your growing !
    Legalize marijuana and leave us common folk alone !

  • Antoni Canada
    Antoni Canada 9 days ago

    It's obvious that there are too many police on the payroll, less police will result in more true crimes being solved.

  • terry brady
    terry brady 9 days ago

    All these botched drug raids -- it just occurred to me WHY. What these drug raids are all about, an attempt to justifies all the expenditures made buy the SWAT TEEMS. going through peoples trash because they shop at a hydrophones store, they don't even do any checking to maybe get the TRUE facts. The more raids they do the more they can justify all the money they spend on their fancy "toys" and to keep their well paying jobs.
    NO BODY makes that many mistakes or should?-- " NO BODY. "

  • Paul Lopez
    Paul Lopez 9 days ago

    A officer calls in a tip? That smacks of BS from the beginning.

  • Backyardmech1
    Backyardmech1 9 days ago

    So the local PD just sits in front of the gardening shop and picks through the customers garbage? The field test IMO was probably doctored by someone just eager to kick someoneโ€™s door in.

  • TheMusicalKnokcers
    TheMusicalKnokcers 11 days ago

    i have a neighbor harvesting marijuana and i don't think anyone would raid him

  • ShadowZepplin
    ShadowZepplin 12 days ago

    So itโ€™s suspicious to buy plants now?

  • Jimbo
    Jimbo 14 days ago

    I would be suing the hell out of them, 50 million sounds like a good starting point

  • Henry Meguess
    Henry Meguess 15 days ago +1

    There are way more cop attacks than not and its getting more like police states all over

  • Seb Sloan
    Seb Sloan 15 days ago

    Someone must really hate you if they give a tip to the police saying youve got something that looks like weed

  • bob barker
    bob barker 15 days ago

    Im supprised the dog lived usually the first one to go

  • temporarysanity
    temporarysanity 15 days ago

    First the field test is shit. Second I hope those cops die.

  • bruh
    bruh 16 days ago +1

    Fucking morons

  • Mark Damiani
    Mark Damiani 16 days ago

    Everyone knows that "AIR" can cause a false positive. Those field test are wrong more than right. 60 minutes did an expose on it

  • Barbie Kruser
    Barbie Kruser 17 days ago

    Appalling; however, grateful they didn't bring #CPS! AMEN

  • Anubis Smite
    Anubis Smite 18 days ago

    Don't you know? The police make up the laws as they go, I just watched a video of cops entering the wrong house and there was a shooting and those police got a award for the way they handled the whole thing. And at the same time the police tried to put the home owner in jail for a big part of his life for trying to defend his family and home. The police are out of control and the new thing is civil asset forfeiture . The police stop you for whatever and ask if you have money then take your money and say your a drug dealer! It's robbery literally !

  • Bill 0210
    Bill 0210 19 days ago

    OMG. They saw what they wanted to see. Idiotic police work by idiot police. Why am I not surprised? They jumped to conclusions with no credible evidence quicker than their mother's can unbutton their overalls. Nice work, Chief.

  • Okie TC
    Okie TC 20 days ago

    This only shows that there field tasting weed kits are rigged

    M A G A EARTH 22 days ago +1

    MALICIOUS MISCHIEF. find the person that tipped the police and arrest them now. as for the police...YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS..reeducate the police involved...if they refuse...TERMINATE THEIR EMPLOYMENT.

  • Daniel Walker
    Daniel Walker 22 days ago

    If other people screwed up that bad on their jobs they would have been fired

  • Ce R
    Ce R 24 days ago

    Sure those idiots. Actually we are living in a communists country. Stupid cops.

  • K Nine
    K Nine 24 days ago +1

    We are no longer safe on our streets or in our homes. Not because of criminals, but because of โ€˜law enforcementโ€™. They are the greatest existing threat to your safety. They will violate your rights, lie to you, beat you, and even kill you without a second thought. It has become standard operating procedure for them. Think it canโ€™t happen to you because you didnโ€™t commit a crime? Think again. They are a dangerous, lawless, out-of-control gang of thugs and terrorists. "The only thing that stops a bad cop with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

  • rocky
    rocky 28 days ago

    So no one ran the identities of their subjects or run the property info to connect possible subjects?
    Sounds like this department needs some serious retraining

  • philbegas
    philbegas Month ago

    This is how you turn people against you

  • Noy noy Cho
    Noy noy Cho Month ago

    If my son ever saw me facing down with an assault rifle pointing to my head, Somebody is gonna pay dearly.

  • Sylvia Ross
    Sylvia Ross Month ago +1

    Fucking pigs. It's going to get a lot worse until cannabis is legalized in every state.

  • Berto A
    Berto A Month ago

    Lmao at Johnson county police

  • Darvn Hasat
    Darvn Hasat Month ago

    I know the stories old but it's still going on today even though they've legalized it several states. And now they're trying to ban kratom, a botanical in the coffee family that has saved mine and at least hundreds of thousands of other people's lives as doctors are no longer treating us for our chronic pain and resulting depression and suicidality because of Reefer Madness bullshit propoganda against opioids that the DEA is just using to increase the supply of heroin on the streets which is exactly what happened since they started the war on opioids. Gee, good going U.S.A... but still having your life ruined or having to worry about having your life ruined and spending years in prison for something that you could have just legally done casually as can be if you just moved one or two states over is beyond reprehensible.

  • Pastor Gatorcoot
    Pastor Gatorcoot Month ago

    The new Republican administration will make sure this never happens again. They love the freedom to control your own body.

  • ivan carter
    ivan carter Month ago

    I hope the sue the arse of each police officer involved

  • Knuckles #2761
    Knuckles #2761 Month ago

    Now they got 5 years of raid-immunity and can actually grow something illegal.

  • Jack Skudlarek
    Jack Skudlarek Month ago

    I get that they shoulda done more work before raiding the house and all...but are you really gonna sit there and tell me that this 1:01 doesn't look like the exact materieals needed to grow weed?

  • nayte way
    nayte way Month ago

    All field tests come back positive i watch a presentation on them where flour sugar etc was tested and all came back positive.

  • QingYun
    QingYun Month ago

    At least they're white this time lol

  • dkwroot
    dkwroot Month ago

    Field tests need to be banned, they pop positive for just about everything. They are completely unreliable, but cops love them because it gives almost guaranteed probable cause.

  • HappySuperSales
    HappySuperSales Month ago

    so did they win millions from the lawsuit?

  • Yugi Mutou
    Yugi Mutou Month ago

    So I'm gonna be arrested for growing tomatoes?

  • Zealhozi
    Zealhozi Month ago

    They are fucking liars they didnโ€™t test it. But those tests are designed to provide false positives to get minorities arrested they did a huge documentary about it

  • shonuffisthemaster
    shonuffisthemaster Month ago

    jack booted thugs. even if they were growing pot, who the fuck cares? should be none of the governments concern anyway.

  • m m
    m m Month ago

    Lazy cops

  • David Sherbert
    David Sherbert Month ago

    instead of SOLVING crimes, these goons are out CREATING crimes.....

  • Frank Bowne
    Frank Bowne Month ago

    How much did they get!!!

  • fazyt86
    fazyt86 Month ago

    That news reporter is handsome.

  • rbm10101
    rbm10101 Month ago

    Residents of this city need to call suspicious activity when the local prosecutor, police, and politicians go shopping. They had things in their hands, oh my gawd. They might be buying something illegal. Stop and arrest them when they leave the bank, they could use that money to do illegal things.

  • American Axe & Tool Co

    Piss pour police work! Overzealous as hell!

  • kilo cowboy
    kilo cowboy Month ago

    Piece of shit cops and you wonder why everyone fucking hates you fuck you and your fucking blue line dead cops are the best cops KILL COPS see a cop shoot that motherfucker

    SLUMERICAN Month ago


  • TVLouie
    TVLouie Month ago

    Lol long live CA!

  • Baddscorpio
    Baddscorpio Month ago

    News guy kinda sounds like Lester Holt

  • Tridentgumisgood
    Tridentgumisgood Month ago

    Drug field test kits have been shown to give a positive just by exposing them to air and even if they are unopened.

  • MrArrmageddon
    MrArrmageddon Month ago

    This is just BS. I usually love and support the police but I think the police need adjust procedures.

  • DOC
    DOC Month ago

    They were raided for more than this. The Police probably got a call by someone. and they followed the lead. always blaming the police. Would you rather the police not do their job? Get a BRAIN. Maybe the next time you call the police, they might ignore your call.

  • Vincent Bain
    Vincent Bain Month ago

    Look for someone in politics in that town who used the cops as a weapon. Deliberately falsifying test results, and following the family around gathering any info to support the raid.

  • keith benson
    keith benson Month ago

    Jeez US cops really are pathetic

  • roflcopterkklol
    roflcopterkklol Month ago

    Im sorry but how do tea leaves test positive for marijuana?
    Obvious lie.

  • nobody nobody
    nobody nobody Month ago

    Next time vote to legalize cannabis and this shit will stop , otherwise Fuck you for all the other people who had and still have to suffer this nations retarded drug laws .

  • Alan Macphail
    Alan Macphail Month ago

    Test for cannabis are only definitive when they are negative. Many plants will give a false positive.

  • Alan Macphail
    Alan Macphail Month ago

    You live in a fascist police state. If it was a communist police state, you'd have universal healthcare.

  • Kiyoko504
    Kiyoko504 Month ago

    Simply breaking the tubes inside those field test kits will show a positive for Marijuana!

  • FuturePants
    FuturePants Month ago

    OF COURSE this is in Missouri....

  • Conner Martin
    Conner Martin Month ago

    I'm from Missouri only one state more crooked than Missouri. Illinois! 98% conviction rate has to say something. go sit in one of their courtrooms and watch the kangaroo courts in action. How dare these people go to a store and purchase a small bag of merchandise.

  • Habitt5253
    Habitt5253 Month ago

    Pigs are NOT your friend. If a pig shows up at your door do NOT let them in. DEMAND a warrant. Record EVERYTHING. Pigs are NOT your friend.

  • Troy Goldberg
    Troy Goldberg Month ago

    I would of shot them even if i knew they were police...

  • carson b
    carson b Month ago

    All cops are liars and judges are their co-conspirators. You will find more illegal things in a cops or judges house.

  • Alex L
    Alex L Month ago

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  • Firestorm Superior
    Firestorm Superior Month ago

    The thing that matters really is that no one died

  • Neil Siebenthal
    Neil Siebenthal Month ago

    So it's illegal to buy gardening supplies?

  • RetroMaticMike
    RetroMaticMike Month ago

    They always say tested positive just B.S.ing there way in police state gone wild

  • AmericanSicilian girl

    Bet you their labs chemists are black..

  • TouchyBanana
    TouchyBanana Month ago

    The Cops should go fuck off of their country police and never be able to get a job as an cop or anything related to the police ever again.

  • Pork Bones
    Pork Bones Month ago

    Its been 5 years, the weed plants will huge now

  • Spencer Ko
    Spencer Ko Month ago

    The cop should have know they fucked up when they see that Pillsbury white dude.

  • plaid13
    plaid13 Month ago

    Police just proving they are criminals.

  • drexler b
    drexler b Month ago

    Look at Dad getting radicalized. "Some goon with an assault rifle". Hell yeah.

  • Black Swan
    Black Swan Month ago

    Now the Leawood police department will (after the case is settled) buy produce from the Harts in an ATTEMPT TO RAISE PIG IQ from NEAR ZERO to IDIOT LEVEL 40 so they can at least appear human!

  • Black Swan
    Black Swan Month ago

    Sue the pigs and grow your business from the proceeds

    • Black Swan
      Black Swan Month ago

      Pig saw the Harts leave the shop with a small bag of purchases. Seven months later after his idiot brain processed the visual info, he called it in : THEY HAD BOUGHT SOMETHING!

  • Robert Gonzales
    Robert Gonzales 2 months ago

    The biggest criminal organization in the US is the POLICE DEPT..

  • Gerald Fourie
    Gerald Fourie 2 months ago

    Because of a super weak legal system.

  • G. K.
    G. K. 2 months ago

    the citizens in that neighborhood should have rallied and hanged those cops by the necks.

  • Reverse Thrust
    Reverse Thrust 2 months ago

    fuck America

  • John Wagaman
    John Wagaman 2 months ago

    I think everybody involved on the on the raid should be fired and should never be allowed to do police work again

  • Freda Childress
    Freda Childress 2 months ago

    Please, don't insult the real pigs. We need to imprison all of these dirty cops who think that they are above the law. This is exactly how the Nazis got started, and it seems to me like we have not learned from the past, so, we are repeating the same shit.

  • Mitch Swanson
    Mitch Swanson 2 months ago

    I hope you sue them!

  • Brad
    Brad 2 months ago

    Everyone in this comment section is cancer.

  • Steve Ascher
    Steve Ascher 2 months ago

    People in the past have been shot because cops they cant differentiate between a gun and a phone . They killed a man for whittling a piece of wood, as he had a knife. Shot a man for carrying a pineapple, thinking it was a hand grenade. So now we have cops that cant identify marijuana. I honestly think that many of these cops are complete imbeciles!!!!! These stories seem to be getting worse. We wouldn't hear of any of these stories if it wasn't for the net and youtube. Thank god we have access to all of their stuff ups!!

  • Peter Demerly
    Peter Demerly 2 months ago

    Adolf Hitler Academy law enforcement graduates