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

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  • Published on May 3, 2013
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    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.
    SOURCES:
    www.kshb.com/dpp/news/region_kansas/johnson_county/false-drug-test-prompts-wrongful-raid-of-leawood-home
    news.yahoo.com/kansas-couple-indoor-gardening-prompted-pot-raid-182449463.html

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  • Joe Knightus
    Joe Knightus 3 months ago

    Well in the year 2018 it is legal in my state, WHY ISN'T IT LEGAL IN YOURS? Make some noise and take these corrupt politicians out to pasture. Also, for them to RAID someone's home with assault rifles over a plant is BEYOND RIDICULOUS. Must be a state where if they found 1 plant they can take your house and your car. THIS CORRUPTION MUST END.

  • Dan Tuttle
    Dan Tuttle 3 months ago

    On my comment below I should clarify that, there is a chance of a false positive when testing a person for cannibis but not the actual leaves of a plant in a home were nobody does any drugs.....that can't and won't happen unless there is corruption to help it along.

  • Dan Tuttle
    Dan Tuttle 3 months ago

    So here is the real question. There is no such thing as a false positive on cannabis so ..........who is the corrupt cop or judge or both that made it so there was a warrant for this house. On top of that just stop spending tax payers dollars on a drug that you can't overdose on, doesn't make people violent, doesn't cause much crime as it's not a fiend drug like crack, and to be honest helps kids and adults with anxiety and anger stay level. Not everyone wants to stuff themselves full of prescription drugs all day.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 3 months ago +1

    I hope he sue the living crap out of the police department, then goes to federal DA, and impeach the judge, jail the supervisor and gets the other cops fired without retirement.

  • Theodes Lewis
    Theodes Lewis 3 months ago

    The government & cop's are full of shit and out of control an this is why people hate cop's & the government...

  • EthosAtheos
    EthosAtheos 4 months ago

    The courts need to reject the use of field test kits until they are made accurate. There are large numbers of examples of cases just like this. The field test kits are junk and not backed by science.

  • Pat Beaudry
    Pat Beaudry 4 months ago

    This is how stupid the law enforcement community is. I hope the got there asses suied big time.

  • TRUST CHRIST OR GO TO HELL

    HATE THE STATE

  • robert mason
    robert mason 4 months ago

    Why are most cops such WANKERS p.c plod trying to be a detective fucking dickwads

  • William Redfern
    William Redfern 4 months ago +1

    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A GOOD COP,, JUST SOME ARE WORSE THAN OTHERS,

  • Easy Eight
    Easy Eight 4 months ago

    Hell-of-a-judge who signed off on the search warrant.

  • mrsavage
    mrsavage 4 months ago

    Someone at the Johnson County's Sheriffs Office has some 'splainin to do about that Field Test that showed up positive. I wonder how it was positive? Hmmmmm?

  • jediskunk67
    jediskunk67 4 months ago

    If SWAT raided my home because of false reports, I will make them clean up the mess that THEY made!

  • Michael Warner
    Michael Warner 4 months ago

    Low life cops....

  • Wesley Wells
    Wesley Wells 4 months ago

    American is starting to become a police country!

  • Eccentric Detectorist's
    Eccentric Detectorist's 4 months ago +1

    yeah all cops are worthless pieces of shit.

  • greg front
    greg front 4 months ago

    Congrats you will get a lump sum of money.

  • TAll Ran
    TAll Ran 5 months ago

    This is a waste of police resources.
    “Small bag of merchandise”..fucking ridiculous

  • Youlose !
    Youlose ! 5 months ago

    FUCK THE POLICE

  • Kenton Dickerson
    Kenton Dickerson 5 months ago

    If you're growing marijuana, why would you wet the leaves and throw them away?

  • Herminio Bonilla
    Herminio Bonilla 5 months ago

    This is what they do make an excuse with a name on it that counts in only their mind and they sell it to the judge or any one above them to do this kind of monstrosity it's a shame.

  • tsfcancerman
    tsfcancerman 5 months ago

    This is when cops should be fired and sued and also the guy who was a rat 4 no reason should also been sued

  • Zeke Man
    Zeke Man 5 months ago

    When did cops get so stupid and so cowardly????

  • 7 7
    7 7 5 months ago

    Nooses for those cops smh

  • Bakgethi Remote
    Bakgethi Remote 5 months ago

    And some idiots still cry when these PIGS get killed.

  • Robert Fitzsimmons
    Robert Fitzsimmons 5 months ago

    Overzealous, moronic goons on a power trip. A brilliant display of stupidity and ignorance.

  • dkleitsch
    dkleitsch 5 months ago

    They're lucky they didn't get shot/killed by the (SWAT) home invaders!
    About 80, 000 home invasions a year by LEOs. I bought a home that had been invaded (they had no warrant, and were at the wrong address), over $4,000 damage, fortunately no one was at home to be injured.

  • Paully Castallano
    Paully Castallano 5 months ago

    Ok this happened now go get paid hire the best lawyer and sit on easy street for the next 40 years enjoy it

  • george green
    george green 5 months ago

    Cops are dumber then retards and should all be kill for oath braking

  • Stephen Sk8well
    Stephen Sk8well 5 months ago

    Just legalize it. What a waste of tax dollars.

  • Norbert Kreith
    Norbert Kreith 5 months ago

    It is exactly the same what the communist countries did to their citizens spying on them. Our rights are daily violated and we don't even aware of it. The police is doing the opposite of what they are supposed to do. To serve and protect.

  • Richard keith
    Richard keith 5 months ago

    Ironically the owner of the store isn't getting raided

  • andy keller
    andy keller 5 months ago

    A bunch of guys with guns and badges trying to justify their jobs . not much difference between these guys and the Gang

  • Benson & Hedges
    Benson & Hedges 5 months ago

    That's America for you there.... A complete joke

  • jhon doe
    jhon doe 5 months ago

    Obama was the most divisive president in history

  • striker titan
    striker titan 5 months ago

    Expose the officers and their information including members of their family. Sue them personally and expose them throughout the community. Make formal complaints and start the process to conduct an IA investigation on all officers involved including those at the precinct on watch. Criminals in uniform need to be held accountable and all officers need to start attending school in which they learn law ad proper constitutional protocol. These cops have no honor.

  • PikaBlu22
    PikaBlu22 5 months ago

    I would have immediately sued the police force for 4 accounts of emotional distress, all the damages to their home, pay for the house cleanup due too their wrongful raid, and for falsifying information . Nobody cn go through my shit for no reason without asking me first. The cops don’t get more rights than anybody else, go fuck yourself if you think that they do. Unless they change to dictatorial system i will never accept them doing this to anybody.
    Edit: Just remembered that this all happened because of a drug that is 100% harmless and should be legal. That also makes this even more disgusting. You destroyed a family because of your opinions on a harmless drug that you falsified just to even do!

  • Matthew Mather
    Matthew Mather 5 months ago

    FFS this is why prohibition 2.0 needs to fucking end, over marajuna? why in the fuck is it still a schedule 1 drug?

  • Baron J Phellington Esq

    FTP. 1312.

  • Zeke Man
    Zeke Man 6 months ago

    Stupid fucking pigs

  • Dusts Dusts
    Dusts Dusts 6 months ago +1

    Idiot and stupid cops are all in america

  • Ralph Bernhard
    Ralph Bernhard 6 months ago +1

    Home grown tomatoes are a danger to the neighborhood...apparently...

  • Lilith Kenis
    Lilith Kenis 6 months ago +1

    Big Brother's watching you.... it's never far away.

  • theburners32141
    theburners32141 6 months ago

    This is fucked up. Small town bullshit, this doesn’t happen in big cities.

  • Weyrmaster
    Weyrmaster 6 months ago +2

    All American cops are corrupt, paranoid, power trippers, and above all.........just plain dumb.

  • Hog Mouth Fishing Charters

    Dumb motherfucking pig’s that’s what happens when you employ the fucking dumbest motherfuckers on the face of the earth to try and govern over everybody!
    Dumbasses leading the dumb asses!

  • fabian gonzalez
    fabian gonzalez 6 months ago

    Looking for plants... yep you read that. You can have a gun pointed in your face and rights stripped away just cause they were looking for plants. Amerikkka

  • Michelle Miller
    Michelle Miller 6 months ago +1

    This is BULLSHIT. Fire all the cops in this town

  • Ricardo Morales
    Ricardo Morales 6 months ago +1

    is America great yet again jajaja

  • William Stuart
    William Stuart 6 months ago

    This is EXACTLY why we need the 2nd Amendment. Terrorizing its own citizens, the Tyrannical government will remain unchecked unless Citizens can defend themselves. With surveillance cameras, gas masks, and a nice cache of weapons, I'll have advance notice if this sort of injustice is attempted against me; and they would pay a price for it.

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 6 months ago

      Dumb idiot... they would have been killed if they had met these cops at the door with a gun... we need smart voters that don't elect idiots like Trump or Moore but people like you are just too stupid...

  • 1titanking
    1titanking 6 months ago

    Who gives a shit if they were growing weed or not

  • Cole McRae
    Cole McRae 6 months ago

    they climbin in yo garden, snatchin yo tomatoes up...ill go now, sorry.

  • pagansforbreakfast
    pagansforbreakfast 6 months ago +1

    Blue ISIS

  • JKwak
    JKwak 6 months ago

    17 years old son..... maybe he did smoke weed, i mean most 17 years old kids try it at least once

  • Henk Jacobse
    Henk Jacobse 6 months ago +1

    Wow is this the land of the free you talk about?

  • In the World
    In the World 6 months ago +1

    American cops doing what they do best... harassing innocent. Be glad you werent shot

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 6 months ago

      Yes, that was my reply to the idiot that wrote that 2nd amendment rights would have solved the problem...

  • Joseph Taverna
    Joseph Taverna 6 months ago

    sue their ass they're nothing but pure f****** garbage in the AL I'll say it once I'll say it a thousand times they are paid to make our lives as miserable as possible while they live the life of Riley making between 80 and a hundred thousand a year of our tax payers dollar we got to pay the purest of pure walk in the face of the Earth

    • Joseph Taverna
      Joseph Taverna 6 months ago

      +Superb Media Content Creator try saying that t o High Desert website

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 6 months ago

      The police can't be sued for a 'good faith' warrent and you are very ignorant and stupid to even write this comment here... it is dummies like you that voted for Trump and Moore who have increased policing without civilian oversight. This is to say nothing for what is going to happen with all the judges that will come online from Trump's nomination...

  • Troy Baker
    Troy Baker 6 months ago +1

    You know damn well it was some snoopy neighbor calling 911.

  • grahame belton
    grahame belton 6 months ago

    Stupid twats.

  • Rockthemutt
    Rockthemutt 6 months ago

    Honestly, fuck nixon

  • thybigballs
    thybigballs 6 months ago

    It's sad that the cops had to do something wrong (lying to a judge that the trash tested positive for drugs) to obtain a warrant so that they can bust people... supposedly doing something wrong.

  • Brian Martin
    Brian Martin 6 months ago +1

    Cocaine and heroin are illegal because they are bad.
    Weed is only bad because it's illegal.

  • alex huerta
    alex huerta 6 months ago

    Yielding* even in these government documents smh

  • Sean Place
    Sean Place 6 months ago

    Ah, another 'Field test' gone wrong. Those things are notoriously unreliable. I bet you could get a positive from dandelion leaves and arrest a bunch of 4 years olds. Also, nice typo at 2:20.

  • Trey Lewis
    Trey Lewis 6 months ago

    CHA-CHING!!! There's a fucking pay day for ya!

  • jhg66466
    jhg66466 6 months ago +2

    Sad. The "War on drugs" is an excuse to bully people, even those who never use drugs. We gave up our freedoms for a war that is not winnable. Let those who want to kill themselves with the stupid use of drugs do so and leave the rest of us alone.

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 6 months ago

      Yes, but stupid people voted for Trump who has taken budge away from the EPA (and others) instead of the DEA...

  • KyprosEllinwn
    KyprosEllinwn 6 months ago +1

    The land of the free....

  • sicDaVid
    sicDaVid 6 months ago

    Those field test kits are the worst excuse for drug testing ever. The percentage of false positives is stagering and thousands of people are in jail due to false positive results from worthless field test technology. Field tests should be banned but the prison industry loves the fact they can imprison people for no reason.

  • Kasey Seay
    Kasey Seay 6 months ago +1

    Dude that family just looks like a drug family. They are already teaching kids how to grow hydroponics? Damn son. Am I police officer now?

  • evan leo
    evan leo 6 months ago

    even in modern communist country cops wont care about your garden

  • Dennis Schramm
    Dennis Schramm 6 months ago

    I hope they sue the shit out of these PIGS!!!!

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 6 months ago

      You are very ignorant and stupid to even write this comment here... it is dummies like you that voted for Trump and Moore who have increased policing without civilian oversight. This is to say nothing for what is going to happen with all the judges that will come online from Trump's nomination... you can't sue cops for acting on what they will call a "good faith' warrent...

  • Werwolf12
    Werwolf12 6 months ago

    Im planing on doing hydroponics should i be worried?

  • Jas Pez
    Jas Pez 6 months ago

    Welcum to tRump’s amerikkka, cunts. You voted for him, now u can suck it

  • Jim Wright
    Jim Wright 6 months ago +1

    Pigs focus on targeting law abiding citizens to create criminals to justify existence and expansion of power. Afraid of real criminals.

  • Harry Buttwhisker
    Harry Buttwhisker 6 months ago +1

    You people should feel fortunate that we have vigilant police cops that protect us from people who purchase merchandise.

  • mas fzn
    mas fzn 6 months ago +1

    Home of the free lol

  • turner pike
    turner pike 6 months ago

    This is why marijuana needs to be legal. If you are suspected of having drugs you will have a raid in your house and it really is awful what people have to go through of being suspected of having marijuana.

  • Powder River
    Powder River 6 months ago +1

    This is all about agencies and attorney generals who need to justify their budget through homeland security to keep their hardware etc. Civilians rights don’t exist anymore to law enforcement they will act on orders wether Constitutional or not! Ask that nurse who was arrested for doing her job in Colorado.!!!!!

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 6 months ago

      Yes and just wait till Trump's justices come online since a case like this would have become Federal as it was Marijuana-related...

  • The one With the bird
    The one With the bird 6 months ago

    Oh God. I'm just waiting for someone to bring up the fact that they're white

    • The one With the bird
      The one With the bird 6 months ago

      Superb Media Content Creator
      Oh shit I keep forgetting this is American news XD.
      As a South African, our arrests and police treatments are more equal(because they're fucking useless) .

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 6 months ago

      OK, expanded reply above... part of the issue has been the courts who have found (for instance) cops not to be responsible when they shoot someone running away (not to mention the planting of evidence) or choking someone to death for selling cigarettes. These were all captured on video and still, the police were not held responsible for their actions individually nor on a department-wide basis and people just move on.Trump's justices will only increase all this for decades to come but ignorant, under-informed voters will perpetuate this until something happens to touch their own life. It seems that this is the 'bubble' that politically conservative people live in which is a particular and sad lack of empathy.

    • The one With the bird
      The one With the bird 6 months ago

      Superb Media Content Creator
      To the first part: True....
      To the other parts:
      ???? What??? Can you rewrite that please?

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 6 months ago

      You just did... on the one hand, it seems to be (unfair but) equal police treatment under the law when viewed from afar but it isn't... it was just a small action when compared to the number of unfair contacts police make and take on non-whites every day...

  • Justin Mileman
    Justin Mileman 6 months ago

    What the fuck? "Ohhh I saw customers leaving a store with a bag of merchandise after they went through the checkout line there seven months ago"
    BUYING MERCHANDISE AT A STORE AND CARRYING IT OUT IN A SHOPPING BAG????!!! YOU KNOW THAT'S A RAIDIN'!!!!!
    How about you STOP letting cops conduct non scientific "field tests" that are proven to come up "POSITIVE FOR DRUGS" for over 85 substances including windex window cleaner and Bayer asprin. And of course this "simple reliable law enforcement field test" is ONLY accurate if it's done in the exact right order, with the exact right chemicals, which the officers on the street admit that they do not know and are never taught how to do. The vicious thug with the gun and the authority complex who's out to prove his cock is bigger than every thug out there, is NOT a qualified scientist and can absolutely NOT be trusted to follow correct scientific collection and testing procedures. In other words, every single "roadside field test for drugs' ever conducted, needs thrown out as invalid.

  • BMH1965
    BMH1965 6 months ago

    Why the 7 month wait before contacting the police? Anyway, sue for stress and time wasting.

  • ivan andrade
    ivan andrade 6 months ago +1

    Lmfao. Nothing better than wasting tax payers money. All over weed

  • H N K
    H N K 6 months ago

    Wow being American would be life risking even in their own home.

  • penalcrack
    penalcrack 6 months ago

    police should have to give them a million bux every time they lie like this

  • James
    James 6 months ago +1

    This makes me angry. Anyone who knows anything about policing or marijuana, knows that a field test can give multiple false readings. Chocolate, black pepper, liverwart and several other plants can give false readings. There are several tests needed to determine the type of cannabis. There are numerous forms for THC. Field kits are not accurate enough to be even 90%. They had proper time for the lab work. CSI has screwed up the publics mind about time frames procedures etc and yes police. Some departments or states send it off and it takes months to get results. Many police departments do not update or maintain their kits properly. Many detectives are not trained properly and as the older they get they mishandle evidence. This comes from laziness and improper education. I see cops finger fing evidence all the time. TV has ruined good police work. There is a step process that must be followed. I think whoever tested the first lied, fudge the results or cross contaminated the results. I hope this family finds a good lawyer that knows a good forensic biologist or pathologist. Rips this PD a new one.

  • Preston Jones
    Preston Jones 6 months ago

    Over cannabis. A totally harmless plant that should not only be legal to begin with, but encouraged to grow. It's one of the most amazing plants on the planet with so many applications, to make lives better for everyone.
    Wow. The cops even tried framing them with 'field tests' to make it look like they found evidence. Probably because they didn't want to be embarrassed that they're wasting time. They probably had some pot on them and used that to make the test come up positive.

  • Mallery Williams
    Mallery Williams 6 months ago

    Bastard cops obviously submitted false field test result in order to get the warrant.... that's just how over confident they were that they were onto something criminal! SMH Disgusting abuse of self important power.

  • jenkzkh
    jenkzkh 6 months ago

    Lawsuit!!!!!! Invasion if privacy and harassment!!!!!

    • jenkzkh
      jenkzkh 6 months ago

      Superb Media Content Creator FYI I don't vote!! You are ignorant to assume as much. Go watch George Carlin's "voting" right here on TVclip. Then you will understand why I don't vote.

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 6 months ago

      You are very ignorant and stupid to even write this comment here... it is dummies like you that voted for Trump and Moore who have increased policing without civilian oversight. This is to say nothing for what is going to happen with all the judges that will come online from Trump's nomination...

  • heyfreshy
    heyfreshy 6 months ago +1

    Stupid ass cops.

  • Grimm Teller
    Grimm Teller 6 months ago

    Why bring guns to a place where people “supposedly” have weed? I mean weed? Come on!

  • chavy
    chavy 6 months ago +5

    Something tells me the first test was negative but was forged to show positive...

  • Matt Merrill
    Matt Merrill 6 months ago

    Time for a lawsuit

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 6 months ago

      You are very ignorant and stupid to even write this comment here... it is dummies like you that voted for Trump and Moore who have increased policing without civilian oversight. This is to say nothing for what is going to happen with all the judges that will come online from Trump's nomination...

  • 12 skits
    12 skits 6 months ago

    I hope they sue good

    • 12 skits
      12 skits 6 months ago +2

      Superb Media Content Creator lay off the crack a little ok? Thanks!

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 6 months ago

      You are very ignorant and stupid to even write this comment here... it is dummies like you that voted for Trump and Moore who have increased policing without civilian oversight. This is to say nothing for what is going to happen with all the judges that will come online from Trump's nomination...

  • SpockBorg5
    SpockBorg5 6 months ago

    Have these people sued for damages and emotional distress?

    • SpockBorg5
      SpockBorg5 6 months ago

      Superb Media Content Creator you really shouldn't be writing comments during your period

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 6 months ago

      You are very ignorant and stupid to even write this comment here... it is dummies like you that voted for Trump and Moore who have increased policing without civilian oversight. This is to say nothing for what is going to happen with all the judges that will come online from Trump's nomination...

  • mechaart
    mechaart 6 months ago

    mustve been nosey neighbors snitching

  • Aurora Trent
    Aurora Trent 6 months ago

    They thought?!.. they raided a house because they THOUGHT?! What Uneducated cavemen do you have protecting you America?

  • umu
    umu 6 months ago

    they need to fix their tests

  • Cntrol100
    Cntrol100 6 months ago +1

    👏👏👏 $$$ well spent.

  • Alex Surh
    Alex Surh 6 months ago +1

    Dumbass cops

  • Casey Robinson
    Casey Robinson 6 months ago

    Fire them all raids for weed ?!!???!?! Are you fucking kidding me yes im gonna put a gun to your head traumatize your family over a plant wow those police should be arrested and charged with breaking and entering assult with deadly weapons and kidnapping also alot of other chargers non of the police involved should ever see daylight again.......