TX Heroes Assault Man For Handing Homeless Guy Change

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HOUSTON, TX — A charitable citizen discovered what a police state feels like when he was accosted by government agents, handcuffed, and searched with dogs after he stopped to give a homeless man some money.

“He’s screaming. He’s yelling. He’s telling me to get out of the car. He’s telling me to put my hands on the hood,” Greg Snider explained to KPRC-2 News.

Moments earlier — at about 2:00 p.m. — Snider had stopped in a parking lot and handed a panhandler seventy-five cents.

“He said, ‘Hey my name is Dave. I’m from Dallas. I’m down on my luck. Do you have any change,’” said Snider.

Snider obliged the homeless man and went on his way. Unbeknownst to him, he was being observed by one of the friendly local peace officers, who stalked him onto the interstate highway and pulled him over.

Snider put his blinkers on and pulled over for the officer.

He was immediately yelled at and berated. “He’s screaming. He’s yelling. He’s telling me to get out of the car. He’s telling me to put my hands on the hood.”

As Snider was removed from his vehicle, put into handcuffs, and humiliated, he found out what had drawn the interest of his local government.

“They’re like, ‘We saw you downtown. We saw what you did,’” Snider explained. They accused him of being a drug dealer.

“I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? I gave a homeless man 75 cents.’”

Officers laughed at him while drug-sniffing dogs tore through his car and he sat detained in handcuffs for an hour.

The canine search damaged his property and Snider found nothing funny about the encounter, so he filed a complaint, according to KPRC.

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  1. The whole hero system is ridiculous. Doctors are just another category of fake hero. Why couldn’t a few neighbors throw down together and buy all the medical machinery, and supplies, and then become trained on their use?

    To be sovereign, is to reject all manner of contrived heroism. Smash and subvert the hierarchies. If you “need” to go into the city for anything, diagnosis, childbirth, you are enslaved.

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  2. But, of course, internal affairs will say that they were “following protocol” and thus write their own get out of jail card. Damn them all.

    • Damn them all is right – including the non-cops who support thuggery directed at peaceful/voluntary exchanges between consenting adults. It wouldn’t have mattered to me if this poor victim of authoritah had been buying or selling “drugs.” So what? How is this anyone else’s got-damned business? The invasive (and utterly arbitrary) moral busybodyism of Americans at large is perhaps their most despicable quality.

      • eric, I read yesterday about a new(although expensive)iphone app that’s essentially a thermal imager, good for countless things. I’d like to have one to find lost animals and such but won’t be ponying up the $1600 or so since I can buy a stand alone product for that much cheaper. The second comment under the article was by some she-thing who wanted one to find grow houses because they are a fire hazard. Yep, just appointed herself cop and safety officer of San Fran as soon as she’d read about it. I almost registered on the site so I could call her names but it wasn’t worth it……beatch

        • Hoo boy.

          Got a story for you on that account:

          We have a Russian Tortoise. This is a high desert critter (native to places like Afghanistan) who likes to stay warm and very dry. We have him in a nice big pen I built, which sits in an upstairs bedroom. Well, for awhile, we had an infrared heat light on at night that was visible through the window. It occurred to me that the wrong person might notice that red glow and think – grow operation. Enter the SWAT team.

          I changed things around; no more visible red light.

          Sad that we have to worry about things like this.

          Yeah. America. The “free” country.

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