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May 13, 2015

DEA Steals $16,000 In Cash From Young Black Man


After scraping together enough money to produce a music video in Hollywood, 22-year-old Joseph Rivers set out last month on a train trip from Michigan to Los Angeles, hoping it was the start of something big.


Rivers changed trains at the Amtrak station in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 15, with bags containing his clothes, other possessions and an envelope filled with the $16,000 in cash he had raised with the help of his family, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration got on after him and began looking for people who might be trafficking drugs.

Rivers said the agents questioned passengers at random, asking for their destination and reason for travel. When one of the agents got to Rivers, who was the only black person in his car, according to witnesses, the agent took the interrogation further, asking to search his bags. Rivers complied. The agent found the cash -- still in a bank envelope -- and decided to seize it on suspicion that it may be tied to narcotics. River pleaded with the agents, explaining his situation and even putting his mother on the phone to verify the story.


“We don’t have to prove that the person is guilty,” Sean Waite, the agent in charge at the DEA's Albuquerque's office, told the Journal. “It’s that the money is presumed to be guilty.”


I believe that Sean Waite - that's [email protected] - deserves a personal round of appreciation from anyone who feels led to congratulate him on this remarkable victory in the war on families raising money for a young man to pursue his dream.

May 6, 2015

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May 4, 2015

I like Clinton and Sanders

Do we all have to buy into politics as "Mortal Kombat"?

The primaries will come and go, and good times will be had by all along the way.

It's not going to end with one of them yanking out the still-beating heart of the other.

Both have pluses and minuses as far as I'm concerned but, good golly, what is with the continual sniping at one another here?
May 4, 2015

People kill people over stupid shit every god-damned day


Man Fatally Stabs Brother Over Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

The victim's cousin told police that he was stabbed by his brother during an argument about the much-anticipated boxing match that took place Saturday night.

Not a single DU thread here supporting the right to the dead guy's opinion about that boxing match.


A verbal altercation between two groups at a Tyler Walmart Thursday night ended with one man dead and another shot after they followed the other party to their home.

Well, golly, has anyone gone and found out what they were arguing about, who was right, and boldly stood up for the right of whomever was shot to say whatever it was he said?


Man shot in shoulder Wednesday after argument at Jacksonville food store

Well, my goodness, I have no idea what to make of that with no idea what they were arguing about.

"Someone stupid shot someone over some stupid shit someone said" is hardly an unusual news item. Whatever the "stupid shit" may have been is irrelevant to whatever it was that inspired the stupid person to do the shooting.

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