You know what would be interesting? If someone—perhaps in response to accusations that a group of cops was framing innocent people—spent months setting up a fake drug house to attract police suspicion. Then, after the police raided the place and found no drugs of any kind, asked to see the sworn search affidavit, so they could check it for accuracy against their own heavily documented activities.
You’d have to be crazy to try something like that. You’d have to want to get in cops’ faces and not be afraid of what they’d do to you. You’d have to have a hatred for the drug war verging on madness.
You’d have to be Barry Cooper.
Yes, the madman behind the Never Get Busted Again videos has set up a sting operation to snare a bunch of cops that he believes are responsible for getting an informant to plant dugs on a young woman named Yolanda Madden, who is serving a seven year sentence for possession with intent to distribute.
KopBusters rented a house in Odessa, Texas and began growing two small Christmas trees under a grow light similar to those used for growing marijuana. When faced with a suspected marijuana grow, the police usually use illegal FLIR cameras and/or lie on the search warrant affidavit claiming they have probable cause to raid the house. Instead of conducting a proper investigation which usually leads to no probable cause, the Kops lie on the affidavit claiming a confidential informant saw the plants and/or the police could smell marijuana coming from the suspected house.
The trap was set and less than 24 hours later, the Odessa narcotics unit raided the house only to find KopBuster’s attorney waiting under a system of complex gadgetry and spy cameras that streamed online to the KopBuster’s secret mobile office nearby.
Although I like Barry Cooper, I’ve always thought he was a bit of a con artist with a giant ego, and that his Never Get Busted Again video series was mostly a way to turn his background as a narcotics cop into some quick cash.
But damn, if this plays out, I have to admit he’s the real deal, and that his giant ego is actually well-earned.
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