The police sure have strange priorities...

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    Someone posted this on the Steam Powered Users Forum, and it must be shared. Apparently the police have taken a fancy to stealing people's basketball poles at 8:00 AM in the morning, and then lying to the people about taking them. Enjoy and discuss.

     
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    I am going to need more info on this. I have a few questions as to why they were taking people's property.

    Was it a city ordinance for people to not have basket ball goals up where kids and/or adults had to use the streets in order to play? If this is the case then it is confiscating the property and is legal.

    Besides that, the police CAN lie to you in order to get what they want. There is no law stating that they can not lie to you. This is how they interrogate criminals to get confessions. I never take a police officer's word for anything.

    This guy should have gotten an attorney out there before he even moved his vehicle.
     
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    Here is what I have found on the 'Clear Zone' Law:

    The officer failed to explain the bolded part of the law to the owner. However, if the owner was sent a copy of the law beforehand, he would have known she was lying when she said they would leave it.

    Now I am not saying that I agree with this law, but it is the law and it was legal for them to take the goal. What I have read, this was not extend into the subdivisions when it came into law. However, sense then, it has and that is why they were there.

    Personally, I think this law is just one way for the state to make money. I also read that sense the law came into effect that it has cost a lot more than expected to remove the signs on the highways where they could not fine anyone due to not knowing who put the signs up. So what I am gathering, they had to extend it to other objects and other areas so they can fine the owners of the objects.
     
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    He should have left the car there, they cannot arrest him for parking on in front of his house, nor can they tow the car unless a sign is posted declaring it to be a tow zone. If it blocks their access to something they want to do, tough.
     
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