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Speaking of fake drugs, I just read this one today:DENVER ― A broccoli-peddling drug dealer has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for opening fire on buyers who protested they’d been scammed. Sababu Colbert-Evans, 26, was sentenced to 16 years in prison, to be followed by five years on parole, for attempted first-degree murder with extreme indifference, distributing an imitation controlled substance and reckless endangerment. His partner, Tercell Davis, who went by the alias “22 Jump Street,” pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 7.The two men fired 11 shots at two irate marijuana buyers outside a shopping mall food court last year, hitting one of the customers in the torso, authorities said. The wounded man eventually recovered, the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office said.“This may be the first time that broccoli has been bad for someone’s health,” District Attorney George Brauchler said in a statement. “And no matter the reason, anyone who is convicted of trying to murder someone in our community will go to prison.”According to the DA’s office, Davis met the buyers in the eastern Denver suburb of Aurora on March 14, 2016, for a marijuana deal. The buyers handed over $10,000.Davis handed over some broccoli he’d purchased hours earlier from a nearby grocery store.Later that day, the buyers realized they’d been duped. Undaunted, they got back in touch with Davis, using a different name, and set up another marijuana deal for the following evening, hoping to either trade the broccoli for marijuana or recover their money.Sure enough, Davis and Colbert-Evans showed up for the meeting, in a parking lot outside a mall food court. They had another load of broccoli.An argument ensued, at which point Davis and Colbert-Evans fired 11 bullets outside the Aurora Town Center mall, authorities said.ARAPAHOE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICESababu Colbert-Evans is seen in this booking photo provided by the DA’s office.“The defendant’s decision to open fire in the mall parking lot during business hours could easily have seriously injured or killed people arriving at or departing from the mall ― which included adults and children,” Deputy District Attorney Michael Mauro, who tried the case, said in a release. “The verdict and sentence in this case represent a just outcome.”
wow. Just stumped that anyone wouldn't recognize broccoli
It was dark and they were stoned, is but one possibility. Criminals aren't always the sharpest knives in the drawer, and while I can have my doubts about the average IQs of police officers, I'm glad they are smarter than - say - people who pay $10K for broccoli.
My son and his girlfriend were stopped in FLa. some years ago at some sort of traffic checkpoint. The police found a bag of organic matter in the car. The officer, I am sure hoping for a promotion by making a big drug bust, stuck his nose in the bag and took a big smell. After they picked him up off the ground my son told him that yes the substance in the bag was organic but it was curry powder not dope.
HA! Stoned buyers must have been blotto to miss the broccoli, but hey, they proved that they missed the obvious, and it's interesting to speculate that the seller must have heard that this has worked before, or he wouldn't have tried it
wow, how to mess with cops, step one, have a bag of curry on the dashboard. Step two, just wait for some power tripping jackass to decide he's ready for step three
Kim, that made me laugh, when you pointed out the connection between the dumb cops and the dumb criminals... that, is perspective! Well done!
Seriously, there are smart and dumb cops, as well as smart and dumb criminals. If one could get and accurate IQ average for both groups, I'm certain the police force would brag about the result. Then again, maybe it would be held up against the average IQ of other groups.Still, I've read enough newspaper stories over the last 47 years about why and how low-level criminals get caught, and it's clearly not those guys who are improving the gene pool. As for high-level criminals like tax cheaters, drug kingpins and such creeps, it's a different matter.
my father , who was a law enforcement officer, a game warden, always said; "Never break more than one law at a time and you will get thru life just fine"if youre gonna have drugs in the car, dont break any traffic laws, if youre gonna break several traffic laws, dont have any illegal substances in the car,this guy will win his lawsuit, I thought most cops carried a field test kit, to verify that the suspected drugs are in fact drugs, before they arrest the suspect, otherwise its arrest with no probable cause, which you will win in court every time and get a check from the police dept sooner or later.