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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 17 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

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Zadruga Guy

Fredd, didn't you read the article? There was Probable Cause -- the reaction of the police dog.

Folks, "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" only applies to criminal charges. The only criminal charges are driving an unsafe vehicle (because of the broken windshield) and driving in an unsafe manner (because of the lane change not being properly signaled). Thus, the police do not have to prove that the money came from drug deals because the people arrested are not being charged with that crime. Thus, once the people in the car, or their attornies, prove that the money belongs to them, it will be given back to them. Exactly as the article noted.

Recall that the people in the car said that they were going to donate it to the Catholic Church. I think that an appropriate resolution to this situation would be for the police to facilitate that donation by giving the money directly to the Catholic Church on behalf of the people in the car.

Naruto

News Flash: "With economic down turn, police turn to stealing people's hard earned cash!"

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