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Pennsylvania Couple Arrested Because Idiot Nationwide Insurance Agent and Buffalo Township Cops Thought Hibiscus Plants Were Marijuana

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The Barney Fife Award goes to….

 

Via Valley News Dispatch

A Buffalo Township couple is suing the township police and the Nationwide Insurance Co. after, their lawsuit says, hibiscus plants growing in their backyard were mistaken for marijuana plants.

In a lawsuit, Edward Cramer, 69, and his wife, Audrey Cramer, 66, claim that Buffalo Township police handcuffed them both and made them sit in the back of a police car for hours last month as police ransacked their house looking for marijuana.

But rather than running a pot-growing operation, the Cramers say they grow flowering hibiscus in their backyard.

The Cramers were not charged.

They filed a civil lawsuit Thursday in Butler County Court against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., Nationwide agent Jonathan Yeamans, Buffalo Township and three of its police officers.

Among the allegations are use of excessive force, false arrest, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.

“Nationwide is not in a position to discuss the matter at this time,” company spokesman David Gilligan wrote in an email.

Buffalo Township police did not immediately return a request for comment.

The trouble started when a neighbor’s tree fell on the Cramer’s property in September.

The lawsuit states that Yeamans came to the property on Oct. 5 to investigate the insurance claim.

But the suit claims that Yeamans surreptitiously shot photos of the flowering hibiscus growing in the Cramers’ backyard and sent them to police as evidence of a marijuana grow operation.

According to the complaint, Yeamans “intentionally photographed the flowering hibiscus plants in such a manner as not to reveal that they had flowers on them so that they would appear to resemble marijuana plants.”

Based on those photos, the suit claims, Buffalo Township police Officer Jeffrey Sneddon obtained a search warrant for the Cramers’ property. The suit says that Sneddon claimed to have expertise in identifying marijuana.

The suit alleges that the search warrant contained no probable cause to search the Cramers’ home.

The police apparently arrived at the Cramers’ home around noon Oct. 7 while Audrey Cramer was on the second floor only partially dressed.

When she answered the door, she alleges that about a dozen officers were pointing assault-style rifles at her.

According to the complaint, Sgt. Scott Hess demanded that Cramer put her hands up and told her that he had a search warrant but would not show it to her.

Then, “Hess entered the home and went upstairs. Upon returning downstairs, he demanded that (Cramer), a 66-year-old woman, be handcuffed behind her back in a state of partial undress.”

The suit claims Cramer asked if she could put on a pair of pants next to her, and was told “in no uncertain terms” that she could not.

She was placed under arrest and read her rights.

The complaint alleges that she was walked outside and made to stand — handcuffed, in her underwear and without shoes — for 10 minutes.

The suit claims that Hess refused her request to get sandals. Police walked her down the gravel driveway, barefoot, to a police car.

The complaint alleges that she was left in the “very hot” patrol car, with her hands cuffed behind her, for four-and-a-half hours.

The high temperature that day was 82, according to the Accuweather company.

When Cramer asked Hess, “What on earth is going on,” she was informed of the police’s search for marijuana.

The suit says she explained that the plants were flowering hibiscus plants, but Hess, claiming expertise, insisted that they were marijuana.

A half-hour later, Edward Cramer arrived home to find his wife handcuffed in the police cruiser and officers searching his home.

The suit claims he was met with leveled guns, removed from his car, placed under arrest and put in the police car with his wife for more than two hours.

According to the complaint, Edward Cramer repeatedly asked to show the police that the plants were hibiscus and noted the flowers clearly in bloom.

“Why couldn’t the police see what it was?” Al Lindsay, the Cramers’ attorney, said in a phone interview. “Being arrested, for people like this who have no history with crime and no experience with law enforcement, this is an incredibly traumatic experience.”

The suit says police found no marijuana in the home or outdoors and released the Cramers from the police car.

According to the lawsuit, Hess admitted that he didn’t think the plants were marijuana, but confiscated them nonetheless and labeled them “tall, green, leafy, suspected marijuana plants.”

The Cramers continue to receive medical care, according to Lindsay, and Edward Cramer has seen a trauma therapist.

On Oct. 26, Nationwide sent the Cramers a policy notification letter claiming to have found marijuana growth on the property.

The letter stated that if they failed to remove the marijuana plants, Nationwide would cancel their insurance policy.

The Cramers are seeking “monetary and compensatory damages,” attorneys’ fees plus court costs. They are seeking a jury trial.

 

Yeaman’s Linkedin page:

 

Note the ‘attention to detail’ claim.

 

This is the kind of plant owned by the Cramers:

Hibiscus Cannabinus

 

This is a marijuana plant:

Cannabis

Marijuana doesn’t bloom flowers.  The leaves are similar, the flowers are not.   Hibiscus flowers are large, and brightly colored, compared to the small buds produced by marijuana plants.  FYI: You cannot get high on Hibiscus.

This is the contact for the Keystone Cops at the Buffalo Township Department , should you be interested:

 

There’s a pattern to the tactics of overzealous feds when it comes to the particulars of plants.

In Sherwood, Illinois, the DEA raided a gardener’s home because they thought she was growing marijuana.  She was growing Hibiscus for tea.

In Cartersville, Georgia, a homeowner was terrorized by the cops when they mistook a garden full of okra— a Southern food staple—for marijuana plants.

Cops have a nasty habit of raiding the wrong houses and refusing to admit liability. A cursory internet search brings up thousands of results.

Both self-styled plant experts from Nationwide and the Buffalo Township police department should be fired before they get an innocent person killed.

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Student Snowflakes Triggered by Steve Martin’s “King Tut”

God help them if they ever watch “The Jerk.”

Via the Washington Examiner

Comedian Steve Martin’s rendition of “King Tut” is triggering social justice warriors at Reed College because they see it as a form of cultural appropriation.

The song, originally performed on “Saturday Night Live,” actually criticizes the commercialization and trivialization of Egyptian history and presents a caricature of the Treasures of Tutankhamun traveling exhibit that toured seven United States cities from 1976 to 1979.

However, the context to the SNL skit eludes students who are upset. They are now calling the song a form of “blackface.”

The video and song was brought to students’ attention when it was played in a humanities class at Reed to spur discussion. Students became so worked up over the video, however, that they have demanded the course be made optional until alternative coursework can be created.

The group primarily upset about the video being played in class, Reedies Against Racism, is comparing Martin’s comedic song to the use of the N-word. The Atlantic spoke to members of Reedies Against Racism to get a better idea as to why they are upset about the King Tut song from 1978.

One member of Reedies Against Racism told the Atlantic the song is “like somebody … making a song just littered with the N-word everywhere.” She went on to say that the Egyptian clothing that the backup dancers wear is racist as well. “The gold face of the saxophone dancer leaving its tomb is an exhibition of blackface,” she said.

Reedies Against Racism also released a lengthy list of demands which includes a paid day off for Reed staff to boycott the very college they’re making demands to. Another demand was that the university host “mandatory conferences for building race sensitivity for staff and faculty.” Reedies Against Racism also demanded “the creation of particular scholarships for black students.” Students also want the school to host an “Annual anti-oppression workshop for all students, faculty, staff, and administration.”

Martin’s skit was and is funny. It’s a lighthearted view of commercialism, and it’s catchy.

College has devolved from a place of ideas and free speech to a lefwingnut re-education camp.  Academic intelligentsia has created all kinds of insanity where anything and everything can be construed as ‘offensive’ by the aggrieved group du jour.

Just wait until these little snowflakes graduate, get out into the real world, and find out that no employer in their right mind will cater to their wild-assed demands.

 

Triggered Snowflakes Wail at the Sky to Commemorate Their Election Trauma, Hilarity Ensues

And just think, these fragile little squalling banshees are allowed to vote….and breed.

Happy election anniversary, sob sisters!

From Pajamas Media

As promised, anguished snowflakes are gathering tonight in approximately 25 cities to “scream helplessly at the sky” in protest of President Trump’s election.

Several entertaining videos of the histrionics have emerged.

 

And a couple from Washington Square Park in NYC:

 

 

Salt Lake City, Utah:

 

There’s more hilarity at the link.

The wailing and gnashing of teeth began immediately after the election.

I raised hell in 2008 after Barky was installed the first time.  In 2012, I wrote about what to expect from his continued destruction of America. Everything I predicted came true. Everything.

I emailed politicians, blogged, and voted.  As angry as I still am, I won’t riot and act like an animal. The only time you will witness the violent uprising of patriots is if government jackboots decide to take their oppression to a whole new level.

If we lose an election, we get pissed, roll up our sleeves, and go to work to win the next one.

They have nervous breakdowns.

We elected Trump because we’re sick of the status quo; the swamp needs draining.  We want him to do everything he can to reverse the damage Barky and the Dems did to America.

Right now, he’s doing just that. 

So, to all the tantrum-throwing children and thugs: Hillary (thank god) lost. The only thing for you to do now is jump in front of a train.

The rule of law is back, cupcakes. It’s something you’re just going to have to get used to.

Townhall OpEd: ‘The NFL Is a Product I Refuse to Purchase Any Longer’

My feeling exactly.

From Steve Sheldon at Townhall

Today’s headlines tell me that Kansas City Chiefs’ player Marcus Peters sat out the National Anthem during last night’s NFL opener. I wouldn’t know, I wasn’t watching.

As consumers in America, we have a freedom to choose the products we purchase with the money we keep from our hard work after our government masters take their half. With that money, we buy the things we need and enjoy. It’s a simple concept; I don’t need or enjoy the NFL, so I do not participate in its offerings. I don’t go to games, I don’t watch them on television or the internet, and I don’t purchase NFL or player paraphernalia. I do this for a variety of reasons:

  1. The NFL has become a bastion of political correctness and Leftist thought. It may be a small handful of players opposing their country’s anthem, but as long as it is accepted by the owners and coaches, then they have lost me as a viewer. Yes, in the U.S.A. you have the freedom to express your views however ridiculous they may be. I, too, have a right to express my disapproval of your views through my pocketbook.The NFL is a business that sells a product. I happen to now find that product unattractive, overpriced, and out of style – so I refuse to buy it.
  2. The NFL has immersed itself in the hip-hop culture. Yes, I know this automatically makes me a racist according to the Left, but I simply don’t like the hip-hop culture and the things it represents that have nothing to do with skin color. I don’t approve of a culture whose music refers to women as “b**ches” and “h*s”, glorifies drug usage and violence, and encourages an illicit lifestyle. Plus, I don’t like the clothing. Pull up your pants, you look like an idiot. When this type of “music” blares out over the sound system in the stadium, as it did when I attended my last NFL game, I’m gone.
  3. It’s a game. As I age, certain things become more valuable to me. Time is a resource and I refuse to give it up to something I don’t enjoy. I do still attend some college games and cheer for my alma mater, so it’s not the game I don’t enjoy; rather, it’s the commercialization and the culture. At the last professional football game I attended, I looked around at the people spending $9.00 for a beer wearing their $90 team jersey, and decided I didn’t want to be one of them. I can still enjoy the game by watching my local high school team. I can even walk onto the field afterwards and make a young person feel good by congratulating them on a good game, great tackle, or exceptional run.
  4. The anthem. I served my country for six years, and the National Anthem brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it. Every. Time. It represents the collective sacrifice of my friends and colleagues and everyone who went before us. It’s the same flag that was draped over my former teammate’s coffin after being killed in Afghanistan. It’s personal to me, very personal. To sit it out, talk during it, raise your fist, or any other form of disrespect is unacceptable to me. Period. I’m simply not willing to look beyond that. There is no pass on this one. If you can’t stand still and respect the flag of this great nation and everything for which it stands, then you and everyone associated with you isn’t getting one dime from me. When Chiefs fans replace the last word of the anthem with the word “Chiefs” I don’t find it cute or excuse the behavior. It’s disrespectful to the millions of brave souls who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that these slobs could swill their $9 beers and scream at players on a Sunday afternoon. It’s inappropriate, disrespectful and I’m not going to participate.
    One aside on this topic: If I understand the argument, those who sit out the anthem think America is a racist country and the national anthem somehow represents the idea that all cops are racists. Huh? Seriously, your argument is just dumb and doesn’t even deserve a response. I would not disagree with those who would suggest that only a handful of players in the NFL hate America and therefore the rest shouldn’t be punished for that reason alone just like all cops are not racists. To that argument, reference items 1-3, 5, 6. Additionally, we are judged by the company we keep. You want to have an America hater on your team? Then I chose not to support you.
  5. We all have our likes and dislikes, and I simply dislike the culture that has become sports today. Geez, how much can we talk about and “analyze” a game? Admittedly, I pay attention to politics as much as a sports junkie watches games, but what politicians do affects my life. What’s going on in North Korea matters much more than whether or not Tom Brady completed 50% of his passes. If North Korea lobs over a nuke, you can kiss your sports goodbye, among other things.
  6. Taxpayer subsidized stadiums. A significant number of sports stadiums are subsidized or are built with taxpayer dollars. Does the taxpayer get to park for free? Do they receive free admission to the game? Are they allowed to use the locker room or weight room during the week? Do they get a free “I helped pay for this stadium” t-shirt? Of course not. Government should not participate in local business other than by providing an environment where business thrives. While I commend the shrewd business owner who increases his wealth from government handouts, I do not approve of the practice and refuse to participate in something that encourages it.

So, Colin Kaepernick, Marcus Peters and every other flag protesting twit, this American is done with the likes of you. And, I’m not alone. Welcome to the unemployment line coming soon to your future.

 

 

The ‘free speech’ disrespect for the flag and the anthem has consequences. People who are angered and disgusted by such douchebaggery exercise their free speech with boycotts and social media counter protests.

As a retired Army veteran there are some things that are non-negotiable and respect for the symbol that represents the sacrifice of those who gave their lives to protect this country, is a non-negotiable.

This is my response to the NFL players who pull that shit:

First of all, fuck you. Your behavior, especially on the anniversary of a day when America was attacked by animals who would gladly have killed you as well, is pretty fucking despicable.  You showed your asses to the country and the reception is understandably less than amicable.

You don’t know one fucking thing about ‘oppression’. Newsflash: Slavery in this country ended over 150 years ago. The Civil Rights Act was passed over 50 years ago. Your parents weren’t slaves. My ancestors weren’t rich enough to own any. The bare minimum wage of an NFL player is $375,000 a year. Where I come from that’s a lot of money.  You could warm the bench an entire season and still make a six-figure salary. So, your ‘rebellion’ is an insult to average Americans who earn about 1/7th of what you make.

This bullshit ‘protest’ started with a petulant overpaid, ungrateful punk who was adopted by a white family when his white mother and BLACK father abandoned him.

The dumbassity has spread to other NFL players who think ‘solidarity’ means engaging  an act of disrespect and politicizing the national anthem for violent black radicals who burn, loot, vandalize, and slaughter each other at an incredible rate.

For your information, blacks are less than 13 percent of the national population, yet their homicide rate against whites and Hispanics combined is vastly disproportionate to their share of the population.

Where’s the fucking protests?

Ethnicity is exploited for political gain and power grabs by bloviating ‘activists’; attention whores with no intention of doing what it takes to change their situation so that this doesn’t happen. Skin color is used as an excuse for everything from laziness to abhorrent criminal behavior.  Throwing the race card and practicing victimology is so much easier than personal accountability.  You ignore the crime rate in black neighborhoods, and black on white hate crimes with equal indifference.

More whites than blacks are killed by police every year, but that doesn’t get any attention. They only “lives that matter” are the ones that Al Sharpton can exploit for political gain.

If “black lives matter” you need to tell the mutherfuckers to stop gang banging each other.  Tell them instead of making lame assed excuses for behavior and character flaws, raise their children to respect themselves and others.  Discipline, guidance, and respect start at home with the parents. Look at the example you set. If you’re a gang member, they will likely follow suit. If you are part of the perpetual welfare class and entitlement culture that doesn’t work because they don’t have to, and you manipulate the system and pass the technique along to your children like a goddamned family heirloom, they’ll turn out just like you.

You’re under the impression that your vulgar behavior is ‘courageous’.  Wrong. This is courage:

Pentagon 9/11

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World Trade Center rescuers

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RESCUE WORKER REMOVE A MAN AFTER WORLD TRADE CENTER HIT BY PLANE

Passengers and Crew of Flight 93

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World Trade Center Rescue Dog 9/11

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Even those rescue dogs have more courage than you ever will.

Oh, and finally, THIS is courage:

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Brave Americans—people far better than you—fought and died for the principles represented by the flag, just so you could make a bundle playing a sport.

Instead of acting like ungrateful infantile douchebags, have some respect. Show some class. If you can’t muster the integrity to stand and render honors to the national anthem, that speaks volumes about the content of your character.

 

 

Related articles:

NFL Boycotts, Kaepernick Backlash Becoming Major Factor As NFL Ratings Drop Yet Again In Week 4

http://www.dailywire.com/news/20852/backlash-nfl-ratings-crash-opening-night-players-ryan-saavedra

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/kaepernick-protest-prompts-backlash-nfl-greats-170944632–nfl.html

Not The Onion: EPSN Pulls Asian Announcer From Game Because His Name is Robert Lee

From Outkick The Coverage

UPDATE: ESPN ISSUES OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON MOVING ROBERT LEE FROM VIRGINIA GAME:

“We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.”

In a story that seems made for The Onion, but is actually true, according to multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN MSESPN decided to pull an Asian college football announcer named Robert Lee off the William and Mary at University of Virginia college football game because they were concerned that having an ASIAN FOOTBALL ANNOUNCER NAMED ROBERT LEE would be offensive to some viewers.
Did I mention that Robert Lee is Asian?
Is this even real life anymore? This might even be worse than MSESPN apologizing for the fantasy football slave draft a couple of weeks ago.
To avoid offending left wing idiots Robert Lee, the Asian college football announcer, not the Confederate General who died in 1870 and shares a name with him, was switched to the Youngstown State at Pittsburgh game and Dave Weekley will now call the William and Mary at University of Virginia game.
Unless someone tries to take down Dave Weekley statues between now and kickoff.
In which case ESPN will be royally fucked.

But, seriously, is there anything more pathetic than ESPN believing people would be offended by an Asian guy named Robert Lee sharing a name with Robert E. Lee and calling a football game? Aside from some hysterical photoshops and Internet memes which would make everyone with a functional brain laugh — Robert E. Lee pulling out all the stops to stay in Charlottesville now! — what was the big fear here? Does ESPN really believe people are this dumb or that having an Asian announcer named Robert Lee is too offensive for the average TV viewer to handle?
Yes, yes they do.
I’m sorry you work for such an idiotic company, Robert Lee.
But just to make it clear for everyone out there, the Asian man on the right is not long deceased Confederate General Robert E. Lee. He’s a different person entirely, one that is still alive and did not fight in the Civil War.

 

 

I stopped watching ESPN a while ago because of their vulgar injection of race politics into their “sports analysis”.  The media is bat-shit crazy with insufferable identity and racial pandering to the point where it’s become unwatchable.