Remember when Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion got arrested earlier this offseason, the police painted him as some drug kingpin and then it quickly seemed like they were just after his money and his expensive truck?
Well, if you don’t, Guion certainly deserved to be arrested, but it seemed like the Starke, Florida police made such a public showing out of the whole thing because the department wanted to keep the $190,000 in cash that Guion was toting around. Oh, and his 2015 Dodge Ram, which most likely has a value in the mid-five-figure range.
The police have been holding onto those items, probably expecting Guion to forfeit them, even though the case has been settled.
And yeah, Letroy would like those things back.
He filed a motion this week for a summary judgment in a Bradford County, Florida to recover them. In it, Guion claims his Eighth Amendment rights were violated.
That would be the one that prohibits cruel and unusual punishment and you could certainly make an argument that this fits the bill.
If the people who “protect and serve” us have to start giving their booty back, how is the Prison industry supposed to turn a profit? How are shareholders supposed to feed their families after a long weekend at The Hamptons?
That truck will have 50,000 miles on it when he gets it back from the Police joyrides through that swamp of a town shithole in North Florida. Would they take his car if it was a 1982 Chevette?
Letroy could not fit in a 1982 Chevette. I would know. I owned one. As orange as a prison jumpsuit too.
Well, shit, Billary, you are on the wrong end of the income equality fight. After all, LETROY is the 1% here, not the popo.
How do you expect the little people of Starke are supposed to suck off the government tit and get their equality if the government isn’t legally robbing people?
The police, the tax man, what difference does it make? Am I right or am I right?
Shit, Grandpa Sanders should just call the Starke popo Robin Hood and his Merry Band and consider Starke to be Sherwood Forest. Letroy was the rich man passing through until Sanders’ merry band of badge waving income equalizers waylaid him and unburdened him of his riches like the highwaymen of old.
Expect 6 new Impalas to join the Starke PD fleet any day now. And the working people of Starke to be the happier for it. At least until an Impala pulls up behind them…
Sue for violation of the 8th Amendment? Shit. Amendments 1st through 7th say get the fuck in line. The government gives bare passing notice to the lot of them, and if they violate the all-powerful 14th Amendment, then they aren’t worth the paper their printed on. Home of the free? Eff no. This is the home of the equally poor. Or soon to be. So keep up with current events!!
You’re not right. There’s a massive difference between money paid in taxes and money forcibly and unjustly seized by the police. Do you think the police department is going to donate that 190K to the poor people of Starke?
No, I think they are gonna buy themselves some new Impalas, like I said. Vehicles that normally would be paid for by the tax payers of Starke. If that isn’t government forced income equality, then I don’t know what is. Tax man, police man, like Hillary said, what difference does it make? 190K seized by the government is 190K seized by the government, regardless of who shows up to collect. And who do you think comes around if you tell the tax man to eff himself? Yeah, the popo. So, we are just skipping a step.
That wasn’t one of the choices. The question was: am I right or am I right?
Fucking brilliant. Im copying and pasting this shit to Notebook to keep forever. Maybe i’ll even plagiarize your ass and post it on some other Packers forums and pretend im the Shakespeare of Packer Forum World.
I believe Guion’s council will probably go the excessive fines route of the 8th amendment more than cruel and unusual punishment. Maybe Guion and Quarless should both use the 8th amendment as a defense when the Ginger Hammer come down.
This is a common occurrence- seemingly legal theft by the fucking cops in this country… Sometimes with no associated crime committed at all. But wait, “law enforcement” are all “heroes” aren’t they? I’ll bet he never gets anything back… Who are the criminals again?
Do i think the cops glamorized the arrest by displaying the gun, cash, and weed in photos?…Absolutely.
Do i think Guion should get his shit back?…Absolutely.
Do i think Guion is one big dumb “f” for not just transferring his money from bank to bank?….Absolutely.
Do i think Guion is one big dumb “f” for transporting almost a lb. of tree in his truck?….absolutely. (What did he think would happen if he got pulled over with that much weed, a gun, and boatload of cash?) …DUH!!!
You can blame the cops all you want. But the real crime here is someone’s stupidity.
At the end of the day, he had no felony charge, paid a paltry fine, kept his job and got a new contract.
All of this is true… But that still does not give them the right to hold his stuff since “supposedly” all things are settled.
@pastordad….The courts will decide.
After a couple minutes of thought. I’m still in the same position about this. How long have cops been able to seize property when drugs are involved in Florida? 2, 3 decades? This is nothing freaking new. Don’t want your shit seized? Grow a brain….I give no fuck if he gets his shit back. You can’t fix stupid.
So are we sure????
The case was settled back in late March, curious as to why he didn’t file a motion to get his shit back until now.
He wont get his shit back. Ive seen this personally up close with a friend. He still pleaded to a misdemeanor and the vehicle was used in party to that crime. Maybe he will get the cash back, minus court costs etc… The truck is gone.
Cops rob people man, its big business in this country. Shit the NARC vehicles here in Green Bay that stay on school properties are all seized Escalades and chromed out Enclaves. The cops will even proudly tell you about how they were “seized away from some great drug kingpin…”
Well my buddys Ford F150 was no Escalade, and he lost it for a misdemeanor of possession and half full film case of Mamma Red.
I never saw a pimped out Buick Enclave. I gotta get to G B more often.
Are those for gangsta’s over 75?