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It’s Like “Nazi Germany” — Federal Police Officer Furious After Cops Attempt to Rob Him & His Wife

Nashville, TN — In May of 2014, Ronnie and Lisa Hankins were driving back from his grandfather’s funeral in Virginia when they were targeted by a gang of police officers in search of cash.

As Lisa drove the couple westbound down I-40, they saw an officer, who happened to be with the 23rd Judicial District Drug Task Force, and Hankins correctly predicted that they were about to be pulled over.

“I told her we are going to get pulled over,” Ronnie said to NewsChannel 5.

“What made you think he was going to stop you?” NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked.

“Because we had out-of-state license plates and my wife is Hispanic,” he explained.

The couple was then pulled over, and the officer quickly separated them before beginning his harassment of Lisa. In the video, the officer is heard badgering Lisa in an attempt to get her to consent to a search.

“You say there’s not anything illegal in it. Do you mind if I search it today to make sure?” the officer asked.

Lisa responded, “I’d have to talk to my husband.”

The cop continued to intimidate and harass her, “I am asking you for permission to search your vehicle today — and you are well within your rights to say ‘no,’ and you can say ‘yes.’ It’s totally up to you as to whether you want to show cooperation or not.”

Knowing that they had done nothing wrong and the officer had no reason to search them, Lisa continued to assert her rights and refused the search.

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“You have to either give me a yes or no,” the cop continued. “I do need an answer so I can figure out whether I need a dog to go around it or not.”

After going back and forth and realizing that this couple was not going to give consent, a second officer brings out a drug dog. As the Free Thought Project previously reported, data shows that police K-9s will alert almost every single time they are called out, regardless of the presence of drugs. 

The Hankins’ case, on the side of I-40, was no different.

“We’ve ran a dog, and the dog’s alerted on the vehicle. So we are going to be searching it, OK? And whatever is in there we are going to find in just a second,” said the officer to the couple.

“There’s never been any drugs in the vehicle and never will be,” Ronnie declared.

Ronnie became furious as he knew that the dog did not alert on his vehicle; he knows this because he is also a cop. He’s a federal police officer at the Marine Corps Air Station-Miramar in San Diego.

“You are lying about the dog hitting on the car. The dog didn’t hit on the car either. You guys are drug task force. You are out here harassing me and my wife when I am just coming back from a funeral,” he said.

The agent, knowing full well that Ronnie was a cop, responded sarcastically, “That is exactly how I would expect most police officers to act.”

“Just like a child, you can make a child say anything you want. You can make a dog do whatever you want to if you train them the right way,” Ronnie explained to NewsChannel 5 Investigates.

For nearly an hour, cops held the innocent couple on the side of the interstate while they tore Lisa’s new car apart. They even went so far as to rip the dashboard out. They found no drugs.

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But after finding no drugs, the truth came out —  these cops weren’t looking for drugs at all — they wanted cash.

“I knew right now they were looking for money to fund their operations,” said Ronnie.

“Well, I’ll be honest with you,” the officer began, as he attempted to justify this outrageous violation of rights. “With you going this direction, I wouldn’t think you’d have drugs in the car — you would have a large amount of money,” he said.

After the cops were finished searching for cash and didn’t find any, they eventually let their victims go. But to support their unlawful detainment, also known as attempted robbery, the officers wrote in the report that they found “marijuana debris” in the driver and passenger floor boards. This ‘debris’ was nothing more than grass from the couple’s feet from the cemetery where Ronnie’s grandfather was buried.

The unfortunate reality of this situation is that nothing will happen to these officers. In their minds, the Hankins are criminals who deserved this treatment and got off lucky without having their property stolen. These officers will continue to rob people on the side of the road as it’s not only condoned by their departments; it’s their entire function — necessary for their own self-preservation.

“It seems like Nazi Germany,” said Ronnie. “You’ve got to have the paperwork and the proper authorities to come through Tennessee.”

Until we end the war on drugs, these cases will continue to become more prevalent and less pleasant. When police officers are referring to the situation created by other police officers as ‘Nazi Germany,’ the time for immediate action is now.

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For a list of peaceful fixes to the many problems created by the drug war, please take a scroll through our #solutions section. 

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

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  • “Reverse Miranda Rights”

    1. You have the right to remain a hypocrite. Anything you say can be a lie.
    2. You have the right to just kill a kid and to call it justified.
    3. You have the right to exempt yourself from obeying the same laws.
    4. You have the right to exploit the rest while blaming them as the cause.

    Christopher Allen Breidinger ©2016

  • the time for action was 20 years ago.

    • 1980s I was watching it happen, but I’m just a 10th generation born, breed,taught,~ US Citizen, It’s All a Lie, from the day you slipped out of your Mother your 1st Day at school to the Day you die, you learn it was all a lie.

    • Ben Greene That is as much a lie as the lies. not everything is a lie and not everything is a legend. There is truth at the heart of it all. look for the truth. I was lucky in being taught by my parents and teachers to learn how to reason, think for myself and to read between the lines and lies.

  • What would happen if we were to take the Law in our own hands, how much worse could it be for the average Man! ??? It’s Just a thought, that’s all!,No one protects us from “OUR” Protectors! ?

  • Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslim.

  • In TN I’m not the least bit surprised

  • Legalized highway robbery

  • Well because it kind of is! We have Obamacare, a society that will blindly stand by the troops and support wars based on lies, people that tell you that you have to give your life to the system and you are nothing unless you are getting robbed like them, the media spews whatever is not the truth and only represent a monopolized setting, most people only vote in favor of big money and what that same setting tells them. A lot of similar events will carry on and this has all started shaping earlier in the past of this countries history, but my most recent memories of the injustices started with Bush the war criminal and how he got America to accept torture when it was never allowed. Americans will blindly work supporting the government that is doing it, showing the same traits of the problems. It’s a contribution of what really lead to Hitlers Rise to Power, how many of you knew that Prescott Bush funded the Nazi’s to power along with the Fed? People are fed a watered down version of history to favor war criminals

    • Are you saying that the Health Care Plan before Obamacare was any better?

    • dont compare utopian nazi germany to the shithole capitalist crack den jew pit you call the united states

    • Obamacare has nothing to do with it you moron!!

    • Denial is a hell of a drug! Operation paperclip, the watered down version of history where they never told you Hitler Fled to Argentina and that the FBI Monitored him up till his death. How do you feel knowing you live in a country that went hard after some Nazi wartime criminals and then allowed others to work in classified areas of the US government? ANd to the other question about Obamacare. Our healthcare system has always been screwed but no one was ever forced to pay a penalty for never having health insurance. That is fraud all in itself and hitler also had a healthcare program like this. The government has many programs dedicated to eugenics and poisoning people and still you say there is no relationship between the two? The only difference, One side partially got away away with murder while the other side found away to control a system to use it against people and subject them to the same type of misery.

  • Bothers me like crazy how the mainstream media paints the pretty and phony picture of what’s happening. I guess I would be surprised at this point if they were honest with the general public.

  • Well it’s all a scam.

  • The similarities are fucking disgusting

  • Daaaaaaaamn.


  • good job local cop fuch with a fed lmfaf

  • People only start caring about injustice once it directly effects them.

    We should stand together, sooner than later, and take a more proactive approach to the unlawful, criminal policing.

  • a good cops one with a bullet in their fuckin heads fuck em all and hope theyre all murdered on duty they are nazi vermin

  • If he weren’t a federal agent, his money would have been long gone. Road Pirates just don’t care.

  • out of control police

  • Of Course the US is like Nazi Germany, isn’t it obvious with all the Unlawful Laws used against its own citizens, the At Will Killing of unarmed civilians by the Gestapo, I mean by the police and so on.

  • Sounds about right as carrying cash is illegal according to cops. They need it in their pockets not the average citizen’s

  • Jason Mclennan Lauren Taylor telt you the Nazi’s won

  • Put a couple rounds in their head.Kill them all.

  • The land of the free they say, I’d have more rights in North Korea and China and I spent years fighting their fake wars and pulling marines out of the shit

  • It’s getting worse n worse too. Cops lie n the justice team backs them up

  • This happens in every state. The laws that allow police to keep 100% of the cash they confiscate need to be changed! If the money went back to local taxpayers as a credit, their incentive is removed and the problem solves itself.

  • how long to take the dog to come? If they had to wait that’s not reasonable. Remember this phrase. I do not consent to a search. Am I being detained or am I free to go? They’ll not want to answer it, so repeat it. over and over and over

    • The guy was a cop and they still did him lile that I dont think they were worried about being reasonable..

  • Try driving through Texas with California Plates.

  • Oh look! It’s more of the good guys.

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  • Like I always say; S.S.

  • wtf??

  • I guess you get what you give.LOL

  • Legal terrorism


  • Full circle….It’s all bullshit

  • It seems there are two kinds of cops these days; Bad cops, and bad cops that keep mum. Can anyone _really_ tell the difference?

  • A Fed getting hassled by a State drug thug! How special!

  • News Flash: Cops Lie!

  • fucking police

  • Let them destroy each other.

  • Kevin Murchie

    I see it happening in canada. Also. .police have absolute power which everyone knows corrupts absolutely. They are basically a huge criminal organization not unlike nazi. Germany. Look at the news..you will see police with more guns strapped to every leg .arm hip..they look like they are going to war with space aliens..they shoot and kill people every day unnecessarily. .12 year Olds that wieght 90 pounds.cops around my area can and do whatever they want ..they steal..murder..and people cannot do anything. .by the time the rest of the “sheeple”see what’s comming it will be too late..giant super prisons are popping up everywhere. .police have nobody to answer too…and nobody should have power like this.do some research and you will see.a very disturbing patern. …the ones who saying..oh they (cops)are good.guys doin their Job have obviously not yet been victimized by one yet. They want us to not be able.to own are own guns thus not able to protect ourselves once this happens we are done.

  • Kevin Murchie


  • True American

    you got tell your stry a corrt county sheriff who was protecting drug cartel tried to have me killed.Stocked robbed shot at cae cps and that did not work arrested me falsly robbed myhouse isted me a paranoid schsoprantic,told my dauter 133 she was a lier about eing shot at wrote we saw green men when my daughter said they were shooting at s in black outfits jammng phones nd ran me out of my home and told mr it was plnned.i have been robbed stocked inacially robbed threatened and listed flsely.Police shriff got 11 mths for drug confiscated truck he stoled which was 20 years underfedeal law I was destroyed fbi says county must correct wrong doig no one does shit communist bastards.My family camre over n mayflower ad am elatd to homas jeffersn who wrote treason act june 12 1776 but congress 21 fderal judges refused to read my law suits when I sent he treason act and bushad Roberts grab from frderal court may 7 2007 Roberts first day on job Alaska,aberto Gonzales quit andpalen resinded only utin then head of hague procecuted bush for use of directbergy weapons and he was scared mentioned my uits in jan21 stte of union 2004 .yea after killing americans in 911they are communist deserve to be hung so help me as an tre American I will see them pay

  • WTHella

    I’ve been a victim of this exact tactic.As I came up on a road checkpoint they set up in a rural area in Mississippi the officer clearly waved me through with a circular motion of his flashlight. The guy who was riding with me agreed that he was waving us through so I slowly proceeded though the intersection. Just as I got to the other side the officer yelled “HE’:S RUNNING!!” and I immediately pulled over and shut my car off and was surrounded and harassed and threatened with arrest for over an hour if I didn’t allow them to search my car. I never agreed to it and they eventually let me go. It was horrible. I did tell them I would show them anything they wanted to see but they were not going to get permission to enter my car. I guess they got tired of my resistance and realized they were barking up the wrong tree. This crap needs to stop.

  • Huey Johnston

    Why does nobody record how many times each dog gives a false alert??

  • ippon

    reminds me of the Tijuana police when we use to drive into Mexico

  • Natural_Texan

    The cops are just looking for busts.. it’s how they make promotion. I was once cuffed by federal agents when I intervened in their nice dog digging up the seat of my FJ.. ‘assaulting a Federal officer’ the unit said.. A short while later a Senior officer came and I was released.. no apology or explanation.. The Cops are not about law and they are out of control.

  • Matthew Hackney

    Did these idiot reporters just liken children to a dog ?

    That, is your problem America. . .

    • Lockmazter

      Way to completely miss the point, douchebag!
      And, YES, physiologist, Ivan Pavlov and social psychologist, B.F. Skinner have definitively PROVEN that dogs can be conditioned to respond, just like small children, jackass!

      • Matthew Hackney

        Try using this function of English called refutation. Instead of using fallacies to explain why you’re an idiot to everyone around you.

        Pavlov was the first to show trigger responses, and Edward Bernays, Sigmund Freud’s nephew, developed what is called Neurolinguistic Programming. Latter developed upon by Richard Bandler, and John Grinder.

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  • Thoughtcriminal

    If the police continue their war on the constitution there’s eventually going to be a war on a police.

  • “For a list of peaceful fixes to the many problems created by the drug war, please take a scroll through our #solutions section.”

    There are not peaceful solutions. VIOLENT REVOLUTION is the answer.

    Cops get shot, traffic stops and Terry Stops go down.

    Keep dropping cops, they’ll get the message.