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WATCH: Cops Terrorize, Taser, Kidnap High School Kid Because they Smelled Weed

Suffolk County, NY — If there is one thing that will ensure your assault, kidnapping, severe injury, and/or death in New York — it’s cops who think you might be in possession of a plant. A dramatic video from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School in Suffolk County this week provides a perfect example of this claim.

According to Suffolk Police Assistant Deputy Commissioner Justin Meyers, officers were responding to reports of an alleged fight at the high school. However, when they arrived there was no fight — but they did claim to smell a 16-year-old boy smoking marijuana.

To ‘protect’ the 16-year-old boy from the dangers of alleged marijuana use, officers moved in to kidnap him and lock him in a cage. In the video, the teen, who obviously does not want to be kidnapped and caged, is seen pulling away from his captors. However, because his kidnappers claim the legal authority to kidnap and cage people for possessing a plant, this ‘pulling away’ is then defined as a crime.

As the officer attempts to place handcuffs on the boy, he slips away and runs outside. Because this slipping away is also defined as a crime by the kidnappers, they claim the legal authority to deploy a 50,000 volt skin piercing less than lethal weapon into his back. At this point, the boy falls directly onto the concrete.

Luckily the child was not severely injured from the fall.

During the video, an unidentified man tells the person filming to put his phone away. However, Senior John Collado, the student filming, knew his rights and refused.

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“He walked like five feet outside, turned around and stood there. The officer said, ‘Get down,’ didn’t even give him a second to get down, and Tased him right away,” Collado said.

“The officer again gave verbal command for the suspect to stop. He did not, and the officer deployed his Taser one time,” a Suffolk County police spokesperson said. “There appears to be nothing improper about the use here. It will certainly be reviewed, as any use of force is reviewed, but at this time, it looks that everything was done appropriately.”

“It’s a 16-year-old boy. He was unarmed. I don’t know, if you can’t take him down by yourself, I don’t know why you’re in the line of work,” Collado said.

Even if the boy was smoking marijuana, this reaction and subsequent kidnapping is hardly a viable solution to prevent it. This boy, who attends the school, has no previous run-ins with police. However, he is now rotting in a cage because the state deemed a plant illegal.

The irony here is this: Had this child been seen smoking a cigarette, the officers likely would have never even approached him. Or, if they did, they would have probably just asked him to put it out.

Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States.

Marijuana has never been attributed to a single death…ever. 

Great work, Suffolk County police. This boy, who may not have ever committed a real crime with a real victim, is now surrounded by criminals and will undoubtedly have to adapt some of their behavior to get along.

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It’s no wonder the majority of Americans want to legalize cannabis. You can only take so much oppression and violence before you naturally begin to resist.

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. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. , Steemit, and now on Facebook.

  • Cyber Slammer

    Sue the F out of the cops and the school. We’ve got THOUSANDS of people dying yearly because of legalized alcohol and drunk driving, THOUSANDS dying each year for overprescribed medications, and they “thought” they smelled pot so they try to arrest and taser the kid?!?! Absolute BS.

    • Whitt2k1

      He had marijuana on him. Not saying its “right” but he was in possession.

      • Don Templeton

        Again, SO WHAT? It’s a friggin’ plant, a miracle plant at that, and Tom Jefferson and George Washington grew and SMOKE IT.

      • Deborah Tucker

        The article did not say he had pot on him. It said the police smelled pot smoke on him.

      • G’ma G

        And here is where our republican form of government fails. Under our form of government whatever state offers the highest level of freedom/protection in its laws is supposed to extend to all.

      • 174thandvyse

        Give me a break ! Cops, I mean, PIGS, always come out with that “I smell reefer” GARBAGE. That’s how they TRY to intimidate people into submitting to their, ah, ” authority” (if you wanna call it that).
        Recently, my car was pulled over by this ambitious, youngblood cop. I told that boy to back up, and that he was only smelling his upper lip! He apologized for his STUPIDITY and then drove away like a kicked dog!

  • Dirk

    How about this Matt. how about you really do your job as a reporter, and not a propagandist, and tell us whether or not he even had weed on him.

    • The Cat’s Vagina

      How about this, Dirk – how ’bout you go take a running fuck at a rolling doughnut. It doesn’t matter if he had an ass crack full of meth – you don’t treat kids this way. You just fucking DON’T! I’m sorry you lack the social skills to understand why it’s a problem.

      • Dirk

        Let’s talk about personal responsibility, shall we? If he wouldn’t have ran he wouldn’t have been tased. So really the whole issue with this started when he decided to resist and run. I am assuming he ran because he was carrying, at schoo! Don’t be dumb. and if you decide to be dumb, don’t run when you get caught. 16 years old, I think it’s about time you step up and take responsibility for your actions.

        • Don Templeton

          Running away from an armed thug of the State is a crime, punishable by death or at least tasing.

        • Mike

          So I guess by your argument, the cop could have killed him and still been justified? American was born by revolting against unjust laws, otherwise we would still be under British rule. The cops used excessive force on a minor, he should be charged with child abuse and lose his job!!!

        • Bryan Shepard

          Hmm.. so you DIDN’T notice that he stopped BEFORE he was tased. This was even confirmed by the witness who took the video…

          So considering that he wasn’t running away anymore, at this point, any professional officer with human decency would have simply detained him to investigate that he had this plant on him. As opposed to electrocuting him.

          This was either a.) Aggravated by racism – – most cops generalize, stereotype, and behave more aggressively toward other races because they have a mental illness and are undereducated, or b.) He is a coward and couldn’t handle/chase this 16 year old boy.

          Either way, he shouldn’t be around children and should be imprisoned for assault on a minor.

          Case closed.

          • 174thandvyse

            That pig should be executed for (drug) war crimes!

        • TechGump

          “I think it’s about time you step up and take responsibility for your actions.”
          The only action he’s responsible for is his own personal choice to smoke a plant, which is harming nobody.
          Step the fuck up son, and YOU start taking responsibility for supporting such heinous acts by some people upon others. It’s the officer… people like you… people who support enforcement of a law claiming arbitrary right of violence to punish others smoking a plant… who need to take responsibility for the violence of this situation.
          It’s long over due that you and others like you start taking responsibility for YOUR actions. This are needless, harmful violence regarding the personal choices of another. Don’t tread on me… right? Fucking hypocrite.

        • IceTrey

          It started when cannabis was made illegal.

        • Bill Manus

          Know what’s worse than a bad cop?
          Idiots who defend bad cops!

          • David Hall

            Amen Brother!

        • G’ma G

          Run and get tazed…follow commands and get shot…

        • 174thandvyse

          “Resist”? That’s a word that pigs — oops! I meant, ah, “cops” — use when they assault people and wanna get away with it. So, according to you, it’s alright for the pigs to assault somebody simply because that person may have the TRUE God’s gift to mankind, Herb? You sound like a cop-loving SOB!!!

        • Gary Smith

          Defending an armed thug for initiating violence against someone for choosing to smoke a plant. And your avatar is the Gadsden flag. Hilarious and sad all at the same time.

          The irony is strong with this one.

      • Don Templeton

        Amen to that Cat Vagina. These idiots need to go to hell where they belong.

    • Don Templeton

      What the fuck does that matter? The war on pot is insane. It has ruined countless lives and careers and it needs to STOP.

    • Ronpaul1960

      Dirk, its good to see you were such a goodie two shoes squeaky clean kid who never stepped out of line and was home every Fri and Sat night doing calculus homework and sang in the chior Sun mornings and were at chess club in afternoons rather than football practice. But, I must tell you many of us did run from police and I did hundreds of times. Sometines even when I had no reason to run I just did for the fun of it. If your standard of tasing for running were the standard when I was a kid, there would be very few of us not being tased regularly other than you Squeaky Cleaners.

    • 174thandvyse

      Yo, Dirkie Workie…it appears as though EVERYBODY is telling you about yourself, cop-lover!

    • Gary Smith

      Because it’s irrelevant?

  • Don Templeton

    I’ve got a solution: ABOLISH EVERY POLICE FORCE IN THE COUNTRY. Armed citizens use force with more humanity and passion than these thugs ever do. Yeah, there’s no cop problem in this country. Nothing to see here….

    • billdeserthills

      I love the idea of disbanding the largest gang in the US!

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      • Guy

        Like that will do any good ! Then who ya going to call, your neighbor or the local Militia ? Cops are nothing more than you, me or your girlfriend, dressed up in a uniform and trained both mentally and physically to be a cop, period !

        So like I said, who ya going to call, when the local gang bangers, roll through and decide they want your car or stereo system, more than you do, and *Just Take It* !. Or what you going to do, bring out you 9 mil and shoot a few ? Uh Huh !

        • RealGone Cat

          When seconds count, police are minutes away!

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  • Sylvia

    Those cops should be shot.

  • bojimbo26

    Legalised thugs with badges .

  • Carmen Seguin-Barnes

    Great description of the reality of what it’s like to to be arrested like an animal against your will because of a plant. This abuse really needs to stop.

  • Larry Brothers

    What people don’t realize is that over 600 people have been killed by being tased since 2001. Wait until it happens to a middle schooler – all hell will finally break loose.

    • Gary Smith

      Nothing will happen at all until it happens to the child of a parent who cares. When it happens to the child of a parent who does not recognize the “authority” of a badged thug to assault their child. THEN all hell will break loose.

  • 174thandvyse

    AS I said, “Cops are P-I-G-S” !