Multiple times! All because, "according to a statement released by the Florida Highway Patrol, a trooper ``smelled an odor of marijuana from within the vehicle.''" And apparently,
officers searched the car three times for drugs — an initial search and then a search with drug dogs yielded nothing.We’re told when officers searched the car a third time, they discovered less than 20 grams of marijuana.I repeat, "officers searched the car three times for drugs — an initial search and then a search with drug dogs yielded nothing. We’re told when officers searched the car a third time, they discovered less than 20 grams of marijuana (emphasis mine)."
What the, er, heaven?! ``Police officers are human. They make mistakes, too,'' says Schwartzreich. But apparently, this trooper is superhuman! He has a better sense of smell than trained drug dogs!! This guy shouldn't be stopping traffic. They would do better to use him to find missing bodies and large cocaine stashes. Maybe they can use him in the CIA to sniff bin Laden.Haslem's attorney, Eric Schwartzreich, said the marijuana found in Haslem's 2008 Mercedes sedan was inside the duffel bag of the passenger, Antwain Fleming, and that Fleming admitted to police that it was his. Still, it was Haslem, who according to the police report signed a consent form to allow for a search of the vehicle, who was charged with felony possession, and Fleming faces a misdemeanor charge of possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana.
To err is human, yes. But what police officers continue to do to people of color, especially black men, is supernaturally evil.