Cleveland Police Confiscate Children’s Basketball Hoop

InfoWars | Michael Thalen

Woman ticketed, threatened with arrest for buying children hoop.

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland woman is speaking out after police officers confiscated a basketball hoop she purchased for children in her neighborhood.

Cheri Fiorilli, who purchased the hoop for several neighbor boys that regularly help her with yard work, attempted to stop police this week as they dragged the hoop away behind their vehicle.

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According to Cleveland police, the young boys have been repeatedly warned that they are breaking the law by playing basketball in the street.

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Cell phone video captured by Fiorilli revealed one officer’s refusal to give any leeway regarding the hoop.

“There’s no warning,” the officer said. “There’s nothing I can do. There’s no leeway.”

Not only did officers confiscate the hoop, but Fiorilli was threatened with arrest before finally receiving a ticket.

“I need to see your driver’s license again,” one officer asks. “If not, I have to arrest you for refusing to comply.”

Visibly upset, Fiorilli blasted the officer’s actions as well as the ticket and $182 in court fees she now faces.

“I’m not living like that,” Fiorilli told reporters. “I pay my taxes… I am ashamed. I am ashamed of what that man did, the example he set for these kids.”

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Despite a post on the department’s Facebook page that admitted the officer “clearly handled it wrong,” the hoop still remains in police custody.

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  • leave us the fuck alone

    well if the kids would just selflabotimize and sit in front of the television and consume everything they are told to consume and not expect any liberty whatsoever this could have all been avoided but clealry the national heroes had to step in… At least while they were playing ball, they had a reason to be running around, next time they are running around they won’t have a ball and hoop so they will probably be suspected of larceny and b/e and tasered to death .

  • truth

    well justice has been served on the basketball hoop, Never mind that there is REAL CRIME like shootings, robbery, rape, kidnapping, ect taking place lets waste all our tax dollars letting kids know that cops are men with very small dicks that have to strap their balls on each day and go after the players..lol.. im ashamed in general anymore to call myself an American with what this country has become. Cops are all ass holes that why they all hang together, have their own bars ect.. cause no one likes them and they are all fucking pussy thugs with uniforms

  • obusive powers

    Yea dragging a basketball hoop behind your car out of your trunk is illegal, but I guess not for a cop

  • Rock Peterson

    I’m sure this badged bully’s kids enjoyed the new hoop he stole and illegally dragged down the street an a manner completely unsafe to other drivers.

    Authority>Accountability=Tyranny

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      not to mention towing it ILLEGALLY!

  • Jason Faulkner

    There is never leeway in black neighborhoods.

  • Cheri Fiorilli

    First I am Cheri Fiorilli. The lady in this situation. 1. At NO TIME WAS THAT HOOP IN STREET IT WAS NOT IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW. 2. I GOT A TICKET EVEN THOUGH IT WAS NOT MINE, NOT ON OR NEARLY MY PROPERTY. 3. THIS “OFFICER” WAS A PREDJUDICED BULLY! I AND THE BOYS MOM (WHITE) HER SON AMEN 11 & 8 ARE HISPANIC & BLACK (ON dad’s side) THE HOOP HAD ONLY BEEN GIVER TO THEM BY ME ON APRIL 24TH AND NO WARNINGS OF ANY KIND BY ANYONE HAD BEEN GIVER TO THOSE KIDS. THIS SO CALLED COP THREATENED TO TAZER THE 11YR OLD BOY & THREATENED HIS MOM & I WITH ARREST REPEATEDLY FOR NO REASON. THE VIDEO SHOTS I WAS COMPLIANT, RESPECTFUL AND NOT COMPANIES AT ALL TIMES. HE WAS USING HIS POWER/POSITION/AUTHORITY TO BULLY, INTIMIDATE, FRIGHTEN & PUNISH ME FOR CALLING IN THE MEDIA. Last I checked I wasn’t living in NAZI Germany & someone needs to be sure he LEARN THAT!

  • John

    this is the NEW AMERICA we either stand UP and FIGHT or do nothing and we will lose our country and our rights It is TIME to end the IGNORANT’s let we the people come together it does effect all of us

  • John

    Most police officer have know common since this one CLEARLY does not

  • One Luv

    The kids play ball in my street all the time! 3 hoops on the devil strip on 2 blocks. So now I’m confused!? Oh, but I don’t live in “The Land” where a backfire on a car is also mistaken for gunshots then 2 ppl are brutally murdered by the police!!!! Oh yes!!!!! That hasn’t been forgotten dirty pigs…Then again this could be in any neighborhood anymore in America! Sin an a Shame what we’ve turned into, but that’s what happens when u bow to a few instead of the majority! May God help and Bless us All!