Friends Arrested and Raided by Militant Police Officers for Playing Poker in their Private Home

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GREAT FALLS — Friends gathered together to play a poker game in a private residence during a peaceful November evening.

They never expected that a group of militants dressed in all black would raid them and take away their money at gunpoint.

SWAT team officers from Fairfax County Police Department surprised the poker players after barging into the private home.

With assault rifles pointed at the players, they were ordered to keep their hands on the table.

The officers then gathered up $150,000 in cash and took it, according to reports.

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One of the players said that moments before the raid occurred, he happened to notice black helmets “bobbing up and down” outside the window.

None of the poker players were armed and none of them threatened the police or anybody else.

But that didn’t stop the officers from pointing their assault rifles at the players and taking away their belongings.

The players were then questioned and arrested.

The police have agreed to return 60% of the money they took, but they will keep 40% of it under “civil forfeiture” which allows them to seize assets of private citizens. In exchange a deal was made that the players will not be charged.

The poker games in the private home had been occurring on and off for years, and even some well known professional poker players would visit and play.

“It’s crazy,” said one of the players about the night of the raid.

“They had this ‘shock and awe’ with all of these guys, with their rifles up and wearing ski masks.”

One of the officers asked a player, “Did you know that this game is illegal?”

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To which the player responded: “To me, it’s a bunch of consenting adults playing cards in somebody’s basement.”

The officer then said, “The reason we’re here is that there are Asian gangs targeting these games,” suggesting that the raid was done to keep the players safe from robbery.

“So you robbed us first,” thought the player, though he did not verbalize the thought.

No-knock police raids happen up to 80,000 times a year, many of which are conducted for victimless “crimes” such as playing poker or ingesting cannabis. Many more are done as “mistakes.” Often they result in people or pet dogs being shot. Watch the video below for an overview of how cops are using these raids to enslave innocent Americans and take their property:

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  • sovreigncitizen

    And how many of these pigs bought lottery tickets on the way home. Fuck those pigs, take it back by force.

  • Paul Waldeck

    Did not say if they had a warrant or not

  • Theron Heideman

    Sounds like they were protecting the turf of the asian gangs to me. Shut down a competing game.

  • Brian Folks

    The system can be bought – with 40% of your cash. Seems like justice is not blind to dollar signs.

  • bdj1

    No knock search warrants should only be allowed against convicted felons of the violent type. If they are not a convicted violent risk, then you have absolutely no need to be American Citizens at risk for these criminals.

  • Timewarped

    The police are criminals

  • wildman

    no knock= license to start shooting them fukin retards as they rush in

  • Eric Marquez

    wait a minute.. 150k CASH!!! hell of a poker game….

  • Clive

    “So you robbed us first.”

    That’s the exact mentality cops use. “Don’t threaten to commit suicide or we’ll kill you!” Those cops are going to go out and buy themselves some nice new “toys.”

  • exfl

    Civil forfeiture laws are turning police departments into predatory gangs. They should be taken off the books.

  • Robert Petersen

    justice may be blind but she can hear the rustle of paper….. probably can identify banded fifties from hundreds by the sound they make in another room……

  • Steve Davenport

    Unfortunitely this is the way it is done.

  • Jerry Wood

    This is ridiculous.. It isn’t against the law for people to gamble amongst themselves..in a private dwelling.. It is however against the law if it were organized by an entity proffiting from the game..involving the public. Letting other people that are not participants of the game gamble on the outcome..involving bookies..or anything the gov could permit for a fee..a private game isn’t a crime..and what about Superbowl pools???…if taxes aren’t reported on earnings..how many times should they be allowed to tax the same dollar???those people were in a private dwelling..in an unorganized non published game..they were not finished with the game..so taxes don’t apply.. Other people were not betting on the outcome.. An entity was not making a proffit as an organized betting business.. Gambiling operation..the rules were not encroached.. The police acted out of line..from the greed of the local gov

  • Leo Bekker

    The ONLY good cop, is a DEAD cop.

  • disqus_cw8VzaiFb0

    Where are all the people that just obey the law… Peaceful game in their own house and got robbed by police… So I keep 80 grand and you steal 40 of my money.. Fuckin bullshit.. Something has to be done soon about these gestapo tactics and then you want us to respect these POS.. Give me a break.. Done with my rant..

  • bloodspartan1

    this is disgusting that they think they can take someones else’s money at gun point. it’s only a matter of time before pigs like these robbing people at gunpoint are gonna get what those 2 police officers in New York got.

  • Lisa Collins

    They only returned 60% percent of the money because the cops already spent the other 40% of it at the nearby strip club getting blow jobs and getting drunk. Their Captain then invented the Civil, “We keep it” and “You’ll Like It” Forfeiture Law to end the incident. All assholes accounted for, see you boys tomorrow.

  • Lisa Collins

    Since when do police make cash deals with citizens?
    The money, by law goes into the State’s General Fund. Then out to taxpayer Funded programs. Not to police departments unless it is drug asset money, and it’s not. No arrests/convictions were made.

  • Michael Reed

    The cops walked away with a pretty good haul. 40% of $150,000 is $60,000 dollars! not bad for one day’s work!

  • Michael Reed

    The “Bill of Rights” was established to stop British soldiers from doing exactly the same thing these cops are doing! Which is busting into people’s private homes, rifling through their personal property and confiscating whatever they like!

  • swagchef

    I bet some of that money “disappeared”

  • Privacy Please

    I love when cops get killed.

  • Elias Grey

    i would have shot the first black helmet I saw bobbing up and down in the bushes, no knock, no problem, better verbalize you are a cop before I rack a load and make your head explode, three or four thru the door and you get to take out some piggies for free. Then you’d be a real hero killing real terrorists

  • thomas jefferson

    so the police strongarmed their way into someones house wearing skimasks and brandishing automatic weapons and took them hostage until they paid 60 000 dollars???