The Film Flam Men!

By Mssr. Lee Fou

flimflamman

Without The Film, The Cop Would Go Scott Free!

Talk about the damn cops today! There is a story at Jonathan Turley’s website today that will just make you sick! It seems the fuzz raided a pot shop in California, turned off the security cameras, and then ate the marijuana edibles! That is cheeky enough, but it gets worse! Read this:

There is an interesting case out of Santa Ana this month where police officers were allegedly caught on camera wolfing down pot products in a raid on a medical marijuana dispensary. The officer reportedly disabled all but one of the security cameras. They are now arguing that there rights were violated by being videotaped without their consent.

The video below shows a sizable number of police raiding the dispensary with guns drawn and forcing everyone to the floor. It then shows officers methodically shutting off cameras. The remaining camera however then shows the officers eating presumably marijuana laced products at the Sky High Collective. The video also shows the officers making derogatory comments about a disabled woman.

Three Santa Ana police officers have sued to quash a surveillance video in a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court to prevent Santa Ana Police Department internal affairs investigators from using the video. They have been allowed to conceal their identities. Of course, police routinely used such videotapes against others for alleging crimes. It is also unclear why a public servant should have his or her name protected in such a case. While some officers may be undercover and have a good claim, most of these officers are in uniform.

Attorney Corey W. Glave representing the Santa Ana Police Officers Association and the three officers insists that the video was taken without the officers’ knowledge and that the videotape was handled by various people before being turned over to the police. He has suggested that the videotape may have been altered. Glave has gone as far as to accuse his opposing counsel of misconduct: “The attorney representing the drug dispensary intentionally has misrepresented what happened.”

http://jonathanturley.org/2015/08/06/santa-ana-police-file-lawsuit-alleging-a-violation-of-their-rights-after-store-videotape-allegedly-catches-them-eating-marijuana-products-and-disparaging-disabled-woman/

There is more at the link. The cops here simply crossed the line by eating the product, and then compounded that with enough chutzpah to gag an elephant! Suing over the fact that they were filmed doing it? Come on. This is nothing but nonsense, and an attempt to distract and deceive! They must be high on something to think that people are going to fall for this! Oh right. They are “on something.” Pot brownies will do that to you.

Mssr. Lee Fou

FootNote. The Image is from the 1967 film, The Flim-Flam Man. Wiki says,

The Flim-Flam Man is a 1967 American comedy film directed by Irvin Kershner, starring George C. Scott, Michael Sarrazin and Sue Lyon, based on the novel The Ballad of the Flim-Flam Man by Guy Owen. The film boasts a cast of well-known character actors in supporting roles, including Jack Albertson, Slim Pickens, Strother Martin, Harry Morgan and Albert Salmi. The movie is also noted for its jovial musical score by composer Jerry Goldsmith. It was shot in the Anderson County, Kentucky area.

Mordecai C. Jones (Scott) – a self-styled “M.B.S., C.S., D.D. — Master of Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Dirty-Dealing!” – is a drifting confidence trickster who makes his living defrauding people in the southern United States. One of his specialties is rigged punchboards. He befriends a young man named Curley (Sarrazin), a deserter on the run from the United States Army, and the two team up to make money and keep out of reach of the law.

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said: “The movie was shot on location, largely in Kentucky, and it gains a real feeling of authenticity. These are real crossroads stores and real wide-eyed rednecks, watching the city slicker shuffle the cards. And a lot of the episodes are hilarious. I announced some time ago, in connection with Casino Royale (1967) I think, that chase scenes had just about had it as laugh-getters in the movies. Wrong again. There is a chase scene in this one that’s a classic. The flim-flam man, dressed, as a minister, and his pupil, dressed as an accident victim, steal a car and lead the sheriff on a brilliantly photographed chase down the sidewalks and through the watermelon wagons of the South. … There are also some nicely directed scenes in which Scott gradually overcomes the suspicions of his victims, wins their confidence, allows his straight man to win a few bucks and then, oh, so innocently asks a tobacco farmer if he’d care to speculate as to which card was the queen.” [3

You can watch it in full on youtube:

FootNote 2. The Title is a word play on the phrase “flim-flam” which is a surprising old term”, over 400 years old!

noun

1.
a trick or deception, especially a swindle or confidence game involving skillful persuasion or clever manipulation of the victim.
2.
a piece of nonsense; twaddle; bosh.

verb (used with object), flimflammed, flimflamming.

3.
to trick, deceive, swindle, or cheat:
A fortuneteller flimflammed her out of her savings.

Origin of flimflam

1530-40; gradational compound of expressive orig.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/flimflam

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An attorney, with a rye sense of humor.
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