In Florida, Store Video Catches Abusive Cops In The Act

By Julie Brown

Earl Sampson has been stopped and questioned by Miami Gardens police 258 times in four years.

He’s been searched more than 100 times. And arrested and jailed 56 times.

Despite his long rap sheet, Sampson, 28, has never been convicted of anything more serious than possession of marijuana.

Miami Gardens police have arrested Sampson 62 times for one offense: trespassing.

Almost every citation was issued at the same place: the 207 Quickstop, a convenience store on 207th Street in Miami Gardens.

But Sampson isn’t loitering. He works as a clerk at the Quickstop.

So how can he be trespassing when he works there?

It’s a question the store’s owner, Alex Saleh, 36, has been asking for more than a year as he watched Sampson, his other employees and his customers, day after day, being stopped and frisked by Miami Gardens police. Most of them, like Sampson, are poor and black.

And, like Sampson, many of them have been cited for minor infractions, sometimes as often as three times in the same day.

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  • Kurt

    I think I would have hitched a ride the hell out of there a loooooooooooong time ago! Tell the cops to go get real jobs, and provide a good or service that somebody actually wants, on a voluntary basis.

    • American Patriot

      Change the laws, make COPS GUILTY and stop prosecuting people that shoot them when they are WITNESSED acting like GANGSTERS!
      GUILTY gets you SHOT DEAD, a badge does NOT grant YOU rights, your JOB depends on the PEOPLE ALLOWING YOU TO WORK, you have NO right to work!
      Cops are NOT protected by the constitution, WE THE PEOPLE ARE!
      THAT, is the DIFFERENCE here!

  • Another Guest

    Another classic example of law enforcement abusing the power they have been given,and why we the people no longer trust them.They give all in law enforcement a bad name.

  • marineh2ominer

    The American gestapo are now active across the nation .

  • Anothercoilgun

    Article title is redundant.

  • American Patriot

    ARMED CITIZENS that refuse to allow NAZI POLICE to target people!
    When the PEOPLE start SHOOTING COPS, the ABUSE will STOP when enough NAZI POLICE are gunned down for ACTING like criminals!
    RISE UP AND HELP STOP police abuse, and SHOOTING BACK is NUMBER ONE to putting a STOP to ABUSE by such NAZI TERRORISTS!
    MAKE THEM PAY with THEIR LIVES for once!
    These are not heroes, they ARE GANGSTERS WITH BADGES!