Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cop Watch: KopBusters Traps Corrupt Odessa Cops and You Can Watch on YouTube

Barry Cooper used to be a cop. Now, he's a KopBuster.

Barry's big on civil liberties and he's making a living these days by exposing corruption - you can peruse his site, Never Get Busted Again, where products like the DVDs "Never Get Raided" and "Never Get Busted Again" are sold for $24.95 (they're even cheaper now, apparently Barry's got a Christmas special going on this month).

Barry Cooper and KopBusters Set Up Corrupt Odessa Cops

This Odessa story began when Barry Cooper and his company, KopBusters, were contacted by the father of Yolanda Madden, name of Raymond Madden, who was trying hard to free his daughter from prison. Seems Yolanda Madden, who hails from Odessa, Texas, had been convicted back in 2005 for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Yolanda's dad reports that a key witness in her case admitted in court to planting the drugs -- didn't matter. Yolanda got convicted and was sent off to the Big House.

Seems that Raymond Madden learned of Barry Cooper and asked him to help. And, Barry Cooper and KopBusters said they'd be happy to do what they could.

What did KopBusters Do? Here's the Story, in Barry's Own Words

Barry gave the details of his operation on his website, explaining:

"KopBusters rented a house in Odessa, Texas and began growing two small Christmas trees under a grow light similar to those used for growing marijuana. When faced with a suspected marijuana grow, the police usually use illegal FLIR cameras and/or lie on the search warrant affidavit claiming they have probable cause to raid the house. Instead of conducting a proper investigation which usually leads to no probable cause, the Kops lie on the affidavit claiming a confidential informant saw the plants and/or the police could smell marijuana coming from the suspected house.

"The trap was set and less than 24 hours later, the Odessa narcotics unit raided the house only to find KopBuster's attorney waiting under a system of complex gadgetry and spy cameras that streamed online to the KopBuster's secret mobile office nearby."

Watch it Yourself

What Happens Now?

What happens now for Yolanda Madden? For the Odessa Police Department? For those cops on the video? For Barry Cooper and KopBusters?

Well, let's all watch and see.


Houston Examiner


Anonymous said...

I do not condone corrupt officials, however this short video does not show the officers in a bad light. What did we see or hear other than suppositions and comments by Kopbusters?

Anonymous said...

OPD officers continue to hide behind the "Blue Code of Silence."
Truth will prevail. It will be interesting to see how many more lies they tell in the depositions that should be done this month. My question is why do they keep getting the depositions postponed?