Is there a law against carrying a large amount of cash like this? No. But it can be suspicious and might be considered "probably cause" to further investigate that person. By Federal Law, any transaction over $10,000.01 must be reported to the IRS. So, one must be able to account for any amount over $10,000.00 and here in the Crossroads with as much illegal activity, any amount could be construed as illegal activity.
Uhhh, oops. ...prove our innocence. I've really got to start proof-reading more closely. Sorry.
interested..."If she is proven innocent I am sure she can get her money back."
That's an interesting take on the case, Interested. Since when does a citizen have to PROVE his/her innocense? We are supposed to be PRESUMED innocent until the state PROVES otherwise beyond a reasonable doubt. We don't have to say anything; we stand before the bar as innocent people unless and until the state proves our guilt.
Now, was there something nefarious going on? Possibly, but she doesn't have to prove anything. The burden of proof is not on her shoulders. I don't believe you think it should be otherwise -- not really. What's the old saying? It's better that a hundred guilty men go free than put one innocent man prison?
Why does she have to explain anything about the money? Unless the state can prove that it is ill-gotten gains (perhaps she was in a high-stakes poker game), they need to send her on her way WITH the money. Having money -- especially in Texas -- isn't a crime.
will-you're calling this a podunk village, yet you're the one that keeps their money in a floor safe at home? i guess it's better than a coffee can, but not much. what is your reason for not putting in a bank like sane people?
as far as i know, there is no limit on the amount of cash you are allowed to carry. most normal people would have a receipt for the cash they withdrew from the bank, because they're not dumb enough to keep it at home or buried in their yard. even if they did, they would still be able to prove, within reason, that they saved it. how long did it take you amass the funds? what do you do for a living? things like that make it pretty simple to figure out who is telling the truth and who isn't.
does anyone know the proper proof required to get 78k back from a corrupt us judicial system ?
this has nothing to do with the trooper that was only doing his job, it is the broken judicial system behind him that is the issue
First off, this was a poorly written article. Secondly, if it is a crime to carry large sums of cash then you can no longer tell me we live in a free country. Well, you could, but you'd be a liar.
This is really a joke, how many people do you know that drive around with 78,000 in a box; no other luggage to indicate you are moving and this is your life savings you are taking with you. If she is proven innocent I am sure she can get her money back. If there was a legal reason to have that much cash on her in a box she should have been able to explain it.
Tnt88... You know, if you or I did that we'd go to the Huntsville Hilton.
When an officer pulls a BMW over for a traffic violation, how does he know what race the driver is when it is difficult to see through the tinted windows? So what I gather from some of these comments is that once the driver was determined to be Hispanic, they should have been allowed to proceed without further interruption. It would appear that Hispanics (especially illegal residents) are not subject to US laws and should be able to do anything they wish. To do otherwise would be discrimination or profiling. As far as the $78000 in cash, everybody carries that much cash in cardboard boxes. If you are traveling, you will need to buy gasoline and food. The trip from Houston to Mission is a long drive you know. I recently moved a large sum of money from one bank to another by check. Since I withdrew a large sum from the one bank, my name and information was reported to the Feds. Now I know this happened because I am considered white.
It's not enough for the gunvernment to create a monetary monopoly with legal tender laws that force us to accept a currency they systematically destroy. Now we have to use a govt-subsidized banking system (that also destroys the dollar via fractional reserve banking) to house our money. What's next, police checkpoints? Oh yeah... well, then what?
Keep it up DPS. Good job.
drugs and cash are the only reason people are stopped on 59!
Even if you're a law-abiding citizen who's never been convicted of a crime, local police are allowed to confiscate your property and money and keep up to 80 percent of it for themselves, with the legal stipulation that this windfall be spent only on programs likely to result in additional confiscations where the police can keep up to 80 percent of the booty for themselves. Forfeiture revenue continues to subordinate the pursuit of justice to the pursuit of profit.
I guess I must have missed the memo that a citizen must prove to a cop where his money comes from or risk losing it to the state. Maybe she is a devotee of Dave Ramsey and pays cash for everything instead of using credit cards. Remember, money, unlike cocaine, is legal. I guess the state is looking everywhere it can to find funds to close the deficit.
Isn't there some sort of 10,000 limit on cash transactions/deposits with out a disclosure. When my wife was a retail manager,she was careful to limit her cash deposits to less than this to avoid the hassel at the back.On a similar note,the La. "authorities" are good about stopping people with TX. plates returning from the casinos to search for cash. Everyone I know who goes there regularly ALWAYS gets a certified check for any large winnings. Cash scares peopel these days.
2007 BMW 530....Valley plates...Hispanic driver...obviously signs of criminal activity. N you call this Profiling, No way...
She should have said it was for Perry's political donations and they would have escorted her to the valley free of charge and they would not have asked the source. This is pocket change, just ask Tom Delay.
guilty until proven not guilty
the downfall of a great country continues
Good job troopers.
I keep my money in my matress. (a floor safe).When I went to buy a house thelending institution treated me like a criminal for not putting it into their failing corrupt bank. Talk about NAZI tactics. A 40 something lady of hispanic origin shouldn't have that much money! Right? This is Profiling and outrageous.SO what the trooper is saying is.....Guilty until proven innocent??????????A good civil rights attorney wiould have a field day in this podunk village.