Bizarre Richland County Sheriff’s Video Surfaces

SOUTH CAROLINA’S “WAR ON DRUGS” HAS A NEW CHAMPION George Becker heads up Richland County (S.C.) sheriff Leon Lott‘s “drug suppression team,” which according to its website uses “innovative proactive policing strategies to deal with community depravation caused by illegal drug activity.” Hmmm … strategies like these?  Never mind the depravation caused by government-perpetuated…


George Becker heads up Richland County (S.C.) sheriff Leon Lott‘s “drug suppression team,” which according to its website uses “innovative proactive policing strategies to deal with community depravation caused by illegal drug activity.”

Hmmm … strategies like these

Never mind the depravation caused by government-perpetuated dependency and ignorance … or the costly failure of government’s failed “War on Drugs,” which has burned through more than $1 trillion of your tax money with absolutely nothing to show for it.

Anyway, Becker’s unit coordinates drug control efforts among federal, state and local agencies.  It also “works with community groups to learn of their concerns and responds to their tips related to illegal drug activity.”

Apparently some believe Becker would make a good successor to Lott, as evidenced by this bizarre video originally posted on the Richland County sheriff’s YouTube page …

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Um … huh?

While it was more than a little odd to find this clip posted to a public channel (and a bit disappointing to see that it contained scenes filmed on public property), we’re not going to get our panties in a wad about that.

It’s obviously just a few deputies trying to have some fun at the expense of their boss …

What’s worrisome to us is the underlying mindset the video displays as it relates to the ongoing militarization of police – not to mention their escalating contempt for individual liberty.

One positive from the clip?

Its ironic embrace of recreational drug use … which is further evidence that politicians should not stand in the way of long-overdue decriminalization and legalization of (at the very least) medical marijuana.


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rockysgettinhisbackwaxed March 29, 2016 at 2:06 pm

yahoos . oh yea , where’s rocky. must have gotten the day off. def. overdue

Flip March 29, 2016 at 2:21 pm

Pogo’s obsessed with Rocky again, oh my!

Rocky Verdad March 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm

Makes my nuts itch just thinkin’ how wierd he is.

Buzz Martin March 30, 2016 at 9:07 am

I’m just glad to see I’m not the only one he obsesses on. Not that I would wish that on anyone else. Self-contradictory? Yes. But there it is.

Fecal Matters March 29, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Did I seriously just devote 4 minutes to watching this tool?!?

Flip March 29, 2016 at 2:21 pm

I only spent 4 seconds and feel just as bad for doing so.

Fecal Matters March 29, 2016 at 2:40 pm

I kept waiting for him to do something actually funny or a Chief Shorty cameo. Nada.

CorruptionInColumbia March 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

I wonder what happened to that plan. I was hearing stories late last year that Leon was going to retire and (seriously, I’m not joking here) run Shorty as his replacement.

CorruptionInColumbia March 29, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Kind of a latter day version of these guys.

I always laugh at this video because some of the characters in it look like guys I worked with in the 80’s.

Bring back Andy Griffith March 29, 2016 at 2:51 pm

$10 says some of these video clips were made on the public dime. More wasted taxpayer dollars, as usual.

mamatiger92 March 29, 2016 at 4:56 pm

Citizen’s arrest! Citizen’s arrest!

9" March 29, 2016 at 3:49 pm

The narc who never smoked pot coke-head,and 70’s-moustache porn dude w/hip hop?
It’s a sic(k) world and I’m a happy guy.

President Carson March 29, 2016 at 5:42 pm

What did you guys do with Tango? I was hoping to get “the suit slapped out of me”and then “Suck off Obama.”

9" March 29, 2016 at 6:12 pm

headed to founders park;go cocks

first coxswain March 29, 2016 at 10:53 pm

more like pickle park. go cocks

truthbetole March 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm

What the fuck?? And yes, please Legalize Marijuana.

Lone Ranger March 29, 2016 at 5:38 pm

*So let’s revisit two questions…Is marijuana addictive? Yes, and results in a real, visible change in the brain’s reward system. And is marijuana safe? No, and the younger you start or the more you use over time, the more dangerous it is to your brain. Whether or not you believe recreational marijuana should be legal, it’s time to admit its power as
a dangerous, addictive drug.

* The Journal of
Neuroscience; and the Nature journal, Neuropsychopharmacology.

High Ho Nate Silver March 29, 2016 at 5:49 pm

Bullshit on most of that. Yes, it is bad for kids like any other drug but it doesn’t do more harm than benzos, opiates, or that fucking beer you’re drinking.

Lone Ranger March 29, 2016 at 6:10 pm

high ho knew all about “high” and “ho’s”–he’d been there way, way too many times
And when President Trump’s DAs busted Section 8 fraud–he went to jail for his crimes !!!

Stoned Ranger March 30, 2016 at 1:41 am

Chill out dude!…..I guess we should be thankful for no “flag ripping, southern patriots, bullshit. Glad to see you have accepted the fact that your rag is gone forever.

Lone Ranger March 30, 2016 at 12:57 pm

sr didn’t make it far in the true grownup daily game of life
ACORN membership was his specialty–dependency his wife !!!

truthbetole March 29, 2016 at 10:55 pm

You can take a man out the trailer, but you can’t take the trailer out the man. The one thing I hate more than an Lifetime Movie is white trash that don’t know he white trash.

Lone Ranger March 30, 2016 at 12:34 am

When they offered him a chance to drop out of Remedial English–truthbetole went in a dash
And he revealed his chosen black racism saying…”white trash don’t know he white trash”

Richland citizen March 29, 2016 at 6:43 pm

I see no harm in the deputies having a little fun. Law enforcement is stressful enough.

What I do have issue with is Leon Lott! It is time for new leadership at the sheriff’s department. Leon Lott has had his time but has been in too long now that he has transition from being a law enforcement sheriff who serves all to a HITLER type persona where he only serves himself and the selected politicians. It is known that Leon Lott refers to himself as the Strom Thurmond of law enforcement and that he will never be beat by a black challenger.

The deputies are fearing for their jobs because Leon knows many of them are hoping that he not win this election. They know they can not depend on him to support them when they need his support and at first sign that it looks like the media will ask him about how any of his deputies handled a situation, he is quick to toss them to the street and wash his hands of it.

Headquarters Insider March 29, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Yep and Hitler Leon’s gift to the black community is to always have his 2nd in command with little to no real authority in that position to be black.

Ian James March 29, 2016 at 8:24 pm

More proof that the only danger with pot is cops.

Judicial Watch March 29, 2016 at 9:28 pm

Notice the heavy “New York” accent. Most cops that end up in the south from that state were run out of town.

Nick March 29, 2016 at 10:34 pm Reply
Dan Johnson March 30, 2016 at 12:39 am

Thats not Becker. His name is Adam Cornwell and he now is a DEA Agent and left the department.

Jack's dick hand March 30, 2016 at 10:24 am

I thought it was funny. Especially the Jodi Barr comment.

malcolmkyle March 30, 2016 at 2:51 pm

According to Paul Craig Roberts, a former editor of the Wall Street Journal and former assistant secretary to the treasury under Ronald Reagan, “Police in the US now rival criminals, and exceed terrorists as the greatest threat to the American public.”

Capt Wylie Davis March 30, 2016 at 10:16 pm

What an embarrassingly unfunny ass monkey this clown is. He should be fired for his lack of a sense of humor.

LouieBuoy April 2, 2016 at 10:52 am

I just love these war on drugs law enforcement teams. They know who is dealing and buying, but never arrest anyone. They always say they are building a better/bigger case. Seems the only drug offenders arrested are by the highway patrol during traffic stops. So close down the drug teams and put them all on traffic safety.


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