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Undercover Cop Tricks Autistic Student into Selling Him Weed (Full Length)

Undercover Cop Tricks Autistic Student into Selling Him Weed (Full Length)


First and last name? My first name is Jessie My last name is Snodgrass Have you ever sold drugs at Chapperal High School? Nope You’ve never sold drugs to any students there? No sir. No? Okay. Do you know who this is? Nope You sure? Yea, I’m sure Daniel? It was the first thing he said when I spoke to him on the phone. It was… not “Mom I got locked up” But he said: “Mom do you remember my friend?” And I said “Yes” And he said: “He’s a cop”. The war on drugs is still going strong in America. Even though states like Colorado and Washington have legalized weed federal grants still reward local police departments based on the sheer numbers of drug arrests they report incentivising local cops to target the most vulnerable on December 11, 2012 22 high school students were arrested in Temecula, California a sunny suburb just east of LA It was the culmination of what authorities called Operation Glass House. A twenty one jump street style undercover sting. Adult police officers posed as students in two high schools. They went to class, did homework, and tried to get kids to sell them illegal drugs on campus This is the story of Jessie Snodgrass, an autistic teenager who was one of the students arrested that day At the beginning of his senior year Jessie thought he had made a new friend. A fellow student named Daniel Briggs But, this friendship was a sham Daniel Briggs was in fact Deputy Daniel Zipperstein, a cop in his mid 20’s. Ever since his arrest Jessie has suffered from PTSD So he didn’t want to talk to us on camera. But he wants his story known. His parents: Dug and Catherine Snodgrass; welcomed us into their home to talk about how Operation Glass House affected their son. And what they are doing to fight back. This is the story of how the war on drugs prays on the most vulnerable. Did Jesse have many friends growing up? Well that’s always been a big challenge for Jessie. He has no friends. Senior year he made a new friend right? Yeah it was huge progress we felt it was a milestone in Jessie’s life. It seemed like God sent to us. On one of the very first days of school Daniel asked Jessie to get him some marijuana So you do know who that is. Yeah. Do you know his name Daniel Briggs Have you ever sold Daniel Briggs drugs? *shakes head in denial* We know that you’ve sold drugs. But, I just gave him some cause he was just all like I need this. So, Daniel asked Jessie to get him some marijuana. He also gave him some money, 20 dollars to get it from Jessie didn’t know where to get it. It started texting him relentlessly making requests. You know bugging him. He agonized over this for some time. He decided to go to a dispensary, a marijuana dispensary. and He found some guy who Jessie says he thinks was a homeless guy who was near there and He gave him the 20 dollars and got a very small amount of marijuana for it. And that ‘s what he supplied to Dan. He was charged with two felony counts of selling marijuana. Oh and there it is. That’s the amount of weed. Ha! 20 dollars, .6 grams *chuckles* that’s outrageous I think he was really worried about how am I going to do this because if I don’t i’m going to lose my friend You know his only friend. He was desperate. This is the beginning where he just sort of starts to retreat. And, you know it’s really hard to get his attention. You know you would kind of clap your hands loudly in front of him and he wouldn’t flinch. At around age 2 his speaking just stopped he just stopped. Being aware of things is just not here He’ll start noticing he is looking away from the camera almost all the time.Where he would just sit in the corner, by himself and kind of wave his hand in front of his face like this for hours. His behavior was becoming more and more isolating. I went out of my way to find him play dates. Kids would come over and I would make sure they’d have a really good time because I’d want to kind of encourage any friendships not would be one time only. I don’t think he would ever have more then one play date. Did you at all feel like the betrayal that ended up happening with the undercover cop was kinda like there’s echo’s of various things that happened through his lifetime. Absolutely, well it was the biggest betrayal. But it was one more. You’re right. He wasn’t even upset at being locked up. He was just so so upset that this person betrayed him And he said: “Mom. I was only trying to help him. I thought I was doing the right thing.” And that people who do this are viewed as heroes. That’s beyond me. What and that seems almost so. So insidious about his that he was reacting out of empathy. That he was showing it by his actions. He was trying to help out a friend Yeah. Which I suppose for his condition is quite remarkable Yeah. Yeah, that was for him to be able to do that. Was you know would be considered a break through in anyone else’s circumstances He was being bullied for being different the word “retard” was used at him a lot. He still reacts really strongly to that word In response to all this bullying that was happening, He was trying to make himself unapproachable. He cut his hair off. Cut it real short to like a buzz cut. Started wearing T-shirts with metal militia type logos. Gave him a tough guy persona. Most of the students knew Daniel was a cop. On campus his nickname was Deputy Dan. He was always asking for drugs, always asking you know like where I can get this and if he would hear he would jump into conversations just asking for drugs. Did Temecula have any sort of history being a drug town like where kids get high all the time. Not that we’ve ever heard of. Temecula was named the second safest city in America.


Reader Comments

  1. Don’t sell weed to a cop and you won’t go to jail I smoke weed everyday im just not dumb and get caught we’ll only 3 times lol but I didn’t blame the cops it was my fault that being said it definitely should be legal but yeaaaaaaah lol

  2. watching this in 2019, This is one of the most fucked up things i've ever seen. Targeting people that are loners and just want a friend. It's a sad world.

  3. American tax dollars being wasted on shit like this. And cops have the gall to wonder why most Americans don't trust or like them. This right here!

  4. Let's start off by me saying I respect most COPS! They are human too so some are very flawed! It takes a real sorry sack of shit of a human being, cop or no cop to dupe a young autistic and loner kids into selling or doing drugs. Hope you got a big promotion and it made your tiny ass balls feel big! I guess you feel like a real SUPERMAN and saved all humankind by your actions? That cop is not suited for law enforcement. What that cop did was lower than WHALE SHIT!

  5. What a pig I hate cops never meet a good cop. Drug ring lol. Destroying people life’s. This is the government going after the kids fuct up

  6. I’m special needs we had so called undercovers at my high school they pulled things like this until one day they disappeared as a people person you can tell the difference between school attendance children and disability children and groups and clicks but for undercover you can definitely tell the difference because they stand out pretty well as young adults compare teenagers but you hear this documentary this a true documentary the justice system is fucked up to be honest.

  7. I don’t really feel sorry for this autistic kid at all personally I am autistic and I have not really suffered with not having friends I’ve always been a social butterfly. I’ve always craved attention I can see from the parents perspective how this was a betrayal of trust. But at the same time this kid pretty much knew what he was doing at the time weed was illegal and felony crimes for getting caught with weed was crazy back then.He was so blinded by disparity that he was willing to be used by somebody in order to have a friend which is stupid and on his part. He has his whole life ahead of him to meet more people that will try to become friends with him it’s just a process that takes awhile for him. And the cop didn’t really force him to do it it was more like he was being really annoying and consistent on telling him to get the weed and just pressuring him to see if he would do it so that’s what I think.

    If y’all want to debate me I’m cool just make sense a fair reasonable argument and I’ll here ya out

  8. No doubt the streets are a lot safer now…. All officers should be fired due to taking funds away from real problems. Cops are busting a drug ring they created and completly fail to protect and serve.

  9. Why didnt steve downing say all this while he was in power and why didnt he speak up when he seen kids been abused by the cops under his control.
    He and his cops who he said was addicted to money should face the same as he and his addicted cops under his control faced at the time he was as cop. Easy now to talk about it while you know that nothing will become of it.

  10. This is just another reason to hate the police because not only do they mistreat black people men women and you're there now lonely artistic children its been said before fuck the police

  11. One thing I'm going to let Joe know you know that there are white identity extremist out here already because they've shown themselves in many cities across the United States if you ever see a black identity extremist you being trouble believe me cuz he's going to take no quarter Everything Must Go that's how it's going to be bulshit your damn self don't try to bullshittin me

  12. This is how the system sprays on the poor or addict maliciously and premeditated and who ends up in jail so unfair so abusive. This is ur system ur police the righteus ones. UNBELIEVABLE where is the malice the premeditation not the students. And the shit is thier proud of these evil abusive act's all for greed for the federal Government money. And urs

  13. This is disgusting. This cop purposely peer pressured a disabled child into purchasing drugs for him. That's such a small amount of drugs too. Is he proud of this?

  14. I’m jay I got autism and adhd I think it’s rong we don’t find it easy to trust people as it is now I will never trust just in case people are fake like that cop

  15. 20:00 dude is a racist. He basically just said, most white kids are too smart to get got, unless they're autistic.. wtf?

  16. Give a peasant, a gun and uniform to show you who's the boss…i have a child wit autistic behaviour…and this is one of my primal fear ..,to be used from someone like this cop or people who will try to benefit from his condition …bether not do it to my kid or there will be crime scene for sure …and i dont give a fuck…

  17. An people seriously wonder why ppl in the world “FEAR”TALKING CALLING ANY COMMUNICATION WITH POLICE “PIGS”❗️🐽🚫

  18. I don't see any force, who was forced? I'm sorry, but everyone is responsible for their own actions. Black, white, old, young, autistic, normal, doesn't matter. Man up, you did the crime, now pay.

  19. Cops in my area don't arrest u for Weed untill u are 18 thay just kick da shit out of u then take it and smoke it

  20. I support the police… most of the time. But this entire precinct needs to be shut down and all of them should do jail time. For fraud, entrapment.

  21. America has got to have the most fucked up justice system I have ever learned about… like going to prison for 10 years for a gram of weed? UNREAL!

  22. The cop should get in trouble for pressuring a mentally challenged kid. Hope he receives all the hate he deserves. The law always escalating and changing the REAL facts. Cowards

  23. Good for the parents for putting their foot down for this entrapment of their son. To bad the other kids are going to be affected for the rest of their lives.

  24. May sound preposterous to some, but, drugs should just be legalized. Tightening the shit out of our borders to stop the constant entry of them would make a more positive difference. But, our gov't, large & small, enjoys the $$$$$ it's making from current laws. How about pouring more money/time into educating people instead. I think situations like this happen in my town today in WA state. 3:)

  25. Jesse “Snotgrass” is certainly an ironic (and somewhat unfortunate) name! In any case, this is the definition of police overstep. This kid wasn’t selling weed to anyone until pressured to do so (he didn’t even know where to get it). The threatening phone call at the end was disgusting. Crazy!

  26. It's past time to fight back against corrupt police. Until we stand up and arm ourselves against the criminal scum who are ruining America we will see this over and over.

  27. If this story is even remotely true, which it may be because it looks like dude is a sheriff deputy who often seem to struggle with knowing the law, then it fits the actual definition of entrapment and will not go far in court.

  28. This happens all over the USA. Cops are the biggest gang in the country & they target the weak cause they know it's easy pray

  29. All we need to do is go after their kids let them know they aren’t welcome that’s what I did and he truly regrets getting my attention

  30. People who support corrupt government are worse than the pigs themselves. All government r corrupt until found innocent

  31. Entrapment and it's finest.These cops are disgusting. Instead of going after high school kids for cannabis, why don't they go after the trap houses full of meth, crack, fentynol, and heroin that actually kills people. This is a pure waste of time and manpower. These kids got expelled from this joke of a operation.👎🐷🐖🖕

  32. This is peer pressure. Wtf. This is messed up. You kept calling and texting the kid. He had no friends. Imagine the pressure he had to make it right so he can get his only friend what he needed. Cops needs to go find the real criminals. I'm sorry to the boy. You got this man.

  33. When I was in high school I knew the difference between a 16 year old and a 25 year old, how did these cops not get caught by the other kids

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