Riverside Cop Tricks Autistic Teen into Buying Pot

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"We felt like our family was totally violated by the sheriff's department and the school district," says Doug and Catherine Snodgrass of Temecula, California. Last December their 17-year-old autistic high school son was arrested after twice buying marijuana for an undercover Riverside county police officer. The undercover operation, titled "Operation Glass House," spanned a few months and included undercover officers in three area high schools: Chaparral, Temecula Valley, and Rancho Vista Continuation. The officers posed as regular high school students and would ask other students for drugs. Twenty-two students were arrested - the majority of them are reported to be special needs students like the Snodgrass' son. About 7 minutes. Produced by Amanda Winkler. Camera by Sharif Matar and Winkler. Visit http://reason.com/reasontv for downloadable versions. Subscribe to ReasonTV's Youtube channel for daily content like this.