Donate to the Jesse Snodgrass Legal Fund


We genuinely appreciate all donations to the Jesse Snodgrass Legal Fund which help to fund our son’s lawsuit against the Temecula Valley Unified School DistrictOur legal expenses are significant, many which are coming out of our pocket, unlike the TVUSD’s legal fees, which are being paid by our taxes. 





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30 comments for “Donate to the Jesse Snodgrass Legal Fund

  1. Silvio Levy
    May 5, 2014 at 8:41 am

    is there any way to contribute that doesn’t involve banks taking their cut?

    • mark
      July 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      If they can accept Bitcoin, I bet the entire legal would be funded in 48 hours. They need to set up a account. I would be the first to donate BTC.

  2. Steve Brillhart
    July 9, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Happy to help in any way I can. This predatory act against a bunch of kids during a difficult time in their lives (and to boot special needs kids too!) is absolutely shameful.

  3. lucien richards
    July 9, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    FTP this is ridiculous i hope everything ends in favor of the snodgrasses

  4. Dan Savage
    July 10, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Why dont you make a kickstarter, indiegogo or fundanything campaign?

  5. Matthew Linardy
    July 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    At what point does entrapment come into consideration? 22 kids “busted”, 9 of which were special needs students, by a “detective” who posed as a new student. He befriended them, then pestered them until they acted as intermediaries to a drug sale.

    I hope and believe that their parents should sue the city and school district for what I believe to be criminal misconduct by the Temecula police department. In no way should the department or school district be able to apply for greater federal grants for inflating arrest numbers by entraping kids at their own school. They’ve now affected the kids by expelling them, eliminating college options and financial aid in the future.

    A terrible injustice…

  6. Kent Porter
    July 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Absolutely disgusting. As the parent of a child with special needs with autism, seeing this makes feel equal parts enraged, sad, and profoundly disgusted. The police dept. responsible for this deplorable act should be ashamed of themselves. The petty authoritarian, Barney Fife trip these idiots must be on blows my mind. The police are supposed to help people, not hurt them.

    I’d like to give a giant fuck you to Temecula Police Department. You’ve broken the heart of a vulnerable child with autism and given him a felony record while simultaneously punishing his parents financially. Being autistic isn’t hard enough, nor is being the parent of a child with special needs. It takes a really tough, smart, and sharp law enforcement to ensnare a public menace like this one. You guys are some macho studs. Way to go guys. Great police work. Have you considered setting up a sting in any of the retirement or nursing homes in Temecula? I’ve heard that those old folks abuse prescription medication like crazy.

  7. Anon
    July 14, 2014 at 7:52 am

    I find they literally forced kids who don’t sell marijuana to get it for them, as well as using special needs kids to aggravate them into doing it for them so they can “bust” him.

    American legal system < my Gr.6 classroom rules.

  8. Steffan Bo Pallesen
    July 16, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Would be happy to donate if you accepted BItcoins

  9. Anon
    July 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    My advise would be to get the county Grand Jury involved. They are often remarkably effective at county level issues because they are comprised totally of citizens, and not corrupted by the politics. It is as simple as writing a letter to request an inquiry.

    Here is a link to the California Grand Jurors Association web site for more info:

  10. gregnin
    July 17, 2014 at 8:33 am

    When I heard he couldn’t even listen to Hurt, manly tears were shed 🙁

    Donated what I could, wish Jesse luck and hope on day he can put Hurt back on his playlist.

  11. Michelle Golob
    July 17, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Watching the video about Jesse & seeing the suffering going on inside him made my heart twist in my chest. I saw my own son in that video, also having same spectrum of Autism, having yet another blow to their self confidence & self worth from someone that used them they thought was their friend. Sick. Just shame on that officer and or anyone who would trick & manipulate children with a disability . I wish I could hug his parents. I felt their pain & cried the whole time. May God bless them & help them.

  12. Laurel N
    July 17, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    This is a shameful atrocity! Did this poor excuse for an officer need a bust SO BADLY that he took the easy way out and decided to set-up a poor autistic teen? Was the so-called officer too busy smoking reefer himself to find the REAL stoners in the HS? In California, no less? Or was this dude such a pathetic excuse for a person he couldn’t actually infiltrate ANY clique, and had to settle for the dude with few friends? Way to go, ahole. Now, you’ve not only embarrassed yourself, but you’ve shamed your entire precinct. I’ve heard cops can be worse bullies than the HS kids you couldn’t even successfully make friends with. Karma can be a real bitch.

    It’s ludicrous that Jesse even NEEDS a legal defense fund, as this precinct should be ashamed of itself, and everything should be dropped, along with a HUGE apology. WTF is wrong with this so-called cop?

    Wish I could help more. I WILL try to share this with as many folks as I can, many who have autistic children of their own. Perhaps through their networks, you will be able to raise enough $ to not only cover your own legal fees, but to set up a fund to help the next poor child who is bullied in this manner.

    I guess zero tolerance doesn’t APPLY to the local police!

  13. jon doe
    July 18, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    please add bitcoin and darkcoin donations

  14. anon
    August 4, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Just finished watching the video from Vice. And I just wanted to mention how disgusted I am with the way the police are conducting themselves.

    I wish you the best of luck in your pursuit for justice in this, and I really hope the crook who was the brainchild of this ridiculous scheme is named and shamed and eventually brought to justice.

  15. Justin
    August 20, 2014 at 12:15 am

    I just wanted to say that it is an atrocity about what these police are doing. there is no way these kids would have bought or sold drugs without the police officer telling them to get them drugs. Your story has inspired hundreds of people I hope that now you guys have the money that you need to stick it to the man.

  16. Marijuana advocate
    August 27, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I would like to help please email I live very very close
    This is a freaking joke and my nephew has add as we’ll

  17. Dylan A.
    August 28, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    To take advantage of such an important and influential aspect of life such as building friendships destroys self esteem at such a pivotal moment in these students lives. Entrapping these high school students who are targeted specifically because they are minorities and those with mental disabilities into selling drugs is one of the most despicable acts conducted by law enforcement especially when considering what these young adults have to lose. To be charged with a felony at that age for someone whose future and innocence is in the balance is absolutely sickening. My only regret is that I only recently watched a video about this. I hope the fight continues strong for jesse’s sake as well as so many other victims who are preyed upon maliciously by law enforcement. My condolences to his family and may their struggle be overcome as well as the many other families placed in disarray by these series of events. I hope this donation helps, you are all in my thoughts.

  18. W Buzz
    September 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Is there any way you can go after the police for breaking laws such as corrupting minors? Surely your state has laws that punish adults who entice (or hound) minors into committing crimes. That undercover cop was an adult who, as an officer of the law, should know it is criminal to entice children into committing crimes. Not only the undercover cop, but the supervisors who authorized this and the DA who is encouraging this behavior by pursuing these charges. The police are supposed to protect children from adults that entice children into committing criminal acts; in doing so themselves it makes the police acts criminal. Using the excuse of a war on drugs does not excuse that fact that these adults encouraged children to break the law, and that is a crime. Children that are enticed into a small amount of non-violent illegal activity by a very powerful organization should not have to be held accountable for their action; the organization that enticed them into it needs to be held accountable. I hope that you not only have your sons name cleared, but that you are able to get policies changed so that this type of situation never occurs again.

  19. W Buzz
    September 1, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    If the school district provided the police with any of the student’s files prior to any arrests without parents consent or without warrants, they have allowed the students privacy to be invaded. If they allowed police to review files so that they could determine possible targets it demonstrates that the school does not have the children’s best interest in mind. They must be held accountable for allowing adults to come onto the school grounds and corrupt children by coercing them into criminal activity. The school was ill advised to concede to the wishes of a police institution that would encourage children to commit illegal acts in order to secure increased funding for the police force.
    I wish you victory on your quest for justice and would encourage you to go after more then just the school district in your effort to effect change in very flawed system.

  20. September 9, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    The War On Drugs is obviously DESIGNED to divide the police and people so that corporate feudalism can be better-effected (or call it what you will – it’s abuse on a world-wide level, let alone nationwide or state-wide, or precinct-wide).
    Wake up.

    The War On Terror is following the same model, and we can already see the abuses that result. The fear of your fellow human is DIVIDE AND CONQUER – and ancient strategy – in action. Thus, those who design, implement and defend this policy are serving your TRUE enemies – now follow the money to identify these evil (I’m not religious) people. Truly evil, manipulative, and hateful people. Shun their lies and deny them your tax money.

    I wish you love, not fear. I’m speaking as someone with (2x independently-diagnosed) Asperger’s who had people abuse him most of his life, by the way, including the police, in the UK here. Whilst the police weren’t there the times I was robbed or attempted robbery with violence. Not even a phone call back about it, with CCTV and my head bleeding from the violence. I guess they had me ‘flagged’ on their PNC (Police National Computer) as a ‘drug user’ and so, hey! F**k MY human rights, right? Whilst the robbers are freely walking around.

    I have PTSD from the constant (perceived and real) threat and use cannabis to relax – the prohibition against this dried flower makes it far too random whether I’ll get a relaxation or paranoia from it, which in itself is a great crime against honest, innocent users. I also use exercise, music and nature to help me, I’m not a drug addict, but an ex-borderline-alcoholic, too, which the state sanctioned.

    It makes me very angry – if I’m smart enough with all my brain-damage and drug use, to work out the truth, why can’t the voters or the politicians?
    Or why can’t they see that caring is better than being a fearful selfish robot-to-big-money? Delusion is in their minds, and then they point the finger at the ;mental illness’ ’caused’ by cannabis. Lies. It’s caused (on purpose, too!) by the corrupt death-dealing system. That’s ANTI-civilisation, not the paradigm of civilisation we should have developed by the year 2014…

    Off to have a nice cycle and a doob. Or maybe watch some Scooby Doo. I like dogs – dogs have no political agenda, they just want love. We should stop seeing ourselves above them, you know?


  21. Nick
    September 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Hey Jesse & Family!

    I was really moved by your story. It sickens me the things the DEA have done to myself and other families. I personally experienced a similar situation when I was in high school and I was targeted for a sting op/drug raid. They destroyed my parents house and targeted me as a ‘drug kingpin’ of my town. This sadly wasn’t the case and hearing your son also having PTSD from the incident really hit home. Anytime I’m at my house with a small group of friends and I hear a loud noise I immediately am thrown back to the day of the raid and my body becomes paralyzed. My heart beats and I am frozen in fear. My friends have become accustom to apologizing when they make a loud bang because they know how much it startles me. I wish I could donate but my family is struggling financially. If Jesse plays any online video games (computer games? PS4?) maybe we could play together sometime! I know how much having friends who supported me helped and I can’t imagine what it’s like to go through this alone. I’m glad you weren’t expelled and I hope to hear back from you!


  22. Anthony
    October 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    These cops are doing less to help society than these poor children. I’m am really disappointed.

    Drug use is WRONG. This, however is simply a case of desperate cops looking for promotion by targeting innocent children. I hope they come to realize that they should feel shame.

    If you read this please tell Jesse I’m sorry for what happened to him. And my friend who is an Australian police officer thinks this is deplorable.

  23. zark
    February 18, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Whats this cop going to like when hes on the st planting
    on kids who he stops
    he is on his way to being a rogue violent cop ypu folks inthat town keep an eye
    whats with those lame judges why not kick all the charges out they where entrape
    they trude that our school
    but on of the students saw saw the under cover cop being picke up by his dad? he knew the dad because he busted him for speeding a month before.
    so my son got together with a few buddys and made a pan of browines full of xlax
    the cop keep trying to buy weed they told him they only used wed with browines
    and to prove he was on the up an up they would see him a dozen but he would have to eat 2 infront
    of them
    hee hee there was no weed in the cookies so they busted 9 kids for selling weed
    how ever when it got to court the judge kicked the case out
    charged the cops with false arest, the parents sued and got $29.000 each
    but the setilment was kept confidential

    the sight of that u c cop he was look for a place to chance his pants.
    now and then some of th parents send him a doze sets of depends
    that how we do it in canada

  24. zark
    February 18, 2015 at 8:57 am

    i’m french my spelling is bad for give
    jese we in canada ,,, montrea love you

  25. James
    February 18, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    As a father of an autistic son myself, I am just beside myself with the impact that this has on all your lives. The devastation for all of you must be unbearable. Best wishes for you, and hoping to do what I can to contribute, and will push this as much as I can. Question for you, have you talked to NORML about this yet?

  26. Gary
    April 11, 2015 at 10:02 am

    I saw the story on VICE news channel, and was absolutely disgusted how police act in order to increase income through taxes. They are creating perpetrators of children and citizens in order to feed the wheel and drain taxpayer money from the government.

  27. Lady
    April 11, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I just heard of your story today on Vice. I was very moved and angered by your story as I also have a son the same age with AS. I too have had my share of battles with various schools and it’s not easy. Thank goodness for fighters of justice and such caring parents like yourselves. The world needs more. Don’t give up or give in.

  28. keller bell
    August 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    i also just saw the story on vice about this and the way the police arrested him was absolutely fucking disgusting it is infuriating to watch that kid get punished for trying to help his “friend” i cannot understand how anyone can do that to Jesse from what i saw he is simply a lonely kid that was trying to keep his friend and now he is being charged with a felony. not only that he is being charged with a felony for distribution of marijuana on a school campus for middle-manning 0.6 grams of weed! what kind of complete and total piece of shit can do that to another human being let alone a teenage kid. i generally dont hate cops but all the cops involved are going to burn in hell and i hope they all die. if someone were to kill them i would go to the funeral and piss on each one of the graves. The police did not make that school safer, they did not stop drugs from being sold, they did not make the community safer. All that operation glass house accomplished was to manipulate children into acquiring drugs and giving it to them only 3 people that were full time drug dealers were arrested 18 people, 18 fucking kids, were arrested that didn’t even sell drugs most of the people arrested only had drugs in their possession for less than 5 minutes. i cant blame anyone for hating and killing cops anymore. i would never kill a cop because you never know if you are hurting a good cop or a bad cop but at the same time how can you blame someone for fighting back? they ruin peoples life EVERY SINGLE DAY and they get away with it. im happy someone has the balls to punish these motherfuckers. and to any cops that are reading this: Try treating people with respect. try to think about what you are doing to people. its not just the year in prison that you are sentencing them to you are sentencing them to a life of being looked down upon a life of getting turned down for jobs regardless if they are a harder worker and are smarter they still get turned down for the job. would you like it if someone treated you like that? regardless if someone is a criminal or not they still are people with lives and families and hopes and dreams and responsibilities etc. just try treating people with respect i guarantee you will get it back 95% percent of the time. the cops i have dealt with treated me with respect and those are not the cops i am talking about there are very very very many police officers that do their good correctly and treat people like human beings at the same time and to those officers i say thank you for being such a good person even though you are surrounded by people that aren’t so great. i am talking to the testosterone filled muscle bound asshole that use to be bullies in high school then they graduated and found out what little power they possessed and how worthless they really were so they join the police force to be able to pick on people for the government and get fucking medals for it. and the people the were picked on in high school so they hate the world and they have to punish everyone they don,t like every way possible to take out that hatred they hold inside of them from being depressed after all those years of being picked on by the testosterone filled douchebags mentions previously.

  29. John Hancock
    January 6, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Disgusting. WTF. These cops and the entire system should be charged. How the $@=! Is it benefiting America to lock up a kid for their first offense, let alone a disabled kid who is entrapped by some douchebag cop. This cop should be jailed for harassment, for bullying, for being an f’ing dick. I do not think pot should be legal, but decriminalize the shit already. Smoking pot has a time and a place, but do does being a kid and kids need to make mistakes, not be bullied and entrapped by police posing as friends. Wake up America!

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