Skip to comments.Suspect detained over 'extremist' bumper sticker
Posted on 05/07/2009 10:18:20 PM PDT by JSDude1
A Louisiana driver has been stopped and detained for having a "Don't Tread on Me" bumper sticker on his vehicle and warned by a police officer about the "subversive" message it sent, according to the driver's relative.
The situation developed in the small town of Ball, La., where a receptionist at the police department told WND she knew nothing about the traffic stop, during which the "suspect" was investigated for "extremist" activities, the relative said.
It followed by only a few weeks the release of a Department of Homeland Security "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" report, which prompted outrage from legislators and a campaign calling for the resignation of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.
The report cites individuals who sport certain bumper stickers on their vehicles as suspect, and it was delivered to tens of thousands of local law enforcement officers across the nation.
WND is withholding the driver's name and the relative's name at their request.
However, the situation was described on the American Vision blog, too.
According to the relative, the situation happened this way:
Her brother-in-law was driving home from work through the town that has a local reputation for enhancing its budget by stopping speeders and ticketing them. He was pulled over by police officers who told him "he had a subversive survivalist bumper sticker on his car."
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"They proceeded to keep him there on the side of the road while they ran whatever they do to see if you have a record, keeping him standing by the side of the road for 30 minutes," she told WND.
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HEY DHS COME AN GET ME: Becuase you're just a bunch of illigitimate jackbooted 'idiots': YOU HEAR ME :P~!
Don’t believe it.
An anonymous source who claims to be the “relative” of the person who was stopped? Color me skeptical.
It’s WND, too.
Come on. I live in California and I would gladly put that sticker on my car.
Do I think I would be pulled over? No way!
This dude is in Louisiana, a far cry more conservative than California.
What’s wrong with the ORIGINAL Declaration of Independence? (some pertinent excerpts):
“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance......
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation......
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.....
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us....
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.....
...And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
I'm preparing another sign for the other window. It will say:
Yeah becareful friend, I know what you mean, but it does no one anygood in jail..
The situation developed in the small town of Ball, La., where a receptionist at the police department told WND she knew nothing about the traffic stop, during which the “suspect” was investigated for “extremist” activities, the relative said.
I don’t believe this story. They have no proof of the stop. Perhaps somebody wants their 15 minutes of fame.
Perhaps, or perhaps not, if there is confirmation in the next day or two in other news sources, then we will know for sure..!
Truthfully I hope it is false because if true it would be so outrageous.
“Color me skeptical.”
I agree. And speaking as an old Southern boy, despite what is seen on TV and the movies, my experience with small town law enforcement officers is that they are courteous and professional. We do have our towns and individual officers who are jokes, but that seems to be the exception rather than the rule.—JM
This is not the first time I’ve read a story about cops in louisiana-—pulling over out of towners for small time stuff. (The last story was about a biker being harassed) This wouldn’t surprise me in the least.
Where I live the Cops have the dont tread on me on their POV.I guess they will have to try and take us all.
I got it for a tattoo in 2002.
That what makes the story believable to me
Definitely weak beer. Maybe it just said "tread on me," because that's what he acts like.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY THE “DON’T TREAD ON ME STICKERS”?
I don’t drive, do you suppose they have small stickers? For envelopes etc.