Skip to comments.Buckeye leaf mistaken by Tennessee police
Posted on 02/17/2013 8:34:30 AM PST by redreno
Tennessee police might need better instruction in botany and Buckeye football.
A 65-year-old woman recently came under suspicion, she reported, for having a Buckeye leaf decal on her car. The cops mistook it for a marijuana symbol.
Its just amazing they would be that dumb, Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni said.
She lives in Plano, Texas, but she grew up in Columbus and is known as a lifelong Buckeyes fan.
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No, no it's not.
Just show the cops a few young Texas Star Hibiscus if you want to get them interested. :)
Are they saying it would have been okay to pull them over if it had been a marijuana leaf sticker? No other reason to pull them over?
No, they would bring a dog, the dog would bark, and then the Bill of Rights would cease to exist.
So now decals are illegal?
I can’t do it but I’m sure there’s an FR out there who can post what a Buckeye tree leaf looks like and what maryjane looks like.
I’m waiting for the cops and holster-sniffers to come along and justify this astounding level of ignorance.
The one bright spot in this incident is that at least there were no dogs shot.
OMG! I've been buying commie gasoline!
They've been taking leasons from the L.A.P.D. , color blind can't tell the difference between blue or gray
Sounds like a local-yokel who must have thought that pot dealers put stickers on their cars to advertise like an ice cream truck.
Lowing the standard test to give people a job will kill us all.
They were told to check the car because it had a sticker that the cops thought meant the drivers were advertising that they were transporting marijuana? They are that dumb or paranoid?
No, I don’t think that any department is going to own up to this one if the driver didn’t remember who it was it will never be known. The cops will cover this episode of serial stupidity up completely.
“Neither the Tennessee Highway Patrol nor the Shelby County sheriffs office in Memphis had information about the traffic stop. A marijuana sticker would not be a sufficient reason to stop a car, said a spokeswoman for the West Tennessee Drug Task Force.”
I’m pretty sure if this was me, I would have been arrested. I wouldn’t have taken this without tons of snarky comments and a lot of “are you REALLY that stupid Deputy Fife?”
In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled Buckeye leaf mistaken by Tennessee police, mosesdapoet wrote:
I cant do it but Im sure theres an FR out there who can post what a Buckeye tree leaf looks like and what maryjane looks like.
BTW Unless there is a statute which prohibits the illustration, or reproduction of the reefer leaf which is placed in public view. That’s a faulty cop stop and a law suit should be shortly comming.
THP and Shelby County Sheriffs lie in wait for vehicles with Texas plates on I-40 everyday. They actually get a lot of yields.
Like that Cheech and Chong movie with the herb mobile
Im waiting for the cops and holster-sniffers to come along and justify this astounding level of ignorance.
This was a good mistake on the part of the police. I can see how it was made in good faith.
Had I been stopped for the same, I would have thanked them for their attention to details...even if wrong.
7 posted on Sunday, February 17, 2013 8:16:48 AM by kjo (+)
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Smells like a hoax.
But don't you DARE call them jackboots.
It does not matter if she did have a marajuana leaf on her bumper sticker. Its not again’st the law.
“Baby On Board” is druggie code word for “I’m transporting Ganja”. Haven’t these cops figured that one out yet?
Wasn’t there a time when “potheads” had “HONOR OUR VETS”, the American Flag or some such patriotic saying/symbol on their vehicle just KEEP them under the law’s radar?... I wonder if they still do, like “SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT?”
I’ve heard an Obama sticker is code for choom wagon. They’d better get right on it.
My dad mistakes just about every leaf for marijuana. Maple leaves, oak leaves, tomato leaves, rose leaves, parsley leaves . . . you name it, dad has complained about it being MJ.
I’m dreading the day he says that to the wrong person and we end up with a SWAT team at the door.
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Yes, especially when the vehicle is headed westbound. I saw this link at the comments below the article. It explains what you’re talking about.
DO NOT CONSENT TO A SEARCH BEFORE YOUR ARREST!
Even if it was a picture of a pot plant, that doesn’t give them cause to pull you over.
And, BTW, no, I can’t see the mistake being made in good faith. It looks nothing like a pot plant, with the possible exception that both plants are green.