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Buckeye leaf mistaken by Tennessee police
www.dispatch.com ^ | Thursday February 14, 2013 9:08 AM | Joe Blundo

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.

“It’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dispatch.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; 4thamendment; badcopnodonut; govtabuse; illegalstop; tyranny; warondrugs

1 posted on 02/17/2013 8:34:37 AM PST by redreno
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To: redreno
“It’s just amazing they would be that dumb,” Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni said.

No, no it's not.

2 posted on 02/17/2013 8:36:16 AM PST by southern rock
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To: redreno

Just show the cops a few young Texas Star Hibiscus if you want to get them interested. :)


3 posted on 02/17/2013 8:38:21 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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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?


4 posted on 02/17/2013 8:40:43 AM PST by Honcho Bongs (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. - Churchill)
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To: Honcho Bongs

No, they would bring a dog, the dog would bark, and then the Bill of Rights would cease to exist.


5 posted on 02/17/2013 8:43:36 AM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: redreno

So now decals are illegal?


6 posted on 02/17/2013 8:44:01 AM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: redreno

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.


7 posted on 02/17/2013 8:44:15 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: redreno

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.


8 posted on 02/17/2013 8:45:48 AM PST by NVDave
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To: redreno

OMG! I've been buying commie gasoline!

9 posted on 02/17/2013 8:46:36 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: redreno
“It’s just amazing they would be that dumb,” Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni said.

They've been taking leasons from the L.A.P.D. , color blind can't tell the difference between blue or gray

10 posted on 02/17/2013 8:48:53 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Honcho Bongs
Neither the Tennessee Highway Patrol nor the Shelby County sheriff’s 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.

Sounds like a local-yokel who must have thought that pot dealers put stickers on their cars to advertise like an ice cream truck.

11 posted on 02/17/2013 8:49:20 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com)
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To: redreno

Lowing the standard test to give people a job will kill us all.


12 posted on 02/17/2013 8:50:34 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: redreno

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 sheriff’s 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.”


13 posted on 02/17/2013 8:52:42 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: redreno

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?”


14 posted on 02/17/2013 8:54:15 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: mosesdapoet

In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled Buckeye leaf mistaken by Tennessee police, mosesdapoet wrote:
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.

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.


15 posted on 02/17/2013 8:59:48 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

THP and Shelby County Sheriffs lie in wait for vehicles with Texas plates on I-40 everyday. They actually get a lot of yields.


16 posted on 02/17/2013 9:02:48 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Like that Cheech and Chong movie with the herb mobile


17 posted on 02/17/2013 9:15:15 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: NVDave; kjo

I’m waiting for the cops and holster-sniffers to come along and justify this astounding level of ignorance.

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To: pepsionice

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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18 posted on 02/17/2013 9:23:43 AM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: redreno

Smells like a hoax.


19 posted on 02/17/2013 9:24:06 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: redreno

20 posted on 02/17/2013 9:31:51 AM PST by jaz.357 (Contrary To Ordinary)
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To: redreno
And here I thought all those years The Ohio State football players were counting the joints they smoked.


21 posted on 02/17/2013 9:32:06 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: redreno
Before they let her go on her way, the officers advised Jonas-Boggioni to remove the decal from her car.

But don't you DARE call them jackboots.

22 posted on 02/17/2013 9:34:05 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: redreno

It does not matter if she did have a marajuana leaf on her bumper sticker. Its not again’st the law.


23 posted on 02/17/2013 9:40:17 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: redreno

“Baby On Board” is druggie code word for “I’m transporting Ganja”. Haven’t these cops figured that one out yet?


24 posted on 02/17/2013 10:56:54 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: redreno

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?”


25 posted on 02/17/2013 10:58:45 AM PST by rusureitflies? (A person becomes lost when they reject the Holy Spirit.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I’ve heard an Obama sticker is code for choom wagon. They’d better get right on it.


26 posted on 02/17/2013 11:01:47 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: redreno

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.


27 posted on 02/17/2013 11:27:23 AM PST by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: mosesdapoet
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.

Click here to learn how: FR HTML Sandbox 2013

28 posted on 02/17/2013 12:38:15 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: catfish1957; redreno
Just show the cops a few young Texas Star Hibiscus if you want to get them interested. :)
29 posted on 02/17/2013 12:46:05 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Coldwater Creek; Anitius Severinus Boethius

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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMVIdA3UEcU


30 posted on 02/17/2013 1:23:28 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: redreno
Want to see how screwed up Tennessee is? Watch the first clip from NC5 here:

DO NOT CONSENT TO A SEARCH BEFORE YOUR ARREST!

31 posted on 02/17/2013 1:35:11 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: redreno

32 posted on 02/17/2013 1:37:34 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: loungitude

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.


33 posted on 02/17/2013 6:59:29 PM PST by NVDave
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