Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Lawsuit: Man Arrested, Searched For Marijuana Solely For Having Colorado License Plate
CBS Seattle ^ | March 28, 2014 | Benjamin Fearnow

Posted on 03/30/2014 2:38:34 PM PDT by CedarDave

Boise, Idaho (CBS SEATTLE) – An Idaho state trooper arrested and fully searched a 70-year-old Washington man’s vehicle solely because he had a Colorado license plate – a state where marijuana is legal – a federal “license plate profiling” lawsuit alleges.

Darien Roseen was driving along I-84 between his second home in Colorado and Washington state on Jan. 25 when Idaho State Trooper Justin Klitch “immediately” pulled out from the Interstate median and began “rapidly accelerating” to catch up to Roseen, according to the complaint in a Courthouse News Service report. Exiting at a designated rest area, Roseen says he became “uncomfortable” that Klitch had followed him though he had not “done anything wrong.”

~~ snip ~~

“At no point did Trooper Klitch’s line of questioning relate to Mr. Roseen’s alleged improper driving pattern,” the complaint states. “Instead, Trooper Klitch immediately accused Mr. Roseen of transporting something illegal.”

Roseen’s attorney, Mark Coonts, told Courthouse News that his client’s constitutional rights were given no regard.

“We believe that Americans should be able to travel interstate highways without being harassed and unlawfully detained because of license-plate profiling,” said Coonts. “Our client, Mr. Roseen, is a 70-year-old retiree who was returning from his daughter’s baby shower. He was stopped in Idaho and deprived of his constitutional rights because he was driving a car with a license plate from a state that ISP associated with marijuana.”

(Excerpt) Read more at seattle.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Colorado; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; drugs; licenseplate; marijuana; police; profiling
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-162 next last
After requests by Officer Klitch to search the vehicle, Roseen agreed. When the officer claimed he smelled marijuana in the trunk (despite it being a very windy day), Roseen was "detained" and the car driven to the Payette County Sheriff's office for a full search. Upon finding no illegal drugs, Roseen was released and issued a citation for “inattentive/careless” driving.

At least they didn't give him an anal cavity search like at least two cases in southwestern NM following a traffic stop.

1 posted on 03/30/2014 2:38:34 PM PDT by CedarDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: CedarDave
Even I-da-Ho' cops are Jack Booted Thugs?

The Country is LOST!

2 posted on 03/30/2014 2:41:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Right, and also lucky for him he didn’t have say $500 or $1000 in cash on him, or they would have seized that in all likelihood.

This sh*t has got to stop, excuse my language.


3 posted on 03/30/2014 2:42:00 PM PDT by jocon307
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave
Complete story from Courthouse News website:

'License Plate Profiling' in Idaho

4 posted on 03/30/2014 2:43:00 PM PDT by CedarDave (John Bolton comparing Kerry to Putin: "A cupcake negotiating with a steak knife.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave
"Trooper Klitch asked him, ‘When is the last time you used any marijuana?’"

When did the cop stop abusing minors?

5 posted on 03/30/2014 2:43:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

We have a local cop that pulls this crap with everybody. Officer Swanson.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 2:43:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Read another article that more people are coming forward with similar treatment. This is really sad. We visited Idaho in 2010... would have been very disappointed to have been stopped based on our plates.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 2:43:45 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jocon307

But, most importantly, the cop went home safe that night.

Am I right?


8 posted on 03/30/2014 2:45:41 PM PDT by FAA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Gun owners should be watching this one carefully. From time to time, I’ve heard of drivers from ‘pro-gun ownership’ states being pulled over in places like NYC and DC due to the suspicion that the driver could have firearms in their vehicle.


9 posted on 03/30/2014 2:45:54 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jocon307

Read the entire story from the Courthouse News link above. Very scary; his rights were violated from the start.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 2:46:11 PM PDT by CedarDave (John Bolton comparing Kerry to Putin: "A cupcake negotiating with a steak knife.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave
Giving Klitch permission to search his vehicle, however, proved to be a mistake, Roseen says.

Apparently...

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc"

11 posted on 03/30/2014 2:47:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bigheadfred

What County should I be avoiding?


12 posted on 03/30/2014 2:48:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

All I have to say about this is, get over it. I mean, I was stopped so many times in my youth because I had long hair, searched, handcuffed while they did it, and even accused of planning a crime. Each time they let me go, no charges. It’s what they do. Fascists will always harasses us


13 posted on 03/30/2014 2:48:23 PM PDT by realcleanguy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

UUHH...OOHH!! Here we go.


14 posted on 03/30/2014 2:49:04 PM PDT by deweyfrank
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ican'tbelieveit
Read another article that more people are coming forward with similar treatment. This is really sad. We visited Idaho in 2010... would have been very disappointed to have been stopped based on our plates.

In a few months, the State Police will have the opportunity to stop vehicles from a second state with legal MJ - Washington.

15 posted on 03/30/2014 2:49:18 PM PDT by CedarDave (John Bolton comparing Kerry to Putin: "A cupcake negotiating with a steak knife.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: KoRn

I NEVER attempt to cross Ill. with Lib’ “contraband”.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 2:50:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave
The Idaho cop should know that if he were transporting marijuana from Colorado to Washington, it would not be profitable since both state sell it LEGALLY.

Idaho what is wrong with you?

17 posted on 03/30/2014 2:50:38 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave
"In a few months, the State Police will have the opportunity to stop vehicles from a second state with legal MJ - Washington. "

Well, that should provide many hours of entertainment given the numbers of Wash. plates attempting to traverse the I-da-Ho' land mass.

18 posted on 03/30/2014 2:52:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

Bingham. Particularly Shelley. This one is total a hole.

I looked a bit and this Klutz trooper sounds like another typical jackboot.

Idaho is surrounded by states allowing medical, or just plain smoking, pot.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 2:52:22 PM PDT by bigheadfred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: realcleanguy

60’s hippies were actually Libertarians....


20 posted on 03/30/2014 2:53:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

One of the consequences of a regime of vices.

Primus - My Name Is Mud (LYRICS)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCf40wrpdlc


21 posted on 03/30/2014 2:53:54 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

I thought I-84 ran from I-90 Sturbridge MA to Dunsmore PA ending at I-81.


22 posted on 03/30/2014 2:54:00 PM PDT by dancusa (Molon Labe)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bigheadfred
"Bingham County"

Krap, I go that way relatively frequently (for me anyway). MT has all sorts of Medical MJ joints now.

23 posted on 03/30/2014 2:55:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave
Giving Klitch permission to search his vehicle, however, proved to be a mistake, Roseen says.

It usually is.

24 posted on 03/30/2014 2:56:12 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: bigheadfred

Maybe a (not unreasonable) mud pack on the plate is warranted.


25 posted on 03/30/2014 2:56:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

There are repercussions for Colorado’s decisions.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 2:56:46 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bigheadfred

I wuz always happy to be staying overnight in Idaho Falls.


27 posted on 03/30/2014 2:57:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

I really want to know when was the last time that the cop beat his wife.


28 posted on 03/30/2014 2:58:28 PM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Yeah well, I was once stopped because I was driving without my shirt on. The CHP officer entered the freeway, saw a Nissan tailgating my Mustang, pulled up behind the Nissan and red-lighted him. When the Nissan pulled to the right the CHP didn’t want him but pulled ahead meaning the red lights were for me. The officer told me he stopped me because I had my shirt off and that given the time of day (4pm) I appeared to be a construction worker coming home and that in his experiences construction workers have a bad habit of drinking and driving. I asked him if he really stopped me because I didn’t have a shirt on and he said that had I been wearing a shirt “we wouldn’t be here now”. I asked him what about the tailgater and he said tailgaters aren’t as dangerous as drunk drivers.


29 posted on 03/30/2014 2:59:45 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dancusa

There is a second I-84 that runs from Portland (OR) to Utah.


30 posted on 03/30/2014 2:59:54 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: realcleanguy; wku man; Windflier; NFHale; Old Sarge; Fightin Whitey; AllAmericanGirl44; Marcella; ..

“Get over it”? Nope.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 3:00:06 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: jocon307

[ Right, and also lucky for him he didn’t have say $500 or $1000 in cash on him, or they would have seized that in all likelihood.

This sh*t has got to stop, excuse my language. ]

HOW DARE A CITIZEN CARRY CURENCY ON THE KING’S GRUNDS!!!!


32 posted on 03/30/2014 3:00:11 PM PDT by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

There’s much more to the story behind the link.


33 posted on 03/30/2014 3:02:25 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

all honest lawmen should get out now.

when the reset occurs government at all levels is gonna be cleansed of this corruptness.


34 posted on 03/30/2014 3:03:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dancusa

In the west I-84 runs east from Portland OR, southeast through southern ID and into northern UT where it joins N-S I-15. Most of the time it is a 75-mph interstate except in Oregon where they are anal about speed limits and require an attendant to pump your gas.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 3:03:07 PM PDT by CedarDave (John Bolton comparing Kerry to Putin: "A cupcake negotiating with a steak knife.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

I F isn’t too bad.

Stay out of the bar over at the Shilo Inn unless you are Mexican or just looking for a fight.


36 posted on 03/30/2014 3:03:51 PM PDT by bigheadfred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: ExCTCitizen

It is not legally sold at this point in Washington State except for medical marijuana and those permits are not recognized in other states.


37 posted on 03/30/2014 3:05:35 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave; Alaska Wolf; TexasFreeper2009
JBT Ping list


38 posted on 03/30/2014 3:07:34 PM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

“When’s the last time you used marijuana?”

“Hmmm, now lemme think. Yeah, when was the last time you molested a choir boy?”

JBT’s

You can’t search nuttin without a proper warrant.

FKr.

You lied under color of authority.

Abused the 4th, 5th and 10th amendments and might as well toss in the 1st. You sought to legally and lawfully deprive me of my rights and begin prosecution of me based soley on where I had been and your presumptuous and pompous accusation, which extant to your deceipt implies you know who or what group of people I associate with.

I think I’d even go so far as to say you violated my 6th amendment fir excessive bailment and attendent provisions.

I would have no problem shooting your dogs to make a point but , fir the fact, I love doggies and can’t stand destruction of an innocent life.

If your dog could talk I’m certain we’d learn what a real Class -A Richard Head you are.

Dogs are like that you know. Honest and kind to a fault, unlike despicable wretches such as yourself.

You poosy. If you were snail slime there would never be a trail, as snails would be too embarrased to leave any trace of your miserable existence.

You will get yours.

Karma is such a bitch and there are days I thank God she is content on the hunt to, as she says, “pay it backward”. Mercilessly and with extreme prejudice.

When at the age of 70 you find yourself in despair, think back through your life and let your pussilescent presence be a torture to your mind and conscience until you are worm food.

FOAD

GTHaB.....


39 posted on 03/30/2014 3:07:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: familyop
There’s much more to the story behind the link.

Don't keep it secret -- tell us about it.

40 posted on 03/30/2014 3:09:45 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: ExCTCitizen

An officer has to be promoted to detective before he can figure that out. /s


41 posted on 03/30/2014 3:10:08 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

Paladin, you are so correct. Liberals of today would have been considered fascists of the 1970’s


42 posted on 03/30/2014 3:12:31 PM PDT by realcleanguy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Don’t ever answer a cop’s questions and don’t ever give a cop permission to search your vehicle even if you are doing nothing wrong.


43 posted on 03/30/2014 3:13:31 PM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void

The LEO was just following orders, what’s the big deal?

NOW can I be on the JBT ping list?


44 posted on 03/30/2014 3:13:37 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to lawlessness.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Just sounds like a continuation of an unwritten reality that has gone on for more than half a century. A car with a “New York” or “New Jersey” liscense plate is always going to be a hair more likely pulled over in “Louisiana” or “Arkansas,” and vice-versa. Especially when a raggedy car and a raggedy driver are added into the mix.

Now, with the state of “Colorado” being synonymous with dope and dopeheads, it opens up a new welcome target. Hello, reality.


45 posted on 03/30/2014 3:14:50 PM PDT by greene66
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Unless Idaho is pulling over every vehicle from CO this lawsuit is bogus


46 posted on 03/30/2014 3:18:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KevinB

“Do you have a warrant?”

“Am I under arrest?”

“Am i free to go?”

The only three questions you should ever ask a cop who has pulled you over


47 posted on 03/30/2014 3:23:15 PM PDT by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: vetvetdoug
There are repercussions for Colorado’s decisions.

I chose to take my $4k ski vacation with my son this year in Utah rather than Colorado in significant measure because of my opposition to the pot laws.

48 posted on 03/30/2014 3:23:44 PM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: steve86; familyop

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/28/suit-claims-idaho-state-trooper-assumed-driver-had-weed-because-of-colorado-license-plate/

Well with a little bit of searching it turns out that there are a few more details.

And every one of them make officer donut here look more out of control.

Familop meant that there was more crap done by the dipshit with the badge, right?


49 posted on 03/30/2014 3:25:44 PM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: GraceG

Bingo!


50 posted on 03/30/2014 3:26:19 PM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-162 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson