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    Pro-pot man says police pulled him over because of his pro-pot bumper sticker

    A pro-pot group alleges that an Aurora police officer pulled over one of its members this week because he had a marijuana legalization sticker on the back of his vehicle.
    Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation, or SAFER - which persuaded Denver voters to legalize adult possession of a small amount of marijuana - alleges the officer told Paul Wansing he was "offended" by the sticker and cited the 25- year-old chef for having a cracked windshield and an air freshener dangling from his rearview mirror.
    The officer, who wasn't identified, allegedly told Wansing that he wouldn't have been cited if he didn't have the sticker on his vehicle and that he didn't want his children to see such "trash."
    SAFER is planning a rally outside Aurora police headquarters today.
    "This is just another case of law enforcement trying to intimidate someone for their political views," said Mason Tvert, who headed up the campaign for the Denver measure.
    Aurora police Sgt. Rudy Herrera said the department would look into Wansing's allegations, and officers eventually would like to interview him.
    Wansing couldn't be reached for comment on Thursday.
    "There is little doubt this same individual would not have been pulled over if his car was displaying a Coors Light logo," Tvert said.
    SAFER was able to get 54 percent of Denver voters to back the initiative on the November ballot that makes it legal for adults to possess up to 1 ounce of pot.
    Denver officers, however, fall back on state law to continue ticketing people possessing small amounts of marijuana, prompting SAFER to pursue a statewide initiative.
    The group needs to collect nearly 68,000 signatures from registered voters by August to get a statewide initiative on next November's ballot.

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    Was his windshield cracked? Ill bet it was...

    So shut your hippie mouth and take a freakin bath.
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    I will be the first to admit, the Aurora officer should have kept his mouth shut - and then checked the tires for proper tread depth, used the air freshener as PC to search the car, made sure the seatbelts were operational, look for drug paraphernalia (possession of which is a misdemeanor, versus pot possession, which is a class 1 petty offense), well, you get the idea!

    SAFER is a collection of people who think they can accomplish in a few years what NORML couldn't do in 5 decades.

    My PERSONAL opinion: You want to smoke bud in your own home, I am NOT going to peek into your windows. Flash it around in public or having it in your car, bringing it to my attention, or drive under the influence, and I will do something about it.

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    I'll agree with that. He should have kept his mouth shut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterK
    I'll agree with that. He should have kept his mouth shut.
    Don't get me wrong - Aurora has some very good cops. Trouble is, they know it. And their attitude frequently gets them in trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainCop
    I will be the first to admit, the Aurora officer should have kept his mouth shut - and then checked the tires for proper tread depth, used the air freshener as PC to search the car, made sure the seatbelts were operational, look for drug paraphernalia (possession of which is a misdemeanor, versus pot possession, which is a class 1 petty offense), well, you get the idea!

    SAFER is a collection of people who think they can accomplish in a few years what NORML couldn't do in 5 decades.

    My PERSONAL opinion: You want to smoke bud in your own home, I am NOT going to peek into your windows. Flash it around in public or having it in your car, bringing it to my attention, or drive under the influence, and I will do something about it.

    Good post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm357
    Good post.
    Thanks!

    And remember: "Quality is Job something or other..."

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    I have never seen a pothead rally for anything...i think it will be something like this "dude ummm weeee shhooouuld doooo sooommeeethhhiinngg....yeeeaaa hh mmaann.....whhatt waas iii ssaayyiiinngg....wwooooww mmaann"


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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainCop
    I will be the first to admit, the Aurora officer should have kept his mouth shut - and then checked the tires for proper tread depth, used the air freshener as PC to search the car, made sure the seatbelts were operational, look for drug paraphernalia (possession of which is a misdemeanor, versus pot possession, which is a class 1 petty offense), well, you get the idea!
    For all we know the SAFER member is just trying to start something and lied. I would hope an officer would not say that he wouldn't have been cited if he didn't have the sticker on his vehicle and that he didn't want his children to see such "trash."

    I could see why the SAFER member would lie to push his own agenda.

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    I wouldn't sweat the rally if I was them. Chances are it'll never happen.

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    My late uncle (a Sheriff's Deputy in Natchez, Mississippi) honed this sort of situation into an art form... After writing up the guy for everything he could find, he'd have greeted him goodbye with the mandatory "have a nice day" and with a big huge grin woulda added something like "nice drug sticker".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEK320
    I have never seen a pothead rally for anything...i think it will be something like this "dude ummm weeee shhooouuld doooo sooommeeethhhiinngg....yeeeaaa hh mmaann.....whhatt waas iii ssaayyiiinngg....wwooooww mmaann"
    Well said!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisGlock40
    For all we know the SAFER member is just trying to start something and lied. I would hope an officer would not say that he wouldn't have been cited if he didn't have the sticker on his vehicle and that he didn't want his children to see such "trash."

    I could see why the SAFER member would lie to push his own agenda.
    Yeah, I genuinely doubt that the officer actually said that. But I wasn't there, so no Monday morning quarterbacking here

    Aurora has a really sharp police force. They have to with all the gang problems and the Colfax red-light district running right through the city. Dumb cops don't last long in their department - they weed them out in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainCop
    Yeah, I genuinely doubt that the officer actually said that. But I wasn't there, so no Monday morning quarterbacking here

    Aurora has a really sharp police force. They have to with all the gang problems and the Colfax red-light district running right through the city. Dumb cops don't last long in their department - they weed them out in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisGlock40
    I thought you'd catch that

 

 

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