What was the supposed “probable cause” that led the police to make this stop? Ummm…..
On the back of Jonas-Boggioni’s car was a Buckeye leaf decal, similar to the one players’ have on their helmets, and cops mistakenly thought it was marijuana leaf. Yes, really. “What are you doing with a marijuana sticker on your bumper?” one of the cops asked Jonas-Boggioni. After trying to explain that the sticker was not a marijuana leaf and that she and her husband were not trafficking drugs cross-country, the police advised Jonas-Boggioni to remove the sticker as to not cause any more confusion.
Never do the police in a police state, simply go, “Oops, we goofed.” Instead it’s, “You, person we’ve stopped using our black vehicles, change whatever it is that we were stupid about.” And even it was a marijuana leaf, that is not or should not be grounds for an encounter with armed government agents.