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Probably the only bumper sticker I ever put on my car was in 1972 supporting the CMI, the original California Marijuana Initiative. Had a pretty, green MJ leaf picture on it.  Funny thing is that I wasn't using pot at the time and hadn't since college.

 

But I got stopped by a Pasadena cop who proceeded to tell me that a U turn I made was not legal. I was quite certain it was since I had studied driving laws quite closely (the actual code, not the DMV pamphlet). There's a lot of obscure rules about when and where U turns are legal and I think the cop either didn't know them in detail, or didn't expect me to know them. He seemed a bit flustered with me arguing and, after a few minutes, just said: "Well, don't do that again" and left.

 

I suspect that bumper sticker had something to do with him stopping me. Only time I've ever been pulled over and for a BS reason at that.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_19_(1972)

 

 

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13 hours ago, cashnocredit said:

Probably the only bumper sticker I ever put on my car was in 1972 supporting the CMI, the original California Marijuana Initiative. Had a pretty, green MJ leaf picture on it.  Funny thing is that I wasn't using pot at the time and hadn't since college.

 

But I got stopped by a Pasadena cop who proceeded to tell me that a U turn I made was not legal. I was quite certain it was since I had studied driving laws quite closely (the actual code, not the DMV pamphlet). There's a lot of obscure rules about when and where U turns are legal and I think the cop either didn't know them in detail, or didn't expect me to know them. He seemed a bit flustered with me arguing and, after a few minutes, just said: "Well, don't do that again" and left.

 

I suspect that bumper sticker had something to do with him stopping me. Only time I've ever been pulled over and for a BS reason at that.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_19_(1972)

 

 

Bumper stickers definitely can contribute to stops...years and years ago, the KLOL stickers in Houston tended to serve as PC for the stops north of town in Humpy Parker's jurisdiction.  Lots and lots of stems and seeds arrests would ensue...

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28 minutes ago, centex said:

Bumper stickers definitely can contribute to stops...years and years ago, the KLOL stickers in Houston tended to serve as PC for the stops north of town in Humpy Parker's jurisdiction.  Lots and lots of stems and seeds arrests would ensue...

Yeah, though PC is a bit of a stretch :)

 

Reminds me of the time when their was a story in our local paper about a nearby massage parlor where the customers were harassed after they left. Being curious students with probing curiosity and a student newspaper in search of cool stories, a group of us piled in the car and interviewed the woman at the front desk. She provided a bit more detail. On the way back we noticed a very visible cop car was closely following us. We did the obvious thing and drove all over the turning this way and that. After some time the cop pulled us over claiming to have stopped us for not signaling the required 100' prior to an intersection. He then alluded to where we had been. So we explained we were writing a story for our student newspaper and thanked him for adding a bit more to it.  He didn't ticket us.

 

Reminds me of a "Wall Stop," which was explained to us as jurors that cops can always find a reason to stop a vehicle. In that case it was to isolate a federal investigation but nab some dealers that had just been surveiled doing a drug deal by the feds. "Tickling the tail of the dragon" was what they called it. Interesting phrase that I had only heard previously in regard to some early experiments during the Manhattan Project. 

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