Here’s a video taken by a couple of guys harassed by armed government workers in Arizona who pulled their car over for a non-crime (having tinted windows, which the cars of armed government workers always have) and then claimed they “smelled marijuana.”
This is one of those magic phrases that armed government workers use to get around whatever flimsy, threadbare constitutional protections remain to protect us from being abused by armed government workers.
Other such phrases include “Officer Safety” and “someone called.”
The beautiful thing – from the standpoint of the armed government worker – is that these terms are meaningless. Or rather, can mean anything. There is nothing objective – and so, no way to defend against depredations based upon such gauzy assertions of nothingness.
“I smelled marijuana.” Well, I smell shit. Is it in your pants or in your mouth?
“Officer Safety!” This is the best one, the absolute trump card – since anything the “officer” says construes some sort of “threat” to his “safety” becomes the basis for justifying – legalizing – anything he wants to do to you.
And of course, the idiocy of the thing itself – this business of gum-smacking, sunglass wearing government thugs rooting through people’s property, arresting them and so on because a plant has been decreed to be an illegal “drug.”
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