Reader: Nebraskans hate people in Colorado almost as much as they hate pot

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Our latest post about pot profiling, featuring data showing that in one Nebraska county, drivers of cars with Colorado plates are cited more frequently than natives by the state patrol, inspired more stories of traffic stops for no good reason. But that shouldn't be a surprise according to this reader.

Chad Ritter writes:

Just so everyone is clear on the subject. A police officer can pull you over for ANY reason they want. They call it "probable cause". All he has to do is "think" there's something wrong and it gives him legal right. Nebraska has always profiled Colorado drivers because of the football rivalry. They don't like Colorado people, never have, that's no secret. They DO NOT like weed there, never have. Don't be stupid, drive careful and don't bring the herb. The laws there are the same as when it became decriminalized here. 100$ fine for possesion of less that an ounce. Don't bring any more than that and you won't get arrested. Don't be a "fool" and you won't get busted. NEVER go to Texas or a few other states with even a seed. One seed can get you 20 years in Texas if they want to be dicks. Nebraska is the last place we have to worry about, lol.

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Ron Chitwood
Ron Chitwood

Amber Dickinson if I'm dumb then ignorance is bliss

Jacob Edward
Jacob Edward

And? At least I can write a coherent sentence.

Amber Dickinson
Amber Dickinson

Obviously. Look at the comments. Half the ppl don't even know where Nebraska is. Lol ignorance.

Amber Dickinson
Amber Dickinson

Lol..whoa calm down day. Lol. I love Colorado and Nebraska. I consider them both my home. Ppl are douches everywhere.

Day Lowe Venable
Day Lowe Venable

Nebraska maybe bad but at least all our cops are not taking time to go fuck prostitutes while on the clock and we're paying them for it. DPD can't even get to calls on time to busy getting laid.

Ron Chitwood
Ron Chitwood

How stupid! The drugs come from California to Colorado which would make some people really not knowing.

Amber Dickinson
Amber Dickinson

Trav...smh lol you crazy. All the weed comes from co. We both know it. Obviously they fk with Colorado plates. Lol

Ossama Hussein
Ossama Hussein

but, the docs out there will give me all the vicoden and morphine i can handle...funny lil world, isnt it

Ossama Hussein
Ossama Hussein

it dont take much when ive known every cop in a town of 5000 people to be careless. those who dont conform to that societys way of life are outlaws

Heather 'Dizzy' Dizmang
Heather 'Dizzy' Dizmang

why even leave a rude comment? everyone moving to denver usually has no children and is around the age of 27. both are great states and people from Nebraska live here so they can be close to home but in an active metro. I love Nebraska and I'm loving Colorado too. chill out people.

Rob Karnisky
Rob Karnisky

It stems from the football rivalry, which Tom Osborne, the Nebraska coach, would not even acknowledge. They've never understood about sportsmanship.

Trudy Domson
Trudy Domson

Omaha is a unique city, as it has the highest number of millionaires per capita in the nation ...Warren Buffet, my boss, from NE...the list of famous people with ties to NE is huge.

Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin

Who ever said we like Nebraska?! Cuz I'm preeeeetty sure we don't give two shits

Ashleigh Anna
Ashleigh Anna

Since when does "probable cause" mean that cops can pull over anyone they want based on a whim? There has to be a reason. WTF is this reader talking about?

arcondict
arcondict

Wyoming folks don't like Colorado people either. But they need them to keep bringing in income (mostly tourism)and they know it!

Michael Beckerman
Michael Beckerman

They don't hate Colorado at all. They are just jealous of it. Those are two very different things. Colorado is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. People travel from all over the world to come here. That's one's easy math. Besides, John Denver didn't write any hit songs about Nebraska.

Nick Ornelas
Nick Ornelas

Jacob Edward, you ain't even got a profile pic...

Ryan Hodros
Ryan Hodros

I gross generalization about large group of people I've never really met too!

Pam Stiffler
Pam Stiffler

Where the N on the college helmets stands for knowledge...

Grant Runyan
Grant Runyan

You should. A waste if the tax dollars you pay

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

I welcome their hatred....as a Sooner, they already hate me.  I enjoyed it when the Sooners crushed the corncobbgers when nebraska was running in fear from the Big 12 so nebraska could focus on their men's figure skating.

Taylor Lawrence
Taylor Lawrence

I've never heard of Greeley. But, if it smells anything like Nebraska, I will be steering clear.

John Martinez
John Martinez

Don't you mean because it's were a "blue state with pot smokers"? Nebraska, Texas and Utah should have a contest to see which state sucks the most

Clark Snyder
Clark Snyder

What did you expect? Unintended consequences are a bitch.

Jacob Edward
Jacob Edward

Sounds like you're just super careless to me.

Jacob Edward
Jacob Edward

You mean like the western slope that has to do the same thing, hiring teachers from out of state to work in poor agrarian areas?

Jacob Edward
Jacob Edward

You're an idiot. Nobody's jealous of you.

Ed Haas
Ed Haas

Maybe you've never been to Omaha then. Not even trying to be elitist, it's just extremely boring to me.

Jacob Edward
Jacob Edward

There are probably more strip malls in Aurora than there are in the whole state of Nebraska put together. When did Coloradoans become so elitist?

Jacob Edward
Jacob Edward

Because Denver is the closest big city for several hundred miles.

Jack Quinn
Jack Quinn

I thought the only people in Nebraska were the 100000 who go to the Nebraska football games and a few farms.

bpdispatcher
bpdispatcher

Well, the series is 49-18-2 in favor of Nebraska.. Doesn't look like a rivalry in terms of competitiveness.. Aside from that, i always looked forward to the Colorado game mostly because I grew up during the 90's and Colorado had really good teams! BIG 8 for Life!!

bpdispatcher
bpdispatcher

Well, at least we still play football. Colorado stopped years ago, right?

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