jkisha wrote:We must live in alternate realities.
jkisha wrote:This was my fifth burn and the 7th for my partner and the 13th, 14th and 15th burns for several of our camp mates. None of us has ever gotten a ticket on the way to or from the burn or had an unpleasant encounter with law enforcement. Personally, I treat them almost like any other burner out there and those I have encountered have responded in kind.
So, like I said--alternate reality here.
Watching them watching Ein Hammer across several nights...
oneeyeddick wrote:....meanwhile, over at the potty banks halfway between esplanade and the Man on 3'oclock an officer with one of those heat sensor scopes is still watching the group, looking/waiting for someone to "fire it up".
oneeyeddick wrote:BTW, I got a ticket (Negligent operation of vehicle) immediately after the Temple burn on sunday night, for doing what I had been doing all week...using the flame effects on my MV.
it scared him, therefore he found a way to write me a citation for it.
Ugly Dougly wrote:I've never had any trouble either.
It sounds like the best thing we can do is to spread the word to all that if you do have an experience (ANY experience) with LEO, then please, please, please, complete the LEO feedback form so that the org can address it in the aggregate, rather than one by one.
By the way, there are a few other threads on the same lines:
Bay Bridge Sue wrote:
Not only have I had no trouble with LE... I've had awesome interactions with a few. Got some schwag from a BLM Ranger (a blinkie ranger mobile, very kewl shit), had a few stick their head in when I was hobbling back intp the bar on crutches (they asked if I was OK, if I needed anything - sure sounds like harassment to me)
Good rules to survive by. And if you DO get an asshole testo-fuelled rookie - politeness always counts 100 points in your favor - put them in "help you out" mode, not "bust my stupid ass" mode, and they'll defuse 95 times out of 100. The other 5 will piss themselves when spooked by an awesome art car with flame effects...
1durphul wrote:Ugly Dougly wrote:I've never had any trouble either.
Most people probably haven't had trouble. But that doesn't mean that they won't get their turn someday.
I hope a future you never regrets not having stood up for the community before you become a target of some LEO produced indignity.
I've never had problems, nor anyone who has ever camped with or near me.
I stick up for my community, but not for the folks paying the stupid tax. Honestly, I don't feel abused. When I lived in Iran and was followed by the Sha's secret police on every trip to the grocery store, or in Saudi when the Imans with switches followed us through the souk, ready to strike an exposed arm or ankle, that felt abusive. I do NOT think we're anywhere near that level of scrutiny. All a matter of perspective I suppose.
zorro sings wrote:This was our 11th year and have never seen so many cops.At our location on 4:30 it seemed almost oppresive as they paraded up and down the street.I mean we are used to seeing Pershing,Humboldt and Washoe County LEOS but what the hell was the Sheriff of Storey County doing there?
Homiesinheaven wrote:wow 1durphul, you sure sound bitter and disgruntled. i think you have lost all perspective on this issue. "LEOs truly have the power to destroy each and every one of our lives on a whim" hahaha geez dude, are you really serious? none of us here want more cops at BM but alarmist victim attitudes like yours arent going to make things better for anyone. like the vast majority of burners, i saw the cops, was friendly, didnt break any laws and steered clear of them. no problemo. almost every up-in-arms story of harassment i read comes from someone who is bitter and angry towards law enforcement before the incident even occurred.
unjonharley wrote:. Cop was half a block away.. He was there and out of his truck in a second to help me.. Everything was under control a few seconds later.. I thanked him for his offer to help..
I sure as hell don't come under the young and pretty.. That cop reacted the way he was trained..
unjonharley wrote:Man your are one hateful person..
A cop is just a person that makes a living inforceing the laws that are inacted by the people.. The cop that wanted to help me was one human to another.. The only thing he could have done was catch me if I fell.. He was willing to do it..
unjonharley wrote:At one time in our history some hickvilles had speed traps.. Law suits against them wiped them out.. These storys are what make good movie tale.. To much
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