Pershing County. That would be Ron Skinner's department. It will be a great day when that sorry idiot gets booted out of office. Corrupt at the top and packed with attitude in the ranks, it's a sorry excuse for a Sheriff's Department.
I would beg to differ...I spent 58 days in the Pershing County Jail and i found Sheriff Skinner and his deputies to be Professional, Considerate and Capable.
this isn't stockholm syndrome, it's just the way it is. They are Doing their Jobs, and regardless of what you think of the Drug Laws (i despise them too) they are not at liberty to re-write statutes on the spot.
i was not arrested for drugs, by the way.
I was treated Fairly, with respect, and I appreciate the fact that there are some over-eager beavers trying to rack up "points" by making intrusive searches and in general, being assholes.
there is always going to be assholes, in EVERY group or team or demographic or camp or neighborhood.
the key thing is to single them out, identify them and then Complain Appropriately to their Bosses.
Believe me, Pershing, Humboldt and Washoe counties do NOT want to kill this lovely Golden goose and lose it's precious eggs every year, that it pretty much lives on for the other 50 weeks of the year.
When Marijuana and eventually all "Illegal" drugs are no longer a crime (as it SHOULD BE) i look forward to smoking a joint or two with some of my LEO friends as we laugh over how ridiculous and wasteful This Prohibition has been.
in the meantime, i dont smoke on the open playa, in fact i warn all newbies, if you can see anyone, than they can see you...Do it in Private, Take as much care as you would in any public place in Nevada, because as much as we like to think it's a TAZ, it's still falls under the jurisdiction of Nevada until we can legally create our own State.
so Kinetic, to get back to Ron Skinner and Co., i never saw anything that would back up your assertions, just the opposite.