just what the hell are you getting bent out of shape for precip?
no one in our out of their right mind is going to lecture a cop about anything. it would be a pure waste of time. if you think your rights have been violated, you can save that for the judge. i don't know where the hell you got the idea that anyone tried to lecture any cop on the playa.
Fact is, LEOs break proper procedure all the time, in the act of enforcing laws, victimless or otherwise. In fact, last year the Washoe or Pershing county LEOs were sited for illegal search and siezure and the whole lot of tickets issued to "fucking stoners" was thrown out by the local court and people's monies returned to them, including those who were in fact smoking in public places.
If you don't like this thread or find it boring or whiny, then just move on friend, there is as much discussion board real estate as there is playa real estate for you to spread your vitriol. You are welcome, here as well, to vent as much spleen as you choose. be my guest.
There is a reason, believe it or not, why use and possession drug crimes are called victimless and why violent crimes such as assault are more serious. you may or may not condone vigilante justice assault, but that is a crime and a crime that does require the intervention of police officers to ensure safety. use and possession of drugs do not and their enforcement is left to the discretion of a peace officer.
of course they are still crimes, duh! might the laws be changed? yes, of course. we tried in NV to do just that. short of changing the laws, might LEOs be encouraged to relax enforcement of victimless crimes and focus on quelling violence and aiding in rescue?
I think so.
Further precip. Noone, least of all I, said they were wronged by drug laws, or asked for your boundless compassion to rain down on them like flowers from the prajnaparamitra sutra. I alluded to the fact that the peac officers in question used improper procedure. It is my opinion and my lawyers opinion that they did. Did I tell the cops that? duh. hell no!
I would take it to court if it were worth the time and effort which it is not.
I have no idea what kind of bug you have up your ass, but you seem to read into other's posts what you want to find there. fine with me. go for it.
perhaps you need a drink, friend, if that is your drug of choice? or perhaps you need some sleep....