Eric wrote:As for the state of the case- as far as I know Pershing County isn't actively pursuing the charges. Even so- the mere fact that something that could have been dealt with on playa (and was actively ignored in straight couples nearby) was blown up into an overnight jail stay for the 3 pisses the fuck out of me. Pardon the language.
(edit: fixed my crappy spelling)
The way I've always seen it is: Pershing County is, to quote The Hat, 'The middle of Bumfuck, Nevada'. It's a county who's largest city, at least for the fifty-one weeks each year that BRC isn't there, has a population that could easily fit inside my grade school with room to spare. It's in the middle of Conservative Country. And it's sherriff is elected.
So what does all this mean to folks like you and me? Well, it means that, even if the sherriff LIKES Burners, he's got to appear
to be hard on 'them naked-ass liberal fags whats runin' our God fearin' country!' (Quote from random person at petrol station in Gresham, Oregon), or he'll never win reelection! Hence, at least in my view, (ymmv), the arrests for gay sex, but no prosecution thereof. That way, the sherriff looks
tough on liberalism, but really lets us do our own thing.
Then again, I may be talking out of my butt. (Which may explain why my hemroids have been growing vocal cords as of late...).
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