LEO flash mob?

LEO flash mob?

Postby bm_cricket » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:46 am

Somehow I got to thinking... What would the response be to a flash mob of.. LEOs...

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Postby bm_cricket » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:20 am

Shameless bump...

Commeeeooooonnnn guuyyyyssss... Nobody likes my ideas anymore...

I'm 104% enthusiasm... at least 64% experience... And easily 17.4% capable.. Someone must like my ideas... Bueller? Bueller?

At least it's better than Borat

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Postby swampdog » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:34 am

Actual LEOs? Go for it!
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Postby bm_cricket » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:37 am

swampdog wrote:Actual LEOs? Go for it!


If there were 2 or 3 people in uniform.. I figured that would be a likely reaction.. that and a lot of profanity..


But if there were 20 or 30 in full matching uniform... Then what?
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Postby knowmad » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:46 am

I totaly read this differently. I was thinking; When the LEO's roll out to harass the populous, that we flash mob them and "entertain them" so they forget to be bungholes. jus sayin.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:08 am

haha i like the idea, kinda curious as to the whole impersonating a cop thing...
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Postby bm_cricket » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:14 am

Fire_Moose wrote:haha i like the idea, kinda curious as to the whole impersonating a cop thing...


I'm preeeeeettyyyy sure nobody's going to get in trouble for that...
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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:14 am

Ha ha, I LOVE it.

I've done it on a smaller scale. Just dress like a cop and stand around...it pisses some people off.

Well, most people.

Except awesome people. We laugh and laugh.

It is illegal, though, so it'd need to be some sort of mob thing, I'd think, so's not to get in trouble with actual LEO.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:17 am

bm_cricket wrote:
Fire_Moose wrote:haha i like the idea, kinda curious as to the whole impersonating a cop thing...


I'm preeeeeettyyyy sure nobody's going to get in trouble for that...


Um, okay, you go first. Don't forget your toothbrush. ;)
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Postby bm_cricket » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:22 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:
bm_cricket wrote:
Fire_Moose wrote:haha i like the idea, kinda curious as to the whole impersonating a cop thing...


I'm preeeeeettyyyy sure nobody's going to get in trouble for that...


Um, okay, you go first. Don't forget your toothbrush. ;)


I know it's.. pretty illegal to impersonate a cop but 30 or 40 people walking around with little pads of paper handing out fake tickets would not look real. My experience with LEOs at the event has mostly been positive... They don't usually mess with you unless you are being stupid and blatantly braking major laws in public. This is a major law but as an art performance I doubt it would get anybody in trouble.
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Postby bm_cricket » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:25 am

C.f.M. wrote:It is illegal, though, so it'd need to be some sort of mob thing, I'd think, so's not to get in trouble with actual LEO.


Yeah.. it is very much against the law to stand around and impersonate a cop.. but I think a mob would probably get away with it.. Everyone just needs to realize that they are walking a fine line between comedy and felony.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:40 am

I also agree that it would be fine but what happens when someone breaks off of the mob and starts trying to use his "authority" to get favors from the rave kids out there. If i were a cop at burning man and saw a mob of 30-40 obviously fake cops, i and 5 of my buddies would have a very close eye on you guys.
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Postby dr.placebo » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:43 am

It's only a potential crime if a reasonable person would mistake you for a LEO.

What about the top half being LEO, and the bottom half being your choice of {Borat, shirtcocker, showgirl, gorilla, whatever}?
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Postby swampdog » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:17 pm

Interesting question. When cops are undercover, what constitutes impersonating an officer? You could put on a smokey-the-bear hat, cop sunglasses, a big heavy belt and maybe a bogus badge on your playa-wear and walk around with a big fat book like a ticket book giving out tickets for playa fouls. Mooping, driving too fast, whatever. Imagine them showing a photo of you like that in court trying to convince the judge you were impersonating an officer.

Of course, you might miss the burn while chilling as a guest of the state awaiting your chance to discuss this with the judge, but good art is risky, right? (or is Risky art?) (I'm not even going to go into the permutations available adding in Risque. Or Art as a name).
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:27 pm

bm_cricket wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:
bm_cricket wrote:
Fire_Moose wrote:haha i like the idea, kinda curious as to the whole impersonating a cop thing...


I'm preeeeeettyyyy sure nobody's going to get in trouble for that...


Um, okay, you go first. Don't forget your toothbrush. ;)


I know it's.. pretty illegal to impersonate a cop but 30 or 40 people walking around with little pads of paper handing out fake tickets would not look real. My experience with LEOs at the event has mostly been positive... They don't usually mess with you unless you are being stupid and blatantly braking major laws in public. This is a major law but as an art performance I doubt it would get anybody in trouble.


:D If you have them outnumbered maybe they'll back off. ;)
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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:39 pm

dr.placebo wrote:It's only a potential crime if a reasonable person would mistake you for a LEO.

What about the top half being LEO, and the bottom half being your choice of {Borat, shirtcocker, showgirl, gorilla, whatever}?


What fun would that be?

The more realistic, the better to freak people out with.
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Postby bm_cricket » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:46 pm

C.f.M. wrote:
dr.placebo wrote:It's only a potential crime if a reasonable person would mistake you for a LEO.

What about the top half being LEO, and the bottom half being your choice of {Borat, shirtcocker, showgirl, gorilla, whatever}?


What fun would that be?

The more realistic, the better to freak people out with.


I was playing around with both options. Full costume vs. some major missing gear. (mostly no pants). I like both options but I hadn't considered if we all have the same top half and we all have variations on the bottom half. That would surely keep us out of trouble and it would be even more bizarre!
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Postby Bounce530 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:56 pm

flashin' fashion police?
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Postby thisisthatwhichis » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:56 pm

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Postby bm_cricket » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:18 pm

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Postby knowmad » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:19 pm

Bounce530 wrote:flashin' fashion police?
Love It!! Absolutely brilliant.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:22 pm

Right! Shirt-cocking BLM rangers, each with plastic 1 1/2 liter whisky bottles (filled with ice tea of course).
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Postby bm_cricket » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:27 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:(filled with ice tea of course).


Of course...

So. If we do it toward the end of the week I would shave my beard to make a proper mustache. How does Saturday or Sunday sound? Anyone else interested?

Hat, sun glasses, shirt, and belt are integral. All the rest is optional. Deal?
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Postby Risky » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:31 pm

swampdog wrote: (or is Risky art?)


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Postby knowmad » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:41 pm

bm_cricket wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:(filled with ice tea of course).


Of course...

So. If we do it toward the end of the week I would shave my beard to make a proper mustache. How does Saturday or Sunday sound? Anyone else interested?

Hat, sun glasses, shirt, and belt are integral. All the rest is optional. Deal?

JSYK Saturday Superman World record atempt, Sunday would be fun, By then the LEO's would be Broken in enough to Get it, And the Frat boys will be drunk enough to take us serious. :wink:
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Postby bm_cricket » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:48 pm

Sunday sounds brilliant. What time? Are there any other major day-time events on Sunday? Things that are likely to conflict with us?

Does anyone feel like posting this to other interesting and related forums? Maybe tribe or the like?
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Postby knowmad » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:52 pm

bm_cricket wrote:Sunday sounds brilliant. What time? Are there any other major day-time events on Sunday? Things that are likely to conflict with us?

Does anyone feel like posting this to other interesting and related forums? Maybe tribe or the like?

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Postby swampdog » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:52 pm

Playa Choir performance is Sunday AM. Or at least it was last year.
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Postby Eric » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:57 pm

knowmad wrote:By then the LEO's would be Broken in enough to Get it,


Don't underestimate your friendly neighborhood LEO. Quite a lot of them have been attending for years, and many of them specifically request working the Burn. They're out there because they want to be, and from my conversations with bunches of them during the Piss Clear years, they enjoy the hell out of the event. You'll probably be surprised at how they'll react, especially if it's performance art.
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Postby bm_cricket » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:08 pm

Eric wrote:Don't underestimate your friendly neighborhood LEO. .


I agree. There are some hyperactive new cops sometimes but most are cool and most enjoy the job. And yes, most of them volunteer for it. But even so, if you provoke them they will bite.
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