Isotopia wrote:My personal experience this year:
1) BLM law enforcement officers are a posse of small prick assholes hell-bent on continuing to the practice of wiping their collective asses on the Constitution. At some point the ACLU ends up with a case that ends up taking them to the tool shed
2) Pershing Co. law enforcement officers were absolutely stellar in their interactions and responses with participants. Of course, there were some arrests but most of them were Darwinian in nature. You had to either a real fuck up or a Level 10 cluetard to incur their wrath.
Hah, my experience was the complete opposite
All the BLM guys I encountered were ridiculously nice and obviously enjoying being there. They didn't seem to care about much other than letting their presence deter any law breaking. They were nice and talkative with the other burners, interested in the art, enjoyed the music, and even posed for pictures (one of them requested a picture with one of my male campmates who was wearing nothing but a "caution hot" sign around his waste). A couple of them had even attended previous years as regular burners rather than LEOs.
The local LEOs were ok in comparison to previous years, but still pretty much the opposite of the BLM guys. Fairly stand off-ish, didn't want to talk to anyone, cruised the streets looking for laws being broken, etc.
Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.