some seeing eye wrote:This year it has been announced that Pershing County will hire contract police from other jurisdictions. They can pick the best and brightest, meaning the most effective, undercovers from anywhere in the country. Likewise there is a lot of competition for positions at BM by all the other law enforcement entities. With that much competition they can select the most effective, most look the part, undercovers who have been living the life 24x7x365, etc.
These undercovers have spent years at their jobs. I highly doubt that any of the limits on their behavior you propose are true. You are not going to be able to devise a test. Everyone is telling you that.
However if I was undercover, I would pop on this board and tell you some surefire test that is simply not true. Then I would bust your butt and those of any other foolish readers on playa who believed it.
That's a good post, I hadn't really thought about it that way.
AdamOfTheRedEarth wrote:Next question, are cops allowed to have sex on the job? How about drink alcohol? If someone takes several shots of jaeger with me I'd assume they couldn't be a cop, right?
Police can do absolutely anything as long as they don't entrap you. So, yes, shots of jaeger. Probably sex (think about undercover cops in drug & biker gangs).
Lets put it this way, guy-who-is-not-getting-the-answer-he-wants, assume absolutely everyone
you don't know is a cop & don't do anything stupid. It really is that simple. Because they can do what they "need" to do to stop criminal activities as long as they stay within the law, and fooling someone who asks as many questions as you is childsplay.
Oh there isn't any particular "answer that I want". Honestly, I'm just really naive about undercover cops. I grew up in small towns that most definitely did NOT have undercover cops, and now I live in a moderately sized city that probably has a couple undercovers but they focus on things like prostitution and gangs. I've been to lots of concerts, festivals, and barter fairs and never heard of or seen any undercovers. This will be the first time for me and I'm just really amused/bewildered/intrigued that they're going through all of this trouble and planning to go incognito and hope to bust someone for toking a joint or something. So mostly I'm just asking out of curiosity and naivety because I've never been at an event with known undercover cops all over the place, or ever really even thought about undercover cops (and I think about everything).
The other reason I'm asking is because one of the guys in my camp told me that he was accused of being an undercover a lot last year. He is a business owner and looks the part, nice hair and glasses and clothes, professional attitude, etc. Also, like me, he doesn't smoke pot at all, and he said he got invited into a camp and they accused him of being a cop because he wouldn't take a hit. So I guess the other reason I am asking is so that if someone accused me of being a cop I could just do something a cop couldn't do (like dance around naked or pound a beer or something) and then we'd all be best buds haha. Now I know better thanks to you wise burners that a cop can do anything really so if someone's being paranoid in my general direction there's nothing I can do to prove my innocence haha.