2012 Experiences with Police

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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby gyre » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:01 pm

That's why there are so many russian dashcams.

Self protection.
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby International Incident » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:16 pm

gyre wrote:That's why there are so many russian dashcams.

Self protection.


Gyre, you were not at this years event so why are you engaging in this thread? And since you have not been for a number of years why do you think your points of view/comments are useful.

My experiences with police in 2012 were fine. Chatted to a number of Pershing County guys and we talked about the art, the weather and if they wanted a cold drink (they declined the cold drink). I
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby gyre » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:43 pm

I didn't say I was there this year.

Perhaps you should fuck off and ignore what I say if you don't find it pertinent?
Maybe you can post your chart of who makes which years?

No doubt you're great fun in your local homeowner's association.
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby International Incident » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:56 pm

gyre wrote:I didn't say I was there this year.

Perhaps you should fuck off and ignore what I say if you don't find it pertinent?
Maybe you can post your chart of who makes which years?

No doubt you're great fun in your local homeowner's association.


Hmm, I wonder if telling someone to fuck off counts as personal abuse?

I had you plonked - but know I have unplonked you so I can comment on your inane posts and call you out on whatever crap you post.

Have a nice day :D
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby gyre » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:00 pm

Thank god your posts are all so useful.
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby Foxfur » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:10 pm

gyre wrote:Thank god your posts are all so useful.

As are yours.
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby International Incident » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:20 pm

Foxfur wrote:
gyre wrote:Thank god your posts are all so useful.

As are yours.


Yes, without gyre's words of wisdom I would not know how wonderful he is, how many times his house has been bulldozed and other useful bits of info about his life. Honestly, it's that type of information that helps me sleep at night.
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby Foxfur » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:23 pm

melaniejane wrote:
Foxfur wrote:
gyre wrote:Thank god your posts are all so useful.

As are yours.


Yes, without gyre's words of wisdom I would not know how wonderful he is, how many times his house has been bulldozed and other useful bits of info about his life. Honestly, it's that type of information that helps me sleep at night.

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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby International Incident » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:28 pm

Foxfur wrote:
melaniejane wrote:
Foxfur wrote:As are yours.


Yes, without gyre's words of wisdom I would not know how wonderful he is, how many times his house has been bulldozed and other useful bits of info about his life. Honestly, it's that type of information that helps me sleep at night.

I no longer require Ambien...



I wonder if we could commoditize the posts and sell them as sleeping aids - or would that be against BM's no commerce rules?
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby gyre » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:41 pm

If you actually have a real issue with me, you can always try the revolutionary step of talking to me about it.

Sorry if I fail to be as unfailingly scintillating as you two.

Please.
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby mgb327 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:26 pm

gyre wrote:If you actually have a real issue with me, you can always try the revolutionary step of talking to me about it.

Sorry if I fail to be as unfailingly scintillating as you two.

Please.
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby Sham » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:46 pm

I checked the rule book, and telling someone to fuck off is more like a greeting or a phrase like "have a nice day".
I hope this clears things up.

Carry on folks! :D

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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby International Incident » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:53 pm

Shambala wrote:I checked the rule book, and telling someone to fuck off is more like a greeting or a phrase like "have a nice day".
I hope this clears things up.

Carry on folks! :D

Sham.....


Awesome, thanks Sham.

And in that case...

Hey Gyre, please FUCK OFF
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby BBadger » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:18 pm

Now I'm confused...
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby Eric » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:29 pm

BBadger wrote:Now I'm confused...


Think of it as post-playa depression. Teeth are exposed and people have shorter fuses than usual. If you drink while you read the board it makes it much more amusing.
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby clocksnmirrors » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:31 pm

Eric wrote:
BBadger wrote:Now I'm confused...


Think of it as post-playa depression. Teeth are exposed and people have shorter fuses than usual. If you drink while you read the board it makes it much more amusing.




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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby Good Sarah » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:58 pm

The only direct experience I had with law enforcement was when I was rifling through my backpack at Opulent Temple changing our my water bottles and cop had a flashlight pointed directly on me. Since I wasn't doing anything illegal nothing came of it. That and we saw the massive amounts of people getting pulled over at the gate on Sunday night when we went out on the Nevada- it was pretty lame
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:04 am

Good Sarah wrote:Since I wasn't doing anything illegal nothing came of it.

Sadly, this is not always the case. I mean that cops don't bother people who have done nothing...
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby Bob » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:21 am

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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby unjonharley » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:27 am

Good Sarah wrote:The only direct experience I had with law enforcement was when I was rifling through my backpack at Opulent Temple changing our my water bottles and cop had a flashlight pointed directly on me. Since I wasn't doing anything illegal nothing came of it. That and we saw the massive amounts of people getting pulled over at the gate on Sunday night when we went out on the Nevada- it was pretty lame


What number do you put on the word "massive" amount of people being pulled over? Massive is a very broad term.. It's 11 mile to Gerlach.. 125 to Reno.. Is that number around one per mile, ten per mile or one for the whole trip?

Or are speaking you the Sunday coming onto the playa? Same question, how many is a massive.. You would be traveling at 5 mph for about three mile in the dark before turning into the city. That is about 20 minutes travel time..
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby MacGlenver » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:48 am

Eric wrote:
BBadger wrote:Now I'm confused...


Think of it as post-playa depression. Teeth are exposed and people have shorter fuses than usual. If you drink while you read the board it makes it much more amusing.


This being my first year of Eplaya-ing, I've found the same. Much less friendly post-burn. Will have to try the drinking method, though I'll have to wait until I'm off work, unfortunately. :)
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby Good Sarah » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:10 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Good Sarah wrote:Since I wasn't doing anything illegal nothing came of it.

Sadly, this is not always the case. I mean that cops don't bother people who have done nothing...
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:12 pm

Some cops think that doing nothing IS suspicious. :shock:
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby CornMan » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:20 pm

Many of the police are nice enough people, but the people who give them their orders seem to want to transform Burning Man from a freakout festival to something more like a Garth Brooks concert.
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby Good Sarah » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:16 am

unjonharley wrote:
Good Sarah wrote:The only direct experience I had with law enforcement was when I was rifling through my backpack at Opulent Temple changing our my water bottles and cop had a flashlight pointed directly on me. Since I wasn't doing anything illegal nothing came of it. That and we saw the massive amounts of people getting pulled over at the gate on Sunday night when we went out on the Nevada- it was pretty lame


What number do you put on the word "massive" amount of people being pulled over? Massive is a very broad term.. It's 11 mile to Gerlach.. 125 to Reno.. Is that number around one per mile, ten per mile or one for the whole trip?

Or are speaking you the Sunday coming onto the playa? Same question, how many is a massive.. You would be traveling at 5 mph for about three mile in the dark before turning into the city. That is about 20 minutes travel time..
Well we counted 20 police cars lit up, actively pulling people over at the gate on Sunday August 26th we had a view of the incoming cars for roughly 10 minutes-you do the math. Basically a fuckload of people getting pulled over on their way into BRC.
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby unjonharley » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:57 am

Good Sarah wrote: Well we counted 20 police cars lit up, actively pulling people over at the gate on Sunday August 26th we had a view of the incoming cars for roughly 10 minutes-you do the math. Basically a fuckload of people getting pulled over on their way into BRC.


WOW 20 police cars, each having a burner stopped.. All at one time..

Did anyone else see this huge police trap in action????????
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby Chiroptera » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:03 pm

1.) A campmate (virgin) and his wife who is a doctor were pulled over when they got to about 6:30 because dust was obscuring the license plate. A dog was brought out and yes a 500 dollar ticket was given.
2.) Thursday night near the Pier an art car was being searched by a dog and at least 10 cars screamed across the playa to join in.
3.) Burn night a young girl was arrested adjacent to one of our art cars. She was handcuffed and crying in her tutu.
4.) At the Wallstreet burn, law enforcement was walking through the crowd searching peoples' hands with flashlights... They also looked in the front of my art car presumably for booze... drugs... don't know.

In 9 burns I have never experienced this. It all seemed a bit too much. And while I respect law enforcement and understand the necessity and the service they provide, 2012 seemed like absolute police intimidation. At any large gathering there they were! Deep playa- there they are again. Weaving in and out of crowds- surrounding sound camps- swarming art cars- I don't know- overkill for sure and even if you were not doing anything wrong seeing other people getting arrested and just the magnitude of their presence this year really bummed a lot of people out. I felt a bit paranoid...did not feel like a sanctuary anymore.
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby unjonharley » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:05 pm

You do not get arrested for not having drugs on you.

You do not get arrested for doing nothing..

!0 cars screaming across the playa to check an art car search?????
Anyone else see this????

Stopped for a dirty Lic. plate and end up have the dog brought in.. There has to be more to this story...

It's hard to listen to a good cop story, When you only get half the story..

The Bmorg has to pay for police.. I know they have been pressed to hire more..
But I'm thinking some of the details of the cop stories are a bit distorted..
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby Chiroptera » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:45 pm

Yeah 10 cars AT LEAST! And yes why is it so hard to believe that an obstructed license plate could get you pulled over- and as far as dogs go, yes indeed they can ask to search your car- not the only story I heard of either! I understand that if you are not doing anything wrong you will not get arrested- but come on!
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Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Postby Eric » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:54 pm

unjonharley wrote:Stopped for a dirty Lic. plate and end up have the dog brought in.. There has to be more to this story...

It's hard to listen to a good cop story, When you only get half the story..


I dunno UJ. I was hearing from a "friend in high places" that the police were pulling people over for any reason on Gate road - obstructed plates, "unsafe" tie-downs, "suspicious activity" (lighting a cigarette)... basically, letting people know in advance they were there in force. Last year (2011) there was a cluster of about 6 police vehicles (sheriff & BLM) sitting right in the road just past Greeters a bit, one of them had someone pulled over, this seems like an upping of that routine.

I look at it as a warning that the Stupid Tax is in full effect.
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