socks wrote: I propose the following.
BM.org has to end this stupidity that unless a lock has been cut the bike is not stolen until Monday.
bmorg did not create the problem. They, in fact, advise that you lock your bike. That
prevents most thefts. A cut lock is evidence that bike may
have been stolen, but it is not proof. without a cut lock you have no evidence at all. People do cut locks when they lose their keys. And many people ride in on a bike and forget that they brought it or leave with freinds on foot or in an art car. What do you want the bmorg to do? Install surveilance cameras everywhere?
socks wrote: We need more bike racks. This will stop the drag a ways.
Centercamp provides bike racks. Perhaps your camp should follow their example an provide bike racks in your camp. This is a Do-ocracy and I have seen camps that already have bike racks. You know, radical self reliance and all that. We do not need government handouts here.
socks wrote:We need to ban for life anyone who is caught stealing in Black Rock City.
I do not know for certain, but that may already be a penalty.
socks wrote:Camps caught harboring stolen bikes
should be asked to leave. This may be harsh but its give the camp some ownership in it.
And how would you know that they are "harboring stolen bikes"? People forget their bikes all the time. Camps, bmrg and leo do not have the resources to check on every bike left in a camp to find out if it was stolen. Most camps will leave it there so that whoever left it has a chance to come back and find it. This is kind and courteous and much appreciated by those who own the bikes.
socks wrote:LEO's need to set up some bait bikes and make a few public displays of arrest. After a few days of this a bike left unlocked
will be by passed on. If they have the personal to try to set up the bars for under age serving this should be a easy one for them
to set up.
Let's not encourage or empower leo. If you give them an inch they will take a mile. That leads to a police state. Is that what you want BLC to become? Already getting enough of that in the default. Leo charges for their service. If they have more to do they will want more manpower. The extra cost will be reflected in your ticket price.
socks wrote:Camps need to be part of this solution. If someone came without a bike then suddenly shows up with one you need to ask
questions. Would you be comfortable to camp with a thief ? This is our city we all travel to at great expense and sacrifice
and I will be dammed to let the thieves ruin our city.
And how many of your camp mates are going to stand at the entrance to your camp and demand proof that the bike someone rides in is not stolen? Should bmorg start registering bikes and issuing bike permits to make this possible?