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    Angry BUSTED AT COACHELLA!!!!

    Coachella, as an event and a concept is relatively drug-friendly. Between the artists, the location and the demographics it appeals to I would think this is evident.

    If this indeed is accepted practice why the FUCK did they have an entire task force working to bust as many people as possible before the Indio County jail literally filled to capacity? I've read some of the other posts talking about narcs floating around the Sahara tent. Well, let me tell you, they were right. I got busted with E, (at a Rave? Crazy...) and I got locked up. I'm looking at a pretty major felony. I sat in jail all Friday with a colorful cast of characters that were eventually transferred to make room for all the Coachellians. One kid that was in there had been in there for over 10 hours AFTER he had made bail for having weed brownies... I found out later over 20 kids were arrested, all for similar, minor offenses.

    Another case stood out as being even more outrageous! One of my cellmates had been caught rolling a joint IN HIS CAR when one of the task force pricks, flashed the badge, and pulled him out of his car. He had a medical card on him and they proceeded to tell him his CA STATE ISSUED card didn't apply in Riverside County. Last I checked, Riverside was still in CA. BFE yes, but still Cali. He spent 10 hours in jail as well and is being charged with a felony to boot!

    I am quite aware that drugs are illegal but filling a jail with concert goers seems counterproductive to the entire spirit of Coachella. It's held in that waste of a city to bring the desert income. Ease up on the aggressive, needless enforcement. Or at the very least, get a real dealer as opposed to someone smoking a joint...

    Peace out Coachella, it was fun while it lasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phwomp View Post

    I am quite aware that drugs are illegal.
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    Drugs are illegal?

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    woah woah woah wait

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    what's illegal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phwomp View Post
    It's held in that waste of a city to bring the desert income. Ease up on the aggressive, needless enforcement.
    Their law enforcement fills a very real need unfortunately: bringing in even more desert income, as you'll find out over the next couple of years while paying off the thousands of dollars of fines you'll recieve. Tough break, man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phwomp View Post
    but filling a jail with concert goers seems counterproductive to the entire spirit of Coachella.
    Because that's what the police care about.

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    i'm so fucking tired of people bitching about the police at Coachella. they have to do their job, and they let you get away with anything as long as you're minimally discrete. Just do what everybody else does and don't shove it in their faces and you can do all the drugs you want.

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    we smoked openly most of the time and i even saw a dude smokin a j that had a security guard tap him on the head as the guard walked by and all the guard did is give a sign to put it out then just kept walking. i've been going 4 years and have never, ever had any issues.

    maybe you should be smarter about what you are doing and be aware of your surroundings more.
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    welcome to the 1960's

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    Further, doing drugs is your calculated risk. Don't act surprised or offended when you get caught.
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    Maybe if you didn't do drugs you wouldn't have that problem!

    Case closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by l337moomoo View Post
    what's illegal?
    illegal = sick bird...

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    dont be stupid and you wont be arrested
    simple as that

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmjamalawesome View Post
    Further, doing drugs is a calculated risk. It's fine to do them, but don't act surprised or offended when you get caught.
    Very true, basically dont be a fucking idiot and you have a good chance at having a great festival experience without getting busted.

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    I live in San Francisco too!

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    hahahahaha druggies
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    I thought the police force wasn't as visible this time and people were smoking pretty liberally. Even to Henry Rollins. Yes, people smoked up to a spoken word set.

    If you got caught, you're a dumbass. You should have listened to the Ninja Turtles.

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    FUCK drugs
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    I think I saw cops 3 times during the weekend, if that. You must have been blatently obvious with your e to get arrested. I understand there were narcs all around the sahara (even though i wasn't paying attention to see them), but shit man, security was so damn laxed this year! Just be remotely discrete and you're fine.

    I wish you the best of luck in court
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    I only saw 2 police officers inside the grounds the entire weekend. I did see 4 mounted police on the way in one day. I usually see them prowling around every day in groups of 4.

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    do your drugs in the privacy of your home.
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    You were coming down as you typed this thread, weren't you?

    Be more inconspicuous next time,or do your drugs before you get to the venue.

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    I saw a few cops strolling around the field but I didn't notice any under cover - didn't really look for it. Maybe it's a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time or just try to be a bit discreet. I know that my group and I openly smoked bowls with no problems. Sorry you had to go through that but even though it may be common knowledge that drug use is going to go on, it does not make it something the police are going to find acceptable if they witness it. Only once have I seen someone get arrested at Coachella and I think it was last year in the lobby area when someone tried to rush the entrance.
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    yeah i feel like i saw way more drugs being openly used this year than the last few. but maybe i was just paying more attention
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    my friends and i smoked a bunch openly this year, probably more than years past. we even smoked a j in the water line next to the sahara and no one said a thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phwomp View Post
    I am quite aware that drugs are illegal but filling a jail with concert goers seems counterproductive to the entire spirit of Coachella.
    ...which is an event held within a Republic; which by definition is 'rule by law'.

    I'm pretty sure nowhere in the legislature is there an exemption for violating the law so long as it's done "in the spirit" of anything.

    Seems counterproductive to do knowingly violate the law and then complain when you're punished.
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    We need more cops!!! In the parking lot...some fuck pulled all my registration stickers off my car on Sunday...WTF? Ghettochella!


    Well maybe not MORE...but come on...registration stickers...

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    seriously, that sux

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    I don't know anything about the circumstances of Phwomp's arrest, but I do know that the few people I saw getting hassled probably could have avoided it had they not been walking around like billboards for drug use. When a teenager is walking around with a pacifier in their mouth, with all the bells and whistles that scream, "hey, check me out, I'm on E!" they're only asking for trouble. I'm not going to say to be "smart" about doing drugs, because that's an oxymoron, but if you're walking around with your hand in the air yelping out "E!" every ten seconds, you shouldn't be surprised when you get busted.

    Phwomp, how'd it go down with you?

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