Sunday, September 11, 2011

Update:Music fest brought to a halt | After a night of partying, most attendees heed the message and file out from the remote Blachly site


An update on the Blachy music festival I posted about yesterday. I commented in the first post that the granting of a restraining order seemed illegal, and the reasons why had little to do with permits and concern for public safety but quite a lot to do with control.

The following also seems illegal; as cars left the private property where the music festival was held, police harassed drivers and passengers:


Deputies stopped cars as they exited, making sure passengers were wearing seat belts and drivers were licensed and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Deputies also issued what they said were “numerous” citations for a range of crimes and violations to departing festivalgoers.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Jon Campbell oversaw the exodus, which he said began midmorning and involved a “steady stream of cars for the last several hours.”
“For the most part, they’ve gotten the message,” Campbell said about the dispersing attendees.
What "message" is that?
It seems like searching without probable cause: "...making sure passengers were wearing seat belts and drivers were licensed and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol."
Music fest brought to a halt | After a night of partying, most attendees heed the message and file out from the remote Blachly site


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