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MushroomMan
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Re: NYPD

#6609 3 years, 5 months ago
"But once the magic fungus kicked in" Hell yea man keep on Shroomin' ....and if you don't know already, do a little research on them.....It will suprise you how safe they really are......

As far as smoking goes, I think a 1 hitter type deal is always best. I either neal or sit down, cup the bowl and lighter with my hand so you can't see the flame and then blow the smoke downwards. It does suck taking these precautions but people really do need to learn not to light up a spliff at Radio City......I feel sooo bad for anybody who got kicked out.

At the Best Buy they said you would be asked to leave in the begining but they were at least warning everybody there and giving 2nd chances.....I didn't see anybody get kicked out of the best buy, just security walking threw the crowd and making people put it out.
Jonpatrick
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Re: NYPD

#6612 3 years, 5 months ago
I have some experience with the policing policy's in NYC as i worked in law enforcement for over 25 years in NYC. I was an arson investigator for the FDNY, buy had plenty of experiencing with the NYPD's policies. Basically, and as stated in a previous post, they believe that by addressing "quality of life" issues, such as drinking in public, that it will lead to a better crime free city. It all started with Giluiani and the squeegee window washers that used to harass drivers at so many key intersections. It has expanded to every possibly quality of life crime you can imaging, from turnstile jumping, trespassing in city housing blgs., open containers, weed smoking, etc etc. Hey try to go to a Met or Yankee game and have a beer in the parking lot, guess what you are going to receive a Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT), they are even issuing them to their own members.
The offender’s statement that he is going to ignore it and deny the city its monetary fine by not appearing is a grave mistake on your part. In all likelihood, based on your need to drink in public, you will be picked up again and once they "run" you and see you have a bench warrant for not appearing, then guess what, you get to through the system and spend some quality time within a holding facility waiting to see a judge. NO FUN WHATSOEVER
You actually reinforce their policy by showing that by breaking a quality of life crime (drinking in public) led to additional issues such as possession of marijuana. Guess what, its illegal still, and not permitted to be smoked inside RCMH or in public for that matter. So why not respect what is legal and what isn’t, and be a good citizen and have your beer inside an establishment like most do in a civilized society to. I bet, when pressed, the band would rather not have their fans drinking and smoking weed in front of such a NYC landmark as Radio City prior to their shows.
One last thing, to suggest that the NYPD is not addressing major crimes due to their enforcement surrounding public events is just ridiculous. They have over 30000 members and they have a wonderful record of solving major crimes and put themselves on the line DAILY, to protect the citizens of NYC>
MushroomMan
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Posts:8141

Re: NYPD

#6616 3 years, 5 months ago
There wasting money and arresting innocent people. Your saying theres no other crimes in NYC that the cops can work on??

Yea thats right, everything is pretty much just fine and dandy there isn't it??........
GreatestStoryEverTold
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Re: NYPD

#6617 3 years, 5 months ago
I hate to say it but you incriminated yourself by falling into the cops little tricks. They got you to admit to having some j's on you. You could have answered that question better by saying no officer I don't consent to any searches. Now I'm not to sure how this would go over with you having an open container and if that would count as probable cause or not but you def did incriminate yourself.

P.S. If your drinking a beer in front of a venue where there are tons of cops you have no one to blame but yourself. At least brown bag it, I think that is acceptable. But, there is no one at fault here but you and your own stupidity.
Brooklyn Jimmy
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Re: NYPD

#6620 3 years, 5 months ago
Jonpatrick wrote:
One last thing, to suggest that the NYPD is not addressing major crimes due to their enforcement surrounding public events is just ridiculous. They have over 30000 members and they have a wonderful record of solving major crimes and put themselves on the line DAILY, to protect the citizens of NYC>


Hear Hear.
GreatestStoryEverTold
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Posts:777

Re: NYPD

#6622 3 years, 5 months ago
The job of the police officer is to arrest people. They dont care if your nice mean or whatever. breaking the law is breaking the law and its tough to get a police officer to think otherwise. You should be less careless when going to a place where you know there are lots of cops. Cops do not care on your views and standpoints of issues and when you encounter them its never wise to voice them either.

You need to know your civil rights and be responsible and know the law.
staggerleem
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Re: NYPD

#6624 3 years, 5 months ago
The deal in NYC now is that Mayor Bloomberg recently got a law passed that makes CIGARETTE smoking illegal on most city streets. So, the fuzz are cracking down on all kinds of smoking at all venues. That's why we brought our portable vaporizer to all of these gigs.

At the Best Buy show I went to (3/11) a plainclothes security guy came up to my seat (climbed over about 6 people to get there, too) and asked me if I wanted to get high. He kinda singled my Spidey sense, so I said "Sure! Do YOU have something to turn me on to, 'cuz I'm bone dry?" He said that it was incredible how dry it was in there, & moved on to another likely victim. Saw him conferring with a crew of Yellow Shirts later on.

Stealth is the rule of the day, my friends.
Now I don't know, but I've been told, if the horse won't pull, you gotta carry the load.
I don't know whose back's that strong. Maybe find out before too long.
GreatestStoryEverTold
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Re: NYPD

#6627 3 years, 5 months ago
I bet those guys take all the confiscated :"stuff" and smoke it whatever with it. I doubt it gets thrown away.
irishqueenie
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Posts:554
let there be songs to fill the air!!!

Re: NYPD

#6713 3 years, 5 months ago
wow - all i will say about a brand new poster who lectures on how to behave around the nyc area in relation to drinking in public-LAME!
i didn't get tickets to any of the nyc shows after all the crap at msg on the last further tour-they really need to spend much less time trying to bust people up to 3 blocks from the venue- hang by the port authority and tell me you don't see anyone drinking!
selective profilin' - consider these things when choosing your shows.
and Bloomberg can suck it!
Jonpatrick
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Posts:9

Re: NYPD

#6732 3 years, 5 months ago
So I quess if a poster has lets say, 34 posts, then when they pontificate about drinking in public it is no longer lame? Wow I did not know that was the treashold?

Really now is it all that necessary to drink in public in front of a NYC iconic place like Radio City. Has society degenerated to the point that we need our alcohol on the streets of the city. Its incredibly classless and guess what, illegal. You could not be anymore incorrect regarding policing around such places as the port authority, penn station etc, etc. NYPD is in full force at these locations, especially post 9/11, and believe me the same quality of life infractions are enforced there as they are in front of Radio City or other venues. I worked with these guys for years and they will be the first one to get in front of you or anyone else for that matter, when the nut goes off with the automatic weapon, or the terrorist strikes at one of these hubs. They were there 9/11, and they will be there tomorrow if it happens again. So quit your bitching about the cops in NYC, they are made up of decent hard working family men and women who daily put their lives on the line for all citizens of the city.
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BlueLightRain
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Re: NYPD

#6736 3 years, 5 months ago
If you drink on the streets in NYC you will get busted for it. They aren't making an exception for you personally, or Deadheads in general. Obviously they know that when the boys are in town there will be easy targets around and can make a dime or two busting freaks. I don't understand the need to drink a beer in front of the venue... can't you go to a bar? There are plenty in the area. I know well enough to keep things discreet in NYC and I never get hassled. You can't really complain about getting nailed for breaking two laws when you make it so easy for them to nail you! If you don't want to get stung, don't go around poking beehives with sticks.
MushroomMan
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Posts:8141

Re: NYPD

#6737 3 years, 5 months ago
Yea with my post I didnt mean any disrespect towards cops or anything......I just meant the laws are still wrong, obviously the NYPD is just doing there job. I always keep things discreet and never get hassled either, but I don't drink alcohol at all, just smoke weed (which I want to stop smoking and only eat n vaporize in the near future) and eat my good ol' mushies.....and then I'll do some other natural stuff but only if I know right where it came or was extracted from......
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