How to spot undercover cops?

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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby wh..sh » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:58 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:You can always tell a pig by his shoes man.


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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby some seeing eye » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:02 pm

What a great photo. Awesome how pigs can uncurl their tails!
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby dragonpilot » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:15 pm

TJ's a narc!
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:52 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Look at the shoes, man! You can always tell a pig by his shoes man.


When I was in high school, it was socks. White socks were suspect, which is why the Blues Brothers were so very extra hilarious to me later, when I was in the Navy.
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby Canoe » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:32 pm

AntiM wrote:Best story was the guy who sheltered up against a vehicle in a whiteout, lit up a fattie to pass the time. It was a BLM vehicle, very occupied. I bet they had to quit laughing before they got out to bust the kid.

That's why they call it the Stupid Tax.

some seeing eye wrote:Please Burners, do not try to antagonize or trick the playa cops. People think up stuff like this when they are in high school and bored as fuck. ...

It seems that somebody is still in high school, or trolling for info for a promotion?
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby lucky.bastard » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:16 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxejViC1Uvk&feature=fvsr[/youtube]
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:52 pm

lucky.bastard wrote:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxejViC1Uvk&feature=fvsr[/youtube]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxejViC1Uvk
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby Eric » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:55 pm

Canoe wrote:
some seeing eye wrote:Please Burners, do not try to antagonize or trick the playa cops. People think up stuff like this when they are in high school and bored as fuck. ...

It seems that somebody is still in high school, or trolling for info for a promotion?


No, he's right. Being "clever" with a cop is just plain stupid. Most of them just want to make sure things run smoothly, and it's called the stupid tax for a reason. You have to be stupid to do something so blatantly they have no choice but to bust you (my story similar to AntiM's is the BLM vehicle some hippie decided to pee on, not noticing the LEO's were right behind him watching. Normally it's a warning, he got a fine)

Passing baggies of sugar to get them to check you out could land you in Lovelock under "suspicion" for a couple of days while they "investigate" the substance. Don't be a dick to them & they have no reason to be a dick to you (usually).
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:01 pm

Eric wrote:Being "clever" with a cop is just plain stupid.

And, of course, they are professionals and people are trying to pull that "clever" shit with them daily or more often. Plus, they talk shop with other cops who also run into a lot of people trying to pull "clever" shit. You're unlikely pull something new.
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby geospyder » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:03 pm

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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby maladroit » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:05 pm

Eric wrote:Don't be a dick to them & they have no reason to be a dick to you (usually).


My interactions with police have led me to adopt a similar idea, but modified slightly.

A large number of police ARE looking to be a dick to someone, so don't attract their notice within a crowd and they'll probably be a dick to someone else.

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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:10 pm

AdamOfTheRedEarth wrote: I've exhausted my own questions and this thread is getting to be less "forum discussion" and more "let's attack the o.p. because we're paranoid or don't like this topic".

I really don't like how you've characterized us here. We spend a lot of time and money over the year getting ready to go to burningman. Relations with LEO is one of the weaknesses that could change or maybe even kill the event. and that has an extra edginess for us right now. Plus, we're all wound up in crunch time. You're kinda asking to be twitted and out-shouted.
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby Sham » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:12 pm

I made a batch of very cool pins with the BM logo, police shield and an American flag. They really like getting gifts too!
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby gyre » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:20 pm

We all know you're a cop.
You can quit pretending.

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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:21 pm

Shambala wrote:I made a batch of very cool pins with the BM logo, police shield and an American flag. They really like getting gifts too!
They are not the enemy, don't mess with them.

Hm. I wonder how they'd feel about a pin with a Soviet town or ship on it...
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby Canoe » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:08 pm

Eric wrote:
Canoe wrote:
some seeing eye wrote:Please Burners, do not try to antagonize or trick the playa cops. People think up stuff like this when they are in high school and bored as fuck. ...

It seems that somebody is still in high school, or trolling for info for a promotion?

No, he's right. Being "clever" with a cop is just plain stupid.

I was agreeing with his "high school" comments, thinking in particular about someone's posts, with the additional thought regarding potential motives.

We have BMOrg suing Pershing County, and this involves inflated policing costs, and suddenly there are drug posts on eplaya...
And from new eplaya members. Or old accounts not heard from recently.
Interesting.

Not as amusing as the guy claiming he could fly anything in you wanted, just meet him at this pub on this date. But interesting.
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby AdamOfTheRedEarth » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:27 am

Well if you guys really think I'm a cop and not just a newbie who didn't know how edgy some of you were, then definitely DON'T come to our camp on saturday to help out or have a shot with me (i'm bringing jaeger and fireball and southern comfort for shots) because I don't want to have to write you a ticket for a bad attitude or excessive paranoia :roll: I understand that I asked some questions that weren't very well thought out, but I hardly feel that I was THAT bad. Either way I'm going to have a great time.

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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby maladroit » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:40 am

Nope, you're going to be sad all week because of what happened on the internet.

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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby Eric » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:44 am

Adam, it's a combination of "get me to the fucking playa already" from a lot of us, and the same question being asked with different words from you after it was answered in the first few posts.

Trust me, in a week no-one will even remember this thread (unless you bust them while doing a shot of jaeger :shock: )
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby gyre » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:17 am

Myself, I was addressing Shambala.

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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:50 am

Myself, I was undressing Shambala.


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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby gyre » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:05 am

lol

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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby CrispyDave » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:02 am

AdamOfTheRedEarth wrote:Yeah yeah, I get it, I'm the only one who "has a hard on" or thinks about these things just for the sake of thinking about them. Like I said before, it's just fascinating to me. So many different angles and possibilities. Anyway, I've exhausted my own questions and this thread is getting to be less "forum discussion" and more "let's attack the o.p. because we're paranoid or don't like this topic". Peace love and happiness to you all, even the assholes on here, come by our camp and have a shot of jaeger or fireball with me :P


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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby Captain » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:24 am

Shambala wrote:I made a batch of very cool pins with the BM logo, police shield and an American flag. They really like getting gifts too!
They are not the enemy, don't mess with them.

You sir or maam (not sure which) are truly and amazingly awesome!!!!

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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:29 am

Captain wrote:You sir or maam (not sure which) are truly and amazingly awesome!!!!



We're still trying to figure it out ourselves. It seems to be some kind of morphling created from an experiment gone wrong involving bacon grease, playa dust and pickle juice..
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby JovReef » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:00 am

I am actually very thankful for your thread Adam. It has been the most entertaining to read.

It did get me wondering, do you think the undercover cops camp with us or leave after their shift?
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby teardropper » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:32 am

Meh, personally don't care. I never do anything wrong, well, I've got Monkey Lights on my bike so I often go 7 mph to make the awesome patterns in my spokes. So this discussion has been purely academic for me... Shut up, Ygmir.
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby teardropper » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:41 am

As for Shambala, go to the M&G - or possibly that very mysterious Road to ...
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby uncle sticky » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:13 pm

AdamOfTheRedEarth wrote:i'm bringing jaeger and fireball and southern comfort for shots


How old are you? 19? Geez, who drinks that crap?
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Re: How to spot undercover cops?

Postby teardropper » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:20 pm

Oh fuck - make note to self - I just got Meddicare - I do.

Except that Fireball stuff...
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