40-somthing broad isn't something written by a well-spoken individual.
True. He was unquestionably rude, but I was really speaking more to his ability to construct a sentence. It's better than average.
knowmad wrote:"...I wasn't too interested (they weren't even good looking and usually when I'm high everything looks good...." Not the words of a Gay. Those are the words of a scornful Tweenie.
Yeah, that's really more bi. Or tweenie.
dontaskIwonttell wrote:The only reason I'm sharing my story on here is b/c I'm trying to learn more about others experience with pershing co.
Check under the "Experiences at Burning Man" forum for things involving police, or google eplaya police
or eplaya law enforcement
or eplaya undercover
. . . but don't be surprised if there is little in the way of helpful info. Very few people were actually arrested this year; very very few. Most were warned, or cited and fined. So there's not a treasure trove of info, and what little there is = anecdotal. Google "Lawyers for Burners". Google Nevada law regarding the holding of prisoners. We're honestly not qualified to advise you.
Like I was saying nothing really bad happened to me (besides being harassed by the cops and a few inmates for being gay) BUT I'm surprised there isn't more discussion on here about the jail b/c they were really filling that place up. And to the poster that suggests I was asking for special privileges while in jail that is not true - I know from experience San Francisco and even the dreaded LA Co. jail SEPERATES gay inmates from general population, both during housing and for transportation purposes. And the transportation part may be the most important - I was cited in Hollywood last year for drug possession (yes I have a bit of a substance abuse problem) and my court case went through down-town LA. That had to be the scariest experience ever. I was lucky that going to and from court i had my own "cage" on the bus but others in general population didn't. A jail gang known as the "south siders" (basically if your hispanic you're a "south sider" once you enter jail) stabbed someone (one of their own) on the bus and it took over 20 minutes for the deputies to find out. It wasn't until we were getting off the bus that they finally discovered someone was stabbed - that is how little the deputies cared. If I had been mixed in with the general population it is almost a guarantee that i would have been either assaulted (physically or sexually) or worse.
Pershing Co. may not be as bad BUT still, gay inmates are not supposed to be mixed with the general population. One of the "cell mates" i had thought it was funny to call me his "bitch." But then whenever he needed something we were supposed to be friends - and no not everyone in pershing jail was a burner. I'm seriously considering a lawsuit against pershing co for the emotional distress I endured while in their custody. And I'm surprised there isn't more information on this subject - I guess everyone else is able to make bail, I was unable to b/c my probation was violated in San Francisco thanks to the A-Hole deputies calling my probation officer, so a NO BAIL warrant was issued for me while in jail. I now have a 16 month suspended sentence hanging over my head, meaning if I miss a pee test or something petty like that the court will automatically send me to jail. The only good news is thank god it wont be in pershing co.
Sounds like it might be time for Rational Recovery or Narcotics Anonymous. SF has such meetings. It's not going to hurt anything to cross the threshold for one meeting. Or six. You have already lost more hours than that to consequences.
If you're being genuine, it sounds like you're starting to lose control of your own life, and that left you vulnerable to various petty injustices that jail is guaranteed
to bring you. This could just be the beginning of those. How many more of these do you need? Jail is never going to be civil or fair or harassment-free. Imprisonment should be a certain way in a civilized society (and you can advocate for prisoners all you like in the future, which would be nice) but it isn't yet, and you lost your whole Burn to this. A lawsuit won't give it back to you. Good luck, though.