Utah Ravers = Terrorists? Family Next?

Discussion in 'Rainbow Family' started by tededfred, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. tededfred

    tededfred Member

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    Check out the video here: http://www.cleverley.org/utahraid.wmv

    by Apollo

    Sun Aug 21st, 2005 at 22:30:30 PDT


    Originally Posted by knick evl ntnt

    Last night, I was booked to play an event about an hour outside of Salt
    Lake City, Utah. The hype behind this show was huge, they presold 700
    tickets and they expected up to 3,000 people total. The promoters did an
    amazing job with the show.. they even made slipmats with the flyers on
    them to promote in local shops.

    So, we got to the show around 11:15 or so and it was really cool. It was
    all outdoors, in a valley surrounded by huge mountains. They had an
    amazing light show flashing on to a mountain behind the site, the sound
    was booming, the crowd was about 1500 people thick and everything just
    seemed too good to be true really. Well...

    At about 11:30 or so, I was standing behind the stage talking with
    someone when I noticed a helicopter pulling over one of the mountain
    tops. I jokingly said "Oh look, here comes big brother" to the person I
    was with. I wasn't far off.

    Apollo's diary :: ::
    The helicopter dipped lower and lower and started shining its lights on
    the crowd. I was kind of in awe and just sat and watched this thing
    circle us for a minute. As I looked back towards the crowd I saw a guy
    dressed in camoflauge walking by, toting an assault rifle. At this
    point, everyone was fully aware of what was going on . A few "troops"
    rushed the stage and cut the sound off and started yelling that everyone
    "get the fuck out of here or go to jail". This is where it got really

    No one resisted. That's for sure. They had police dogs raiding the crowd
    of people and I saw a dog signal out a guy who obviously had some drugs
    on him. The soldiers attacked the guy (4 of them on 1), and kicked him a
    few times in the ribs and had their knees in his back and sides. As they
    were cuffing him, there was about 1000 kids trying to leave in the
    backdrop, peacefully. Next thing I know, A can of fucking TEAR GAS is
    launched into the crowd. People are running and screaming at this point.
    Girls are crying, guys are cussing... bad scene.

    Now, this is all I saw with my own eyes, but I heard plenty of other
    accounts of the night. Now this isnt gossip I heard from some candy
    raver, these are instances cited straight out of the promoters mouth..

    One of the promoters friends (a very small female) was attacked by one
    of the police dogs. As she struggled to get away from it, the police
    tackled her. 3 grown men proceeded to KICK HER IN THE STOMACH.

    The police confiscated 3 video tapes in total. People were trying to
    document what was happening out there. The police saw one guy filming
    and ran after him, tackled him and his camera fell, and luckily.. his
    friend grabbed it and ran and got away. priceless footage. That's not
    all though. Out of 1,500 people, there's sure to be more footage.

    The police were rounding up the staff of the party and the main promoter
    went up to them with the permit for the show and said "here, I have the
    permit." The police then said, "no you don't" and ripped the permit out
    of his hand. Then, they put an assault rifle to his forehead and said
    "get the fuck out of here right now."

    Now.. let's get the facts straight here.
    This event was 100% legal. They had every permit the city told them they
    needed. They had a 2 MILLION DOLLAR insurance policy for the event. They
    had liscenced security guards at the gates confiscating any alcohol or
    drugs found upon entry (yes, they searched every car on the way in). Oh,
    I suppose I should mention that they arrested all the security guards
    for possession.

    Oh another interesting fact.. the police did not have a warrant. The
    owner of the land already has a lawsuit against the city for something
    similar. A few months ago, she rented her land for a party and the
    police raided that as well. And catch this, the police forced her to
    LEAVE HER OWN PERSONAL PROPERTY. That's right. They didnt arrest her,
    but made her leave her own property!!!

    Don't get it twisted, this is all going down in probably THE most
    conservative state in the USA. And this is scary.. a gross violation of
    our civil liberties. The police wanted this party shut down, so they
    made it happen. Even though everything about this event was legal. The
    promoters spent over $ 20,000 on this show and did everything they had
    to to make it legit, only to have it taken away from them by a group of
    radical neo-con's with an agenda.

    This was one of the scariest things I have ever witnessed in person. I
    can't even begin to describe how surreal it was. Helicopters, assault
    rifles, tear gas, camoflauge-wearing soldiers.... why? Was that really

    This needs to be big news across the USofA. At least in our music scene
    (edm as a whole)... this could happen to any of us at any time. When
    we're losing the right to gather peacefully, we're also letting the
    police set a standard of what we can get away with. And I think that's

    The system fucked up last night... They broke up a party that was 100%
    legal and they physically hurt a lot of people there at the same time.
    The promoters already have 6 lawsuits ready to file with their lawyers
    and the ACLU is already involved.

    I'm sure some pictures (and hopefully some video) will surface soon.
    I'll make sure to post them up here on 404, so you can see the Police
    State of America at work.

    p.s. - there are more stories of police brutality that i'll post up
    later. gotta hit the airport soon. can't wait to get the fuck out of
    this shit hole state.

  2. boothy

    boothy Senior Member

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    Mate theres already an extensive discussion about it on the forums... I'll find it for you, one tick ;)
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    boothy Senior Member

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  4. tededfred

    tededfred Member

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    Thanks, I'm usually just isolated over here in the Rainbow Family forum.
  5. makno

    makno Senior Member

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    u can be sure that everyone and everything is next ....the fucking madmen are creating pretexts and whippiong up a phoney mandate to run wild scarfing up everybody n killing -torturing them ...it will make chile and argentina [practice runs ] of 30 years ago seem like a libertarian utopia .....and the useless fucks here will do less than folks in germany did in the 30 s ....im personaly paralised in horror at how this country has gone from bad to beyond worse with no hope of redemption . sad sad sad .
  6. Dark Star

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    i found this on the sherrif's report thing "A safety sweep was conducted after the crowd was ordered to disburse and numerous narcotic items were located scattered on the ground which included: cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, mushrooms, alcohol and large amounts of drug paraphernalia." hahaha thats awsome. I dunno if its entirely true or what but wouldnt that be a sight to see all these kids pileing out of this huge field and all thats left is pills, baggies, pipes and such. Hahaha i dunno i just thought it was humorous.
  7. boothy

    boothy Senior Member

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    ^Well even if they did find those substances... which I think likely people would have taken... so what? Yes it's illegal, but over in the UK almost every inner-city night club has a load of drugs about, you don't get police and military raiding any of them... take Glastonbury for example... the most anti-drug person can go there and come back having tripped on acid and taken god knows what... it happens, but why the police/military? Is this sort of thing not normal for American clubs?

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