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Rave broken up Riot-style

Discussion in 'News' started by fermentor666, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    This is something I read off another board I browse on vintage synthesizers. I'm not a raver but I still feel that this whole thing is fucked up. Everything after this is taken from a post by some dude named "futureworlder". Video footage, also:

    "This is disgusting. Some of us were aware of the legislature silently passed with The Amber Alert Bill and Patriot Act , but were too late and unable to stop it. It has to be stopped now- i implore you all to get in touch with your local representatives and tell them that this is unacceptable behavior anywhere especially here in AMERICA.

    Please repost this if you care about basic human rights and feel that this is wrong. This happened in Utah please read below.

    Here is the video footage:


    Knick of Evol intent puts the night's events into his own words::

    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.

    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 sticky.

    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 necessary?

    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 BULLSHIT!

    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.

    the video with sound they didnt want you to see


    ----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
    From: Joanna aka Syze
    Date: Aug 21, 2005 11:59 PM


    Hey everyone, by now most of you know that I was set to perform at the Versus 2 in Salt Lake City Utah last night August 20th 2005. I am mad, sad, and disturbed at what happened. Here is more info and thank you all for your kind words.......please spread this all around and write letters so we can be heard and fight this.

    Ravers mauled by K-9s, beat up by police, CAMERAS CONFISCATED & DESTROYED, SWAT brandishing ASSAULT RIFLES, women KICK IN THE STOMACH by cops, TEAR GAS dispersed!
    Make sure to check out Knick's post, linked towards the bottom of this blog.

    Utah Raves Forum:

    My story on Seattle DNB


    Knick from Evol Intents story


  2. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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    I guess someone made a thread on this already, merge?

    Or just close/delete it.
  3. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

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  4. SF1

    SF1 Elite Member

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    I sapose some idiot is gonna come on here as usual and try and tell us that we don't actually live in a fascist police state and how lucky we are to live in America.
  5. damngraffitivandal

    damngraffitivandal New Jack

    Joined: Oct 31, 2004 Messages: 28 Likes Received: 0
    First off, this is shitty beyond belief. But, a law was passed two years ago that basically allowed this, in principle.

    Link to info about the "RAVE Act": http://www.emdef.org/index.html

    This law sucks, but does not allow the blatant use of force and disregard for human rights and civil liberties displayed by the great national gaurd of Utah, 'protecting you from the constitution whenever possible'.

    I dunno. Write your congressmen. Bomb harder.

  6. SF1

    SF1 Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 25, 2003 Messages: 4,866 Likes Received: 5
    I love how all the pigs have to do is pass a law and all of a sudden it's ok. What if the law said it's alright for the Natianal Guard to open fire and execute all the ravers? Is everyone gonna just bitch and moan for a day or two then say "oh well, it's the law. nothing anyone can do about it"? :rolleyes:
  7. Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005 Messages: 1,371 Likes Received: 1
    This doesn't seem like a crossfire thread really. I'll fix that.

  8. WhiteOx

    WhiteOx Elite Member

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    Definately not the quickest of cats
  9. MOOGLE?

    MOOGLE? 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 23, 2000 Messages: 11,495 Likes Received: 502
    ...i was about to write some tirade about this..but then just as i was about to type...i heard one of the apartment tennants turn on their viper alarm for their car...

    i duno possibly i'm going off on a different subject...but where i'm at right now all of the heads that used to be hardcore ravers around here are hurbs now...minus like three people..

    oh yeah...booo police booo...
    i read up on that law a while ago..shit is fucked up and so specific on what type of music verses event...cause you know if kottonmouth kings come into town that concert hall is gona need to be aired out for at least a week afterwards..

    and thats probably my last post in crossfire for the year
  10. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    what can i say but, "revolution time?!"

    shit's fucked.
    i could understand the cops shutting down marc ecko's painting event. but this is retarded.
    we had alot of problems with the cops here doing that "no you don't shit" with the permits..some legal shit got shut the fuck down. but we weren't ever tear gassed.
    outta control.

    the u.s. needs to undergo extreme makeover.
  11. SF1

    SF1 Elite Member

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    Slightly off topic but I been to at least 2 houseparties where the cops showed up and litterally robbed the house. Like told everyone to get the fuck out or they're going to jail then proceeded to load up the patty wagons with TVs, stereo equipment, bikes and whatever else they wanted (including boxes full of porn :haha: ). Who you sapose to call when the cops (including a couple leutenents) rob your house? And these werent even roudy parties only one of them even had underage kids.
  12. SF1

    SF1 Elite Member

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    That's the second time you said that.
    Why don't you explain. :clown2:
  13. SF1

    SF1 Elite Member

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    I'll second that.
  14. RumPuncher

    RumPuncher Elite Member

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    I was at a 'rave' one (it was in '96 so I think it was actually a rave)
    in an abandoned factory and we were 'excorted' out by the riot police
    in full riot gear. It was a very intense experience, and probably more so for the people who were on drugs.
  15. You wanna see something funny? Run a search on 12oz for the word "sapose".