Pubdate: Wed, 06 Nov 2002
Source: Racine Journal Times, The (WI)
Copyright: 2002, The Racine Journal Times
Author: Judd Lauger


This is in response to your Nov 4 article (Police corral hundreds at rave 
party). What you fail to mention was that everyone who was issued tickets 
were completely innocent of any crimes except for being at what they 
thought was a completely legal concert (and as far as I know, it was!)

How do you justify giving tickets to hundreds of innocent people simply 
because of the arrest of a few individuals?

If someone got arrested at a bar for possession of drugs, would everyone 
else at that bar get arrested? No, they wouldn't. The fact is that this was 
a completely legal concert, and the people there were treated unfairly.

I heard from numerous people that when they asked why they were being held 
prisoner they were threatened with mace, and one person who said "No" when 
he was told to lay down was subdued by police officers.

I'm sorry, but if I didn't do anything wrong and someone told me to lay on 
the ground while we were being "processed", I'd probably say "No" too.

Judd Lauger

DeKalb, Ill.
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