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Theoriginalone

climber
confusion
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 26, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
I had a lousy contact with one yesterday. Boy, was he one pompous A$$. It left a very bad taste in my mouth.
So here is what happened….. I turned into road leading to the Dumpsite (BLM Red Rocks campground) road, to change out of my running shorts after running the Loop road. I was not staying in the campground.

The first pullout on the campground access road was way busy on Sunday so I drove further up the road and pulled 100 feet into the road to the BLM fire station road. The road goes on another half mile or so to the actual fire station. I only drove in about 100 feet and pulled on to a dirt pullout along the roadway and out of the traffic lane just to change out of my running clothes in private.

I was only there long enough to change my shorts when I notice a vehicle leaving the fire station and driving out the fire station access road toward my location. The BLM Ranger turns on his overhead lights as he pulls up and immediately starts giving me crap. I explained what I was doing and that I was almost done ( I had not changed my shirt) but he told me to “shut up” and get out of there “now”or he would “arrest” me. Holy Shiite! This guy was incredibly rude to me. To add insult to injury I am a retired fire fighter and I loved the fire service. I would never have done anything to impede there operation.

The federal government should fire the Red Rocks rangers and let Las Vegas Metro provide law enforcement coverage. They at least know what they are doing. BLM rangers have a very limited range of authority the only have proprietary law enforcement jurisdiction (can you say security guard) and absolutely no authority for Search and Rescue. I got to ask what exactly do they spend their time doing?

It was obvious that this guy had very little of importance to do to take his time to drive out the half mile up the access road to hassle a shmuck changing his clothes privately in the desert. I was shocked, dumbfounded, and as I drove off I realized that I was fully enraged at the guy.
Unfortunately I did not get his name but he was a black officer! How many black BLM rangers are there at Red Rocks? Maybe someone on Supertopos could get me his name so I can write a complaint letter to my congressmen.

Just for your information, if you want to get the attention of a federal Law Enforcement agency don’t file complaints to the guy’s supervisor. There is no accountability there. Write your congress man…it is called a “congressional” and the agency is required to follow up the complaint and report back to the congressmen on the results. So the effect is that the complaint comes down from on high and has to be dealt with. It is circuitous and takes a while but It really messes with them as it has to go through multiple layers of management to get addressed.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 26, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
These days you have to bear in mind that all bureaucrats' first and primary
purpose in life is justifying their existence so any excuse you give them to
light you up just proves how necessary they are. So you just made his life
easier and ours harder. ;-)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 26, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
perhaps they have had recent issues with folks parking there- blocking responses? Who knows...

He fought da law but the LAW WON,, he fought the law but da law woooooonnnnn..
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Mar 26, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
I agree with Reilly and I wish you well in your pursuit of justice. However, I believe that the only way to reverse the trend if to defund the bastards, which means when you vote, vote for those who want less debt and smaller government. Otherwise, it's like playing whack a mole, except the machine is set so you lose everytime.

Reilly noted:
"These days you have to bear in mind that all bureaucrats' first and primary purpose in life is justifying their existence so any excuse you give them to light you up just proves how necessary they are. So you just made his life easier and ours harder. ;-)"

Theoriginalone said:
"I had a lousy contact with one yesterday. Boy, was he one pompous A$$. It left a very bad taste in my mouth.
So here is what happened….. I turned into road leading to the Dumpsite (BLM Red Rocks campground) road, to change out of my running shorts after running the Loop road. I was not staying in the campground.

The first pullout on the campground access road was way busy on Sunday so I drove further up the road and pulled 100 feet into the road to the BLM fire station road. The road goes on another half mile or so to the actual fire station. I only drove in about 100 feet and pulled on to a dirt pullout along the roadway and out of the traffic lane just to change out of my running clothes in private.

I was only there long enough to change my shorts when I notice a vehicle leaving the fire station and driving out the fire station access road toward my location. The BLM Ranger turns on his overhead lights as he pulls up and immediately starts giving me crap. I explained what I was doing and that I was almost done ( I had not changed my shirt) but he told me to “shut up” and get out of there “now”or he would “arrest” me. Holy Shiite! This guy was incredibly rude to me. To add insult to injury I am a retired fire fighter and I loved the fire service. I would never have done anything to impede there operation.

The federal government should fire the Red Rocks rangers and let Las Vegas Metro provide law enforcement coverage. They at least know what they are doing. BLM rangers have a very limited range of authority the only have proprietary law enforcement jurisdiction (can you say security guard) and absolutely no authority for Search and Rescue. I got to ask what exactly do they spend their time doing?

It was obvious that this guy had very little of importance to do to take his time to drive out the half mile up the access road to hassle a shmuck changing his clothes privately in the desert. I was shocked, dumbfounded, and as I drove off I realized that I was fully enraged at the guy.
Unfortunately I did not get his name but he was a black officer! How many black BLM rangers are there at Red Rocks? Maybe someone on Supertopos could get me his name so I can write a complaint letter to my congressmen.

Just for your information, if you want to get the attention of a federal Law Enforcement agency don’t file complaints to the guy’s supervisor. There is no accountability there. Write your congress man…it is called a “congressional” and the agency is required to follow up the complaint and report back to the congressmen on the results. So the effect is that the complaint comes down from on high and has to be dealt with. It is circuitous and takes a while but It really messes with them as it has to go through multiple layers of management to get addressed."
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 26, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
life is 3% -what happens to us, and 97% how we react to that.

mountain out of mole hill also comes to mind.

Way to waste congresses time..Really?



Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 26, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
One word: Karma
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Mar 26, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
Now he wants our sympathy and help(identifying said ranger).Wow."It's called being an adult".
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Mar 26, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
One word: Karma

Bingo. And plenty more heading his way.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 26, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
duuuhhhh it just dawned on me this is the same wad who posted about the auctions.. LMAO!!!! Karma indeed....;^) Ill send a thank you note to the BLM station..
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Mar 26, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
Hey, The Origin Alone - Time to put on your big boy pants and get back to work



GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 26, 2013 - 05:45pm PT
Shouldn't this be in the first world problems thread?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 26, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
is there facts omitted here? From the second and third sentence in the op,, a "pompous ass left a bad taste in his mouth"..? Lovers spat ?
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 26, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
Dadz. . . this OP exudes confrontation. . . that BLM Ranger picked up on it immediately and responded in kind.

I used to see it all the time.

Somebody's gotta teach OP that if he gets the first word in, AND IT'S FRIENDLY, there'll be a marked increase in positive contacts.

Sheesh!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 26, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
Yup Ron, three posts, three trolls. Must be a coincindence.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 26, 2013 - 07:21pm PT

How come you're not bitchin' about donations????
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 26, 2013 - 07:23pm PT


^^^

Let's go ride that fuking Roller Coaster!!!...

;-)

gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Mar 26, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
I had a similar experience with a Joshua Tree ranger a couple years ago. Just move on. Life's way too short to give a crap about that stuff.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Mar 26, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
I don't understand why the County Sheriff can't patrol the National Parks, National Forests, BLM land, etc., like they patrol the rest of the county.

That would put an end to people being rousted in the Parks for something a local cop wouldn't look twice at.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 26, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
Fvcking lulz!!!!!!!! ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

TROLL ON!!!!!!!!!!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 26, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
Origianal...The BLM officer left a bad taste in your mouth...?
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