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Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 25, 2013 - 11:50am PT
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Drug-Busts-Going-Up-In-Yosemite-204199571.html
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Apr 25, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Sub-header:
The Investigative Unitís Elyce Kirchner uncovers citations and arrests for drug-related issues in Yosemite climbing over the past five years and compares those numbers to other popular national parks.

So does this mean there are drug-related issues amongst Yosemite climbers? Or does this mean the frequency of drug-related issues is increasing?

Hard to say from the nebulous writing; but there is more climbing in Yosemite than the average national park, so be careful before making statistical inferences.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 25, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Does this mean I have to leave my Viagra at home?
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Apr 25, 2013 - 11:54am PT
anybody remember Journalism...this is not it.
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Apr 25, 2013 - 11:57am PT
That's funny, Ice. I was thinking the same thing.
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2013 - 11:57am PT
No it is not good journalism by any means. It appears with the proliferation of legal and medicinal weed on the state level, the Feds are still enforcing their stance on the issue. Has to be a good money maker for the gov't with the fines paid.

Sequester budget cuts....naggh just search the hippies.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:06pm PT
Pot laws in CA and CO have made traveling in the parks or in NV and UT horrible if you have plates from either state. Friends have been pulled over for turning their blinker on 3 seconds before turning, which is apparently not long enough... or going 10 UNDER the speed limit... or simply fitting the profile of a drug dealer (which is apparently anyone under 40 in an SUV, van, or lezbaru wagon with CA or CO plates)... always looking for the marijuanas.
Bschmitz

Ice climber
pdx
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
229 arrest for suspicious persons? wtf......
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
Wes, your description of a profile of a drug dealer is wrong. I was stopped in Arizona in 2006,
I am over forty, and at the time was driving a Honda Civic

So, be careful in Utah, and Arizona
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
Apparently they have expanded the profile...
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
You do have to fog a mirror to qualify.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
The Investigative Unit discovered that national park rangers have detected a rising use of narcotics in the typically family-friendly park over the past five years.

Umm, yeah.....NOT!
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
hahahaaaaa... what a d#@&%e bag

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/24/420-protester-pennsylvania_n_3148450.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009
nah000

Mountain climber
canuckistan
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
that is one fine piece of vintage-like hysteria. my favorite line, spoken with importance near the end:

"malcolm morgan doesn't really care why there are more drug issues here, he just wants the narcotics to stay away from young campers, ... [pause for effect and lower voice] ... like his eleven year old daughter."

hahaha.
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Bet that dude in the video really likes 3-5 glasses of his nightly Franzia.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
They tried like crazy to bust me for pot in Yosemite a few years back. They pulled me over for crossing my lane line, then, when it was over, said not to speed anymore. I hadn't been pulled over for speeding! In between, they tried to wheedle the weed I wasn't carrying out of me. What a disappointment a Yosemite climber not having weed on him must have been.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:28pm PT
sounds like a lost script from Dragnet

"this is the city, Yosemite, California..."
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
i wonder if yosemites unique federal status, compared to most parks, has anything to do with this. i know this subject came up in another thread.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:32pm PT
It figures that the cops in Yosemite primarily bust people for pot. The NPS budget should be cut as much as possible, to eliminate these as#@&%es. I hope the environmentalists are successful, too, in rolling back the development and returning Yosemite to a more natural state.
patrick compton

Trad climber
van
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
I like the irony that your average climber who smokes weed has 10% body fat, while the typical RV touron is a pasty fat-ass from the midwest who will cost the health care system a lot more.

If I were a LEO, I would bust people for drinking sodas and fast food.
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