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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Light or Blight? Dwight tells it right

Ravers tell their own story in Utah

This is what it's all about.

Rave parties are designed to circumvent traditional venues in order to provide a massive party atmosphere without traditional sponsorship and oversight. And yes, sometimes those parties can get out of hand with drug use and lack of supervision.

In this case, though, any self risk was overshadowed by law enforcement's excessive response to that risk.

There was a rave in Utah last weekend that was raided by police and National Guard troops, and the stories differ depending on whether you listen to the official reports or the raver's accounts.

The official account is rendered here, while the ravers are blogging here, here, and here.

This is the internet at its finest. No longer is the public limited to the "official story". Both sides of the issue are presented, and the public can draw its own conclusions.

So, draw you're own conclusion. Who was in the wrong?

The ravers, who held their supposedly illegal party, or the authorities, who overstepped their bounds and abused their power?

Or both?

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