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CALLING ALL BURNERS WHO GOT BLM CITATIONS!
CALLING ALL LAWYERS WHO WANT TO HELP!
http://www.lawyersforburners.com


]Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 12, Issue #4
October 12, 2007


Greetings from your new rabbit, humbly standing in for the  
unstoppable Ms. Actiongrrl, who is busy attending to much more  
important matters for a while.  It's my first time ... please be  
gentle.  Onward!  We've got some important Friday-posting-worthy  
matters to relate ... check it out!

SF Decom was widely regarded as the best ever ever, and why wouldn't  
LA Decom follow suit?  Good question ... and it's yours to make  
happen ... Saturday!

BLM citations on playa were up a LOT this year, and some generous,  
community-focused Burner lawyers are looking to help those who found  
themselves staring at the business end of a BLM officer.  And if  
you're lawyerly yourself, you can lend a hand.

We relate a sad story of arson on playa this year (it's not the one  
you think), and how you can help the victim.

Plus various other tidbits to tickle your Burner fancy.

Enjoy your weekend everybody!


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- CALLING ALL BURNERS WHO GOT BLM CITATIONS! (AND LAWYERS WHO WANT TO  
HELP)
- 5th ANNUAL L.A. DECOMPRESSION STREET FESTIVAL
- PLAYA ARTIFACTS GALLERY SEEKING SUBMISSIONS
- BURNT: PLEASE SUPPORT THIS BURNING MAN ARTIST, A VICTIM OF ARSON
- SEEKING PHOTOS OF 'GLOBAL WARMING' PROJECT
- PYRAMID LAKE CLOSED TO OVERNIGHT CAMPERS -- CORRECTION!

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CALLING ALL BURNERS WHO GOT BLM CITATIONS!
CALLING ALL LAWYERS WHO WANT TO HELP!
www.lawyersforburners.com

A group of burner attorneys are mounting a grassroots project to  
challenge BLM citations that may have been issued WITHOUT probable  
cause and/or where consent to search was NOT freely given. If you or  
anyone you know was issued a federal citation from a BLM Officer or  
BLM Ranger at Burning Man 2007 and you are interested in contesting  
the citation then read on. (Please note this only applies to BLM  
citations; not Pershing County arrests or citations for state law  
violations.)

The same story has been recounted from numerous participants, and if  
the reports are true, then there seems to be a pattern. It goes  
something like this. Participant is stopped by BLM Rangers for no  
reason in particular, or for a very minor reason, and is then told  
that they have no choice but to allow a search. However, there may  
have been violations of the Fourth Amendment in these types of an  
interaction.

The problem is that in order to fight the fine, the participant would  
need to show up at a hearing in Reno, and possibly return later for a  
trial. Since the cost of most BLM citations is $525 or less, it makes  
it easier to just pay the fine than to take days off work to travel  
to Reno. Also, $525 is cheaper than hiring an attorney. Accordingly,  
most participants simply pay the fine as the lesser of two evils.

Enough is enough! We are looking for attorneys to volunteer with  
contesting these tickets en masse. This will require getting the  
facts from each defendant, advising them of their options, filling  
out pro hac vice's for each, and traveling to Reno for the hearings  
and trials. All of the attorneys can get together several evenings  
and weekends to tackle this project together.

For the Participants who received citations, or who are expecting  
citations in the mail, please note that in order to contest these  
tickets, you might need to travel to Reno. You would be responsible  
for your own travel costs. If you want to fight your citation then  
please fill out our BLM Citation Survey Form on the web at  
www.lawyersforburners.com.

Specifically, we are looking for Nevada licensed attorneys to sponsor  
the work of attorneys who are not licensed in Nevada. But, attorneys  
licensed anywhere can still help with research, filing forms and  
other projects. Attorneys who live too far to travel to Reno or the  
Bay Area can still do some of the work remotely. If you are an  
attorney then please send us an e-mail at lawyers@lawyersforburners.com.



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5th ANNUAL L.A. DECOMPRESSION STREET FESTIVAL
Fundraiser for Black Rock Arts Foundation
NEW LOCATION: Sante Fe between 4th and 6th St Bridge, Artist District  
Downtown LA

Main gate is located on MATEO STREET AND PALMETTO.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th, Noon until 11 PM
$10 in Playa wear/$15 in non-Playa street wear
Children under 12 are FREE
www.LA-BURNINGMAN.com
rain or shine, it's PLAYATIME!

It's that time again! Time to grab those dusty boots you just don't  
have the heart to clean off and experience the art, the culture and  
the thrill of Burning Man, brought to life on the streets of downtown  
Los Angeles. This is an annual event to bring the spirit of Burning  
Man alive in our community.

This is an art event. Come, immerse yourself in eleven hours of art  
and performance with theme camps, art cars, art installations, street  
performers and 2007 imagery.

8 stages featuring DJs, live bands, performance art, spoken word  
poetry, fire troupes, aerialists, workshops and lectures on  
sustainability, new green technology and the Earth friendly movement.

FEATURING THE MUSICAL TALENTS OF (in alphabetical order):
20 MEAT 6 FRY, 40 FT. JESUS, ALBINO, ANTON TUMAS, ARLAN'S ORGANISMS,  
AUDIO VOID, BONNIE DELIGHT DELIGHT, BRAIN GARDEN, BRASSWORK, BRIAN  
RAY, BROOKLYN, CARLY D/TAMO, CHAPLIN MXR, CHRIS RYAN, CONNIE JEAN,  
COOKIMON, COUSIN LOVERS, DAT GIRL (WITH HEAVENLY FATHER), DAVE  
SWEETEN, DAVID HUGHES, DIRT RYTHYMS, DISINTEGRATE, DJ ASTRAL, DJ CORY  
SAGE, DJ GUTI, DJ MYCHO PAN COCOA, DJ SEAMLESS, DMT, FANTUZI,  
FATFINGER, FLOW, FUXEDOS, THE GEOMETRIST, GODESS VIBE TRIBE,  
GOOFERMAN, HENRY STRANGE, HOWARD AMB, IMAGIKA, INTERACTIC GODDESS  
THEATER, JUSTIN PAUL, KIVA, LA MUD PEOPLE, LAZY SLAVE, LEE MAYJAHS,  
MANNY, MARQUES WYATT, MEE MU, MOJO W & VIBRATION ARMY, NICK THE NECK,  
NICOLA, NIELS MAYER, NIGEL RICHARDS, NOVATRON, ORIGINAL BOOTY  
BURGLARS, PETER JOBS, RENFEY, ROOTABREAKA, ROVER'S PINKY, RUFF  
HAUSER, RYANART, SAMANTHA GIRON DANCE PROJECT, SEDA/SQUARE ONE,  
SHADOW PORN THEATER, SPYROS, STEVE BOYETT, STILT CIRCUS, SUN BYTE,  
SWITCH MISTRESS, SYRENA, THE, LUMINARIES, THE MAGICAL HARP/HIGH  
PRIESTESS, THOMAS LANN, TIKO DRUMS, TODD SPERO, TOSHI, TREVOR, UCLA  
BATU, ULKULADY, UNITED BY SOUND, VENICE VIBE TRIBE/SATCHI OM, VIDEO  
MONTAGE, WARDEN AND JUNE, WARLORDS, YEH-BE-DE

Main gate, located at MATEO and PALMETTO, downtown los angeles.

FOR FULL LIST OF ARTISTS, THEME CAMPS, AND PERFORMERS, AND FOR TIME  
SLOTS, PLEASE VISIT:
WWW.LA-BURNINGMAN.COM

For info on the black rock arts foundation, please visit:
www.blackrockarts.org


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PLAYA ARTIFACTS GALLERY SEEKING SUBMISSIONS

Some of you may not know that we have a fascinating online gallery of  
the amazing, diverse objects that Burners make as playa gifts or  
commemorative items: http://pa.burningman.com/index.cgi.  Every year  
we accept these items at the ARTery in center camp, or by mail, and  
we place them in our physical archive at the office. But you can also  
use our self-service online gallery and add a scan or photo of your  
object yourself - the preferred method, just like our Image Gallery.  
We love all things DIY!!

Take a look at some 2007 items already uploaded by participants:  
http://tinyurl.com/24yrxf

Here are the instructions for uploading your images: http:// 
tinyurl.com/22rnyq

Please have at it - we look forward to seeing what our community has  
come up with this year!  You're also welcome to add items from past  
years.

If you are unable to upload images of your gifts, you can mail them -  
multiples always appreciated - to:
Playa Artifacts
PO Box 885688
San Francisco, CA 94158

You'll need to print out this form, fill it out, and include it with  
the items:
www.burningman.com/pdf/print_forms/playa_artifacts.pdf. We will  
(eventually!) scan your items and put them online, but we really  
prefer if you can do this yourselves, and you'll see them on the  
website much more quickly.


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BURNT: PLEASE SUPPORT THIS BURNING MAN ARTIST, A VICTIM OF ARSON

Please Support Burning Man Artist who Lost a Significant Portion of  
His Lifelong Collection of Tools to Arson at This Year's Event

Matthew Welter, a.k.a. Timeless, is an accomplished wood sculptor who  
brought his collection of sculptures, "America Empowering the  
World ... Again", to Burning Man this year.

Unfortunately, Saturday night of the Man burn, fire was set to the  
main Liberty sculpture with the gasoline from the installation's  
generator-destroying a specially configured display trailer,  
scaffolding, a generator, photography equipment, some power tools, 2  
chainsaws and related tools needed in his work. All in all about  
$10,000 of property was destroyed.

The insurance company is not forthcoming in helping to rectify this  
anonymous criminal arson case and Timeless is without his life-long  
collection of tools to do his paid work. His remaining works are  
still at the staging ranch, near BRC pending a trailer to transport  
them with so at this point he is even lacking sculptures to sell.

Please help support Timeless in buying the tools he needs to support  
himself. Check out his sculptures and consider commissioning one at  
www.timelesssculptures.com.  And you can Pay Pal any dollar amount to  
timeless.sculptures@gmail.com.


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SEEKING PHOTOS OF 'GLOBAL WARMING' PROJECT

If you took photos/video of me rolling the big, heavy 7' wooden ball  
around the playa, or saw me painting it or watched it burning in the  
remains of the (second) burning of the man, I'd love to see any of  
your images and possible post them on my site. Please email me at  
wizzard@wizzard.com.


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PYRAMID LAKE CLOSED TO OVERNIGHT CAMPERS -- CORRECTION!

We were informed that our previous post about Pyramid Lake being  
closed to overnight campers is only partially true.  A few little  
birds let us know that camping is only prohibited on the east shore  
of Pyramid Lake.  Camping is still permitted on the west shore.

"CAMPING REGULATIONS. 11.5.1 PERMITS REQUIRED (Applies to Non-Tribal  
members)
The beaches on the East side of the Lake (Pyramid/Stone Mother) are  
designated for day use only. Long Beach (North Nets) and the  
Sutcliffe Marina Beach are designated for family use beach only (No  
Alcohol). Illegal Drug use is prohibited on the Pyramid Lake Indian  
Reservation."

Complete changes to tribal regulations can be found at:  
www.crosbylodge.com/index_links/public_notice.html

Any questions or comments can be sent to:
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council
208 Capitol Hill
PO Box 256
Nixon, NV 89424


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