CALLING ALL BURNERS WHO GOT BLM CITATIONS!
CALLING ALL LAWYERS WHO WANT TO HELP!
]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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================= BLACK ROCK CITY NEWS ===================
- CALLING ALL BURNERS WHO GOT BLM CITATIONS! (AND LAWYERS WHO WANT TO
- 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!
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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:
For info on the black rock arts foundation, please visit:
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:
Here are the instructions for uploading your images: http://
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
If you are unable to upload images of your gifts, you can mail them -
multiples always appreciated - to:
PO Box 885688
San Francisco, CA 94158
You'll need to print out this form, fill it out, and include it with
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.
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
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
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
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
Complete changes to tribal regulations can be found at:
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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