Free State Liberty Forum, 2009--Brian Wright Event Diary
Brian Wright typically posts a diary of the Free State Porcfests and Liberty Forums he attends. This one starts out with some entertainment value (are these guys SWAT or just your run-of-the-mill Darth Vader wannabe dimwit popos?) From bw's "in transit" day (along the New York thruway I-90):
"...where a couple of dead-eyed looking black dudes in blue uniforms are
washing up; something doesn't look right. These guys don't look like
anything commercial. I know what it is: they're packing heat! The
lettering says Emergency Services Unit, and in smaller type, "NY Corrections." What the flock, over!
"Yeah, sure enough, I stay away from them but follow them inconspicuously outdoors where I see two armored vans presumably carrying a couple of hardened 15-year-old marijuana smokers. All together, I count four burly meatheads, who move slowly under the weight of their nightsticks, mace canisters, tasers, walkie talkies, cellphones, body armor, anti-aircraft guns, heat-seeking missiles, and two or three holstered .45 automatics...." [more]
Geez, I was worried for a minute they'd detain me as one of those uppity Free Stater guys. :)