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CU-Boulder police using online pics to catch pot smokers
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 15:25:02 -0400
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From: Tim Meehan <tmeehan () connect carleton ca>
Date: April 28, 2006 3:07:01 PM EDT
To: Declan <declan () well com>, David Farber <dave () farber net>
Subject: CU-Boulder police using online pics to catch pot smokers
One major problem: pictures offer absolutely no proof that whatever
these students are smoking marijuana!
CU Album: http://www.colorado.edu/police/420_Photo_Album/index.htm
CU Posts Pictures Of Pot-Smoking Event
Reward Offered For Information About People In Photos
POSTED: 3:57 am MDT April 28, 2006
ABC 7 News on-line
BOULDER, Colo. -- University of Colorado police have posted 150 photos
of people attending an annual gathering last week where hundreds smoked
Police are offering $50 rewards for information about the people, many
of whom are shown with hand-rolled cigarettes, glass pipes or bongs.
One young man was photographed while he was streaking.
Authorities said the protesters they were trespassing on Farrand Field,
which is surrounded by several dorms, despite signs and security posted
to keep them away.
About 2,500 people attended the festive event, but police estimated
less than half were using the drug. A local restaurant gave away
sandwiches, while people dressed in costumes and danced to the beat of
The gathering occurs on campus at 4:20 p.m. on April 20 each year.
Members of The Grateful Dead are believed to have organized the first
4/20 celebration in 1979 in San Jose, Calif., where "420" was rumored
to be police code for marijuana smoking. A check of police codes in
California, however, revealed no jurisdiction uses 420 as a code for
marijuana. Some pot smokers use "420" as a code to speak about
marijuana openly among unsuspecting teachers and parents, according to
a popular Web site.
Police asked the public to look at the photos and call (303) 492-8168
if they recognize anyone in the pictures.
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