Please see the link below, which will take you to the University of Colorado-Boulder Police Department's "Pictures of Students Smoking on 4/20" site. CU is offering rewards for students who attended the traditional 4/20 smoke-out on Farrand Field at CU and who are willing to snitch.
Does CU do this to underage alcohol drinkers or illegal pill poppers? http://www.colorado.edu/police/420_Photo_Album/index.htm
This is a very scary use of existing technology and this does not bode well for public protests (where cannabis is the central organizing theme).
And for what purpose? CO is a decrim state and maybe a $200 civil fine is at stake for the state. Or, is it really about perpetuating the notion of shame and the exercise of state power?
-Allen St. Pierre
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 marijuana.
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.