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No, I think the fact is there are a significant number of LEO that are just jerks. NOT the majority, but obviously, from the sentiments express in this thread alone, enough to paint LEO's in general in a bad light.
I have been harassed a couple of times over the years. In each and every case I was doing nothing wrong, was not charged, arrested or even ticketed. Just some cop had an attitude and wanted to spray his territory.
And while not ALL have an attitude, even the two detectives that came to my house several years ago to talk to my daughter about a girl she knew who had run away from home had that typical "cop" attitude and posture. You know, we have authority, we're on OFFICIAL business, etc... Small wonder my daughter wanted nothing to do w/ speaking to them. Hell I didn't even like them. (PS. She didn't know anything, but later that week she did get a call from the girl; I promptly relayed the info to the detective.)

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While I think the ridiculous DUI/BUI laws are an example of our police state in the Nanny Land of NO, I do think twice about having more than a beer or two when at anchor. It's not because of laws that may be in place but because if I had to react in a hurry in certain spots, I certainly would not want to be $h*t faced. It all depends on where you are and what the conditions are. One would hope LE would be smart enough to realize the difference and not just be out to write tickets.

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I'm not going to repeat my points on LEOs. They are above for any that are interested.

Remember, however, that laws are written exclusively by legislators, not LEOs, and every single law enforcement agency reports to one of them.

If you don't like the laws or how they are enforced, complain to their bosses or vote for someone who will change it.

Cracking down on alcohol consumption on boats is in direct response to legislative insistence.


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Unhappy to report that my call to the Oregon Marine Board was unanswered. They just ignored me. I'll call back after the Holiday to get an answer. It's unacceptable for a bureaucrat to ignore the paying public's questions.

Pisses me off. Anyway, I'm going to stay off the river this holiday season. Too many crazies out there.

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Pisses me off. Anyway, I'm going to stay off the river this holiday season. Too many crazies out there.
Just about everyone I know avoids taking their boats out on holidays.
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Just about everyone I know avoids taking their boats out on holidays.
Not me! I do avoid certain destinations that are nuts. However, we've anchored in the Bay and watched five July 4th fireworks shows at the same time surrounding the shoreline. Awesome!!

Plus, they are some of the few weekends that we don't have to get guests back to the dock by Sunday. Relaxing.


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Not me! I do avoid certain destinations that are nuts. However, we've anchored in the Bay and watched five July 4th fireworks shows at the same time surrounding the shoreline. Awesome!!

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That's one of the pluses of my marina. We're right on the bay. Zero protection from weather but the sunsets, no flies and ability to sit in our cockpit or wander the dock watching all the fireworks displays around the bay is worth it.

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You really have a way with words. An obnoxious way.
Stop with the personal stuff. It has become a trend. Feel free to either look past my threads or place me on ignore. You're personal feelings about me and observations do not add to discussion and are inappropriate. Short of that try and stick to the topic. It's not about me...carry on.


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You really have a way with words. An obnoxious way.
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I was agreeing with what you posted about the LEOs. While the media picks out specific cases and blows them out of proportion, the majority of them are upstanding people protecting us. Same with the CG.

It's like a "sport" on here to take an incident or news article and extrapolate it into the norm. Whether its the LEOs or the rescue of a boat offshore. Taking one sample and using to " broad brush" as you stated doesn't make it so.


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Well, that escalated quickly!
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