Panic in Pelham: Popular jam band's t...

Panic in Pelham: Popular jam band's two-night stint nets 36 arrests

There are 4 comments on the Alabama Live story from Jul 22, 2013, titled Panic in Pelham: Popular jam band's two-night stint nets 36 arrests. In it, Alabama Live reports that:

Widespread Panic's two-night stint last weekend at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham netted 36 arrests between both shows, according to Shelby County jail records.

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#1 Jul 23, 2013
It's really sad that our local police have nothing better to do than bust a bunch of young people for marijuana. I wonder if they realize that marijuana has been legalized for recreational use by an overwhelming margin of voters in Colorado.
local resident

United States

#2 Jul 25, 2013
Here's a link to a poll of Birmingham residents that sums up how we feel about marijuana.

159 people voted in support of legalizing marijuana while 5 voted against it. That a pretty overwhelming margin. Yet our local police waste their time and our tax dollars running a sting operation over two days trying to bust kids for marijuana. Kids that come to our town to see a concert and pump hundreds of thousands of dollars into our community in the process. It's petty and its disgraceful. I noticed that this article didn't mention a single arrest for disorderly conduct. I would bet that you could ask any employee that worked at Oak Mt. Amphitheater last weekend and they will tell you that they didn't see a single person get out of line at either show. Sheriff Curry and his deputies should be ashamed of themselves for how they treated those kids. I guess it's much easier to catch kids smoking pot at a concert than it is to catch real criminals who are breaking serious laws.
local resident

United States

#3 Jul 25, 2013
Here's a link to the crime stats for Shelby county. Someone should point this out to Sheriff Curry so maybe he'll pull his head out of his a$$ long enough to get his priorities straight.

Someone in Shelby County is a victim of a serious crime every four hours! That means that at least 6 major crimes were committed in our county while our Sheriff's department was running a sting at Oak Mountain trying to catch kids with marijuana!

Arlington, VA

#4 Nov 30, 2013
Panic the band on long island with Jerry Guarino
Is the bottom of the pits
He is a fat pig on stage
Who is not a high class guy
He has complaints online
Beware of the odd ball

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