24 People Arrested Right off NCL EPIC in PC

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  1. com_op_2000

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  2. MakiraMarlena

    MakiraMarlena It's a big black fish to you

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    They were bringing illegal drugs onboard. Granted, it was an electronic music/rave themed cruise.
     
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  4. Laughfreely

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    They never got on the ship.
     
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    I'm not sure how their taste in music is relevant. I like electronic/trance/dance/rave type music and have never touched an illegal drug in my life.
     
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    MakiraMarlena It's a big black fish to you

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    Sheriff's spokesperson said right in the article that is why they targeted this cruise. Doesn't mean everybody does it. The vast majority of guests sailing on that cruise likely weren't carrying any illegal drugs. But 24 in a single sailing is a lot.

    They also have arrested two brothers onboard for selling drugs during the cruise. Quite a story about how they tried to hide the drugs.
     
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    Ditto for me, but it is a major part of the fanbase.
     
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    Or didn't get caught, or perhaps waited to buy drugs onboard or at the board. :confused3
     
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    I'm the same way. Long time fan of most forms of EDM (Trance, HHC & others). Never touched illegal drugs. There are a lot of people in the scene that don't do drugs. It's a stereotype that's been pushed onto the scene in the US. Sure there are some who do drugs, but there are a lot that don't and never have.
    The music and scene are different, so others need to make EDM unacceptable to the mainstream.
    Fact is, there are people who take drugs in every genre of music. If the theme of the sailing had been Pop or Jazz music, it wouldn't have been targeted, even though there would probably be people carrying drugs on board.
     
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    You can't disagree that drugs are more ubiquitous in the EDM scene than they are in Pop or Jazz music. I'm not saying the latter two don't have their issues, but I've not seen a tremendous amount of Ecstasy or Adderall at Spirogyra gigs...
     
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    Wait... wasn’t alcohol illegal when jazz came out?
     
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    I usto Love Spirogyra, then I started to listen to Barney...Yup Barney in the car to stop/avoid motion sickness.
     
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    Nice to hear rave parties still go on. Now I don‘t feel so old:tongue:!!!!
     
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    Do any of you guys have a problem with the sheriffs office comment about targeting the cruise due to this stereotype. I get law enforcemrnt is hard, and I have no problem with them enforcing the law, but I would be pissed if I was subject to extra searches because I liked a certain kind of music. Just saying.
     
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    If your innocent you have nothing to worry about.
     
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    While I see your point, I think it's a matter of viewpoint. I wouldn't be any more annoyed than I am at the TSA counter having to take off shoes and get a pat-down. They are just trying to keep me and all the other safe. With regards to targeting a type of music, you don't know that they don't also target other types of music, but only that they targeted this. Getting drugs off the ship is a good thing, in my opinion.

    We all have rights to be innocent until proven guilty, but we also have rights to feel safe in our environment, so we give police the leeway to do their jobs.
     
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    No. I'd say they were doing their job...properly. it's not like they didn't find drugs.
     
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    Tsa is a bit different, because it’s a blanket policy. This is targeting of a specific cruise for a specific reason.

    Cruises already have a rigorous security screening (or at least the ones I’ve been on) which I’m fine with. I’m not ok with police investigating beyond normal for the music I listen to. If you guys want to trade your freedom for privacy then that’s your prerogative I guess.
     
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    Spork24 Mr. Blue Bird on my shoulder

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    The ends don’t always justify the means. I’m not supporting the drug use, I don’t do drugs. I just don’t like police discrimination, which is pretty much what they admitted to. If they do this on all cruises and find nothing, or got an anonymous tip then fine. Or even if the cruise line asked for extra scrutiny I would be ok with it.
     
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    Don't fool yourself... TSA targets people, but then adds in a few obvious non-targets so they don't get in trouble for profiling. My kids were both "randomly selected" for a pat-down on my last trip. And about 10 people in front of us some middle eastern men were also "randomly selected".
     
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    Spork24 Mr. Blue Bird on my shoulder

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    Maybe so, but they are smart enough not to admit it. I’ve been randomly selected by tsa (by a beep when I walk through the metal detector indicating a selection), and also seen plenty of middle eastern people not be selected.
     

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