Originally Posted by jaasun71
Were you there ? Do you have first hand account of the incident ?
Enough's been written about it from credible sources (including Cruisers Net) to influence me to action. Even the public information officer didn't deny that they boarded without announcement or advisement...stating it is their right to board without even announcing..
Well, thats all fine and good, but most officers in my parts
make it a point to request boarding...not behave like a group of marauding jack-booted thugs of the SS.
I've voted with my pocketbook this season and next...and will make it a point to advise *ANYONE* that transits those waterways to be aware of this behavior...its simply unacceptable.
In this day/age of Google
, there are consequences to obtuse government
tactics. I'm very glad that when you search Volusia and cruising, you get more and more "relevant" links to various boards and the article discussing the incident...its only a matter of time before its the #1 link relevant. Then, I'm sure local businesses will start feeling the effect and reign in their out of control local authorities.
Checks and balances.
Which reminds me...need to go drop a "local hazard" near Smyrna on Active Captain