Do you own a car? Do you know what two people sitting on the bodywork would do, let alone fuckin'? :s
Right now, I'm doubting that this entire alleged incident even took place. Until I see something official from the city or one of their newspapers to the contrary, my strong doubts will remain. On Thursday evening, I sent the West Windsor, NJ Chief of Police and the Mayor emails requesting comment and the procedure for getting a copy of any reports filed. So far, I haven't gotten any responses.
To be honest, it doesn't matter if it is real or not, just like it doesn't matter if the incident (if it did happen) was committed by trolls or true furries. The damage is done. Even if it is revealed that none of this happened, the reputation of the furry fandom will be thrown into the gutter. This is the way of the world these days. People judge others based on whatever the hell they want, regardless of whether it is true or not. That's how stereotypes are born.
That said, if it did happen, I agree with the people who want to have these idiots revealed so we can punish them ourselves for their stupidity. It is the responsibility of the fandom to make sure this sort of shit doesn't happen and if it does, we should be the ones to sort it out.
If the incident in question didn't actually happen - How is the damage done? What damage will have actually occurred?
Having said that, I agree with you that the fandom should take care of our own - Both our troublemakers and those in need.
I'm confused, now you are saying you do believe it? Regardless, even if the $55,000 fine and the job problems is a hoax, just the fact that they had to stop the BBQs just because of a couple of jackasses is such a shame. I really feel sorry for all those who took part in that particular event.
You misunderstood, I'm not saying that I believe that the incident took place. I won't change that until I see some kind of official proof. I was saying *if* it did not occur - Then what damages have we suffered?
Again, until I see some kind of official proof, I don't even believe they had to stop the BBQ because of one or more mis-behaving attendees. They could have just as well stopped it because of no longer desiring to run it, and we wouldn't know the difference in the absence of proof.
Ahh I see. Well, from what I've read, they stopped it because thanks to this, nobody in the local area will want to host the event now. It doesn't matter if it really happened or not, people will automatically think that all furries when they meet is hump each other (judging many on the actions of a few and all that). That's the main issue with this whole thing. Although, you are right that the BBQ organisers no longer want to run it, but that again is due to the incident, not because they are bored of running it or something.
The long and the short of it is that this sort of thing, real or not, puts us all in a bad light and could jeopardise future events.
Here's my thing though. Let's assume for a moment that the incident in question did not occur, that no one exposed themselves in public, etc. You're saying that even given the mere accusation of it, whether or not it is true, is enough to get people to judge us unfairly as a group and to refuse to allow us host events? As true as that may be (I hope I misread you), that is complete BS.
To my knowledge, this "story" has not been confirmed yet. Emails that I sent to the town's mayor and chief of police 10 days ago have not been returned, nor has anyone posted any further evidence of the supposed event.