Taking advantage of what were surely hordes of controlled substance-possessing hippies, NYPD officers arrested something like 60 people at a Madison Square Garden Phish show Saturday night, a police source told DNAinfo. It’s not uncommon for cops to collar Garden concertgoers, but these officers went above and beyond, according to the source, who said the night saw “much more” arrests than usual.

The NYPD told NY1 they made 38 arrests and an anonymous MSG security guard confirmed the presence of “a lot of intoxicated people” at the event.

My deepest sympathies go out to the dozens of unlucky Phishheads, but this is what happens when the NYPD decides to go somewhere other than poor, black neighborhoods to profile for petty drug arrests.

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