Speaking of ridiculous statements... care to make any that aren't? Haven't seen you capable of this yet, actually.
If I foot the bill for police and they come to my party and arrest my guests, I am an asshat - just like Phish now is.
And who in the heck said anything about being an expert on the Dead? I asked if there were ever any major drug busts - anything even close to what Phish paid for - at any of their shows. I know that there were not. Were there arrests for drugs? Of course. Was there anything approaching $1.2 million in value? Uh... no. You can call this a ridiculous statement and I will merely consider the source of this judgment and smile.
Seriously... being a willfully-blind apologist for anything is rather pathetic. Perhaps a little objectivity will help you to see why people are upset that the band paid for their fans to get arrested.
Good luck with that.