Dance music figurehead and veteran producer/DJ Tommie Sunshine has taken to his Twitter account to speak out against the heightened security at this year’s Electric Zoo festival. Sunshine isn’t shy about offering up his thoughts and opinions and has taken a strong stance against the increased focus on security at EZoo, referring to the event as a ‘sting operation’ and a ‘police state experiment of lasting proportions’. The tweets also came the day before Sunshine had a piece titled ‘How The Mainstream Media Lies About EDM’ pubslished on EDM.com. Friday morning, the first day of the 2014 Electric Zoo in Randall’s Island Park in New York City, Sunshine started his rant by noting the heightened measures being taken this year, telling those attending to ‘enjoy being spied on’. He then proceeded to tweet various quotes from the story on specific “safety” measures being taken over the course of the weekend, such as officials monitoring a video feed and the utilization of drug-sniffing dogs. The increase in security comes a year after the third and final day of Electric Zoo was cancelled following the deaths of two attendees. There have been a number of changes to EZoo’s security as they, and the entire dance music community, look to create safer and more secure events and environments for festivals. enjoy being spied on this year at @ElectricZooNY via @WSJ http://t.co/rMnVZK09Ek — Tommie Sunshine (@tommiesunshine) August 29, 2014 Sunshine then made his feelings on the measures clear, including calling out New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and tweeting a picture of a NYPD truck parked (presumably) near or at the venue. It's fascinating how easily people give up their long term rights for such temporary satisfaction. Terrifying, actually. — Tommie Sunshine (@tommiesunshine) August 29, 2014 .@BilldeBlasio has figured out how to make NYC a lot of money by turning @ElectricZooNY into a sting operation. http://t.co/rMnVZK09Ek — Tommie Sunshine (@tommiesunshine) August 29, 2014 by entering the gates of @ElectricZooNY you are participating in a Police State experiment of lasting proportions. — Tommie Sunshine (@tommiesunshine) August 29, 2014 America: Land of the no longer free. Home of the no longer brave who take whatever they're given & never question the consequences. — Tommie Sunshine (@tommiesunshine) August 29, 2014 Why would anyone want to see this on the way into a festival? @ElectricZooNY (photo just sent to me from the site) pic.twitter.com/Ilj9ol8mY5 — Tommie Sunshine (@tommiesunshine) August 29, 2014 He then continued to expand on his opinion of issues within the drug culture in America. lack of drug education, precription or otherwise will be this country's undoing. — Tommie Sunshine (@tommiesunshine) August 30, 2014 how can alcoholic & prescription pill addicted parents begin to teach responsibility & accountability to their children? — Tommie Sunshine (@tommiesunshine) August 30, 2014 Sunshine then assured his followers that regardless of the topic, he will speak out against things he deems unjust. people may think that I should shut up about @ElectricZooNY but what they have allowed this year is wrong & everyone should know about it. — Tommie Sunshine (@tommiesunshine) August 30, 2014 I will never stop speaking out against the things I find to be unjust. — Tommie Sunshine (@tommiesunshine) August 31, 2014 Let us know what you think of the heightened security at EZoo this year and if you agree with Tommie Sunshine! You can check out his Twitter and the rest of his thoughts on the matters of the world here. Comment below, on Facebook, or reply on Twitter! Heath Harshman Born and raised in the Northwest, professionalized in Pullman. Enjoying the ride that dance music provides in our lovely corner of the country.