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Old 03-28-2006, 07:35 AM   #11
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Being someone who is actively involved in a lot of alcohol-based activites, I have mixed feelings about this. It's really getting into that "slippery slope" type of area.

If a patron is being drunk and disorderly, fine the police can come if called, but to show up unannounced and try to grab someone for "public intoxication" seems like bad news to me. Especially since many bars are privately owned. Yes the public is free to come and go, but it seems to me it's still private property. Just like the parking lot at the mall, at least in Michigan. Private property isn't patrolled by police, because that requires the permission of the lot owner and a local law allowing police to do.

If you're drunk out on the sidewalk, that's a bit different.

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Old 03-28-2006, 07:42 AM   #12
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I think the police are violating the spirit of the law here. I agree with John, if the cops are called because someone is acting up then that is one thing, but to come to a bar and just start aresting someone for being drunk is insane.
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Old 03-28-2006, 07:48 AM   #13
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I agree with John
Oh boy, NOW we're in trouble!

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Old 03-28-2006, 07:51 AM   #14
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:06 AM   #15
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Not right at all, Gee, can't have any fun anymore.I believe that a person going out to drink better have a driver. I really hope this guy can fight the wrong done him. I hope he sues the county for losing his job and wins big time. At this rate they better start builing alot more jails.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:39 AM   #16
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I don't agree with this at all. Next they'll be breaking down people's doors and arresting them in their own home for having one too many.
That was mine and dh's first thought too!!
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:07 AM   #17
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This happened in Irving, TX. The really bad part is that they did not give the people any soberity (sp) test at all. They were just arrested and taken to jail.

The city of Irving should spend some time enforcing code violations, not harassing business and people having a couple of beers. If they get in their cars and drive off, that is another issue, arrest them and take them to jail.

This program started somewhere in Va. and was tossed out of their courts if the information I got is correct.

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Old 03-28-2006, 09:15 AM   #18
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For those that answered "Yes", if you feel comfortable doing so would you want to explain why you feel that way? Only if you feel comfotable doing so though.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:21 AM   #19
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For those that answered "Yes", if you feel comfortable doing so would you want to explain why you feel that way? Only if you feel comfotable doing so though.

Right, not to get into a heated argument, just want to know the feelings of the other side. I'm sure there is a valid reason for your answer.
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:41 AM   #20
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hey, where's mr. aclu on this? (phinz )

it would never fly in nyc. just about every other bar here is a "cop or fireman bar" meaning that at any given time of the day, that's who you'll find patronizing the place, sometimes even on duty. i'd like to see them try to arrest a brethren.

hmm i wonder what the irving police chief does on his days off?
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