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Welcome to Texas! Next stop Prohibition!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:59 pm
by ironman
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060322/us_nm/bars_dc

I hear next week, undercover agents are gonna crack down on people having fun. :-t

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:03 pm
by Madison
This surprises you? :-?

Then again, I'm in Texas, so I've always been aware of possibly getting arrested for PI (Public Intoxication). This isn't a new thing, it's always been this way.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:04 pm
by ironman
Dang, if I ever go to a bar in Texas I'll have to keep an eye out for the Liquor Gestapo! :-D

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:09 pm
by Simulacrum
Oh man, that sucks for the local bars. People are just going to stay home and drink where it's safe. That is, until Texas passes a law that allows police to enter your home and arrest you if you've been drinking. :-t

I can understand PI making sense if some fool is walking down the street being rowdy and making a scene, but a bar should be a reasonable place to be drunk. Here in Tempe AZ, police will often stand in a bar and watch the people who leave, making sure the drunkies don't get behind a wheel. To me, that makes more sense.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:10 pm
by JTWood
I was drunk in a bar. They threw me into pub-lick.

Arrest them.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:16 pm
by Madison
_Simulacrum_ wrote:Oh man, that sucks for the local bars. People are just going to stay home and drink where it's safe. That is, until Texas passes a law that allows police to enter your home and arrest you if you've been drinking. :-t


This isn't a new law. A buddy of mine was arrested and jailed overnight, a couple of years ago for being drunk in a bar. This isn't a new law or anything. ;-)

JTWood wrote:I was drunk in a bar. They threw me into pub-lick.

Arrest them.


You heard Ron White's new one? It's called: You Can't Fix Stupid. He's got a T-Shirt that says that one the front, and on the back it says: Stupid Is Forever. :-D

I've heard the new one on CD already. Not bad at all. :-)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:39 pm
by Red Stripe
Yikes hopefullly this doesn't turn into a crime punishable by the death penalty considering its in Texas and all. :-o

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:11 pm
by CubsFan7724
Better them burn it off in the drunk tank than behind the wheel of a car or getting into a bar fight.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:38 pm
by dannyolbb
What seems the worst part of this to me is that they were arresting people in a hotel bar. I guess I can understand wanting people not to drink/drive (though I think there are better methods), but aren't the people in the hotel bar generally patrons of the hotel? What are they going to do, drink and stumble?

There are a lot of dangerous and stupid things people do when they're intoxicated, other than get behind the wheel of a car," Beck said. "People walk out into traffic and get run over, people jump off of balconies trying to reach a swimming pool and miss."


Oh, I see. We're trying to stop the pervasive trend of getting drunk and jumping off balconies into a pool but missing.

Aren't there better ways to utilize our police?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:01 pm
by warrick95
Watch them start arresting people at their hotel minibar. Gotta love the technicalities that can result in legal loopholes.