Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rodimus Prime, Apr 18, 2006.
So you can be charged with a crime if you MIGHT have committed it? You are determined as to having might being about to commit said crime by your location (inside a bar or alchahol serving resturaunt)
Excuese me. I have to go buy a new callender because aparently it's 1984.
I'm glad they put a stop to this little nazi tactic.
I can't believe none of us heard about this thought police bullshit when they first started it.
And HR, give Shmorky his avatar back.
There was a thread about it a couple weeks ago. We knew.
There was never any way this would hold up from the beginning. It's just a ridiculous idea.
People who drive drunk should be forced to ride in some kind of drunk driver simulator. Maybe that would scare them sober. There's enough tards on the roads already with out the drunks.
Yes, but these busts involved arresting people who clearly were not going to be driving drunk.
I posted it.
They were not arresting people for "possibly driving drunk." They were being arrested for "public intoxication." Preventing potential drunk driving was just a bonus.
The laws were (most likely) not written with the intent of arresting patrons sitting at a bar, but to prevent drunks and vagrants from harassing people on the street. Texas decided to follow the letter of the law instead of the intent, which is part of what caused the uproar.
Can Texas do this? Yes. Should they? No, it's an abuse of power made possible by a law applied in an improper manner and without the application of...uhm...er...uhhh...that thingy...uhmmm...COMMON SENSE!
Cop: Mr Baldwin your under arrest...
Me: WTF??? What did I do?
Cop: We think that you might be thinking about getting drunk in a public place then there is the remote possibility you might try and and drive home... just maybe.
Me: I'M JUST GOING TO THE FUCKING STORE TO BUY SOME MILK!!!!
Yea I had a feeling this shit would go the way of the dodo. Good thing too, I was getting nervous as hell going to the bars and seeing TABC agents walking around. This had me and everyone I know somewhat scared to go up to the bars, we didn't want to stumble or trip on accident and end up getting arrested when we hadn't even gotten drunk yet.
What's real bullshit is the last time I was up at a bar we were sitting outside drinking our beer and there was a TABC agent outside, this chick and the table next to us blows chunks, and they leave without her getting arrested. I mean, we heard and smelt the girl throwing up and didn't see the TABC guy do anything.
This is ******ed! Arrest someone for something they MIGHT have done.
Kind of reminds me of that sci fi movie with Tom Cruise that was made a few years ago,, which the name of it eludes me at the current monment, based on a short story.
Minority Report. And that movie has been mentioned way more times that it has rights to be around me and my friends lately.
Yup, that's why they stopped.
I hate when people assume something that's not true.
Great , now the law's doing it. Damn Cruise and his Minority Reports
I liked Monority Report, despite that psycho. He actually wants to eat his baby's placenta, and the puke smily is broken.
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