Texas halts roundup of drunks from its bars and restaurants

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  1. Rodimus Prime

    Rodimus Prime Sola Gratia, Sola Fide TFW2005 Supporter

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    http://washingtontimes.com/national/20060415-105438-9747r.htm
     
  2. GigatronSama

    GigatronSama Mr. Insomnia Veteran

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    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.
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm glad they put a stop to this little nazi tactic.
     
  4. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    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.
     
  5. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    There was a thread about it a couple weeks ago. We knew.
     
  6. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    There was never any way this would hold up from the beginning. It's just a ridiculous idea.
     
  7. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    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.
     
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    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Yes, but these busts involved arresting people who clearly were not going to be driving drunk.
     
  9. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I posted it. :D 
     
  10. snkeyes069

    snkeyes069 Legend in his own mind TFW2005 Supporter

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    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!
     
  11. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    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!!!!
     
  12. BigPrime3000

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    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.
     
  13. wheeljack01

    wheeljack01 Happiness is a warm gun

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    This is retarded! Arrest someone for something they MIGHT have done.
     
  14. mrhillz

    mrhillz Changed his user title. TFW2005 Supporter

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    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.
     
  15. BigPrime3000

    BigPrime3000 Well-Known Member

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    Minority Report. And that movie has been mentioned way more times that it has rights to be around me and my friends lately.
     
  16. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Yup, that's why they stopped. :wink: 
     
  17. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    I hate when people assume something that's not true.

    Great , now the law's doing it. Damn Cruise and his Minority Reports
     
  18. Dalarsco

    Dalarsco Kickback=ROCK

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    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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