Category: Law Enforcement

Preventing Underage Alcohol Purchases (Effective Program)

There will never be enough enforcement agents to prevent underage alcohol purchases. So says an official of the NC Alcohol Law Enforcement agency. The problem can never be solved by hiring ever more agents. But we must have ways of preventing underage alcohol purchases. Fortunately, Alaska has thought creatively and uses an economic incentive to …

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Stings for Underage Alcohol Sales (Compliance Checks)

Compliance checks or stings for underage alcohol sales are very popular. However, to be legal, they must be done without entrapment. Basically, entrapment is inducing people to commit a crime they are not “predisposed” to commit and would not ordinarily commit. The Department of Justice stresses that “Entrapment is a complete defense to a criminal charge.”1 …

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Open House Party Hosting, Manslaughter, & Criminal Negligence

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Open house party hosting can be dangerous to both finances and freedom. Most states permit parents to serve their own children alcohol. However, it is illegal to do so with the offspring of others. Even when they give permission. A prosecutor in Florida ran for office on a promise to crack down on open house …

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Protecting the Public from Seeing Alcohol Beverage Brand Names

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“Raid in the shade: Men with guns are cracking down on brand-name bar umbrellas” says the Times-Picayune headline. Strange but true. They’re protecting the public from seeing alcohol beverage brand names. Armed officers of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) have been making demands. Specifically, that cafes remove all their outdoor umbrellas that …

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Drug Substituted for Alcohol by Underage Persons

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Klonopin (clonazepam), a prescription drug, has become an alternative to drinking alcohol by many young people, according to police. That is, Klonopin is a drug substituted for alcohol by underage people. Unintended Consequence With increasing crackdowns on the availability of alcoholic beverages to youth, they increasingly turn to alternatives. Although readily available, Klonopin can be …

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Death Penalty for DWI Offenders Proposed by Neo-Prohibitionist

A current supporter of the neo-prohibition movement publicly advocates the death penalty for DWI offenders. He clearly advocates increased penalties. Death Penalty for DWI Offenders The DEATH PENALTY for drunks that kill innocent people will probably NOT be a deterrent, BUT, given a few years, we can kill enough drunks, that it might be half …

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Underage Alcohol Sales Entrapment Stings

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Entrapment is illegal because it is an attempt to induce law-abiding citizens into in crimes that they would not otherwise have committed. It tricks and deceives the innocent into breaking the law. For that reason, it is a federal crime. In the words of the U.S. Supreme Court, entrapment “deserves the severest condemnation.” Therefore, underage …

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Fake ID Cards (A Symptom of a Problem, Not a Cause)

Fake ID cards are often used by those under the age of 21 to buy alcohol in the U.S.  These cards have become both very popular and highly sophisticated. Persons under the age of 21 are buying and creating millions of fake driver’s licenses. This is despite holograms and other security features designed to reduce …

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No Dirty Bastard is Allowed in Alabama (Illegal to Sell the Beer Brand)

Dirty Bastard beer is banned in Alabama but Fat Bastard wine isn’t. That makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?The argument of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board is simple. The word “bastard” is a profanity. And the ABC bans profanity from alcoholic beverage labels. Alabama officials not only permit the sale of Fat Bastard wine …

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