Category: Law Enforcement

Protecting the Public from Seeing Alcohol Beverage Brand Names

dirty bastard

“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

A pile of pills and capsules.

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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Underage Alcohol Sales Entrapment Stings

underage alcohol sales entrapment

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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