Bar Sweep Sparks ControversySo, in Texas — and no doubt other locations after dim bulb police adminstrators see this article — you can be arrested for drinking in a bar. Of course, it's okay to violate people's rights when you're talking about drunk driving, right? It certainly seems so.
Dallas, March 22. NBC5 News. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission sent a message to bar patrons last week.
TABC agents and Irving police swept through 36 Irving bars and arrested about 30 people on charges of public intoxication. Agency representatives say the move came as a proactive measure to curtail drunken driving.
North Texans interviewed by NBC 5, however, worried that the sweep went too far.
At one location, for example, agents and police arrested patrons of a hotel bar. Some of the suspects said they were registered at the hotel and had no intention of driving. Arresting authorities said the patrons were a danger to themselves and others...
Except that Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD, has gone from a anti-drunk driving advocacy group to this century's equivalent of Carrie Nation, a bunch of crazed harridans screaming for PROHIBITION. That's what MADD's campaign is all about, really — Demon Rum Destroying the Will of America.
Well, why not? Prohibition worked so well the first time we tried it! Let's face the facts...Old Skol Organized Crime, the Mafia, is on the ropes. Tony Soprano is the last made guy not doing time, writing his memoirs for big bucks or appearing tearfully on Oprah. So it makes sense to reinstitute Prohibition and give the Mob a much-needed shot in the arm. Plus — and here's another harsh fact — with REAL crime down, what are police to do? What could be better than spending billions of dollars to stop the distribution and sale of alcohol, meaning more cops, more axes, more sound bytes — and what's good for both the cops and the Mob must be good for America!
DRINK UP...it's Last Call in Texas!