Glad I Didn't Go to College in Texas

Reuters runs a story with this headline: "Texas arresting people in bars for being drunk"

Texas has begun sending undercover agents into bars to arrest drinkers for being drunk, a spokeswoman for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission said on Wednesday.

"We feel that the only way we're going to get at the drunk driving problem and the problem of people hurting each other while drunk is by crackdowns like this," she said.

"There are a lot of dangerous and stupid things people do when they're intoxicated, other than get behind the wheel of a car," Beck said. "People walk out into traffic and get run over, people jump off of balconies trying to reach a swimming pool and miss."

Being in a bar does not exempt one from the state laws against public drunkenness, Beck said.
That whole jumping from balconies into swimming pool is a HUGE problem but do we really need to put the Bush Doctrine into use by law inforcement?

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