1.12.2009

From The Update

You know, I'm not really sure how I feel about cops making it a full scale raid of something like this. It happens all the time - doesn't make it right - but it's odd how some parties get the attention of law enforcement while others do not. And DPS doesn't need to be involved at all.

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

...and that Barry is why law enforcement does not like you...

Anonymous said...

Suprised they didn't shoot anyone!

Anonymous said...

Man if I was doing today what I did back in my days....Oh my... I would be considered a BAD APPLE and would have been tried in court on more than one occasion for threating the life of a fellow class mate terroritic threat etc etc ! Times have surly changed and not so much for the better in some aspects! Too much overdoing it on the law enforcment ....No tolerence dosnt mean gungho!!!

Foghorn said...

I say, I say, I say, my job is to provide just enough enlightenment to make you dangerous.

As my cartoon buddy mufasa so eloquently puts it, its the circle of life. Hick law has been (and feel compeled that it must) chasing hick juvi's since, lord, I dunno, FOREVER. It is right next to stopping out-of-town bumper stickers in the hick law book. Look it up. There has to be a copy on the floor of the Wise County courthouse mens room.

You are welcome.

Anonymous said...

I love it. I'm tired of the parents who try to be best friends with their kids by having these underage drinking parties. If they want to let their kids drink, that's their business, but when they provide the liquor for other people's kids....that's illegal and they should get caught.

Anonymous said...

Come on! I would think any home with 50 juveniles in it would warrant some attention. Obviously, their parents were'nt providing any? Just sayin.

Anonymous said...

The reason some parties get attention is because someone alerts law enforcement. Why do you not see a problem with adults allowing and many times encouraging young people to do something illegal.

Anonymous said...

We should just keep on playing the banjo and let the world roll on.

Double Fake Banjo Man

Biff Tannen said...

F the police!

Anonymous said...

My parents were never "AWARE" of the parties I was having, Not to say they didnt eventually find out abou them...But to think they would have condoned or contributed is out of the question! I am glad that again it was an age where they wouldnt have been arrested for somthing I did unlike these days when its the parnets who are getting CONTRIBUTING to minor charges against them! Being cool and party with the kid I dont think so!!! just sayn

Anonymous said...

Were Drugs or Alcohol involved?

Silicone Alley said...

I've only been to one house party while in High school that was busted.
Friend and I arrived, stayed for a while then went to Wal-Mart to buy limes and something else, by the time we came back we found some of our fellow party animals running away from the house/street where the party was held. We loaded up my car and got the hell out of there.

Good Times

Anonymous said...

Young people drinking like this can't be supervised. Period end of story. Adults present should be charged with child abuse or any other applicable laws.

Teach your own to drink responsibly in your own home. Leave other people's kids alone.

Nothing good comes from these parties. In my short life, I have witnessed the burial of two young men who left parties and wrapped their cars around oak trees. Supposedly the adults were going to take the keys and not allow anyone to leave under the influnece. As I said, it can't be supervised.

Anonymous said...

Kids are going to drink, they will find a way to get alcohol. If they arent at a house then they are going to get on one of many of Wise Countys nice paved back roads and drink!! At least they were under a roof and off the road!!!

Anonymous said...

Again Barry, if you had kids of your own, your outlook on this would be much different. Takes raising your own kids responsibly to really grasp the seriousness of this kind of party. Without the responsibility of trying to keep your own kids aware and alive, then one tends to hang on to their own old high school mentality on these types of issues. Just sayin'........

Anonymous said...

I'd rather DPS be involved at that time than later, when it's too late and there are some teenage bodies being cut out of a mangled car that is wrapped around a tree. That raid my have saved some lives, not only of the kids but of someone unknowing person or family that might have been coming in the opposite direction at the wrong time. We'll never know that, but we do know that we're not reading about a horrible, avoidable wreck that happened in the wee hours that night, or morning as it were.

Anonymous said...

This is not Dallas, Ft. Worth r another large metro area BG. Sometimes outside Law Enforcement have to be called to assist. We don't have the luxury of having 50 marked S.O. units on at a time. So most of the time, the Law Enforcement in this county take what they can get. I guess if the county would quit spending millions on old ass buildings to renovate them, they might be able to afford more Deputies that drive around nd wave at people.

Anonymous said...

Well lets see how many under age kids have died in Wise County in the last couple of years. Those evil police, trying to save lives. How could they???

RPM said...

If they threw a Deer & Beer party out in the woods like we used to in high school they would call in the ATF SWAT team. Alcohol and firearms? Oh, MY!

Anonymous said...

Occasionally when I am at the east side cemetary I see a father, mother and sister visiting their son's grave. (Victim of a "lets let our children and their friends drink at our home where they will be safe")

dago

Double Fake J. Edgar Hoover said...

To 5:53PM:(who is obviously a Wise County Deputy Dawg), perhaps they could hire law enforcement personnel who can spell and construct proper sentences.
Otherwise, you should not be using your state-issued laptop, while driving in your fancy Wiseguy copper car, to make posts on Barry's blog.

I had to think again, though, when I re-read this part: "they might be able to afford more Deputies that drive around nd wave at people."

I'm just not sure how I feel about you right now, sir.

Anonymous said...

Only the good die young. All the old ones just suck on the big Medicare tube until someone pulls it out of their mouth.

Anonymous said...

Quote: >>Kids are going to drink, they will find a way to get alcohol. If they arent at a house then they are going to get on one of many of Wise Countys nice paved back roads and drink!! At least they were under a roof and off the road!!!<<<

Ummm, they were off the road until they start heading HOME! How many accidents do we have each year where teens are killed and drinking was involved??? I'm sure some drank "under a roof" before they got behind the wheel.

Anonymous said...

6:24
I guess you never get ahead of yourself and miss a letter on the keyboard do you. So perfect in every way. It is hard to type while you are driving. Guess you are worried about the WCSO showing up at your house while you supply alcohol to minors. What a tard you are. Only the ones who are doing illegal activity like you will make statements like yours. Who you going to call when you need help? Hope we don't get in to big of a hurry to get there when you need us.

Anonymous said...

i agree with 4 51.

Anonymous said...

Barry, How many parents did you have in your office this morning?

Anonymous said...

I believe no adult should give alcohol to a minor, but I also understand that the police no longer are in it to protect and serve (especially the youth) These small town cops---especially Bridgeport---target the kids and seldom if ever give warnings for ridiculous things. If they want to pull people--kids in particular--over to check for alcohol or drugs---that's fine, but to almost always follow it up with some kind of ridiculous ticket it another. Being the mother of two boys I've seen this happen time and time again. Thank goodness I have nice polite sons regardless of how rudely they have been treated by the local police.

Anonymous said...

Had to invite DPS out to see what real almost imitation police work and stuff looks like

Anonymous said...

Had to invite DPS out to see what real almost imitation police work and stuff looks like

Anonymous said...

Barry has on kids? Who would've thunk it. He's either 1) Shooting blanks 2) Couldn't find a taker 3) Couldn't handle it. 4) did not want to pass that liberal seed on.

I'm betting on #1.

Fake Dead Jerry Falwell

Anonymous said...

Once again I just can't seem to get past the fact that there is a guy in Montague County that answers to the name Biff.

Anonymous said...

I blame the city of Decatur. If "The Pit" was still there, this would never have happened.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Alice...

Anonymous said...

Thank you 6:56!! You said exactly what I was thinking and what I was going to post! I think it is great someone called in on them!

Anonymous said...

People assume there are parents supporting and supplying these parties. My, my, my, so many assumptions! Kids will be kids and they'll do as they will whether we (adults) like it or not. Honestly I say raise the legal driving age to 18 and lower the drinking age to 18 too. In these lovely American states a young man or woman can go die serving our beloved, but be damned over a drop of feel good. These same young people are blessed with the right to decide who will run our coutnry. That's a far bigger privilege and responsibility than consuming alcohol. I have a huge problem with that. Take fun out of drinking and make it legal at 18. Then support aggressive enforcement of DWIs as a deterrant to inappropriate behavior by these kids. Even then it's nearly the only crime that is socially acceptable to have on one's criminal record, so no loss. Barry what are your thoughts on this?

Anonymous said...

2:21, GOODNESS!! You are showin' your age!...... "The Pit".... wow, bet kids now days have no idea one even existed, much less know it existed right smack in downtown Decatur! lol!

chupacabra said...

The pit? Good grief, I had one of my 15 minutes of fame there in my 427 powered 1970 Chevy truck. I did a donut that sent up a dust cloud that covered half the town. When I stopped the (literally) probably 200+ people there cheered like they were at The Texas Jam.

How's that for dating myself?

Anonymous said...

6:56 Ryan Lowe, the Paradise boy who hit the tree and died a couple of years ago, was under a roof while he was drinking. Under a roof while drinking was not the problem, it was the drive home that killed him and most of his passengers. Thanks to Wise County officers who busted the party the other day, I am not sad today. The person who made the call to police might have saved a life. I wish someone had called in on the party Lowe was drinking at.

Anonymous said...

Ha! You did it again! "The Texas Jam!" Wonder if I dated you any? lol!

Anonymous said...

I guess you'll defend the underage party and cuss the cops....but I'd like to see your comments when the drunk 15 year old rolls his truck and kills three people.

Anonymous said...

8:10. You may be right about this party, that the parents maybe weren't there supporting the underage drinking. But I could name names of parents of current Decatur High School students that do have drinking parties at their houses and even make negative comments to the kids who are at the party, but are choosing not to drink. It's shameful and dangerous, not to mention illegal.

Anonymous said...

15 yoa shouldnt be driving

Anonymous said...

...he shouldn't be drinkin' either.
But they do.

Anonymous said...

Biff Tannen we know who you are so laugh it up pal.

Anonymous said...

"I hate manure"

The Prawn said...

F the Police. -NWA

Anonymous said...

I beg to differ with some of you on this subject. It is a fact that kids will drink and they will get alcohol on their own. I had much rather my children be at my house where I can supervise than not know where they are. As a supervisor, you have to be the adult and make the kids aware BEFORE they come to the party that if they drink, they will NOT leave. As a parent, and supervisor, there must be a control device, such as a locked gate to prevent those who think they can drive from getting on the highway. In a perfect world, our children would all be angels, but as we all know, it is not a perfect world. We have to do what we can to protect them.

Anonymous said...

Hey, 4:12.... if my kid drinks alcohol in your house with your supervision, then YOU are contributing to my minor and YOU will be the subject of my lawsuit! Idiot!

Anonymous said...

Can I have myself incarcerated 35 years after the fact? Apparently that would solve everything.