blank'/> Liberally Lean From The Land Of Dairy Queen: The Morality Police Have Been Unleashed

7.20.2009

The Morality Police Have Been Unleashed

From the Update. Logistically, I don't know how this works. Who answers the 1-800 number? Is it the Sheriff's Office? If the "offense" is in Bridgeport, do they then relay the call to Bridgeport PD? Does anyone in authority over in Bridgeport PD decide if an officer will actually be dispatched? Is every cop in the county now looking for every can of Keystone light in the hands of a 20 year old? And I've asked this question before: How much money is currently in the Wise County Crimestoppers account? Every person placed on probation in the county pays a $50 "fee" to go in that fund. Over the years, that has to be a chunk of change.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just in time for Reunion.

Anonymous said...

Yes - Wise County Reunion this week. Go ahead and write me a check for $100,000.

Who are these "Crimestoppers"?

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much the fine is for a MIP ticket? Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

Barry, this just could save some lives. I think it is a good idea and might jolt some parents into reality.

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid, I got a MIP and it was $30 and a stern talking to from the judge....now look out!!! But I guess times change or are we forcing them to change?

House of R and R said...

Sounds like a good idea to me. But, good thing they didn't do that when I was young.

Back then the police would take our beer, cooler, and DL. Of course, we could retrieve our DL and a good butt chewing the next day from the officer's house. Forget about getting the beer and cooler back.

Anonymous said...

Did J. Edger Hoover play Banjo?

Anonymous said...

We can make several thousand dollars after midnight tonight in the back parking lot at Reunion. I might just sit back there with my cell phone and make a lot of money.

Anonymous said...

This gives me a great idea!

I'm going to buy a six pack of Keystone for $4.13,take it to the highskool and sit it near the door.

Then when kids who couldn't pass their Task test come out from summer skool and snatch up the brewskis,I get on the horn and call Crimestoppers who pay me $100.00 and I net $95.87 in cold cash.

Anonymous said...

Am I understanding this correct? I can take my family to the reunion, pay $5 to park, buy the kids an wrist band to ride the rides, and watch for underage drinking and get paid if I catch someone. Well that sounds like a good deal to me. I could actually make money at the reunion! Sounds like a winner!

Anonymous said...

Makes me think about Ryan Lowe's pickup that hit the tree off FM2123near Cottondale a couple of years ago and killed a bunch of kids. When will they ever learn? When will parents ever learn that when they turn their kids loose at Reunion this week and they might get wrapped around a tree? Wish that wrecked pickup could be parked at the back gate to remind the youth of this county. Tears are short lived. Plastic flowers are mowed down.

Anonymous said...

And the drinking at Reunion goes on and on and always will. I had more than my fair share of fun back in the 60's out there and guess times don't change that much. We weren't driving, though. We slept it off at the cabins of friends whose parent let them camp alone. Those were the days, my friend!

Anonymous said...

If they aren't driving or acting like a dumbass, I don't see the problem with them drinking at reunion, as long as they don't advertise that they are doing it. If they aren't smart enough to not get drunk and puke on the rides or start fighting, then haul them off. A little drinking and walking around in the dirt isn't going to make serial killers out of them.

Anonymous said...

Capt'n Crunch was found dead in a bathtub full of milk and a banana broke off in him.

They think it was a Cereal Killer.

Anonymous said...

If i hear of anyone calling this hot line, and narking on some pour kid i'll punch them in the throat, just take their keys away grab a lawn chair and have fun watching their drunken asses stumble down the street trying to find a place to sleep. lighten up, most of you people did the same thing when you were a teen at the reunion.

Gorilla said...

Young adults - just drink in a reunion cabin. If you walk between cabins, put it in a cup. You will be fine.

Anonymous said...

is this tom bishop idea?????????

Tyler Tamplen said...

Sounds like to me they are just trying to prevent the unimaginable. You wouldn't want to be the parent getting the phone call for your child's wreck. I'm glad they are doing this. I mean yes it's going to upset some people, but in the end it's all for everyone's safety.

Anonymous said...

9:17, they are about $350 for the first one and you will get bout 20 hours of community service and an alcohol awareness class. They can take your license away for like 6 weeks or months but they never do.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the parking lot patrol. Just take a video camera out there and rake in the money. That would make the adults think twice about getting in the car to drive home too. Smile, you're on "I'm a drunk camera!" Cha Ching!

Anonymous said...

six nights of reunion 100 dollars a night= 600 a week thats more money than i can make work checkout at IGA

Anonymous said...

Calling Crime Stoppers beats the hell out of haulin hay. I just found my summer job. I call in five or six little pukin drunks, and my fall textbooks are paid for!

Anonymous said...

Isn't half the fun of being underage and drinking is to keep from getting caught by the cops? Once you are legal, drinking just isn't much fun anymore...

Anonymous said...

Yep, Reunion is a week long drunk for a lot of people. Believe it or not, many families consider this the family reunion.
It's a wonderful time to see people you don't see all year long, catch up on things and yes, have a few (or a lot) of brewkies.
I love seeing the kids of friends who have grown up and now am actually seeing some of my friends becoming grandparents! Awesome indeed!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and it's a Reunion tradition to drink down there, and I agree with 11:09. It doesn't hurt anyone as long as they don't drive. Leave 'em alone. Hide your alcohol in a cup...that's what all the professional adults do, so no one knows what they're drinking. Then, if you get too wasted so that it's obvious, settle in a cabin. Leave the folks alone and let them have a good time! I sure did when I was a teen.....and beyond.

Anonymous said...

Ok. We all can't be on parking lot patrol. We need an organizer and everyone needs to take shifts in different parts of the parking lot and the carnival. We also need to find out when we get paid, is it when they get the ticket or when they go and pay the ticket.

Anonymous said...

Why can't they leave us alone and keep picking on the gays down in Fort Worth?

Anonymous said...

Will Peacock get whipped again..sat on and told not to cry..its okay...

Anonymous said...

im gunna rat my self out for $100 dollars

Anonymous said...

While the Crimestoppers are chasing down teenagers, I am going to commit some REAL crime.

Anonymous said...

"We're in the money, we're in the money;
We've got a lot of what it takes to get along!"
I know it is a song from the depression but we could be humming this song as we are looking for "criminals" at the reunion.
Just think if each one of us average 2 underagers a night that will be $1200 just this week!
Okay the shifts have to be 8pm to midnight and then midnight to 4am. That is only 4 hours a shift and think of the money! Woo - Hoo! Easy Money.

Anonymous said...

Jawohl Mein Kommandant!

Anonymous said...

Drinking isn't the only underage "sin" going on during the reunion. LOTS of conceptions taking place there too. (Usually after a lot of drinking)

Anonymous said...

its the new "war on high school football"

maybe we can have another czar

Anonymous said...

Like the Decatur pd will do anything about it. I saw one of those small white hummers leaving reunion last night drunk as a skunk. They put down there beer, told there kids to get in the car, hopped behind the wheel and drove straight by some of decatur's finest and just waived. When this family comes up in the paper with a drunken wreck that kills there children I'll be the first to call the paper with this story. Guess ole Decatur pd knows these people and doesn't mind risking these childrens lives by looking the other way...

Anonymous said...

Sat on one of the benches last year with one of Decatur's finest and observed a girl, probably around 13 or 14, that could not even walk without her friends holding her up. Asked him is if was going to do anything and he said "oh she is not hurting anyone but herself, it will be fine"
But actually enforcing the laws would cut into their "social time and 4 wheeler riding". They get paid extra for being security down there and they do nothing.......THEY ARE A JOKE!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

By the way the cabins are not down there for drunks to "crash" in. They are there for the families that actual PAY for them to use. If you don't have a cabin down there you should not be down in the cabins in the first place....

Anonymous said...

We're drugs or Alcohol involved?

Anonymous said...

Hell..let them thin out the gene pool...

Anonymous said...

Good Lord, it has come down to this in 2009. I can't wait for 2018, there's going to be bitchin about $8.50 wrist bands and "fine cut" meth in a snuff can.