Via Nobody's Business, a story of the disturbing devotion of Washington, Illinois cops to criminalizing teens drinking at a house party:
At least two of the 15 teens nabbed by the police had not been drinking alcohol. The sober ones were charged anyway — with "patronizing a disorderly house." I shit you not. If that's a crime, make sure you never set foot in my home.
4. The party-hearty teens aged 17 and older "can be charged as adults." You see, they're not allowed to drink alcohol yet because…all together now…they're not adults. But if they do drink, hell yeah, let's charge them as adults. Which they're not. Watch the law chase its own tail. Funny. No wait, that other word. Sad. Yeah, that's it.
And, of course, the Maude Flanders payoff:
Police chief Jim Kuchenbecker maintains that all this law-enforcement excess is necessary because "Our kids are so important."
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