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(Info Wars)   Cops invent new crime: DWWI. Austin needs its own Fark Tag   (infowars.com) divider line 158
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2013-04-14 09:44:20 AM  
Infowars?  I'm gonna have to take the grain of salt with a grain of salt.
 
2013-04-14 09:48:37 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Infowars?  I'm gonna have to take the grain of salt with a grain of salt.


I'm always amused at the selective skepticism of conspiracy nuts.  A story in the New York Times can't be trusted, because that paper is run by Jews -- oh, I'm sorry, I mean "the government/industrial complex" -- but they swallow what a site like Infowars publishes whole, without the slightest bit of questioning or checking on their sources.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-14 09:53:19 AM  
Remember how "die in a fire" got started? Texas authorities wanted to arrest people for being drunk in public, specifically in bars. Texas is not alone here. Virginia went on the same drunk existing binge about ten years ago, aided by a law that defined .08% BAC as drunk for non-motorized purposes too. Just a week ago another town was in the news for talking about prohibiting drunk walking (http://now.msn.com/drunk-walking-could-become-illegal-in-bethel-alas ka).
 
Pud
2013-04-14 10:03:27 AM  
I got a bit of a chuckle from the "meanwhile in Europe they sell beer to kids out of vending machines" line. I don't know about you, but that just makes him sound all the more legit to me.

/Or not
//How much do you suppose he makes doing this type of hardcore investigative reporting. Because I really need a sweet gig like that.
 
2013-04-14 10:09:35 AM  
New frontiers in revenue enhancement.
 
2013-04-14 10:10:48 AM  
DWWI = Driving Without Wits Intact?
 
2013-04-14 10:21:22 AM  
Pretty sure "public intoxication" laws have been on the books for decades, TinFoilHatBlogger.
 
2013-04-14 10:48:51 AM  

Shostie: Pretty sure "public intoxication" laws have been on the books for decades, TinFoilHatBlogger.


Yep.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-04-14 10:59:41 AM  
Isn't public intoxication illegal pretty much everywhere in the USA?
 
2013-04-14 11:05:23 AM  

Shostie: Pretty sure "public intoxication" laws have been on the books for decades, TinFoilHatBlogger.


Thread over. Closing time! You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.
 
2013-04-14 11:10:55 AM  
I'm good.
I always skip home from the bar.

/Wheee
 
2013-04-14 11:13:40 AM  
Left out drunk in a taxi 'cause too drunk to drive home.
 
2013-04-14 11:13:54 AM  
More things "against the law" = more tickets/jail cells filled = more revenue for the county/city/police.

Follow the money...
 
2013-04-14 11:14:25 AM  

NFA: Isn't public intoxication illegal pretty much everywhere in the USA?


Except maybe Vegas? And also certain festivals.
 
2013-04-14 11:16:42 AM  
Except maybe Vegas? And also certain festivals.

And NASCAR races.  And NFL games.  And college football weekends.  And the infield at the Indianapolis 500.
 
2013-04-14 11:19:01 AM  
I just found out the other day that Missouri has no public intoxication laws. Still haven't decided if that's a good or a bad thing.
 
2013-04-14 11:19:17 AM  
Is it time to overthrow teh guvament now alex??

Shostie: Pretty sure "public intoxication" laws have been on the books for decades, TinFoilHatBlogger.


Yes.  Remember how that fascist Andy Taylor used to oppress poor Otis?
 
2013-04-14 11:19:24 AM  
So what, are the Alex Jones Infowars links going to fill the void of the now very boring American Thinker Tinkler links?
 
2013-04-14 11:19:52 AM  
Infowars... farking with gullible heads since Alex Jones realized he could make crapload of money by farking with gullible heads.
 
2013-04-14 11:20:02 AM  
Should all read Freakonomics (can't remember if it's the first or second that talks about how drunk driving is safer than drunk walking. . . For the person doing it).
 
2013-04-14 11:22:06 AM  

homelessdude: So what, are the Alex Jones Infowars links going to fill the void of the now very boring American Thinker Tinkler links?


Well, they are equally void, if nothing else
 
2013-04-14 11:22:17 AM  
When I was younger I used to think Alex Jones was an interesting crusader for truth. Now I think he's a total arsehole nutbag. I still think there are some very evil and powerful people pulling the strings of society (and I'm glad to see after things like the banking crisis the population is becoming more aware and intolerant of such shenanigans) but dudes like him discredit any forward thinking movements with his temper tantrums and spittle soaked bloviating.

If you want to see him in all his frothy glory and get a few laughs at the same time search youtube for Doug Stanhope + Alex Jones. Doug let's Alex open up for him in a bar in Texas and hilarity ensues... definitely NSFW though.
 
2013-04-14 11:23:02 AM  
Infowars, therefore, do not trust at face value.
 
2013-04-14 11:23:49 AM  
Sorry, subby, Florida is special; your little issues with your place aren't worth spit.
 
2013-04-14 11:23:50 AM  

BitwiseShift: Left out drunk in a taxi 'cause too drunk to drive home.


Don't give them any ideas.
 
2013-04-14 11:24:36 AM  

NFA: Isn't public intoxication illegal pretty much everywhere in the USA?


Missouri has no state public intoxication statute, as well as a statute that prohibits towns and cities from enacting any form of public intoxication ordinance. Downside: You're in Missouri
 
2013-04-14 11:25:21 AM  
Therion:
Shostie: Pretty sure "public intoxication" laws have been on the books for decades, TinFoilHatBlogger.

Thread over. Closing time! You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.


Nice try, that's how they'll nab us.
 
2013-04-14 11:25:31 AM  
I drunk man stepped on my daughter, while she played in the yard, now she is disfigured and faces years of painful surgeries. I am thankful that the police are finally taking action to protect us all
 
2013-04-14 11:28:31 AM  

buzzcut73: NFA: Isn't public intoxication illegal pretty much everywhere in the USA?

Missouri has no state public intoxication statute, as well as a statute that prohibits towns and cities from enacting any form of public intoxication ordinance. Downside: You're in Missouri


Wouldn't being drunk be a requirement to live in Missouri and keep one's sanity?

/ I keed
// Mostly
 
2013-04-14 11:29:26 AM  

Shostie: Pretty sure "public intoxication" laws have been on the books for decades, TinFoilHatBlogger.


Of course, but it tends not to be enforced barring some problem with the intoxee.  Because the walking intoxicated are less dangerous than the driving intoxicated.
 
2013-04-14 11:29:40 AM  
I can't speak for the entire state, but Kansas City is a neat little town. If they only had a NHL team here, I'd be set.
 
2013-04-14 11:30:52 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Infowars?  I'm gonna have to take the grain of salt with a grain of salt.


This.
 
2013-04-14 11:31:09 AM  
We can't trust this post.  It's yet more subtle propaganda from the Industrial Taxi Complex.
 
2013-04-14 11:31:45 AM  
 
2013-04-14 11:31:50 AM  

Shostie: Pretty sure "public intoxication" laws have been on the books for decades, TinFoilHatBlogger.


Came here to say this.

Now to check TFA's comments...

Anonymous says: Do Not Think & ThoughT

At least he's drunk in the privacy of his own home.
 
2013-04-14 11:33:12 AM  

rmify: I drunk man stepped on my daughter, while she played in the yard, now she is disfigured and faces years of painful surgeries. I am thankful that the police are finally taking action to protect us all


You should be careful not to step on your daughter, or post while drunk.
 
2013-04-14 11:33:26 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: NFA: Isn't public intoxication illegal pretty much everywhere in the USA?

Except maybe Vegas? And also certain festivals.


It's either allowed in Vegas or the cops don't give a shiat and turn a blind eye. Hell, there was one casino that out a concessions cart of various margarita flavors parked on the sidewalk next to their front door. I think it was a quarter or something for a small cup (surprisingly strong). I walked the length of the 'Fremont Street Experience' tossing back various liquors and was never lectured by any of the cops I passed.

I did end up in the middle of a foot/bike pursuit, though. Some dude pickpocketed a family inside a smallish casino and took off. The guy passed right in front of me as he was leaving the casino (and I was entering) and darted down an alley. An on-foot cop ran past me, too, and then a few minutes later a bike cop showed up and asked me where the perp and foot cop went. I pointed to the alley.

/CSS
 
2013-04-14 11:34:37 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: I can't speak for the entire state, but Kansas City is a neat little town. If they only had a NHL team here, I'd be set.


Kansas City is a great city. St. Louis isn't too bad either. It's just everything in between those two minus the pocket that is Columbia where it's basically a combination of Southern Iowa and Northern Arkansas.
 
2013-04-14 11:34:57 AM  
Subby is an idiot. Here is a note for the idiots:

Public intoxication is illegal in probably every municipality in the USA. The police didn't do it. Likewise a very large number of municipalities have "open container" laws on the books. Thus, if you are in what is recognized as "public" space by local law, you are to not have an "open container" of alcoholic beverage, and if you can drink from it without breaking a factory seal, it's an "open container" by long-standing legal precedent.

The cops invented nothing at all in Austin. What has happened is that they are finally tired of what parts of Austin have become. Austin has a bad reputation as being a place of rampant public drunkenness and associated violent crime. Since recent economic figures have come out and shown that Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, etc. all greatly outrank Austin in growth and prosperity, even though Austin was the town that embraced all the "artisanal" and "attract the educated" fads, Austin has decided that their "progressive" policies ended up not working so well.

Evidently cultivating the image of "the most liberal city in Texas" doesn't count for all that much in terms of economic improvement. After all, the most liberal city in Texas is still just the most liberal city in Texas.
 
2013-04-14 11:35:17 AM  

ChaosMew161: Infowars, therefore, do not trust at face value.


The sign exists, it's over the southbound lanes of Lamar Blvd and says exactly what the site claims.  If you're completely hammered and walking around drunk you'll likely get stopped by the police.  Depending on your state one of two things will happen:

1) The officer will contact dispatch and have a cab sent to pick you up.
2) You'll be arrested for public intoxication.

PI is hardly a new crime, it's been on the books and enforced for decades,

/Austinite
//Police dispatcher
 
2013-04-14 11:38:38 AM  
From what I've seen most places have laws against public intoxication. But unless you are doing something extremely stupid, like harrassing other folks, most of the time cops would leave you be. I can't count the number of times I've walked home drunk. I got stopped by a cop once and when she asked if I had a warrent out on me, I simply told her that I hoped not. She laughed and let me stumble home.

/this was years ago so sure things have changed, but if they cops stop you, don't act like an asshole and more then likely they'll give you a pass.
 
2013-04-14 11:39:43 AM  

Silly_Sot: Public intoxication is illegal in probably every municipality in the USA.


Well except for Missouri, which has been pointed out numerous times in this thread.
 
2013-04-14 11:40:29 AM  

here to help: When I was younger I used to think Alex Jones was an interesting crusader for truth. Now I think he's a total arsehole nutbag. I still think there are some very evil and powerful people pulling the strings of society (and I'm glad to see after things like the banking crisis the population is becoming more aware and intolerant of such shenanigans) but dudes like him discredit any forward thinking movements with his temper tantrums and spittle soaked bloviating.

If you want to see him in all his frothy glory and get a few laughs at the same time search youtube for Doug Stanhope + Alex Jones. Doug let's Alex open up for him in a bar in Texas and hilarity ensues... definitely NSFW though.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhqUk28OwHs
 
2013-04-14 11:41:06 AM  
Time for an Austin pub crawl
 
2013-04-14 11:41:18 AM  
images.starpulse.com

"Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! I was drunk in a bar. They threw me into pub-lic. I don't want to be drunk in pub-lic, I want to be drunk in a bar, which is perfectly legal... arrest them!"

 
2013-04-14 11:41:47 AM  

Inquisitive Inquisitor: ChaosMew161: Infowars, therefore, do not trust at face value.

The sign exists, it's over the southbound lanes of Lamar Blvd and says exactly what the site claims.  If you're completely hammered and walking around drunk you'll likely get stopped by the police.  Depending on your state one of two things will happen:

1) The officer will contact dispatch and have a cab sent to pick you up.
2) You'll be arrested for public intoxication.

PI is hardly a new crime, it's been on the books and enforced for decades,

/Austinite
//Police dispatcher


ZOMG A COP STOPPING SOMEONE WHO'S WALKING AROUND shiatFACED IN PUBLIC AND OFFERING TO GET THEM A CAB IS COMMIE NAZISM AND ANOTHER STEP CLOSER TO CONCENTRATION CAMPS


/this is what people who read Infowars actually believe

 
2013-04-14 11:42:33 AM  
Other places with no state laws against public intoxication...

Kansas
Montana
Nevada
Wisconsin
 
2013-04-14 11:42:57 AM  
Knowing Austin, they will probably enact a pedestrian helmet law, but allow motorcyclists to ride without them.
 
2013-04-14 11:43:32 AM  

Unoriginal_Username: From what I've seen most places have laws against public intoxication. But unless you are doing something extremely stupid, like harrassing other folks, most of the time cops would leave you be. I can't count the number of times I've walked home drunk. I got stopped by a cop once and when she asked if I had a warrent out on me, I simply told her that I hoped not. She laughed and let me stumble home.

/this was years ago so sure things have changed, but if they cops stop you, don't act like an asshole and more then likely they'll give you a pass.


This. As long as you're not being loud, making a scene, etc no one is going to bother you.
 
2013-04-14 11:43:33 AM  
Whut 'bout crawling, ooching, rolling, bouncing or flying? I s'pose them are goin'a be ag'in the law too? Yeah I know, if'n Ize in pub-lick iss ag'in thuh law. Well. Well ... wellfark'atcrap!
 
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