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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    It is indeed a tragedy that this happened. But I think you're misdirecting your anger past the person who is responsible for it.

    While holding parties responsible for over-serving someone already intoxicated is not a 'bad' thing, no where in the article does it say that he was 'excessively intoxicated'. Not all alcohol shows it's effects immediately.

    The first and primary responsible party is the one who drank alcohol in the first place.
    I agree with the responsible party is the guy who drank too much. But we have The Dram Act for a reason. And every Friday/Saturday night at bars all over this country, sloppy drunks are getting served.

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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Cop stopped a drunk, and he ran, plowing through a crowded street that was closed to traffic and striking multiple people. Then he fled on foot, the coward.

    He's charged with two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of assault.

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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I agree with the responsible party is the guy who drank too much. But we have The Dram Act for a reason. And every Friday/Saturday night at bars all over this country, sloppy drunks are getting served.
    If someone wants to get ****faced, then that is their concern.

    When they decide to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, or otherwise inflict themselves on society at large, then it's everyone's concern.
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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    There are plenty of laws on the books prohibiting bartenders (bars) from over-serving regardless of whether they're driving. When you hear 2 people dead and 26 injured (at least a half-dozen seriously**), it begs the question: "Who served him the alcohol?" We are more likely to prosecute (at least civilly) a private home's owners than we are bartenders and their employers. There's nothing wrong with insisting on professional responsibility.

    **Just think: brain damage; paralysis; whatever. Families and lives destroyed. If a bar, in the name of profit, ignorance or embarrassment served a guy well-past oblivion? I think they should also be held responsible.
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    We have those laws here in Texas and they are used. FWIW, this guy was in a stolen car so he had other reasons to run.

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    "Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world." - Antonin Scalia

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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Well, at least he looks remorseful.

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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Looks like a liberal. Guilty, go ahead with the execution.
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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    Time to ban cars, or drinking, or crowds, or SXSW. Too dangerous, think of the children. Your rights don't matter.

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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    That would be very hard to do in Austin durring SXSW. Bars and clubs sell lots of beer and people bar hop. That is a Austin tradition.


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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Yes! We should require all cars to be registered, insured, and the driver must pass a reasonable test to obtain a license to operate them.

    oh wait...
    Well obviously. But you aren't suggesting they should be able to sit in their car in public, are you?!
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