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    Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    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.

    2 dead after car crashes into SXSW crowd | www.statesman.com

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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    I was just about to post this.

    Tragic.
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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    So many lives changed forever because of one drunk's reckless selfishness.

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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.

    2 dead after car crashes into SXSW crowd | www.statesman.com
    It's time for us to start using The Dram Act. Find out where that idiot got his booze and hold deep pockets accountable for tragedies like this. Nothing is going to change until we start going after the bars and restaurants who over-serve and then let someone walk out of their establishments with car keys.

    What a tragedy.

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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    He could just as easily got lit at home, or bought booze and parked and drank.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It's time for us to start using The Dram Act. Find out where that idiot got his booze and hold deep pockets accountable for tragedies like this. Nothing is going to change until we start going after the bars and restaurants who over-serve and then let someone walk out of their establishments with car keys.

    What a tragedy.
    Very true. Fine them excessively, but more importantly, rescind their liquor license permanently.

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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    He could just as easily got lit at home, or bought booze and parked and drank.
    Yeah, well, that's pretty obvious. But maybe it's time we started finding out.

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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Yeah, well, that's pretty obvious. But maybe it's time we started finding out.
    You're asking bartenders, who aren't exactly getting rich at their profession, to deliberately take action to reduce their pay.

    I don't know.

    To me, that's right up there with expecting a restaurant manager to kick out families with unruly kids. Seems logical on the surface of it, until it's YOU that has to do the deed, and face potential termination, bad PR, reduced oportunity for advancement, etc, as a result.

    This is one of those cases where I think a modicum of self responsibility comes into play.

    Planning on going out drinking? Got a tendency to drink a bit more than you plan on after the first few? Get a driver. Call a cab. Make arrangements. People do that every weekend, all across the country, without incident.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    People killed by a car. Obviously, we need more car control.
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    Re: Two dead after drunk plows through SXSW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    People killed by a car. Obviously, we need more car control.


    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.




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