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Texas Public Intoxication Laws Allow Arrests Without Intoxication. Or Even Drinking.

5 years agoNews : The Agitator

Various jurisdictions in Texas have made news over the last several years for sending vice squads into bars and arresting patrons for drinking. Not drinking and driving, mind you. Just drinking. In a bar. In a scary piece for Mother Jones, Adam Weinstein delves into just how ridiculously broad and vague the state’s public intoxication [...]
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Tennessee's 'Guns in Bars' Lawmaker Arrested for Drunk Driving with Gun [Polidicks]

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker (3 years ago)

Now this is just too easy, but here goes: Curry Todd, a state lawmaker in Tennessee who sponsored a 2009 law allowing people to carry handguns in bars and restaurants provided they don't drink, was arrested last night and "charged w... Read Post

Candlelight Vigil Planned as Police Chief Floats 'Gay Panic' Defense in Violent Bar Raid in Fort Worth, Texas

LGBT / Gay : Towleroad (6 years ago)

Here's an update on activity following the Stonewall-style raid on the recently-opened Rainbow Lounge bar in Fort Worth, Texas which resulted in seven arrests for "public intoxication" and a massive head injury to one of the patrons... Read Post

Drinking While Brown (or Gay) in Texas Will Get You Arrested

US Politics / Liberal : AlterNet (5 years ago)

The nation's broadest public intoxication law gives TX cops virtually free rein to arrest anyone for drunkenness -- even if they're quietly nursing a beer in a bar. Read Post

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