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There are 31 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Mar 31, 2009, titled Livingston Co. DA vows to stop binge drinking in Geneseo after .... In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

Livingston County District Attorney, Tom Moran is vowing to stop binge drinking in Geneseo.

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ralph

Batavia, NY

#1 Mar 31, 2009
huh
batman

Rochester, NY

#2 Mar 31, 2009
moron said, we will tax the parties he don't have a clue,so sad this had to happen but the problem is bigger then that,and moron saying that he was dumbfounded that the level of the drinking was out of control,so he wants to tax them or get them on tax fraud, wrong answer!parent's talk long and hard with the kids.
Mark

Moravia, NY

#3 Mar 31, 2009
Why don't you stop trying to tell people how to live their lives. People O.D. because they are unaware of their limits...tackling this problem with education and better supervision (lowering the drinking age) would solve this much better didn't you learn from the 30's that prohibition doesn't work...or perhaps you should read a history text book. Just curious ever hear of the forbidden fruit theory?
Vic

United States

#4 Mar 31, 2009
Good luck stopping all the "binge drinkning" in a college town dummy...
Kate

Wilmington, NC

#5 Mar 31, 2009
this DA has got it all wrong.. to go after another frat. and try to make them pay for something that has nothing to do with them.. what a prick.
Sally

Rochester, NY

#6 Mar 31, 2009
So Tom Moran wants to stop binge drinking? This is a guy that has been seen downing beers and getting visibly intoxicated at a local bar...on the very same block as many of Geneseo's legitimate fraternity houses. Moreover, he has not just learned about the fact that fraternities throw open parties, but has known this fact probably since it became a fact. He is merely protecting himself and choosing to attack students who cannot defend themselves. Furthermore, open parties are carefully monitored events. They last no more than 2 and a half hours and any visible intoxication is not taken lightly. In fact, cops often gather outside these parties, knowing well that they are going on, and hand out open container tickets. No one stops the party because the authorities understand that drinking is a part of college. If you want to do away with underage drinking, do away with the current 21 age drinking law. Moreover, all fraternities had ceased throwing opens out of respect for Arman's death the weekend after it occured. The PIGS incident is awful enough, without creating a "Red Scare" type of situation among Greek students, as well as any student who enjoys an occasional beer. Binge drinking to the point of near death or incapacitation should be targeted. Drinking related to hazing, as in the PIGS case should be targeted. However, the PIGS case is the exception, not the rule. When a person dies because of senseless hazing it is a huge tragedy, but fraternities who are playing by the rules should not be punished because of this terrible incident.
jgtrst

Victor, NY

#7 Apr 1, 2009
I would like to say "Thanks" to Tom Moran, if he is the only willing soul to at least let these wanna be adults that this will no longer be tolerated. And what was the point of saying that Mr. Moran has been seen in the bars? He is an adult and clearly drinks responsibly or he would not be the District Attorney. KUDDOS to you Mr. Moran. Keep up the great work.
Oh Please

Rochester, NY

#8 Apr 1, 2009
This is another politician trying to infringe on our rights based on his single minded beliefs by trying to impose his will for publicity.

Just another clown in public office!
jgtrst

Victor, NY

#9 Apr 1, 2009
Oh Please wrote:
This is another politician trying to infringe on our rights based on his single minded beliefs by trying to impose his will for publicity.
Just another clown in public office!
Whatever, what would you want to see happen if this were your child and you knew that it could have been prevented? By the way, it is easy to see when someone is intoxicated, so why did these idiots not seek help for him. Read the indictments first before you judge our Livingston County District Attorney. You will see that they knew he was intoxicated by their own words and admissions, instead most of them went for more boozing, and left this kid defenseless, and eventually to pass away alone. Please, If this were your child, you would want the same consequences, so that this does not happen again.
schu17

United States

#10 Apr 1, 2009
This is a horrible thing that happened. Yet completely preventable. Honestly I agree something has to be done to this frat, but theres no need to ban all frats. There are some that do a lot for the community, not all of them are party central 24/7. Its hard to say whose at fault here, other than the kid who drank himself to death and the people sitting there encrouraging him. Teens as well as adults know the dangers of drinking, yet they still go out and drink excessively and some make that stupid mistake of driving while intoxicated. The fact here is you as a drinker need to know your own limits and stick to them. Don't listen to someone whose telling you to drink ridiculous amounts of alcohol (a lot of beer, mixed with a bottle of champagne, and share a gallon of vodka). I mean come on people commmon sense by both parties is needed. NO human on the face of the planet could consume that much alcohol. And no matter how much you try to ban parties or alcohol people are going to find it and do it (unfortunately).
Kate

Wilmington, NC

#11 Apr 1, 2009
I completely agree that if someone needs take action if someone is beyond the point of intoxication, and that college students need to be better educated. But the fact that Moran thinks that he can turn this into an all out fire storm.. and attack all greeks. Is so far off based. This article has nothing to do with a child or your child.. get the facts straight.
Oh Please

Rochester, NY

#12 Apr 1, 2009
jgtrst wrote:
<quoted text>Whatever, what would you want to see happen if this were your child and you knew that it could have been prevented? By the way, it is easy to see when someone is intoxicated, so why did these idiots not seek help for him. Read the indictments first before you judge our Livingston County District Attorney. You will see that they knew he was intoxicated by their own words and admissions, instead most of them went for more boozing, and left this kid defenseless, and eventually to pass away alone. Please, If this were your child, you would want the same consequences, so that this does not happen again.
Blah, Blah, Blah
Next Door Neighbor

Fairfax, VA

#13 Apr 1, 2009
"Moran thinks that he can turn this into an all out fire storm.. and attack all greeks"
I don't think Moran is trying to "attack all greeks", what he's trying to do is crack down on the type of parties that encourage this kind of behavior. If you want to drink, get your own alcohol. There's no reason for the frats to provide it, and then be responsible for carding every person that walks in the door - but if they do provide it, then that's exactly what they need to do. Wise up, people! I managed to party and have fun throughout high school and college without getting the ambulance called because I OD'd, or crashing my car because I drank too much.
Previous DWI Victim

Assonet, MA

#14 Apr 1, 2009
I live in Geneseo & I'm glad that someone is finally doing something. Way to go Tom Moran!! It's sad that a student had to die before something is done. The college needs to step up & acknowledge there is a problem that they've swept under the rug for way too long. Lowering the drinking age is not the answer at all. Everyone needs to think before they drink!!
Not 4 Nothing

Rochester, NY

#15 Apr 1, 2009
How stupid are you Tom Moran? Do you really think you can alter the intent and reasoning of young people that have decided to binge drink? If you're so influential and magical with "politics" then why don't you stop some crimes that make victims of those people that don't want to be affected? Go back to Mars moron.
jgtrst

Victor, NY

#16 Apr 1, 2009
Oh Please wrote:
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Blah, Blah, Blah
Your user name says it all.
Survival of the fittest

Spencerport, NY

#17 Apr 1, 2009
In nature the survival of the fittest determines what animals live to spread their genes. If someone is not smart enough to stop pouring liquor into their mouth, then survival is not likely. At some point the person drinking heavily says to themselves "I don't feel so good" at that point they usually stop drinking.
Mark

Moravia, NY

#19 Apr 6, 2009
"Lowering the drinking age is not the answer at all. Everyone needs to think before they drink!! "

If your in college and not capable of thinking for yourself, shameful. Lowering the drinking age, in combination from better parenting and education is the best...if not the only solution to this problem.
Try being progressive, rather than regressive.
jgtrst

Victor, NY

#20 Apr 7, 2009
Mark wrote:
"Lowering the drinking age is not the answer at all. Everyone needs to think before they drink!! "
If your in college and not capable of thinking for yourself, shameful. Lowering the drinking age, in combination from better parenting and education is the best...if not the only solution to this problem.
Try being progressive, rather than regressive.
I agree, however people need to be more proactive too.

Since: Apr 09

Pittsford, NY

#21 Apr 16, 2009
Oh Please!! Have you ever seen Moran in the courtroom??? He is totally all theatre - could win an emmy!! Anything he does or says is strictly theatrics, for political gain and because he likes hearing himself. His jury's are full of people that are related to or have, themselves, been put in jail by him, therfore afraid to go against him. I can't wait until he gets voted out and we have someone who truly would like to bring good to the county.

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