Police break up underage party in Gre...

Police break up underage party in Greenwich Monday

There are 23 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Dec 28, 2010, titled Police break up underage party in Greenwich Monday. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

Cambridge-Greenwich Police reported that an underage drinking party was broken up in Greenwich late Monday night, resulting in 11 area youths receiving citations for possession of alcohol.

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Mindy Jo aka NewMonter

Bennington, VT

#21 Dec 30, 2010
X-Vermonter wrote:
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Who said anything about the draft????
You want a young military, give them the rights they deserve...
The question mark thing, I do that on purpose just to peez people
like you off!!!!!!!!!
Morning XV I am guessing some people just don't get it. We can hope someday they do. Have a great day.

Bennington, VT

#22 Dec 30, 2010
illegal is illegal wrote:
My two cents are below. Hope this helps.
Drinking under the age of 21 is illegal. Supplying alcohol to individuals under 21 is illegal.
The people who were busted were under 21 years old.
What would happen if those students went for a drive after their "party" and had a fatal accident to themselves and/or others? This is one of the reasons why the drinking age is set at 21.
There should be no sympathy whatsoever for any of the busted "beer partiers".
Does drinking by under-21's happen? Yes. Is it illegal? Yes.
Being under 21 has a lot to do with drinking and driving. Enforcing the minimum age drinking laws has saved an estimated 25,000 lives since 1975 (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
People under 21 have less driving experience and less maturity than those in the 21-34 group. Keeping the drinking age at 21 saves lives by (in part) helping to prevent underage drinking and driving. This is a fact.
It is not about depriving someone of their "rights". Call the ACLU if you feel your rights are violated. It is not a "right" to drink alcohol, it is a "responsibility".
The police did not go there because "they had nothing better to do" than to pick on poor, innocent students just trying to have a beer party on the weekend. They went there to save lives. Plain and simple.
Update: Numbers published in the USA Today on 10/19/10 show that an estimated 27,000 lives saved (link below).
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-10-1 ...
Traffic crashes are the No. 1 cause of death for 16- to 19-year-olds.
25% of all 15- to 20-year-old drivers killed in crashes were alcohol impaired.
73% of youth in alcohol impaired fatalities were not wearing seat belts.
An estimated 27,052 lives were saved since 1975 as a result of raising the drinking age to 21.
350,000 injuries every year come from crashes for 15- to 20-year-olds.
Whether it is sex, booze, drugs, gambling, firearms, whatever... prohibition/abstinence is an unrealistic way to deal with it. Educate, teach them sensibility, moderation and safety, instill in them a sense of personal responsibility.

Bennington, VT

#23 Dec 30, 2010
Same family names over and over again. Great supervision on this one!

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