14 UMass Students Face Charges For Operating An Illegal Bar
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Amherst police have uncovered kegs of beer, alcohol dispensing devices, cups, hundreds of dollars in cash and even a tip jar from what they suspect is an illegal bar in a home rented by University of Massachusetts students.
Police say 14 male students living at the home near campus face charges, although who faces what charges are stilling being determined. They are likely to include unlicensed distribution of alcoholic beverages and keeping a disorderly house.1. They found CUPS at this house? THE HORROR!!!
2. 14 male students in a disorderly house? QUELLE SURPRISE!
I dunno. I have a really hard time working up any giveadamn over this. Wow. College students want to drink. Sky is blue. Water is wet. It's been over 15 years since I was on a college campus, and I'll wager it hasn't changed much at all (well, you can't smoke on campus any more). Go back even further to when my uncle Tony (yes, I have an uncle Tony; I believe every Italian male is issued one at birth...) was in college (at U. Mass Amherst, no less!) and - shock of shocks - the college kids were drinking then, too!
Why on earth do we have laws that seem so counter to human nature for victimless crimes? Why is the drinking age 21 when one is considered a legal adult three years prior? I know perhaps a handful of people - literally enough to count on one hand - that did not drink a drop of alcohol before their 21st birthday. Can't we stop pretending that the drinking age being 21 actually stops *anyone* from drinking before they turn 21?
The funny part here is that if these kids had been quieter and more respectful of their neighbors this might never have come to light...
That is all.