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    It didn't work the first time it was instated, we all know that. Do you guys, as police officers think it could work today, with law enforcement as it is today?

    reasons? Pictures are fun =D

    my favorite defense for the possibility that it would work is

    Police in the 1920's


    Police in 2008

  • #2
    Alcohol is prohibited where I work. Seems to work just fine.

    Actually, it worked just fine last time. People just changed their minds about it and changed it back to legal.

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    • #3
      They had machine guns strapped on motorcycles back then, police in the 1920s rule. The 2008 picture you have is cool too except what are they doing, raiding a school?

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      • #4
        Not a chance. Too many cops drink!!!
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        • #5
          If people want it they will get it. 70 or 80 years of technology isn't going to change any of that. In general, the police can't stop anyone from doing anything and that includes consuming alcoholic beverages.

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          • #6
            Why on Earth would anyone want to bring back prohibition regardless of how enforceable it is?
            Mankind shall not be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

            Dithyrambe Sur La Fête Des Rois -- Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dolmen View Post
              Why on Earth would anyone want to bring back prohibition regardless of how enforceable it is?
              At least we would have a consistent policy regarding the legal status of addicting, intoxicating substances.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nogginbuster24 View Post
                They had machine guns strapped on motorcycles back then, police in the 1920s rule. The 2008 picture you have is cool too except what are they doing, raiding a school?
                They arent 'raiding' anything.....its a training exercise somewhere......

                Unless they have a habit of doing their entries with unloaded weapons....take a closer look at the mag well of the M4.....
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dolmen View Post
                  Why on Earth would anyone want to bring back prohibition regardless of how enforceable it is?
                  I'm not saying I support prohibition, but of all the arrests I've ever made (except for warrants) I've only arrested 1 sober person.

                  Ever.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bigislander72 View Post
                    At least we would have a consistent policy regarding the legal status of addicting, intoxicating substances.
                    Ok, and this is important why?

                    As far as I'm aware, the only countries that outlaw alcohol do so out of a religious obligation and I really don't think that's a route this country wants to go down.
                    Mankind shall not be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

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                    • #11
                      JNA, please tell us, what's your deal? Half the posts you made are about alcohol - facts & figures about not drinking, etc. You've deleted others about "assault weapons."

                      We can only tolerate so many trolls. Why should we consider keeping you around?

                      Please tell us where you stand, what you mean, what you want out of life....really....we'll all make better use of our time, here.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LA DEP View Post
                        They arent 'raiding' anything.....its a training exercise somewhere......

                        Unless they have a habit of doing their entries with unloaded weapons....take a closer look at the mag well of the M4.....
                        And it looks like the guy next to the unloaded M-4 does not even have a gun. He gets to point his finger, like he's got one.

                        Budget cuts are a beeeeyotch!
                        "You're never fully dressed without a smile."

                        Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

                        Three things I know for sure: (1) No bad deed goes unrewarded, (2) No good deed goes unpunished, and (3) It is entirely possible to push the most devoted, loyal and caring person beyond the point where they no longer give a 5h!t.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dolmen View Post
                          Ok, and this is important why?

                          As far as I'm aware, the only countries that outlaw alcohol do so out of a religious obligation and I really don't think that's a route this country wants to go down.
                          What does religion have to do with it? Ask any cop out there the social problems caused by alcohol. It even dwarfs that of all the illegal drugs combined. I think the ease of availability has something to do with that. Therefore prohibition would probably reduce some of these problems.

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                          • #14
                            I cannot believe that there is a person alive who honestly believes that Prohibition "worked."
                            All it did was make alcohol expensive and provide the mob with a product that made them millions of dollars.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bigislander72 View Post
                              What does religion have to do with it?
                              My point is that no other country has seen the need to ban alcohol because it causes problems, even the nanny state European countries haven't bothered trying that.
                              Originally posted by bigislander72 View Post
                              Ask any cop out there the social problems caused by alcohol. It even dwarfs that of all the illegal drugs combined. I think the ease of availability has something to do with that. Therefore prohibition would probably reduce some of these problems.
                              The very same argument is used by the anti gun lobby and it's ridiculous when they use it as well.

                              Alcohol is not the problem, stupidity is the problem.
                              Mankind shall not be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

                              Dithyrambe Sur La Fête Des Rois -- Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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