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29 November 2009

"Police conducting Facebook drinking stings" - Wouldn't the cops have to at least prove the bottles did indeed contain beer?
Not if the kids admit it, which it sounds like they did? Another good reason not to add people you don't know as friends on Facebook.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 29 November | 17:53
I'm not sure that is sufficient. Then again, this is just a $227 ticket. I guess it depends mostly on the cops' return on investment.
posted by Ardiril 29 November | 18:00
I don't know, a picture and a confession sound pretty sufficient to me. But that's the thing about tickets, if you did it, you might as well just say so and pay up, there's no point fighting it. I'd say we should test the system, change our ages to 17 and post pictures of ourselves with large mugs of apple juice, but they'd probably never believe us.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 29 November | 18:06
Is a statement on Facebook a confession? Perhaps I could post a picture captioned "Smokin' some herb." I just won't specify which herb. heheh
posted by Ardiril 29 November | 18:35
Low-hanging fruit.

Quick and easy revenue.
posted by jason's_planet 29 November | 18:47
Maybe this is a good spot to ask a question. While at the gym the other day I saw a breathless, paranoid "news" report on TV on how to teach your teens to protect their privacy online. There was a series of predictable warnings, like "only friend people you know," "don't post naked or suggestive pictures of yourself," etc....but then there was another one that made me go "huh?" - which was "don't post any pictures of yourself holding a stemmed glass."

Giving it some thought, the only thing I could come up was that it would be easy for someone to photoshop a penis into your hand. Is that why this warning was given? Because it seems...stupid. I mean, if someone's that interested, they could just 'shop you a new arm while they're at it, if you're holding the wrong kind of glass.
posted by Miko 29 November | 23:14
I would figure that it's that stemmed glasses are generally used for alcohol, so anyone seeing a picture like that would assume you're drinking, whether you are or not.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 30 November | 09:24
That's why I drink all my booze out of sippy cups.
posted by box 30 November | 09:28
La Crosse, it should be mentioned, is concerned about a drinking culture both on and off campus after a string of alcohol-related drownings. [mefi]
posted by dhartung 30 November | 10:39
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