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Police bust six businesses in underage alcohol sting

Original post made on Apr 6, 2012

After running a sting operation on nearly 50 Mountain View merchants, local police cited six local businesses for selling alcohol to a minor and one individual after he bought booze for someone he knew to be underage.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 6, 2012, 3:43 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by Mark, a resident of Castro City
on Apr 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm

We will all sleep better tonight.

Big Brother has trumped simple parental responsibility.


Posted by haoleboy, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 7, 2012 at 7:05 am

The 'Big-Brother' boogeyman has nothing to do with this genius


Posted by Drinkup, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Apr 7, 2012 at 7:32 am

Yep, alcohol dispensaries dotting the landscape and regularly providing alcohol to our kids throughout the year, but only garnering attention during these stings. They'r still doing it when the sting is not going on. All is well. Just don't open a cannabis club(which won't even let a kids in the front door) That might be...different and scary.
Meanwhile, our kids are killing themselves and others, drunk behind the wheel on precious alcohol, available every qtr mile.


Posted by OR, a resident of Castro City
on Apr 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

When I was a teen, working at the corner 7-11 on Showers, I carded customers who would complain of having an underaged worker request their ID. It is also the same neighborhood were every illegal drug could have easily been purchased. ATF simply acts as a harassment vehicle on middle class store owners and their impoverished employees, an intimidation tactic, to deter the sale of alcohol to minors. A bored 20 year old will find liquor. Busting merchants is just a feel good project when there isn't anything else more worthwhile to do in the community such as, creating drug and alcohol prevention programs, visiting neighborhood classrooms, funding mental health programs, just to name a few.


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