Foxborough Pass Public Drunkeness Law....#@$%&!!!

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by Chowda, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Chowda

    Chowda Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    Rhode Island
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  2. teskicks

    teskicks Member

    New England Revolution
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    Jan 14, 2002
    Wrentham, MA
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    United States
    It still has to be approved by the Attorney General.
     
  3. Coach_Barry

    Coach_Barry Member

    Aug 18, 2001
    Taunton, MA
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    The city's treasury will be overflowing by the middle of Patriot's season.
     
  4. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
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    so the fort will be empty this year
     
  5. gmboy95

    gmboy95 Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Norton, Ma.
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    If they are talking about some of the people i see walking into (if you can call it that) the stadium on game days, i have no problem with this law!!....the vast majority of us know how to drink and have a good time without falling all over the place and swearing every 2 seconds!!!
     
  6. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
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    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
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    Stupid country music festivals! :D
     
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  7. Chowda

    Chowda Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    Rhode Island
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    New England Revolution
    Just thought of something. If you get kicked out of the fort for drunkenness (or any other reason they can peg drunkenness to), your season ticket price nearly doubles. :)
     
  8. gmboy95

    gmboy95 Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Norton, Ma.
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    Thats a bunch of drunk 15 year olds!!!:rolleyes:
     
  9. Minutemanii

    Minutemanii Member+

    Dec 29, 2005
    Abington MA
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    100% Agree
     
  10. Rangers Rob

    Rangers Rob Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    United States
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    Glasgow Rangers FC
    Does anyone have a link to the text of the law?
     
  11. mathteamcoach

    mathteamcoach Member

    Liverpool FC
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    Sep 24, 2010
    Worcester, MA
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    fyp
     
  12. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
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    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
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    It is interesting to see that 979 people were taken into PC last year, and over 30% actually came from country fest alone.

    Which goes to show, country music fans are the real hooligans of the world. :D
     
  13. KATref

    KATref Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Stow, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    Go ME!
     
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  14. Rangers Rob

    Rangers Rob Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    United States
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    Glasgow Rangers FC
    [​IMG]
    source: http://www.townfoxborough.us/Pages/FoxboroughMA_News/0169D69F-000F8513.0/Special Town Warrant.pdf

    A news article said that there were last minutes changes, so this may be the proposed article and not the one that was passed.

    http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2011/03/08/news/8974402.txt

    http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news...o-fine-people-for-public-drunkenness-20110307

    Foxboro also set a $200 fine for public consumption of marijuana.
     
  15. Feldspar

    Feldspar Member+

    Nov 19, 1998
    Boston, MA
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    For what it's worth, I'm not sure that law applies to the Foxboro Stadium lots, at least the ones that charge for parking. If it's a paid lot, I doubt that the public does has a right of access to it. Thus, such lots would be outside the scope of that law.

    Still, don't get falling-down drunk in public. It's unwise.
     
  16. ngower

    ngower foolish grin

    May 24, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    I am appalled that anyone under the legal drinking age would even consider violating the laws in place enacted solely to protect them!
     
  17. thecastigador

    thecastigador Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Boston (JP)
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    wait....

    Chowda is still alive?
     
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  18. jimiv

    jimiv Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
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  19. Rangers Rob

    Rangers Rob Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    United States
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    Glasgow Rangers FC
    Apparently $200, but I noticed that as well ("one hundred dollars"). Keep in mind that this may not be the version that was passed.
     
  20. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Nov 12, 2005
    Boston
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    Liverpool FC
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    Good. It's about time. Fewer drunk a-holes on route 1 to watch out for when heading home from Pats games.
     
  21. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
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    You sound not so happy over the prospect ;)
     
  22. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    Doesn't sound constitutional to me. What if taking some prescribed medication makes you "appear" intoxicated? What if some physical/medical condition does? How do you measure appearing intoxicated? How can one reasonably defend themselves in court on such charges - provide witnesses that say they didn't "appear" to be intoxicated?
     
  23. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
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    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    I was wondering about this as well. "Appear" intoxicated makes little sense... and leaves way too much of a gray area.
     
  24. Chowda

    Chowda Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    Rhode Island
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    New England Revolution
    What part does it violate?
    You explain that to the officer.
    You explain that to the officer.
    They use the definition used by police elsewhere. This isn't a unique law.
    Have you watched court proceedings in this region? If you have any kind of argument and it is an isolated incident, it gets reduced big time.
     
  25. Rangers Rob

    Rangers Rob Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    United States
    Club:
    Glasgow Rangers FC
    The cops really pulled a bait and switch here if you ask me, they lobbied for the fine on the basis that it costs $130 to process these individuals, then minutes before it's to be voted on the text is changed to allow them to ticket without taking people in to into protective custody. Looks like a pretty easy way to the line the town's coffers if you ask me (all fines go in to the town's general fund). I'd expect to see it more strictly enforced at big events like concerts and Patriots games where enough demand exists that you can replace those that won't want to come back (thus not ending in a negative economic expectation value) rather than small events like Revs games.


    http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2011/03/06/news/8964582.txt
    1. Disorderly conduct 2. Destruction of property 3. Protective custody
     

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