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Originally posted by jasonjnelson
This is will allow for AMAZINGLY blatant violations of illegal search and seizure protections as outlined by our Bill of Rights!
In Carpinteria, the new ordinance -- which so far has not been put to use -- means that when authorities stop a party by knocking on the door, they’re no longer limited to merely suggesting that the revelers turn down the music. Now, they can detain anybody on the premises who appears to be a minor, and ask them to show ID, he said.
The Carpinteria ordinance defines "party" as any gathering with five or more people. If at least two of the drinkers are minors, the deputies can issue citations.
This is the basis for the new Santa Barbara law...
County leaders targeted underage drinking at house parties with a 4-1 vote on Tuesday to draft legislation that could levy civil and criminal penalties against party hosts, parents and others responsible for property where minors are caught drinking alcohol.
Known as a social host ordinance, the legislation would supplement laws already on the books that make furnishing alcohol to a minor illegal.
Originally posted by CombatDrug
Chip on Both Shoulders, read "lord of the flies" and you'll understand why we need government.
there are two very easy ways to avoid this law completely
1) throw your party properly, tell your neighbours you are going to be throwing a party so they can be out of the area or at least prepared to deal with the noise. get a party permit , that is, if they exist in America, i'm an aussie, so maybe it's different over your way, but over here you can get a permit that allows you to have your music up until about 1 in the morning and no-one can stop you until then. however you usually get the cops rolling around at some point to make sure it isn't getting out of hand.
2) don't break the god-damn law! if the cops turn up to your party, and you all offer up id's, and no-one's underage, there isn't a bloody thing they can do. they'll leave and you can all have a chuckle about it later.
honestly, the only people who need fear the law are those breaking it, and in aus i'm not even allowed to carry a gun to enforce said law, so you guys already have an advantage on your side.
Originally posted by semperfortis
When I get there, if I see or hear a party going on with juveniles and alcohol present, I now have "Probable Cause". I'm going in the house, period. Arrests will be made.