Letters to the Editor

The laws are clear

I don’t support a “brewfing” ordinance to keep drunken students off garage roofs. Next week, too many students will be gathering in the back of a pickup truck, on a backyard deck, on the diving board of a swimming pool, or trying to ride a horse.

It seems to me laws already on the books give police the authority to intervene anytime there is a “clear and present danger” to the safety of a group, individual or property.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on this many times in regard to the right of assembly. If what a group of partyers is doing presents an imminent threat to the safety of themselves or others, the police can ask them to stop. How clear do we have to make it?

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