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Police to perform warrantless beverage inspections on ‘anybody’ visiting Fla. beaches
PoliceStateUSA ^ | June 6. 2014 | SiteStaff

Posted on 06/06/2014 4:28:22 PM PDT by Altariel

HOLMES BEACH, FL — With the help of new technology and federal grant money, police are preparing to warrantlessly search people’s refreshments as they visit the beaches of Florida.

New passive alcohol detectors can simply be hovered above a person’s beverage to detect whether it contains alcohol. Similar devices can detect alcohol on someone’s breath.

“We can go up to anybody we want, OK? If we see something that looks like alcohol.” On Holmes Beach, even the mere possession of sealed alcohol containers is illegal. Police are using that as an excuse to inspect anyone’s beverage they choose.

“We can go up to anybody we want, OK? If we see something that looks like alcohol,” said Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer to WFLA.

“Our main demographic of concern is the younger generation,” the chief continued. “When you add the alcohol to the youth it doesn’t give you a more intelligent human being.”

The searches are facilitated by grant money from the federal government. Through the “Click it or Ticket” campaign of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), states and local police departments are encouraged to set up checkpoints and perform warrantless searches under the guise of road safety. If local police were not eager enough to violate citizens’ rights, bribes from the federal government all but ensure that departments across the USA are using military equipment and using dubious policing techniques.

Police State USA recently covered a NHTSA-funded program that paid for police checkpoints to be set up along the roads in 60 U.S. cities with the purpose of collecting DNA samples from drivers.

See WFLA’s coverage of the beverage inspections below:

(Excerpt) Read more at policestateusa.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; alcohol; banonalcohol; beach; florida; neoprohibition; policestate; stasi; takemuhbeer
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1 posted on 06/06/2014 4:28:22 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: bamahead

We can go up to anybody we want, OK? If we see something that looks like alcohol,” said Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer to WFLA.

Of interest to your ping list?


2 posted on 06/06/2014 4:28:52 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
More fun with the fruits of prohibition.

Enjoy your stay in the police state subjects.

3 posted on 06/06/2014 4:32:07 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Altariel

Time to scratch Holmes Beach off the vacation destination list.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Altariel

Either these cops are neglecting real crime, or there are too many of them. Imho.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 4:34:37 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Altariel

And we wonder why people are becoming expatriates and even renouncing their citizenship.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 4:35:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: null and void

ping.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 4:35:16 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Altariel

We used to get a giant coke icey at the 7/11 then put rum in it and hit the beach. The good old days. :-)


8 posted on 06/06/2014 4:38:13 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: trisham

Not mutually exclusive choices.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 4:39:18 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

I stand corrected. You are quite right.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 4:40:06 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Altariel

If the president and the attorney general can use the constitution for toilet paper, why can’t the local cops?


11 posted on 06/06/2014 4:40:31 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

That’s a big part of this problem.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 4:41:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Altariel

I guess a person could see them coming and wade off into the water. Tell them to come and cuff me.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 4:41:39 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Georgia Girl 2
We used to get a giant coke icey at the 7/11 then put rum in it and hit the beach.

I tried that but the room temperature rum melted the icey immediately.

14 posted on 06/06/2014 4:41:47 PM PDT by fso301
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To: rawcatslyentist

Meanwhile the locals are running riot. But don’t let the coppers catch you with a spot of rum in your coke!

Holmes Beach: on the Avoid Always bucket list. Well done chief!


15 posted on 06/06/2014 4:42:47 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: trisham

For the cops, there is nothing hotter than a hottie in a teeny, tiny bikini wearing handcuffs.

Mystery solved...


16 posted on 06/06/2014 4:42:48 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Altariel

Warrantless beverage inspections


17 posted on 06/06/2014 4:44:42 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: fso301

“”I tried that but the room temperature rum melted the icey immediately.””

Back in the day, everyone I knew stored their rum in the freezer. Makes it some kinda smooth, also doesn’t melt your icee.


19 posted on 06/06/2014 4:53:33 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Altariel

Re: “If we see something that looks like alcohol”.

Why don’t all the kids who got to Holmes Beach piss in glass bottles with beer labels on them, and let the cops start sniffing around?

That could be a Saturday Night Live skit, couldn’t it?

Cop to kid: “Hey kid. What do you have in that bottle?”

Kid to Cop: “Piss”

Cop: Don’t talk back to me. Give me that bottle. I’ve got to take a taste of it.

Cop: “Shit, that is piss. What are you trying to do, kill me?

Kid: “Hadn’t thought of that but thanks for giving me the idea”.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 4:55:35 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: wrench
Back in the day, everyone I knew stored their rum in the freezer. Makes it some kinda smooth, also doesn’t melt your icee.

Took me some time to figure that out. Once I did, I no longer had the desire to try it out on an icey.

21 posted on 06/06/2014 4:58:55 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Altariel; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...
“We can go up to anybody we want, OK? If we see something that looks like alcohol,”

Papers please?



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22 posted on 06/06/2014 5:01:53 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; Berlin_Freeper

Schild und Schwert der Partei

23 posted on 06/06/2014 5:08:17 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Altariel

So... does this have anything to do with the problems Florida is having with things like BLACK BIKE WEEK (Black Beach) ?

Or... is use of these devices only aimed at whitey ?

I ask because I know nothing about the trend of visitors to Holmes Beach.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 5:11:30 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Altariel

I still cannot figure out whats wrong with a barley pop on the beach.

Other than some fuzz nutz don’t want anyone to ever have fun.

In russia you can probably drink a beer...... ironic ......


25 posted on 06/06/2014 5:14:40 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

If they drank like I use to there’s a fair chance the piss would be 20 proof


26 posted on 06/06/2014 5:17:45 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: trisham

“Either these cops are neglecting real crime, or there are too many of them. Imho”

Not enough crime. The cops on Holmes Beach are a joke. I wouldn’t worry about them too much. Everybody pretty much just laughs at them. They are more like annoying Home Owner’s Association members.


27 posted on 06/06/2014 5:21:45 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: No Socialist

I love Anna Maria island. We were in Bradenton recently, but unfortunately, weren’t able to get to the beach. Next time, I hope.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 5:29:34 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: muir_redwoods

The only beer I drink is Root Beer, esp. a cold A & W.

It was more fun to go after girls, sober. If they wanted to drink, so be it. One of us had to be the “designated driver”.

Then there was the black haired beauty at the frat party ....


29 posted on 06/06/2014 5:46:01 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Kahlua in a McDonald’s chocolate shake, too :-)


30 posted on 06/06/2014 5:56:31 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Altariel

Another reason to skip Florida There are better,freer states to live in and vacation in.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 6:05:41 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: Altariel

Little by little we creep toward being a fascist, police state.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 6:22:35 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: I want the USA back

I take it that in your native language, “gallop” is spelled c-r-e-e-p?


33 posted on 06/06/2014 6:36:20 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Farmer Dean

Send an email to that effect to the local mayor and chamber of commerce.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 7:11:00 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Altariel

“We can go up to anybody we want, OK? If we see something that looks like alcohol,” said Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer to WFLA.”

And people here ATTACK ME when I call them pigs.


35 posted on 06/06/2014 7:27:51 PM PDT by BobL
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To: I want the USA back

Creep? Canter is more like it.


36 posted on 06/06/2014 8:59:14 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Can’t they just card them?


37 posted on 06/06/2014 9:02:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Altariel
All these years we would mix up margaritas and take them to the beach in Gatorade bottles. People would think we were drinking Gatorade, but no we weren't!


38 posted on 06/06/2014 9:10:23 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: trisham

There’s more money to be made in harassing folks about what they are drinking than there is to be made in solving rapes and murders.


39 posted on 06/06/2014 10:10:03 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: relictele

What are these cops going to do in the next 5 years when dopers have legal hash chocolate bars?


40 posted on 06/06/2014 10:33:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Altariel

Here in Florida they sometimes have “courtesy” auto safety checks where the cops put up a roadblock and put a “flashlight in your face.
What you do not know is built in to the flashlight is a alcohol detector.
Bam you B under arrest.


41 posted on 06/07/2014 3:38:48 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: a fool in paradise

At the risk of answering a rhetorical question, and a good one at that:

Alcohol is currently a ‘get them coming and going’ intoxicant in terms of the state confiscating property (taxes/fines) when you buy it and when they decide when/where/how much you are allowed to have, changing the rules arbitrarily, enforcing overzealously, etc.

Cannabis is currently the darling of government because it’s opened up a new vein of taxation. The anti-prohibition crowd thinks this is just ducky. But anti-prohibitionists are going to get a rude awakening when, down the road, the problems caused by all the pot consumption arise. The state will once again overstep its bounds and claim it must pay for treatment programs etc. It will observe the law on legal possession, purchase, sale, etc. but will be happy to crank up the same old harassment, checkpoint, snooping routine for pot.


42 posted on 06/07/2014 4:45:14 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: I want the USA back

Sand is very absorbent.

Oops, I spilled that entire cup!


43 posted on 06/07/2014 4:46:12 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: I want the USA back

Right out of central casting down to the 30 years out of date mustache. Is this guy compensating or what?

44 posted on 06/07/2014 4:48:14 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: relictele

Interesting Google results. His daughter fought off cancer but he’s got a dodgy work history.

https://www.islander.org/2013/04/2-holmes-beach-commissioners-square-off-over-police-chief/


45 posted on 06/07/2014 4:50:20 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: Altariel
“When you add the alcohol to the youth it doesn’t give you a more intelligent human being.”

Neither does adding a badge and gun to a knuckle-dragging drooling idiot.

46 posted on 06/07/2014 5:11:08 AM PDT by southern rock
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To: bamahead

Yow!!! Thanks for the ping. Funded by those incredibly stupid “Click it or Ticket” Federal government GRANT MONIES (aka, OUR money, money confiscated from US, we the people, essentially a confiscation of OUR LABOR) ... grrr. I hope and pray that some benevolent and determined force of FREE people invades that police headquarters and DESTROYS ever damned one of those sensor things, and handcuffs the cops to the beach benches with their own cuffs.


47 posted on 06/07/2014 10:22:17 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Altariel

The working conditions are better, too.


48 posted on 06/07/2014 10:39:30 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Anna Maria is one of the last to maintain a casual beachy feel and not be victim to high end, designer stores and vacationers. It’s a much more laid back feel and fun and beautiful island.


49 posted on 06/08/2014 7:10:34 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: No Socialist

Yes, it’s a very relaxed atmosphere.


50 posted on 06/08/2014 1:53:55 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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