Skip to comments.Boston cops crack down on after-hours parties [you need permits to party now!]
Posted on 07/06/2013 4:33:58 AM PDT by varyouga
Boston cops crack down on after-hours parties
Saturday, July 6, 2013PrintEmail Comments (9)
Boston police are using social media, as well as old-fashioned walking beats, to find huge after-hours parties before they happen in an effort to tamp down summer violence.
Its about trying to be proactive, said Bureau of Field Services Superintendent William Evans. If we find out about a party, were going to visit that house ahead of time.
If they have a DJ, they need an entertainment license. If theyre going to serve alcohol, they need a liquor license.Evans said police are spotting upcoming parties online, as well as on fliers posted
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This is how the Detroit Riots started.
The police are wrong, you do not need a liquor license to serve alcohol to your guests. To sell it, yes. You do not need an entertainment license to play music by paid DJ on your own private property unless you are selling liquor or charging a cover charge. What is wrong with the police?
I don’t think they’re talking about a few friends getting together for some beers and BBQ.
I guess raiding Satanist mosques is too much to ask. Summertime parties is where real terrorism starts, right ?
it’s Boston. Just tax it and they’ll pay it.. they don’t care anymore anyway.
They’re talking about lots of friends getting together. Or maybe college parties like we used to have all the time for free.
Between this and regulating the temperature of our beer its only a matter of time before the college kids get really pissed off. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3039573/posts
Yeah. Although... Back when I was in my 20s, during a backyard BBQ, my neighbor called the cops.
"The cops are here!"
A little tipsy, "What?"
"The cops are here! They're at the front door. You have to talk to them."
Officer #1: "Are you playing wiffle ball?"
"We had a complaint."
"About wiffle ball?" (Officer #2 smirks).
"They said the ball keeps going into their yard."
"Yeah, that's what they said. Can you do something about that?"
"Oh, OK. We'll stop."
"OK, thanks." (Officers smirked at each other.)
We all knew that my neighbor was an a-hole...
Seems to me that most of our laws governing alcohol are little more than harassment or revenue generation.
I agree with you. The police are wrong on this about the licenses, but read the article and they are not talking about some small get together with friends. The example they give are for the one’s advertised online or flyers are handed out drawing large crowds.
Frankly, the police need to simply enforce the existing disturbing the peace law and current liquor laws. They do not need to get all up the publics face about needing a licenses. Doing that is nothing but revenue generation for the city.
You didn’t read the article.
As your neighbor I’d be super pissed off at you having 600 rowdy people at your house for a party.
ditto. you beat me to it.
I agree it is perfectly idiotic to invite more than about 10 people to your residence, it will simply get wrecked, although I guess we had about 50 scouts and parents altogether in our large backyard for some kind of picnic I had to get tables from a party store for.
This sounds like its primarily an issue of disturbing the peace.
No, they're not.
They're talking about house parties in the ghetto, where people do charge admission. They attract huge numbers of unrelated people, often rival gang members, and are frequent scenes of violence.
They're like raves, except put on in residential neighborhoods, and the main demographic of attendees is not content to do ecstasy and bliss out.
They are very common in the ATL metro area where I live, and they are essentially unlicensed night clubs in single family dwellings.
The cops came to our party one night and said we must cool it.
There were complaints about the bowling ball repeatedly rolling down the stairs, across the floor, out the front door, across the porch, down the stairs, down the sidewalk and then down the steps into the street.
Stair bowling? Sounds like alcohol may have been involved.
My how times have changed. It used to be that you hired one or two off duty Boston police officers to work the door at the party and everything was fine. No problems with loud late night music, even if the neighbors called the station house to complain.
There we have it. Thanks for the needed info with the truth of the matter.