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  • Anonymous

    If you don’t want to go party… don’t go. If you call the anonymous tip line and rat out your peers… that is extremely lame.

    • Actually no it’s not… sometimes it may actually save a life

      • Anonymous

        It sounds like they were safely drinking in the house. They were probably going to spend the night anyway. I hope the rat feels good about it. These kids are plenty old enough to drink.

        • Anonymous

          In the best case scenario, they would have spent the night, but it’s invalid to make that assumption and you know it. Many times, that’s not what happens. Not everyone spends the night and unfortunately, some kids leave and drive home drunk.

      • Anonymous

        Did we both read the same article? This is about turning people into criminals. “Underage drinking, illegal drug use, and other problems” NOTHING about safety.

        • Anonymous

          I think it’s more about more than the immediate drinking. After they drank did you really think they were all just going to sleep it off? What if one kid decided to go home or for more beer? What then. It’s too short sighted to believe that all those little angels were just going to flit around the house giggling.

  • Too bad more police departments don’t have this ability. We need to crack down!

  • Anonymous

    We should not teach our kids to be stool pigeons, in a healthy society, I think the kids having a few drinks were fine, they were not that young, I just think it is wrong for society to become like a bunch of first graders telling on one another, that is sick.

    • Anonymous

      Well, you said it right………….. A healthy society……….. Something that went the wayside many years ago…………………

  • Anonymous

    Good job everyone! Lets give these kids criminal records to live with the rest of their lives. Thats whats important to these goose stepping thugs and the collaborators who inform for them.

  • Anonymous

    I am guessing you posters who think the ‘tipster’ was wrong, have never been to an OUI deadly vehicle crash in Maine involving young Maine kids , Sometimes the young Mainers were beheaded after they went flying though the vehicle windshield. Sometimes deceased intoxicated Maine bodies were ejected so violently from the vehicle their body ends up in a tree.

    Yup, if not for the tipster, we could have been reading about some, yet other,yet another,yet another, OUI deadly crash involving underage Maine kids.
    Maybe the next crash involving young Maine kids, one of you anti-tipster posters would like to show up and help put the young Maine kid’s head into a body bag with the rest of the body. Then when the next of kin asks for details about how you found their kid, explain it to them.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you for that reminder. So many feel that a kid’s drinking is just a right of passage and no big deal. It isn’t a right of passage and it is a big deal! I don’t get the whole “drink till you puke” mentality anyway. What’s wrong with one cold beer on a hot day or one glass of wine with friends? Must everyone think the only way to drink is to drink until you can’t stand up?

      • Anonymous

        I couldn’t agree more! Even a buzz from a few drinks on a weekend evening is fine in my book after you’ve run all your errands and know for 100% certainty you will have no need to leave the house.

      • Anonymous

        Here is an underage party that did NOT get a tipster call:

        “The four young [Maine] people had been at an underage drinking party, They had left that party and were going back to it” when the deadly crash occurred, Police found a mangled Subaru Impreza at the foot of a bunch of trees The car actually went airborne and hit the trees roof first.
        Jan. 2012
        http://bangordailynews.com/2012/01/07/news/lewiston-auburn/alcohol-texting-behind-car-crash-that-killed-two-teens-in-west-paris-police-say/

    • Anonymous

      Criminalizing the drinking and forcing kids to do it in secret only makes things worse. They should be offering amnesty so that kids can call for rides or medical help without being branded as criminals.

      • Anonymous

        You have a point. One way I dealt with that with 3 teenage boys was that although I did not condone underage drinking and I made that clear I also made clear that I would come pick them up any time, day or night, no questions asked as long as they promised not to drink and drive or get into the car with someone who had been drinking. Their personal safety was paramount to my feelings on underage drinking and over indulgence. I think it worked (one can never be sure of these things). All three at one time or another called me for a ride. Sometimes at 2am or later. I would get dressed and go pick them up. Sometimes I had to really bite my tongue to keep my part of the promise but I would rather have them safe and unpunished then scared to call me and dead.

        • Anonymous

          That sounds like very wise parenting. It says a lot that they trusted you enough take you up on the offer and that you held up your end of promise.

          • Anonymous

            Thank you. It was tough sometimes. When you are picking up your 16 year old son in the back woods in another town you most certainly have questions but promises from Mom are not meant to be broken.

          • Anonymous

            You are a paramount. My mother gave us kids the same bargain. Worked quite well. Not once did I ever get into a car with a drunken driver. And she as well, kept her word.

  • Anonymous

    If I caught my kids drinking any booze before 21, I would talk to them, if I caught one of my kids being a stool pigeon, I would write them out of the will.

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