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    Personal statement: I do not support a drinking age of 21 and find cases like this to be ridiculous. Right out of college I worked with a girl who was amazing at her job. But when her background check came back she was escorted from the building. Her crime - she had served alcohol at a party in her college apartment when she was 21, but a few housemates were only 20. That conviction caused her to lose several employment opportunities.

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    Harry Connick Jr.'s Teen Daughter Arrested for Allegedly Providing Alcohol to Minors at House Party

    Harry Connick Jr. is dealing with some trouble at home.

    The crooner's daughter Georgia, 19, was arrested over the weekend after hosting a house party at her family's New Canaan, Connecticut, home, during which she allegedly provided alcohol to minors. She faces two charges: permitting minors to possess alcohol and procuring alcohol for minors.

    NBC New York reports that police were called to the Connick home at 1 a.m. on Saturday morning following a tip about underage drinking. The eldest daughter of the American Idol judge and his wife, Victoria's Secret model Jill Goodacre, was hosting a party, which attracted "swarms of young people" in the 18 to 20 year old range, and several empty or partially empty beer cans were found.

    Connick Jr., who has been on tour this summer, and his wife were away when the incident took place. He issued a statement to Yahoo on Wednesday, saying, "This is a private matter which we are dealing with as a family. We have no further comments. Thank you for understanding."

    The family — also including daughters Kate, 17, and Charlotte, 13 — lives in a converted barn, which was originally built in 1890, in the posh suburb of New York City. In a 2013 interview with People magazine, Connick Jr. talked about family nights at home watching movies on a drop-down TV screen or playing a game of Bananagrams. He also said that when his daughters' friends came to visit, they'd ask him to play some songs on his Steinway piano, which was a gift from Jill on his 30th birthday.

    "We like the fact that it's a pretty laid-back life here in Connecticut," Connick Jr. said. "We can just be home. There's no scene. We can just live our lives and not really deal with the industry."

    They are now, however, going to have to deal with the local authorities as Georgia, a college student at Vermont Academy, faces charges.
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    Someone snitched because she has a famous dad.
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    fucking retarded.
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    I hate, hate, hate that this country can send someone off to get shot or blown up in some other country at the age of 18, and yet they aren't seen as responsible enough to drink alcohol yet. F*ck that.

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    i know! they can fight wars, own a home, get married, get divorced, have kids, drive a car, fly a plane, change their names, get tattoos, be a live organ donor, but god forbid they have a fucking beer...
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    It's probably stupid but if there were "swarms" of young people, it's possible it was out of hand. Plus if any of them drove home drunk, it is a big deal.
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    ^^^^
    that may all be true. but it doesn't change the fact that arresting someone because 20 year-olds were drinking is stupid, and that the legal drinking age of 21 is stupid too.
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    Only news because her dad is famous. Happens all the time. I agree with the whole if you can move out and go fight a war then you should be able to drink and smoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellatheball View Post
    It's probably stupid but if there were "swarms" of young people, it's possible it was out of hand. Plus if any of them drove home drunk, it is a big deal.
    I have been at parties that got out of control, where everyone was over 21, and there were so many people that it could be classified as a swarm, but no one complained because we were all of legal age. Mature adults drink and drive all the time. It's wrong no matter the age.
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    I wasn't making any specific arguments about age. I just commented that "swarms" implies something about the party was out of control. I'm im a college town. If 100 people are drinking in someone's yard and making a ton of noise, the police are getting called by someone. Most times they just break things up. In my own experience, the only party-throwers who get arrested are drunk girls/guys who can't keep their shit together and wind up screaming at the cops.
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    She got arrested for THAT? For having a party with other people drinking? Excuse me but unless they actually saw her GIVING a beer to a underage person, they should put every parent in jail with a liquor cabinet or a beer in the fridge. What is the legal age to handle a rifle or a gun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasippu View Post
    What is the legal age to handle a rifle or a gun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasippu View Post
    She got arrested for THAT? For having a party with other people drinking? Excuse me but unless they actually saw her GIVING a beer to a underage person, they should put every parent in jail with a liquor cabinet or a beer in the fridge. What is the legal age to handle a rifle or a gun?
    In my experience, they go after the kid who hosted the party especially when they too are underage. The hope is that they will rat out whoever got them the alcohol. If the parents are home when a party is busted they can be fined up to 1k per underage person at the party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sluce View Post
    In my experience, they go after the kid who hosted the party especially when they too are underage. The hope is that they will rat out whoever got them the alcohol. If the parents are home when a party is busted they can be fined up to 1k per underage person at the party.
    There was a story out here in the Washington Post about how many affluent parents were actively hosting parties for their kids where alcohol was available - using the philosophy that "at least I know where they're getting drunk." I also got the impression that because they were wealthy, they were pretty adept at making the police go away.

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    That happens here all the time. I could lose my license, and government contracts, so I had a hard fast rule that there was no underage drinking on my property. I hate when the local cops do bust a party and the kids are charged with underage drinking. Then mommy and daddy pay for an attorney, they go to court, the judge changes the charge to disorderly conduct, orders community service (16-20 hours) and a small fine, and agrees to expunge the record once community service is completed. Then they call the local probation office that handles community service and ask what "specials" are running. The specials are usually things like come and clean the courthouse on a government holiday (Columbus Day, Election Day) and get double credit. Or, buy $100 worth of tools and donate them to a local charity like Habitat, and get credit for 10 hours per $100 spent.

    I believe the drinking age should be 18, and clearly so do local judges who do not take it seriously. However, this is yet another example of white privilege. The kids in this area have parents who will happily pay the attorney, fines, and buy the community service to make sure Jrs record stays clear. The kids in lower income areas do not have that same opportunity and the charge stays on their record forever. Judges in the districts courts in wealthy areas also give very different sentences than those in lower income areas.
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