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Old 09-08-2010, 09:42 PM   #111
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Head of the household. Man, there's a law that needs dragging into the 21st century!

 
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:11 PM   #112
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One thing this thread subject points out is that we all should sign up and become members of the American Homebrew Association (if not already a member)

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Among the many things this organization does, one is to be the voice of homebrewers when it comes to beer related legislation, including the fight to legalize homebrewing in Alabama.

Sign up today to help those in Alabama! As far as I'm concerned, this is (was) reason enough to join.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:16 PM   #113
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Among the many things this organization does, one is to be the voice of homebrewers when it comes to beer related legislation, including the fight to legalize homebrewing in Alabama.

Sign up today to help those in Alabama! As far as I'm concerned, this is (was) reason enough to join.
Agreed. And it is important to mention that while homebrewing may be legal in your state, it might not be forever. There are a lot of neo-prohibitionist movements that would like to see reduction or restriction on any alcohol related issues.

 
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:16 PM   #114
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I'm hoping that this guy's lawyer will be able to get this down to a Community Service and Fine offense. The sad thing is, this guy will have to spend thousands of dollars defending himself. He could go scott free if the lawyer could find some loopholes in the probable cause (going in looking for a meth lab, finding beer brewing in the house, and then finding some previously-existing ethanol and distilling equipment elsewhere on the property, but how much $$ is that gonna cost? (CAVEAT: I say this assuming there was no active distilling going on, but we all know how accurate the media are these days....).

I also hope that this event spurs the efforts to legalize home brewing in Alabama.

Finally, I want to say that I hate that cop in the picture. The look on his face, you'd think that he just busted Al Capone, Jesse James and Osama Bin Laden. I'm surprised he wasn't holding a tommy gun at port arms with criss-cross shotgun shell bandoleros. Sorry, I just can't stomach self-important people.

Not trying to debate legal stuff here, just my opinion.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:53 PM   #115
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Head of the household. Man, there's a law that needs dragging into the 21st century!
+1, what does SWMBO have to do with it? She hates beer.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:59 PM   #116
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He could go scott free if the lawyer could find some loopholes in the probable cause (going in looking for a meth lab, finding beer brewing in the house, and then finding some previously-existing ethanol and distilling equipment elsewhere on the property, but how much $$ is that gonna cost?
There's actually no loophole there. As long as they went to the house searching for criminality of any kind with enough reason to be there in the first place, anything they find is fair game. It's the same as searchign for drugs and finding a gun. The cop wasn't looking for the gun, but during a legal search, any contraband that is found is fair game.
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Finally, I want to say that I hate that cop in the picture. The look on his face, you'd think that he just busted Al Capone, Jesse James and Osama Bin Laden. I'm surprised he wasn't holding a tommy gun at port arms with criss-cross shotgun shell bandoleros. Sorry, I just can't stomach self-important people.
+1 I've thought all along that the reason he is so miserable is that he missed the days when he would get to pose for a picture with the open coffin of Billy the Kid or someone. The poor buggar only gets to pose with one jar of whiskey.

 
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:32 PM   #118
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Here is the Sheriff with the contraband.

Sorry for reviving the thread and quoting the pic, but it's from the first page.

I just love the hops, the Heineken keg, and the "Support Your Local Brewery" sticker... yup, looks he he's making shine from that stuff.

 
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:40 PM   #119
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Wait a minute...

...yep, still wanna punch that cop in the face.

 
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:50 PM   #120
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But, but....He is holding a bottle of clear liquid that is not necessarily water!

 
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