OUR VIEW: Do we really need all those cops looking for Howl kids who’ve been drinking?
an editorial opinion
Published: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 02:10
There were 30 alcohol-related arrests made by four different law-enforcement agencies working security at the Howl over the weekend.
Are police in Cache Valley bored? Because the number of police officers there seems a bit excessive.
Is alcohol the primary reason for so many cops in Logan? If so, maybe a better alternative would be to bring in reinforcements from some place close like Ogden for a night.
Students will consume alcohol at USU, whether they are allowed to or not.
It’s an issue that isn’t going away, since students are obviously willing to take the risk of drinking and getting caught if officials say no.
If we’re going to spend all the tax money to pay law enforcement to patrol the event anyway, why not find a method of regulating alcohol and have the police earn their pay by dealing with the people who get out of hand?
Or perhaps, even more significantly, maybe Logan and USU should take a shot at revising alcohol laws.
Not everyone drinks to the point of public indecency, civil unrest or intoxication.
Is it really so bad if students have a little fun for a holiday? It’s supposed to be the biggest Halloween party west of the Mississippi, after all.