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  • Joey Cuddington May 18, 8:29 a.m.
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    Other than a reasonable sales tax, the state and each local county should not be in the business of selling whiskey. Use the tax dollars to fund the overseeing of lawful sales. A state law enforcement officer such as a trooper, SBI agent, wildlife officer, ALE agent should have full arrest power and territorial authority to arrest -- just like any local police officer or deputy sheriff does in their respective jurisdiction for any crime committed in their presence. It's a waste of manpower and resources for those officers to be restricted by jurisdictional subject matter....

  • Rick Fetter May 17, 5:31 a.m.
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    Keep the agents if you like but please do away with the whole ABC system. The system kills competition and limits what we can buy. We have all seen the corruption in the local ABC boards over the years.

  • Alfred Barnes May 16, 10:38 p.m.
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    Yes, we need more nanny state!

  • Whitney Aus May 16, 10:24 p.m.
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    To Cullen Browder: Thank you for writing about this story. It would be a shame to see this amendment pass, as it puts the public safety of all North Carolinians at risk. Kudos to you. Keep digging. There has to be more to this story. I smell political corruption.
    To Patrick and Rudy: You seriously want to reduce the number of people who can stop a drunk driver? Do you even know what this amendment means? Do you fully understand what ALE and ABC do?
    ALE and ABC agents do more than write underage drinking tickets. There is a consumer protection component to the job. They make sure that if you order top-shelf liquor, that you are served top-shelf liquor. I speak from experience, as I have been served watered down wine. I appreciate that there is someone who tackles these issues. I appreciate that we have agents getting drunk drivers off of the roads. I appreciate these agents who stymie underage drinking, prostitution, and HUMAN TRAFFICKING at seedy bars and clubs.

  • Patrick Murphy May 16, 6:46 p.m.
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    Good. They should do away with the whole mess.

  • Rudy Bizzell May 16, 6:39 p.m.
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    Both the ALE and ABC business should be gone.

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