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MiriamKilmer BS: Dubbya, Gore and DUI, CONT'D. (57* d) RE: BS: Dubbya, Gore and DUI, CONT'D. 07 Nov 00

Jim Dixon [Date: 06-Nov-00 - 02:49 PM]wrote:

"Yes, I agree, drunk driving is a serious crime, but we must admit that attitudes have changed a lot over the years. ....

"Around 1968 .... Apparently I was the ONLY one who called the police, because I was the only one who hung around after the car was gone....

"I told this story mainly to illustrate how attitudes have changed. I'm rather sure the same thing wouldn't happen today."

I wish that were true. I called the police to tell them about someone who was very slowly, deliberately, and crookedly, try after try, driving a car onto the sidewalk at a busy intersection. I called 5 minutes after I saw it happening ( I didn't have a car phone or CB), and gave the location and the licence number. The police would not do anything about it. They said 5 minutes was too long.

That was about ten years ago, by which time MAD was very active.

BTW, Tim just told me about another organization called "DAM" - Mothers against Dislexia."

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