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  1. Nathaniel Tarlow
    November 19, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    But our president is a former constitutional law professor.

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    • Mark Bennett
      November 19, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

      Well, that makes it okay, then.

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      • Nathaniel Tarlow
        November 19, 2013 @ 11:16 pm

        Surely you got the facetious tone of my comment. Besides, it isn’t like our president did something really egregious like complain about the need to have the Supreme Court review a proposed major piece of legislation. Oh wait…

  2. Charles B. "Brad" Frye
    November 19, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    One report quoted a lady who said they were offering to pay for swabs and blood, but not for breath.

    Her main point was that the “being pulled over” part was not in any way voluntary.

    No report I read had the “police officers'” agency identified.

    Brad Frye

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    • Mark Bennett
      November 19, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

      In the comments to the story I linked to, one commenter said it was FWPD. So I’ve sent TxPIA requests there.

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  3. Charles B. "Brad" Frye
    November 19, 2013 @ 4:43 pm

    Nope. Paying doesn’t make it OK by any stretch. But, you must admit it makes it unique!

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    • Mark Bennett
      November 19, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

      Meh. The TSA has been invading our space for 12 years in exchange for tchotchkes.

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  4. Charles B. "Brad" Frye
    November 19, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

    Dude, I was born in Indiana. I have no idea what you just said. (I got the “TSA” part, though.)

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  5. Josh C
    November 19, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

    Or, in another (unlikely) \scenario, the “police” were just some dudes hired to wear uniforms. After all, if you’re contracted by the federal government, that’s the same as having law enforcement power delegated to you, right?

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  6. Mike Paar
    November 19, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

    There has to be a lawsuit here somewhere.

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  7. Stephanie K. Patten
    November 20, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

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  8. Michael Stuart
    November 29, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    Mark, how can you object? This was after all for our safety.

    Or do you want wild destructive drunk drivers killing your kids?

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