Read For Yourself Dallas PD First Assistant Chief's St. Paddy's Day Parade Memo

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Angela Hunt
Apparently, the Dallas Police Department is none too thrilled with how info is being disseminated about tomorrow's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Party along Greenville Avenue; what -- this wasn't as clear as green beer? Which is why Senior Corporal Kevin Janse, the department's spokesman, forwarded a memo First Assistant Chief Charles Cato sent to Assistant City Manager Ryan Evans, who's over Public Safety, in which the chief outlines what -- exactly -- the DPD will be on the lookout for Saturday.

The chief's memo follows. But in case you still have questions, Janse's got this to say:
There has been a considerable amount of misinformation disseminated over the last few days, especially on some blogs sites, regarding how the Dallas police department intends to address alcohol issues tomorrow at the St. Patrick's festivities on and around Greenville Avenue. ... In short, anyone observed actually consuming an alcoholic beverage outside the permitted event area is likely to be cited. Mere possession of an open container will not, in and of itself, lead to a citation or arrest.

On a related note, it is important to remember that anyone who drinks to the point of being a danger to himself or others is subject to arrest for public intoxication. Further, we strongly suggest that anyone who has consumed any quantity of alcohol not drive afterwards. Please ask all your listeners not to ruin their lives or the lives of others by driving while under the influence of alcohol.

We ask all Greenville visitors as well to respect the property of homeowners in the area. It is not fair or right to use other people's yards, cars, fences, or any public property as a trash dump or restroom. Together we can balance the interests of party-goers and property owners and keep this event safe and fun.
I'm drunk already. Cato Memo About St Paddy's Day
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MattL1
MattL1

Just got back from Greenville. Honestly, the police were pretty cool so long as you didn't do anything to piss them off. South of Mockingbird, folks seen drinking on the street were politely asked to empty their container. The only arrests I saw were perfectly deserved.

Also, the parade crowd was MASSIVE. Good times. Thanks to the neighborhood for putting up with our shenanigans.

Bigjondaniel
Bigjondaniel

Until someone in the Dalla$ power structure figures out how to monetize this event, it will get choked off more every year.

Anything that is home grown, funky, non-corporate, and benefits independent business owners will be terminated with extreme prejudice

Green 4
Green 4

Start choking...and, do not stop until they are lifeless and dead."...benefits independent business owners..."

Who are you kidding? It benefits the bars. To the tune of more than one million dollars. But, the bars do not pay the full bill for the cost. Not even close. Those 150+ cops working 12hrs on overtime do not come cheap. Paid for with our tax dollars. These are not legitimate business owners, these are scummy bars who do not care how many shit-faced drivers they place out on the streets, or what damage is done to residents' property, or how much business is lost at real, quality businesses that must close down due to this. The bars care nothing. Just how much $ they earn.

There's nothing "home grown" or "funky" about the event. It is an enormous drunken event that causes damage and fills the pockets of the bars. And, your claims that this is "non-corporate" are so wrong, too. The alcohol distributors and manufacturers are large corporate entities and they are the biggest winners of all.

So, yes, I say, choke, choke, choke, and keep on choking until the drunken free for all occuring in my neighborhood is lifeless and still.

Pnd2131
Pnd2131

Wow, what an unhappy baby.

Snookie Pie
Snookie Pie

What a crock. What this says is the cops can pick and choose where and when to write citations, if they want to. That is not what was promised to the residents in our meetings with police regarding this issue. We were clearly and plainly told there would be zero tolerance. We know what zero tolerance is, and so do they. Now they are squirming out of what they promised.

Pnd2131
Pnd2131

Ya know, when I was in my 20s I lived off of Lower Greenville because it was close to a lot of restaurants/bars I liked to drink at. Now that I am in my 30s I don't want to live close to this stuff so I moved. If you don't like it then use some common sense and DON'T MOVE DOWN THE STREET FROM A BAR.

Whoson1st15
Whoson1st15

It's St. Paddy's Day, drink a beer and chill out.

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