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The Philly Thread
#1
You guys earned it. This is the most ass backwards raid I have ever seen. Now we have a dedicated thread for stupidity in The City Of Brotherly Love. I hope these guys dont check the beer in Hooche's basement? Hooch time to hide that Sam Adams Patriot Oatmeal Stout.

IT WAS ELIOT NESS and the Untouchables, as played by the Keystone Kops.

More than a dozen armed State Police officers conducted simultaneous raids last week on three popular Philadelphia bars known for their wide beer selections.

The cops confiscated hundreds of bottles of expensive ales and lagers, now in State Police custody at an undisclosed location.

The alleged offense: Although the bar owners had bought the beer legally from licensed Pennsylvania distributors and had paid all the necessary taxes, the police claimed that nobody had registered the precise names of the beers with the state Liquor Control Board - a process that requires the brewers or their importers to pay a $75 registration fee for each product they want to sell in Pennsylvania.

Based on a complaint from someone the State Police refuse to identify (Could that be a rival bar owner? Give me a break), three teams of officers converged last Thursday on the three bars, run by Leigh Maida and her husband, Brendan Hartranft. Checking their inventories against the state's official list of more than 2,800 brands, the cops seized four kegs and 317 bottles, totaling 60.9 gallons of beer, according to police calculations.

In fact, according to Maida, more than half the beer removed by the State Police was properly registered - but the cops couldn't find it on their lists because of "clerical errors" or "blatant ineptitude" between the police and the Liquor Control Board, with whom the officers were conferring by telephone.

She estimated the total value of the confiscated stock at $7,200, representing about 20 brands, some of which go by multiple names.

For instance, the cops grabbed Monk's Cafe Sour Flemish Red Ale.
The beer has been sold throughout the state at dozens of restaurants and distributors for the last seven years. The brand appears on the state's online list as "Monk's Café Ale." It's on tap seven days a week at the Center City bar after which it was named: Monk's Cafe, at 16th and Spruce streets.

But that wasn't enough to keep the State Police from confiscating 20 bottles and three kegs of the supposedly illegal ale at the three bars run by Maida and Hartranft - Resurrection Ale House, at 2425 Grays Ferry Ave.; Local 44, at 44th and Spruce streets, in West Philadelphia; and Memphis Taproom, 2331 E. Cumberland St., Port Richmond.

Maida said that the State Police also confiscated bottles of Duvel, a popular ale imported from Belgium that is widely advertised and available in at least 200 bars throughout the city and suburbs. The beer appears on the PLCB list as "Duvel Beer," while its label reads "Duvel Belgian Golden Ale." (Fucking Duval! If they were this nit picky they were out to fuck with these bar owners)
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#2
What a crock of shit. Has to be a rival or maybe a mafia thing... if it still exists in Philly.

Actually, what the hell were the state police doing in Philly? They usually don't fuck around in the city. This is probably more a Pennsylvania fucked up liquor law thing.
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#3
Hooch Wrote:What a crock of shit. Has to be a rival or maybe a mafia thing... if it still exists in Philly.

The guy could be buying his exotics from the wrong beer distributor.
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#4
greatest day ever, Philly phinally gets it's own thread!
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#5
oh yeah, and the confiscated beer is in my basement shifty
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#6
Pennsylvania State Police have staged another beer raid, confiscating about a dozen cases from a leading distributor in Northeast Philadelphia and ordering it to stop selling several well-known imports, including Duvel, a popular Belgian beer sold throughout the Philadelphia region.

Agents from the State Police Department's Bureau of Liquor Code Enforcement (BLCE) descended Monday night on Origlio's Beverage, a wholesale distributor in the Far Northeast whose primary brands include Coors and Yuengling.

The police seized about a dozen cases from a small California beermaker, Russian River Brewing Co., and ordered Origlio's to stop selling Duvel and other beers, including Hacker-Pschorr, Paulaner and Monk's Cafe Ale, developed in Belgium for the Philadelphia bar at 16th and Spruce streets.

As in armed raids conducted last week against three Philadelphia taprooms, the State Police alleged that the targeted beers were not properly registered with the state Liquor Control Board for sale in Pennsylvania - a process involving limited paperwork and a $75 fee.
The sketchy evidence available suggests that several of the beers in fact had been properly registered, and related liquor taxes had been paid.
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#7
Come on do you really need to arrest the kid. I admit if I was in the Walmart at the time I would have been pissed off. Being removed from the situation I think it is pretty funny. The cops should have gone to his house and told him Walmart doesnt want him back in "that partrticular store"

Bias intimidation? No major corperation will ever hire this kid with that on his record. He was stupid like all 16 year olds there is no reson to ruin his life.

Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in the case of a racial comment that was made over the public-address system at a Walmart store in southern New Jersey.

Police said Saturday the Atlantic County teenager was arrested Friday on charges of harassment and bias intimidation. They say he's been released to the custody of his parents.

The incident happened Sunday evening when a male voice came over the Walmart public address system and calmly announced: "Attention, Walmart customers: All black people, leave the store now."

The announcement provoked an immediate apology from the store manager.

Authorities aren't releasing the boy's name because he's a juvenile, and they don't know whether he has an attorney.
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#8
So now we're lumping South Jersey in with Philly?
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#9
Hooch Wrote:So now we're lumping South Jersey in with Philly?

We lump in Southern New Hampshire with Boston so why not. Hey I got to go. I juust heard an annoucment that all black people have to leave the TMR forums.
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#10
he got arrested for that?

i got away with so much shit @ 16, way worse than that..
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