VIDEO: The Township Committee last night honored Project DART, as it passed an ordinance giving police more authority to crack down on underage drinking. The ordinance, partially initiated by Project DART of Ocean County, will crack down on children and teens illegally consuming alcohol at private parties. The ordinance will exclude such drinking during religious holidays.
Earlier this month, dozens of officials gathered at the Blue Claws Stadium in support of Project DART, which includes law enforcement officials, local and County officials and professionals.
The ordinance will be strictly enforced by police. TLS.
can we expect to have the police at every shalom zachor now????
if the parents of these kids don’t know (OR CARE….) to be on top of their kids then let them suffer the results!!!
Those who make shalom zachors should not be letting teens drink so much, it’s not a mitzva. Same goes at kiddushim, someone should be watching those kids who keep drinking. Yeshivos should periodically be giving shmussen to the bochurim on the dangers of drinking too much.
politics politics maybe the next thing the township passes should be an ordinance that makes murder on private property illegal
Why should it exclude religious holidays! Don’t these lawmakers know what drinking does to the body, shouldn’t they be protecting our children at all times. There is no reason for children to be drinking religious holiday or not, it’s illegal. They might as well make it legal for minor to buy alcohol on religious holidays if they think it’s okay for them to drink it.
Oh yeah, next week is Cinco de mayo, so I guess it’s okay for all of the mexican children to drink and have a good time, it is a religious holiday.
To #4: Cinco de mayo is NOT a religious holiday. It was a small war that was won. Look it up. 4th of July is not a religious holiday either. Get it.
Mr. Curious George, you are obviously ignorant of the law. This issue made its way to the supreme courts. It IS legal for children to consume alcohol for religious reasons. (Although you may question when religion actually mandates alchohol consumtion – purim, shabbos, pesach – when is grape juice sufficient etc…)
Of course religious holidays were excluded, SMH.
drinking for religious reasons does not mean getting high or shikkur, that should be obvious.
I believe that chippa vekedishin is a religious event, which would explain why bucherim meviim bakbikim loroiv lechasinis.
Maybe if the ADULTS in shul curb their drinking the teens and bochurim will follow suit!
Legally consume alcohol or excessively consume alcohol and act like there is no common sense and be protected under the term “religious holiday”…. let’s pass a township ordinance for the geniuses who put their kids in the trunk and drive down the street while the child hangs on to a garbage can
To #3, murder on private or public is illegal no matter what. It is in the model penal codes mandated by the federal laws and our constitution. That was an ignorant comment.
All the others on here, drinking alcohol for religious ceremonies is fine, if it is in supervised situations and is very small amounts. What you do not realize obviously is that you can be charged with endangering the welfare of a mionor if they are intoxicated, the supreme court did not say the children could get drunk for religious purposes. Instead of worrying how much of a hassle it is to watch your children at a religious event, just dont have kids or alcohol; you make the choice. Be smart, your childrens health is at serious risk.
**minor** sorry miss typed in orevious entry.
since when do we use religion to tailor it to our behavior?
i don’t believe any religion allows teen age drinking.
stop re inventing religion and using it for your own selfish needs
BTW the mexicans can claim that the drinking among teens is for religious purpose. After all it’s their holiday and they can make up stuff just like everyone else does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BOTTOM LINE IS ,IF U CAN’T MAKE A LAW THAT SUITS EVERY MEMBER OF SOCIETY ,THEN DON’T MAKE THE LAW OR ORDINACE PERIOD,
IT’S JUST NONSENSE AND UNFAIR
I believe to allow children to drink falls under child abuse laws and criminal charges can apply. it’s not the act of a responsible parent.
Once again we are back to the part where the law has to be equally applied to all.
WOW, I can’t believe this….. Children should not be drinking period, there should not even be a debate on this issue. Adults can’t handle liquor, never mind children. What are you teaching your children???? How to be exempt from the laws that we are suppose to follow. In the Christian faith, we are arrested, jailed and fined for giving our youths alcohol. Get with the program you are not above the law, or are you? Please post my comment, as every comment I express is deleted. That is the first ammendment, FREEDOM OF SPEECH………..
“”””””CINCO DE MAYO IS A RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY”””””
WHAT KIND OF MEXICAN ARE YOU?
I drink to use that too
Here we go again. These stupid people minding all our business. America is no longer the land of the free!!these big shots should let us decide what age our children can drink!!
The Torah clearly mandates “Dinay Malchusa Dina.”
If it is opposition to keeping the Torah: “Ask your local ORTHODOX Rabbi.”
So when the law decides that shchita and milah is cruel, will you also say dina demalchusa dina? The US was founded with the 1st Ammendment which guarantees our freedom of religion. It is no one’s business if I allow my child to drink some kiddush wine. This is not Czarist nor Communist Russia!!!!
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