At 12:44 PM 8/1/00 +0000, you wrote:
>> If I get the time, I'll call Metro to confirm but the unanimous
>remarks I have
>> heard on the issue from a variety of local sources leaves me very
>> about the "illegal but selectively enforced" nature of the law.
>Let me know what you hear, Ted. I am in contact with another Vegas
>local who is certain they TRIED to change the law several years ago
>in regards to open containers on Fremont Street, but were denied
>because it was viewed as discriminatory practice since it would still
>be legal on the Strip. This was my understanding also, but maybe
>we're BOTH wrong.... :-)
OK .... just talked to Sgt. Lilienhal of Metro. Gonna eat just a little crow
Open containers are permitted on the street in the Resort Corridor (the Strip)
and also specifically on the Fremont St. Experience.
Glass containers of any kind are prohibited in those two areas for a number of
hours around midnight on Dec. 31 - Jan. 1.
Open containers are prohibited in public on public streets throughout the rest
of Clark County, and while the date was not at his fingertips, that law was
passed a number of years ago. THAT is the law that is selectively enforced.
I have asked 3 different Metro officers over the past few years about that,
off the record they have stated that it is not legal, but if they see someone
walking down the street with a beer minding their own business, and that
doesn't look suspicious, they aren't going to jam on the brakes and stop to do
anything about it.
Now that I have been taken to task, I promise in the future to check for
exemption in laws pertaining to the resort areas.
Ted Newkirk - http://www.in-vegas.com
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