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Student Arrested for Buying Water
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Student Arrested for Buying Water

Old news, but still... madness.

Source: Student Arrested For Buying Common Grocery Item Is Now Suing | Off The Grid News

Quote:A University of Virginia student who was arrested and spent a night in jail after a law enforcement officer mistook a grocery item even kids can consume for beer has won a settlement.

Elizabeth Daly had filed a lawsuit against the state in response to her April 2013 arrest by Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents. Attorneys for the 20-year-old coed sought “unspecified damages,” according to legal filings in the case. Her purchase? A case of water.

In June of this year, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson allowed most of Daly’s case to proceed. Weeks later, the state of Virginia reached a settlement with her in which she will receive $212,500 and a “letter from the Alcoholic Beverage Control board explaining the circumstances of her arrest to present to any future employers,” according to NBC29.com

The circumstances of her arrest are almost beyond belief.

No less than six plainclothes ABC agents surrounded Elizabeth Daly and two of her sorority sisters in a shopping mall parking lot, according to the Daily Progress. One officer drew his gun and allegedly tried to break a window of the SUV as the panicked girls sat inside. According to the legal filing, at least one officer jumped onto the hook of the vehicle, as well. The college students were understandably afraid and thought they were being attacked by criminals.

Daly pulled away abruptly, allegedly grazing two of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control agents in the process. The young woman was ultimately arrested on three felony charges. The counts levied against her included eluding police and assaulting law enforcement officers. She spent nearly 24 hours in n Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

The ABC agents thought the blue carton of LaCroix sparkling water was actually a 12-pack of beer.


Daly said in a written account:

They were showing unidentifiable badges after they approached us, but we became frightened, as they were not in anything close to a uniform. I couldn’t put my windows down unless I started my car, and when I started my car they began yelling to not move the car, not to start the car. They began trying to break the windows. My roommates and I were … terrified. This has been an extremely trying experience. It is something to this day I cannot understand or believe it has come to this point.


Virginia prosecutors reportedly acknowledged that Daly “apologized profusely” once she became aware that the men shouting, jumping on her SUV, and attempting to break the window, were indeed officers.

Late last fall the charges against Daly were dropped and her record was expunged. After an internal review of the arrest, the Virginia ABC agency opted to implement 15 procedural and policy changes. Daly’s legal action was filed under the Virginia Tort Claims Act, a provision which allows a person to hold a state agency or employee liable under a limited set of circumstances, Daily Progress reported.

“Not that many complaints are big issues like this one,” said Virginia Department of Treasury Director Don Lemond. “Most are relatively innocuous. Most of our claims are transportation related, or come from prisoners. … The law firm she [Daly] is using is very experienced in dealing with the commonwealth.”

Elizabeth Daly called 911 to report what had happened immediately after she drove away from the shopping center parking lot. She was reportedly on her way to the police station to give a full report when once of the ABC agents, now in a vehicle complete with lights and sirens, pulled her over.

Daly and her sorority sisters had just left a “Take Back the Night” vigil at the college where sexual assault survivors had shared their stories and offered safety tips for young women. She was purchasing bottled water, ice cream and cookie dough.

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(Face-palm) I mean like wow
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So if I buy this I'll get arrested?
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My question is why did the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control flip shit, go all rambo, and ape-shit all over the car? Another case of wanna-be soldiers or something? I mean seriously, why exactly would you need a)6 men and b)handguns because somebody bought beer?(and it wasn't even beer).

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Police, focus on the fucking murders and rapists, not those who buy bottled water.

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They aren't technically even police. They're some weird Virginia specific public safety agency that's supposed to emphasize "public service and a focus on protecting citizens by ensuring a safe, orderly and regulated system for convenient distribution and responsible consumption of alcohol."

They're like...Alcohol Cops. That's hilarious,outrageous, and just sad at the same time.

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still. they dont need "alcohol cops"

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RE: Student Arrested for Buying Water

Well Virginia has it, and not only are they alcohol cops but the VABC has retail stores that sell alcohol to public(as well as wholesale, which supposedly a total of 17 states do)

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RE: Student Arrested for Buying Water

This happened in my state. These are the same UVA ABC pigs who bloodied UVA student Martese Johnson a year or so back in a police brutality incident. You can see video of the aftermath below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSioCETYCZ0

This is what happens when you hire armed thugs to enforce arbitrary alcohol laws. Underage peeps get alcohol anyway. Because of its abundance I had no issue acquiring it in my young years. The goal they were hired to achieve will never be attained. The only real effect we will come to know of is the terror they inflict on people.

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It's pretty easy to obtain. I could sneak alcohol into my school if I wanted to. Seriously.

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(11-26-2015 01:06 AM)schoolsux Wrote:  It's pretty easy to obtain. I could sneak alcohol into my school if I wanted to. Seriously.

I used to bring a water bottle full of... get this... real water every day in high school. If I really wanted to I could have put vodka in it.

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(11-26-2015 04:34 AM)|55555| Wrote:  I used to bring a water bottle full of... get this... real water every day in high school. If I really wanted to I could have put vodka in it.

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Ohh, look at the poor sheeple, they actually WANT to retain full control of their actions...

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Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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