No Kegs, No Liquor College Crackdown Targets Drinking And Sexual Assault?

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In the New York Times article “No Kegs, No Liquor: College Crackdown Targets Drinking and Sexual Assault,” the New York Times urges the public about the issue of binge drinking among college students and its effects. Throughout “No Kegs, No Liquor: College Crackdown Targets Drinking and Sexual Assault,” are many articles that expose the issue of binge drinking within cities that feature a dense population of college students. Each article addresses the issue of college students binge drinking while some provide insight as to what actions are being executed to alleviate the issue. I feel that drinking in college is pointless. A person goes to college to get a degree in something that is important, not a degree in binge drinking. I know on…show more content…
An often unconsidered consequence of a night of binge drinking can be crime. According to the New York Times article “In a 2015 fact sheet, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimated that alcohol was a factor in 97,000 cases of sexual assault and date rape each year among college-age students” (“No Kegs, No Liquor: College Crackdown Targets Drinking and Sexual Assault”). Not only does the rape victim have a harsh memory, the one who committed the rape now has a criminal record. Criminal records do not disappear no matter what the excuse is. A criminal record stays with a person for the rest of his or her life. With a criminal record, the task of getting a job or keeping a job will be much more difficult. Nobody wants to hire a criminal, no matter what the crime was. For a student, he or she can lose scholarship money and take away student housing. Sergeant Cuzzi of Boston claims that, “They’re not really afraid of the courts, but they are afraid of the university,” which is a sad fact that is also true (qtd. in “No Kegs, No Liquor: College Crackdown Targets Drinking and Sexual Assault”). Students never consider the legalities of binge drinking, but they do somewhat consider the consequences of the educational institution that they study at. Common sense dictates that the drinker is at fault, no matter how much he or she…show more content…
In order to limit the number of drunk drivers, a series of tests take place in order to check if a person is intoxicated. Officers often perform a sobriety test on the side of the road. Sobriety tests often feature simple tasks for an individual to perform. Another test is the breathalyzer test, which tests the blood alcohol content. I fully support these tests, as they limit the amount of accidents caused by drunk driving. If someone gets killed by a drunk driver, it is now considered murder in some states. This legislation is something I also support because the amount of accidental deaths due to drinking and driving is shocking. A solution to decrease the number of drunk drivers is to appoint a designated driver. Appointing a designated driver ensures that everybody makes it home safely, and those who were too intoxicated to get behind the wheel can pick up his or her vehicle the next
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