Mudgirl1, I didn't at the time because he was walking and I had no idea he was headed to continue a bender. It's just sad the Jack Magoo's is getting crucified in the media and no one is willing to listen to the whole story. I also know one of the eye witnesses who is not attached to any party and she says that he drew a martini glass and then threw the martini at them when they served him. That he was screaming at a female employee outside and that whatever physical contact came from that. It'd be great if we could wait for the police report to come out before judging an establishment, but that's not how the media works.
It's important to society that we protect the weak and feeble, but it's also MANDATORY that establishments that serve alcohol protect society by not overserving and releasing intoxicated people onto the street. I expect that everyone involved (including Roper) were just trying to do the best they could in a bad situation. Since he started his day around 2 drinking at Jack Magoo's and never stopped, I would hazard a guess that we all don't have a complete story.
I have been a bartender for Brian Roper before and have seen how much he drinks. Heck, this article talks about how he has been "known to have a cocktail or three." I was even at 3 angels when they stopped serving him and he stumbled out. I am pretty sure there is more to this story than what his best friend wrote about...
Here are three solid responses:
1) Only someone who doesn't want to be gainfully employed publicly criticizes their boss! Come on, that's crap.
2) Having no record of a position is not the same as having and adversarial stance. General Weirich has spent her adult life upholding the laws that the people's representatives have put into place. You can't really fault one of our prosecutors for NOT trying to punish people for laws that don't exist.
3) Weirich has been forced into the political game through her desire to continue to protect her neighbors. I have been an active member of the Shelby County Republican Party for years and never knew of Amy until Gibbons left Memphis. I can't imagine a less political animal, much less someone who "aligned herself with East Memphis Tea Party activists." Perhaps the Tea Party activists don't want a state legislator, or city council rep, or career candidate to be the one in charge of the prosecutor's office???
And Stapletondia, don't you think it's kind of ridiculous to say that "Democrats are united" at the end of a post that talks about three prominent Democrats that are obviously not united? I'm just saying.
Mad Tom -- Weirich is in no way related to Weyrich.
I like Carol, I really do. As a career politician, she has been all over the map. She's got a history as a legislator. She did some good things for Memphis. But HOW ON EARTH DOES THAT QUALIFY HER to be the district attorney??? Have you ever watched her in court?
She should stick to what she knows best, and that's politics. I don't want a DA whose best qualification is that she has name recognition from years of angering every single person she worked with.
On the other hand, a 20 year prosecutor sounds like a good fit. I mean, think about it. Ms. Weirich has been putting bad guys in jail longer than some of the people who will vote next year are alive. That alone makes her such a better choice, it's not even funny!!!
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