This DEP lady,a true member and loyal funder of MADD and various AA chapters,NEVER WEN'T CAMPING IN HER LIFE.
Virtually every comment is TOTAL FICTION. I personally believe such officials should not be 100% liers.
Neighboring states have had unenforced alcohol bans for years.NOTHING IS NEW.NOBODY RUNS TO CONNECTICUT TO PARTY.
The tragedy of alcohol problems has not changed for thousands of years....What are these NEW tragedies reported 1999?
These bans are created with NO DEMOCRATIC INPUT !!!! This DEP official was not even elected by anybody !!!!!
We are starting with verbal warnings---------Fines and arrests have persisted as a #1 priority for at least 2 years.All forms of police intelligence are used to catch the criminal.Roadblocks..stripping of cars for searches...invading sleeping campers in wee hours of the night,stripping tents,cars,ice chests or whatever...Use of night vision equipment to observe the privacy of campers...the list goes on and on. If in doubt research the Superior Court records in Litchfield,Litchfield County,Connecticut.
No input from the public is invited or accepted.
These actions are done under a clause of DEP regulations whereas any part of a park can be designated 'alcohol free' upon desire. Only of recent this was extended to campgrounds. Example:Sherwood Island Park has banned alhohol from the BEACH itself for a long long time.No complainers.Nobody SEARCHED OUT ICE CHESTS OR COOLERS.If the need for enforcement arose it could be enforced. It originally stemed from the days of all beer being in bottles.Like cut feet?
There have been no alcohol problems in 1999 era any different than in state parks 50 years ago.Why now? DUE TO PROBLEMS THIS ACTION HAD TO BE TAKEN.
This writer sincerly DISLIKES LIERS AND THOSE THAT PRODUCE NOTHING BUT TOTAL FICTION.DID YOU EVER MEET THOSE THAT WERE LIERS FROM BIRTH? I ASSUME IF PARENTS NEVER ENFORCED THE TRUTH AS TO THEIR CHILDREN...CHILDREN GROW AND MATURE WITH LIES A NATURAL PART OF NORMAL LIFE.