A new Social Host Ordinance was passed March 13, 2012 by the City of Crosslake, MN. Although a copy of the ordinance is not up on their website yet, the … Continue reading →
The first person to be cited under Mercer Island’s new Social Host ordinance is a dad who was out-of-town and out of the loop at the time of the party. … Continue reading →
From the “If I only had a brain” files: Claiming that he knew nothing about the underage drinking in his backyard, police found Attorney Mark McKnight awake in his bed. … Continue reading →
After battling six lawsuits over more than four-and-a-half years after throwing a BYOB party, a family is free from litigation by their guests. In a ruling with potential for far-reaching … Continue reading →
Buffalo Grove’s local Social Host Ordinance includes the terrifying phrase “not taken all reasonable steps to prevent”. Who determines what constitutes “all reasonable steps”? It’s a loopy logic loop: the kids got drunk so therefore the parent didn’t take all reasonable steps.
…how is the average parent expected to do the right thing? The story of Providence Police Chief Col. Dean Esserman and the graduation party he supervised this weekend is — … Continue reading →
Please share this with anyone you know who believes the Social Host Law can’t impact their family because they’ve discussed alcohol use with and made their rules clear to their … Continue reading →
As parents, we should be as alarmed about this law’s potential impact on our children’s futures as we are about the impact of illicit alcohol and drug use or unprotected sexual activity on their bodies and minds.