A non-profit association of law-enforcement personnel is being used to track where people drink and much more.
Iowa is preparing to use the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association’s (NLLEA) “Place of Last Drink” or POLD to collect data on businesses and drivers.
Participating courts send police reports, receipts and interviews about a person’s final drink to the NLLEA’s national DUI surveillance program.
“NLLEA President JustinNordhorn, said the NLLEA received federal money to develop a nationwide database that will allow law enforcement officers to input information about where an intoxicated person was drinking before a crime, incident or alcohol-related crash.”
Last year the Boston Globe reported that Massachusetts businesses want courts to stop sending data to the NLLEA. “They’re also pushing back at some of the changes suggested by businesses, including proposals by the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. One would abolish “place of last drink” reports that local courts collect on the last bar allegedly visited by a convicted drunk driver.”
Massachusetts ABCC investigator defends NLLEA’s national database. “We have a very effective program that’s been cited as a national model for preventing impaired driving,” said Ted Mahony, the top investigator at the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, or ABCC. “Why would you get rid of that?”
According to Food Service News, cities and towns are giving businesses quarterly POLD threshold’s along with POLD case reviews which can affect liquor license renewals.
A look at the POLD spying program reveals one disturbing fact, it does not reduce DUI’s.
“While there have been no systematic evaluations of the use of POLD in reducing over service and other alcohol-related problems, collecting POLD data is recommended by the National Traffic Safety Board.”
So if POLD’s do not reduce drunk driving then why use it?
Unfortunately the NNLEA is doing much more than creating another national database.
NLLEA wants states to reduce the BAC to 0.05%
In 2016, during the NLLEA’s 30th annual conference, they devoted sixteen pages to discussing why states should lower their BAC from 0.08% to 0.05% . They called it “The Future of Alcohol Regulation in a World of Change”. Pages 41 -57 are devoted to lowering the BAC and adopting a Zero Tolerance DUI policy.
“Any driver who tests positive for any trace amount of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e.,compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves,) is guilty Per Se of the crime of “drugged driving,” even if the defendant was sober.”
“The DC’s Attorney General says that it’s legal for drivers to be arrested for DUIf with “no registered BAC.” Indeed, DC police were arresting people with 0.00 BAC if they admitted to having had a single drink.”
The NLLEA’s training symposiums offer a disturbing look into how they train police officers.
In 2016, Delaware’s Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement co-hosted a 2016 NLLEA training symposium that included things like “Warrantless Administrative Search Authority, Undercover Operations and Techniques.”
Why do liquor enforcement officers need a firearms simulator? So they can practice shooting DUI suspects?
The NNLEA ‘Awards Categories’ offer a disturbing look into how law enforcement is rewarded for intelligence gathering.
Some of the things officers are rewarded for are things like, getting grant money and media recognition.
And one of the requirements to win the NNLEA’s “Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent of the Year’ is they must enhance the image of the NNLEA or any law enforcement agency.
We cannot get law enforcement to create a national police shootings database but they are all too happy trying to convince the public that we need a national alcohol surveillance program.
The police state shows no signs of abating, if anything it is accelerating.