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Changing standards of “scary”
Oct 28th, 2011 by Ken Hagler

Scared Sober: LAPD Planning at Least 2 DUI Checkpoints this Halloween Weekend. The Los Angeles Police Department wants to remind revelers this Halloweekend that there are few things scarier than drunk drivers. In addition to issuing a reminder about ways to stay safe while celebrating, they will be operating at least two DUI checkpoints this weekend. [LAist]

I can remember when authoritarian governments that set up internal checkpoints of heavily armed police were one of those scarier things–they were shown that way in movies set in the Third Reich and Soviet Union, at least. Of course, that was back in the 1980s when people were afraid of being conquered by the Soviet Union. They should have been more afraid that the country would voluntarily turn itself into the Soviet Union.

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