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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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