Letter: Halloween party poopers

By Gus Bode

Dear Editor:

I am a student at SIUC, and I too am a little disturbed with the way things are around town at Halloween.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, me and a few of my friends, one of who was 21, attended one of our favorite bars for a costume party. We were there for less than an hour before the cops came over and visited our table. The girl that they chose to take out of the bar had been seen handing the waitress money in return for a drink. After she was taken outside, she was written a very steep ticket.


It’s ok that she was given a ticket, it is clear that she was doing something wrong. The problem is that, after she was given her ticket, she was directed not to return to the bar to get her friends. Her phone was dead, she didn’t know anyone around and lived a considerable distance away.

While we were waiting inside for her to come back, our friend, dressed in a very trashy outfit had to walk home at 1 a.m. by herself.

If I’m not mistaken, the cops are here to protect and serve. I do not see how making a young, attractive woman, who has clearly been drinking, walk home by herself counts as either protecting or serving.

I think that the Carbondale Police had better think about a little more than just meeting their quota for the month.

Chad Malinowski freshman from Colfax studying biology