Nanny State

Brickbat: Hold My Beer


John Coulter wanted to snap a photo during the Dallas Cowboys-Arizona Cardinals preseason game he was attending at the University of Phoenix stadium. So he asked his 15-year-old son to hold his beer cup. Moments later, plainclothes agents from the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control tossed the two out of the stadium. A spokesman for the department was unapologetic, saying that giving alcohol to a minor or being a minor in possession of alcohol are misdemeanors carrying up to two years in prison, a $2,500 fine and three years probation.