Governor, Rev. Al Team Up to Ruin Drinking at Bodegas
As is customary in such nanny-state interventions, a specific, exotic menace targeting children is named: NYPD tells the Daily News they'll send undercover agents to bust shops for selling a sweet punch spiked with vodka which the paper and, for all we know, others call Nutcracker.
There is such a thing as Nutcracker Tropical Fruit Liqueur, but the bodegas are said to sell a homemade version.
Reverend Al says he may "organize parent squads to go in and protest the stores" that sell these beverages to children. We have never seen minors getting sauced on poppin' drinks around this way, but it is indeed a wide world and we admit such things may happen.
We also expect SLA agents who fail to convince bodegamen to sell them Nutcracker will bust them anyway for allowing open container among adults if they see it, and fine them heavily, which we suspect this moral crusade is really about. Image (cc) Diego Cupolo.