Police arrest two after raids
By Denise Blaz
Laredo Morning Times
Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 1:33 AM CDT
Thousands of dollars were seized by authorities late Friday night from two gambling establishments believed to be doling out money illegally to patrons, police said Monday.
I get the feeling that these places benefit a lot of people. The patrons get a nice payout; the proprietors make out like bandits; a couple of poor schmos get a public shaming; and the cops seize tens of thousands of dollars. Everyone's role is justified and each actor lays their head on a nice comfy pillow at the end of the day.
Gambling establishments use up law enforcement resources and contribute nothing in the realm of quality of life. Yet the topic is MIA in our local political debates.