On April 11th, 2013, several ABC agents surrounded and drew a weapon on a panicked and confused UVA student purchasing bottled water in Charlottesville's Barracks Road Shopping Center. They then charged this victim with several felonies resulting from the confusion.
A description of the incident can be found at: http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/bottled-water-purchase-leads-to-night-in-jail-for-uva/article_b5ab5f62-df9b-11e2-81c4-0019bb30f31a.html
- Virginia Governor
- Director of Enforcement, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
- Chairman of the Board, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
J. Neal Insley
The signers of this petition, which include students and residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, demand an apology from the ABC for this incident. Furthermore, we expect appropriate discipline and/or dismissal for the officers involved. Finally, we ask the ABC to take steps to improve transparency and accountability in their undercover enforcement operations.
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