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Letter: Matters for Speculation

To the Editor:

I’m not making this up: In his May 19 column, “Power Play,” Jim Kenyon writes that he has “long thought that Hanover police arrest Dartmouth students for underage drinking to make money for the town.”

In other news, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says he thinks that Benghazi “is worse than Watergate.”

I suppose either or both could conceivably be true. But I think it’s more likely that those underage Dartmouth students who drink to the extent that they run afoul of the Hanover police actually do so for the purpose of supporting Hanover’s town budget.

Sen. Graham? Can’t help you with that one.

Chris Weinmann

Norwich

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Jim Kenyon: Power Play 

Monday, May 20, 2013

I’ve long thought that Hanover police arrest Dartmouth students for underage drinking to make money for the town. Maybe pumping up the town coffers isn’t the cops’ only motivation, though. Arresting underage drinkers can be quite the power trip, too, or so it seems from a recent case. In underage drinking cases involving 18- to 20-year-olds, Hanover cops decide who …