Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Crime: Underage Drinking
Ratchet Meter: 7
Party's over, kids.
A recent sting operation caught nearly three dozen New York grocery and liquor stores selling alcohol to minors, reports CBS New York. The decoy operation sent minors to 74 stores between April 17 and May 1. Of the total, police observed the young adults buying alcohol at 32 stores.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement, "The law is the law, and we will continue do whatever it takes to crack down on underage drinking and hold accountable those who serve alcohol to minors. Our message is simple: If you put children at risk by placing alcohol in their hands, you will face the consequences."