Tainted ABC Enforcement Director, Boyce Hamlet, Jr. has added to his list of lies.
In a recent television interview Junior claimed that there had been an increase in violations because of changes he has implemented since his questionable appointment as director.
It's a crock-o-shit as the number of new permits issued have exponentially increased in the last year as Saline County turned wet and new permits issued in NW Arkansas have been steady since three counties there went wet back in 2012.
You can look at data on the ABC webpage and see that each and every month there are new permits being issued. Increase permits and you expect an increase in violations.
Our review of their data revealed that from April 2015 through March 2016 approximately 323 new permits were issued by the ABC.
Hamlet may be hampered by his mental condition/learning disability. If he can't understand algebra formulas you know he can't understand simple statistical relationships. We wonder how he deals with his department's budget???
Business has been growing so fast in NW Arkansas that there are multiple ABC Enforcement Agents concentrated in that area to handle the workload. Heck just about every Dollar General Store in an Arkansas Wet county has applied for a permit (there are 337 store in Arkansas).
You don't have to be a genius (just have a higher IQ than Hamlet) to understand that as the number of permit holders increase, the number of violations will increase.
When Benton County went wet in 2012 DWI's doubled. Madison county had a similar increase. One can see how an increase in places that sell alcoholic beverages can lead to an increase in violations at those establishments.
Hamlet is an embarrassment to the ABC, the Department of Finance & Administration,the Hutchinson administration and the State of Arkansas.
DFA Director Larry Walther needs to follow the example of Education Department Director Johnny Key and get rid of a problem employee.