New York State has a third of it's "minors" admitting they drink and many say they have no problem getting the Devil's Brew.
The reason is a large swath of the population just doens't support the current drinking age....Many do, but from college presidents to police chiefs, the support is spotty for what is viewed as hypocritical and unenforecable and in many cases unwanted regulation of adult behavior.
Since lowering the drinking age is politically impossible, we will continue with a tolerance of drinking on the down low with occasional expressions of outrage and stepped up enforcement here and there.
Fact is a lot of people don't consider a twenty year old with a beer to be "underage drinking." It may be illegal, but with all the things 18+ people participate in as adults, the 21 year old age was never destined to succeed.
New York easiest place for teens to illegally buy booze, a new study reports - NYPOST.com