Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Three Strikes For Bars?

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The City of St. Paul is considering a law that would hold rowdy bar owners accountable, revoking a bar's license after three incidents resulting in death or severe injury.
If rape isn't included in all anti-crimes law like this, it should. During my time as a volunteer victim advocate, there were definitely hotspots that were far much more dangerous for women.

For those who say bars shouldn't be punished for their patrons' behavior, then there could be a requirement to have the poor safety rating posted on all entrances.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 11:25 AM   3 comments links to this post

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At October 17, 2006 12:16 PM, Blogger sailorman said...

"there could be a requirement to have the safety rating posted on all entrances."

That is simply brilliant. That would strike an excellent compromise between the bar owner and the patrons.....

NOTICE:
Police have been called to this bar ____ times in the past 12 months.
______ people have been arrested inside this bar in the past 12 months.
______ people have been held civilly or criminally liable for actions taken inside this bar since _______ (longer than 12 months since it's more rare).

 
At October 17, 2006 2:12 PM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

In Canada many have been murdered outside of bars, people cheering on killings. It is sad for the families of murdered loved ones. I think if we do crack down on bars and patrons, one life will be saved. One is better than none!

Thank you Marcella for bringing this issue to the forum. take care

 
At October 19, 2006 11:33 AM, Blogger Marcella Chester said...

Cases like this report of a gang rape inside a bar should be taken into consideration when deciding whether bars should be allowed to continue having a liquor license.

Frankly, any action that puts all the responsibility on potential victims is deeply flawed at best.

 

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