Are downtown bars discriminated against?

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Apparently even the Herald Editorial Board has come out against the Kollege Klub:

Surveillance cameras have one basic function, and that’s to serve as physical evidence in case something goes terribly wrong. Wedding receptions and episodes of “Friends” can be taped over; instances of battery cannot.

My guess is that this editorial was penned by Sean Kittridge.

Some in the community have raised questions about the difference in treatment between downtown and outskirts bars. At the recent meeting of the Downtown Coordinating Committee, ASM rep Erik Paulson asked why the alcohol coordinator was not cracking down harder on Wiggie’s Bar and Grill, which was just recently host to a man who forced someone to strip at gunpoint in the bathroom. According to Paulson, this is not the first of Wiggie’s gun issues. “If this happened in a downtown bar, it’d be long since closed,” he wrote to me in an email.

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4 Responses to “Are downtown bars discriminated against?”

  1. Eric Schmidt Says:

    In all actuality, Jack, we just asked Kittridge to write 200 awesome jokes for a variety of different issue contexts. Every Ed Board statement we make, we just insert a few of them. This throws people like yourself off-track.

  2. Emily Says:

    Your point about outskirt bars is well taken, but the fact that they may need closer scrutiny doesn’t mean downtown bars don’t deserve it, too. Honestly, in my opinion the KK has gotten off way too easily, even with the recent suspension.

    All bars should be held to the same standards, and appropriate punishment should be doled out when those standards are consistently violated.

  3. Ordinary Jill Says:

    I’m glad someone finally brought up the issue of Wiggie’s at an official meeting. I’ve been following the continuing saga from a safe distance this year. For a synopsis, see:
    http://jillsixpack.blogspot.com/2009/04/wiggys-still-classy-after-all-these.html
    http://jillsixpack.blogspot.com/2009/05/when-i-saw-this-headline-teen-faces.html
    and http://jillsixpack.blogspot.com/2009/09/just-another-weeknight-at-wiggies.html

  4. The Sconz Says:

    I knew I heard about Wiggies from some place else Jill. Had I remembered I would have credited you!

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