City Re: Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should
posted by April 4 at 13:23 PMon
Sorry, Ari, I gotta disagree here.
The cops aren’t just showing up at Capitol Hill nightclubs for fun. We’ve asked SPD to make their presence known on the hill, and they’re responding to that.
Since then, there have been a number of shootings in or around nightclubs. That’s not to say the clubs were necessarily at fault, but having cops around might deter jackasses with guns from spraying up a dance floor. And not to be a total alarmist, but there’s also this to consider.
Club owners have every right to complain if a heavy police presence is hurting their business. However, the cops are trying to be pro-active rather than reactive. The decibel meter thing is total bullshit, but since you and I both know that there are clubs up here that don’t have the greatest security and/or are regularly over-crowded, cops have good reason to keep checking up on these places. I’d rather our police force do something pro-active, rather than wait around for someone else to get shot.