Friday, December 1, 2017

Stores That Have Bulletproof Glass Are Nuisances

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A controversial bill is currently working its way through city hall designed to regulate 'stop and go' liquor stores. One part of the bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass inside their stores. But at what cost to their safety?...
City Councilwoman Cindy Bass proposed the legislation, seeking to regulate the small stores in her district that she claims sell liquor but little else.
“Nuisance establishments like stop-and-gos harm neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia in several ways,” Bass told Philly Mag. “First, they contribute to increased crime. On any given day, you can find people in front of these businesses selling ‘loosies,’ or loose cigarettes, and engaging in other nuisance behaviors like loitering, public drunkenness, possible drug sales, and even public urination.”
But the bill proposed reads, in part: "No establishment shall erect or maintain a physical barrier."
Who would have thought armed robbers had a voice on the city council?  That list of crimes pales compared to the murder of a small businessman.

2 comments:

Windy Wilson said...

"Nuisance Establishments."
Not to raise irrelevant associations, but; now that you know what they think of you, why do you stay there and continue to pay taxes? Is it truly worth it for the business?

Eskyman said...

The effect of this law, if it passes, will be the elimination of the "stop & go" stores. Who would risk their lives just to sell liquor?

I wonder if the inhabitants there, who elected this City Councilwoman, will put 2 + 2 together and refuse to re-elect her? Probably not, they'll blame it on Whitey!