I've been a DJ in Chas for a decade now...I can't even count on my hands how many times I've lost gigs because I attract too many black people. One owner of a market st venue actually counts the number of black people that enter.
I have also had white friends at "black" clubs that get verbally harrassed simply for attending.There really is a noticeable diversity and self segregation problem here.
we need a line of street musicians playing the charleston to the front lines!
In reply to Native Ink…I would argue that the areas defined in the ordinance are already very diverse…..Sugaring Spa, Hair Salons, Donut shops, Ice cream, antique mirror, bike shops, peoplematter, surf shops, housing, upscale restaurants, pawn shop, college bars, yoga studios, wine bars, clothing stores, book stores, A&E print shop, law offices, Kitchen Stores, U-haul, Wedding/Event Venue, Broken IPhone store, bowling alley, furniture store, hotels, Pure Theatre, Charleston Stitch clothing, Ad Agencies, National magazine offices, ...
Please visit http://www.CharlestonAfter12.org if you oppose.
The public domain is police responsibility. That's why we pay tax dollars. I agree that you do not want a bouncer mixing it up in the streets and in parking lots. If this law passes I foresee a bouncer being attacked in a dimly lit lot. Remember, they don't carry anything to protect themselves besides their fists (maybe pepper spray). Further, if a bouncer tells me to get off a sidewalk I'm not going to listen to him since he does not have the authority to move me from the public space. Employees are going to be hurt and business will be sued. This is dumb.
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