Reining in bouncers

June 5, 2009
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Thereâ??s nothing like a menacing bouncer to keep the peace at some nightclubs. Now, though, cities weary of bouncers causing more havoc than calm â?? think beatings and assaults â?? are forcing them to get licenses. San Diego and Providence, R.I., are two.

What does a bouncer need to know? Not to beat people to pulp, basically.

Bar owners and bouncers themselves complain about the cost and government intrusion.

What about it? Should bouncers be licensed?
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  • I remember when Ray Heenan, aka Bobby the Brain Heenan, aka Pretty Boy Bobby Heenan was a bouncer at a teen club on Keystone called Partitime back in the 60's. I saw him throw a couple of fools out on their ears so to speak, and deservedly so. No one ever saw a gun or drugs in clubs of any kind back in those days.

    Seems like what we're dealing with is the lack of respect by the younger generation. Couple that with the Hip-Hop culture and their disrespect for women, police, authority, you name it and what do we have left - a need for no nonsense enforcers. If the gov'mint and parents did their jobs of teaching and respecting authority at young ages as used to be done (before we had out-of-control lawyers, care-less parents, and Hip-Hoppers), we might not have nearly as much of this nonsense and violence.

    Licensing - why? So the gov'mint can intrude more? Can't police our borders but let's have licensing of bouncers. Yeah, right, that'll fix it.
  • Dumbest idea yet. Of course if a bar doesn't want to bother getting a licensed bouncer they can rehire their old bouncer as an attitude adjustment specialist.

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