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Reining in bouncers

June 5, 2009
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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