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Police taking over Kingston Bars?

By johnboy - 20 July 2005 14

CityNews’ Stilletto column is always an interesting piece of superficiality. this week’s column has an interesting snippett about what some might guess is Lot 33 in Kingston.

Who let the dogs out?

Well off their chain at least. Rather disturbing to Stiletto is the treatment of punters at one Kingston nightclub renowned for young things clutching bottles of water and dancing with their hands in the air until very late, a group known more for being Loved-Up rather than Punched-Up. This establishment seems to have an excessive force welcome policy on the door. We witnessed one young fella get punched fair in the face by a huge brute which made the brute look like a right goose as this young man was hardly being a menace to anyone. It seems this is a regular occurrence. When we mentioned it to friends we were met with “oh yeah, that happened last week too. It was probably X”. Maybe they could take some lessons from the B Bar door team up the street who see their roles as more customer service than Rocky VII. Well we are pleased to hear that said club is shortly being taken over by new owners, members of the Constabulary no less, who understand the words “Law Suit” and “Excessive Force” and will no doubt (we hope) ensure the Door Bore’s pull their heads (and fists) in.

Note, not retired members of the constabulary. A major step up in the (admittedly advanced) corruption of any body politic is when police go from accepting bribes from criminals to organising the criminality themselves. Is that what we’re talking about here?

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bronson 9:36 pm 21 Jul 05

Firstly F*ucktard is one of the funniest things i have heard all day… nice one bulldog. Also, it might interest some of you to know that local muso dan banks is one of the door men at B Bar as mentioned in the article above.

johnboy 8:04 pm 21 Jul 05

Owning a night club isn’t, as far as I know, a criminal act. So I’m struggling to work out how the cops are “organising the criminality themselves”.

There are clean clubs, but they have to liase very closely with police to achieve it. Serving police being the owners of such an establishment would, of itself, be a huge conflict of interest.

But in the venue concerned you have to wonder about whether this is intended to take over a section of the drug trade for profit.

Thumper 5:55 pm 21 Jul 05

Frankly I was more interested in Debbie Harry from Blondie…

bulldog 5:07 pm 21 Jul 05

Regardless of the Village People, do you think the f*cktard at shitty news meant to say “Door Boar” as opposed to “Door Bore”? I might even have accepted “Door Boor”.

I could be wrong, maybe they intended to imply that the bouncers are to be likened unto drills, or are merely non-stimulating conversationalists (that in itself would not be surprising either).

In any case, I always enjoy pointing out high school journalism when I get the chance.

And yes, the Village People copper did appear to be packin heat in the old days. But it wasn’t a patch on the construction workers ‘toolbelt’.

gingermick 3:59 pm 21 Jul 05

Appeared to be ‘packin a piece’when he was performing too!

Thumper 11:10 am 21 Jul 05

Probably not but its cool gossip anyway. Apparently he was ‘packin a piece’ as well…

gingermick 10:53 am 21 Jul 05

I hear that Village People copper got lumbered for drugs and stuff the other day.

Is this at all relevant?

bulldog 10:28 am 21 Jul 05


I tipping you haven’t known many night club owners. Being a criminal just goes with the territory; a bit like Santa and elf sweat shops.

simto 8:59 am 21 Jul 05

Owning a night club isn’t, as far as I know, a criminal act. So I’m struggling to work out how the cops are “organising the criminality themselves”.

Thumper 10:50 pm 20 Jul 05

I particularly like the ad for Police jobs- CareerOne, and then it says something about Defence jobs?

Work that one out. Has the AFP become paramilitary?

terubo 9:05 pm 20 Jul 05

Most appropriate. I like the one for a Dating Centre for Police Admirers…one for patcarr?

johnboy 8:43 pm 20 Jul 05

aren’t we just getting some fascinating ads on this one?

johnboy 8:40 pm 20 Jul 05

well at least there’s a chance they’ll clean the bikies out of the nightclub scene eh?

terubo 8:35 pm 20 Jul 05

If the PLA can have an entrepreneurial wing,why not our Boyz in Blue?

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