Councilwoman wants Bulletproof Plexiglass Ban, represents an 'indignity' to constituents

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  1. Gator Fever

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    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/beer-delis-plexiglass-windows-council-bill-20171130.html

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    For Jeff Liu, the thick plexiglass window that separates him from patrons at his Germantown beer deli, Kenny’s Seafood & Steak, is a matter of safety. For City Councilwoman Cindy Bass, the barrier window is an insult.

    Bass says the windows only foster a sense that the establishment – more specifically, its clientele – is dangerous. And that too many of those stores masquerade as eateries when their biggest sales draw is alcohol, feeding vices in the city’s struggling neighborhoods.

    “You can ask us to cook food, no problem, to put in bathrooms, no problem, to put out seats, no problem,” said Liu, 53, who came to the U.S. from China in 1985. “The problem is the protective glass. Because without the glass, maybe one day I would get killed.”

    The deli’s previous owner, Bill Chow, said a customer who claimed Chow shortchanged him threw bleach at him through an opening in the plexiglass even after he showed the man the surveillance video disproving his claim.
     
  2. gardnerwebbgator

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    More government overreach by a candyass who never likely owned a business or even worked a real job in their life.
     
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      That regulation is unconstitutional. Of course it makes you reel like you are not trusted, since you are not. If that keeps you from buying stuff from them they will adapt. Either go out of business or change their process.

      Customers get to choose where they shop, business gets to somewhat decide how to serve their customers.
       
      • AlexDaGator

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        As somebody who has been held up at gunpoint myself while working in a convenience store (I was young, maybe 14) I'd like to shoot Councilwoman Cindy Bass in her stupid head.



        I'm just not sure it's a vital organ.



        Alex.
         
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          We need more like her... to balance out men.
           
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            Bass says the windows only foster a sense that the establishment – more specifically, its clientele – is dangerous

            Yes, some of its clientele is dangerous hence the thick plexiglass. What's so hard to understand about that Cindy Bass?

            This woman says that it's an indignity to some of her constituents. No, the real indignity is that some of her constituents are violent people who will shoot, maim, and kill others to get a few dollars out of a cash register.
             
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              She woulda hated Wayland Clifton. He got the two clerk law passed in Gville. Robberies and injuries dropped a lot.
              He flew all over the country speaking to municipalities about the effectiveness of it.
               
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              I dont blame the owner. The safety of he and his staff is paramount and at the end of a busy day he could have a couple grand cash on hand to be stolen.

              Is this candy ass Bass a minority? Just curious. Because the Chinese owner is.
               
            • pilot-in-fla

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              Interesting that it is always liberals that believe the solution to high crime rates is for people to just expose themselves to more crime and let that play out.
               
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                Waiting on her to issue the same demands to Wells Fargo, Bank of America, 5/3, etc.

                Or is it only demeaning if the business is in a Black community?

                Alex.
                 
                • crosscreekcooter

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                  Hard to snatch and grab the blunts or leap over the counter when there is a barrier. In some "communities", the doors are locked and you order your wine and cigarettes through a bulletproof window and slide drawer from the outside.
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                    It makes sense.
                     
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                    They should enact the ban, and then the first time a clerk gets killed in a place that had to take down the plexiglass they should try her for murder.
                     
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                    They need to remove the glass and make the council woman do community service as a clerk for the store. Maybe that will help her get in touch with her "feelings".
                     
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                      What does our resident councilman think of this? @stephenPE
                       
                    • ChiefGator

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                      This is not something that has just happened, it is bad that people don't have enough focus to actually address the issues within their authority and responsibilities instead of just doing politics to maintain their political power. I bet they have many issues there that the city could and should address.
                       
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                      she's a moron............plain and simple.............would make a good congressman I guess, ;)
                       

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