Archive for Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lawrence man, 28, injured in one of series of fights Thursday morning outside The Granada

April 26, 2012


A 28-year-old Lawrence man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital early Thursday after he was injured in a fight outside The Granada, 1020 Mass.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman, said officers were called about 1:50 a.m.. The man had been knocked to the ground by one suspect and then kicked by a second suspect. The victim had injuries to his face and head, McKinley said. No one has been arrested.

This was one in a series of fights outside the nightclub, McKinley said.

Another fight was reported minutes later in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street, and police were trying to determine if it was related to the fights outside of The Granada. Two men were arguing, and a 30-year-old woman stepped in between them to break up the argument when one of the men hit her. The suspect ran from the scene and left the area in a vehicle before officers arrived, McKinley said.


garyr 6 years, 1 month ago

Was there a hip-hop performance there Wednesday night?

somedude20 6 years, 1 month ago

The Granasty had bluegrass last night. Big shouts out to Ashes to Immortality, sounded good! I will say that the Granasty charges 10 bucks for a double capt and coke, that could anger a few peeps.

somedude20 6 years, 1 month ago

Granda's sound guy. For all of the years that I have played in this town, Granasty has the WORST sound. When I wrote sounded good, I meant their playing

Mike Slack 6 years, 1 month ago

Actually, it was a bluegrass concert. What is it they say about people who assume things?

garyr 6 years, 1 month ago

That they're right 3% - 80% of the time, per the studies.

Stevi Scrivo Wisdom 6 years, 1 month ago

people should stop making assumptions it makes you sound ignorant. per studies, assumptions are correct 3-25% of the time did you graduate high school? we learned these things well before that. its 2012 hip hop or not white or black asian or alien, the fight was a group of WHITE college students, that were being drunk and ignorant.

the_realest_mccoy 6 years, 1 month ago

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Jayhawk1958 6 years, 1 month ago

What, white people don't fight, especially rednecks?

Crazy_Larry 6 years, 1 month ago

Was alcohol served there Wednesday night?

jedifunk 6 years, 1 month ago

Maybe YOU should pay attention, since Larry's comment was posted a half-hour before somedude's.

GUMnNUTS 6 years, 1 month ago

Any drink that requires coke is lame.

irvan moore 6 years, 1 month ago

boy, beautiful downtown lawrence, thanks commissioners for making it an entertainment district instead of the unique downtown of the past

MarcoPogo 6 years, 1 month ago

Yeah! Remember that day when they changed the Granada from an entertainment venue to an entertainment venue?

Paul R Getto 6 years, 1 month ago

Nothing good happens on the street after midnight.

JamieJ83 6 years, 1 month ago

Why? Because they (like every bar in Lawrence) has fights that break out? A fight outside Jazzhaus earlier this week sent a man to the hospital... should we close down that bar too? Anytime you throw alcohol and crowds together you're going to get people who are belligerent and irresponsible. Maybe we should start blaming the alcohol and the individuals who abuse it before we blame the venue. And lets not forget that just because a fight breaks out in front of ONE crowded street front, that doesnt mean that those people were in attendance at that specific event or even that they were customers of that particular establishment. Drunks wander Mass Street all night and some of them are hungry for these kind of arguments.

Nonsense 6 years, 1 month ago

Agreed beatnik. That is why we need to build the hotel and the apartments. No, I am not a compton fan! Give retail a chance to come back to downtown instead of just bars. But until people actually live downtown, it is going to be another aggieville or westport. Residences = Retail.

Kendall Simmons 6 years, 1 month ago

Out of curiosity, how well is the renting going at his new building on the southwest corner of 9th and New Hampshire?

RoeDapple 6 years, 1 month ago

Reason #11 for living downtown;

Getting your head kicked in by the drunks when you arrive home late from (work?) . . .

Matthew Herbert 6 years, 1 month ago

Yes. Way to think logically Lawrencians. Because OUTSIDE of ONE bar, ONE guy got punched in the face we should definitely close down all downtown bars. Geeeesh. Someone got trampled at Target once during a black Friday sale, should we do away with all retail in Lawrence too? A kid got punched at school one day, should we do away with all Lawrence public schools? Somewhere in here there is an analogy about babies and bathwater I believe.

kernal 6 years, 1 month ago

That was not a Lawrence Target. Not just one bar this week. Babies love bathwater.

Nathan Atchison 6 years, 1 month ago

first rule of fight club is - you do not talk about fight club.

Jeremiah Jefferson 6 years, 1 month ago

The 8th and final rule of fight club is, if this is your first time at fight club, you have to fight.

geekin_topekan 6 years, 1 month ago

This would never happen if we had Jack in the Box!

the_realest_mccoy 6 years, 1 month ago

WWJD? Not be out at 1:50 a.m., that's for sure.

Bridgett Walthall 6 years, 1 month ago

what were YOU doing last night at 1:50 a.m., mccoy????

Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

Some people get really inflamed when discussing the Ginger or Mary Anne question.

pizzapete 6 years, 1 month ago

This kind of thing wouldn't happen if we had more tall apartment buildings downtown. Living in a highrise apartment has been proven to make people friendlier and more likely to recycle and shop local.

whatupdown 6 years, 1 month ago

Sounds like somebody shorted a hooker, was the SS in town?

bdye 6 years, 1 month ago

This is my son and I dont care what kind of concert it was the sorry SOB that did this is a coward and will be held accountable by any means necessary.

bdye 6 years, 1 month ago

Not a single one of you commenting on this said a thing about hoping the young man was ok the lack of compassion in this town is underwhelming like almost everything else in Lawrence. Right now I dont give a rats ass about the music, the venue or the amount of idiots Lawrence has. I just want my boy to be alright and the douche that did this arrested and held responsible for his stupidity. My son has always been very well liked in this town is a musician and goes out of his way to be kind to people. You could all take a lesson from him.

Stevi Scrivo Wisdom 6 years, 1 month ago

well said! i hope your son is alright, and the idiots are brought to justice, apologies for peoples stupidity.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 1 month ago

I hope he's okay and they get whoever did this.Sometimes it's best to stay away from here even when the story hits close to home.Not much compassion here, just a lot of wise-acres.

renewalS1 6 years, 1 month ago

While I do hope he is okay - Your son was the instigator in this situation. After several times being pulled away from a fight while others attempted to talk him down he continued to berate others, calling them the n-word and instigating the fight. Violence is never the answer and it is unfortunate that he was so drunk that it compromised his common sense and normally good nature.

bdye 6 years, 1 month ago

my son was not the instigator and you need to get your facts right why in the world would my son use the nword when he is half black and he was not drunk someone drugged him. So that just makes you ignorant of the facts.

James Findley 6 years, 1 month ago

Just curious but what did your son do to get hit and kicked by two bluegrass ruffians?

James Findley 6 years, 1 month ago

Oh and sorry your son is in the hospital. I hope for his full recovery..

bdye 6 years, 1 month ago

he was defending the girl that got hit too.

Stevi Scrivo Wisdom 6 years, 1 month ago

agreed GIRLS SHOULD STAY OUT OF THE WAY if they do not want to get hit, and boys should not step in to defend girls that have no common sense.

bdye 6 years, 1 month ago

They say he is gonna be ok just alot of stitches. Apparently my son is one of the last gentlemen on earth who will always go to bat for the underdog male or female. It's a shame this coward is still running around the streets but his day will come and soon.

Kendall Simmons 6 years, 1 month ago

You son is among many good people here in Lawrence who go to bat for the underdog. And I, for one, am grateful that there are a number of them. As well as hoping that the jerk who did this to him is arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extend of the law.

mhhmmm 6 years, 1 month ago

These opinions and well wishes dont seem to ad up to the truth that took place on thursday morning. Yes, i hope he is ok, but i also wish he didnt start the fight. The man wasnt a gentleman when he came out of the bar with fists flying into the air. He wasnt defending anyones honor or going to bat for the underdog when he was shouting at bystanders. He wasnt defending anyone...He was drunk. He was a bully. Lets wait until the facts are strait before this man is labeled a martyr.

bdye 6 years, 1 month ago

If you knew my son you wouldnt be bumpin your gums. He was drugged you simple minded idiot and the hospital lab tests prove it. So was another person a female at the granada also got a dose so dont be so quick to be an idiot.

Richard Heckler 6 years, 1 month ago

Granda should implement a drink limit such that Applebee's does. I believe it to be a limit of 2 or three. Very smart.

This way those ruffians that cannot handle alcohol might be contained so they do not ruin the fun and enjoyment for others.

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