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By Jesse Fray
March 30, 2009
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A Lawrence bar owner claims his club is being wrongly targeted. Police have connected several violent incidents to Club Axis, including the city's latest shooting.
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Hey, I've got a great idea! Since it's obvious that doing this at Last Call didn't fix the problem, let's just do it again! It'll seriously work this time!!
This is the type of targeting that's being done to yellow house store owners, apparently the city claimed it was the largest fencing operation in lawrence but after 4 years 5 months there has been no trial...... this is why I am saying lawrence needs a review board for the police dept. So they think twice about making wild accuzations with no proof in an attempt to shut. Small businesses down
Bar owner thinks these crimes have been blown out of proportion? Someone got shot, I guess that isn't a big deal anymore. I live 3 blocks away from this dive and I am all for pulling his license if his clientele continue to start problems. How many shootings/stabbings have we had at the other bars in the neighborhood within the last 2 years?
I must apologize, I said "dive" and I have never entered the Club Axis so I can't really say what kind of establishment it is. I am just frustrated with the recent acts of violence throughout the city and not Club Axis. I hope the city realizes the problem is bigger than one bar/club and that this has been a problem at several places recently.
How old is the owner!? I may just be getting old, but the guy looked about 18!
All bars cater to specific clienteles. When a specific establishment closes for whatever reason, that clientele becomes "nomadic" an looks for a new place to dwell. If Club Axis, or any club for that matter, wishes to discourage this type of clientele, then they must be willing to make the changes necessary to avoid the nomadic dissent, and ignore the extra income. One suggestion: put a few armed security guards in the parking lot for awhile until things calm down...
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