Sunday, June 28, 2009

City of Minneapolis vs. Bar Owners (Gabby's)

On Friday the Star Tribune ran an article reporting that the City Council of Minneapolis was considering adding an ordinance that would make bar owners responsible for the actions of their patrons when they leave the premises. I commented to Star Tribune after reading the article and it was printed, with a few slight modifications made by the Star Tribune, in the paper on Saturday. Here is the link in case you don't get the paper.

http://www.startribune.com/opinion/letters/49237137.html?page=2&c=y

My original email was:

Is the City of Minneapolis serious in their attempt to hold bar owners liable and accountable for actions undertaken by patrons that leave their premises? I see their attempt to place such ordinance in place an abuse power and an attempt to strike back at Gabby's bar for the lawsuit they lost. Shame on those on the Minneapolis City Council who see this attempt as a viable option to deal with the issue at hand.