insight? foresight? 3 years later and it's finally over. i agree with some of the posters here. most all dive bars will keep problem patrons as long as they have money. it would seem odd to keep them, even though they are pushing away other patrons. you would also think they would have legal responsibilities as bartenders but i wonder just how far this carries. it would also seem as though the bartenders in such places look at it like they are babysitting and not like they have responsibility to ensure the safety of others. it might just be the owners are pushing for more business and more income rather than being responsible for their customers safety. they would rather wait till something like the recent murder to do something about it.<quoted text>
...probably result in his stabbing death over this grubby bar.. You find one of their IDs on the floor..a few weeks later, the dirtbags whose ID you find is in the paper for violating probation. He was arrested previously for attempted murder!!!!
this is what happens when you let crack and heroin freaks run wild:
"At approximately 2 a.m., an altercation took place with between 20 to 30 people," North Adams Police Director Michael Cozzaglio said Saturday. "The altercation spilled out onto Union Street from in front of the Artery Lounge, which resulted in two people being stabbed and one person having a bottle being broken against their head."
my stand on this subject is to push the bar tenders and staff into more responsible roles. they should be getting rid of the filth that is causing such terrible things to boil over. it was only a matter of time, with the recent shooting incident, that this would be the ultimate outcome. i am sure, as with any bar/lounge, there are the few good people, but i also have seen many places keep the well-known trouble-makers around just because they have lots of drug-money to spend.
North Adams, stand up now or forever hold your peace. this rat hole you call a city is about to become the next Springfield. dont let your home go to waste. stand up for the good and shun the bad. do something about it now, and clean this city up. the filth that has been making its way here is only getting worse. do something now!
condolences for the lost.