Tuesday, April 17, 2012

‘Footloose’ Sequel? Florida City Bans Nightlife

A city in Florida bans nightclubs, dance halls and skating rings to 'protect the city'.
A new ordinance passed in the city of Weston has effectively banned all hope of local nightlife, including the construction of any future dance halls, nightclubs and skating rinks. Mayor Eric Hersh handed down the decision recently, according to the Sun-Sentinel. “This is something that we thought would protect the city,” he told the paper....City officials reportedly became concerned after noticing that gunfire, gang activity, stabbings and brawls have all been occurring with increasing frequency throughout Broward and Palm Beach Counties. In response to the spike in crime at social spots in the area, Weston decided to take preventative action against similar activity happening in its backyard.
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