Skip to comments.Controversial bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass
Posted on 11/27/2017 8:34:01 PM PST by Phillyred
Controversial bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass
controversial bill is currently working its way through city hall designed to regulate 'stop and go' liquor stores. One part of the bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass inside their stores. But at what cost to their safety?
Broad Deli sits on the corner of the 2200 block of North Broad, inside a wall of bulletproof glass separates customers from workers.
"The most important thing is safety and the public's safety," owner Rich Kim said.
Rich Kim's family has run the deli, which sells soda, snacks, meals and beer by the can for 20 years. He says the glass went up after a shooting and claims it saved his mother-in-law from a knife attack. Now, he may be forced to take some of the barrier down.
If the glass comes down, the crime rate will rise and there will be lots of dead bodies," he said.
A bill moving through city council reads: "No establishment shall erect or maintain a physical barrier."
It's called the 'Stop and Go' bill and is being offered by city councilwoman Cindy Bass.
"Right now, the plexiglass has to come down," she said.
She wants to put some controls on these small stores that she says sell booze, very little food and are the source of trouble in her district.
Rich Kim resents the charge stores like his attract loiters and argues calls to police are often met with a slow response.
Mike Choe runs a non-profit supporting Korean-owned businesses. He plans on raising $100,000 to fight the measure.
"I do think it's a bad bill that will endanger Korean Americans,' he said.
Bass says she's battling for her constituents.
Kim argues as a Korean-American he's being targeted....
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Open season on Asians bill. Is there a bag limit?
Can’t possibly understand the reason or flimsy justification used for this.
Black customers feeling insulted by high security in their dangerous areas?
Or is it simply a threat and money shake-down by a corrupt local politician?
city hall designed to regulate ‘stop and go’ liquor stores
How else would you go to a store? You stop and go....
If the bill is enacted more stores in black neighborhoods will close. The Obamas will be saddened.
No more drive through liquor stores?
The STORES are the source of the trouble?
If the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania needed an enema they would stick the tube in Filthadelphia—and out would come New Jersey.
[[ One part of the bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass inside their stores.]]
What T H E H E L L? Why not supply fully loaded pistols to criminals that ‘do business’ there? Oh and make sure to also pass a law forbidding store workers to be armed-
The day that bill became law would be the day I closed my shop in Philly and relocated to the burbs.
“She wants to put some controls on these small stores that she says sell booze, very little food and are the source of trouble in her district.”
She’s Black and has had “requests from her constituents” to help facilitate their primary means of earning a living, armed robbery! Probably doesn’t like Kim Chee either.
I ain’t saying it’s moslems... but it’s moslems
There, fixed it!
No city has that kind of power.
Why do people tolerate this kind of crap?
Years ago, in the 70s, I went into a party store in Detroit which had an armed guard sitting on a platform up in the corner of the store looking down on the customers entering. And by armed, I mean he had a big ol rifle or shotgun right across his lap. I felt safe.
Many of the banks in my town have bulletproof glass protecting the tellers. I suppose this ridiculous example of a politician would have a problem with their protection as well.
“Bass says she’s battling for her constituents.”
I actually read the article to try and find out her rationale for leaving shopkeepers vulnerable to ... her constituents.
It looks like she wants to make these shops easier to rob.
What the ....?
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