Skip to comments.Philly Lawmaker Moves To Ban Bulletproof Glass In Businesses
Posted on 11/29/2017 4:49:38 PM PST by blueyon
Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia councilwoman Cindy Bass has introduced a controversial bill that would require business owners to take down any bulletproof glass they have in their businesses, and not allow future installation.
The bill, known as the Stop and Go bill, is moving through city hall, and reads "No establishment shall erect or maintain a physical barrier."
Broad Deli is a local business on the corner of the 2200 block of North Broad. It has a wall of bulletproof glass separating its employees from customers.
"The most important thing is safety and the public's safety," Rich Kim, the owner of Broad Deli, told WTXF. His family has run the deli, which sells soda, snacks, meals, and beer by the can, for 20 years.
Kim said that he had the bulletproof glass installed after a shooting, and that it saved his mother-in-law from a knife attack.
"If the glass comes down, the crime rate will rise and there will be lots of dead bodies," he said
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Such is too much democracy. Just look at congress.
Just consider what the banks think of that ridiculous legislation!
So it offends the sensibilities of the criminal element, for them to be confronted with bullet proof glass.
Thus, such barriers should be banned. Nice logic.
A bit off topic, but I can think of two banks in my upper middle class area which have glass partitions between tellers and customers. I don’t know if they are bullet proof, but clearly they are meant to discourage robbery attempts.
I used to frequent that area ... unless you connected, you need something. Guns are banned so .......
She’s just fighting for her constituents. And her constituents want to rob you.
These so called lawmakers really are crazy.
I’ll take a shot at this. By putting up bulletproof glass, it gives the impression that blacks are being targeted as criminals without any actual proof. Therefore the glass is discriminatory by nature.
Of course, the reason it was put up originally was top protect store owners from being the victim of crimes.
“it gives the impression that blacks are being targeted as criminals without any actual proof”
Nonsense. There’s all kinds of actual proof.
I hadn’t thought of it that way; bullet-proof glass offends social justice.
It totally makes sense, if you’ve lost your mind.
There is a simple solution that she willfully does not see:
Set up a competeling business without the glass. If it attracts lots of customers, with no crime, it will succeed, and act as an example for others.
Doubt it would cost more than a quarter million to set up. Should be easy for her, or backing “go fund me” account.
But, she will not do it. She knows her whole premise is a lie. Businesses do not spend thousands of dollars like this for an imaginary threat.
Wonder when blacks in the inner-city going to start putting 2 and 2 together.
Not necessarily. At least not the constituents that may be employed by the businesses she's targeting.
Must be a small demo compared the rest of her peeps.
Just another classic example of liberal insanity on display.....they’re nuts and should never be allowed near the levers of political power.
I would argue that these barriers roundabout protect customers as well since the money that criminals might want to steal from the businesses isn’t within easy reach, and they, the criminals, know it.
Playing Devil’s Advocate here. I think her goal is to make these stores go away, not make them easier to rob. By eliminating the barriers, she’s hoping they’ll close. She, rightly or wrongly, sees them as a blight on her community. (I don’t live there, so I don’t know). There may be a racial element to it as well, since only Koreans seem to be willing and able to run these kind of stores in her ‘community’.
About 35 years ago I was with a group that traveled to Kansas City. We didn’t know where we were and stopped at a 7-11. They buzzed in only a few at a time. The clerk was in a bullet-proof glass/plastic enclosure. Purchases were placed in a large drawer and passed through to the clerk to ring up. Money passed through a trough in the glass and the purchases returned to you. He then buzzed us out. I have lived a sheltered life. It’s the only time I’ve seen such a setup.
Casing after social justice has that effect on people.
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