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PostSubject: Fight Crime By Banning Pizza?   Mon May 25, 2009 8:18 pm

confused DC Ban On Pizza Slices To Fight Crime

A Washington, DC councilman is drafting legislation that would ban the late-night sale of single slices of pizza as a way to combat crime.

Democrat Party councilman Jim Graham says the late-night “Jumbo Slice” pizza shacks operating on the popular Adams Morgan club and bar strip in Ward 1 attract the element that is likely to commit crime.

“Even though it’s a legal business and everything, they have become a nuisance,” Graham said. “Behaving the way they do in terms of music, in terms of letting people hang out and also in terms of tolerating a certain level of violence.”
Graham also blames dead-end streets for violent crime in DC, and has funneled tax dollars into fighting this unruly menace to society.

While a recent hidden camera exposé done by WJLA-TV showed a recent fight that started just outside a pizza joint, its owner feels his business is being unfairly targeted. “We are taxpayers also,” said pizza joint manager Abdul Souada. “Our business is the same as bar business, as the club business, as the other restaurants next door.”

Residents and party-goers scoffed at Councilman Graham’s proposed legislation, which reportedly has the backing of the mayor. “The crowd out here in general is the problem,” said Adams Morgan resident John Sawyko. “The pizza places are a small part of the issue.”


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PostSubject: Re: Fight Crime By Banning Pizza?   Mon May 25, 2009 8:21 pm

Wow... That's really freakin stupid.

If they really wanted to down crime they should put patrols in those areas.
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PostSubject: Re: Fight Crime By Banning Pizza?   Wed May 27, 2009 10:41 pm

I don't know if this is still going on, but at one time weren't pizza places being used to catch criminals by running their names through a police check when they ordered delivery?
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PostSubject: Re: Fight Crime By Banning Pizza?   Sun May 31, 2009 3:00 pm

cynfullov wrote:
I don't know if this is still going on, but at one time weren't pizza places being used to catch criminals by running their names through a police check when they ordered delivery?

I'm not sure if that's still done but some pizza delivery people still do vicitims of crime a good service.

A good example of Pizza saving the day

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PostSubject: Re: Fight Crime By Banning Pizza?   Sun May 31, 2009 3:30 pm

^^That is extraordinary!!! He was so scared as most would be and jumped in to action in saving that woman. clap
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PostSubject: Re: Fight Crime By Banning Pizza?   Sun May 31, 2009 5:29 pm

Pizza hail hail hail

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