Shootings Downtown at Hip Hop Club
One Saturday night, at about 9pm, as I was pulling up to the De Anza Hotel with a cab load of out-of-towners, one of the men announced he was going to walk around and check out our city. I warned him to do so at his own risk. “Mr. Southern California” thought I was pulling his leg. Hope he still has it.
San Jose has three types of citizens that come into town for entertainment at night. The limo crowd in for the opera, plays and dinner fundraisers at the Fairmont Hotel. Next, the butterfly tattoo, wine and beer drinking set. And then the bad boys and gals with tattoos that will scare your socks off.
Recently at a local Hip Hop club shots were fired and people were wounded. It has been suggested a change at City Hall could fix problems of this nature. It doesn’t matter if we have one politician in office or another. San Jose is not Los Gatos, Saratoga or even Campbell.
So what to do? Tell a good portion of the citizens we have no room, in downtown San Jose, for them and their Hip Hop clubs and possibly their hot-misguided minds and concealed weapons? Tell them to stay on their side of the tracks? Can you say ACLU?
Posted while iTunes spit out “Low Rider” by War.