Monday, December 31, 2012

2 shootings, 2 dead at Ten's Strip Club

One of the big news stories to end the year in Tucson is the shootings at Ten's Nightclub / strip club on Speedway Blvd.

Two people have died from two separate shooting incidents, a 32 year old and a 26 year old.

The incident has reminded me of the Candy Store strip club, which is no longer around.  The one time that I was called for jury duty (June 2011) since living in Arizona was for a case in which a man was accused of murder at the Candy Store.  I was dismissed from the case after the judge determined that I had too much prior knowledge of the case due to working in local media.

The Candy Store gained a reputation for being a dangerous place and had a history of violence and shootings.  Eventually it was shut down.

I have to wonder if the incidents at Ten's are going to put it in the same position that the Candy Store was in.  I don't go to strip clubs, but it's still unfortunate that any business is forced to deal with violent customers.  Can't people go look at boobies without worrying that they'll be shot?

I don't envy whomever gets called to the jury in those cases.  It's not easy to think of the accused as 'innocent until proven guilty'.