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'.