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Philly Leftists Look to Outlaw Bullet Proof Glass

Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:58
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Stores have long taken a page from banks in using bullet proof glass (not actually glass nowadays. It’s typically thick acrylic or plexiglass) to protect their employees from people looking to do Bad Things. They also put many items behind this same protection. Baltimore is a hotbed of this. Over to Philly

(Fox29) A controversial bill is currently working its way through city hall designed to regulate ‘stop and go’ liquor stores. One part of the bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass inside their stores. But at what cost to their safety?

Broad Deli sits on the corner of the 2200 block of North Broad, inside a wall of bulletproof glass separates customers from workers.

“The most important thing is safety and the public’s safety,” owner Rich Kim said.

Now, if you look at the story at PhillyMag, you learn that many of these places, called stop-and-gos, are not particularly reputable. Back to Fox29

A bill moving through city council reads: “No establishment shall erect or maintain a physical barrier.”

It’s called the ‘Stop and Go’ bill and is being offered by city councilwoman Cindy Bass.

“Right now, the plexiglass has to come down,” she said.

If you watch the attached video, as The Blaze did, we also learn part of her reasoning

“We want to make sure that there isn’t this sort of indignity, in my opinion, to serving food through a plexiglass only in certain neighborhoods,” Bass told the station.

So, she’s cool with putting the workers at the stores in more danger just because someone feelings might be hurt. I wonder if she has considered that there’s a reason for the bulletproof protection

Bass said stores could install more security cameras and use security guards in place of the bulletproof glass, the station said.

Oh, sure, right, just spend more money on cameras (which most probably already have) and security guards! Will they be allowed to be armed? Philly is pretty tight on owning firearms. Apparently she is aware of the danger. Liberals.




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Total 4 comments
  • st

    Cindy Bass is not a smart women, so when people start getting killed is she going to the same gas stops on her high horse :idea: :arrow:

  • saucepan

    Good grief! Horrible idea.

  • Anonymous

    I think Cindy Bass should personally pay for all of the extra security cameras
    and additional live guards out of her own pocket for every one of her constituents
    that have to ditch their bulletproof glass. I also think that she should have to
    personally pay for the funerals for those killed because the glass was removed.
    Wonder how long she would like her new bill then?

    • Hi NSA, kiss my artichoke

      Along with $1 million per death and $500,000 per injury to the families.
      If there is ANY common sense left in Philly… VOTE HER OUT!!!!

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