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Posted: Nov 21, 2003 1:15 am


"It shall be unlawful for a person to operate a dance hall without first recieving a permit to operate such a business, obtaining license, and obtaining rules and regulations set forth by the Town of Blacksburg."

Doctor Sardonicus
Posted: Nov 21, 2003 1:24 am
Man, you all never should have told them it's a punk rock show....even if thiers like people with Mohawks and crap, it's better to tell cops and all other autority figures that it's a Rocknroll Show.

If they think Epitaph is called "Epigraph" they would have fallen for it.

razor a go go
Posted: Nov 21, 2003 1:27 am
damn. sorry to hear that.
Jakey Stiff
Posted: Nov 21, 2003 4:16 am
All this for Death by Stereo? Tragic indeed.

Posted: Nov 21, 2003 7:53 pm
Hey Clint, make sure that you have representation. The fine etc, is not the important part, the important part is to not be convicted b/c a conviction on this could provide the groundwork for a civil wrongful death suit. It is unlikely any of the residents would be actually named as suit is only prudent where there is money to be gained and it will probably be against the owner if there is one, but you need to be real careful to not take this lightly as a death is very serious in the obvious ways, but it is very serious in a monetary sense as well. Just being named a party to a wrongful death and having to get representation could be very financially burdensome. I would make sure your ass is covered the very best it can be on the criminal part of this. This could be about passing the buck. If the town of Blacksburg knew about shows going on there they may be liable, if the owner knew he may be liable, but nobody is going to hold their hand up and say I'm liable, so a criminal conviction for operating a dance hall points the finger in the direction of the residents and you don't want that.
Posted: Nov 21, 2003 10:02 pm
More press:


"Browning said students should go other places where they can dance without breaking the law."

Posted: Nov 22, 2003 1:09 am
but the kid who died's parents will probably sue the crap out of the owner/landlord's insurance and him(if he has any money) since it sounds like he knew about the show, but obviously couldn't have known about the "dancing". Still fight the criminal charge as best you can,just to be safe.
Doctor Sardonicus
Posted: Nov 22, 2003 7:18 pm
They can't take what cha aint got!

One of the many benefits of being young and poor.

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