Any Bets as to Whether Cleveland Would Have a Problem With Repeated Calls Regarding Violence Against a Church?

From The Towle:

Last week we reported on a gay man beaten by a group of youths outside the Cocktails Lounge gay bar in Cleveland.

Now, Towleroad has obtained a copy of a letter written by the City of Cleveland to the bar’s owner Brian Lyons threatening him for calling the police 9 times.

No, not from The Onion, but really, truly and actually from Towleroad.

Yes, seriously:

How seriously?

Letter_cleveland

Says the letter:

Re: Property located at 9208

Our records indicate from September 02, 2012 through September 01, 2013 Cleveland Police Officers and/or Dog warden have been dispatched and responded to your property located at 9208 Detroit Avenue inns for various Calls for service. Repeated calls to the same property place an and inappropriate burden on the taxpayers of the City of Cleveland and on our safety forces. The estimated cost for the city safety forces to respond to your property is approximately $100.00 per call for service.

l am confident that we share the same goal and that you will take the necessary steps to eliminate the repeated calls for police services to your property. Therefore, within 10 days of the date of this letter, you will be required to submit your action plan to the First District Neighborhood Police Commander (623-5105), outlining your strategy to eliminate the problems at this location.

Failure to address these issues, resulting in future calls for police service, will be scrutinized for appropriate administrative or law enforcement action.

Sincerely,

Martin L. Flask, Director Department of Public Safety

cc: Director of Law Michael McGrath, Chief, Division of Poke Councilperson lay Westbrook, Ward 16 Deputy Chief Field Operations, Division of Police 1. District Commander

That seriously.

Ohio – for when Alabama anti-LGBT repression just won’t do.

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3 Comments

  1. “… within 10 days of the date of this letter, you will be required to submit your action plan to the First District Neighborhood Police Commander (623-5105), outlining your strategy to eliminate the problems at this location.”

    Dear First District Neighborhood Police Commander,

    We appreciate your concerns, and have thus focused our attention intently on the need to reduce the burden on Cleveland’s police forces by taking effective action against delinquents troubling our establishment on our own initiative.

    Therefore, we have retained the services of a former serviceman of our acquaintance as a doorman – he goes by the name of “John Rambeaux”, and is flexible regarding his conditions of employment – as well as having buddies in a similar fix – in addition to being handy with an M-60?

    So in the future, we’ll just be directing our calls directly to the Coroner’s Office.

    Thanks, Sincerely,
    Lurleen Blayk

    • Col. Trautman could not be reached for comment.

  2. If only this was an Eighties movie, we could settle all of this with some kind of a contest, perhaps a dance-off or a downhill skiing race or some kind of martial arts competition, and using the power of the cheesy sports training montage we would eventually make enemies into allies, and, who knows, maybe even friends…..


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