Legal issues

Whisky Bar's Slaughter proves he's an aggressive and dangerous butthead

Whisky Bar's Jim Slaughter has never denied having a perpetual you-know-what for BD and other neighborhood activists around Lower Greenville.

Ever since Slaughter was busted years ago for not having working toilets or hot water, or having bugs doing the Macarena in the well liquor, there's not a damn thing he hasn't tried in order to intimidate people he flat out just does not like.

He's posted BD's phone number on the front door of the bar, telling folks it's BD's fault people cannot dance in his bar, encouraging them to call and complain - which they did at 4am. And when BD started prosecuting these drunken fools, the calls stopped really fast.

Slaughter has left amazingly long voicemails for BD, decrying him for not respecting hardworking upstanding Americans trying to make a living out here and calling BD an illegal immigrant (Slaughter believes BD is a Jewish wetback just because he lived in Israel nearly thirty years ago).

Last year he told the DMN that his own saintly mother had to convince him not to sue BD in order to shut down this website.

On Sunday evening, Slaughter proved he is an absolutely dangerous - yet stupid - asshole.

Once again, BD sincerely regrets not carrying his pepper spray can every single time he walks out on Lower Greenville.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Legal issues
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BD can't see Suede numbers. At least not yet...

The Texas Attorney General has issued a mixed-message ruling in response to an Open Records Request by BD for Suede's sales reports.

The City Auditor is using Suede's sales reports to determine if they are really operating as a bar, under the the City's 75/25 rule.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Legal issues
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Dallas City Code, Section 41-2. Smoking Prohibited in Certain Public Areas

(a) A person commits an offense if he smokes in any of the following indoor or enclosed areas:

(1) An elevator used by the public.

(2) A hospital or nursing home.

(3) Any facility owned, operated, or managed by the city.

(4) Any retail or service establishment.

(5) Any establishment or area marked with a no smoking sign complying with Subsection (b) by the owner or person in control of the establishment or area.

(6) Any facility of a public primary or secondary school or any enclosed theater, movie house, library, museum, or transit system vehicle.

(b) The owner or person in control of an establishment or area in which smoking is prohibited under Subsection (a) of this section shall post a conspicuous sign at the main entrance to the establishment or area. The sign shall contain the words "No Smoking, City of Dallas Ordinance," the universal symbol for no smoking, or other language that clearly prohibits smoking. A sign posted prior to adoption of this subsection may contain the language "No Smoking City of Dallas Ordinance No. 14682."

(c) The owner or person in control of a bar qualifying for a defense to prosecution under Subsection (d)(3) or a billiard hall qualifying for a defense to prosecution under Subsection (d)(7) may designate smoking areas, except that the designated smoking areas may not include:

(1) the entire establishment;

(2) cashier areas; or

(3) restrooms.

(d) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a) of this section if the person was smoking in a location that was:

(1) a private residence, except that this defense does not apply when the residence is being used as a child care facility, adult day care facility, or health care facility;

(2) an administrative area or office of an establishment described in Subsection (a)(2), (a)(4), or (a)(6) of this section if the administrative area or office is physically separated from those areas of the establishment where smoking is prohibited, except that this defense does not apply if the location was posted as a nonsmoking area under Article III of this chapter;

(3) a bar that does not open into any other establishment in which smoking is prohibited under this section, except that this defense does not apply if:

(A) any part of the bar is generally accessible by a minor;

(B) the bar opens into a hotel or motel; or

(C) the location was posted as a nonsmoking area by the owner or person in control of the bar with a sign complying with Subsection (b);

(4) a retail or service establishment that:

(A) derives 90 percent or more of its gross revenue on a quarterly (three-month) basis from the sale of tobacco, tobacco products, or smoking implements; and

(B) does not open into any other establishment in which smoking is prohibited under this section;

(5) an unenclosed outdoor seating area of an eating establishment, except that this defense does not apply if:

(A) the outdoor seating area is adjacent to a playground or play area for children; or

(B) the location was posted as a nonsmoking area by the owner or person in control of the establishment with a sign complying with Subsection (b);

(6) a private, rented guest room in a hotel or motel that has been designated as a smoking room by the owner or operator of the hotel or motel; or

(7) a billiard hall that does not open into any other establishment in which smoking is prohibited under this section, except that this defense does not apply if:

(A) any part of the billiard hall is generally accessible by a minor; or

(B) the location was posted as a nonsmoking area by the owner or person in control of the billiard hall with a sign complying with Subsection (b).

(e) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (b) of this section that the establishment or area is a location for which a defense to prosecution is provided under Subsection (d) of this section. (Ord. Nos. 18961; 19648; 21109; 21109; 21614; 25168)

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Legal issues

Kunkle announces motion to dismiss 911 abuse citation

DPD Chief David Kunkle announced late Monday afternoon his office will ask the City Attorney to file a request for dismissal of the abuse of 911 citation issued against BD on Saturday evening.

DPD sources tell BD the original recommendation to dismiss came from DPD Central Chief Brian Harvey. After reviewing the report and citation early Monday morning, he concluded there was no reasonable basis for the citation. One source tells BD that Harvey had a simple way of reviewing the issue with the officer and his staff - You have to convince me why I should not dismiss this ticket.

The patrol officer's contention that he had documention proving BD made too many calls to 911 is raising questions about private scorecards being kept by officers on residents calling for assistance.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Legal issues
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Dallas Fire-Rescue apologizes for not allowing photos of wall-crasher

The Dallas / Fire Rescue Department has apologized to BD for actions taken by a station captain and paramedic to prevent him from photographing the treatment of a 16-year driver just moments after he slammed his car into the wall of a home at Belmont / Matilda two weekends ago.

A memo was issued to all personnel stating that case law does not allow them to prohibit the taking of any photographs in the right of way, no matter the age of the victim.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Legal issues
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