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Fights at Main Street Bar

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Police called for two fights at Main Street bar

Police responded to a fight outside the Main Street Bar and Grill at 701 Main St. around 12:30 a.m. Friday. The fight involved two women quarreling over a man, said Cpl. Ike Hammonds of the Cape Girardeau Police Department. One of the women sustained lacerations to the face when she was hit in the forehead with a beer bottle, Hammonds said. Police arrested her assailant but released her later pending issuance of a citation. A half-hour later, police returned to 701 Main St. following a report of shots being fired. An officer arrived to find "numerous people" engaged in a brawl, according to police reports. To gain entrance, police had to push past the crowds fleeing the bar, Hammonds said. When they did so, they discovered overturned chairs, tables, and broken glass strewn about the interior. The debris spread to the sidewalk outside, where litter and even loose clothing had to be cleaned up. Three people suffered injuries and were transported to the hospital. No arrests have been made yet in connection with the incident.

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That's what bars are good for.For my part they could close all the bars.They're nothing but trouble.There's nothing good that goes on in these establishments.

-- Posted by lindagayle on Sat, Sep 8, 2007, at 8:21 AM

hummmm, if this were a bar frequented by african americans, it would be shut down.

-- Posted by jlj on Sat, Sep 8, 2007, at 10:06 AM

as to the last comment....it was a fight that was between all black people....there is no racial difference when everyone around here grew up together and people just get involved looking out for their friends...fights occur when certain people cant handle themselves when in certain situations

-- Posted by jhs_warrior on Sat, Sep 8, 2007, at 11:01 PM

Amen jhs_warrior,

Sounds like it was a brawl involving too much alcohol and led to a situation that got out of control.

Makes no difference if they were white or black too much can drinking lead to a bad outcome.

-- Posted by stcharleslady on Sun, Sep 9, 2007, at 7:56 PM

to JLJ:

I don't think it really mattered if it was black or white. The racism argument is slowing becoming a tired issue. It's reaching the point that it is becoming a lazy excuse for people that have no substantial argument to stand on. Honestly, people are growing are tired of it - black, white, hispanic, asian, other.

I raise my children to judge people on their character, not skin color. I know most people over 30 grew up in an environment where the racism from previous generations was still around, but the children of today/adults of tomorrow are (mostly) being brought up to look past skin color. If you don't believe me just go look in school classrooms today. It is such a diverse group of kids, and they don't care about race. At my daughter's last B-day party we had 3 or 4 kids come whose parent's spoke little or no english, but the kids are all best friends.

It's the adults that are keeping the racism issue alive. Time to let it go...

-- Posted by libra7 on Mon, Sep 10, 2007, at 10:18 AM

Well said Libra7.

-- Posted by calypso12 on Mon, Sep 10, 2007, at 10:46 AM

Since when did the Taste Lounge re-open?

-- Posted by NoDisclosure on Mon, Sep 10, 2007, at 10:48 AM

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