Club in Downtown Must Go.
It's good that someone is finally
talking about Club Blue, located at Pacific and Harwood Streets in Downtown
Dallas. It?s time to shut the doors or make them change their ways.
DMN's Jason Trahan does a good job exposing this club as
a public nuisance. He talks about community and DPD concerns with Club
lot of people (under 30) in the Black community view
me as a resource and an outlet for political info as well as a place to
vent because they feel I might run for office one day.
They remind me of that at every function I attend. Whether I run for Council or
not is subject to debate, one thing that is not debatable
is that Club Blue needs to be closed and operated as something other than
The Club owner
uses the defense that ?every club has problems, the
police are picking at us and it?s not our fault?.
That just doesn?t hold water.
The problem started when
Blue began catering to a very young crowd of 18 and
up. That?s when the crime escalated.
I know people who were very angry
because they paid more than $500 for VIP passes,
but just months after the club opened the
owners let it go down the tubes.
Blaming the crime on a
parking lot or people congregating is not the problem? it?s
the club owner's clientele causing the problem.
When you combine 18 year
olds with alcohol and selective security, your club IS a time bomb
waiting to happen as the Officer states in Trahan's
Question: If you have a party at your house
and let someone drink until their sloshed and they drive away and kill
someone, you are responsible. This is the same deal. If someone leaves a
drug house and gets killed across the street in a drug deal,
they are responsible. Club Blue should be held to the same standard.
I am working with others in the Black community to
get rid of hot-sheet motels in the Southern Sector.
At one motel, we had one murder of a motel patron. We
couldn?t pin him to the motel because allegedly the motel
owners had the victim stripped of his clothes,
literally dragged a half block away and left, so the murder wouldn?t be
attributed to the motel. People
witnessed the activity but
are too scared to testify. At a second murder,
the victim was stripped but police found
his body in the motel room
before he could be moved.
When you kick unruly people out of a club and let them loose on the community,
you should be held accountable for their actions (especially when they
act out right across the street!).
is the type of mayhem that happens regularly at Blue that is never reported.
The following are rough edits; please
forgive the slang and grammar. I cleaned them up as not to offend anyone but
these are the types of things I get about Blue. Actual
stories, not hearsay. I wish I had saved
them all, but here?s a few.
After the club
me and my boyfriend were walking across the
first parking lot at Blue, when
some guy reached out and grabbed
my neck and asked me my name and number.
I looked at the dude like WTF.
My boyfriend snatched his hand off my neck! The
dude and his 7 friends got pissed! So I put myself between my dude and
the guy who grabbed my neck and
said "Baby, let?s (leave).
They ain?t worth it."
We proceeded to my SUV and all of a sudden I said ?Baby,
I swear those guys are following us." I
turned around quick and got a head count of 11 and asked my dude to remove
his platinum chain and watch and give to me because I can see it's
about to be some trouble! We made
it to the truck, and I get in and my dude gets
in on the passenger side. The guy reaches
in and sucker punches my boyfriend!
He turned to me and said,
"Baby, I am going to get out. You
just drive off, and I will meet you somewhere
around here when I break free if possible."
He slammed the truck door and got out,
and I looked in front of my truck and counted 16 guys ready to rumble.
My guy asked ?so ya'll want to jump somebody??
They responded "Hell,
yeah, that?s how we get down."
I was supposed to drive off but couldn?t.
I saw a dude sneaking around by my side of the door to make his way
around the back of my truck where my dude was fighting and I kicked my
door open to hit him in the face jumped out with his necklace around my
fist. He sucker punched me!!!
Hetried to snatch the necklace.
I broke free to run across the lot to Blue security outside.
They said that they could not help him in the parking lot and I
needed to dial 911. They club security was just watching across the
They did pull down his ponytail and he caught a blow to the side of his
head. My truck was dinged up badly,
but I got it fixed. This
is why I want you to tell the whole story... everything that I have done
and the people of Dallas and this is what comes out of it...? I got sucker
punched and these guys thought it was cute! Man,
this is a hot mess and I hate the way things are going down? one of my
models got her car stolen and he was caught on 30 at a gas station!
When is all this going to stop?
All because a guy didn?t get my name or number.
Does the club
allow drug use? Maybe so?. Here?s another comment.
I?ve been only
once. The one time I went there, I was almost high off the contact
(marijuana smoke). I had to wash my hair thrice to get the smell out.
I went to
Blue on my birthday.
I was told by the bouncers that I couldn?t even have my birthday
money on my shirt because I would get robbed. There
were 3 people rolling joints on the window ledge in VIP.
Ain?t no d--- security
I live close to Blue, and just the crowd in the parking lot
is enough to turn you away.
The only way to make a club tight is to stop appealing to
the 18ish crowd ...
some of those folks love to pay
$15 to go fight at the club...
opens night clubs touting them as "upscale";
deliberately targets younger crowds; then is forced
to close down due to excessive crime/violence; and comes back reincarnated in
the form of another "upscale" nightclub. ?He's
made a lot of money from Blue, but it is now a serious problem that needs to
disappear. So, I say, ?The future of DT Dallas is far more important to me
than your bank account." To the City of Dallas I say stop giving this guy
funding and permits so that he can open up these 'crime magnets' in Dallas!!!"
Others suggested that these clubs
don?t operate as initially advertised
I have written about these types of places in previous
articles. The now-closed Club Suavemente (Mockingbird), DMX, Escapade and
Kaoba (all in NW Dallas) are other examples. According to my contacts, Club
Blue is one of the worst offenders. And the crime stats
that Trahan cites support that assumption.
The owners of Blue have clubs in other parts of the city and don?t have
these problems. Why does Club Blue?
I personally talked to the father of Joseph Davis (no relation), the young man
who was stomped to death in October after a downtown party.
Dallas police Monday were
investigating the brutal beating death of a teenager who had recently
moved to the area.
Police said Joseph Davis, 18, died
in a parking lot Sunday on the east side of downtown Dallas after a fight
They said he was hanging around
with two relatives when a group of as many as 20 men surrounded and began
beating him at around 2:30 a.m.
The relatives escaped, but Davis
died in the attack....
Talking to him for
those 15 minutes was heartbreaking. I will do everything I can to make sure
no other parent goes through that anguish because of
some irresponsible club owner.
The Club Blue owners might mean well, and I wish
them well in their other ventures, but enough is enough.