New safety rules proposed for Greensboro nightclubs

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro City Council committee has recommended safety requirements for entertainment venues that experience at least two major crimes within a year, the Greensboro News & Record reports.

Nightclubs with just one or no “serious violent crimes” would not be subject to the proposed guidelines, the News & Record reports.

“Serious violent crimes” would include murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, the paper reports.

Police Chief Ken Miller had requested that the council decide upon new safety requirements for large clubs.  Some suggestions included state-licensed security or a number of guards proportional to the number of patrons, according to the paper.

If a club were to fall under the ordinance, it would be subject to the stricter rules for two years.

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