When Orlando city leaders first convened the Cabarets Task Force in December, the group delved into research about places that remained open past 2 a.m. and how better lighting could discourage crime downtown.
But after the mass shooting at Pulse last month, the group’s focus is shifting to comprise a look at security measures that are finest to keep guns from the establishments that are filled. Is it time for the city of Orlando to take this step?
The task force, composed of the city’s downtown development board and nightclub owners, met for the first time since the June 12 massacre on Tuesday. About 20 minutes elapsed before any mention of Beat, the gay club where 49 people were gunned down by a shooter equipped with a rifle. [Continue reading]