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AAPD to up Presence at City's Bars

30. July 2004 • Ari Paul
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The Ann Arbor News reports:

Ann Arbor Police will increase patrols downtown this weekend in response to large after-hours brawls in recent weeks outside nightclubs, but officials say the city remains a safe place for nightlife.

One of the managers at Oz (Fifth Ave. between Washington and Liberty) told A.U. reporters that the club had police intervention with one unruly patron at last night’s infamous ‘Reggae Night’. While such a move, combined with the Ann Arbor Police’s already heated conflict with party goers in the Student Ghetto, could be seen as an unprecedented heighting of police presence in city nightlife, it is all too true that violence in area nightspots is on the rise.

  1. Student ghetto??? I believe this is the first time I have seen this term applied to any part of Ann Arbor since moving here in 1990.

    Back in East Lansing in the 1970s and 1980s, “student ghetto” was widely understood among politicos as the apartment and rooming house neighborhoods surrounding MSU and downtown.
       —Larry Kestenbaum    Jul. 30 '04 - 06:47PM    #