Safeguarding Public Venues
Security, Public Safety, Crime Prevention
Large crowds gather at concerts with the expectations of enjoying a good show, but often times people let safety slip their minds at these venues. A growing number of songs are mentioning drinking-related content in their lyrics, and it is no secret that large amounts of alcohol are being consumed at these events. The combination of large crowds and alcohol often times does not mix as well as the rum and coke that is being ingested. A couple of recent events highlight some of the major public safety concerns at concert:
Alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl: During the July 26 Keith Urban show in Massachusetts, more than 50 people were placed in protective custody and another 46 people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses. Among one of the many incidents at the concert, an 18-year-old male was charged with the rape of a 17-year-old girl that took place on the lawn section of the concert. Upon recounting the event, a witness stated that they saw the act take place, took pictures of the unusual event, and moved on because they thought the act was consensual.
Man found dead: A 22 year old man, Cory Barron, disappeared during the July 18 Jason Aldean concert at Cleveland’s Progressive Field and was found dead in a local landfill days after friends reported him missing. The man was reportedly intoxicated at the time of the incident and many unanswered questions remain about what really occurred, but police are exploring the theory that Barron may have accidentally fallen down a garbage chute.
Alcohol may be at the root of many of the public safety threats that are occurring at these concerts, but let’s face the facts; alcohol is here to stay...
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