Philly Lawmaker Moves to Ban Bulletproof Glass in Businesses

GinnyReed, BlueLivesMatter, November 28, 2017

Philadelphia councilwoman Cindy Bass has introduced a controversial bill that would require business owners to take down any bulletproof glass they have in their businesses, and not allow future installation.

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“If the glass comes down, the crime rate will rise and there will be lots of dead bodies,” [Rich Kim, the owner of Broad Deli,] said.

Bass was more concerned about customer’s feelings, and said her constituents shouldn’t have to suffer the indignity of shopping through bulletproof glass.

She said that she is trying to put some type of control on these small stores, which she claimed sell booze, very little food, and caused a lot of trouble in her district.

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[Business owner] Choe, who runs a non-profit that supports Korean-owned businesses, said that he planned to raise $100,000 to fight the bill.

“I do think it’s a bad bill that will endanger Korean Americans,” he said.

Bass said that she is fighting for her constituents.

Choe responded to Bass, and said the “bill targets Korean Americans.”

Bass denied Choe’s allegation.

“Absolutely not. I find that offensive,” Bass said.

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Cindy Bass

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