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(This Is Local London)   Handicapped woman kicked out of club after staff decide her crutches are "offensive weapons." Court rules nightclub doesn't have a leg to stand on   ( divider line
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2007-09-21 12:34:15 PM  
I'm leaning towards innocent
2007-09-21 12:40:58 PM  
Offensive weapons?

Rosie Perez's voice in an offensive weapon.
2007-09-21 01:51:32 PM  
2007-09-21 01:52:36 PM  
Crutches are not deadly weapons, but tennis shoes are?
2007-09-21 01:53:49 PM  
Court rules nightclub doesn't have a leg to stand on

2007-09-21 01:53:56 PM  
I'm gonna have to go with -1, Bob. This "leg to stand on" thing shows up in almost every disability thread.
2007-09-21 01:53:57 PM  
LoL, reminds me of this rave I went to.

This kid who obviously had very good friends, rolled him into a rave and posted him in his wheelchair right next to the dance circle watching all the Bboy's dance. Didn't know if he had polio or what, but 1hr later, you can clearly see the guy rolling face.
2007-09-21 01:54:37 PM  
She must be hopping mad.
2007-09-21 01:54:42 PM  
FarkingBastige - unless she's japanese --- then its Irene
2007-09-21 01:55:40 PM  
It is because she is fat. Duh! This is just an attempt to launder the discrimmination. In the same manner, fair housing will let you deny rental to a mexican if you do not say Mexican, but rather "sorry, it is because you are too sloppily dressed". They can also deny rental to gay people and it is legal...

/ guess this means you can't go to a club with a "club" foot as well...
2007-09-21 01:55:44 PM  
The club's reasoning is an Enigma.
2007-09-21 01:56:00 PM  
Cripples don't belong in *DANCE CLUBS* anyway.
2007-09-21 01:56:50 PM  
My advice to you, is when visiting the Hush Enema Club, don't order a Mudslide.
2007-09-21 01:57:05 PM  

2007-09-21 01:57:21 PM  
Nice "bone disease" you got there, tubby. I think the good-looking patrons got "deboned" and made sure you couldn't play their reindeer games.

Seriously though, I'm bigger than her and a shade less pretty and 100x less personable, I imagine. Then again, I don't try to go to clubs. I doubt I'd have any issues though -- men make the clubs money. Women make the clubs money if they make the male patrons spend it. It's a pretty easy concept.
2007-09-21 01:58:14 PM  
Well they had to find out sooner or later this wasn't gonna work.

How do cripples make love?
They rub their crutches together.
2007-09-21 01:58:19 PM  
dark side of the moon: Offensive weapons?

Rosie Perez's voice in an offensive weapon.

Damnit! I had my business plan all set to open several "Rosie Perez Schools of Elocution".

Back to the drawing board...
2007-09-21 01:58:43 PM  
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2007-09-21 01:59:21 PM  
My only regret is that I've got .... boneitis.
2007-09-21 02:01:21 PM  
And there hasn't even been a court ruling. Subby loses.
2007-09-21 02:02:43 PM  
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Separated at birth?
2007-09-21 02:02:59 PM  
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Surely you wouldn't deprive an old man the use of his walking stick?
2007-09-21 02:03:17 PM  
Lexx: Cripples don't belong in *DANCE CLUBS* anyway.

Did you not see that "cripple" on America Has Talent? That guy was amazing.
2007-09-21 02:03:46 PM  
"Crutches are not deadly weapons, but tennis shoes"

Only when they're on the feet of 6 people kicking an unconscious man on the ground tortilla burger.
2007-09-21 02:04:23 PM  
She is fat, she should get a daily jogging routine down.
2007-09-21 02:05:35 PM  

Dexy's Midnight Runners unavailable for comment....
2007-09-21 02:08:19 PM  
My, that's an offensive weapon, that is.
2007-09-21 02:09:54 PM  
Someone photoshop that crazy raver chick with some crutches, please.
2007-09-21 02:10:22 PM  
This is what you get when you allow meatheads with the IQ of a pea control the flow of patrons into your establishment.
2007-09-21 02:11:01 PM  
Lexx: Cripples don't belong in *DANCE CLUBS* anyway. Full Size

Does not agree.

/save a window seat
2007-09-21 02:16:45 PM  
Growing up with a polio survivor for a mother, I learned that indeed, crutches ARE freakin' deadly weapons.

Still can't discriminate on account of them, though, except maybe around MRI machines.

/"Cripples" can do some impressive stuff regardless
//She's a pretty fair downhill skier
2007-09-21 02:18:59 PM  
It sounds to me like a general ban on weapons. What is a crutch? A long metal pole or two. Can metal poles be used as weapons? Absolutely. Since she is handicapped, it could follow that an angry patron could easily grab her crutches and use them against her or someone else. It sucks that one person couldn't go into the club but it was could have been for the protection of many others.
2007-09-21 02:19:35 PM  
Bone disease = Ugly to the bone.
2007-09-21 02:21:22 PM  
Handicapped Handicapable woman kicked out of club

/Hates that term
2007-09-21 02:24:39 PM  
phlegmmo: Handicapped Handicapable woman kicked out of club

/Hates that term

But is it a pet peeve?
2007-09-21 02:25:18 PM  
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2007-09-21 02:26:09 PM  
phlegmmo: Handicapped Handicapable woman kicked out of club

/Hates that term

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2007-09-21 02:30:16 PM  
Let them try and keep her out:
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2007-09-21 02:34:09 PM  
Holy crip he's a crapple!"
2007-09-21 02:34:44 PM  
BAKup: phlegmmo: Handicapped Handicapable woman kicked out of club

/Hates that term

Ummm... I think the P.C. term is now Differently-abled-ness...

All I know is that she's someone's Big Fat Friend. There has to be some guys Non-Discriminating Friend to take care of her.

2007-09-21 02:43:26 PM  
you'd think somebody with a bone disease would take more care in her diet... lest her fourth chin become too much for her jaw to handle.
2007-09-21 03:02:51 PM  
FTA: The Commission said today: "We think it is absolutely ludicrous what had happened. Any unfixed object can be used as a weapon.

I call BS. There is no way this quote came from the mouth of a British government official, unless they were calling for a ban on all unfixed objects.
2007-09-21 03:07:51 PM  
One St. Patrick's Day was spent getting trashed all night in Boston. Outside a bar with a stupid line, we found a single crutch in the trash on the sidewalk, and we moved across the common, taking turns hobbling along with it.

When we got to this club the girls got in fine, but 3 of us (guys) had sneakers. I had the crutch and was poorly faking it out of my own amusement, and they let us in on the condition of finding our friends that got in, and probably figured I wouldn't wear a dress shoe with crutches anyway.

Inside we went to the dance floor and everyone took turns with the crutch, switching legs etc. It was sloppy. But when you're drunk and hate dancing, a crutch changes that attitude quickly. One girl grinding up beside me as her boyfriend stood laughing.

Sadly, sometimes you'll see someone in crutches at a bar have their seat stolen, or get bumped around or have their crutches kicked out from under them by people that don't give a shiat. Can't sit around at home the whole time nursing your leg back.
2007-09-21 03:34:01 PM  
Well, if she dolled 'em up to make 'em look like these:
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...I'd understand

/Mom had cane crutches while she was alive
//Frickin' awesome in my opinion
///Bloodrayne is teh hawt
////Movie kinda sucked tho
2007-09-21 03:38:11 PM  
This sort of thing will happen in a society that punishes with fees and allows lawyers (and victims) to profit from offenses.

People will sue over stupid stuff to make a profit. Companies will go out of their way to avoid being sued. Including being over "protective" or fully denying any responsibility for harm caused by their products and services.

We can be reasonable, OR litigious.
2007-09-21 04:14:18 PM  
What if she was a master of Crip-Fu?

As my retarded ninja master used to say: Ding! Fries are done!
2007-09-21 04:23:20 PM  
Should have just had a "No Fat Chicks" sign out front instead.
2007-09-21 04:32:14 PM  
offensive weapons... lol shes crippled. how are they weapons, when she clearly needs em to stand the hell up.

/window seat please. I get air sick. 0_o
2007-09-21 04:44:49 PM  
"Scroll down for more...a lot... lot more.."

FTFY, Article
2007-09-21 05:47:49 PM  
I came in to see mosh girl with crutches. Disappointed.
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