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Comcast Center in the spotlight

Mansfield selectmen to address security at venue

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How should Comcast Center officials respond to a flurry of recent trouble at the venue?

The Comcast Center has been plagued by problems as of late, including underage drinking in the parking lot, alleged physical and sexual assaults at the venue, and two deaths in the wake of the Identity Festival.

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Posted: Monday, August 6, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 1:39 am, Thu Aug 9, 2012.

MANSFIELD - The Comcast Center has been plagued by problems as of late, including underage drinking, alleged physical and sexual assaults at the venue and two drug-related deaths in the wake of the rave-style Identity Festival.

On Wednesday, selectmen will meet with Police Chief Arthur O'Neill and Fire Chief Neal Boldrighini to address the mounting chaos and re-evaluate security measures at the entertainment venue. Comcast Center officials will be notified of the discussion.

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4 comments:

  • GaryJohnson posted at 5:40 pm on Mon, Aug 6, 2012.

    GaryJohnson Posts: 3493

    Searching every vehicle? If we have come to that point, here's a better solution.

    Cancel the concerts where people have proven in years past they can't behave themselves.

    This "Rave" being first on the list. You got your bite at the apple, and you screwed it up. Neither the patrons of this event nor the planners did their job in being reasonble. Find another venue.

    I think with the deaths, the arrests and those that were hospitalized we can say the benefit of having this event at this venue is a threat to pubic safety, not just for event goers, but for the public at large.

    How many DUI's left that event that DIDN'T get caught?

     
  • cabo posted at 10:19 am on Mon, Aug 6, 2012.

    cabo Posts: 2

    A little something the Nanny State Selectman should keep in mind:

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

     
  • perfectharmnygmailcom posted at 7:45 am on Mon, Aug 6, 2012.

    perfectharmnygmailcom Posts: 9

    I agree. Past incidents of drugs being taken into a venue do not count as cause to search every vehicle.

    The Comcast Center needs to stop being cheap and cutting back payroll, and get more security on staff. There's no way they "can't afford it." If they're that concerned with money, get rid of the waitstaff in that stupid VIP section. Security is way more necessary than that.

     
  • misjif posted at 1:46 am on Mon, Aug 6, 2012.

    misjif Posts: 1

    So let's be honest, while we all believe something needs to be done, let us not forget our civil rights.
    Excuse me Mr Selectman but searching of vehicles with out cause is against the law and invades our civil rights and privacy. You need to have a cause to search a vehicle, just driving into a private business doesn't make it right.
    I understand your concerns but we also need to be realistic.
    Get your police forces and security increased so they aren't under staffed.
    10,000 to 100 or even 200 is a bit lop-sided.