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Comfort Zone Busted in Early Morning Raid (Again)

No, you're not experiencing a freaky episode of dĂŠjĂ vu.

Last weekend, in what some deemed to be an excessive use of force, the Comfort Zone was raided by police, resulting in a large number of drug-related arrests.

But the venue was quick bounce back and to return to business as usual when they opened again this weekend.

This morning, however, the notorious after hours was again raided by police, this time resulting in the arrests of three people (two who are charged with the possession and sale of ecstasy, GHB, and other drugs; and one man was arrested on an outstanding immigration-related warrant).

It's fairly obvious that the police are making a concerted effort to send a message to those that frequent the place. The bust last week wasn't a one shot raid, and police are apparently still in crackdown mode.

Unable to get the Comfort Zone shut down for years, might it be that police have been forced to resort to repeated raids to essentially scare the club's patrons and dealers into giving up on the joint?

If they do continue their efforts to make the venue a well-known heat score, isn't this just going to push things into some other venue(s) in the city?

UPDATE: I've already had to unpublish one comment, in which an anonymous poster cursed and made derogatory statements about police (calling them ****ing pigs and making statements about police officers deserving to die). Intelligent, constructive debate is welcome here. Regardless of your anger or beliefs regarding this issue, we have to ask that you please keep your comments respectful, or they'll be removed and/or the comments closed.

Photo: Something is Up (last week's raid) by Mike Stroud


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