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TV Report on Racy Broad Ripple Club Flyers Sparks Online uproar
TV Report on Racy Broad Ripple Club Flyers Sparks Online uproar
By Cori Faklaris / indystar.com
Jul 22, 2014

Do thongs equal trouble? Social media has been in an uproar since a FOX59 report seemed to draw a connection between raunchy club promotions and the recent spate of violence in Broad Ripple Village.

Gary Coons, chief of Indianapolis' Department of Homeland Security, told "NewsPoint" host Nicole Pence that the images and videos of nearly naked women used to promote certain DJs and night spots -- Landsharks and NYX in particular -- bring in the wrong kind of people.

"What kind of crowd are you trying to bring in to this environment when you show that type of images? Is it really a crowd wanting to spend time with friends, or are you trying to sell sex and those kind of things?" said Coons in the WXIN-TV report.

Of course, some viewers heard "kind of crowd" as synonymous with "black crowd." That fed into a widespread perception among African Americans that they're not welcome in Broad Ripple clubs -- whether on "Wave Wednesday" or any other night.

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