Letters to the Editor

July 23, 2014

Wrong place for 18-year-old

The Monday Belleville News- Democrat news report: "An 18-year-old man is dead ... leaving a nightclub in Washington Park ... at 3:32 a.m. ... 30 bullets struck the vehicle the victim was inside of."

My questions about this disturbing, tragic news were not addressed by this above-the-fold, front-page article. This print location in the paper would seem to indicate the importance of this story, yes?

Why is a nightclub open at 3:30 a.m.?

How is it that an 18-year-old was in the nightclub at all?

Or was he left in the hot car with the windows closed while the men in their 20s were inside?

Has the nightclub been closed or lost its liquor license for serving a minor?

David J. Busse

Maryville

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