Dear Editor, Following the trouble at Rehab Bar this writer has been waiting for any comment from the Police as to any suggestion that serving already intoxicated patrons might lead to violence fuelled by the legal drug alcohol.
e recall Police spokesman Trevor Pitt, when asked why there had never been a prosecution of a liquor outlet for continuing to serve a drunk customer who then went out and was involved in a road crash, telling us that the Police needed “proof” of continuing to serve.
Mr Pitt now please tell the public if the same level of investigation that is
on-going in respect of the alleged criminal alcohol-fuelled violence, is
on-going into any possible breach by Rehab of the conditions of its liquor
are we, as a community, happy with decades long treating the symptoms and not
the cause of the violence over the years at this and other bars?
(Name and address supplied)
goodness we have people of the calibre of Teherenui Koteka on Rarotonga, who
singlehandedly started a petition questioning the injustice of bail conditions
set by the court recently, with regard to that vicious brawl at Rehab.
that petition and subsequent public outcry prompted a very positive response by
Police and the courts, and tougher action has been seen to take place by those parties,
but this situation should never have been allowed to get this far.