‘It gets ugly’ : Video of Morristown council debating conditions for Dark Horse license

In these short video clips, Morristown council members debate the need for the Dark Horse Lounge to hire an off-duty cop, and the precedent of such a requirement.

“It gets ugly,” Councilman Michael Elms said of closing time outside the Dark Horse.

The council ultimately voted 5-1  to impose the condition from midnight to 2 am, Thursdays through Saturdays.  Councilwoman Michelle Dupree Harris cast the lone dissenting vote, saying she wanted input from the police.  Councilwoman Raline Smith-Reid was absent.

This Aug. 13, 2014, vote followed a 6-0 decision to renew the license of Sona Thirteen without mandating any police moonlighting.

Attorney Robert Williams and Patrick Walsh of the Dark Horse Lounge make their case to the Morristown council. Photo by Scott Schlosser

Attorney Robert Williams and Patrick Walsh of the Dark Horse Lounge make their case to the Morristown council. Photo by Scott Schlosser



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