Watch out for them punk kids staying off the street…

Thank you, Dallas Police Gang Unit.

I was at a house show on Saturday night. For those of you who don’t know what a house show is, it’s what happens when a couple bands wanna play a show and there’s no venue available, so someone says “Hey! Play at my house!” The local bands on the bill were Trifle Tower and The Undoing of David Wright, as well as an out of town band called Ari Ari.

The shows usually work pretty much the same as a BYOB house party with a live band playing and are usually a lot of fun. Despite BYOB policies, there is also usually pretty rampant underage drinking.

I was sitting in the back yard at this particular show, half-drunk, talking to some guy whose name escapes me, when I looked up and someone was shining a flashlight in my face. Dallas Police Gang Unit!

Typically, if and when the cops show up, it’s a noise complaint. But here, part of town and the fact that there were a BUNCH of kids hanging around equals GANG VIOLENCE!! At first, it was a serious party-killer, but the police seemed to pick up pretty quickly on the fact that we weren’t doing anything wrong as everyone was cooperating and were all still pretty chatty as they “raided” the party. Not to bash these guys – they were just doing their job. And they left us alone when they discovered that the only thing going on was loud music and underage drinking.

5 Comments so far

  1. incognato (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 9:11 am

    Glad to hear they didn’t bust your chops too hard.

  2. Vicarbo (unregistered) on July 8th, 2005 @ 12:52 pm

    i find it ammusing that they left you alone when there was “only” underage drinking and loud music. when i hear that an image of super troopers pops into my head

  3. Valerie (unregistered) on August 30th, 2005 @ 5:39 am

    It never happened like that at my homeboy Speedy’s parties. Oh yeah i forgot, its because was a EAST SIDE CRIP from Bryan Adams High School huh?

  4. ADNAN (unregistered) on November 21st, 2005 @ 8:58 pm

    Does anyone know of a dog theft ring going on in central Dallas? I had two dogs stolen last Friday November 11 off of Vickery and McMillan and have heard of people stealing dogs for either reward money or fighting. How would I get in touch with the gang unit to investigate? There is a reward offered but I don’t know where to start. Any help would be appreciated.

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