Q: How can I go about getting a local bar shut down due to criminal activity? Multiple shootings happen at this bar.
The bar is in my neighborhood and I am sick of the crime it brings.
In some limited cases, you can bring a claim for nuisance against the bar and seek to enjoin it from operating. This is typically done by the municipality, sometimes by a community development clinic or other non-profit, and very infrequently done by private individuals.
While you certainly can pursue legal options, you may wish to contact your local government as well. Often that can be a much more effective route, especially for an individual, than pursuing a court case.
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