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Christopher’s Law

A bill aimed at protecting patrons from unnecessary violent acts by bouncers at Kentucky bars and the implementation of safety requirements and training

State Representative Lisa Willner of Jefferson County’s 35th district in process of filing “Christopher’s Law”

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Nashville bar death investigation reveals 4 of 6 security guards who killed a man were unlicensed by the state

In August 2021, 22-year-old Dallas Jordan Barrett, was murdered by six bouncers at Dierks Bentley Whiskey Row in Nashville, Tenn. Security guards held him down for close to 10 minutes and he died of asphyxiation. All 6 security guards have been indicted for the death of Barrett. However, during the investigation into Barrett’s murder, recordsContinue reading “Nashville bar death investigation reveals 4 of 6 security guards who killed a man were unlicensed by the state”

House Bill 207 filed on two-year anniversary of Christopher’s death

On the second anniversary of a constituent’s death after an altercation with a bouncer at Nowhere Bar in Louisville, state Rep. Lisa Willner filed legislation today designed to increase training and other safe-hiring standards for those hired to provide security at bars and nightclubs.  If enacted by the General Assembly, her bill would be calledContinue reading “House Bill 207 filed on two-year anniversary of Christopher’s death”

Bouncers regularly hired via text and through social media with no training

The need for Christopher’s Law has revealed so many gaps in the hiring and training process for bouncers and security personnel at bars and nightclubs. “It is absolutely disturbing to think that your safety when going to a bar, nightclub or popular event is dependent on people who have no training,” said Nicholas Clark, husbandContinue reading “Bouncers regularly hired via text and through social media with no training”

Bouncers undergo training after deadly punch kills customer

Nick Clark, Christopher McKinney’s widow, wants to create Christopher’s Law in his late husband’s honor. He hopes the law will protect patrons from “bad bouncers.” Inside Golem Security Services, a very specific training is underway. It’s the beginning of the end of bad bouncer hires, the CEO hopes.  “A lot of people think unfortunately that inContinue reading “Bouncers undergo training after deadly punch kills customer”

Share your story

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of bouncer/security abuse, assault, or inappropriate physical contact at a bar or nightclub, we want to hear your story. It is imperative to collect others’ stories as they will show that Christopher’s Law is indeed needed. Many have already shared their stories about their experiencesContinue reading “Share your story”

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