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Councilman Wants Hearing On Club Pandemonium After Deaths

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Club Pandemonium in Detroit is under fire after two bouncer deaths. (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

Club Pandemonium in Detroit is under fire after two bouncer deaths. (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

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DETROIT (WWJ) The owners of a popular nightclub in downtown Detroit may be called before City Council to answer questions about safety after the deaths of two security guards.

Bouncers have been murdered in two separate incidents at Club Pandemonium this year and Councilman Ken Cockrel, and others, say it’s time to find out what’s going on at the club on East Congress.

“It seems to me this should be looked at for the potential of there being a show cause hearing to demonstrate why it shouldn’t be shut down because it’s a nuisance to the community,” Cockrel said.

Most recently, family man Lou Ferrin, 41, was stabbed to death during an altercation at the club September 23. Mild-mannered Ferrin was preparing to become a grandfather.

Carolyn Warrior, the mother of Marcel Jackson, a security guard killed there in June, is planning a rally against violence at the club beginning at noon Saturday.

“I want to see the Pandemonium closed down, it’s supposed to be a place for fun and entertainment, but it’s a slaughterhouse because so many people have been killed there,” Warrior said. “And they take business as usual, you kill someone — the next day they’re operating in business.”

 

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