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Black Man Killed At "Skinhead Nazi Strip Club" in East St. Louis. Then it Gets Weird...

Of all the places to open a nightclub that advertises "Hot Girls, Cold Beer" and supposedly only allows white people to enter, East St. Louis, Illinois has to be at the bottom of the list of likely locations.

Not only is the city's population 98 percent African-American, it also prohibits "sexually explicit" businesses from holding liquor licenses.

And yet, according to the family of a Bethalto man who was killed in a bizarre incident this past October, City Nights is just such a club.

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The Belleville News-Democrat has been all over this case, which only seems to get stranger as more details emerge. You know, details involving a car chase, a stoning, a swastika tattoo, and a Taser.

The paper's latest filing comes in the wake of a protest held at the club on Sunday and cites a flier sent out by the victim's family to promote the rally.

As for the back story, Anthony Rice was out with his brother Aubrey celebrating the latter's birthday when they were lured by the siren song of a neon sign:
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Anthony Rice and his son A'sean via bnd.com
"They decided to stop at City Nights, which advertised Girls. Girls. Girls. They had never been there before. They did not realize this was a white-only bar. This club is owned and operated by Woodrow and Gail Allen of Dupo," the flier said.

The Rice brothers "were turned away at the door and taunted with racial comments by the manager at City Nights and "club bouncers who threw rocks at them and attacked them with Tasers," the flier said...

"The one who chased them with a Taser had a shaved head and a swastika tattooed on his neck (Skinhead Nazi). The son of the owners got into his truck and chased after the group, running over and killing Anthony Rice who was trying to run away on foot," the flier said.
East St. Louis mayor and liquor commissioner Alvin Parks ordered the club closed immediately (the Rice incident happened shortly after he'd come under fire for his handling of East St. Louis' nightclub-related violence) and the investigation into Rice's death is on-going. No charges have been filed.

Meanwhile, the family continues to protest (as do a group of local high-school students) and maintains that Rice's killing should be considered a hate crime.
Family members contend Anthony Rice's death Oct. 3 was racially motivated and that the club welcomed whites only.

Student Shaniece Ayers read a letter aloud that expressed the concerns of the law and civic participation class at Vincent Gray Academy about City Nights, which is owned by Woody and Gail Allen and at 1100 S. Eighth St. in the Rush City neighborhood. The family also owns Miss Kitty's, a business that boasts show girls in Washington Park. Repeated attempts to reach the Allens for comment have been unsuccessful.
Perhaps even more intriguing, though, is the debate the City Nights incident has sparked about the mayor's handling of strip clubs and liquor licenses in East Boogie.
Parks, who also serves as the liquor commissioner, told Ayers there are no sexually explicit businesses operating in East St. Louis. He said the ordinance is clear. "No sexually explicit business can operate with a liquor license. And, no liquor selling establishment can have a sexually explicit business," Parks said.

Councilman Delbert Marion disagreed with Parks, saying there are two sexually explicit businesses operating in East St. Louis: City Nights and another business at First Street and St. Clair Avenue.
And then the mayor attempted the best bit of political spin this side of Bill Clinton:

Parks responded saying that whether the business is sexually explicit "is subject to interpretation. Are they stripping?" Parks asked.

To clear up the matter, maybe the mayor should visit this website, which advertises City Nights' "$25 Private Dances."

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29 comments
Mndahanh
Mndahanh

I know Reginald Allen very well and I know that he is a sorry excuse for a man and he likes beating on women who can't defend themselves. I know he is capable of running that man over and he probably did, but I do not believe it was because he was black. It could have been over an argument or drugs but I know that him being black was not the reason behind this tragedy. Whatever the reason he should be behind bars right now, and even if he didn't kill that man he has done other things that are ridiculous and sickening.

little white boy
little white boy

So they were nazi, because of a shaved head and tattoo. Well i have seen swastika on blacks,ummm. People need to get off this everytime a white guy stomps a black it is a hate crime. Cuz until it is seen the same way as when a mob of lil black wannabe gangbangers stomps a white kid is looked at as a hate crime. And whyvis it that every time you look at the news it is always some black guys mom screaming that my kid was such a good kid, and never got in trouble. I think that it is time for people to see the real picture, and stop playing the white guilt card, and stop allowing blacks to use this race card. Cuz i tell you if i was to take a stroll threw washington park, i would probally go home lumped up, cuz i am white. So what is good for the goose is good for the gander. If blacks can have areas that are known for not letting other races in, well the so can the whites. And this junk about repreations, lol, aint no one reading this own a slave or even know one personally. Get over it, the black community has set the way the world veiws them with all there gangs, hip hop, and whinning, and if they wanted to be accepted as civilized people, then they should start acting like it and police there people and not allow them to act like they do. Until then and equal rights for whites, i stand boots together and one arm in the air.

Anonymous
Anonymous

a ms that made the comment they did not re-enter they was out side did they tell u they kick him no if u wasnt there then how could u go off that get both sdides the dude is wrong accept it he should get life now u said two wrongs dont make a right well try 4wrongs they tryed to say they was close then tryed to take they money and called them out they name and kicked the victim now tell me who wrong. then he ran him over if that was ur child then u would not think the same and the lil guy in cahokia was freinds with the guy your freind ran over see how the world so short

nyc bx saint
nyc bx saint

GOD IS LOVE AND WE SHOULD FORGIVE NOT JUDGE. GOD BLESS THIS MAN SOUL!!!!

anonoymous
anonoymous

Its 2010 and were still battling with black/white power!!! We need to come together for the sake of all kind..mankind and humankind!!! If God only wanted whites....guess what?! We will all give account as to what we've done here!!! "You shall reap what you sow!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Anonymous:

Can each and everyone of you learn how to love one another and forgive. If each and everyone of us cannot forgive others for the wrong that we do, than who are we to pass judgement on anyone. If you do not forgive them, than you are no better than them who committed this hurtful, inexcusable crime. Only God can judge, commit and pass sentence on everyone of us.

Lucci
Lucci

Black power!!! Skin head b**ches

justin
justin

Police records clearly show that the man who killed Anthony Rice is Reginald O. Allen of Dupo, Il. He has one of the most extensive criminal records (asaults, drugs, weapons) ever seen (go to st claire county court records and see for yourself) Despite the Coroner's Inquest he is still walking around free. It is hard to believe that if Anthony were white and Reginald Allen black that he would still be free. Whats called for is justice for Anthony and justice for Reginald Allen.

Angel
Angel

Thank you, Lisar. You took the words right out of my mouth.

lisar
lisar

king killer,ragnar,and any other racist motherf**ker who has something to say! I am pretty sure you all are white males which mean this is why you feel this way! Go straight to hell! That was a good man that got killed. he was, a son, a father, a brother, and a very nice person who did not deserve to die! he had a bright future a head of him! I bet any amount of moey he was doing better than so white power my ass and kill yo self, cause if i knew who you where i would make you eat those words you f**king low lifes!

Angel
Angel

Just kill yourself, King killer. You're worthless to the world. You truly are scum and the world would be a much better place without you.

Angel
Angel

Wow. How pathetic, King Killer. Just kill yourself. You're worthless to the world.

Angel
Angel

Wow. How pathetic, King Killer.

king killer
king killer

kill the black fucking colours shoot the black

Anonymous
Anonymous

kill the black fucking colours shoot him no the head

racist card
racist card

ok so now this man was killed by nazis? skinheads? get real so i am a white male in my twentys...if i went to club casino or whatever the hell that club is and got killed would everyone say i got killed by the black panthers????? no they would prolly say i was a young white kid who went down the wrong path and was selling drugs or something.....get off your high horse and stop always pulling the racist card. ridiculous.

justin
justin

East St. Louis nightclub City Nights goes up in flames Kristen Gosling Date last updated: 12/23/2009 2:27:58 A nightclub in East St. Louis that had been recently closed because of an ongoing investigation went up in flames. Someone was recently killed outside City Nights. View photos of the fire

By Mike Garrity

KSDK -- A nightclub in East St. Louis that had been recently closed because of an ongoing investigation went up in flames.

View photos of the fire

Firefighters got a call around 12:29 a.m. that City Nights at 1100 8th Street was on fire.

When firefighters arrived the flames were shooting out of the building. Crews were able to knock down the flames and no one was injured.

The fire chief said he would not speculate on what started the fire.

By 10a.m., a state fire investigator was on scene taking pictures, starting to dig through the shell of what was.

The club had recently been shut down, its liquor license suspended.

East St. Louis authorities were investigating after a 23-year-old named Anthony Rice was run over by a vehicle and killed outside the club back in October.

Rice's friends and relatives claim it was a racially motivated attack that they say involved nightclub staff

Wednesday morning, when asked about the fire, an attorney for Rice's family told us, "the family condemns violence of any kind, is calling for a thorough fire investigation," and looking at pictures "suspects" the fire could have been set.

Meanwhile, we've not yet heard from the club's owner.

Wednesday morning we tried to talk to him, first at another club he owns in Washington Park, and then at his home nearby.

East St. Louis fire officials say the owner did visit the scene during the fire fight early Wednesday.

Gary Busey
Gary Busey

knows both points, you are quite possibly the dumbest person on the Internet. Try to spell more simple words incorrectly in your next post. Also, please capitalize random words.

It's hilarious how stupid you are. Thanks for the entertainment.

knows both points
knows both points

This is a very sad thing that happened to your family. I am a young White women. I have seen my family members dead lifeless body laying on the ground at Cahokia High he was murdered By a Black Man. I have 12 mixed neices and nephews. I know almost everyone in that club that night. They are far from raciest.they are very good people with familys. The bouncer and Manager I have know for years and both have dated Black women and been very close friends with black men. I dont think this was a hate crime, Being I know most of the points . Not once in here does it state the the young man kileed was being ruff and asked to leave. I am aware his brother was there also. why did they re-enter the club with a gun. two wrongs dont make a right. dont hate them it just continues to hurt inside nothing is going to bring him back. My brother did nothing and he was killed but god will judge the young man last i knew none of us are god !!! My prayers are with everyone. Take the guns off the street so there are more family that dont hurt like this one!

FoolsGold
FoolsGold

So instead of a "Freedom Rider" he was some sort of "Freedom Leerer"?

Anonymous
Anonymous

I'm a black man from East St. Louis whom by the way is a very positive product of this so call bad society. The mayor is dead wrong and only putting on a show probably because he's been taking kick backs which by the way is illegal. Parks you're not a mayor or a leader you're no better than Carl Officer who is crooked too! You two guy are the worst thing that could have happened to the East St. Louis community. Why would you do your own kind this way?, you are a shame to our race to let this go on an continue to make excuses. Mr. Parks you need to "Man-Up" and take a stand for what's right for the people who are suffering and not allow this to continue. Please stop this kind a behavior, you're doing nothing more than killing the hope of so many...it's a shame. I'm sure your church going mother isn't proud of you right about now...

Denial
Denial

yeah, and the "club" didn't have any animosity toward black folk even though they had a "whites only policy" in East St Louis of all fuggin places.  Sure Mac, sure.

laxx1559
laxx1559

@little white boy Do these boots have red laces? Is the arm in the air at a 45 degree angle, with a open hand?

Ygutta
Ygutta

Look its not a white and black thing.the guy who killed him need to face his responsibly for his actions. and about the jumping thing in washington park well if u know its a bad place and on that point the guy who killed him have a stripe club in the same spot so how u sound on here. Know some facts before u speak kid. Now ever time u tun on the news u hear white boys shooting up schools,killing they're family come on now its not a black&white thing its life. Dont pull no race card the white ppl is the one always using the law now when we do it its a problem. If it was on the other foot would u wouldve said anything about it. like u said. No! so ummm u need to get a brainstorm and think

Kksapuss
Kksapuss

Pure unadulterated bullshit from a punkass anonymous poster who hides behind his momma's obese ass in real life.

UnbrainwashedCaucasion
UnbrainwashedCaucasion

yeah, white boys like you are such a downtrodden bunch.  you're not a "white kid who went down the wrong path".  you're a willfully blind idiot who knows nothing about the realities if the society he purposely and accidentally inhabits.

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