Arson Suspected After East St. Louis "Skinhead Nazi Strip Club" Burnt Down Last Night
Only a few months after a black man was murdered in this apparently all-white dive, the building went down in flames at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, and now police are suspecting arson.
Everybody's jumped on this one, from the TV networks (KMOV, KTVI and KSDK) to the Post-Dispatch and the Belleville News Democrat. Here's a little context from Keegan Hamilton's Dec. 7 Daily RFT post on City Nights:
Of all the places to open a nightclub that advertises "Hot Girls, Cold Beer" and [reportedly] 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. (Read the rest of Hamilton's post here).
We wouldn't be surprised if this hot little story went national....