st0760 wrote:Not sure it would work here, but they could maybe try something like Beale Street in Memphis. They were having similar issues and started charging a nominal ($5ish) cover to enter the area through security checkpoints. Seems like that would cut down on the loitering crowd / minors who seem to be causing most of the violence.
Man this would be amazing if they could figure out a proper way to do this. But my fear is that it requires setting up some sort of wall around the entire area.
Blocking off the street would mean you can't have people showboating in their cars, which would be a big plus. I heard that about a decade ago, DPD used to issue tickets to any cars that were making laps of the area.