In anticipation of the 49ers winning their sixth championship ring, San Francisco mayor Ed Lee has suggested limiting the sale of hard alcohol during the Super Bowl on February 3.
This is likely a response to the vandalism and violence that followed the San Francisco Giants World Series win in October. Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr will be touring neighborhoods affected by the mayhem and will suggest to businesses they serve something other than hard alcohol during the game.
Well, at least Lee is doing something in the name of the 49ers other than letting the team walk out of San Francisco and move down to Santa Clara without much of a fight. But certainly this is an overreach and unnecessary. Even if you banned all alcohol sales during the game you will unfortunately still have people get their hands on booze and cause mischief. Restricting any sales means people will just stock before the game and/or purchase something other than hard liquor. The better and more logical way forward is to enforce laws on the books, like drunk and disorderly conduct in public, before situations escalate to violence.
What you do think Niners fans, would limiting hard alcohol sales during the game prevent the chaos we saw after the Giants World Series win? Share your thoughts in the comments.