When Keeping it Racist at the Hookah Bar Goes Wrong

I haven’t been in a nightclub or bar in quite some time, but I’m sure things haven’t changed that much from my clubbin’ days. I’m sure the guy who looks like somebody’s perverted but-I’m-still-cool uncle still shows up sporting a jheri curl; and, I’m sure that the one drunk dude bound to catch a bad one every week, hasn’t learned his lesson from his last beat-down. The years may change, but the characters stay the same, folks.

Speaking of which, checkout what happened to Kevin Morris, of West Haven, Connecticut, while out at a Hookah Bar last week. No joke, this is one of those “When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong” skits straight out of Chappelle Show; only difference, this isn’t some well written hilarious made up sketch for TV.
Last Thursday Morris swaggered into the Fire & Ice Hookah Lounge on Campbell Avenue in West Haven. Just what happened next isn’t entirely clear since there appears to be only one press account of the incident — and that one limited in detail. But after entering the Lounge, in the words of Amanda Pinto of the New Haven Register, Morris began “shout[ing] profanities and racial epithets at a group of black and Arabic people.”

Pinto doesn’t say what the epithets were. And it’s not entirely clear what the clientele is or what kind of place the Fire & Ice Hookah Lounge is. But one thing’s clear: it ain’t a mosque. And while Middle East-themed and seemingly patronized by at least some people of Middle Eastern descent, the presence of the belly dancers, “Gina” and “Katie,” who perform on Friday evenings, suggests that if it caters to Muslims, it’s not for the particularly devout [..]

[…] In any case, Morris comes into the Lounge shouting his epithets, apparently really drunk and at some point tries to grab the bartender by the throat or strangle him or something. But things did not go well for Morris. The folks in the establishment were not interested in that kind of an evening and proceeded to administer Morris a serious beating. As Pinto put it, Morris “was punched in the face by at least one of the people he was shouting at” and when police finally arrived he was “bleeding profusely from the face.”

Morris was treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital and charged with 3rd degree intimidation due to bias and 2nd degree breach of peace. He is still in police custody. (source) I’m not a violent person, nor do I condone acts of violence; but, I damn sure wish I could have been there to witness this. Seeing some drunk idiot get knocked the fuck out in a bar or club is way better than must see TV.

Sadly, I’m pretty sure this clown didn’t learn anything, and it’s good to know that he’ll live to receive another asswhoopin, at another day and time. Oh well, you know what they say: punks jump up to get beatdown: