Oxford Bars Upset About Proposed Scanner & Security Rules

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OXFORD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Oxford business owners are objecting to a proposal that would require ID scanners, security cameras and extra guards. Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill says the college town has an underage drinking problem and a new ordinance being considered would require certain bars and restaurants to scan driver’s licenses to make sure customers can legally drink. In addition to paying for expensive ID scanners the law would require 11 establishments in and around the court square to install multiple surveillance cameras, hire a security guard for every 50 people that enter a restaurant and bar and provide detailed safety plans to police. Oxford police have added more officers but also want businesses to partner in the effort.



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