The Fort Worth Police Department and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission are learning in a high-profile way that slow and steady no longer is an approach that works when it comes to controlling the message.
Outrage and negative assumptions about law enforcement actions taken early Sunday morning at the Rainbow Lounge literally circled the globe, carried in digital word and video on the World Wide Web before Police Chief Jeff Halstead made his first public statements.Now, a week later, and after criticism for being silent, the Mayor is calling for a federal review.
That's the trick, the "Fort Worth Way" doesn't work so well when the rest of the country is watching and demanding answers. If the rest of the world is watching, it's not as easy to silence the citizens or ignore them completely.
Durango recently blogged about the "Fort Worth Way".
It was also recently discussed in the FW Weekly here.
And here during an article about the zoo.
You want answers in Fort Worth? Well, you've got to make some noise.