Shut Down Midway; Formerly The Ranch Roadhouse. Justice for Mo Abdi

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Problem

**Update June 2020**

The Ranch Roadhouse, a bar many of you know for being the establishment where Mo Abdi spent his last moments before freezing to death in a parking lot next door, has renovated and renamed in an attempt to erase the dark history of this establishment. The bar many Edmontonians frequent, known as Midway, exists under the same ownership as the bar that caused the unjust death of our friend, Mo. Those who are aware of this change have been actively boycotting this bar, and we are now asking that you do the same. No justice has been served for the death of our friend, and we are now pushing for that again. The Black Lives Matter Movement that we have been seeing so much of these past few weeks, is acting as a second wind for this cause. We are collectively angry, hurt, and frankly, we have had enough. Too many deaths are going without any repercussions and we are fed up. Justice has yet to be served for Mo's death, and we are tired of asking. I urge you to share this petition with the same aggression and passion you all did before, the statute of limitations has not yet been reached. We can get our justice.

MIDWAY = THE RANCH ROADHOUSE.

IF YOU SUPPORT MIDWAY, YOU DO NOT SUPPORT MO.

BOYCOTT MIDWAY IN RESPECT OF A YOUNG LIFE LOST.

**Original**

Staff at The Ranch Roadhouse violate many of the policies outlined in the basic ProServe training that (should have been) provided to them. This weekend, a close friend of many young people in the Edmonton area, passed away due to the negligence of the staff at the aforementioned bar. He was kicked out for undisclosed reasons into -10 weather, and the staff at the bar did not even remotely follow protocol in terms of liability. This is not the first occurrence at The Ranch that has been handled in this manner as it is the second death to occur do to neglectful ejection. Another issue with the staff there is their stance on sexual assault. They are an extremely sexist establishment and believe that women are bound to be taken advantage of/assaulted when they are intoxicated. I, firsthand, was advised by a bouncer to "go to a library" if I didn't like this. The Ranch Roadhouse also allows minors inside the 18+ establishment- with no ID. They have accepted social media and the University of Alberta's oneCard as valid ID for teenagers in the past. This behaviour is unacceptable and The Ranch Roadhouse should be held accountable for the many instances of substandard behaviour.

Solution
The Ranch Roadhouse either needs to be retrained on protocol and how to handle certain situations, appointed new and qualified staff, or shut down.