Ed Lee tries to curb possible Super Bowl riots

Ed Lee tries to curb possible Super Bowl riots
January 26, 2013, 7:00 pm
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Thirty-six people were arrested because of riot related activity in the wake of the Giants' World Series victory back in October. (AP IMAGES)

With the riots erupting after the Giants ' World Series win still fresh in everyone's mind, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee want to make sure the city doesn't have a repeat with a possible 49ers' Super Bowl victory.

Lee's plan to curb possible riots involves limiting the sale of hard alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday. The mayor asked bar-owners at a Thursday press conference to monitor hard alcohol consumption and possibly suggest less intoxicating alternatives on the day of the big game

“I suggest that they serve something (other) than heavy alcohol during the times of celebration,” Lee told CBS SF, also asking that proprietors “not serve visibly intoxicated patrons.”

Thirty-six people were arrested because of riot related activity in the wake of the Giants' World Series victory back in October.

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