Kings Cross in 'Sin City' Sydney still enjoys a bit of a reputation, and its for good reason.
There may not be official casinos in 'The Cross', but bet your bottom dollar there's some illigal gambling dens and Pluck-A-Duck knows how many brothers, legal and illigal, and drugs, and there for anyone who wants to score.
Clubs and hotels are were a great amount of the legal and above board money is, and security is one of the biggest concerns, and many a S.O.B and crime gang roams the street looking to get lucky, and bikers also have the means streets in their sights, and a couple of folks who are understood to control a lot of the cash flow in the red light district.
Private security forces are now pretty much the norm at The X, and some have ties to the Hells Angels.
Nightclub owner - king, John Ibrahim (as often featured in TV hit Underbelly), is understood to be behind much of the private security initiative.
The brick shit house - bodybuilder - martial arts expert types have got the attention of the industry and the Gillard Government. In the coming weeks they may become officially endorsed by the government.
Some of the premisis they patrol include World Bar, Ladylux, Tunnel, Piano Room and Hugo's.
They enjoy a bit of an advantage over the coppers having their their own private radio channel, and their insider info is right on the money. These devils are quick, in a city where information is valuable, and they have been known to turn up to incidents before the police arrive.
The Kings Cross licensees recently voted to back a crafty plan to extend the squad to all clubs and hotels and it also won support from Communities NSW, the department that includes the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing and the Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority.
The coppers aka "boys in blue" have mixed feelings about the squad. If it's made official, the plan is to base it at Kings Cross police station, where coppers will be able to access its radio channel. That's something have haven't been able to do to date. They would also likley get to pull a few strings and play a bit of politics with the crew, and swing a bit of clout.
A Communities NSW spokesman said that if it was approved, the service would operate under the close supervision of Communities NSW, the police and licensed venues.
A Media Man spokesperson said "There's cases for and against the squaud. Kings Cross does appear to need more help, so the squad looks to have filled a niche. Whether the proposal is a total solution to security in The Cross remains to be seen.
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