Arrest Made In Case of August Death at Afterlife As City Officials Serve Club Its Walking Papers

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Matthew Allen was 19.
Robert breaks the news: An arrest has been made in connection with the August 13 death of 19-year-old Matthew Allen of Grandview.

Police have arrested 19-year-old Skylar Brandt on felony charges alleging that she supplied Allen the drugs he took and eventually overdosed on.

And that's just the start.

The city has also announced today that it is entirely shutting down the club where all this went down, partially due to their belief that the club and its managers were fully aware of the drug use situation going on at their 17-and-up, after-hours club.

Per the Dallas Police Department press release: "In another prong of the City's response to the August incident, DPD's Vice Unit took administrative action today to revoke the dance hall license of the business known as Afterlife, the after-hours dance club where Allen is believed to have purchased and ingested the fatal drugs, on evidence gathered during the investigation indicating that the club's management knowingly allowed drug use and sales on the premises."

Well, that's one way to fight the ecstasy use at EDM event problem.

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Johnson get in here.
Johnson get in here.

All this talk is about "oh well, it's happening everywhere. just accept it"

accept ignorance? accept terrible music? accept the fact that teenagers need a place to go like this?  that's all rubbish.  those responsible for that kid's death should all be sent to jail, including the owners/operators of afterlife.

at the very least they should be required to do 500 hours of community service....at good parties, where good music is played. 

Theycallme AmbreSexiipants
Theycallme AmbreSexiipants

you really believe this? this is sad. first off just b/c you think the music is "terrible" does not mean  you have to act like a Nazi and say it should not even exist. I was very sad to hear of his death. I had even spoke to him a few weeks prior, but he was a young man who should have been well aware he was putting his life on the line by consuming some illegal substance. The club had nothing to do with this. people are just using it as a scapegoat. It's sad. lets just live in some communistic government where everyone does the same exact thing in the same exact way as everyone else. that should solve all of our problems. (:

Mike Constantino
Mike Constantino

the owners/promoters knew EXACTLY what was going on at afterlife. They knew and didn't care because the money(legal and illegal) was flowing in. "the scene"?? gimme a break, these jokers are not representing any music scene. They are low-life pushers just trying to make a cheap buck off of young and dumb kids.

Theycallme Sexiipants
Theycallme Sexiipants

 You are an ignorant individual. The staff there care very much for the health and safety for every person there.

Oldschool_knowledge
Oldschool_knowledge

You are so wrong on so many levels there.  Afterlife does what it can to prevent the sale of drugs in its club.  

As for representing a music scene,  many, many DJ's, and producers have been born out of this place, and actually making music that is being bought, and played by many major acts around the world.   And Im not talking the Beatport top 40 acts either.  In fact, the club has many DJ's that are way ahead of the popular curve in dallas and other areas of the US.  Get off your Jaded horse and realize that at one point,  you too were a young person in the scene,  and Im sure you too had your ups and downs.

Mike Constantino
Mike Constantino

I saw the light a long time ago. that place was designed to sell drugs. The djs? gimme a break,  I've never seen any of their djs work a crowd. Sure, they can play to a room full of bombed out teenagers, that doesn't make them a dj. trance and brostep?? get the fuck out of here with all that garbage. This city is full of talented djs and producers, many have achieved international recognition. You wanna tell me why none of them ever played at afterlife? cuz the promoters know that they can't put real djs in front of that crowd, or else "bizness" would drop off. fucking teenage wasteland with not positive aspects what-so-ever.

Theycallme AmbreSexiipants
Theycallme AmbreSexiipants

you jaded bitter joy crusher. you just cannot admit you are wrong and there might actually be responsible adults that care about the safety of the kids there and Dj's that actually know what they are doing. how can one person be so closed minded?

Johnson get in here.
Johnson get in here.

here's what is going on:  drugged out teenagers running around in their underpants high fiving each other to a brostep soundtrack.  sorry, here's what WAS going on........

Oldschool_knowledge
Oldschool_knowledge

I know of many local DJ's who have international recognition who have played at Afterlife, as well as many many well known international producers.  As for Trance and Brostep,  neither one of those genres get played alot at Afterlife.  In fact, a lot more Progressive, Tech House, Minimal, and German Tech get played there,  as well as Breaks, Glitch, and Acid.   

So Redeye, Pointbender, Chaser, Locklear, John Baugh, Storm-e, Mxmind, David Ringel, Michael Todd, and many more are not real DJ's?   Give me a break...

Your lack of knowlege of what is going on outside your little bubble just shows you really have no idea whats going on any more.

N3K0
N3K0

They will never shut it down

Bigmac Tony
Bigmac Tony

Just give all this human vermin heroin mixed with rat poison and take care of the problem.

Or bring over Krokodil.

BadGuyZero
BadGuyZero

Next the city needs to start shutting down hotels because people got an STD from the hooker they screwed in room 518.

Ninjabiker409
Ninjabiker409

Bullshit bullshit. Its not the scens thats responsible its the dumbass kid thats responsible. He was old enough to know better and now some girl has to pay the price for his death. Grow up people and see that everyone want to point fingers..

Colin
Colin

People that say they're just going to find another place to use drugs, well, that's probably true. But should they city allow them an avenue to use drugs after someone died there? Fuck no. Shut it down and send a message. Kids after all, are not very rational, maybe putting the fear of God in 'em will have small results, but I don't think that makes the results any less meaningful. The more virtuous kids might come to see that the club scene isn't something worth pursuing.  

Theycallme Sexiipants
Theycallme Sexiipants

That is not putting "the fear of God in 'em". It will just make them want to rebel. Have you never been a child before or a young adult for that matter?!!?!?! That is like saying a kid brought a gun to school so lets close down the public school system. The world needs to stop being so closed minded. I would rather the kids be in a somewhat controlled environment instead of going God knows where and doing the same thing and not having at least some sort of adult or intelligent individual around. Just b/c you take a club, that had NOTHING to do with some young adults death, away... doesn't mean your little nightmare of drug use away.... it will just make it worse. tell someone not to do something... what do they do? HUH? they do exactly what you tell them not to. I do not care if you are a  little kid or a psychologist.... you should know that is how the majority of people work.

Hummmmmdinger
Hummmmmdinger

The music scene is worth pursuing though, it just so happens that there is a drug scene that runs simultaneously with it and with life in general. It's too bad that a couple of dumb$hits ruined a piece of it for the DJs and young music lovers that used it as a venue to share that love.

Gus_guest
Gus_guest

Good, the stupid kids will have to at least take one weekend off from getting all E-tarded and listening to bro-step while 16 year old girls run around wearing panties chewing on glow sticks

Hurley_dnb
Hurley_dnb

As soon as I hear from the many many friends that I know have played music there and some who still play music there. than I have to say this is bs. This same stuff happens in many other music cultures throughout the world. Good try though, if anything you just gave them really great advertisement.

Hotrod
Hotrod

That just means that everyone will just find a new place to go to. Shutting them down won't change anything. Besides that's like blaming the newspaper for the paper cut I just got. I mean it is their paper and they knew the edges were sharp..  

Mike Constantino
Mike Constantino

maybe the promoters will start throwing straight up events instead of dodgy afterhours stuff. but then all those drugged out kids wouldn't show up.

Leah
Leah

Actually, the promoters do not throw after hours events.. Afterlife is not an "after hours" club. The kids will show up drugged up, regardless of where it is... I have seen kids that were obviously on drugs at Edgefest, Warped Tour.. even the State Fair. To assume that it will stop just because one club with regular operating hours will be closed is naive at best.

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