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Carlsbad mall security banishes steampunk group

Well, from the photo and video evidence of the incident, the steampunk group was in no way causing a disturbance nor were they confrontational or non-compliant with anything security asked them to do at any time (and since the bulk of the group was only in the mall a total of perhaps 10 minutes, how could any disturbance have been created?) The O'side Police Officer agreed that we were not causing any harm and was sympathetic with us, even trying himself to telephone Becky Smith, the Westfield gen manager to explain on our behalf. He was unable to reach her, though, and in the end agreed with our previously chosen decision to leave on our own simply because the security guards wanted us to leave. Which we were already doing before the police were called. Additionally, the group was mostly wearing victorian walking dresses, frock coats, top hats and puff ties. How is any of that "costume" wear? Simply a look at the photos and videos (security feeds as well, I am sure) will show that many of these steampunks were wearing mostly clothing, shoes and accessories that can be purchased in the stores of this very mall. It is all put together in a way that reflects a bit of the modesty and decorum of 19th century fashion. Hopefully Becky Smith snd her employees will review the footage to see for themselves. And while it is true the group was on private property, it is also true that this private property is advertised to be open to the shopping-public, inviting in families and individuals and even groups of all types. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2014... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2014... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2014...
— February 12, 2014 12:35 a.m.
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