(Original post by MC REN)
There is almost always one bouncer who is like 5 ft 6 or something
Ive done door work and im 5foot 6. Its no disadvantage except some tall lanky idiots use it as another avenue to try and start a fight when you turn them away at the door.
In a physical sense it makes little difference as if you know proper self defence techniques its not about your size but using the other persons wieght against them. Most drunks/drugged up loosers dont move so well, are poorly co-ordinated and have no idea how to punch properly leaving them open to be put on the floor by using thier wieght against them to unbalance them.
(Original post by dorian gray)
Bouncers can physically harm people? Wth, I thought they acted as a barrier between you + the venue.
Under what circumstances can they do this?
bouncers can use minimum force necessary to remove someone from the establishment. Plus also reasonable force to break up fights etc.
Plus youve always got your rights of self defence to fall back on which means you can get away with reasonable force at any time you want by putting yourself in harms way (in a controlled way of course).
eg if someone is getting really abusive at the door you can invade thier personal space which is intimidating, and with most drunks they are likely to attack you and of course as soon as they try to attack you, you are justified in using reasonable force to defend yourself. Obviously theres a bit of risk involved.
Self defence laws include collective self defence of colleagues/customers hence why you can get stuck in more in a fight when you were seemingly uninvolved at the start.
In law there is a difference between using minimum force for ejecting someone from premises and reasonable force in self defence.
You still have to be careful these days although usually the police in most towns are quite good and when someones being a drunk idiot they will take them away ignoring thier claims of "i got beat up by the bouncers". They all say they got beat up even when they dont, just like the vast majority of ethnic minoritys who kick off in my town try and pull the race card as part of thier arguement to us or complaint to staff. eg "you racist mother f*****!! your not letting me in cos i is black" our reply would be "we arent letting you in because your drunk and being abusive!" Or if im annoyed it will be something negative like "go away before i have you taken away by police" etc.