It is the night of a new year, and the dance club in the town of St. John the Baptist, New Jersey is a place that can take the party to a whole new level.
“I don’t know how I can do it without having this great atmosphere,” said Dara, a 23-year-old student who was at the dance party.
“You can’t even describe the vibe.”
Dara and her friends were on the eve of a long-planned dance party for their senior year, where they would be going to a church that had previously been an open house.
This would be the first time they were allowed to come out.
It was the perfect party, the sort of thing that would have the local police calling for the club’s closure.
It was also the sort that could be avoided.
The next day, the cops came, with a search warrant.
They found three people who were accused of being involved in the illegal party.
Dara said the search warrant came with a lot of baggage.
It included her name, the date of her birth, and even her address.
But it also included the address of her boyfriend, who was also in the party.
He had been there, and he had been arrested, too.
On Tuesday, Dara and a few of her friends went to the police station and spoke to the detectives.
They were taken to a small room and told that the officers would be watching them.
As they waited for the cops to come, they watched as one of them took a picture of their faces, then put the phone down.
She was also taken to another room and taken to the back of the room, where she was interrogated by the detectives, asking if she knew Dara or anyone else in the dance.
In a few minutes, she was asked what she was doing in the club.
One of the detectives asked her if she was the one who invited the people.
“It wasn’t my idea,” she said.
“I was invited by my boyfriend.”
The detectives also asked if she had seen anyone else who was in the house.
Then they asked if there were any drugs in the building.
Finally, they asked her about the other people in the room.
When she was told no, she asked why she had been asked.
I have no idea, she said, adding that it didn’t make sense.
Eventually, she admitted to having brought a bottle of alcohol, and said she would give them it back.
According to the detective, they were given a warrant to arrest her and that she was free to leave the building if she wanted.
After all that, Dina and her boyfriend were released and escorted out.
“The night was a disaster,” Dara said.
While the incident might seem minor, it can be devastating for people who are trying to come to terms with the fact that they are in a club that is illegal.
St. John’s Mayor David A. Lipscomb said the city has lost around 30 dance clubs in the past three years, most of them in New Jersey.
Lipscomb has been pushing the state legislature to pass a law to crack down on the illegal dance clubs.
So far, only two have been passed, and only one has been enforced.
And the state’s Attorney General, Stephen Chiang, has been fighting to make sure the law isn’t applied in St. Johns’ case.
He is asking the courts to rule that it is illegal for the police to use a search order to arrest people in a private residence, regardless of their age.
Chiang also wants the state to require that anyone who is arrested by a police officer under the law must appear in court.
Last week, the state Senate voted 51-39 to send the bill to the Governor for signature.
For some, the bill is a victory for justice.
David Dina, for one, is very happy to be free of the club that had been his home for two years.
He has been searching for a job since the night he was arrested.
He’s trying to get his life back together.
“I feel like this is the only place that I could be, where I could do something for myself,” he said.
Dara, meanwhile, says she is trying to forget the night and find a way to make things right with her boyfriend.
She’s looking to get back on her feet.
At the end of the night, the night before, she called her boyfriend to let him know that she wasn’t coming to his birthday party.
She wanted to say goodbye, she thought.
But then she started crying.
Why can’t she just be like everyone else, she wondered.