It seems that All-Star Weekend was not as much of a success as the biased media are leading us to believe. Remember, Vegas is trying to get attract an NBA team, so covering violence is simply not in their interest. Similarly, the NBA's media partners are trying to rid of the hip-hop thug culture that has been plaguing the league the past few years.
Jason Whitlock, a well known national columnist frequently seen on the wonderful Pardon the Interruption, writes that Las Vegas was filled with brawls and shootings last weekend. ESPN.com's Bill Simmons wrote yet another ridiculously lengthy but hilarious Page 2 column that, among many other things, described Vegas streets as a free-for-all danger zone.
UPDATE: Scoop Jackson has wrote another good column about this subject as well.