Typically, when a residential group challenges a liquor licensee, the community group takes months, or even years, to build a case. They call for inspections, they call police, they call 311, and they document specific instances of violence and disorderly behavior. Then, the group sends several members to the hearing to testify about the terrible things that the bar or liquor store owner condones. License protest hearings are scheduled for two hours, and they often go longer than that. Thursday's hearings were each wrapped up in a half hour or less.