Upvote 0 When Mayor Frank Melton and two detectives raided an adult novelty store last Thursday, the incident raised a few questions. On July 29, The Clarion-Ledger reported in its crime briefs that the store violated a state statute. The newspaper did not report which statute, but Section of the Mississippi Code establishes the distribution of obscene materials or obscene performance through selling, renting, publishing or exhibiting, as well as intending to resell such items, as illegal. Knowingly selling, advertising, publishing, or exhibiting any three-dimensional devices designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of the human genitalia, also referred to as sexual devices, is illegal, found in The store is located near a pawn shop and a loan store—not residential spaces—but WLBT said that the store is "in the middle of a Jackson neighborhood. Mary Merck, the city zoning administrator, explained that the store could have stayed in that area if it had followed zoning restrictions more closely.
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Is this the same JPD who raided these locations for sex toys that is crying out for new recruits due to our numbers being down for law enforcement personnel who are the 'blanket of security' for this town? The same JPD that is having to reconstruct the requirements for residency for those employed as law enforcement personnel in an effort to draw from a larger populus to increase the numbers? Please, someone give me a break! I do not refrain from walking in my neighborhood for exercise out of fear that someone will rob me at dildo point, nor do I jump at every sound during the night out of fear of a nipple clamp breaking into my home and attaching itself to me!