May 24, 2007

Another Sex-Obsessed Lubbock Police Post

Following February's massive Chippendale bust, the clerk of a local lingerie shop was arrested for selling obscene devices—that's vibrators. Vibrators are illegal in Texas (embedded video probably NSFW; more detail here), but apparently in other Texas cities these laws are not so thoroughly enforced because, DAMN.

Four officers were involved in the sting operation, which they claim was prompted by a citizen complaint. (Thanks, citizen!) The store owner says, "In my opinion, Lubbock Police Department manpower would be better served trying to solve murders or get drugs off the street," which seems about right. The tragic thing is that the clerk (and perhaps owner) may have to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.

I will refrain from saying anything more nasty about the area because it would be kicking while it's down. Licensing fees have forced them to remove Buddy Holly's name from the Buddy Holly Walk of Fame and Terrace, which is like making South Dakota take Mt. Rushmore off the state quarter.

Posted by Matt Weiner at May 24, 2007 12:14 PM

(Another ((Sex-Obsessed (Lubbock Police)) Post))?

Posted by: standpipe at May 25, 2007 03:37 PM

The ambiguity had occurred to me.

At least it's not the Post police.

Posted by: Matt Weiner at May 25, 2007 10:41 PM

So, aren't you going to miss Texas? According to the NY Times, there was a mutiny in the state legislature, legislators rushing the podium and being restrained by force.

Posted by: Matt's mom at May 27, 2007 01:20 PM

And the speaker of the Texas House had armed guards stationed at the entrances to the legislature -- apparently the issue is that he has ruled (after his old parliamentarians resigned in protest) that he has absolute power not to recognize anyone who wanted to vote for his removal. Pretty amazing banana republic stuff.

More here; when our old friend Warren Chisum is calling you damaged goods, you know it's bad.

Posted by: Matt Weiner at May 28, 2007 01:50 PM