Judge shuts down adult bookstore

Judge shuts down adult bookstore

There are 88 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Mar 14, 2007, titled Judge shuts down adult bookstore. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A Spencer County judge has ordered an adult bookstore to close, saying it violates the zoning law that was written to stop it.

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Indianapolis, IN

#1 Mar 14, 2007
What hypocrites. Obviously, the business fit in quite well or else it would have gone out of business on its own. If you want to get rid of a business, don't go about raising money to help get a lawyer to shut it down. Simply do not patronize them and it will shut down on its own. But I suppose that's asking too much of the citizens, isn't it?
wowzers

Jacksonville, FL

#3 Mar 14, 2007
I love how they say "adult bookstore". why cant they just say PORN store? Thats what it is! And, this one appears to also be a stripper joint?

And its stupid to try to block stuff like this. You know that these judges and higher ups love this stuff as much as the average guy (if not more).
Patti

AOL

#4 Mar 14, 2007
Woo Hoo!! Some more smut off the street. Now, close them all down! Pornography breeds criminals.
oh no

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Mar 14, 2007
where are the warren tship kids going to get there learning material? Oh, wait, it' in the classroom.
American

South Vienna, OH

#7 Mar 14, 2007
So towns can legislate companies right out of business and courts go along with it.

Our government has failed.

“Back in Black”

Since: Feb 07

Marysville, OH

#8 Mar 14, 2007
Adult bookstores don't sell adults?
Obscenity Investigator

AOL

#9 Mar 14, 2007
It was the pornography industry who coined the phrase,"Adult Bookstore". They did this to make it less offesive to the public. These are porn shops, so why not call them, "Porn Shops". If you want to know more about what to do about sexually oriented businesses, go to www.obscenitycrimes.org .
wowzers wrote:
I love how they say "adult bookstore". why cant they just say PORN store? Thats what it is! And, this one appears to also be a stripper joint?
And its stupid to try to block stuff like this. You know that these judges and higher ups love this stuff as much as the average guy (if not more).
BillyBaroo

United States

#10 Mar 14, 2007
Patti wrote:
Woo Hoo!! Some more smut off the street. Now, close them all down! Pornography breeds criminals.
Not being a Porn freak, I think your comments are narrow minded Hillbilly. I bet you most of the pastors and community leaders were some of the best customers. When you start banning things, where does it stop? Nothing breeds criminals, except idiots who dont use birth control. So, go to the cross/book burning. Your late
Obscenity Investigator

AOL

#11 Mar 14, 2007
Patti wrote:
Woo Hoo!! Some more smut off the street. Now, close them all down! Pornography breeds criminals.
You are exactly right, there was a study completed in Indianapolis that showed where the porn shops existed, crime went up. When the porn shops were closed, crime went down. Many crimes go unreported in these areas because the victim is too embarrassed or does not want their families knowing where they were at when they became a victim.
Unknown Author

Franklin, IN

#12 Mar 14, 2007
Patti wrote:
Woo Hoo!! Some more smut off the street. Now, close them all down! Pornography breeds criminals.
Patti, are you seriously that stupid? Pornography doesn't breed criminals. Besides, depending on how old you are, I'm sure that your boyfriend, husband, or even your father has watched porn, or looked at Playboy's. Basically everyone's done it atleast once, and if they say that they haven't, then I'm sure they're lying. Just because they shut this one down, doesn't mean that another one isn't going to open. Like one of the previous statements. If people didn't want it there, then they shouldn't have gone. Which obviously they've been successful this far. So no matter where this business moves to, people will just follow.
ISU Alum

Circleville, OH

#14 Mar 14, 2007
If these people don't like it, don't go there! It is that simple! I am sure that the building did not have any neon lights, "XXX" signs, etc. on the outside and just read "Adult Bookstore" so how is it a nuisance?

More and more people are becoming regulars of this sort of atmosphere and see nothing wrong with it.
Stuff like this is here to stay and...what's funny about this is the very people that had it shut down was probably the ones who frequented the store the most!
In the Burbs

Newark, OH

#15 Mar 14, 2007
wowzers wrote:
And its stupid to try to block stuff like this. You know that these judges and higher ups love this stuff as much as the average guy (if not more).
Talk about STUPID, non-thinking, we assume adults. It's the same as giving matches to kids to play with. You know they love it and are facinated by it. Also the meth labs in the woods. Come on already, they are just good business people in a great society of supply and demand marketing. Porn/Adult Venues of any kind or style or location are a blight on the whole society. They contribute nothing good or healthy or of any value to the citizens of America. There are places in the world where these bottom feeders can fit into the legal and even moral society of some other countries. Let them pedal their foul degregation elsewhere.
Fed-up

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Mar 14, 2007
Patti wrote:
Woo Hoo!! Some more smut off the street. Now, close them all down! Pornography breeds criminals.
Wow- "pornography breeds criminals"? Are you kidding me? Get a gripe lady- it is just sex. Many many adults (including myself- a well adjusted 26 year old female who owns her own home and a has a great job) enjoy porn on occasion. There is nothing wrong with it or people who enjoy it. Let me guess, Patti- you and your husband sleep in separate bedrooms and "make whoopie" once a year?
Eric D

Plainfield, IN

#18 Mar 14, 2007
Everyone is such a prude. They act as though they have never heard of sex, and will lecture everyone on it for hours. All the while, their half dozen unkempt children run amuck all around them. *scratches head*
Fed-up

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Mar 14, 2007
none wrote:
What hypocrites. Obviously, the business fit in quite well or else it would have gone out of business on its own. If you want to get rid of a business, don't go about raising money to help get a lawyer to shut it down. Simply do not patronize them and it will shut down on its own. But I suppose that's asking too much of the citizens, isn't it?
AMEN! Patti's husband and relatives are probably disappointed that they have nowhere to go!
Rich from Indy

Kansas City, MO

#20 Mar 14, 2007
ISU Alum wrote:
If these people don't like it, don't go there! It is that simple! I am sure that the building did not have any neon lights, "XXX" signs, etc. on the outside and just read "Adult Bookstore" so how is it a nuisance?
More and more people are becoming regulars of this sort of atmosphere and see nothing wrong with it.
Stuff like this is here to stay and...what's funny about this is the very people that had it shut down was probably the ones who frequented the store the most!
True
John Lennon

Cincinnati, OH

#21 Mar 14, 2007
Patti wrote:
Woo Hoo!! Some more smut off the street. Now, close them all down! Pornography breeds criminals.
I'm guessing you probably don't think your husband/boyfriend, brother, dad, son, son-in-law, pastor, doctor, and neighbors don't enjoy porn (or strippers, or Cinemax, or Victoria's Secret ads, or Playboy) because you view them all as "good, upstanding citizens." Open your eyes. Adult bookstores don't turn people into criminals. Parents, upbringing, friends, surroundings, and poor schools make people into criminals.

Since: Mar 07

indianapolis

#22 Mar 14, 2007
people breed criminals, place the blame where it should be. if crime is bred from porn, there is a book most people have that has it...but that will set lots of people off. for every study that you read you can find another that says something else. but close all the porn shops. that way people can make there own
truthhurts

United States

#23 Mar 14, 2007
I feel better knowing the government knows what's best for me more than I do.

Wake up people... freedom is being drained slowly but surely... primarily by those folks who claim to be the most "tolerant".
DeeDee

United States

#24 Mar 14, 2007
ISU Alum wrote:
More and more people are becoming regulars of this sort of atmosphere and see nothing wrong with it.
Just because they have that opinion doesn't make an addiction to porn any less destructive. Ted Bundy, before he was executed for multiple rape-murders of women, admitted he had a porn addiction. For him, it started when he found a magazine in a ditch walking home one day. I'm not saying that anyone who looks at nudie pics is going to be a murderer, by the way, but it is addictive.

It's not like there will be no place to go to find porn. It's as close as one's computer, whether you're looking for it or happen to misspell another web site.

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