Joanne Webb, a former fifth-grade teacher and mother of three, was in a county court in Cleburne, Texas, on Monday to answer obscenity charges for selling the vibrator to undercover narcotics officers posing as a dysfunctional married couple in search of a sex aid.
Glenn Reynolds is right. If the police in Cleburne, Texas have the time and resources to set up a sting operation to nail someone for selling a vibrator to a married couple with a boring sex life, they should immediately lay off a good portion of that department as they are obviously overtaxed and have more than enough police to "serve and protect" the citizens of that community.
The US has the highest rates of murder, rape and other violent crimes in the western world, by a huge margin. We lock up 4 times as many of our citizens per capita than any other western nation. And our police are busy busting people for smoking a joint after work, for having a poker game with their buddies, and for selling sex toys. It's time to break up the vice police, folks. The obscenity does not lie with someone using a vibrator to get off in the privacy of their own home; the obscenity lies in those who take joy (and our tax dollars) in damaging the lives of others for having sex or reaching relaxation in ways they don't approve of.