An Indiana lawmaker wanted the state’s convenience stores to face tougher security requirements, especially if they’ve been victims of crime in the past.
Democratic Rep. Ed DeLaney planned to introduce legislation targeting stores that are open from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. when the General Assembly convenes in January. He said the bill was sparked by an October 2011 shooting that left a Village Pantry clerk with severe brain trauma
DeLaney told the Indianapolis Business Journal the bill would have two tiers of regulations. One would cover all convenience stores, and the second would apply tougher rules to those that have had previous crimes
Yeah! That’s it! If a business has been hit by crime, make it tougher for them to stay in business!
But also, the idiotic notion that putting a sign on the door saying there is only $50 in the cash register, when any moron knows convenience stores do thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars of business a day, is going to stop a determined criminal. Then compounding the nonsense by saying that businesses have to protect themselves more during certain hours of the day than they do others, because, well, just because business owners are clueless dolts, I guess, or something. Sure, just relax and goof off, Mr. Store Owner, between the hours of 2-5 p.m. Nothing to worry about then. Wonder if a Kodak Brownie would satisfy the security cam requirement?
The first set would cover all convenience stores and require them to have security cameras, drop safes or cash-management devices. It also mandates that parking lots be lit, windows have clear views, entrances have height markers and that stores post notices saying that cash registers contain no more than $50.
The government will tell you how to handle your money. How to physically handle your money. Your money.
Height markers? Height markers?? I don’t….I can’t ………..what????
Stores that have a history of crimes that Indiana law describes as “offenses against the person,” such as robbery, assault or homicide, would have to choose one of five options from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.: have at least two employees working; install a bulletproof enclosure for employees; have a security guard on duty; lock the doors and conduct business through pass-throughs; or close during those hours.
They don’t even put bank tellers in bullet-proof cubicles.