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Public Nuisance Laws Important

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A convenience store known for trouble is now closed and hopefully means a safer community for the people who live in the area.

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The District Attorney filed a petition for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction with the Chancery Court saying the business meets the definition of a "nuisance" by interfering with the public's health and safety, and creating long-lasting negative effects. Obviously the judge was convinced and issued the order.

This situation is a great example of the importance of public nuisance laws. And although shutting down this one location won't end all of the alleged criminal activity, it should help. One viewer commented that “eliminating the store is not the same as eliminating the low life that keeps causing the problems. They will just find another place keep causing misery.” Maybe so, but at least it removes one choice from the possible options.

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