One of Mexico’s largest city’s has ‘spiced up’ urban living by confirming that couples will be allowed to have sex on the streets in open without the fear of getting ‘lifted’ by the Cops.
The recently approved reforms mean that couples in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara will be able to ‘express themselves’ and their passion for each other with the ultimate public display of affection without the fear of getting arrested.
However, the couples will have to be ‘on top’ of their game and will need to put in a good performance, because the police can still ‘intervene’ if anyone complains about any couples who end up causing an offence to any spectators during their love-making.
The amendment to the Regulation of Police and Good Government states that:
“Having sexual relations or committing acts of exhibitionism of a sexual nature in public places, vacant lots, inside vehicles or in private locations in public view” will only be considered an offence when flagged to the police by a disgruntled citizen.
Apparently, the bizarre new measures, which were approved in August, are supposed to tackle police extortion in the city.
This is according to reports made in the ‘El Universal’ Mexican news site.
The randy reforms, presented by the Citizen Movement councillor, Guadalupe Morfin Otero, would allow for couples (no mention of ‘lone actors’) to “exchange their love” without the fear of police officers threatening them with arrest if they don’t give them some ‘hard’ cash in return.
“The act can cause annoyance, but if there is no complaint the police cannot act”.
Otero confirmed that if the sexual act involves a minor then the police “must certainly intervene because it is a crime”.
Otero went on to tell local media that:
“Displays of affection in the public highway are free and no police of Guadalajara will be able to bother you if there is no denunciation,” according to Publimetro.
The move comes following a study made of students whereby 90% of those who responded to the survey stated that the police had confronted them, following such acts, demanding that they pay the cops or get sent to prison instead.
Owing to bad pay, police officers have been forced to think of ways to top-up their salaries.
Following these changes, a police officer will now have to prove, beyond reasonable doubt, that someone has complained about a couple having sex in public before taking the case to court.
But the bizarre reform was also met with criticism and annoyance by the city’s conservative parties.
The National Action Party (PAN) and the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) opposed the amendment arguing there are other ways of tackling corruption among Guandalajara’s police.
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