Citing hundreds of complaints since the start of the school year, Berkeley police filed formal obscenity charges over the weekend against prominent student bookstore Ned’s.
“I’ve been getting my books at Ned’s since I was a freshman, and I say go get ’em,” remarked senior Chris Lopez. “This copy of The Story of O cost me 27 bucks GAA used! It’s obscene!”
This is not Ned’s first brush with the law. In 1999, the store was indicted on several hundred counts of highway robbery. The charges were dropped when Ned’s struck a plea bargain stipulating that it would include a handsome bookmark with every purchase.