On the other side of the coin, in Philadelphia, a city councilwoman is pushing a bill through City Hall that includes a ban on the use of bulletproof glass in convenience stores.
Councilwoman Cindy Bass is effectively pushing the bill because she doesn't want constituents' feelings to be hurt, according to a report in the Independent Journal Review.
“We want to make sure that there isn't this sort of indignity, in my opinion, to serving food through plexiglass only in certain neighborhoods,” Bass told WTFX.
Convenience-store owners are fighting the effort.
“The most important thing is our safety and the public's safety,” said Rich Kim, owner of the Broad Deli. “If the glass comes down, the crime rate will rise. And there will a lot of dead bodies.”
The bill was approved by the city’s Public Health and Human Services Committee and is now before the City Council.