Jackson councilman wants insurance mandate on certain convenience stores

by Ted Carter

Published: July 24,2011

Tags: convenience stores, insurance, Kenneth Stokes

The liability insurance Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes wants to require of convenience stores in the city that sell alcoholic beverages may make the premises safer from mishaps such as slip-and-falls.

Jackson police shot and killed an unruly customer March 31 at this JASCO convenience store at Woodrow Wilson Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The shooting prompted calls for increased security at convenience stores that sell alcoholic beverages.

But don’t look for it to lessen the likelihood of violent incidents – or to even cover customers injured by violence, insurance professionals say.

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