In the 1970’s, obscenity was a crime that police actively pursued. Chuck Lanehart writes a Caprock Chronicle which details this chapter in criminal justice history.
Notably, Lubbock courts held the first obscenity trial in the United States, over the film, “Last Tango in Paris.”. After being screened at a local Lubbock theater in 1973, police began a search and seizure warrant application. Ultimately the film was confiscated and the manager of the movie theater was arrested!
Read more to find out how the unusual trial unfolded, with the film being entered as evidence.