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SF prostitution

2004-07-14 23:01:49.84648+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Interesting: S.F. D.A. refuses to prosecute after prostitution raids on strip clubs.

"It just leaves me in amazement,'' says vice Capt. Tim Hettrich, who likened the D.A.'s inaction to "almost legalizing prostitution.''

The D.A.'s office sees it a bit differently -- calling the arrests "business as usual'' and saying that while the cops were all too eager to arrest the women, they all but ignored the club's owners and the alleged johns.

Today's Matier & Ross fleshes out the issues a little bit:

According to Denig, one friend who returned to the clubs two years ago was told by a day manager: "The stage fee is $250. I don't care how you make it. Do whatever you have to do, just get that stage fee.''

Seems like the arrangement at the Lusty Lady[Wiki], where the women are behind glass, precludes that sort of exploitation.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-07-15 11:19:59.45803+00 by: meuon

It's more fun arresting the women. More arrests, easier in court. Arrest the 'boss', and he'll have lawyers in court, and obviously the women were doing things against policy without his consent, he was just about to fire them all for such behavior.

Prostitution should be legalized, health inspections and rules enforced, fees/taxes collected, professional certifications given.. If you are going to pay for _______, wouldn't you want to know you are getting a professional?