Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Blow job

Is this the sort of scheme some of our MP's had in mind?

Spotsylvania County, Virginia:

They enter the massage parlors as undercover detectives. They leave as satisfied customers.

In Spotsylvania County, as part of a campaign by the sheriff's office to root out prostitution in the massage parlor business, detectives have been receiving sexual services from "masseuses." During several visits to Moon Spa on Plank Road last month, detectives allowed women to perform sexual acts on them on four occasions and once left a $350 tip, according to court papers.

Spotsylvania Sheriff Howard D. Smith said that the practice is not new and that only unmarried detectives are assigned to such cases. Most prostitutes are careful not to say anything incriminating, so sexual contact is necessary, he said.

"If I thought we could get the conviction without that, we wouldn't allow it," Smith said. "If you want to make them, this has to be done."
Those officers better smoke that weed too - gotta make sure it is not parsley or catnip. Be sure to leave a tip for your favoured dealer.

HT: The Agitator, who sums the situation up nicely:
This is the kind of absurdity you wade into when you spend taxpayer dollars to fight crimes that take no victims. Because consensual crimes take no real victims, there's no one to report the crime. So police have to engage in sleazy undercover tactics to "protect" the public. It invites not only slimy scenarios like this one, but entrapment and rampant corruption.

And for what? To prevent two mutually consenting adults from exchanging money and services.

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