August 31, 2010 – 8:58am
By DANIEL WOOLLS
Associated Press Writer
MADRID (AP) – Spanish police say that for the first time they have broken up a human-trafficking gang that brought men to the country to work as prostitutes, providing them with Viagra, cocaine and other stimulant drugs to be available for sex with other men 24 hours a day.
Authorities arrested 14 people, mainly Brazilians, on suspicion of running the organization and another 17 alleged prostitutes for being in Spain illegally, the National Police said in a statement Tuesday.
Police inspector Jose Nieto said the case involving the Brazilians was the first in which Spanish authorities dismantled a ring in which traffickers brought in men, rather than women, to toil as sex workers. Continue reading
A STUDY of lap dancers has found that one in four has a university DEGREE.
The majority of women in the industry were attracted by the money after finishing school and gaining qualifications, according to the research.
An average stripper takes home £232 per shift — or £48,000 a year — after paying commission and fees to the club where they work.
Many are aspiring actresses, models and artists who hope to use lap dancing as a lucrative platform for breaking into their desired industry. Continue reading
Church Has Protested Strip Club For 4 Years
POSTED: 9:34 am EDT August 9, 2010
UPDATED: 10:03 pm EDT August 9, 2010
WARSAW, Ohio —
The owner of an Ohio strip club and some of his dancers have been protesting at a church that has done the same to them for four years.
Women in bikinis sat in camp chairs Sunday outside the New Beginnings Ministries church in Warsaw, about 60 miles northeast of Columbus.
Tommy George owns the Foxhole strip club in nearby Newcastle. He says he and his employees decided to start coming to the church because they were fed up.
George says the church’s pastor, Bill Dunfee, and his congregation have bothered the club’s weekend patrons. He says they come armed with bullhorns, signs and video cameras for posting customers’ license plate numbers online.
Dunfee calls George a “parasite” and says seeing the protesters outside the church has strengthened the resolve of his flock.
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The new Prohibition
Steve Bosch/Postmedia News
The federal government announced new measures to combat organized crime like prostitution, illegal gambling and drug trafficking on Aug. 4, 2010.
Terence Corcoran, National Post · Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010
The Harper government, fresh from botching its alleged pander to the libertarian wing of the Conservative party with its voluntary census plan, appears to be having no problem steamrolling over the libertarian wing’s sensitivities on crime. In back-to-back performances this week, two Cabinet ministers invoked harsh tough-on-crime motives that show the Tories’ concern about individual rights to be a fleeting interest compared with their enthusiasm for escalating the bonkers American war on drugs, gambling and sex. Continue reading