Prison Pete

Monday, April 25, 2005
  It is a "Dirty" job but someone has to do it.
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Your spent my tax dollars on what?

This item was carried by the NY Times, but credited to the AP:

"TENNESSEE: INFORMANTS PAID IN SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS The Nashville police have paid confidential informers thousands of dollars to engage in sexual encounters with prostitutes as part of a crackdown on the sex business in Nashville, drawing criticism from the top prosecutor. The police spent almost $120,000 in three years to foster the encounters, which involved sexual touching and sometimes more. The evidence helped the city close more than 35 businesses believed to be selling sex. 'Certainly having video and audiotapes of the transactions is valuable,' District Attorney Torry Johnson said. 'But going beyond that once the transaction has been completed is unnecessary from our point of view.'"

Perhaps they could now sell copies of the video and audiotapes on eBay or use them on some of those 1-900 phone-sex lines to recoup the $120,000. They may even be able to make a profit. No point just leaving all that stuff sitting around the DA's office gathering dust.

Must have been a good one to try to explain to your wife what you undercover job entailed? Then again, they probably used only single men.

Maybe some lawyer will file a class action job discrimination suit on behalf of all the married men in Nashville who did not get a chance to apply for the job and now demand to be "compensated". Probably a hit country song is in the works right now. "Where Has All the Loving Gone?"

I will move on now.
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