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SC God Cops Wants To Shut Down Greenville Strip Club

VICE SQUAD AT WORK! 

|| By FITSNEWS || Crusading moralists in the socially conservative South Carolina Upstate are trying to shut down a strip club for being a “public nuisance” – stepping up their attacks against a facility they’ve repeatedly raided in recent weeks.

The charge aims to shut down the Platinum Plus strip club in Greenville, S.C., a facility undercover that’s received tens of thousands of dollars from undercover police officers as part of an ongoing “investigation.”

“We have asked the judge to shut them down pending a merits trial and that’s what we’re waiting for the judge to rule on,” a local solicitor said last week, according to WLOS TV 13 (Asheville, N.C.).

According to prosecutors, strippers at the club are engaging in prostitution – and performing sex acts on customers (and fellow strippers) inside the club.

Our answer to that?  So what

As we’ve said repeatedly, prostitution should be decriminalized in South Carolina (and all over the country).  Especially in a state as dirt poor as the Palmetto State.

But even under current law, how does one prostitution bust over the club’s fourteen-year history constitute a “public nuisance?”

Ridiculous …

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60 comments

GrandTango April 28, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Yet when that same Solicitor persecuted a man for being Christian and Conservative – trampling the same rights you PLEADED be given to child-killing, combatant Islamic Terrorists in Boston – you hailed them as Gods….

You IGNORANT F*#k….is it any wonder the country is on fire???

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TroubleBaby April 28, 2015 at 5:05 pm

*flagged as inappropriate*

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Alias The Buzzman April 28, 2015 at 5:45 pm

HAW!

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guest April 29, 2015 at 8:42 am

New high heels Buzzman?

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Alias The Buzzman April 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

I flag you as NEVER APPROPRIATE, poges.

fc April 29, 2015 at 11:05 am

lol! who is poges?

Alias The Buzzman April 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

It’s a term of enderpment.

Some Things Even Pigs Won't Do April 28, 2015 at 5:06 pm

GrandTango’s just mad because even Bill Gates’ fortune couldn’t buy him a sympathy bang from one of those strippers.

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GrandTango April 28, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Running from yourself…again…
Are you one of those GANG Rapists from Panama City?

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Jack April 28, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Another Republican. What is it with Republicans? Are they all in the closet? Is this guy a buddy of yours GT?.

http://www.inforum.com/news/3732441-fargo-lawmaker-sent-explicit-photo-claims-disclosure-was-payback-vote-gay-rights-bill

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GrandTango April 28, 2015 at 7:56 pm

You don’t even answer for the major F*#king mess you, and the Democrats, have made…..What the F*#k makes you think I’m going to answer for other people I don’t know, you F*#king idiot…

I don’t give a S#!t what someone else does in their bedroom. That’s their business…..I’m not some F*#king Dumb@$$ liberal trying to control er’body else…like you are…

Daniel Boome April 29, 2015 at 10:07 am

An exceptional and thoughtful post, GT. It’s no wonder you’re so effective. Everyone else on here is just full of hate, doing nothing but blabbering a bunch of deranged and unhinged diatribes. I appreciate your maturity and ability to expound the truth in a professional manner.

Alias The Buzzman April 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

Flakka has hit your street, I see.

Daniel Boome April 29, 2015 at 11:14 am

Not yet. Just settled for the generic bath salts today.

Alias The Buzzman April 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm

If you start eating faces now, that’s on you. Bathsalts doesn’t really make you do that. Urban myth.

Flakka, who the fuck knows?

fc April 29, 2015 at 11:03 am

He just laughs at you clowns.You,troublebaby/dipshit,grandtangoesuglydog and Rocky spend all day chasing this brilliant man around and he pounds the dog shit out of a on EVERY subject….

Daniel Boome April 29, 2015 at 11:20 am

Yes, he does. With civil, professional, and stimulating responses. Also, he makes sure to always address the point at hand and never lets anyone get him off topic. That’s hard to do when you’re the only rational engager among a sea of menaces.

Daniel Boome April 29, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Holy cow, I swear I thought you were being facetious about this earlier today. I thought at the time that I would just play along.

If you actually read any of my interactions with GT, you would know it’s not possible for him to “pound the dog shot out of” me on any “subject”. Why? Because I don’t discuss “subjects” with him. I’m a bread and butter conservative who hates liberalism. Why, then, can’t I get along with him? Simply put, it is the fact that he is nothing more than a menace and he uses standard liberal tactics in trying to make points, all the while proclaiming to hated liberals. He is nothing more than a mockery and he has no effectiveness regarding anything “conservative”. His schtick is nothing more than profane diatribes worthy of the thugs rioting in Baltimore. I’ve called him out for it numerous times and gotten nothing more than obfuscation and self-righteous derangement. If you want to call that “pounding the dog shit out of me” then you are just as pathetic as he is. He does nothing more than further liberal caricatures of conservatives. Rocky and the others will have different reasons for engaging him, but mine are solely based on exposing him for the despicable menace and human being that he is. You are defending the indefensible.

Alias The Buzzman April 29, 2015 at 10:59 am

Look at you, tryin’ to talk all ghetto ….

Rocky April 28, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Flagged as Inappropriate

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TroubleBaby April 28, 2015 at 5:17 pm

I think we should send Jay Koon up to investigate. Maybe with chaps in hand.

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Mike at the Beach April 28, 2015 at 9:05 pm

That’s Sheriff Koon to you, boy….

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TroubleBaby April 28, 2015 at 9:20 pm

I like Jay fine and dandy, boy…

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Mike at the Beach April 28, 2015 at 10:48 pm

I didn’t know exactly how to spell “bow-wuy” to get the full Red Bank pronunciation going… ;-)

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TroubleBaby April 28, 2015 at 11:06 pm

lol…fair enough.

If one day we “progress” to the stage of mandating plebs like myself refer to our elected masters by title only, I’m most likely headed to jail at some point.

Although that’s probably already the case in a courtroom when addressing the judge.(although it’s contempt codified, not title if I understand properly)

I suppose they will give you latitude if you refer to them as “Your Honor” instead of “judge”. Maybe you could even get away with “Your Magnificence” or “Your Eminence”…but at some point in time you’re gonna be hit with contempt of court I suppose if you push it too far.

“Clown in a gown” is probably going to far.

Raisin Head Wilkins April 28, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Honestly, that’s the worst strip club I’ve ever been to (outside of Heartbreakers). Talent was weak, and the cover was high. Probably had to collect as much at door as possible because the “entertainers” weren’t being tipped.

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euwe max April 28, 2015 at 5:48 pm

I think we need a video of what actually goes on in there so we can make up our minds without outside bias.

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Chelsea Lane April 28, 2015 at 6:54 pm

Sex work should absolutely be decriminalized. If it were, we could all work from home, with a much smaller footprint, instead of out of an exploitative club environment where management takes a cut of our fees and we actually pay to work (house fees, stage fees, tip outs), all gathered together in what spot to make what politicians claim a “public nuisance.”

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You Know My Name April 28, 2015 at 7:40 pm

LIKE…
…and fully agree!

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Alias The Buzzman April 29, 2015 at 10:56 am

I strongly suggest you submit an article on this subject to FITSNews. I just read your other comments through Disqus. You write eloquently.

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Chelsea Lane April 30, 2015 at 1:05 am

You flatter! I plan to do more writing on sex work down the road (so far I’m only published on Tits and Sass, a sex worker blog), but want to have been involved with the advocacy side of things for a bit longer, to get my bearings. Also, the writer always sees flaws in her words. I’ve got to work on that, too!

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Alias The Buzzman April 30, 2015 at 6:09 am

Suggestion: If you do a piece for Tits and Sass, consider submitting it to FITSNews as well — with permission from the blog owner, of course. I’m not on the staff of this blog/site, I just bloviate in comments., But since I’m on it so much, I like to see lively contributions.

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CNSYD April 28, 2015 at 7:11 pm

The problem is not so much the alleged sex acts as the two murders that occurred. One was perpetrated by a bouncer. That gets LE’s attention. A few years back another Greenville strip club was closed when LE protested their liquor license based on the long list of times LE had been called in due to assault. battery,etc. that occurred there.
Also where did you come up with tens of thousands of dollars being spent by undercover LE in this place?

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vicupstate April 29, 2015 at 9:01 am

Yeah, FITS didn’t even do a cursory amount of research before writing this crap. The cops get called to this place a lot, and there were the two murders.

You can debate whether these places should be legal, but the law is the law, until it is changed. If this place isn’t a nuisance, then no place is.

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fc April 29, 2015 at 11:04 am

vic u got one right!

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Alias The Buzzman April 29, 2015 at 11:07 am

Should every hotel where more than one murder has occurred be closed? How about mall parking lots, urban parking decks, etc.?

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vicupstate April 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm

If two murders, one of which was committed by an employee, and a multitude of other crimes occurred at a particular motel, then yes. It wouldn’t be the first time that was done either.

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Alias The Buzzman April 29, 2015 at 11:06 am

Lap dances with “extras” are NOT cheap. Nor are the drinks they bought, plus tips. On the public dime. Let’s face it, these guys party. DO they get their rocks off, or not? They’ll never tell. But SOMETHING kept them returning to that club again and again, to partake of what it offers, or is alleged to offer, and to “raid” it.

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Spare me April 28, 2015 at 7:23 pm

If Wilkins really wants to shut them down, just enforce employment laws.

I’m guessing he’s a Republican, and doesn’t want to be seen as supporting workers.

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CNSYD April 28, 2015 at 8:04 pm

I believe you will find that the strippers are working as self employed contractors and thus are responsible for their own taxes, FICA, etc. The strippers have to pay the bouncers, dee jay, etc. via a fee called a “tip out”.

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Chelsea Lane April 30, 2015 at 1:09 am

This is actually a big issue right now – the idea that strippers are improperly classified as independent contractors. There’s a highly publicized (locally, anyways) lawsuit in Portland where one of the grievances is that the dancers were treated as employees, but not given any of the benefits of employee status. Classifying the dancers as independents rather than employees allows management to further exploit them through the fees you mentioned.

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Scooter April 28, 2015 at 8:15 pm

That place is nothing but trouble.

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SYNTwist April 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Maybe Greenville will some of those body camera’s so we can see what police officers are investigating?

“The bill would set up a fund to pay for body cameras and give state law enforcement officials six months to work out the details of how they should be used. The Senate’s budget-writing committee has set aside $3.4 million to fund it, enough to buy 2,000 cameras and store data. Buying cameras for the roughly 12,000 law enforcement officers in the state would cost an estimated $30 million, not including data storage and maintenance.”

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150428/PC1603/150429323/1031/senate-gives-initial-ok-to-body-cameras-but-cost-privacy-remain-concerns

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Alias The Buzzman April 29, 2015 at 10:50 am

It excites me to know you want to see that. GRRRRRR!

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SYNTwist April 29, 2015 at 11:22 am

LMAO!

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chuck April 28, 2015 at 8:32 pm

When I was in college 20 years ago.. it was called Characters… I remember some poor guy getting sucker punched and falling unconscious on the hard floor…he hit the floor like a ton of bricks and his head smacked the ground with a sickening thud…He lapsed into unconsciousness and the lights were immediately turned on and the bouncers and cops swarmed in…the cowardly perp disappeared in the ensuing chaos…perhaps the place can be turned into a soup kitchen…

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euwe max April 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Jason’s Strip Club in Windsor… hire them as consultants to improve the club.

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shifty henry April 29, 2015 at 10:45 am

Well, Max, let’s have your review of it, please….

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euwe max April 29, 2015 at 6:35 pm

You had to be there. :)

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shifty henry April 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm

what happened? give us a clue! number of casualties! body count on customers and dancers? what was the date – I’ll look it up! suspense kills!

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euwe max April 29, 2015 at 9:22 pm

I’m not sure I’m ready to talk about it yet.

Alias The Buzzman April 30, 2015 at 6:12 am

Shopping it to the paying outlets, huh? Smart choice.

euwe max April 30, 2015 at 9:35 am

Is that a dream, or what?

Professional writer, world-renowned strip club critic with columns in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today.

Tour the world, keep a top-10 list of the best strip clubs, top-10 list of the most attractive strippers, articles on strippers who actually used stripping as a stepping stone to a college education, and a successful career in business…

magazines, videos, awards…

ahhhh…

nah, the wife would never go for it.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt April 28, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Main thing is….keep voting for the GOP everybody.

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erneba April 29, 2015 at 12:33 am

I hate it that my favorite place in Greenville may be shut down. I guess I will have to find another place in Greenville to sniff bar stools.

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Libtard April 29, 2015 at 9:48 am

social conservatives pandering to voters in the Upstate? You dont say……

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Dan Ruck April 29, 2015 at 9:53 am

Ha! The cops only raided 200 times according to the G’ville News. Guess the cops need a raise.

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Alias The Buzzman April 29, 2015 at 11:03 am

Taxpayers paid for all those “up close and personal” lap dances, too. Let’s not forget that.

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Crooner April 29, 2015 at 2:18 pm

I have been in this establishment and seen nothing of the sort. Perhaps it’s time for a return visit. Did they say how much for a hand job?

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SYNTwist April 29, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Looks like our chances of “seeing” these investigations live are improving. Wonder if they will still want to close them down. As I recall, one of the shootings at Platinum Plus was an officer shooting….but let me see if I can find the source.

http://www.nbc26.tv/story/28934282/south-carolina-senate-passes-police-body-camera-bill

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