Monday, July 10, 2006

Unfair and Inappropriate

Arcadia, CA

The Taboo Gentleman's Club (like there's a gentleman within a hundred yards of the place) is suing the city of Arcadia for what they claim is "unfair and inappropriate" behavior on the part of police.

Apparently, the cops were investigating code compliance, making sure that the strip club is in keeping with local ordinances. Dancers need to be licensed before they can work, and they get licensed by showing up at the club and filling out an aplication. According to the suit, the cops prevented the dancers from applying, then later shut down the club and arrested one of the owners and a dancer for license violations.

Taboo is a chain club. In case they sound familiar, it's because the city of Anaheim lost a 2 BILLION dollar suit with them in 2004. Considering the hits that cities have taken with adult oriented businesses lately (the City of Los Angeles lately rescinded an ordnance requiring dancers to maintain a 6 foot distance from their clientele due to a surprisingly loud community outcry), I think Arcadia's going to have a bit of a tussle on their hands.


Kim Mizar-Stem said...

Hey Mr. Happy Sunshine! I love reading your blog because it just brightens the hell out of my day!

David Terrenoire said...

This just proves the old adage: Never get between a lap dancer and a lap dancee.


I still have the scars.

Chris Everheart said...

How did I miss this yesterday?! So many jokes...

1) The police are stupid. They would have been more successful if they had just put up a booth outside the club with a sign reading "Free cavity searches". The strippers would have just lined up.
2) Terrenoire is right. Lap dancees can be nasty. In the tiny (ex-urban) town of Coates, MN, the owners of a (ahem) gentlemen's club had their patrons register to vote using the strip club's address so they could overthrow the city council that was hassling them. The patrons gladly complied. Many went to jail. The clubhouse was closed. Their stupidity makes you wish the mob would come in and clean the business up.
3) Those stripper laws are ridiculous! If I wanted to hear a naked woman tell me I couldn't get within 6 feet of her I would...(finish this joke).
4) I detect a personal undercurrent in your reportage, Stephen. I can tell that this is a subject you feel strongly about. Oh, and tell Amber I said hi.