Monday, July 27, 2009

Rhode Island: The First State To Go Completely To Hell(?)

Just this week the Providence Journal revealed that a loophole in the state's minor laws do not restrict girls as young as 16 from working as strippers, as long as they are home by 11:30 p.m.

This spring, while investigating a 16-year-old runaway who had been working at one of Providence's notorious strip clubs, police discovered that they could not prosecute, because there were no local or state laws barring teens from working in the city's thriving adult entertainment business.

No, this isn't a joke. It's from ABC News.

Apparently, it's being addressed:

Now, amidst the embarrassing publicity in a state that has one of the highest unemployment rates and a reputation for corruption, Roberts is supporting a bill introduced by state Rep. Joanne Giannini, D-Providence, that would close that loophole.

How is this not already addressed by child pornography laws? Why do we even need such laws?

Oh yeah. Because the whole world is entirely (bleep)ed.

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