Tampa Police Cracking Down On Prostitution As Sex-Crazed Republicans Come To Town

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Hands off the strippers, GOP. 
Tampa's strip club industry is preparing for a cash-making bonanza next week as tens of thousands of Republicans come to town to blather on about family values all day before hitting Ybor City at night to get hammered and ogle some T&A. But Tampa police are drawing a line in the sand: GOP delegates will have to look elsewhere (Bradenton?) for their hookers.

The police force arrested 16 would-be prostitutes at strip clubs around town yesterday after getting word that ladies of the night may be descending on Tampa Bay for the Republican National Convention.

In a sting called "Operation Keep It Clean," a dozen Tampa cops went undercover to clubs around town trying to buy sexual favors from strippers.

Police ended up arresting 16 women -- including a 61-year-old dancer at one club -- on charges of offering to commit prostitution.

The cops say they'll be vigilant at clubs as the RNC starts next weekend, and probably for good reason.

As the New York Times reported last month, clubs around Tampa are pimping out their VIP rooms with paparazzi-evading back doors and Republican-baiting specials. An informal survey of strip club owners during past conventions found that the conservative politicians are more stripper-hungry than their liberal counterparts.

Just remember, Mittens: There's no sex in the champagne room, buddy.

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28 comments
2327framespersecond
2327framespersecond

This "investigation" was conducted by stuffing tax payer money in g strings.  

djswim911
djswim911

@cshillz I bet she's just putting her grand kids thru school... Ha...

Jason Riner
Jason Riner

Since you couldn't refute my argument, I guess I'll just have to beat you at your own game. Pretty sure sex with underage boys is a lot worse than skinny dipping lol

Jason Riner
Jason Riner

@Jose - "I think the article is pointing out the irony between the increase in prostitution/strip club business and republican conventions." The article does NOT contain a single fact proving that statement. If this is your conjecture, then so be it... but there is no evidence here to support a direct correlation. Other than the police cracking down on clubs prior to the RNC, this is all just pure speculation on behalf of the writer who clearly has a bias, which is not surprising coming from MNT. Edit: looks like they added this little snippet, "An informal survey of strip club owners during past conventions found that the conservative politicians are more stripper-hungry than their liberal counterparts." An informal survey of strip club owners? That's the source? Give me a break. Regardless, ANY event that brings thousands of people to a city will inevitably stimulate businesses within the area... including strip clubs. The Super Bowl, the Olympics, the World Series, concerts, etc. I'm pretty sure the same would apply if the Democrats were holding their convention in Tampa as well. Once again, Miami New Times degrades itself to a political pissing contest because they're completely incapable of responsible journalism. It'd be nice if they could leave the politics out of it, because I really do enjoy the entertainment section but they are becoming unbearable these days.

Jason Riner
Jason Riner

@Jose - "I think the article is pointing out the irony between the increase in prostitution/strip club business and republican conventions." The article does NOT contain a single fact proving that statement. If this is your conjecture, then so be it... but there is no evidence here to support a direct correlation. Other than the police cracking down on clubs prior to the RNC, this is all just pure speculation on behalf of the writer who clearly has a bias, which is not surprising coming from MNT. Edit: looks like they added this little snippet, "An informal survey of strip club owners during past conventions found that the conservative politicians are more stripper-hungry than their liberal counterparts." An informal survey of strip club owners? That's the source? Give me a break. Regardless, ANY event that brings thousands of people to a city will inevitably stimulate businesses within the area... including strip clubs. The Super Bowl, the Olympics, the World Series, concerts, etc. I'm pretty sure the same would apply if the Democrats were holding their convention in Tampa as well. Once again, Miami New Times degrades itself to a political pissing contest because they're completely incapable of responsible journalism. It'd be nice if they could leave the politics out of it, because I really do enjoy the entertainment section but they are becoming unbearable these days.

Jose Antonio Navarro
Jose Antonio Navarro

@Jason- I think the article is pointing out the irony between the increase in prostitution/strip club business and republican conventions. This article isn't bashing hookers, it's pointing out those that spend the majority of their time using their Evangelical morality in legislation and in the voting booth.

isaacezekiel
isaacezekiel

@MiamiNewTimes Isn't the crack down on prostitutes considered anti-capitalism. Afterall the "free market" demands it. #RepublicanSpeak

Jason Riner
Jason Riner

Turn to the back of a Miami New Times publication, how many sponsors are strip clubs and adult entertainment? Hypocritical much?

Jason Riner
Jason Riner

Turn to the back of a Miami New Times publication, how many sponsors are strip clubs and adult entertainment? Hypocritical much?

Jason Riner
Jason Riner

Wow, another article by Miami New Times with no facts, just a political bias. You guys call this journalism?

Robb Erwin
Robb Erwin

Host the RNC in Tampa... Brilliant idea! They've finally figured out a way to get the hookers and drug dealers to leave Miami, at least temporarily.

Christopher J Warren
Christopher J Warren

They are doing it so no scandals come out during the convention. God knows there are a bunch of heathens in the Republican party...

Kenny Southwell
Kenny Southwell

miami new times publishing an article about moral issues. that's funny.

cshillz
cshillz

@CavsFangelo not the first time I've been called that (cc: @BowersCLE )

zram305
zram305

@Wreaking_Havoc_ I know sucks you’re surrounded :-(

zram305
zram305

@Wreaking_Havoc_ woot woot!

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