BJ Shea

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BJ'S BLOG 06/28/13 "Legalize This Next "

Yesterday on the show we talked about some alleged sexual activity going on at a bikini barista stand involving a police officer!

On Tuesday, a Snohomish County sheriff's sergeant was arrested after police said he had sex with a bikini barista coffee shop owner and manager in exchange for tipping them off to when the police were going to come and do their investigation. The Everett police said the investigation was a part of an effort to stop prostitution and lewd contact. 

The owner of Java Juggs was also arrested which wasn’t her first time because she was also arrested in July 2011 during a prostitution investigation.

First off, I want to start off and say that if this is true and they were being dumb, they should be punished for breaking the law.

Secondly, the thing I don’t understand is why prostitution is illegal in this day and age. Why can’t it be a simple business transaction between two consenting adults? If we treated it like a business where we taxed it and also made sure it was safe, how could that be a bad thing?

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06/28/2013 9:08AM
BJ'S BLOG 06/28/13 "Legalize This Next "
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06/28/2013 11:44AM
I think the issue is that your solution makes to much sense. It has been the standard in many developed nations such as Germany and the Netherlands. It is a regulated industry where the workers are licensed, taxed, and required to have a monthly exam. They also are treated like govt workers and get a pension when they retire. To me this seems to be a much better way of doing things than our current system. The issue is that old time religion gets in the way and they have to spout off about morals, family, values and marriage while they go and impregnate their mistresses.
06/28/2013 11:50AM
A thought
My idea on Prost!tution would be that any person who wanted to be a prost!tute would have to get a business license. Be tested for STDs on a regular bases. They would be required to meet all health codes and also be CPR certified. The Liqur@ control board would be re named to better describe its roll over liqur@, P0t, and S@x. (CENSORED LIKE HE11)
06/28/2013 1:09PM
Never made sense to me either
I never could understand why it was illegal. If they are both adults, and both consenting adults, what is the big deal? If you legalize it, you can license the prostitutes, and require that they get regular testing. This would reduce disease, and it could be taxed. It's funny how it changes if you take them out to dinner first.
06/28/2013 1:58PM
When there's a black market for things, that's when dangerous activity occurs. Legalize it and part of the criminal activity is slowly pushed out. If drugs/prostitution was legalized, it wouldn't fix all problems related to them, but I'd bet it would fix a lot. No more cartels and kingpins. Less STDs, murders and abuse for prostitutes.
06/28/2013 10:48PM
I agree, but I'm also kind of on the fence
If it were just a business transaction between two people who were consenting to sex, I wouldn't really have a problem with it if no one was getting hurt in the process. But, unfortunately there is a fair number of prostitutes that are often kidnapped, raped and forced on the streets, and trafficked from overseas from a young age, and never really even consented to it. However, I also know that there are independent sex workers who make appointments have businesses, and don't have to answer to anyone but themselves. So, I feel like we should all be free to be consenting adults and that's that. But, I also know that there is more often than not a harsher side to prostitution, which is why I'm on the fence about it.
07/02/2013 11:24AM
BJ Shea
I can understand your concern for coerced prostitution. Human slavery in 2013 is just unconscionable. I believe that SUPER harsh punishment should be doled out for such crimes. -BJ
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