As promised, the unedited response from the brothel industry to Harry Reid’s call to outlaw it (posted below). In this audio file, you will hear several voices, including those of brothel owner Dennis Hoff, who attended the Senator’s speech in the Assembly Chambers yesterday.
Hoff told the Reasonable Reporter he was frisked and searched by both the Secret Service and the legislature’s own police force. Hoff says these authorities — unclear which ones — asked him whether he’d brought a weapon. He pointed to his mouth, he said, and he told them yes. He brought it and he intended to use it.
Other voices you’ll hear: industry lobbyist George Flint, Nevada Brothel Association president Jeff Arnold, professional prostitutes Bunny Love and Brooke Taylor, and various members of the Nevada press corps.
Highlights: They discuss the unlicensed sex for sale in Las Vegas, and the legal precedent they say would allow them to fight any attempt to close brothels. (The brothel license is property, and shutting them down is a taking, they say. Combined value of the licenses is in the hundreds of millions.) The women describe life in the cathouse as better than life on the street, and express their outrage at the suggestion that children are looking out the school bus window at sexually untoward activity. (He wants sex offenders to have more rights than we do.) The potential job loss and impact to the counties is also covered.
Hear the full half-hour response of legal prostitution to Senator Reid’s speech. This was an informal press conference in the hallway outside the Assembly Chambers. Hear the file by clicking on the flash player below.
If you do not have a flash player you may download the file directly by clicking here. The file is about a half-hour long.