22 January, 2007

This is Outrageous!!

The council of Ku-ring-gai Council in Sydney have been fighting a lengthy and continuous battle to shut down illegal brothels in their beautiful leafy shire. Recently they have announced that they are scoring some important victories against these shonky pimps. Kudos to you Ku-ring-gai...

However, I am extremely distress to discover that they took some unorthodox measures to convict these dodgy operators. Namely, they hired private investigators to have sex with illegal prostitutes to build their case against them... (I suppose these investigators are now experts at investigating privates).

As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald:

"Sydney councils are paying private detectives to have sex with prostitutes in a bid to stamp out illegal brothels...

"Ku-ring-gai Council has spent $7,000 in the last month but mayor Nick Ebbeck said it was a necessary expense...

"At a cost of $3,500 per case, the detectives provide an affidavit, a detailed account of the transaction and sometime video footage..."

So let's get this straight, the job descriptions for the detectives are as thus:

  • You are an adult male, doesn't matter how butt-ugly you are;
  • You must have sex with hookers;
  • You must video tape the actual events;
  • You must write up sordid accounts of the "transaction";
  • For each prostitute you boink, you will be reimbursed three and a half thousand Australian tax-payer dollars for your effort. The government will thank you for it because it is a necessary expense.

This shit is absolutely outrageous!!! I will have to find my high school career adviser and kick his arse!!!

7 comments:

LN said...

I saw that story on TV. They were interview a councilman and he can actually outline a plan with a straight face. Those north shore council with too much money and too little to do.
I sort of feel sorry for the poor detectives. Having sex with smelly hookers and risking STD is not my ideal job.

Gord said...

I couldn't stop laughing when I saw the news report on TV...

even better is Premier Iemma saying that the NSW goverment support the closure of illegal operation but remain VERY tight-lipped over whether he would support this strategy.

Perfect politician response, saying something while saying absolutely nothing.

gnaphos said...

The investigators are getting paid to have sex, that would classify them as male prostitutes too. However, they don't have licenses, which make them also illegal.

I believe evidents that gathered illegally cannot be held in court.

ln said...

@ $7000 a pop these guys would be classified as high class hookers right? ... or may be they prefer to be call high class private dick :)

Gord said...

Gnaphos... you should be a lawyer ;-)

gl said...

I think "someone" just had one less place to visit that's why he's whinging... :P

gnaphos said...

A viable business model would be a join venture of private investigators and illegal hookers. It is actually the private investigator's interest to keep the illegal prostitution alive and well. If the theory of any system would always find a way to resolve any inefficiency, this profitable model will bound to happen some way or another, directly or indirectly.