Strip club raided, dancers arrested

Strip club raided, dancers arrested

There are 71 comments on the KHOU-TV Houston story from Mar 23, 2007, titled Strip club raided, dancers arrested. In it, KHOU-TV Houston reports that:

There was a raid on a north Harris County strip club Friday afternoon. Nine employees of the Saint James club on Rankin Road were arrested by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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Tom

Prairie Hill, TX

#1 Mar 26, 2007
An old boss of mine used to say this was the best place to go as far as topless clubs. He would leave work early to go there. I think he wrote my performance evaluation there because it stank of booze, cigarettes, and this floral ordor.
Todd W

Houston, TX

#2 Apr 10, 2007
I've been there many times back in the day. Mostly before it burned down.
RainMan

United States

#3 Apr 12, 2007
I'm glad such prostitution place like this shut down for good, they need to act like this on all the rest of the other prostitution places similar to this joint!
Todd W

Houston, TX

#4 Apr 12, 2007
RainMan wrote:
I'm glad such prostitution place like this shut down for good, they need to act like this on all the rest of the other prostitution places similar to this joint!
Agreed. Those so called modeling studios need to be shut down as well. Those poor girls are slaves imported from other countries.
jeff

AOL

#5 Apr 18, 2007
There will be Mothers on the streets who can't feed their kids, there will be college students unable to go to school, There will be apartments walked out on, cars unpaid, tanning salons, nail places, hair places, shopping malls, even resturants will all go down if they close strip clubs down. Those girls are just using the business to help them get where they want to be. The people who want to close them are making good money at their day jobs so its easy for them to say that. If you want to clean the places up fine, but their is no need to shut them down, those girls are not wanting to hurt anybody in the city, they just want to live like the rest of us.
ShoperGiRl

Mcallen, TX

#6 Apr 18, 2007
CITY OF HOUSTON, STATE OF TEXAS RAILROADS 150 TOPLESS CLUBS INTO SHUTTING DOWN ______COPY OF LETTER TO Hon. Stephan B> Morris__________
Dear Sir,
I found your name as an appointee to oversee judical conduct and investigate Texas courts. I am requesting that you investigate the City Of Houston and their laws that regulates topless clubs. They have been trying to shut them down for about 10 years. They knowingly allowed public schools to open by and near these topless clubs "after" claiming that they pose a danger to school aged children. They are the ones who put these schools and daycares by some of these clubs. They are the ones who issue permits to these schools to operate. Now they want to shut all 150 clubs down and put hundreds of people out of jobs. I claim they knowingly did this to get rid of all the topless clubs in Houston. Granted there may be some who should not be open or that opened up next to schools or daycares that already existed. In light of the fact that a lot of the topless clubs where there "first" before the "new distance law" or before the school or daycare center opened up next door to them it seems unconstitutional. There should be a first come first serve law that phrobits the City Of Houston to allow a public school or dayacre center to open up next to one of these establishments when in fact they claim they pose some kind of threat to children. If this is the case then no topless club can ever open anywhere in Houston. The City will always be allowed to grant permits to schools and daycare centers to set up camp next door to them. It's unconstitutional. It's abuse of the law. It's abuse of their powers and anyone else who rules in their favor of such laws. It is in violating the United States Constitution and the rights of the owners of these topless clubs. Please investigate.
ShoperGiRl

Mcallen, TX

#7 Apr 18, 2007
Dear Sir,
I found your name as an appointee to oversee judical conduct and investigate Texas courts. I am requesting that you investigate the City Of Houston and their laws that regulates topless clubs. They have been trying to shut them down for about 10 years. They knowingly allowed public schools to open by and near these topless clubs "after" claiming that they pose a danger to school aged children. They are the ones who put these schools and daycares by some of these clubs. They are the ones who issue permits to these schools to operate. Now they want to shut all 150 clubs down and put hundreds of people out of jobs. I claim they knowingly did this to get rid of all the topless clubs in Houston. Granted there may be some who should not be open or that opened up next to schools or daycares that already existed. In light of the fact that a lot of the topless clubs where there "first" before the "new distance law" or before the school or daycare center opened up next door to them it seems unconstitutional. There should be a first come first serve law that phrobits the City Of Houston to allow a public school or dayacre center to open up next to one of these establishments when in fact they claim they pose some kind of threat to children. If this is the case then no topless club can ever open anywhere in Houston. The City will always be allowed to grant permits to schools and daycare centers to set up camp next door to them. It's unconstitutional. It's abuse of the law. It's abuse of their powers and anyone else who rules in their favor of such laws. It is in violating the United States Constitution and the rights of the owners of these topless clubs. Please investigate.
outonbail

United States

#8 Apr 18, 2007
RainMan wrote:
I'm glad such prostitution place like this shut down for good, they need to act like this on all the rest of the other prostitution places similar to this joint!
Personally, I would prefer the law enforcement agency that survives off of my tax dollars to spend my money on the investigation, apprehension and conviction of violent criminals.
These topless establishment's as well as the people who operate and are employed by them, are all paying a considerable amount of tax money which is distributed and used by the city, county, state and federal governments.
One of the things that make this country great, is something called the "Constitution" and all of our rights and freedoms are protected by it. This includes dancers club owners, customers, as well as you and me. I know I wouldn't want any one person or group of people, deciding that I shouldn't be protected by the constitution and I have to believe this feeling is shared by most citizens of this country.
If you're for the elimination of the constitutional rights of any group of people who you feel are immoral or you just don't like, then you shouldn't act too surprised when you're rights are taken away.
If my tax dollars are being spent to fight illegal activities occurring at these establishments, that's one thing. But to claim they should all be shut down, regardless of whether they are operating within the legal limits established by law, is a frightening position to support and anyone doing so is either very uninformed, or very stupid.
I would like to know how many murders took place, how many rapes, how many car jackings, drive by shootings, child molestations, kidnappings, armed robberies and residential burglaries,, etc. etc. in the same time frame that this club was being investigated? If none of the above, then I suppose they can justify focusing our money and attention at this tax paying club.
However, if a child or family member of yours was murdered and you learned that the police were busy trying to bust this topless business for lap dances, would you then feel the police had their crime fighting priorities in order?
Judge Roy Bean

Houston, TX

#9 Apr 18, 2007
outonbail wrote:
<quoted text>
Personally, I would prefer the law enforcement agency that survives off of my tax dollars to spend my money on the investigation, apprehension and conviction of violent criminals.
(narcotics trafficking and the sludge that operates in said business is very much involved in these clubs)
These topless establishment's as well as the people who operate and are employed by them, are all paying a considerable amount of tax money (actually skirting tax laws because they predominantly operate on a cash basis)
which is distributed and used by the city, county, state and federal governments.
One of the things that make this country great, is something called the "Constitution" and all of our rights and freedoms are protected by it. This includes dancers club owners, customers, as well as you and me. I know I wouldn't want any one person or group of people, deciding that I shouldn't be protected by the constitution and I have to believe this feeling is shared by most citizens of this country.
If you're for the elimination of the constitutional rights of any group of people who you feel are immoral
(immoral actions aren't neccessarily the key factor here, it's the laws that they are breaking) or you just don't like, then you shouldn't act too surprised when you're rights are taken away.
If my tax dollars are being spent to fight illegal activities occurring at these establishments, that's one thing(guarantee that not a night goes by that illegal acitivity isn't going on at any one of them).
But to claim they should all be shut down, regardless of whether they are operating within the legal limits established by law, is a frightening position to support and anyone doing so is either very uninformed, or very stupid.
I would like to know how many murders took place, how many rapes, how many car jackings, drive by shootings, child molestations, kidnappings, armed robberies and residential burglaries,, etc. etc. in the same time frame that this club was being investigated? If none of the above, then I suppose they can justify focusing our money and attention at this tax paying club.
However, if a child or family member of yours was murdered and you learned that the police were busy trying to bust this topless business for lap dances, would you then feel the police had their crime fighting priorities in order?
(ok, so are you suggesting that the entire dept. was on this raid? and know one was out on patrol? come on...)
hmmm.
Texas Expatriate

Köln, Germany

#10 Apr 19, 2007
Where the h§ll is Vidor Texas?!

Bwahaha!
Judge Roy Bean wrote:
<quoted text>
hmmm.
Judge Roy Bean

United States

#11 Apr 19, 2007
Texas Expatriate wrote:
Where the h§ll is Vidor Texas?!
Bwahaha!
<quoted text>
Great place for someone like you. check it out, forget your montrose estate and move there.
Texas Expatriate

Köln, Germany

#12 Apr 19, 2007
Nope, nothing doing, I'm set on Montrose.

Anyway, why is it that you guys don't like Montrose?
I thought it was a nice place, last time I was there.
At least it's a lot better than Katy or Pasadena.

Where did you say your from, was it Baytown?
Judge Roy Bean wrote:
<quoted text>
Great place for someone like you. check it out, forget your montrose estate and move there.
Todd W

Houston, TX

#13 Apr 19, 2007
Texas Expatriate wrote:
Nope, nothing doing, I'm set on Montrose.
Anyway, why is it that you guys don't like Montrose?
I thought it was a nice place, last time I was there.
At least it's a lot better than Katy or Pasadena.
Where did you say your from, was it Baytown?
<quoted text>
I drive thru montrose on my way to work. The area is really nice. I appriciate the historical homes in the area & great places to eat.
Judge Roy Bean

United States

#14 Apr 19, 2007
Texas Expatriate wrote:
Nope, nothing doing, I'm set on Montrose.
Anyway, why is it that you guys don't like Montrose?
I thought it was a nice place, last time I was there.
At least it's a lot better than Katy or Pasadena.
Where did you say your from, was it Baytown?
<quoted text>
Baytown? no... on second thought you will do well on montrose, plenty of walgreens to restock your KY supplies...
Texas Expatriate

Köln, Germany

#15 Apr 19, 2007
Yeah, great jelly-donut filling for your comrades in blue.
Bwahahahahahaha!!!
Judge Roy Bean wrote:
<quoted text>
Baytown? no... on second thought you will do well on montrose, plenty of walgreens to restock your KY supplies...
outonbail

United States

#16 Apr 19, 2007
Judge Roy Bean wrote:
<quoted text> hmmm.
Are you actually a Judge? If so, I am shocked that you would look at the situation from a position of assuming these people and/or businesses are guilty. Certainly a judge should be impartial and if anything, consider innocent until proven guilty.

Not that I would bet anything against what you’re saying, I just don’t find it appropriate for any judge to assume guilt before looking at and hearing the evidence submitted by the prosecution, once it has been determined that the evidence was legally collected and then give the same open ear and mind to hear the accused and his/her defense to the charges, before you would judge one way or the other.

Even if you have judged these type of cases in the past and in each one, the owners and employees were found guilty of the charges against them, this can not be used as evidence to prove any current or future case. So why would you post your belief that all these clubs are meddling in illegal activity every night, without giving them the benefit of due process before making such a claim?

I have to believe that you’re not a judge, but rather someone who believes that identifying yourself as one, by way of an anonymous user name, will furnish you’re posts with a higher degree of credibility.

Anyway, the reason I have put my two cents in this thread is because I lived in San Bernardino California for the past ten years and there has been an ongoing battle betweenthe City of San Bernardino and the local strip club. To date, the City of San Bernardino has lost in court to this local strip club on three separate occasions if I’m not mistaken.
They have hired dancers to work there undercover and also sent officials in undercover in an effort to identify illegal activity. The taxpayer money that has been completely wasted by fighting this losing battle, is so far, in the neighborhood of two million dollars!

I think it would be wise for other cities in this country to take a close look at the situation which has become a very expensive embarrassment to San Bernardino, before they go into court with their guns half cocked and waste the money that taxpayers are being squeezed for on a daily basis.

The following is a link to one story about the situation I’m referring to in San Bernardino.
Although this site is less than what many would consider legitimate, I have read the same story in the local San Bernardino newspaper so it is accurate.

Read it here: http://independentsources.com/2007/02/26/fles...
outonbail

United States

#17 Apr 19, 2007
The link I posted doesn't seem to work correctly. However,if you go to the sites home page and type San Bernardino in the search box, the article will come up with the above address.
Texas Expatriate

Göttingen, Germany

#18 Apr 19, 2007
Is he a judge? Bwahahahahaha

He's a retired security guard.

Works nights at "El Pollo Loco"
outonbail wrote:
<quoted text>Are you actually a Judge? If so, I am shocked that you would look at the situation from a position of assuming these people and/or businesses are guilty. Certainly a judge should be impartial and if anything, consider innocent until proven guilty.
Not that I would bet anything against what you’re saying, I just don’t find it appropriate for any judge to assume guilt before looking at and hearing the evidence submitted by the prosecution, once it has been determined that the evidence was legally collected and then give the same open ear and mind to hear the accused and his/her defense to the charges, before you would judge one way or the other.
Even if you have judged these type of cases in the past and in each one, the owners and employees were found guilty of the charges against them, this can not be used as evidence to prove any current or future case. So why would you post your belief that all these clubs are meddling in illegal activity every night, without giving them the benefit of due process before making such a claim?
I have to believe that you’re not a judge, but rather someone who believes that identifying yourself as one, by way of an anonymous user name, will furnish you’re posts with a higher degree of credibility.
Anyway, the reason I have put my two cents in this thread is because I lived in San Bernardino California for the past ten years and there has been an ongoing battle betweenthe City of San Bernardino and the local strip club. To date, the City of San Bernardino has lost in court to this local strip club on three separate occasions if I’m not mistaken.
They have hired dancers to work there undercover and also sent officials in undercover in an effort to identify illegal activity. The taxpayer money that has been completely wasted by fighting this losing battle, is so far, in the neighborhood of two million dollars!
I think it would be wise for other cities in this country to take a close look at the situation which has become a very expensive embarrassment to San Bernardino, before they go into court with their guns half cocked and waste the money that taxpayers are being squeezed for on a daily basis.
The following is a link to one story about the situation I’m referring to in San Bernardino.
Although this site is less than what many would consider legitimate, I have read the same story in the local San Bernardino newspaper so it is accurate.
Read it here: http://independentsources.com/2007/02/26/fles...

Since: Jan 06

El Paso, TX

#19 Apr 19, 2007
Texas Expatriate wrote:
Where the h§ll is Vidor Texas?!
Bwahaha!
<quoted text>
hmmm I've got family in Vidor.....
Judge Roy Bean

Littleton, CO

#21 Apr 19, 2007
outonbail wrote:
<quoted text>Are you actually a Judge? If so, I am shocked that you would look at the situation from a position of assuming these people and/or businesses are guilty. Certainly a judge should be impartial and if anything, consider innocent until proven guilty.
Not that I would bet anything against what you’re saying, I just don’t find it appropriate for any judge to assume guilt before looking at and hearing the evidence submitted by the prosecution, once it has been determined that the evidence was legally collected and then give the same open ear and mind to hear the accused and his/her defense to the charges, before you would judge one way or the other.
Even if you have judged these type of cases in the past and in each one, the owners and employees were found guilty of the charges against them, this can not be used as evidence to prove any current or future case. So why would you post your belief that all these clubs are meddling in illegal activity every night, without giving them the benefit of due process before making such a claim?
I have to believe that you’re not a judge, but rather someone who believes that identifying yourself as one, by way of an anonymous user name, will furnish you’re posts with a higher degree of credibility.
Anyway, the reason I have put my two cents in this thread is because I lived in San Bernardino California for the past ten years and there has been an ongoing battle betweenthe City of San Bernardino and the local strip club. To date, the City of San Bernardino has lost in court to this local strip club on three separate occasions if I’m not mistaken.
They have hired dancers to work there undercover and also sent officials in undercover in an effort to identify illegal activity. The taxpayer money that has been completely wasted by fighting this losing battle, is so far, in the neighborhood of two million dollars!
I think it would be wise for other cities in this country to take a close look at the situation which has become a very expensive embarrassment to San Bernardino, before they go into court with their guns half cocked and waste the money that taxpayers are being squeezed for on a daily basis.
The following is a link to one story about the situation I’m referring to in San Bernardino.
Although this site is less than what many would consider legitimate, I have read the same story in the local San Bernardino newspaper so it is accurate.
Read it here: http://independentsources.com/2007/02/26/fles...
ok, I won't even waste my time reading your post after the first question.. Get out a history book or even easier, google for your answer..
Secondly, I guess I should assume from the tone of your posted question that you are out on bail.. yes?

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