We are a modern society with age old laws that serve as a quick fix band-aid for huge wounds. The war on drugs and the continued persecution of prostitutes is an example of this. The vices of sex and drugs has continued to be one of violence and criminal opportunity due to them being illegal. I feel as if the only thing this country learned from prohibition is that the smartest and richest people in the game are the ones who sell people what they want.
Recently the latest witch to be burned at the stake of modern prohibition is a Maine, Zumba instructor by the name of Alexis Wright. Charged with over 100 counts of prostitution, Alexis and her clients are being pursued by the Maine court of law. Due to Alexis keeping meticulous records of her clients and the $150,000 made from her side-hustle, the cops have now decided to publicize their names in a weekly police report. Essentially the punishing of the prostitute isn’t enough so they are going after the Johns.
Is the country so void of real criminal activity that this is what they have time to do?
I can imagine if Alexis Wright had set up shop in California or Miami where the crime rate is astronomical due to the other big bad ghost chase–drugs–they wouldn’t have time to go after Johns because… I don’t know… their cops are actually busy?
What exactly does arresting Alexis Wright do to help society outside of the religious sect? Was her Zumba with an extra slice of peach pie on the side dangerous to society? Was she a pimpstress, madame, or slave-trader that was forcing young illegal women to sleep with men against their will? No. She was using her body to make money and this–in my honest opinion—is a waste of time and tax-payer’s money.
Wright, 29, pleaded not guilty to 106 counts of prostitution, invasion of privacy, tax evasion and other charges for allegedly accepting money for sex and secretly videotaping her encounters. Her business partner, Mark Strong Sr., a 57-year-old insurance agent and private investigator, pleaded not guilty to 59 misdemeanor charges for his alleged role.
Kennebunk police have been issuing summons to Wright’s alleged clients and said the names will be released in bi-weekly police activity reports beginning Friday.
For those who may feel shocked by my open backing of prostitution, I have always advocated that as a free nation the vices we love so much should be legalized and regulated instead of being outlawed. If you are foolish enough to believe that the war on drugs is working, or that punishing prostitutes will keep them from tricking then there is nothing I can write that will educate you.
I look back at prohibition because it’s lesson went unheard and now we have street gangsters becoming rich off of drugs, white slavery, and other things that fuel a society that wants it’s candy and is disallowed from having it. No, punishing the Alexis Wright’s of the world is not going to make your existence any more civil and safe than it is right now. It’s only going to force people doing it to tighten up their hustle as to avoid being caught.
Arresting Alexis Wright will not help anyone and neither will publishing the names of the men who partook of her sexual treats. The legal system of Maine must aim to destroy people’s lives because that is all that this will end up doing. Stupid is as stupid does and it sounds to me like Maine has way too much time on their hands.See some words or phrases that you don't understand? Check out The Dragon's Lexicon.