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Comment: Re:Yes, but the real problem is being ignored. (Score 1) 461

by drkim (#48348995) Attached to: Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

You're kind of missing the point. They're not even trying to "keep prostitutes from expressing themselves" they are keeping prostitutes from being in a commercial business with a bunch of horny guys with money; with the same types of powers they wield to keep people with illegal addiction issues becoming pharmacists.

They are regulating this in commercial venues because they can.
e.g. If your Mom is sick, and sneezes all over the food she's about to serve you, there is nothing government can do about it.
They CAN (and do) however, regulate health practices that go on in commercial restaurants.

This has nothing to do with whether or not you approve of prostitution. Prostitution can be legalized by legislation, as it is in most of Nevada. You can always move there, or get enough friends together to change your local law.

Comment: Re:Yes, but the real problem is being ignored. (Score 1) 461

by drkim (#48348857) Attached to: Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

Depends on the business, and what's being regulated. I would argue that certain regulations are, in fact, bad. Including ones restricting something like dancing.

Also, assuming that dancing is free speech, free speech doesn't become null and void just because it's done by a business.

They are not regulating dancing.
Non-hookers are not being restricted.
And hookers are free to dance as free expression in a non-commercial venue.
However, government DOES have the ability to regulate business.

They are trying to stop known prostitutes from furthering their prostitution business under the cover of nekkid dancing.

You're saying, "You can't keep someone from getting a job as a bank teller just because they have multiple priors for embezzling cash."

Well, yes you can.

Comment: Re:Yes, but the real problem is being ignored. (Score 1) 461

by drkim (#48348527) Attached to: Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

...and dancing is free speech. The government should tread very lightly.

Absolutely! If the girls want to dance around, as free expression, in a free venue; they are welcome to do so.

However, once you have a cover charge, and take money for food and drinks, and are paying employees; then you are running a 'business' and government has the right to regulate business.

Comment: Re:Yes, but the real problem is being ignored. (Score 1) 461

by drkim (#48348505) Attached to: Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

Many strippers engage in prostitution...

Correct. Left unchecked, professional prostitutes often use strip clubs as a 'screening room' to select, and pick up their clients.

The reason for the registration is to keep the 'pros' out of the clubs.

It's no different than screening potential bank employees for money issues, or screening potential police officers for a criminal background.

Comment: Re:Typical!! (Score 3, Informative) 271

by drkim (#48339841) Attached to: Dealer-Installed GPS Tracker Leads To Kidnapper's Arrest in Maryland

Eh, this depends on whether your state subscribes to Title Theory or Lien Theory.

Correct! But either way the financing dealer could:

A. Attach the GPS to protect his/her property (Title)

B. Attach the GPS to secure his/her loan collateral (Lien)

(Here, I admit I haven't read through a car finance contract, but...) I imagine they could stipulate the GPS as part of the loan terms.

I'm sure it makes repo'ing easier.

Comment: Re:Typical!! (Score 4, Informative) 271

by drkim (#48339333) Attached to: Dealer-Installed GPS Tracker Leads To Kidnapper's Arrest in Maryland

...Any such devices like this would be removed from any car I buy...

Agreed! But the key work here is 'buy' - the implication being you buy it outright, and are the owner.

On the other hand, if you are financing through the dealer, the RO (registered owner) is the dealer, not you.

If you look at the Spireon tracking company's site, it states the purpose of the tracker:

"Like auto dealers, vehicle finance companies are turning to GPS vehicle tracking in order to offer loans to subprime buyers while minimizing their risk."

That does not compute.

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