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legendNYC
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Jamaica, NY
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Queens Crime

Here are some items from one of our local papers:

Prostitution busts at Kew Gardens motels
Man Maced, robbed at casino

Not sure if this is a trend or part of the Great Recession.


lilhurricane
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whizkid3
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reply to legendNYC
Unfortunately, there seemed to be no prostitution. The police sent people in posing as prostitutes; bribed the desk clerks into sending anyone needing such services to their rooms. Then the cops sent in people posing as johns. Apparently, without the knowledge of the hotel managers or owners; the police then shut down these hotels.

Yeah, there apparently is a long history of prostitution at these hotels. But the police created a (phony) crime. IMHO, if there is prostitution going in; they should go after the criminals. Not simply fabricate a crime; and then close up businesses; prior to any due process. I guess they have way too much time on their hands; or think that they are the judge, jury and executioner; and can simply set something up to close down businesses they don't like; before anyone has a day in court; and without even any crime being committed. (Police exchanging money with themselves and no sex being performed, doesn't sound like prostitution was going on to me.) Did they catch any prostitutes? No. Did they catch any johns? No. Just deceived desk clerks into taking cash.


ArgyleDSL
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reply to legendNYC
I was at Douglaston movie theater a few years ago with some jids to watch Harry Potter (4 or 5). Before the previews came on, they show ads from local merchants. The Kew Motor Inn was one of the ads. Amused how an ad for a motel shows up before a family movie showing.
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squirrel83
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reply to legendNYC
It is a nice casino. . .


legendNYC
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reply to legendNYC
Update from Huffington Post:

Late last week, the Kew Motor Inn was shut down in a massive prostitution sting operation carried out by police. I wasn't surprised: I'd been to the hotel a week before, as part of an assignment to report on the seedy sex hotels of New York City for Oyster.com. I met a pimp within an hour of being there.

»www.huffingtonpost.com/oyster/se···657.html
»blog.oyster.com/sex-hotel-expose···n-26158/


HardwareGeek

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Brooklyn, NY
More crime in Queens
»abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?secti···=8612131
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Pirate515
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reply to whizkid3
I agree that a hotel itself should not be penalized for the actions of a few. The cops should pose as as prostitutes/pimps to catch johns or as johns trying to catch prostitutes/pimps, not as both trying to catch the businesses that are caught in the middle of this.

Now, they can catch the people in the middle though. If a cop posing as a prostitute comes up to the desk and the clerk plays along and takes the bribe, or if a cop posing as john comes up and they direct him to given room(s), then they can get the clerk on aiding and abetting a crime.

The saddest thing is that because they never nailed the real criminals, they are still at large. Surely, closing down that hotel will make them lay low for some time, but after a while they will just find some other spot to do their business from.
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Maggs
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reply to legendNYC
Just deal with the Johns, that will get rid of demand.

P.S. Pardon me for necroposting!
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whizkid3
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Just make it legal like it is in many European countries (including Germany, France, Holland...) and one US State.


NYCDrew

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Queens Village, NY
reply to legendNYC
I thought there was always prostitution going on at the Kew. It always had that reputation.
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Pirate515
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reply to Maggs
said by Maggs:

Just deal with the Johns, that will get rid of demand.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but this is a typical case where Supply --
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reply to HardwareGeek
that abc story is hardly about crime, just a couple of really stupid building tenants. all they had to do was go the apartment the id/key'less person wanted, and if he could enter it fine, if not then call the police.

my building has 3 entrances, and if i see someone loitering around one waiting to get in while the doorman is off duty, i just take a different doorway in so I'm not the one who let the key/id'less guy in at all.