Sheriff Munks caught in brothel sting
Original post made by camejo on Apr 24, 2007
Obviously, neither of these guys are in a position to enforce the law anymore, even if the Vegas police generously extended some professional courtesy and decided to let themgo. They still need to resign.
This also explains why several houses of prostitution fronting as aroma therapy or massage parlors continue to operate.
But what's really amazing is the stupidity of these guys on two levels -- don't they realize that if they get caught, they're risking their jobs? And don't they know that prostitution isn't legal in Vegas -- only northern Nevada. San Mateo County can do better than these two clowns.
on Apr 26, 2007 at 11:54 am
They may be the county's top law enforcement officers, but I completely buy their excuse that they didn't know they were in a brothel. They were naive. They had no idea those women were really hookers. They were just driving around on a Saturday night looking for a massage, somebody to rubdown those tired muscles. We're being too tough on these guys. They just a little dumb.
on Apr 27, 2007 at 10:13 am
I agree with D-by in a sense. They were tired after running (I wonder if these guys are in good shape.) and they wound up in the wrong place at the wrong time.
On the other hand, it's a hard to completely forgive naivete in a sheriff. If anyone should be hip to the realities of the street, especially of a Las Vegas street, it ought to be The Law.
Since when is a residence with no signs a massage parlor? Why is it that a sheriff with decades of law enforcement experience didn't notice the incongruity?
This feels a bit like Monday morning quarterbacking, but if I got into a Las Vegas cab -- in a state where prostitution is legal, mind you -- and said to the driver, "I need a massage. Do you know where I can get one?", I'm sorry but the "nudge-nudge, wink-wink" is implied.
You have to be specific, right? You tell the driver that you want a real massage in a legitimate massage parlor. When he pulls up to an unmarked residence far away from downtown, you don't even get out of the car.
You drive home the point and make it absolutely clear that you don't mean brothel. How many requests for a "massage" do Vegas taxi drivers get? How many want a real massage?
If Munks, in his 40s, was recovering from a long run in the desert, and if he is not a regular runner, it's easy to imagine that he may not have been thinking clearly. Hard physical exercise will exhaust your mental faculties. Maybe that explains it.
on May 1, 2007 at 10:23 am
I assume that D-by's comment was tongue in cheek. C'mon folks it's absurd to think these guys didn't know what they were getting themselves into. You're suggesting that they spent $20 on taxi fair so they could drive away from the strip which has many wonderful spas right there so they could get a massage in the seedy part of town and they had no idea what was going down. Right. If you believe that then I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I'd like to sell you.
And I always thought PT Barnum was exaggerating.
I feel bad for Munks but he should step down into some demoted position. There is no way that he can effectively lead the department anymore because he's lost any ability to make a claim for setting an example and a high bar for integrity. This was just a stupid and clumsy move on his part.