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Alaskan Escort-Service Owner Amber Batts Gets Five Years Prison for 'Sex Trafficking'

Her so-called crimes? Screening clients and booking appointments for willing adult sex workers.

KTVA.comKTVA.comTo witness the institutionalization of the idea that all prostitution is indistinguishable from sex trafficking, look no further than the differing treatment of Heidi Fleiss and Amber Batts.

Known as the "Hollywood madam," Fleiss—whose "prostitution ring" bust captivated American media in the 1990s—was portrayed as an opportunistic, savvy, and somewhat glamorous businesswoman who managed a bevy of high-priced Los Angeles "call girls." She was convicted of three counts of "pandering" and sentenced to three years prison time.

Meanwhile Batts, who ran essentially the same sort of service for clients around Alaska, is described as the "operator of a sex trafficking ring," a woman who preyed on innocent "victims." She was recently convicted of one count of felony sex trafficking, for which she will spend five years in prison. 

At the blog Tits and Sass, sex worker and activist Tara Burns recently took a comprehensive look at Batts' case. Batts' legal troubles began in 2014, when one of the women working for her escort service, Sensual Alaska, called the police about a stolen purse: 

The woman reported that she had lost her purse and she believed her coworker had taken it.  In response, she’d threatened to tell the police about the “prostitution ring” they were involved in, and her coworker had threatened to assault her if she did.  Three months later, officers with the Alaska State Trooper’s Special Crimes Investigative Unit decided to follow up... They did so by flying to the town where she was then working independently and booking an escort session with her. "Oh baby," an officer can be heard moaning in a recording of the encounter, "I’ve never had that before."

Moments later, other members of the Special Crimes Investigative Unit can be heard entering the room and putting the woman in handcuffs.  Under Alaska state law, which has redefined all prostitution as sex trafficking, the woman is a sex trafficking victim.  In the incident report, she is listed as a victim.  She called 911 and reported that she was, by their definition, a sex trafficking victim, and they chose to follow up on that by what sounded like having sexual contact of some sort with her during a prostitution sting operation.

The Special Crimes Investigative Unit, according to an early 2015 status report, is made up of four officers, headed up by Sergeant Mike Ingram. The officer’s salaries cost the state of Alaska $578,239 per year.  According to the status report, its "main purpose is to locate and rescue juvenile victims that are being forced to work as prostitutes in the commercial sexual exploitation of children." But according to my extensive research of Alaska state public record, in the almost 18 months of the SCIU’s existence, it has failed to arrest anyone for any crimes relating to the exploitation of minors.  Nor have there been any allegations that anyone arrested by the SCIU forced anyone—adult or juvenile—into prostitution.

None of the women who had worked for Batts reported bad experiences, and certainly not that they were forced into the work or exploited. By all accounts, Batts was vigilant about screening clients and treated those working for her well. Batts herself had worked in prostitution previously and launched Sensual Alaska after seeing "that we were giving some guy more than half of our money," she told Burns. "I was like, 'we can do this, we don’t need to let some guy do this for us." 

Exploitative pimps are the ones Alaskan cops allegedly set out to find during Operation Cross Country, part of the FBI’s nationide "Project Innocence Lost." But as is so often the case with these stings, sex workers themselves wound up among the targets. During a June 2014 Operation Cross County sting, the cops arrested another sex worker who had been working for Batts, and she pointed them to several other Sensual Alaska employees, whom cops also tracked down and arrested. 

According to the incident report, (one of the women) provided them with the password to her e-mail account, and they found the following e-mail from Batts:

I got your pictures and you’re a total doll!  I think you would do very well there … I would love to start booking for you as soon as you would like to start.  I have attached the independent contractor agreement for you to complete and send back.  Please take a moment and look it over – it’s just something I have everyone fill out.  If all looks well go ahead and either print it out and initial it OR send me a picture by phone or scan it and send it to me, whatever works easiest 

The woman, like many other victims in the case, may have thought that she was proving to the officers that Batts was not a sex trafficker.  After all, sex trafficking is federally defined as the use of force, fraud, or coercion in the act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for commercial sex acts.  But under Alaska state law almost all prostitution is sex trafficking—one woman in Fairbanks was even charged with trafficking herself for placing an ad on Craigslist (sex trafficking in the fourth degree: aiding or facilitating prostitution).  The e-mail and attached contract from Batts were probably enough, on their own, to charge her with several felonies.

In July 2014, police arrested and booked Batts on seven counts of felony sex trafficking. She was in jail for four months before being allowed out on bail with an ankle monitor, for which she paid $600 a month; Batts also had to have a live-in custodian in the house at all times. When her approved custodian left, Batts was charged with violating parole and the court did not approve her replacement custodian, and Batts was sent back to jail. Three months later, she pled guilty to one count of sex trafficking in the second degree.  

Last week, a judge sentenced Batts to five years in prison for the sex trafficking charge and 18 months for a parole violation. In addition to the charges against Amber Batts, her husband, Quinn, was charged with one count of felony sex trafficking in the third degree for his role in helping run Sensual Alaska. Seven alleged 'johns' were also charged, with misdemeanor prostitution. 

Burns asked Batts what she would say to other sex workers following her orderal. "To not give up," Batts told her, "not give up our rights for safety. That we should always be able to communicate with each other and work together in order to better our work environment." 

Update: If you're so inclined, here's a petition created by Burns asking the Alaska legislature to repeal the state's overly broad sex-trafficking law. 

Photo Credit: KTVA.com

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  • Almanian - Trump's Woodchipper||

    All I can picture is the South Park episode where the cop goes full prostitute and retains the "evidence" to bust Johns.....

    PERISH THIS FROM MY SIGHT!! GAHH!!!!

  • Almanian - Trump's Woodchipper||

    this was prompted by:

    "Oh baby," an officer can be heard moaning in a recording of the encounter, "I’ve never had that before."

    DAMN YOU, ENB!!!

    *shakes fist*

  • Drake||

    But that's the best kind of traffic!

  • ||

    Never. Call. The cops.

  • UnCivilServant||

    Never call the cops what?

  • Jerryskids||

    Never call the cops, SIR!

  • Florida Man||

    I can't hear you. Sound off like you've got a pair!

  • Restoras||

    Needz moar skair kwoats

  • Florida Man||

    I think an uber type app could be a work around to this. There is no pimp to charge with trafficking, you just sign up for the service and you get back ground checks, ratings, pricing, wait times. The real concern is an Ashley Madison type hack.

  • UnCivilServant||

    Whoever is providing the services for the app would then be the 'trafficker' in that situation, FM. It won't get you around the law as it stands.

  • Florida Man||

    What if you host the site in a country where prostitution is legal or Somalia, I hear there are no laws in Somalia.

  • SusanM||

    Then you're in deeper shit as an "international" trafficker.

  • Florida Man||

    I'm a man with a simple dream, to order women over my smart phone at a whim, and you people just keep tearing it down. Who's the real monster here?

  • ||

    The state?

  • Florida Man||

    Correct. I award you my current balance of internets.

  • Almanian - Trump's Woodchipper||

    your mom?

  • Florida Man||

    I award you no internets, because Nicole has all of mine.

  • SusanM||

    Hitler?

  • Restoras||

    What's a Hitler?

  • Swiss Servator, Kaffee bitte!||

    A German Franco - just shorter and a lot more genocide-y.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Once somebody invents a P2P blockchain-based Uber, a pimp app won't be too far behind.

  • Rich||

    The real concern is an Ashley Madison type hack.

    Just wipe your server.

  • Florida Man||

    Wouldn't they already have my client list by then?

  • UnCivilServant||

    That's not the important part. What's important is that the hardware not be dusty when the feds come round to collect it. So make sure you have an anti-static strap and a good cleaning cloth.

  • Florida Man||

    Feds? In Somalia? I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

  • Florida Man||

    Also a new business idea. Decoy Servers! The Feds steal your server but the real one is hidden behind a book case or something.

  • Rich||

    Put it in the bathroom! No one will look for it *there*!

  • Florida Man||

    wait wut?
    /Hil-Dawg

  • ||

    I know several people I worked with at past jobs who buy a replacement disk for their work laptop just before they leave and use it to replace the one with all their data.

    When they left the laptop only had a blank copy of windows on it and nothing else.

    They were all stunned when they were served with legal papers demanding the old drive back and a sworn affidavit that they had destroyed any other copies they might have.

    None of them could believe they were caught.

  • In League with the Dark Ones||

    Someone should tell them about Ghost or Acronis…

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    That trick worked for my former county tax collector when he was under investigation. That hd sleeps with the fishes and FDLE was stymied. It seems no "law" was broken.

  • Rich||

    I'm trying to have a frivolous conversation here, F M.

  • Florida Man||

    Wells that your fault, this is the room for an argument.

  • Rich||

    DON'T GIVE ME THAT, YOU SNOTTY-FACED HEAP OF PARROT DROPPINGS!

  • UnCivilServant||

    The room for screaming insults is down the hall.

  • CatoTheChipper||

    Not an uber type app, but a Silk Road type service.

  • Jerryskids||

    I have attached the independent contractor agreement for you to complete and send back. Please take a moment and look it over – it’s just something I have everyone fill out.

    So procedures were followed? Cops of all people should respect that.

  • Bo Cara Esq.||

    "Under Alaska state law"

    Just Alaska state law? Where was the US Attorney up there? Surely someone used a phone or condom or something that at some time somewhere had some part in the stream of interstate commerce therefore justifying the feds getting involved.

  • 0x90||

    Why should that matter? Recall that the lesson was: not participating in commerce is a form of participating, since it brings about a reality other than the one which would have materialized had you participated. Schrödinger's Cat is effectively always alive, and is always taxed (er, penalized), because the only realities in which it isn't, are those in which it was already dead.

  • Slammer||

    She was in jail for four months before being allowed out on bail with an ankle monitor, for which she paid $600 a month

    Charging slaves for their shackles. A step away from from billing families for the executioners bullet. For the children, of course. "Project Innocence Lost"...idiots

  • Scarecrow & WoodChipper Repair||

    One of my puzzles over all prostitution busts is how far the cops have to go to prove sex for money. I remember a year or two ago when the Honolulu cops were all bent out of shape because the legislature tried to relax the requirements for conviction by making actual intercourse unnecessary; they really wanted the law to require full intercourse. Shameless about it.

    What do wives and girlfriends of vice cops think of this? In this particular case, the cop was recorded having a good time. Doesn't stuff like that ever ruin relationships and break up marriages? Do the cops testify anonymously because they are considered undercover (!) cops?

  • Je suis Woodchipper||

    I imagine there are few women that long-term date and/or marry amoral scumbag narcs. The ones that do are likely self-hating masochistic cunts.

  • Bo Cara Esq.||

    Women marry mobsters, it's not surprising they'd marry vice cops either.

  • sarcasmic||

    Compared to cops, mobsters are beacons of honesty and integrity.

  • Restoras||

    And at least they are entrepreneurs and don't have their snouts deep in the tax payers pockets.

  • sarcasmic||

    Anyone is foolish enough to marry someone who takes pleasure in gaining the trust of people for the purpose of betraying them deserves whatever comes their way.

  • Irish ♥s ESB||

    they really wanted the law to require full intercourse

    Wait, is this true? I don't believe you actually have to have sex with the prostitute to prove she's a prostitute.

  • Scarecrow & WoodChipper Repair||

  • Zeb||

    So not a requirement for conviction, but a perk of the job.

  • Scarecrow & WoodChipper Repair||

    As I remember it when it hit the tubes, the cops treated it as a requirement; it was their excuse for going all the way on the taxpayer's dime. They wanted that cover. They were pissed as hell to not have the excuse any more. It was less optional than shooting puppies was to the SWAT teams.

  • Je suis Woodchipper||

    DAs and cops ruining lives and making a safe transaction between consenting adults dangerous? Let me dust off my shocked face:

    :|

  • commodious spittoon||

    If the war on women trope had a skosh of credibility, this is what it would look like.

  • Bo Cara Esq.||

    "What do wives and girlfriends of vice cops think of this?"

    I think this falls under voluntary assumption of the risk for those who make a conscious decision to marry a vice cop.

  • John||

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/08.....-evidence/

    Speaking of hookers, remember how the Mendendez under age hooker scandal was just a big right wing lie? Not so much it appears.

  • Bo Cara Esq.||

    It's funny that you see this as a smoking gun vindication.

    Remember, this is coming from federal prosecutors who have not brought any charges on this matter. Knowing prosecutors and how they aggrandize their cases, they best they can offer here is there were 'corroborating allegations' that triggered their 'duty' to look into the matter.

    http://www.usnews.com/news/art.....ion-claims

  • John||

    Federal prosecutors from the Obama DOJ. So is Menendez into under age hookers or is the Obama DOJ corrupt liars? Pick your poison.

    I knew you were going to walk right into that. You are such a simple minded hack.

  • SugarFree||

    Give him a break, John. He's also running under "Flick" in the fraternity thread.

  • Swiss Servator, Kaffee bitte!||

    Ah, that did seem....familiar.

  • Tundra, well-chilled.||

    “Indeed, one of defendant Melgen’s pilots described ‘young girls’ who ‘look[ed] like escorts’ traveling at various times on defendant Melgen’s private jet,” the filing states.

    Huh?

  • Bo Cara Esq.||

    Smoking. Gun!

  • Rich||

    Pics?

  • Florida Man||

    Easy there, Jared.

  • Rich||

    Pics of the *jet*, Jared.

  • Florida Man||

  • Rich||

    Oh baby!

  • Tundra, well-chilled.||

  • Rich||

    Very funny, Mr. Snoid!

  • John||

    You share a private plane with one under age hooker....

  • Rich||

    “While those allegations have not resulted in any criminal charges, there can be no question that the Government has an obligation to take such allegations regarding potential harm to minors very seriously, regardless of who the alleged perpetrators may be,” the document reads.

    "However," the document continues, "despite this apparent obligation, the Government will not do jack shit about it."

  • Bo Cara Esq.||

    If they had something other than 'some say there were prostitutes at some parties this guy had, there's some evidence of young women flying on his plan and receiving financial assistance, and the pilot said there were 'young girls' who 'looked like escorts' traveling on the plane' they would. It's really thin gruel, if the federal prosecutors had anything more solid you bet they'd be on top of it.

    I don't doubt Menendez is as corrupt as the day is long and is probably a creep in ways that would impress one's imagination, but this is laughable. When prosecutors make salacious charges peripheral to their case but don't produce any indictable charge and then when they are called on the original charge offer up the defense of 'well, we had some 'corroborating allegations'' that means 'we were reckless in our charges, but we're the powerful prosecutor here buddy, so we're kinda use to that!'

  • Rich||

    Oh, right on.

    "Take this harassment, Bob, for opposing our policy."

  • The Shrubber's Woodchipper||

    "Oh baby," an officer can be heard moaning in a recording of the encounter, "I’ve never had that before.

    He just found out he like taking an extra large dildo up his ass. NTTAWWT.

  • Slammer||

    All the socks broke the lynx :(

  • SugarFree||

    NO! You're the moron! Mexicans are invading the US with their SPECIAL RIGHTS!

  • Rich||

    Those anchor babies are dragging this place right to Davy Jones's locker!

  • Slammer||

    BROWN DAWN

  • SugarFree||

    Last night was some sort of "yokels drink free" promotion at Hit and Run. The derp got fast. The derp got thick. And by bog, the derp got HAWT!

  • John||

    Don't worry. Tonight is Mexican ass sex night with dollar joints, fifty cent tacos and free Donald Trump condoms. So don't feel neglected.

  • SugarFree||

    It was more than just disagreement. Last night was DERPSTORM. At least three handle-hoppers and some Cytotoxic levels of paranoid delusion.

  • John||

    That is a bold statement.

  • John||

    That is a bold statement.

  • Irish ♥s ESB||

    There were people arguing that Mexican immigrants are a) going to buy guns in America and use it to retake land for Mexico and b) going to starve everyone in America to death by eating all of our food.

  • SugarFree||

    And that Russia settling the Ukraine with ethnic Russians under occupation was the same as Mexicans coming here to find work. We are being set up for invasion if we we don't keep illegals from having handguns! Oh noes!

  • John||

    Can we trade them Texas south of San Antonio for us colonizing Cabo and Cancoon?

  • SugarFree||

    I'd take Tijuana for Maricopa County at this point.

  • John||

    Lol. I wish them luck with that.

  • ||

    Hey, it's one solution to the obesity epidemic.

  • Ein Barde und ein Holzhacker||

    Yep basically some people said they thought it odd that illegal aliens now have more gun rights then say a citizen living in New York, and that was interpreted by some commenters to mean "I hate Mexicans, they're stealing our jobs and women, and I'm late for my Klan rally."

  • Irish ♥s ESB||

    Yep basically some people said they thought it odd that illegal aliens now have more gun rights then say a citizen living in New York, and that was interpreted by some commenters to mean "I hate Mexicans, they're stealing our jobs and women, and I'm late for my Klan rally."

    Except for the one guy who actually said he was worried about illegal immigrants invading America, buying guns and overthrowing the government, and who seriously argued that allowing too much immigration would cause everyone from Africa to move to the United States and cause us to starve after they eat our food.

    That's who I was talking about.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Except for the one guy who actually said he was worried about illegal immigrants invading America, buying guns and overthrowing the government

    I was under the impression that was put out as an extreme hypothetical to question the principle behind the legal reasoning, not an actual plausible concern.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Ah, no, I see that things got stupider later on in the thread.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    I learned a lot.

  • ||

    ENB gets 5 years for late AM Links! /Judge Dredd

  • Rich||

  • Jordan||

    Miranda...

  • Juvenile Bluster||

    So this is how 28 Days Later is going to start? They're reavers, not zombies?

  • R C Dean||

    Meh. Let me know when they are putting into the atmosphere.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Burns asked Batts what she would say to other sex workers following her orderal. "To not give up," Batts told her, "not give up our rights for safety. That we should always be able to communicate with each other and work together in order to better our work environment."

    I'm glad she didn't grovel before the judge like a lot of people dragged through the wringer end up doing.

    Still, I think there are no shortages of woodchippers in Alaska...

  • straffinrun||

    Or Snow......Blowers.

  • PH2050||

    I'm glad she didn't grovel before the judge like a lot of people dragged through the wringer end up doing.

    Same here. Much respect to Batts.

  • Juvenile Bluster||

    The Reason writers are all apparently with escorts right now, causing the morning links to be late.

  • Rich||

    That's a fair hypothesis, given the two sex postings in a row and the dearth of Trump news.

  • Mike M.||

    Elizabeth had an appointment at Planned Parenthood to get her third taxpayer-funded abortion, Dalmia is busy sneaking her cousins across the border, and Rico Suave is... I don't even want to know what the hell he's doing.

  • commodious spittoon||

    Soave is being whipped by a leather-garbed dom who he insists call herself Amanda.

  • Free Society||

    Hitler: "Don't worry. The morning links will be along shortly."

    Commentarian: "Erm, mein Fuherer.... Rico Suave...."

    Other Commentarian: "Mein Führer, Rico Suave shit the bed this morning. Both literally and figuratively. There will be no morning links."

  • Restoras||

    MOURNING LYNX! MOURNING LYNX! MOURNING LYNX! MOURNING LYNX! MOURNING LYNX! MOURNING LYNX! MOURNING LYNX! MOURNING LYNX! MOURNING LYNX!

  • ||

    Attica Attica Attica!

  • Swiss Servator, Kaffee bitte!||

    *hangs burning mattress out of window*

  • Slammer||

    Here's a photo album from a Brooklyn photographer who was there, the film used a lot of his photos for research.

    You might need derpbook to see, I don't know.

  • straffinrun||

    #Morninglynxmatter

  • Rich||

    #DamnNimbleFingersMatter

  • straffinrun||

    Feeling like Bolt over Gatlin in the 100m.

  • Slammer||

    #Fistfrustrationmatters

  • Rich||

    #CommentariatLivesMatter

  • Hugh Akston||

    This is how you've chosen to conduct yourself as an adult.

  • Slammer||

  • Rich||

    He lost his balance, stumbled over the safety rope and pressed a can of soda into the painting to steady himself

    Emphasis added. WTF?

  • lap83||

    "Still, it's not as bad as spitting is it?"

  • Jimbo||

    Wanna get away?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    So, help me out here guys I am confused: is this article saying I should move to Alaska to become a prostitute?

  • Rich||

    No. It's saying you should move to DC to become a Reason intern.

  • SugarFree||

    8/25/2015 NEVER FORGET

  • Swiss Servator, Kaffee bitte!||

    *holds up fist in Black Power salute*

  • Rich||

    IRS finds yet another Lois Lerner email account

    that further complicates the administration’s efforts to be transparent about Ms. Lerner’s actions during the tea party targeting scandal.

    Emphasis added. Now, *that* is sarcasm.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    This one was hiding in Hillary's water closet.

  • Slammer||

    Fist of Etiquette|8.25.15 @ 9:26AM
    This one was hiding in Hillary's water closet.

    You can't just waltz in here 26 minutes late lookin' for laughs, mister

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I decided to make you all less boring.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    It's still not as bad as Citizens United.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    So I happen to log onto the world wide web this morning from my computer and find that it's apparently in some sort of disarray. I assume one or more Reason editor was found in the Ashley Madison leak.

  • Jerryskids||

    Maybe lost their lives in the big stock market crash, you insensitive jerk.

  • Rich||

  • Jordan||

    A group of black women being too loud? I call fake.

  • straffinrun||

    Was it a Napaheaded train?

  • Swiss Servator, Kaffee bitte!||

    *narrows gaze at bitch who said something that I couldn't believe*

  • straffinrun||

    I was going for the rare *standing narrow gaze*

  • lap83||

    ha!

  • lap83||

    I have to side with the women. If wine drinkers weren't such uptight snobs they'd realize how natural it is to assume that a bit of rowdiness is allowed on something called a "wine train".

  • Slammer||

    Was it a Night Train Express?

  • lap83||

  • ||

    If wine drinkers weren't such uptight snobs they'd realize how natural it is to assume that a bit of rowdiness is allowed on something called a "wine train".

    Pretty sure there are no actual wine snobs on the wine train. And that this wasn't a race issue, but a class one. No one told the poors that respectable people think it's a good time to get loaded and be quiet.

  • R C Dean||

    I side with the train owners.

    Their train, their rules.

  • commodious spittoon||

    Lived with a black woman. A neighbor from across the street dropped by to compliment her wonderful laughter by way of discretely informing us how audible my girlfriend was. I totally buy volume being an issue in an enclosed space.

  • John||

    Grover Norquist is an agent of the Muslim Brotherhood apparently. Is it bad I am always happy to believe the worst about any beltway shut bag of either side?

    http://www.centerforsecuritypo.....the-right/

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    No wonder he wasn't welcome at Burning Man.

  • Irish ♥s ESB||

    The Center for Security Policy is a hyper-paranoid pro-Israel thinktank founded by a no-shit conspiracy theorist who writes for Newsmax. He's an Obama Birther and thinks the US Missile Defense Agency has pro-Islamic codes hidden in its insignia.

    So...I don't trust them.

  • SIV||

    You're being too kind to Frank Gaffney. He's even worse.

  • John||

    No but there is something funny about watching these people eat themselves. What has Norquist ever done but get rich pretending to give a shit about taxes?

  • John||

    I don't either. I just take perverse pleasure in watching these people eat each other.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Wait, I thought the lesbian porn thread was yesterday.

  • SIV||

    The Muslim Brotherhood smear is payback for Norquist's refusing to call tax increases "tax cuts".
    At least that's my theory.

  • SugarFree||

    This is strange. Wow.

  • tarran||

    I tried reading their indictment.

    It made no sense to me. I felt like I was tied in a chair with my eyeballs taped open.

  • ||

    You know for a sight called Reason...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Look up egregious in the dictionary and you'll find a picture of this day.

  • ||

    *site

    Damn this middle-aged dementia is going faster than I thought.

  • PH2050||

    You know for a sight called Reason...

    What you did there, reflected photons that bombarded my retina.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Start a pool. All times are EDT:

    9:43AM - Root

  • Mr Lizard||

    9:51

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You have to pick a poster, too.

  • Almanian - Trump's Woodchipper||

    I'll take the old school Farrah Fawcett red swimsuit poster, thanks!

    Oh! You mea....never mind.

  • Florida Man||

    0900 welch. He wields the time edit button.

  • Swiss Servator, Kaffee bitte!||

    9:47 - Ed

  • ||

    10:00AM - ENB

  • ||

    and it will include at least one abortion link. Bonus points: Sex worker story.

  • straffinrun||

    9:56 ENB

  • Juvenile Bluster||

    10:00 - Rico Suave

  • Irish ♥s ESB||

    YOU ALL LOSE! 9:45, Shackford.

  • SugarFree||

    9:39? It's time to burn this motherfucker down!

  • Swiss Servator, Kaffee bitte!||

    *hands Molotov cocktail to SF, runs off whooping*

  • straffinrun||

    Slammer may be right. Reason used up all its derpwidth on the other thread.

  • John||

    Jeb Bush "I wasn't being racist against Latin Americans. I was talking about Those filthy Asians silly".

    http://www.vox.com/2015/8/24/9.....bies-asian

    People wonder why Trump is popular. He may be awful but at least he doesn't insult your intelligence by pretending otherwise. Trump 16, the honestly awful choice.

  • Almanian - Trump's Woodchipper||

    Yeah I heard this one this AM - smooth move, Ex Lax!

  • straffinrun||

    You have to admit it's fun watching an unadulterated alpha male run for president. Been a while.

  • Bubba Jones||

    Doesn't Alaska have a shortage of women? Isn't this just an efficient method of "sharing"?

  • Nonstopdrivel||

    Progressives of all stripes, feminists in particular, love to wring their hands about "institutionalized sexism," yet most of them continue to favor the illegalization of prostitution, which is the ultimate expression of institutionalized sexism. What could be more sexist and demeaning than forcing women (and men) to operate outside the protection of the legal system, leaving them vulnerable to abuse not only from their clients but also from the police? And don't even get me started on the specious moral arguments feminists and conservatives advance against legalizing prostitution.

    Anyone who continues to favor the outlawing of sex work cannot be considered pro-freedom. Period. End of story.

  • Libertymike||

    No miniarchism, no scarlet letter society.

  • Paul.||

    part of the FBI’s nationide "Project Innocence Lost."

    Really?

  • perlchpr||

    I really hate this puritanical country, sometimes.

  • Domina Elle||

    If you think these arrests should stop- as I do- please support the legal challenge currently in process headed by Louis Sirkin by giving to the legal fund- esplerp.org we need your support! You can give via PayPal and other methods. Not only would this case decriminalize adult consensual sex work- the heart of the case is centered in sexual privacy rights being acknowledged in behalf of ALL consenting adults! This is a much needed legal precedent for anyone whose sexuality can result in loss of parental rights, jobs-careers, and will even fortify case law connected to reproductive rights! The case cites Lawrence VS Texas, Roe VS wade and other relevant cases. It is long overdue that the state acknowledge that each adult human being is in fact the highest authority over their own body mind and life!

  • Devil's Candy||

    So somebody explain to me home a booking agent for porn stars is still a thing...because its the EXACT SAME THING!!!!?

  • Devil's Candy||

    How...not, home.

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