The Special Stripper

Sunday, May 29, 2005

A cop with nothing better to do:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A mother faces criminal charges after she hired a stripper to dance at her 16-year-old son's birthday party.

Anette Pharris, 34, has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and involving a minor in obscene acts.

"I tried to do something special for my son," Pharris said. "It didn't harm him."

Police spokesman Don Aaron said minors are not permitted in adult establishments.

"A person shouldn't be allowed to circumvent that law by hiring a stripper, a lady who took all her clothes off and spent a good amount of time dancing around minors," he said.
Thank you Sergeant Gestapo for your opinion but I fail to see how a private home can be considered an "adult establishment." Is a home with a liquor cabinet an alcoholic establishment?

At the risk of making a premature judgment, Mrs. Pharris is probably not up for the mother-of-the-year award, and hiring a stripper for your 16-year-old son is not an act I condone. But I would never wish criminal sanctions on such a person. Aren't there issues of greater importance the police should be concerned with?