Scandinavia and the World

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Entrepreneur 14 2, 12:56am

In the US state of Rhode Island, the local government accidentally legalized prostitution in the 1980's when the laws had to be updated due to new technology, so long as it wasn't advertised outdoors. This is why the strip clubs were built next to motels that charge by the hour, and also why RI has so many strip clubs. Then a couple years ago, after a scandal involving a disgustingly pink building with underage sex slaves, the state decided to finally change the law, and the capitol elected a mayor who pledged to go after prostitution.

Except it's still de facto legal for the state senators, because no cop is going to lose his job trying to take down either a state senator or his favorite call-girl.