The vice squad in Newark is getting some additional rules and training after a massage parlor sting went all kinds of wrong (or way too right). According to a police report, an undercover officer was asked by a young woman if he wanted a “full massage,” and then played the part of a john too convincingly, grabbing at the woman and touching himself until she was arrested on prostitution charges. (He declined her more aggressive sexual advances, telling her he was “new to this.”) “There is no department protocol in place for what to do in an undercover vice operation. And that’s what we’re going to change,” said Police Director Samual DeMaio. “Looking at it, certainly, there’s no bad intentions here on [the officer’s] part. I just don’t think he was prepped properly.” But it sounds like he knew exactly what he was doing.
We’re all committed — I’m committed to make sure that we’ve got all of this cleaned out, and protected. Gotta take care of the floors, you know, the floors of the forest. It’s very important. You look at other countries where they do it differently, and, it’s a whole different story. I was with the president of Finland, and he said, “We have a, much different — we’re a forest nation.” He called it “a forest nation.” And they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things, and they don’t have any problem. And when it is, it’s a very small problem. So, uh, I know everybody’s looking at that. To that end. And it’s gonna work out. It’s gonna work out well.