Missouri's anti-stripping bill is tearing the local exotic dancing community apart. C'mon, ladies. Just because you can't bare your beautiful, beautiful bouncing breasts doesn't mean you should stab each other.
Early last Friday, a 29-year-old exotic dancer was accused of stabbing a 27-year-old dancer with an eyeliner wand or pencil, according to the Star. The stabbing occurred at probably the worst named club in Kansas City, Baccala, 4704 Independence Avenue. Hmm, that address looks familiar. Probably because it's the old home of Gerry's Silver Slipper. Different name, same troubles.
The stripper-on-stripper violence was backstage and no one's saying how the fight started other than it took place while the women were changing clothes. The victim had four wounds and was reportedly treated and released from a hospital. Police have forwarded the case to the prosecutor's office.
The club is apparently being run by someone who didn't win a spelling bee. Here's how Baccala's website describes the club:
"A cut above the rest. A laid back Hip Hop and R&B atmosphereA cut above indeed.
(sic.)" The site also says: "From batchular (sic) parties to birthday
parties we can accomodate (sic) your needs."
R. Taylorwas sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing two men outside of
troubled strip club in
February 2009. In June of this year, a jury convicted
the 32-year-old of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of
armed criminal action for killing Drell
Fisher and Reginald L. Barnes outside of the club on
Police found the bodies of Fisher and
Barnes, both 33 and from KCK, shot
to death in the
parking lot outside of the club.
was was picked out of a photo lineup and records at Gerry's Silver
Slipper showed Taylor's driver's license was used to get into the club
Taylor's defense attorney
reportedly argued that her client's license
was stolen and eye witnesses weren't trustworthy.
post about the deaths of Barnes and Fisher set off a flame war
between two women claiming to be Fisher's
In October 2009, security guards at Gerry's got into a gunfight with a
drive-by shooter. No one was injured.
Kenneth L. Frazier also pleaded
guilty to felon in possession of a firearm charges; Frazier, who was
working as a DJ at the Silver Slipper, allegedly shot a man outside of the
In March 2009, liquor control shut down the club for 66 days after a
20-person brawl in January of that year that ended with three people