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Should We Keep Downtown Las Vegas Weird?


Pirates, nuns, topless women and men in diapers – these are the regulars on Fremont Street. They amuse and amaze the crowd of tourists and locals, but they're also controversial -- some of the street performers are almost nude.

Although First Amendment protects expression even if people don’t like it, the city might be able to ban some performers.

Michael Ian Borer, a UNLV's Sociologist, says Las Vegans should put up with the weirdness for the sake of economy. After all, we are pinned as a “sin” city and visitors come to Las Vegas expecting culture shock. 

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Bob Coffin, Las Vegas City Councilman

Maggie McLetchie, Lawyer

Michael Ian Borer, Sociology Professor at UNLV

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