Originally Posted by steamedheatThere are a lot of good reasons to legalize prostitution. Take for example the San Francisco sting from Jan. 1 - 18th, a couple weeks wages and resources that could have been used for serious crimes. And within a few hours of arrest they are all out on bail, they will go to court and pay a fine, they will be back on the streets again awaiting another sting. And a lot of disabled veterans, singles, married, etc. use their services.
Some don't know it, but about 1 million teens runaway from home annually according to our government, and find their options are prostitution if they want to eat and have a roof over their head, while being hidden so they are not returned to the abusive environment they left. Some do make it into porn flicks.
For that reason alone prostitution should be made legal and controlled by the state. Prostitutes could then be checked for diseases, drugs, abuse, and move the entire operations out of towns and city streets to country locations. Underage teens could be delt with, as well as any predators who used them.
We are already know the modus operandi for moralist perverts is fight any change in the current racket that gives them access, by hiding behind churche moralists. And so for thousands of years no one has been able to change the system by doing the right thing.
SAN FRANCISCO -- In response to neighborhood complaints about a rise in prostitution and accompanying street crime, San Francisco police said Tuesday that stepped-up enforcement in the downtown area has led to 51 arrests since Jan. 1.
Police arrested three dozen suspected prostitutes and 15 would-be johns in the first two weeks of 2010, authorities said.
Those arrested for prostitution all came from out of town, some from as far away as San Diego, police said.
Police targeted Polk Street from Sutter to Washington streets, as well as portions of Van Ness Avenue and Leavenworth Street.
Chief George Gascón said the department is considering posting mug shots online of those repeatedly arrested for soliciting prostitution, along with photos of their cars.
"It's still in the early stages," Lt. Lyn Tomioka, a police spokeswoman, said of the proposal. "It's not something they want to do for first-time offenders."
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LOLwhat a naive statement: underage hookers could then be dealt with