Wednesday, August 09, 2006


It is Only Fair

Police Arrest "Johns" In Reverse Prostitution Sting: "A couple of dozen men picked the wrong night to solicit prostitutes in Cincinnati.
Police in both Over-the-Rhine and Avondale conducted a 'reverse' prostitution sting Tuesday night.
Undercover female officers posed as prostitutes and the 'johns' they attracted were then arrested.
Under a new civil fine program, the men's cars were also towed and they will have to pay a $500 fine to get them back."

It always stuns me when I watch "Cops" and see the prostitutes arrested and the men let go. Uhhh. In some places, it is not against the law to solicit, rather only to be a prostitute. That is dopey on all counts. It is clear that men who have frequented these professionals made these laws. Notice that this is a new civil fine program in Cincinnati. Notice also that they call it a "reverse sting". If it is illegal for one side, it should obviously be illegal for the other. Why this hasn't been obvious all along baffles me.

The larger question is: why should it be illegal for either party?

Of course you have to go by the existing law in the particular place but some laws, like this one, should be illegal!
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