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Undercover operations lead to increased prostitution arrests - The Frederick News-Post : Crime And Justice

Undercover operations lead to increased prostitution arrests

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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:00 am

Increased prostitution-related arrests in Frederick have been the result of undercover police sting operations.

Lt. Clark Pennington, spokesman for the Frederick Police Department, said his department usually sets up sting operations after receiving tips from concerned residents.

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21 comments:

  • elphabathropp posted at 3:13 pm on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    elphabathropp Posts: 566

    I kind of like it too.

     
  • Sanker posted at 2:40 pm on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    Sanker Posts: 625

    Legalize them whether they do or not, and then legalize pot.

     
  • elphabathropp posted at 1:56 pm on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    elphabathropp Posts: 566

    That is true, Watson. I knew a woman who passed away from aids because her husband engaged in relations with a drug using prostitute and brought the disease home to her. She died leaving innocent children behind.

     
  • kingesquivel posted at 12:57 pm on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    kingesquivel Posts: 1499

    Legalize hookers who smoke pot...

     
  • gary4books posted at 12:44 pm on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    gary4books Posts: 952

    "I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." - Harry S. Truman

     
  • dressthebird posted at 11:44 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    dressthebird Posts: 770

    So law enforcement should "flap the wings wildly or frantically. Used of a falcon." or you're merely posting you are incorrect once again

     
  • skjer531 posted at 11:39 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    skjer531 Posts: 631

    another waste of tax money,i guess there isn't enough crime in frederick so the police have to make crimes---PATHETIC

     
  • dressthebird posted at 11:18 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    dressthebird Posts: 770

    Ask my wife

     
  • watson4sherlock posted at 11:15 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    watson4sherlock Posts: 11579

    That's the nicest thing you every said to me. [love]

     
  • watson4sherlock posted at 11:14 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    watson4sherlock Posts: 11579

    Do they have internet access in heaven?

     
  • watson4sherlock posted at 10:08 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    watson4sherlock Posts: 11579

    Sometimes those punished are a dentist and all of his patients.

    See http://www.nytimes.com/1993/06/06/weekinreview/aids-and-a-dentist-s-secrets.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

     
  • dressthebird posted at 10:00 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    dressthebird Posts: 770

    Cash for sex = bad. Dinner paid for sex = good?

     
  • watson4sherlock posted at 9:59 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    watson4sherlock Posts: 11579

    There's nothing to enjoy. There is still a black market for alcohol and tobacco even though they are legal.

     
  • watson4sherlock posted at 9:56 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    watson4sherlock Posts: 11579

    Sometimes those punished are innocent; children born to infected mothers and faithful spouses.

     
  • watson4sherlock posted at 9:48 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    watson4sherlock Posts: 11579

    Winston is a robo poster. He really gets around the net. He can't contract human diseases.

    See http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/03/us-usa-military-prostition-idUSBRE9B203I20131203

    See http://www.economist.com/node/21591220/comments

    See http://www.turnto23.com/news/california-prostitutes-may-gain-victim-compensation-121213

     
  • rcfoster posted at 9:23 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    rcfoster Posts: 96

    I would think with the decriminalization of marijuana, there should be a review of these personal crimes. Tax it and enjoy the revenue.

     
  • winston1952 posted at 7:46 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    winston1952 Posts: 2

    Why is prostitution against the law? Where is the crime when two adults agree to have sex in exchange for money? This isn’t trafficking, which isn’t a sex crime but is a human rights abuse. Those forced into sex workshould not be charged with prostitution but should be rescued from the traffickers. These laws allow too many dehumanize sex workers. If they aren't looked on as having the same rights as the rest of society then those who prey on women find easy targets in sex workers. This attitude needs to change we need to see sex workers as people with the same wants and needs and rights as the rest of society.
    There is a more important consideration than legalization. Today sex workers and their customers are marginalized and viewed through a distorted lense. They are dehumanized and as a consequence it is too easy to take advantage of or abuse them. We need to recognize they are members of our society with the same wants and needs as everyone. Many if not most add to society in a positive manner, paying taxes, raising families adding to the economy etc.
    Prostitution has been around forever and will be with us forever as well. We need to change our approach. Many escorts are in the business voluntarily and are contributing members of society. They pay taxes raise children and contribute to the economy. Yet they are forced to live outside of society. They live at risk of robbery assault rape (yes rape) and murder without recourse to protection under the law. This needs to change.

    Legalizing will allow escorts the opportunity to contact police when they need to. Right now they can't because no matter why they call they are subject to arrest. Believe me escorts who are in the business for themselves are as against trafficking as you are. Legalization will allow escorts to be removed from the criminal element. Just like gambling, and alcohol and other so called vices, when legalized prostitution will be no longer a vehicle of the mob or pimps or gangs.

    If you want to learn more about escorts watch the documentary "American Courtesans" This is a movie where sex workers, their families and even customers have a chance at speaking unscripted about their lives. It is powerful and fascinating and has been shown in film festivals all over the world including the ECU festival in Paris and Women's International festival in Miami and won awards for best editing and best documentary.

    Kristen DiAngelo is also a voice for the rights of all sex workers and has launched The American Courtesans Project www.the-ac-project.com to bring light and humanity to the world of sex work. She is giving lectures at Rutgers and San Francisco State later in the year.

    'American Courtesans' became available on-demand July 12 in over 100 million homes across the US and Canada -- including on some of the largest cable systems in the country - Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Brighthouse and iTunes (in 6 different countries - the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland), just to name a few. It is also available on DVD and BluRay on www.americancourtesans.com, amazon, and ebay.

     
  • Sanker posted at 7:15 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    Sanker Posts: 625

    I have to admit, that's not a bad idea. [thumbup]

     
  • Arcticdc5 posted at 7:12 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    Arcticdc5 Posts: 959

    Good job on the sting operations!

     
  • Old Geezer posted at 6:53 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    Old Geezer Posts: 1

    It seems to me that the methods used by the police to deter prostitution border on entrapment. I would ask them as a citizen to patrol those neighborhoods of the city where assaults, muggings and robbery are frequented on the helpless. Dress up like they should be the victim, and catch the perpetrators that way. Now that would be a better use of our tax dollars. Put those kind of 'baddies' out of commission, bring back safety to our streets. Betcha that won't happen.

     
  • cellmark posted at 6:10 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    cellmark Posts: 244

    I think that is good not being required to do an aids test, That way all the people breaking the law will be punished by God.

     

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