This is very true. First they were on craigslist until pressure was on there. They then moved to backpage, until again the pressure came. Then Eros, and now http: The law, as well as society, needs to realize that as long as it remain tabboo and illegal in most areas, these people will continue to move around. If they would legalize it and monitor it then they would have a little more control over the whole issue.
I am not a fish Law enforcement have chased prostitution for as long as it has existed, and guess what? I realize that laws only have purpose when they are enforced, but prostitution is like mercury, it will always move where the pressure is least.
Anon Cow , 10 Nov 1: What sites did the pros move to? It's not for me. My wife is out of town next week, so I wanted to use the free time to track increases in ad volume since the CL crackdown. Anonymous Coward , 10 Nov 1: Lets legalize prostitution, charge tax. Government money increase, and make some people happy Anonymous Coward , 4 Mar And give the money to somebody who thinks like you and screw it all up.
Teilo , 10 Nov 1: I am opposed to prostitution on moral grounds. I also believe that criminalizing prostitution is idiotic. Law enforcement has not chased prostitution as long as it has existed, contrary to what one poster has said here. For most of recorded history, prostitution, even in Christian countries, has been an industry that law enforcement regulated, but did not ban. Nevada gets it right. Confine it to certain locations. Remove the public health risks as much as is feasible.
Pass laws preventing the exploitation of sex workers. This will have two effects: Girls who turn to prostitution something that will always happen will have a place to go where they will not be exploited by pimps and drug dealers.
Johns will have a place to go that is legal, thus drying up much of the customer base of the pimps. Consequently, prostitution will no longer be the nuisance it presently is, and the police can redirect their enforcement efforts where it is needed, instead of wasting tons of money on prosecuting what, in every state, is a misdemeanor, rather than a felony.
Greg , 10 Nov 1: Fine, you got me. What I should have said was that prostitutes have been chased in the West about as long as we have had modern law enforcement, depending how you define that. So, law enforcement has been chasing prostitution for about years. Nevada treats prostitution much like societies in the Middle Ages did prior to the Protestant Reformation, after which prostitution was generally outlawed in Protestant countries.
Jon , 14 Feb 6: LawMan , 15 Apr 6: Ladys and gentlemen I give you exibit A that those AGs know absolutely fukol about the internet. GeneralEmergency profile , 10 Nov 1: Eldakka , 10 Nov 9: Outdated stereotype is outdated. Maybe it should be muffins now? For a second, I thought you were talking about gun control laws not working. I would think that law inforcement would actually encourage sites like Craig's List.
At least the prostitutes wouldn't be soliciting on the street corner or in the Men's rest room. Oh sorry, that's a different Craig's List! Banshee , 10 Nov 4: I don't know who you are Anonymous Coward, or whether you are male or female.
You are always on the dime. LOL in a very nice way. The cities have begun charging for access to certain downtown street corners and mandated cover fees to bars known to allow prostitutes to operate within. That'll stop 'em, for sure!
Lucretious , 10 Nov 2: The push to remove the ads ended up forcing a lot of the girls back on the street which only caused quality-of-life issues for residents and a general rise in crime and lets not forget STD's. Most women who advertise on Craigs build a small clientele, insist on protection from their clients condoms etc and give those who wish to use such services widowers, etc a respite from the shame and embarrassment society often places on them for trying to fulfill a basic human need.
Of course Jesus and Allah don't approve so every politician gets on his soapbox and spews the same tired rhetoric as to why prostitution is such an "evil" blight on society. The fact that it involves two adults who do things in the privacy of their own residences is an annoyance they'd rather do away with. FWIW Craigs has stopped trying to remove ads. Also, the providers have simply tailored their ads to coincide with Crags posting guidelines.
They can still get a message across without being blatant about it. Police proclaim their accomplishment, craigslist has less fear of prosecution, and prostitutes still have their business, and the public's fears are abated. Anonymous Coward , 10 Nov 2: The prostitutes posting to Craigslist obviously have a computer, Internet, etc.
Unless they are a streetwalker posting at a library, this would indicate that the prostitutes using Craigslist are your middle-class ones, the ones who have a house, car, etc. Assuming this is true, then these are the ones who are doing it for the money, the excitement, or some other reason than they have no other choice; essentially they are the type to work in a brothel rather than hang out at bus stations and street corners.
They do it because they choose to, not because they have to. In that sense, I don't see what the problem is. Vice laws are some of the worst ones on the books and are a waste of tax dollars, police work, and judicial time.
Anon , 13 Feb 6: Uh, ever consider that it isn't the girls posting the ads? I have experience with this, and it isn't usually the girls-it's the pimps posting the ads saying that they're the girls. There was even a case of a pimp kidnapping a girl, keeping her tied down in his basement and guess how he got customers? He posted ads saying that it was from the girl. Anonymous Coward , 10 Nov Paul , 11 Nov 1: They aren't chess players? Only one move at a time? Stopping prostitution is like trying to stop the rain, and the powers that be realize this.
You can, however, separate it from popular and legitimized sources. When there is one large central location for such services to be bartered, it is easier for a consumer to find such services. In 19th-century London, a serial killer preyed on women who used the local streets and pubs to meet their customers. Many jobs are dangerous, and the risk of being killed working through Craigslist, though terrifying, is thankfully rare.
People are using it when they need a quick financial fix. I know firsthand about hasty decisions. As a novice sex worker, I picked up my customers in the hotel bars of central London. A terrifying session, during which I thought I might be killed, made me appreciate that I needed to work for a madam—not just to upgrade my image, but to have a professional network to protect me. Melissa Gira Grant , a reporter and former escort who covers the Internet sex industry, put her finger on an ambivalence that seems widespread.
Even professional escorts who might not use Craigslist routinely will sometimes resort to it. But that is a luxury not all can afford. Sex workers who do work solo try to at least maintain an informal communication network for safety purposes. In any case, Craigslist is no more to blame for a homicidal attack on a working woman than is the Marriott hotel where Julissa Brisman was killed, or the BlackBerry her accused killer probably would have used to establish contact with her.
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