- June 11, 2013 - 14:31
Legal brothels is the answer.In the few cities in the US, that have legal brothels, there is no problem.In fact the women are checked for STDs by the medics once every six months in Nevada by law,where prostitution is legal.And brothels are taxed.You're never going to get rid of prostitution.So,be smart, tax it and keep it off the streets and put the ones that continue on the streets in the hooscow with hefty fines.Those measures will take care of 95 pct of what's taking place in people's neighborhoods in your city!Just a common sense suggestion!
- Tim Jamison
- June 11, 2013 - 12:30
The only way to fix this is to get the police to do stings in the area frequently and for a long time. If you post the offenders' information publically and mess up and wrongfully accuse someone, which is inevitable, you will be liable, which I guess isn't really a big deal if you have nothing in the first place, because the broke cannot be sued (you can't squeeze water from rocks). If you apporach a pimp or a prostitute, even in numbers, you will get peppersprayed if you get confrontational. They are prepared for violence. It's a part of the trade. Either the police will do their jobs, or they won't. It's the story of Canadian life
- June 11, 2013 - 15:28
Why spend taxpayer money on a problem that will persist no matter how many stings there are?Stings cost mucho dollars.Dollars that would be better spent on more violent offenders like rapists,child molesters,Drug dealers and murderers?The police should never spend taxpayer dollars on things they can't control like prostitution.The prostitutes will just pick up and move down the road to another location and then more money will be spent on stings.It never ends.That's senseless!!It's the world's oldest profession for a reason and that's why it should be legalized and controlled by Government.The Government isn't any damn good,for the most part,at controlling anything but this is one thing they can control with a little common sense and at the same time pick up some tax money for the already overburdened taxpayer!I wonder how many people on here are all for making drugs legal while condemning Prostitution?A good number I would reckon?Dummies!!
- June 11, 2013 - 11:49
It's amusing to read comments of people advocating mob vigilantism and potential slander lawsuits. Sure, let's round up a bunch of fellas, get out the pitchforks and torches and go prowl the streets at 1AM looking for hookers. Do you hear yourselves? Why should the onus be on the neighbours to do something about it in the first place, like people have nothing better to do, never mind the associated risk factors? Isn't that the RNC's job? I don't understand how "problem areas" like Livingstone and Tessier can be so well known to residents yet the cops do nothing such as step up patrols to deter the activity. It takes a brutal murder before something is done, then it's too late. These problems are all products of an apathetic, spineless, buck-passing, weak-willed system and chronic lack of leadership by those whose job it is to serve and protect the public.
- scumbag newfie
- June 11, 2013 - 11:12
Bring them over to my neighbor hood ba!!!
- June 11, 2013 - 09:33
Prostitution my be a complex issue, but it would be solved overnight if it sprung up in a wealthy neighborhood. If you have cash the cop's are at your beck and call, if not, you are thrown to the wolves.
- Simple Answer
- June 11, 2013 - 09:31
don't take pictures or anything like that and post it too many liability issues. just get 4 or 5 guys walk the street a bit at the height of the trade time, you see someone stopping to chat the girl, just walk up and say excuse me you need directions are you lost or may I help you I live in the area and can help. you have seen their face they will not come back. safety in numbers four or five big strapping neighbours out for a walk in your own neighbour hood, why not ask the pimp if he is lost or need directions too. hahahahaha, worked in a Calgary neighbourhood I lived in once.
- June 11, 2013 - 09:26
Two things that should be legelized is prostitution and pot. that would make it a lot easier for everyone, clergy, politicians, judges and so on.
- June 11, 2013 - 08:54
Start a neighborhood watch program, have groups of 3 to 4 people(for protection if confronted) doing regular evening patrols with camera's. You don't have to actually post the pictures, but the fear/threat of being exposed might help the prostitues/pimps/john's to find another spot to do their business. If it's a public spot, there's nothing stopping you from taking pictures of public places, if there are people stood there that don't like it, they are free to find another spot to stand in public! They are free to call police as well. Squeaky wheel gets the grease!
- June 11, 2013 - 08:24
Maybe he should take pictures of the license plates + then display them in the paper. Buy a classifieds advertisement. Then the people who pick up the prostitutes would have to explain to their wives/friends/parents/siblings what they're doing. People would read the paper and see who was caught in the "act".
- June 11, 2013 - 08:18
Take the john's plate number. Phone Crimestoppers. They phone the owner and ask why he was driving on Livingstone St. I doubt if he will go back again. Sadly the women will move to another spot. Citizens have to start watching what's going on around them. Try getting your neighbours out on the street at night. Could make a difference.
- June 11, 2013 - 08:00
While I have every sympathy for the people living in the area, I wouldn't put licence numbers or photos of vehicles of presumed johns on the internet. It's difficult to prove why someone was driving along your street, someone could be slowing down or pulling over to answer their cell phone. Anyone who posts this on the internet had better get a good lawyer.
- June 11, 2013 - 06:46
I can only imagine your problem sir, what you & your friends should do is get pictures of johns talking to & picking-up the girls & post them where ever you can: U-Tube , The Telegram , after the johns photo makes 'the rounds' most johns will be scared-off.