02 August 2008

Belleville: Hooker Update

This probably seems like small beer to those of you living in a larger metropolitan locale... but out here, folks are all in a lather...

Earlier this week, police chief Steve Tanner announced his force was coming up with a policy of charging and releasing the names of anyone caught offering money for sex after three women in in recent days were charged with soliciting in separate incidents in the downtown area.

“The profession is not going to go away, but to look at the deterrent aspect of it another way is to look at the customers and see what we can do to deter them from being a customer,” he said.
You live in a city with a couple of million people... chances are you're pretty anonymous.

When you live in a city of 50,000, it's a whole other ball game.

The reality is, everybody around here knows who runs the local businesses and who works where. People get wind of your nasty habits... it ain't just your home life that takes a hit... because out here in the sticks, there's still such a thing as a public shaming.

This oughta be interesting.

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3 comments:

Rose said...

My small town newspaper publishes a weekly court report, if you are stopped for speeding it's reported. It's rather amusing at times, what is frightening is the war on drunk driving seems to have been lost in my county. Six or seven drunk drivers picked up weekly, no hookers yet.

Neo Conservative said...

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some ol' farm boy finds out his baby girl's been sellin' herself downtown... there's gonna be wigs on the green, i'm tellin' ya.

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Rose said...

LOL the locals know what's going to happen before it actually happens, in a small town there are no secrets or privacy.

LOL you are correct justice in the country aint the same as the city. Around here justice is still despensed behind a barn and a sound thunking by the locals. We call it Valley Justice.