[QUOTE=UTR;2144942]The SF government is just looking for a piece of the action. How many tax dollars do you think they will collect from these people? Don’t tell me they haven’t thought of this angle.[/QUOTE]
Agreed … more police on the street, rather than hanging around in jail cells with arrested hookers
But seriously … I don’t really understand why prostitutes should be arrested …
If they are under duress, under the influence of drugs/etc, then they should be hauled in for questioning & pimps (and other undesirables-aka customers) arrested
With regulation may come cleaner standards, although I doubt it.
Apparently in Oz, prostitutes must be tested for STD’s every 6 months … if they fail … BAM … they can be arrested for deliberately spreading disease … in the case of aids … that’s practically homicide.
But there also has to be a measure of decency … they must still be dressed appropriately & must not ply their wares within (I think) 150m of school zones & “places of worship”.
Doesn’t stop the mob from luring gullible asian women desperate to get out of their country, and shipped in by cargo container to be used as sex slaves though.