Stopping crime by looking into making it illegal
I had been attracted for this 11 Alive online story through the appalling headline “Transvestite prostitutes increasingly violent in Midtown.” For Pete’s and Patricia’s sake, the headline isn’t just offensive since it utilizes a term many consider an epithet. It is also built in a manner that a) implies transgendered prostitutes are a structured unit perpetrating violence b) assumes the folks allegedly involved with a specific alleged attack were, actually, prostitutes and c) conjures a scrumptious mental picture of a planning meeting where several men outfitted as women plan a raid on Mary Mac’s.
However the reason I’m penning this blog isn’t the headline, however the news it reports. To assist Midtown reduce chronic street-level prostitution, Atlanta City Council is apparently thinking about a brand new law that will allow it to be illegal for any prostitute to face on the street where she/he was formerly arrested. Prostitution has already been illegal. In the event that isn’t a deterrant (and clearly for many it’s not) then how can which makes it illegal to face somewhere help?