Sunday, September 12, 2004
That's always the call whenever there is a tragedy associated with one of our currently illegal vices. Here's a story out of Middlesex, Pennsylvania (not far from Harrisburg), where two suspected prostitutes were murdered in recent years and where a police corporal was arrested in a prostitution sting last November. The District Attorney is quoted as saying that "Prostitution is a dangerous, corrupting activity which can no longer be tolerated." But increasing enforcement, alas, is likely to make it more, not less dangerous. Now the DA is in an unenviable position, given the current rules against prostitution, so I don't want to criticize him; I imagine, though, that he doesn't really think that the failure to stamp out prostitution for thousands of years is due to a lack of enforcement.