Vice Squad
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Prostitution News, US-style

My old haunting ground of Durham, NC, has joined the parade of communities that post the pictures of people arrested -- not convicted -- of prostitution-related offenses. Durham goes the extra mile, by not noting that these people are, like all of us, considered innocent until convicted in a court of law, nor does it omit web-publishing the arrestees addresses along with their names and photos. (The most recent Vice Squad notice of a similar website was for Frederick, Maryland.)

In other news, a major league baseball pitcher lost his job -- and, possibly, more than a million dollars -- for his recent prostitution-related arrest. How is it again that many other countries are able to get by without criminalizing either side of a commercial sex transaction between adults?

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