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Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

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Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby vesvehighfolk » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:48 pm

I have lived in Madison for a long time. Long enough to recall when King St was a red light district and Badger road was an open air drug den. These days the “Ladies” have found a new place to hang out besides the street corner. They call them selves “escorts” and advertise on line. the Largest website is called “Back page”. Here up to 40 to 50 girls a day ply the worlds oldest profession. And for the most part MPD turns a blind eye. One woman has advertised there every day for at least a year! And others are there regularly. So I need to ask..why has MPD not tried to shut down these gals? Or the site? Why is it that one woman can ply her trade for over a year on this site and NOT get arrested? Is calling yourself an “Escort” make what goes on legal? Is saying the money is a donation make it legal?
Is having a disclaimer that the money is for “Time and companionship.” a green light for prostitution?
So I ask..why has MPD NOT done much about this site? And WHY have they not moved to make life for these “ladies” difficult? They cleaned up King street I think they can clean up the “ladies” of back page.
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby Remember_Me » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:03 pm

vesvehighfolk wrote:Post your thoughts.


Prostitution is a victimless "crime".

I'd rather MPD spend their minimal resources pursuing actual crime.
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby rabble » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:08 pm

I'll switch that around a little bit and ask why MPD should crack down on online prostitution at a time when car breakins, house breakins, and bike path muggings and rapes are all on the rise? What's so important about online prostitution that we need to pull them off of that other stuff to crack down on it?
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:13 pm

Joe Tarr did a nice piece on it in some rag known as "The Isthmus" a few years back.
http://www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/art ... icle=30074
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby Remember_Me » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:16 pm

If MPD is going to scroll websites looking for egregious behavior, then they should start with people who post about bars/taverns that aren't on the westside in threads about bars/taverns on the westside.

Oh, and for grammatical errors to.
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby wack wack » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:21 pm

Not only is prostitution a victimless crime, but in this, the United States of Capitalism, individuals should be free to commoditize any and all of their assets as they see fit.
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby snoqueen » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:35 pm

The police never bothered Fonda Peters, who had a listing in the Madison phone directory (paper version) for years. She was (and maybe still is) one of the city's better-connected and classier sex workers.
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby massimo » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:32 pm

Well, I'll just have to investigate this website where I can find dozens of prostitutes who are apparently free to operate without interference from law enforcement.

Buy an ad next time.
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby Steve Vokers » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:13 pm

If I had a million dollars, I'd be checking out this Back Page place. Two chicks at the same time, man.
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby vesvehighfolk » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:16 pm

Victimless crime? The victim is often the prostitute. I also believe that if MPD enforces Street level prostitution they should also work on shutting down Internet Prostitution. And I agree in America we should have free commerce that is LEGAL! Finally I use Libra Office so if there is any errors in grammar I am sorry, and yes I messed up on the location of of of my fave hang outs. And last I checked that was not against the law! But Prostitution is....
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby wack wack » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:15 am

vesvehighfolk wrote:And I agree in America we should have free commerce that is LEGAL!


Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

is prostitution illegal because it's bad, or do you think it's bad because it's illegal?
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby Galoot » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:37 am

vesvehighfolk wrote:Finally I use Libra Office so if there is any errors in grammar I am sorry,


The grammar errors are not due to the program you are using, they are due to the fact that you seem to be only semi-literate.
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby rabble » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:37 am

vesvehighfolk wrote:Victimless crime? The victim is often the prostitute.

The victim is posting internet ads so (s)he can be better victimized?

vesvehighfolk wrote:I also believe that if MPD enforces Street level prostitution they should also work on shutting down Internet Prostitution.

Why?
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby wack wack » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:39 am

Galoot wrote:
vesvehighfolk wrote:Finally I use Libra Office so if there is any errors in grammar I am sorry,


The grammar errors are not due to the program you are using, they are due to the fact that you seem to be only semi-literate.


I sense an ESL situation here.
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Re: Why has MPD NOT cracked down on internet prostitution?

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:47 pm

wack wack wrote:
Galoot wrote:
vesvehighfolk wrote:Finally I use Libra Office so if there is any errors in grammar I am sorry,

The grammar errors are not due to the program you are using, they are due to the fact that you seem to be only semi-literate.

I sense an ESL situation here.

Only if the first language is Elvish.
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