Prostitution becoming an increasing p...

Prostitution becoming an increasing problem in Vallejo

There are 144 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Feb 8, 2010, titled Prostitution becoming an increasing problem in Vallejo. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

Prostitution has doubled to about 100 or more Vallejo "street walkers" during the last two years, police say.

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NoMoreTaxes

San Francisco, CA

#1 Feb 8, 2010
And they want to raise more taxes to fund their downtown pet projects? No Way Jose! This prostitution problem has always been a downtown Vallejo including that notorious madam with connections in Washington. Now the police are saying the problem has gotten worse. It only means there has never any attempt to eliminate the scourge in the first place.
numbers please

San Ramon, CA

#2 Feb 8, 2010
They know how many there are...they know where they work ... but they need more cops on the street to control the problem. Maybe some concerned residents could pick them up and drive them to the Police Station and no screwing around on the way.The undercover hookers are easy to spot.They're the ones with all their teeth. Great health care benefits!I love Vallejo,live here and don't respond positively to fear mongering...well this is a sort of positive response...you be the judge!
numbers please

San Ramon, CA

#3 Feb 8, 2010
Sorry I said what I said about the hookers...I never really remember seeing a toothless hooker.I need to be more careful...god bless them!
NoMoreTaxes

San Francisco, CA

#4 Feb 8, 2010
If the cops would just pick up one hooker every day, this problem will disappear in one year.

“Learn From Your Mistakes!”

Since: Oct 09

Vallejo

#5 Feb 8, 2010
Age-old crime. Sad fact is that many of the girls/women doing this job get violently attacked and assaulted with some regularity. Prostitutes are often the victim of choice for highly deviant serial killer types, since they know that the victim's family is not maintaining good contact, and most likely won't be missing their sister or daughter for some time.

Also, the transmission of STD's will occur, with men "bringing home" things that they didn't have before. Not good.

Largely, though, I agree with the police. While morally offensive to many, these crimes have to be classified a peg lower than ones that weren't "voluntary" in nature. At least with prostitution, you have a willing seller and buyer. On the other hand, if you're getting held up in the parking lot of Safeway on Georgia or Admiral Callaghan, there's nothing voluntary about that.

Overall, though, it does add a seamy side to our downtown image; and pimps, as a group, are pretty much the scum of the earth.

Since: Feb 08

Benicia

#6 Feb 8, 2010
Clarke Johnston wrote:
At least with prostitution, you have a willing seller and buyer.
Same with drugs. Where do you draw the line?
Mega Phones

Vallejo, CA

#8 Feb 8, 2010
Cops should use their megaphones when driving down Sonoma, just announce "Ladies and Gentlemen" we have filmed your activity on our police camera, know who you are, please clear the sidewalk."

Time to "Cowboy up."
Its the economy

Vallejo, CA

#9 Feb 8, 2010
There has been a increase in Prositution everywhere, due to the economy, for women, it's the oldest profession and something to fall back onto in hard time where entry level jobs are being taken by older folks and the white collar folks who have lost their office jobs.
cbcc

San Jose, CA

#10 Feb 8, 2010
When there are no new businesses to hire people in this city to do legimate jobs, people are finding ways to survive, which can lead to robbery, theft, selling drugs, and prostitution.
The first steps for this city is to promote big businesses into this city. Create a convention center, create a mall like Sun Valley Mall where our own residents can shop- not a shopping area all spread out. Make outlet stores if that's the way. The city needs to stop the mentality that the only way to get revenue is to build more homes- wakeup and smell the coffee- that's failing big time since the calues of homes are continuing to decline. City planners need to stop thinking of old ways, but be innovative in promoting businesses to come here, so that the city's revenues are based on the businesses, not just on residential housing.
The County may be working on projects to improve the Solano County Fairgrounds, and it's a good opportunity for the City of Vallejo to jump on the band wagon, and get involved in helping out with the improvements to generate revenue for the city as well as the county.

That's what the city needs today to remove the increase of such illegal activities.......
Shay58

Vallejo, CA

#11 Feb 8, 2010
Where is Nichelini on this? He can't take a minute to talk to the press? People are pointing fingers at Osby Davis for not speaking up about the city worker attack, but Nichelini seems to be awfully quiet on issues that he should be addressing publicly.
Davis

Oakland, CA

#12 Feb 8, 2010
cbcc wrote:
When there are no new businesses to hire people in this city to do legimate jobs, people are finding ways to survive, which can lead to robbery, theft, selling drugs, and prostitution.
The first steps for this city is to promote big businesses into this city. Create a convention center, create a mall like Sun Valley Mall where our own residents can shop- not a shopping area all spread out. Make outlet stores if that's the way. The city needs to stop the mentality that the only way to get revenue is to build more homes- wakeup and smell the coffee- that's failing big time since the calues of homes are continuing to decline. City planners need to stop thinking of old ways, but be innovative in promoting businesses to come here, so that the city's revenues are based on the businesses, not just on residential housing.
The County may be working on projects to improve the Solano County Fairgrounds, and it's a good opportunity for the City of Vallejo to jump on the band wagon, and get involved in helping out with the improvements to generate revenue for the city as well as the county.
That's what the city needs today to remove the increase of such illegal activities.......
Yes, get rid of the street walkers, and bring in the high class call girls!
The Colonel

Vallejo, CA

#13 Feb 8, 2010
Nichelini has already addressed this potential two years ago. Did you miss that part? He said when police patrol and enforcement is reduced, criminal populations and acts go up. Vallejo is now the "weak spot" he warned against. People cried "fear mongering to extort more money". Council told him to cut anyway and you want the same level of service or else it's the Chiefs fault for not providing it?
"I'm no expert", lol.
Grissle

Vacaville, CA

#14 Feb 8, 2010
Shay58 wrote:
Where is Nichelini on this? He can't take a minute to talk to the press? People are pointing fingers at Osby Davis for not speaking up about the city worker attack, but Nichelini seems to be awfully quiet on issues that he should be addressing publicly.
You Vibers and the sheep need to make up your minds. First you (r)etards don't want the Chief to say anything about crime now you want him to speak about only prostitution and no other crime. Can he talk about the two murders Vallejo has had this month??
anon

Benicia, CA

#15 Feb 8, 2010
Shay58 wrote:
Where is Nichelini on this? He can't take a minute to talk to the press? People are pointing fingers at Osby Davis for not speaking up about the city worker attack, but Nichelini seems to be awfully quiet on issues that he should be addressing publicly.
WWTD? What would Tony do?
dark vision

United States

#16 Feb 8, 2010
Just like Vallejo, new business people come here and Vallejo makes it hard for them to work.
Yougetwhatyoupay for

Auburn, CA

#17 Feb 8, 2010
Hey, I know.. lay off some more cops! The citizens of Vallejo earned every one of the recent headlines. You people are a joke.
Ned Kelly

Washington, DC

#18 Feb 8, 2010
is 'BECOMING' a problem? I thought it was already! Pick them up, put them in a cellblock over on south Mare Island and keep them there. Minimal rations, and they will be safe...
Grissle

Vacaville, CA

#19 Feb 8, 2010
anon wrote:
<quoted text>
WWTD? What would Tony do?
Tony would steal the buy fund, cheat on his wife and marry a (ph)at women. Wait he has all ready done that my bad.
Dorothy

United States

#20 Feb 8, 2010
Leave the girls alone and go after the guys on Adm Callaghan Lane! They litter, hassle people and drive away the customers at the businesses where they hang out....
Dorothy

United States

#21 Feb 8, 2010
Mega Phones wrote:
Cops should use their megaphones when driving down Sonoma, just announce "Ladies and Gentlemen" we have filmed your activity on our police camera, know who you are, please clear the sidewalk."
Time to "Cowboy up."
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