Hawaii joins prostitution crackdown on Craigslist - News

A crackdown on prostitution ads on the Craigslist Web site has begun in partnership with attorneys general from 40 states, including Hawaii. Full Story
Ice Ice Baby

Honolulu, HI

#21 Nov 7, 2008
alice wrote:
Ice baby is so right...and pimps engage in violence and drug deals as HPD, guts dragging on the road, watch and even enable it. Something is very wrong with mufi's law enforcement.
I use the word "allow" because why else would illegal activities such as prostitution and drug dealing continue to go on in Chinatown and Waikiki, by the same hookers and dealers, who are protected by the same pimps and affiliated gangs, in the exact same locations, 24/7/365?
Jollibee

Honolulu, HI

#22 Nov 7, 2008
Legalize the prostition and tax them..so as the pimps..we need some more money to maintain our rail system. Then the HPD do not have to worry about them anymore..So as gambling, they will gamble somewhere,might as well legalize them too. They do not have to fly to Vegas and spend all those hard earned bucks. Do not forget the mary jane!! Also tax the grower as well as the user, since pineapple does not exist anymore.
Willy

Portland, OR

#23 Nov 7, 2008
alice wrote:
willy! That's mean. Uncalled for.
My bad. Your good.

All the young girls love Alice!
roach

Pearl City, HI

#24 Nov 7, 2008
Whoa, whoa, whoa, aren't we missing an important aspect of this "problem" ?
Without a demand for these erotic services, the prostitutes and pimps wouldn't exist.
Willy

Portland, OR

#25 Nov 7, 2008
Ice Ice Baby wrote:
<quoted text> If you were to legalize illicit drugs then of course you would have other problems.
Yeah, like zombies walking the streets at 3 A.M. and island-wide shortages of Cheetos, Twinkies & Big Gulps.
Willy

Portland, OR

#26 Nov 7, 2008
roach wrote:
Whoa, whoa, whoa, aren't we missing an important aspect of this "problem" ?
Without a demand for these erotic services, the prostitutes and pimps wouldn't exist.
You are correct sir. I say no more Viagra, Cialis and whatever the other one is called and get back to the days when an old man's hand was his best friend.
aeowynne

Honolulu, HI

#27 Nov 7, 2008
TomTom wrote:
Legalize prostitution and tax it; think of all the extra revenue this would generate. Same for marijuana.
Reply:
I totally agree with you. If protitution was legalized they would pay taxes, and therefore could collect Social Security when they are too old to work. If some women want to sell it, fine but legalize it. This way diseases could be better controlled, and they can be set up in certain areas. Did you know the old timers call Hotel St. shi# st.? I found out why one night watching the history ch. All of the brothels were located on Hotel St. it was very popular during WWII.
Jon 2

Honolulu, HI

#28 Nov 7, 2008
alice wrote:
yikes..who would patronize such services?
Post an add and find out. Agree with legalizing the services and taxing it. MANswers reported that PIMPS make upwards of 800K tax free. Legalize it, regulate it, tax it and only guys like Spitzer will be able to afford it regularly...
eddie san

AOL

#29 Nov 7, 2008
Law enforcement also need to also investigate the local newspapers who advertise "relaxation houses, massage parlors, hostess bars, escort services to name a few. All promote prostitution.
Poi Boy

AOL

#30 Nov 7, 2008
Too bad!!!!!!!!
Poi Boy

AOL

#31 Nov 7, 2008
Too bad. We need these cupcakes!!!!!!!!
aeowynne

Honolulu, HI

#32 Nov 7, 2008
Willy wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, like zombies walking the streets at 3 A.M. and island-wide shortages of Cheetos, Twinkies & Big Gulps.
If you are referring to the legalization of marijuana? If you are GET a GRIP!!! Pot is not like other drugs I have seen it help people with CANCER!! You should be talking about ICE!! Now that drug has ruined so many lives, both young and old, rich or poor, the drug doesn't care. Why is it when something beneficial is found people are so anti? I guess all of the propaganda about pot the gov. has fed you is to believed right?? WRONG, it is people that think like you that are making people who use pot criminals. Since I have seen older people smoking pot to assist in their health problems I think people should have the FREEDOM to CHOOSE!! After all the last time I checked we do live in AMERICA and we are SUPPOSE to be FREE.
Dakar

Honolulu, HI

#33 Nov 7, 2008
If Hawaii opposes prostitution, maybe they should crack down on them across the street form the police station in Waikiki!
CMK

Honolulu, HI

#34 Nov 7, 2008
Ice Ice Baby wrote:
Why do we have such a high tolerance for prostitution here in Hawai'i? Why do we have womens advocates groups saying that prostitutes have a right to be in Chinatown and Waikiki? Since when do people have a right to engage in illegal activity?
Either legalize such activity or crack down on it. If not, we have the worst of both worlds. If prostitution remains illegal, criminal elements surrounding such activity will abound.
Prostitution was legal until the '50s in Hawaii. I think Governor Oren Long criminalized it and it was only criminalized, I think, because the territory wanted to become a State of the Union. It was tolerated then and is still tolerated now.
aeowynne

Honolulu, HI

#35 Nov 7, 2008
Ice Ice Baby wrote:
<quoted text>I use the word "allow" because why else would illegal activities such as prostitution and drug dealing continue to go on in Chinatown and Waikiki, by the same hookers and dealers, who are protected by the same pimps and affiliated gangs, in the exact same locations, 24/7/365?
First of all as you are in Hana why are you talking about the prostitutes in hon? Doesn't Maui have any hookers? And as you are a Mauian, why do you care about what happens in Hon. as it doesn't affect you? Me personally I say LEGALIZE IT. Oh and by the way the hookers or call girls are on the low scale because the high priced hookers are in Ritzy Hotels, not standing on or walking the streets.
Willy

Portland, OR

#36 Nov 7, 2008
aeowynne wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are referring to the legalization of marijuana? If you are GET a GRIP!!! Pot is not like other drugs I have seen it help people with CANCER!! You should be talking about ICE!! Now that drug has ruined so many lives, both young and old, rich or poor, the drug doesn't care. Why is it when something beneficial is found people are so anti? I guess all of the propaganda about pot the gov. has fed you is to believed right?? WRONG, it is people that think like you that are making people who use pot criminals. Since I have seen older people smoking pot to assist in their health problems I think people should have the FREEDOM to CHOOSE!! After all the last time I checked we do live in AMERICA and we are SUPPOSE to be FREE.
Roll another one, take a few hits and relax my friend. I hear what your saying and didn't mean to get you all CAPS crazy on me.

Lighten up, it's a joke son!
Willy

Portland, OR

#37 Nov 7, 2008
CMK wrote:
<quoted text>
Prostitution was legal until the '50s in Hawaii.
WHAT! You mean I missed that party too.
pay dates

Honolulu, HI

#38 Nov 7, 2008
Why doesn't craigslist just do away with the Erotic section? What the heck is a legitimate escort service? "No, your honor, really. He paid me
$300 just to have dinner with him. The sex was free."
Rubba Slippa Man

AOL

#39 Nov 7, 2008
Save prostitution from the crackdown!!!!!!!! Support your local gal.
Call 911

Honolulu, HI

#40 Nov 7, 2008
alice wrote:
I agree with Jane. But I also want the pimps consorting with the incompetent HPD off our streets. They are volatile and unstable.
If you think thats bad wait a few months when everyone finds out there will be a hiring freeze on Public Safety Officers including HPD and HFD.

There are alot of people who have quit their jobs because they got hired by the HPD for the next recruting class. They are going to be very suprised.

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