Hawaii joins prostitution crackdown on Craigslist - News

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

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it's not a big deal to sell the loads at the hotels.
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Yes it is Illegal. The waikiki beach marriott can get into big fines for doing so. Some body need to complain to marriott main office and let them know. According to what I read the managers don't care.
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..during the Clinton admin. porn. company had a increase is sales......
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I hope they dont because thats how i met my wife.
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Alice is super cute. She gives a good show at her club. Skinny schoolgirl look.
safe sex

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Nov 12, 2008
 
Legalize protitution in a controlled district and approved premises with purveyors licensed thru a State agency with required weekly medical clearances. Think of the boon to tourism.
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...its the oldest profession,but LOOK @ LV, it ultimately leads NOWHERE...you would have more sick people in society, indulging in there pleasure, that would increase the SMI, thus increasing the rehab, centers...not the Aloha State I invision....
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Legalize protitution in a controlled district and approved premises with purveyors licensed thru a State agency with required weekly medical clearances. Think of the boon to tourism.
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insider wrote:
...its the oldest profession,but LOOK @ LV, it ultimately leads NOWHERE...you would have more sick people in society, indulging in there pleasure, that would increase the SMI, thus increasing the rehab, centers...not the Aloha State I invision....
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Can you provide data to back up your assertions? From what I've read, regulated sex trade leads to less crime and less health issues. I believe Las Vegas and vicinities benfits financially from the sex industry. Afterall they are called "Sin City" and are proud of it.
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...that easy, in RUS...look @ the free-market of sex...many of the RUS women come to Amer. to get out of the industry...as far as LV, the only person that benefits are the pimps. come on, know your issues...have you been to Moscow?, have you been to Tailan, have you been to Africa, where women and children have been forced into prostitution to provide for their family, and try get enough $$$ to get out of the country, to do something else....
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Can you provide data to back up your assertions? From what I've read, regulated sex trade leads to less crime and less health issues. I believe Las Vegas and vicinities benfits financially from the sex industry. Afterall they are called "Sin City" and are proud of it.
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insider wrote:
...that easy, in RUS...look @ the free-market of sex...many of the RUS women come to Amer. to get out of the industry...as far as LV, the only person that benefits are the pimps. come on, know your issues...have you been to Moscow?, have you been to Tailan, have you been to Africa, where women and children have been forced into prostitution to provide for their family, and try get enough $$$ to get out of the country, to do something else....
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Well sir, you proved the point that unregulated sex industry is bad and I totally agree (and I have been to many foreign countries and cities where prostitution is rampant). Now if all the places you mentioned had an effective legalized system, don't you think that the exploitation for sex purposes would far less? It's not like sex trade is going to diminish or go away anytime soon. So to better protect the ones who choose to be in the business, isn't better to legalize and regulate it. Otherwise, the situation will continue to be as you describe it and the exploitation will increase.
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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 has always been big in Hawaii, back in WWII, the millitary and local govn't protected it because they thought that the soldiers wouldn't fight if they couldn't have sex, and they were afraid of homosexuality in millitary.
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Alice is super cute. She gives a good show at her club. Skinny schoolgirl look.
Yikes!

But I do agree with Ice. The town seems filled with young, good looking girls and women. It does have a long history here and is part of the woordwork I guess. HPD does nothing and likely participates or benefits in some way. HPD does nothign about meth either.
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alice wrote:
<quoted text>Yikes!
But I do agree with Ice. The town seems filled with young, good looking girls and women. It does have a long history here and is part of the woordwork I guess. HPD does nothing and likely participates or benefits in some way. HPD does nothign about meth either.
Those who don't believe us need to look at the facts. If they didn't allow prostitution in Chinatown, why has it continued on the same streets such as Aala Street and Kukui Street for years? And as for the meth dealers, why have they been allowed to sell drugs on Pauahi Street for decades?

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Ice Ice Baby wrote:
<quoted text>Those who don't believe us need to look at the facts. If they didn't allow prostitution in Chinatown, why has it continued on the same streets such as Aala Street and Kukui Street for years? And as for the meth dealers, why have they been allowed to sell drugs on Pauahi Street for decades?
The Merchant street transvestites have even been put on the worldwide stage by the HBO network on a sex documentary.

Waikiki prostitution, and massage parlor ads in the sports section is even allowed.

Yet, Vegas police seem to be able to keep it off of Fremont Street.

Where are the women's rights groups?

MADD has had an impact on DUI laws.

Is prostitution considered a victimless crime, so it doesn't get media coverage?

Are we to tolerant?
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The Merchant street transvestites have even been put on the worldwide stage by the HBO network on a sex documentary.
Waikiki prostitution, and massage parlor ads in the sports section is even allowed.
Yet, Vegas police seem to be able to keep it off of Fremont Street.
Where are the women's rights groups?
MADD has had an impact on DUI laws.
Is prostitution considered a victimless crime, so it doesn't get media coverage?
Are we to tolerant?
In Las Vegas the red-light districts are located miles away from the Strip and Downtown Las Vegas. Although Las Vegas is the renowned Sin City of America, even lawmakers there see the importance of keeping vice away from the mainstream tourist destinations. This was done so that tourists who oppose such activity wouldn't view it as an eyesore everytime they venture around town. Many families now bring their young children when visiting Las Vegas.

Here in Hawai'i prostitution and drug dealing is allowed to go on in and near our major tourist venues such as Waikiki and Chinatown. What are our lawmakers thinking! Tourists have in fact wrote comments in the Letters to the Editor section of The Honolulu Adveriser a few months back criticizing the illicit activity, which include among other things, prostitution and drug dealing that they witnessed in Waikiki and Chinatown parks such as Aala Park. When will they wake up and smell the Kona Coffee?
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Ice baby is right..and there are lots of dark corners in Kapahulu, Ward center area amnd even Kahala mall now. As the economy worsens under Lingle, more will turn to the streets to survive.

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willy! That's mean. Uncalled for.
Alice-about time to think about the scores
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I state the truth boldly and people are responsible for their own feelings. I am called to reveal the truth and not to mollify feelings of men with huge egos.
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legalize it and tax it
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#150
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legalize it and tax it, watch your kids so they arent crusing for prostitutes on craigslist, and stop trying to control free adults.

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