11 charged in prostitution sweep

11 charged in prostitution sweep

There are 174 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Mar 8, 2008, titled 11 charged in prostitution sweep. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

As long as purveyors of sex continue to buy and sell it, police are promising to make arrests.

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Millgirl

Palatine, IL

#161 Oct 22, 2008
Joey wrote:
<quoted text>Why do you people take things to extremes???
No one is saying to lagalize murder or other serious crimes.
What was said is, have the workers licensed and required to have regular health screenings so they cannot spread disease. Also, keep it confined to certain buildings.
Let adults enjoy this adult activity, and it would cut down on rape, sexual abuse, etc.
Let's try reading the comment and responding to what it says without making comments that are totally unrelated and WAAAY out in left field.
Can you people do that?
Do you actually think a drug addict hooker is going to get a license? I’m guessing most will not past the test and will do it illegally anyway.
joey

Hoboken, NJ

#162 Oct 22, 2008
Millgirl wrote:
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Do you actually think a drug addict hooker is going to get a license? I’m guessing most will not past the test and will do it illegally anyway.
it is not an academic test. It is just a license to do the job-no itellegence required.
Sk1ds

Rockport, MA

#163 Oct 22, 2008
That's why we should make it legal, where we can control it. By legalizing it, prostitution will be contained at brothels, rather than women walking the streets. Most of the Johns will go to brothels. All prostitutes will be checked for diseases. Nobody on the streets and nobody gets robbed. Women on drugs will at least have a safe environment, and a safe environment for everybody. Countries that legalized prostitution has already proven that they're better off. The only thing that it may hurt is the hearts of wives whose husbands visit these brothels and the decrease need for police officers.
Brian L wrote:
<quoted text>
Your wrong, prostitution is not a victimless crime...most likely they don't advertise that they are selling sex but they have diseases, which spread on to other unknown victims...not too mention a majority of them are offering sex for money to support their drug habit, which also leads to thefts, robberies, assaults, and druggies that are littering the streets. Far from a victimless crime! Not too mention the city gets a big black eye from out-of-towners that seek to satisfy their thirst for a quickie by coming to Lowell.
so you still think they only harm themselves? give me a break!
joey

Hoboken, NJ

#164 Oct 22, 2008
Sk1ds wrote:
That's why we should make it legal, where we can control it. By legalizing it, prostitution will be contained at brothels, rather than women walking the streets. Most of the Johns will go to brothels. All prostitutes will be checked for diseases. Nobody on the streets and nobody gets robbed. Women on drugs will at least have a safe environment, and a safe environment for everybody. Countries that legalized prostitution has already proven that they're better off. The only thing that it may hurt is the hearts of wives whose husbands visit these brothels and the decrease need for police officers.
<quoted text>
Now that makes sense! Which ballot question is about legalizing prostitution?
Sk1ds

Rockport, MA

#165 Oct 22, 2008
Never run for a political position? As I said in my previous post, countries that have legalized prostitution have proven to reduced crimes and problems. Take Japan for example where prostitution is legal, yet it's one of the safest countries in the world. So you rather have people roam the streets making our neighborhoods look bad and spreading crime and diseases, or do u rather have it controlled?? There's no argument! Legalization is the way to go and a good politician that really wants the best for its people would do so.
Brian L wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure let's put a building on each side of your house since your a big proponent of them. But then the Boston Phoenix would lose a ton of money from the advertisements of all the "massage parlors". At the same time, we might as well legalize all drugs...since they to have been around since the beginning of time. The government could tax the drugs and reap a huge winfall...and this would free up even more prisons and police for more "important things".
Do us all a favor and never run for a political position!
Sk1ds

Rockport, MA

#166 Oct 22, 2008
The only thing you stated here is the person is accepting of prostution because they're from Asia, but nothing you said reasoned why prostutition is wrong. The problem with America as you stated is drugs, and the problem with many countries in Asia is poverty. Yes, that leads to prostitution, but the problem are drugs and poverty, not prositution. Yes, there are problems associated with prostitution, but that is correlated with it being legal or not. If we legalized prostitition in America, we would control the problems with prostitution and decrease it. As for drugs, that would be a totally different issue. To say that a person is accepting of prostution because they're from S.E Asia and need to leave that mindset?? Americans need to leave the mindset that prosition is so wrong because other countries in Asia that legalized prostition are pretty safe and well off more than United states. Prostitution is not the problem, but how you control it.
gottagift wrote:
<quoted text>Reading your post's use of the singular form of the words reason, have and case, i think it is fair to assume that you are a native of South East Asia.(that and your forum name) In the land you were born in, Prostitution is widely accepted. You only need to look at the rampant HIV spreading throughout Thailand to confirm this. However, here in the United States, prostitution is by in large, a direct result of drug abuse. And it is a hellish cycle that many of these women get caught up in. They feel a certain amount of shame and pain over the fact that they sell their bodies for money. And to help them cover up this shame and pain, they use drugs. Which leads to further selling of their bodies. You need to leave your Asian concept of why prostitution is acceptable in Asia. And learn why it is harmfull here in America.
Sk1ds

Rockport, MA

#167 Oct 22, 2008
Well ask yourself this. Do you want your daughter to live in a safer world because perverts are in brothels than roaming the streets? That is the case in Japan where crime is one of the lowest, college girls feel free to live alone, young people are very educated and well off, healthy, etc. Do you want to continue the model that America uses that have proven to be flawed or do u want to do something that works???
lowering the bar wrote:
Before you suggest prostitution be legalized, ask yourself this - would you want your daughter or sister turning tricks? Would you encourage your son to visit a brothel?
Sk1ds

Rockport, MA

#168 Oct 22, 2008
Well, in Japan, prositution is legal, yet families are more close knitt, lower divorce, people are more educated, lower crimes, less diseases, etc. The only thing you're doing here is assuming how society will be, when there are countries out there that proven otherwise.
her wrote:
Yes lets legalize it so our husbands, sons fathers have one more temptation dangled in there face. Lets brake up homes and families, because it was so much easier to cheat. Lets legalize it so we may spread disease too, even if they do screen for STDS once a month what do you think can happen between the time a woman is tested? Lets make it legal so our daughters, granddaughters, nieces.... have a new exciting career to aspire to. That's just where id want my female family members to work. Now wouldn't that make daddy proud if he walked into one of these joints and found his little angle working there. Yep sounds like a great idea to me.
chelmsford

Lynn, MA

#169 Oct 22, 2008
Brian L wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure let's put a building on each side of your house since your a big proponent of them. But then the Boston Phoenix would lose a ton of money from the advertisements of all the "massage parlors". At the same time, we might as well legalize all drugs...since they to have been around since the beginning of time. The government could tax the drugs and reap a huge winfall...and this would free up even more prisons and police for more "important things".
Do us all a favor and never run for a political position!
Im there
Sam

Hoboken, NJ

#170 Oct 23, 2008
Sk1ds wrote:
That's why we should make it legal, where we can control it. By legalizing it, prostitution will be contained at brothels, rather than women walking the streets. Most of the Johns will go to brothels. All prostitutes will be checked for diseases. Nobody on the streets and nobody gets robbed. Women on drugs will at least have a safe environment, and a safe environment for everybody. Countries that legalized prostitution has already proven that they're better off. The only thing that it may hurt is the hearts of wives whose husbands visit these brothels and the decrease need for police officers.
<quoted text>
Will our politicians have the bawlz to do this?
meth0dykal

Billerica, MA

#171 Oct 23, 2008
Careful. Another Lowell police officer might sue the city for touching these prostitutes.

“Do NOT Feed the Trolls!!!”

Since: Jul 08

Lowell MA

#172 Oct 23, 2008
Sk1ds wrote:
Well ask yourself this. Do you want your daughter to live in a safer world because perverts are in brothels than roaming the streets? That is the case in Japan where crime is one of the lowest, college girls feel free to live alone, young people are very educated and well off, healthy, etc. Do you want to continue the model that America uses that have proven to be flawed or do u want to do something that works???
<quoted text>
You didnt answer my question.
Westford Resident

Hooksett, NH

#175 Oct 23, 2008
jeeesusss, ill tell ya, everday in that third world country that is Lowell, MA somebodys getting stabbed, shot, or contracting AIDS!I dont know when you bottom of the barrel, sewer dwelling rodents are gonna learn. I just thank god everyday I live in Westford
Disgusted American

Lowell, MA

#176 Oct 23, 2008
Don't worry the overflow from Lowell will reach you soon.LOL
Westford Resident

Hooksett, NH

#177 Oct 23, 2008
Nope, no it wont...

Since: Sep 07

Lowell

#180 Oct 23, 2008
Wait, didn't I recently read that a woman and her son (both living in Westford) were caught for dealing drugs in WESTFORD?
get better i hope

Hope, ME

#181 Oct 23, 2008
Prostituion biz wrote:
Men have been chasing tail since the dawn of time, and it's never going to change. Prostitution will never be legalized because women will never allow it to happen. Why would many men want to marry if they can pay for it and not have to deal with the drama of a relationship.
bingo give the man a prize
Sk1ds

Shrewsbury, MA

#182 Oct 23, 2008
If friends and family choose to visit brothels or choose to become prostitutes, then that is their decision. I rather have that because at least it's controlled. It's better for society because instead of horny guys will be in brothels rather than roaming the streets or pretending to like women for sex. Instead of having guys pressuring young girls for sex, let them go to the brothels instead, and let these girls focus on their studying. There's so much benefits to legalizing prostitution. Japan is a great example where it's one of the safest countries in the world where young girls can live alone with no fear because all of the perverts are in brothels rather than trying to get in their pants. The girls are more focus on school and education is top notch over there. Less diseases, less teen pregnancies, less divorce, etc. Clearly, what we're doing here doesn't work, yet we're willing to criticize systems that does work??
Lowering the Bar wrote:
<quoted text>
You didnt answer my question.
Sk1ds

Shrewsbury, MA

#183 Oct 23, 2008
Nope, most politicians don't even want to bother talking about prostitutions. They act like it's wrong for the rest of America, yet indulge in it themselves.
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>Will our politicians have the bawlz to do this?
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Methuen, MA

#185 Jun 13, 2012
VeronicaFL wrote:
Gee, why don't we legalize murder too. It's been going on since the beginning of time when Cain killed Abel.
Kid are you retarded? if we do what he said there would be no victims because nobody will be getting hurt or going to jail or dying and it will not affect any body else
murder is totally different from what he is suggesting idiot

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