Knoxville police net offenders in pro...

Knoxville police net offenders in prostitution sting

There are 93 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Oct 27, 2007, titled Knoxville police net offenders in prostitution sting. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

Knoxville citizens complained about prostitution...and the police are listening.

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Mary Pittman

Knoxville, TN

#66 Jan 24, 2008
Chuck R wrote:
Doesn't anyone understand that squashing prostitution actually has a negative effect on reducing crime?
Prostitution is a victimless crime. It's a legitimate trade of money for services between consenting adults. And since a quiet deserted location is preferable, it takes place far away from anybody who could possibly be harmed by the sight of it. Take that relatively peaceful income away from someone hopelessly addicted to drugs and they're going to look into other more violent ways to make money. Armed robbery, home invasion, mugging, carjacking.
And what about from the other side? What if the customer is a sex addict and his only sexual outlet is through prostitution? He may also turn violent and look for an unwilling victim to take his urges out on.
These are a few reasons why prostitution is legal in several countries and even part of the United States. If someone is offended by a woman walking on a sidewalk or getting in a car then they should close their blinds, get a life, and let police concentrate on stopping real crime.
Prostitution is not a victimless crime. Men who have sex with prostitutes often come home & give their wives &/or girlfriends venereal diseases they got from the prostitutes. Then, there is the issue of being unfaithful to the wife &/or girlfriend. It's just not right.
Mary Pittman

Knoxville, TN

#67 Jan 24, 2008
dave of tennessee wrote:
Well that just stinks I been saving money all week for a date and now I have to wait till she gets out of jail. Next thing ya know they will be charging Santa with breaking and entering.
You're funny!
SERIOUSLY

Sevierville, TN

#68 Jan 24, 2008
Chuck R wrote:
Doesn't anyone understand that squashing prostitution actually has a negative effect on reducing crime?
Prostitution is a victimless crime. It's a legitimate trade of money for services between consenting adults. And since a quiet deserted location is preferable, it takes place far away from anybody who could possibly be harmed by the sight of it. Take that relatively peaceful income away from someone hopelessly addicted to drugs and they're going to look into other more violent ways to make money. Armed robbery, home invasion, mugging, carjacking.
And what about from the other side? What if the customer is a sex addict and his only sexual outlet is through prostitution? He may also turn violent and look for an unwilling victim to take his urges out on.
These are a few reasons why prostitution is legal in several countries and even part of the United States. If someone is offended by a woman walking on a sidewalk or getting in a car then they should close their blinds, get a life, and let police concentrate on stopping real crime.
Cant get a girlfriend huh?

Since: Jun 07

Smyrna, TN

#69 Jan 24, 2008
LOL!! well they have to work too!!
No victimless

Nashville, TN

#70 Jan 24, 2008
Prostitution is definately not a victimless crime. After the prostite gets her/his money the go straight to their pimp or dealer and get high. Another thing that happens is the prostitute will go to the mans hotel room etc. then we he gets naked her pimp comes in and robs the man. That happens alot in motel rooms here in knoxville
grossed out

Knoxville, TN

#71 Feb 4, 2008
Mary Pittman wrote:
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Prostitution is not a victimless crime. Men who have sex with prostitutes often come home & give their wives &/or girlfriends venereal diseases they got from the prostitutes. Then, there is the issue of being unfaithful to the wife &/or girlfriend. It's just not right.
Right on girlfriend. In many cases, there are certainly more victims than just the hooker and the idiot who hires her. If this guy thinks it should be legal he needs to move where it is legal, and quit whining about other folks opinions.
Pollyanna

Waynesboro, TN

#72 Feb 4, 2008
marxfemme wrote:
It is interesting that their 'sting' only brought in the workers. What about those who patronize the industry? Perhaps if prostitution were a regulated, unionized industry, it would be a safe occupation for those who choose it.
That's right! If there wasn't a demand for this, the stealing of young girls to sell into prostitution would end. This is such a horrible crime. We need to help those poor girls and get the pimps into jail!
Matt up North

Oak Ridge, TN

#73 Feb 5, 2008
Thats Earl wrote:
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I can see it now a McHooker's on every corner. You drive up, order the hooker you want, pay at the first window, pick her (or him) up at the second window and your on your way. You drop them off at any McHooker's after your done (like the rental car places). The goverment get its cut, and everyone is happy.
HA! That is funny.
howdy yall

Troy, MI

#74 Feb 5, 2008
Selling is legal. Sex is legal. So why is selling sex illegal? Just an observation...
Jeff

Knoxville, TN

#76 Feb 11, 2008
Shane wrote:
And why aren't their names ever listed???? They sure do like to list the gay men who do the same thing in the parks!!
yeah, but the "gay men" do it for free!
Jeff

Knoxville, TN

#77 Feb 11, 2008
Spamalama wrote:
Solution: Legalize prostitution, require health cards, find suitable locations for this business, and tax the income...
Would it be more lucrative to simply "tax the church!?"
Jeff

Knoxville, TN

#78 Feb 11, 2008
Chuck R wrote:
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Because this is America and people are innocent until proven guilty and we have a right to privacy. The same reason your name and address didn't get published on your post like I wish it had.
Try explaining that to the man who killed himself from North Carolina when the JC Press blasted the names AND photos of all of those arrested in a city park sting in Johnson City(before any sort of trial). Wow, you straight freaks have a long way to go!!! BUT, keep on enjoying poping out little bastards and guzzing beer and funding NASCAR crap! Keep on!
jeff

United States

#79 Feb 11, 2008
There are not enough hookers over by where I live..Long Live The Sluts!!!
jeff

United States

#80 Feb 11, 2008
Pollyanna wrote:
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That's right! If there wasn't a demand for this, the stealing of young girls to sell into prostitution would end. This is such a horrible crime. We need to help those poor girls and get the pimps into jail!


Pimpin' Ain't Easy...Next Stop, The HOOOOOOOOOOOOO Train!!
jeff

United States

#81 Feb 11, 2008
Mary Pittman wrote:
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Prostitution is not a victimless crime. Men who have sex with prostitutes often come home & give their wives &/or girlfriends venereal diseases they got from the prostitutes. Then, there is the issue of being unfaithful to the wife &/or girlfriend. It's just not right.


I know...It just isn't right how much hookers charge these days!!!
JjEfFfFf

United States

#82 Feb 11, 2008
A mom from Newport wrote:
I am so glad they are finally doing something about this it is a growing problem and it is also disgusting to see those people out there on the streets selling their selves to god knows who. Get a real job this is ridiculous. It makes Knoxville look so bad, and they can not have respect for themselves or anybody else. I am so for this keep up the good work!!
Very little can be done to make Knoxville look worse than it already does....
Isayso

Knoxville, TN

#83 Feb 11, 2008
Now wait a minute. Many of you are claiming that there are victims of this. Now if a guy is going to go and pay a woman to satisfy a need, what makes you think he won’t just find a skank to take care of it if a prostitute is not there? Claiming it hurts wives and such is BS. If they are going to do it then it is going to happen…regardless. Now maybe the wife is not taking care of things at home. Many women try to use sex as leverage to get their husbands to do their will. Well guess what sugar…you can’t cut it off if you don’t know where he’s getting it. Maybe all the guy wants is oral pleasure but many think they are just to good for that or refuse to finish…$50 bucks and he can get it…just remember that.

I’m not saying it right or wrong but obviously there is a need or they would not be there and maybe, just maybe, the problem lies with the local women instead of the prostitutes. Why do you think men go to strip clubs? Because most women refuse to give us what we want. Don't like it? Then maybe you are the one that needs to look into the mirror to find the problem.

Now if a Congressman can have gay sex in a public bathroom and the ACLU can get involved and say he did nothing wrong, why is it a problem for a man to pay a woman to take care of a personally need? Id it okay as long as she does not charge for it?
grossed out

Knoxville, TN

#84 Mar 17, 2008
I have a friend who loves her husband, would do anything for him, but HE refuses HER sexually...and then goes to strip clubs and cheats. She is gorgeous and smart and wonderful. What is wrong with him? She is so sad and confused by this behavior.
Isayso wrote:
Now wait a minute. Many of you are claiming that there are victims of this. Now if a guy is going to go and pay a woman to satisfy a need, what makes you think he won’t just find a skank to take care of it if a prostitute is not there? Claiming it hurts wives and such is BS. If they are going to do it then it is going to happen…regardless. Now maybe the wife is not taking care of things at home. Many women try to use sex as leverage to get their husbands to do their will. Well guess what sugar…you can’t cut it off if you don’t know where he’s getting it. Maybe all the guy wants is oral pleasure but many think they are just to good for that or refuse to finish…$50 bucks and he can get it…just remember that.
I’m not saying it right or wrong but obviously there is a need or they would not be there and maybe, just maybe, the problem lies with the local women instead of the prostitutes. Why do you think men go to strip clubs? Because most women refuse to give us what we want. Don't like it? Then maybe you are the one that needs to look into the mirror to find the problem.
Now if a Congressman can have gay sex in a public bathroom and the ACLU can get involved and say he did nothing wrong, why is it a problem for a man to pay a woman to take care of a personally need? Id it okay as long as she does not charge for it?
jeff

United States

#85 Mar 18, 2008
JjEfFfFf wrote:
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Very little can be done to make Knoxville look worse than it already does....


HAHAHAAHAAAHA!!!!...Agreed
Tyrone Largemouth

Miami, FL

#86 Mar 18, 2008
Ol' ex guv of New Dork buys sum expensive ($4,000) stuff - why he not charged with a crime!
Huh - don'tcha know!

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