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Prostitutes' Photos, Case Details Put Online (Police Hope It Deters Crime...)
SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | October 30, 2007 | Mark Arner and Liz Neely

Posted on 10/30/2007 11:52:42 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Prostitutes' photos, case details put online

Police hope it deters crime; clients' mug shots to come

By Mark Arner and Liz Neely

UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITERS

October 30, 2007

EL CAJON – Mug shots of convicted prostitutes are appearing on the El Cajon Police Department's Web site. Police hope to discourage them from plying their trade in town using a 21st-century version of public flogging.

Pictures of 11 women, details of their crimes and areas where they are banned from loitering were posted as of yesterday. Police said they plan to add pictures of convicted “johns” – the clients – within weeks. They are urging viewers to report when the offenders violate probation.

“Our Web site is always in revision,” said El Cajon police Chief Cliff Diamond. “We have always viewed it as a good intervention tool to keep our community apprised of crime trends, wanted persons and missing persons.”

Publication of convicted criminals' mug shots is the latest of several unconventional tactics that El Cajon and other cities have tried in recent years to discourage prostitution.

Twelve years ago, the La Mesa City Council tried to stifle such activity by publishing photos of convicted “johns” in the media. In July, El Cajon and National City were among several cities statewide that were told to abandon laws allowing them to impound vehicles of motorists who tried to buy sex on the streets. That tactic ended when the state Supreme Court ruled that cities could no longer seize vehicles of people suspected of soliciting prostitution.

In El Cajon, the number of prostitution arrests has decreased since a peak of 100 in 2003, when a large number of stings were conducted. After five stings this year, 25 arrests have been made.

The goal of putting the faces of convicted prostitutes on the Web “is to move them and the crimes that come with them out of our city,” said El Cajon police Special Investigations Sgt. Mike Hook.

The tactic has drawn mixed reactions.

Marjorie Cohn, a professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, said the Web site violates the women's right to privacy.

“It's an incredible invasion of the privacy of the women, with no real benefit to law enforcement,” Cohn said.

For some businesses along the corridors best known for prostitution activity in El Cajon, the high-tech approach is welcome.

“I think it's a good idea because we get a lot of them hanging around here,” said John Crisp, owner of Bath-Co Shower Door on Main Street east of Johnson Avenue. “It's not good for business.”

Larry Wilson, owner of Mustang Auto on El Cajon Boulevard near Wilson Avenue, said putting the pictures on the Internet will probably discourage prostitution in El Cajon. But he also wondered how to help those arrested.

“I think it's a good idea, but what do you do?” Wilson asked. “What can we do to help these people? These girls need to get involved in a church somehow, and they'll help them turn their lives around.” The Rev. Mary Moreno Richardson, an Episcopal priest in San Diego who has publicly opposed the trafficking and sexual exploitation of women, said the department's decision to publish pictures of female offenders appeared to be selectively punishing them without trying to solve the problem.

“This story is as old as time,” Richardson said. “I think they should offer solutions and services to these women, who have already completed their sentences and paid for these crimes.”

Councilman Gary Kendrick sees it as a deterrent.

“I think someone is less likely to engage in prostitution in El Cajon if they know their picture is going to end up on our Web site,” he said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: blotter; crime; hookers; privacy; prostitution; publicmorals; skanks; trickortreat
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Uggghhh! These skanks are all dressed up for the Halloween Party but have nowhere to go...except to jail!
1 posted on 10/30/2007 11:52:44 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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THE BELOW SUBJECTS HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF OFFENSES RELATED TO PROSTITUTION IN SAN DIEGO SUPERIOR COURT, EAST COUNTY BRANCH. THEY ARE CURRENTLY ON COURT PROBATION WITH CONDITIONS WHICH INCLUDE GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS WITHIN CERTAIN AREAS WITHIN THE CITY OF EL CAJON.

Go To:

http://elcajonpolice.org/Probation/index.html


2 posted on 10/30/2007 11:53:23 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Roth, Gladys Matilda

White female 200 lbs 5’02” Blue eyes Brown hair
Arrested 647(b) PC found guilty in Superior Court
Summary probation until 10-26-2008


3 posted on 10/30/2007 11:55:04 AM PDT by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: DogByte6RER

Free Advertizing, plus a hint as to who might (or not) be a decoy.


4 posted on 10/30/2007 11:56:34 AM PDT by Paladin2 (We don't fix the problem, we fix the blame!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Guilty, guilty, guilty!


5 posted on 10/30/2007 11:56:47 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: DogByte6RER

They have posted photos of both the hookers and the johns in St. Paul for years with no visable effect...


6 posted on 10/30/2007 11:56:52 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: DogByte6RER
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket GUILTY
7 posted on 10/30/2007 11:58:03 AM PDT by NYleatherneck (It ain't a World War until the French surrender.)
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To: trumandogz
Did you see that one of them had the following prohibition: Additionally: Shall not advertise on Craig’s List
8 posted on 10/30/2007 11:58:41 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: trumandogz

Anybody doing BMI calcs to see who the meth users are?


9 posted on 10/30/2007 11:59:34 AM PDT by Paladin2 (We don't fix the problem, we fix the blame!)
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To: ErnBatavia

Mugshots are rarely flattering.


10 posted on 10/30/2007 11:59:36 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: Paladin2
Anybody doing BMI calcs to see who the meth users are?

Just make them smile in the photo. Meth abusers usually have horrible teeth!

11 posted on 10/30/2007 12:00:28 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: DogByte6RER

So, is business up or down?


12 posted on 10/30/2007 12:00:59 PM PDT by Paladin2 (We don't fix the problem, we fix the blame!)
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To: Tamar1973

Christina Guerrero is kind of cute....


13 posted on 10/30/2007 12:01:09 PM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: DogByte6RER

the best lookin’ one is a two sixpacker.


14 posted on 10/30/2007 12:02:12 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: Skip Ripley

I agree, she could easily be not guilty.


15 posted on 10/30/2007 12:03:26 PM PDT by Paladin2 (We don't fix the problem, we fix the blame!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Charles Manson Eyes.

16 posted on 10/30/2007 12:03:56 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Paladin2

Exactly what I was thinking! Best way to avoid a cop, pick a girl you know has been convicted of prostitution.


17 posted on 10/30/2007 12:04:01 PM PDT by SoldierMedic (Rowan Walter, 23 Feb 2007 Ramadi)
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To: DogByte6RER

Used Up.

18 posted on 10/30/2007 12:04:58 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Damn them some skank lookin hose! YIKES!!


19 posted on 10/30/2007 12:05:44 PM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: Paladin2

There’s at least one that looks like Elvira’s dowdy sister. Bags under her eyes you could carry coal in.


20 posted on 10/30/2007 12:07:37 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Paladin2

There’s at least one that looks like Elvira’s dowdy sister. Bags under her eyes you could carry coal in.


21 posted on 10/30/2007 12:07:38 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Paladin2

Here's your crankhead.

22 posted on 10/30/2007 12:07:50 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Paladin2
"Free Advertizing, plus a hint as to who might (or not) be a decoy."

That's what I was wondering.

23 posted on 10/30/2007 12:08:09 PM PDT by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Now even the lunch lady's turning tricks.

24 posted on 10/30/2007 12:09:12 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Skip Ripley

Because she’s the only one smiling. At least she’s not a meth head....yet.


25 posted on 10/30/2007 12:10:52 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: DogByte6RER

Interesting.

Perpetual Flogging.


26 posted on 10/30/2007 12:10:59 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
That's Bill Clinton's long lost sister.


27 posted on 10/30/2007 12:11:31 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: DogByte6RER

I could never get that drunk.


28 posted on 10/30/2007 12:11:48 PM PDT by lesko
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To: Tamar1973

The white ones look like they have been hitting the meth pipe,the black ones the crack pipe.Or maybe vice versa.
The two Hispanics are kind of cute.
Probably illegal tho.


29 posted on 10/30/2007 12:12:25 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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To: ArrogantBustard

Physically, how can the “john” get worked up enough to finish the job?


30 posted on 10/30/2007 12:13:39 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: DogByte6RER

The should publish their STD and drug screen results as well!


31 posted on 10/30/2007 12:14:32 PM PDT by Species8472 (Democrats Hate America)
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To: ArrogantBustard

I wonder if any of these wimmins will complain to their probation officers about getting FReeped...


32 posted on 10/30/2007 12:15:28 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: stinkerpot65

Turn out the lights and dream of his wife? LOL!


33 posted on 10/30/2007 12:16:15 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: stinkerpot65

I truly do not know.


34 posted on 10/30/2007 12:17:07 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Good gravy, are you sure that isn’t a Halloween costume???


35 posted on 10/30/2007 12:18:14 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: DogByte6RER
The Hooker and her John


36 posted on 10/30/2007 12:18:35 PM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: DogByte6RER

My last customer was named "Van de Graaf".

37 posted on 10/30/2007 12:18:39 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DogByte6RER

That kind of blows their undercover gals.


38 posted on 10/30/2007 12:18:51 PM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: DogByte6RER
EL CAJON – Mug shots of convicted prostitutes are appearing on the El Cajon Police Department's Web site. Police hope to discourage them from plying their trade in town using a 21st-century version of public flogging.

And if you read the probation orders for each, uh, perpetrator, you'll find out exactly where to go for services.

Defendant shall not:
1. Contact or attempt to contact passing motorists.
2. Engage or attempt to engage motorists in conversation,
3. Solicit or accept rides from motorists or,
4. Loiter, congregate or remain on a public street, sidewalk or alleyway without apparent lawful reason or business at the following geographical areas of the city of El Cajon:

(a) The 500 Block of West Main Street to the 1600 Block of East Main.
(b) El Cajon Blvd between 100 and 1300 Block.
(c) The 500 Block of West Douglas Ave to the 300 Block of Douglas Ave.


39 posted on 10/30/2007 12:20:00 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: ArrogantBustard

THIS WILL DETER CRIME! JOHNS WILL BE DISCOURAGED AND GO HOME TO HIDE!................

40 posted on 10/30/2007 12:20:45 PM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we have consensus.......)
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To: DogByte6RER

This one actually looks a bit ashamed.

That's a good thing.

41 posted on 10/30/2007 12:21:54 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Tamar1973

Is it possible to get penile gingivitis?


42 posted on 10/30/2007 12:22:30 PM PDT by woofie
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To: ArrogantBustard
The last line of her probation order:

"Additionally: Shall not advertise on Craig’s List "

43 posted on 10/30/2007 12:22:35 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Hmmmmmm.................

44 posted on 10/30/2007 12:22:49 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Got Towel?)
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To: woofie
Is it possible to get penile gingivitis?

I doubt it but you could get herpes that way!

45 posted on 10/30/2007 12:24:47 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: DogByte6RER
None of them are a guy's dream date. LOL

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

46 posted on 10/30/2007 12:25:22 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hand me them beer goggles, quick. I got a date with Marjorie Cohn.


48 posted on 10/30/2007 12:26:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (Support FIDO or we shoot this dog)
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To: DogByte6RER
Marjorie Cohn, a professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, said the Web site violates the women's right to privacy.

“It's an incredible invasion of the privacy of the women, with no real benefit to law enforcement,” Cohn said.

Marjorie, as a law professor you should know that all court appearances are public record.

49 posted on 10/30/2007 12:27:24 PM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: boleslaus sabakovic

I knew somebody would get a charge out of that. And you responded quicker than lightning. But we certainly don’t want to run these shocking jokes into the ground.


50 posted on 10/30/2007 12:28:25 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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