Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: 'Prostitution Free Corridors' Proposed
Posted on 05/19/2010 6:56:59 AM PDT by laotzu
San Antonio City Council will be asked today to create what are called prostitution free corridors to crack down on the activity in areas where prostitutes are known to frequent.
Southeast side Councilwoman Jennifer Ramos says the proposal, which will be floated before the councils Governance Committee, would designate areas where police and law enforcement will focus on rooting out prostitution.
I want to see if there is a similar way we could attack prostitution, similar to the way we have attacked gang activity in certain parts of town, Ramos said.
Under the District Attorneys successful gang injunction program, gang members are targeted both by criminal penalties but also by civil court orders which prohibit known gang members from meeting with other gang members, or from gathering in large groups.
There are several different ordinances which follow this type of prostitution free zone, she said. This is a serious issue, I am trying to find certain ways to minimize this problem on a city wide basis.
So far the streets which would be designated as prostitution free corridors have not been determined, but Ramos suggested two streets in her district, Roosevelt and Presa, as likely candidates.
If approved by the committee, the idea is expected to surface before City Council sometime in the coming six weeks, officials said.
Government will do nothing about illegal immigration unless we pass yet another new law.
And now, government needs yet another new law to tackle illegal prostitution.
They keep using that word 'law'. I don't think it means what they think it means.
There is nothing new under the sun.
San Antonio doesn’t realize red light districts have already been invented.
Reminds me of this.
Does this mean the prostitutes can’t charge but must give it away for free? Wouldn’t that just make them sluts?
I’m confused... I thought prostitution was illegal in Texas. So basically SA is looking to legalize it, so long as it isn’t done in certain designated areas?
Nah, it's just that the Government has a monopoly on it.
Nah, it’s just that the Government has a monopoly on it
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Didn’t the gummint ‘sieze’ a house of ill repute in Nevada and proceed to lose money?
I know they took over a topless bar (biker?) in DC and ran it into the ground......
This stuff would be humorous if it weren’t so pathetic....
But what if the prostitute is an illegal alien? Wouldn’t it be unconstitutional for the police to question her presence anywhere in the city?
The block where ACORN is located is not one of the 'corridors'.
Don’t worry about anything passing - the City Manager is way too busy being the food policeman and telling City employees what they can and cannot eat and have in their vending machines!
All government buildings should be in the ‘corridor. That would make earmarks illegal too. Politician = prostitute. Hmmm, then politicians are illegal too. I like this idea!
Because prostitution is San Antonio’s big problem, not illegal immigration.
If you shut down the coyotes and illegals, you will make a dent into sexual slavery under the guise of prostitution as well.
Should be legal already now. The Supreme gods on the Court decreed that consenting adults can do what they want in private.
It isn’t the financial aspect that makes this a crime. People pay unlicensed minors to give childcare (babysit) and lawncare all the time without criminal charge.
Squeeze a balloon in one place and it expands in another.
So far, the police in a SA suburb, Alamo Heights, have not been able to shut down a openly homosexual meat market in a public park that was once the place for Cub Scout, Girl Scout camping and family picnics.