Our post about the Colorado Springs Police Department Facebooking photos of convicted johns asked readers for their opinions about the tactic, as well as whether police departments should be spending time and resources fighting what some people consider to be a victimless crime.
In response, we received some passionate posts on a wide variety of related topics, ranging from human trafficking and the exploitation of those who are part of the trade (not always willingly).
Also debated: the effectiveness (or not) of public shaming.
As for this reader, he thinks he knows why police departments continue to make prostitution-related enforcement a priority.
Ron Gowins writes:
Sex between consenting adults is illegal if money is exchanged?! Why is that again?! Oh, because the government doesn't profit from it.
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