Legalise prostitution

  spikeychris 22:13 12 Dec 2006

The time has come to legalise what is thought the oldest profession in the world. Imagine, a car pulls up and you get in – you don’t know who it is and you are on your own.

Set up a legal safe clean environment and reduce the dangers to everyone concerned. Not every prostitute will sign up but the events in Ipswich could be lessened.

  Kate B 22:24 12 Dec 2006

I couldn't agree more. Criminalising sex workers helps nobody and puts a tremendous strain on the criminal justice system. The Ipswich killings are horrific.

  facepaint 22:27 12 Dec 2006

I have to say that watching tiny bits and pieces of the news in the last few days,I cannot believe the speed of reported deaths in this sad episode.

However,if these girls were not seen as prostitutes would the police investigations been sharper and more urgent from the onset?

I believe so.

  rodriguez 22:29 12 Dec 2006

It seems to work in Amsterdam. The girls are clean there because they do it properly - I've never used any though, I prefer love rather than sex. I saw something on Bravo or another channel like that where they went round Amsterdam with the Dutch police and the prostitution was policed quite well. A girl had kicked a British bloke out (probably because he was taking it too far) and the police actually banned him from going into anymore brothels and they moved him on back to his ship (he was from the Navy I think).

  Strawballs 22:30 12 Dec 2006

Other benefits are not only spend less on the judicial system but the treasury can get an income from them!

  spikeychris 22:35 12 Dec 2006

I don’t think that is the case – if you operate outside of society you detach yourself from obvious rules. These people can disappear for weeks at a time and resurface somewhere else. The police I feel have done all they could in the circumstance. Legalise prostitution – because it aint going to go away and things will be a hell of a lot easier to police.

  facepaint 22:44 12 Dec 2006

rodriguez but others feel that risky is better.
Those guys will never go to a control brothel.

In Amsterdam you will still find drug dealers on the streets selling hash etc. even although you can buy it with a coffee.Price will also a factor.

It simply comes down to a tiny minority of evil,dangerous or sick people in our streets.

  Kate B 22:48 12 Dec 2006

A lot of prostitutes and escorts do pay tax on their earnings - particularly escorts.

  Vangeliska 22:50 12 Dec 2006

Frankly, I don't find this a subject for a family site.

  Vangeliska 22:51 12 Dec 2006

Daddy, what's a prostitute?

  facepaint 22:54 12 Dec 2006

Vangeliska grow up and open your eyes.These girls were someone's daughter or mother.
Your comment is tragic and 'not fit for purpose'.

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