"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
Not 1 in 1000 would show up to have their prostitute mug shot for their prostitution license, nor fill out forms to obtain their prostitution license, no pay the government its tax-pimp cut, nor show a the clinic for STDs testing - none of it.
There would be a bizarre, limited application pimping company that springs up here and there, likely owned by the sheriff and for which a fair number of the prostitutes would be drug conviction women out on probation and working for the sheriff's company, of which the sheriff both takes his percentage and collects the county's pimp-tax share.
No, those would could not truthfully tell courts anymore they can find a job to pay their fines. The Sheriff's prostitution company is coming.
The level of corruption by putting local governments into the pimping business is almost too long to list.
Still another poll question.. "With the morality issue set aside to legalize prostitution - regulated and taxes - should women in jail be granted work release if they will work as prostitutes to pay their fines and court costs?"
And, since its legal, should prostitution in prisons and jails be part of the commissary system to offset some prison and jail expenses?
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What if the prostitute didn't register? Didn't pay the cut? Didn't look at the ID of the customer for age (also giving her his name)? Imprisonment? A criminal record? Even pimps don't have that much power over a prostitute.
There is exactly NOTHING some people shouldn't be taxed. No issue that isn't solved by a tax. No plan of any merit unless it adds taxes.
It's official - many on this thread literally want to tax sex.
Seriously, want PIMP-CUT do you think the government should require a prostitute to give to the government? I will comment that not 1 in 100 prostitutes pay any pimp anything. That also is a myth. So for most, the government being the pimp over prostitutes is the only pimp those women would have.
My view is to simply keep it a minor night-in-jail or pay the fine misdemeanor for the women to keep it off the street always from kids to the extent possible, and to various degrees more serious for pimps - from minor to felony if violent to seriously a felony if involving minors, kidnapping, drugging, violent-extortion, etc.
Do you think they REALLY believe junkies and the occasional-to-get-$20 or a fix BJ hookers are going to show up for their prostitution-mug shot for their hooker license? BUT, if there was $$$$ to be made out of it by law enforcement and others in government? The level of corruption and crimes against women, extortion, blackmail, shakedowns - and blackmailing and extorting their customers - would go off the chart.
And it would also often link into drug trafficking and just about every other possible way to corrupt law enforcement and local government.
There is a steady flow of young women thru city and county jails for drug charges, DUI, minor assault, Driving on expired license etc, for which whether charges are major, minor or dropped - and what level of bond if any is set - and terms of work release etc - all are entirely at the discretion of the sheriff's or police department.
There would be would be no manner to show quid-pro-quo for charges being dropped or reduced - and it just happens the woman is working prostitution giving higher-ups within the Sheriff's or police department for this. They already do that on occasion to force young women to being narc/undercover for the police - with accusations the Sheriff's department is working both sides - dealing thru such as her and basically arresting the competition thru her.
Only there is no more her. They found her dead in her car in the middle of an intersection. 30 .223s thru the car.
The sheriff's department fought a civil suit by the family over discovery for over a year, before admitting she was "working undercover for them" and they have arrested 2 people, alleging they shot her for being a narc. However, in the latest twist, divers stumbled across the AR15 she was killed with (bullet matched) under a bridge - and guess what? The AR15 traced back to Sheriff's department inventory. That is going on here now.
If sheriffs and police departments could get into the prostitution business - which WILL happen if there is a legal form of it - the corruption overall and abuse, extortion, blackmail against women, customers and within the whole system would go off the chart. It probably would be a real problem in large cities. But it would be out of control in many smaller towns, cities and rural areas.
Your daughter gets arrested with pot and a pot pipe and driving drunk? And she's pretty? They could keep her in jail a very long time. Or release her tomorrow - with no manner of proof this was in exchange for them working for them part time? Would women do that to prevent CPS taking their children? Losing their job? Being branded a felon for a drug charge? Absolutely. Nor would there ever be a way to prove quid pro quo. It would just be unspoken understood.
A woman gets caught - or even just accused of - giving a BJ for $20? Under the current system she'll do a few nights in jail at the worse. On the "legal system," she could be forced in to becoming a full time prostitute - and then extorting her with exposing that's what she's doing too. It would be horrific.