CNN -- Couple finder men in Denver, Colorado, are getting unwanted airtime on the city's cable access channel. Is broadcasting photos of men convicted of soliciting prostitutes a good law enforcement tool? Does this public display go too far in trying to shame lawbreakers? It's called "John's TV" and it shows the mug shots of 11 men convicted of soliciting prostitution.
Their pictures are also on the city's Web site.
Cities of Orlando, Charlotte and Calgary have similar programs to discourage prostitution by publicly shaming the guys who get caught with their pants down. Are they putting the wrong guys on TV here, or is it just me?
Wortham, thank you very much for ing us on "Crossfire. That's what this is about, isn't it?
collrado You know people are going to want to watch it, so you put it on? Wortham, though, why not -- that's all well and good, and I suppose I could be for shame and public humiliation as much as the next guy -- after all, I work on cable television. But why not expand it? Why not these goofballs from Qwest who allegedly cooked the books?
Why not insider traders? Why not drunk drivers? Why not Bush and Cheney? I don't know.
Just other people we need to shame and humiliate. But unfortunately, that's not our purview.
Well, let's talk about something that is your purview. What about child molesters?
What about rapists? I guess the point here is, people soliciting prostitutes are really at the lower end of the threat scale here, whereas child molesters, I would say, are right near the top. Why not put them on the tube? And the visibility that we're talking about are the children who live in this neighborhood actually seeing solicitation for sex, seeing sexual encounters, finding condoms in the alley, and the residents actually having people have sex in their backyards.
So it's about the visibility that this solution has been shaped for this particular problem. Apparently, Denver will just put the guys on there.
Isn't this discrimination against our gender, Mr. There are two clear reasons for that. One, to put the pictures of the hookers on would, in fact, be providing free advertising for the hookers. And the second Oftentimes, they're suffering from physical and mental disabilities. So we've taken the approach that we should provide social services to them. And if we deter the guys, the women won't have business and they won't be in the business. So the poor oppressed hooker class gets all the generosity of the taxpayers of Denver.
But roanoke ladyboy prostitutes poor married guy, who's drunk and lonely, his wife is out of town, has his marriage destroyed I think, you know, look, the problem iin that strikes me is for a relatively low-grade crime you're potentially destroying someone's entire family. What you're saying is that ddenver john and his family are victims and you're ignoring the fact that the victims are the people who live in the neighborhood.
What if they were having sex You think some 8-year-old should be allowed to see his father as a convicted john? I mean, that's appalling, isn't it?
The obligation -- give me a minute here. The responsibility is on the father. It's not the city's responsibility to make sure that he acts responsibly as it proetitutes to his family. Search CNN.
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