The more and more this city celebrates deviancy the more you wonder when they'll just get on with it and rename itself Sodom and Gommorah:
In this live-and-let-live town, where medical marijuana clubs do business next to grocery stores and an annual fair celebrates sadomasochism, prostitutes could soon walk the streets without fear of arrest.No matter what idiot liberals say, prostitution is not a victimless crime. It exploits women by treating them as nothing but sexual objects. It caters to pimps who abuse women, drug abuse, kidnapping, human trafficking, low self-esteem, victims of sexual abuse, physical and mental coercion. It also breaks up marriages. The world's oldest profession is never going away, but that doesn't mean it should ever be condoned.
San Francisco would become the first major U.S. city to decriminalize prostitution if voters next month approve Proposition K — a measure that forbids local authorities from investigating, arresting or prosecuting anyone for selling sex.
The ballot question technically would not legalize prostitution since state law still prohibits it, but the measure would eliminate the power of local law enforcement officials to go after prostitutes.
Proponents say the measure will free up $11 million the police spend each year arresting prostitutes and allow them to form collectives.
"It will allow workers to organize for our rights and for our safety," said Patricia West, 22, who said she has been selling sex for about a year by placing ads on the Internet. She moved to San Francisco in May from Texas to work on Proposition K.
Even in tolerant San Francisco — where the sadomasochism fair draws thousands of tourists and a pornographic video company is housed in a former armory — the measure faces an uphill battle, with much of the political establishment opposing it.