Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hey Mister, What is an Escort?


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While looking at my selection for this coming week's "Thug of the Week", I decided to do a little research. This week's "thug" is a street entrepreneur, or a "substitute", aw heck, she's a prostitute. She has been arrested a couple of hundred times for plying her trade, which I'm told is the oldest profession. While she operates on the lower end of the spectrum, there are others who are more "respectible", meaning they charge a lot more!

I decided to see how hard it would be to hire a "substitute" via the internet, and you might be amazed to see what I saw. Well, there are several screen shots of what I saw below. I guess anything goes these days, doesn't it? We aren't living in Bedford Falls anymore, it's now become Pottersville. Take a look - you might be surprised...

Tunica Escorts


Maybe your heart desires to be left alone:


How bout something to calm your nerves?



Now, I've been around the block a time or two and seen a few things in my day, but the world sure seems to have gone awry. I think Darwin had it backwards, we are not evolving, we are DEvolving.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was hoping you might be able to tell me why the following laws are only selectively enforced in Memphis:

1. Truancy.
2. Noise - especially as they pertain to "boom cars".
3. Light law - you know the one drivers must use headlights from 30mins before sunset till 30 mins after.
4. Licensing and vaccination of dogs.
5. Nuisance laws.
6. Curfew.

I've lived in Memphis for over 45 years and it's obvious to me "Blue Crush" is just something that's rolled out for political purposes whenever the mayor and police director start taking heat for the runaway crime in Memphis.

thanks,
concerned

John Harvey said...

Actually, the numbers refute your theory. Violent crime was down 5.5% last year over 2006 (as I predicted right here in a blogpost - Sept. 2006). Murders were down by 12%.

Blue Crush is working on the violent crimes and more significant crimes. Would you rather the MPD concentrate on these fairly minor offenses, or burglary,robbery,rape,homicide, assault,etc?

I think the answer is clear, we have to take the available resources and use them where we get the biggest ROI. I think the MPD is leading the way on that.

I'm ready to make another prediction. Crime will continue to drop over the next year - and I'm going to give Blue Crush and CyberWatch a lot of the credit for that. Now, let's just see how the numbers look this time next year.

Anonymous said...

Of course crime is down. But you'll never hear about that on the evening news. That's just not as sexy as focusing on the negative things.

And why would a society waste resources on trying to stop the oldest profession in the world. Prostitution is here to stay and the only parties that are hurt are the ones that are involved in the transaction. If it was legal, it was be easier to regulate and make it safe for all parties involved.

I find this blog interesting but I wish that it was focus more on solutions. Real, long-term solutions.

Boog said...

John Harvey said... "Would you rather the MPD concentrate on these fairly minor offenses, or burglary,robbery,rape,homicide, assault,etc?"

I would rather the MPD do the job they are hired to do. That includes,
1. Truancy.
2. Noise - especially as they pertain to "boom cars".
3. Light law - you know the one drivers must use headlights from 30mins before sunset till 30 mins after.
4. Licensing and vaccination of dogs.
5. Nuisance laws.
6. Curfew.

Don't pee on my head and tell me it is raining. I have seen 5 patrol cars sitting at Thomas and Jackson talking and laughing. Was there a homicide in the empty parking lot? They are paid to patrol and protect. Not sit and BS. There was an 80 year old lady beat in her front yard in Fraser. There hasn't been a Cop on that street unless they were called for in 3 years. Tell the LT. that was killed in his own house that Violent Crime is on the decline.

John Harvey said...

Wouldn't that list also include prostitution? I think by-and-large, the officers are doing a good job. Sure they take some time off to eat, or discuss whatever they want, but most of the officers are humping calls. There's always room for improvement, and things will improve as we move forward.

I predicted in a blog post of Sept. 2006 that crime in Memphis would drop in 2007 because I saw that Godwin was going to New York to study what was done there. I knew he would take what he liked from their operation, tweak it, and crime would drop. He did, it did, and I predict a further drop in crime this year.

CyberWatch is helping, but the Real Time Crime Center will make it even better. We will be exposing information to the public that is unprecedented. Never before has the police department been so open with information. The more information the public can see,the better off we will be, because the citizens will be able to take steps to protect themselves.

I understand your frustration, but I believe we are getting better at doing what we do. It is not going to happen overnight, but it is happening.