Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 13/11/2013 (1163 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I disagree with Police Chief Clunis's assertion police are about creating the right culture for society in regards to being a catalyst for change in dealing with prostitution (Cops try new way to stifle sex trade, Nov. 9).
Prostitution, when it involves consenting adults, is a vice rather than a crime. The police were meant to protect us from harm others might cause us. They have never been effective at protecting people from themselves when dealing with vices like gambling, prostitution and drug-taking.
Repealing all the laws against consensual sex would be the best thing society could do if it wants to help prostitutes. Thereafter, in his spare time, Clunis would be free to patrol the streets doing all the moralizing he likes to change society while wearing a white collar rather than his police uniform.
If there were no market for what the prostitutes provide, the service would be terminated.
MARY GIESBRECHT FRIESEN