SC lawmaker wants tougher prostitution penalties

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - A Columbia lawmaker wants to crack down on the world's oldest profession.

Particularly for those seeking the services of a prostitute.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Friday that Columbia Rep. Leon Howard has proposed sharply increasing the penalties for soliciting prostitutes. Howard's bill would make a third offense a felony, with a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Howard says the bill would reduce a problem that ties up police and contributes to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Currently soliciting a prostitute is a misdemeanor with a penalty of 30 days in jail or a $200 fine. A third offense raises the fine to $3,000 and at least a year in prison.

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Mk Ultra
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Mk Ultra 03/04/11 - 10:57 am
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Waste of taxpayer funds.

Waste of taxpayer funds.

reader54
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reader54 03/04/11 - 10:58 am
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Here come The Puritans!

Here come The Puritans! Legalize and regulate. I would rather walk out with a smile than AIDS!

OhWell
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OhWell 03/04/11 - 11:00 am
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The South Carolina lawmakers

The South Carolina lawmakers seem be the ones that use prostitute's services the most. Maybe they should be locked up too!

Taylor B
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Taylor B 03/04/11 - 11:06 am
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Yeah, prostitutes are for the

Yeah, prostitutes are for the common folks. The real babes are in South America, and the only thing you catch from them is bad press...

dougk
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dougk 03/04/11 - 11:10 am
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Another diversion from
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Another diversion from dealing with the really important deficiencies of the state.

Bonk
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Bonk 03/04/11 - 11:27 am
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Why not legalize brothels,

Why not legalize brothels, license the women and require blood tests every 6 months?

Taylor B
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Taylor B 03/04/11 - 12:11 pm
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Bonk, it would make every

Bonk, it would make every pastor, preacher, and priest's head explode.

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 03/04/11 - 01:54 pm
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Politicians trying to reign

Politicians trying to reign in their biggest expense, imagine that. Some politician's vendetta just became yet another burden on the taxpayer. How bought creating jobs so these poor woman don’t have to sell their bodies to feed their children? We want our money back. We have elected a bunch of fools that have defrauded us and this is their best "cover" for more of the same incompetence so they can pander to the older voters with our money? So when we put these folks in jail who is going to be stuck with the bill? You got it. They get the gold mine, and we get the shaft. We want politicians to start solving problems not creating more bills that we can't pay already, or we want our money back, Please!
File misappropriation of tax money charges against these frauds holding themselves out as politicians, sell all their filthy lucre and we might get one of them’s attention.
Join the National Taxpayers Union. www.NTU.org
To answer my critic’s, no I don’t have to call a prostitute I’m in fantastic shape unlike most of those holding themselves out as politicians. Have you seen the FAT on these rascals? Yyeesh No wonder the girls had to raise their prices on them.

dougk
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dougk 03/04/11 - 02:02 pm
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Now, Crime Reports is making
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Now, Crime Reports is making some sense.

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 03/04/11 - 02:18 pm
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Thank you dougk.

Thank you dougk.

tresmom
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tresmom 03/04/11 - 02:31 pm
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'bout time! :)

'bout time! :)

oh bull
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oh bull 03/04/11 - 03:29 pm
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I think they all deserve a

I think they all deserve a good spanking!

Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/04/11 - 05:28 pm
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World's second oldest

World's second oldest profession attempts to regulate world's oldest profession.

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