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Expose the johns

With regard to the July 11 front page story, “Suspected brothels raided,” the only way to stop prostitution is with the johns. You wouldn’t need to fine them or even arrest them. Simply list their names and the unlawful offense in a prominent place on the front page of the newspaper. Do away with the demand and you will cut off the supply!

Danny Johnson

Spokane


 

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