Uh, well, for a very short time anyway.
“hooker-free” zone considered in arlington
Since Jerry Jones first picked the site for his new stadium, the city of Arlington has casually taken to battling prostitution in the Entertainment District -- an area that is loosely defined as a corner of northeast Arlington that houses Cowboys Stadium, the Ballpark, Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags Over Texas, as well as a of seedy bars and hotels that have attracted working ladies for years.
Now, the city is contemplating banishment from a newly defined region known as the Prostitution Exclusion Zone, the Morning News reportsas a way to get rid of the offenders for good.
If Arlington wants to truly crack down on prostitution, there are better ways. Close Menu. Should officers catch an expelled prostitute or john in the PEZ, the offender would receive a Class C misdemeanor, which is similar to a moving violation, and be subject to arrest for coming where they aren't welcome.
Over the past few years, hookers and johns haven't received the message that they aren't wanted in the family-friendly area.
But, where does the city council think the expelled will go to earn a buck? Search for:. Is Arlington's equivalent of pimp-slapping you to the outer fringe of Fun Central something you'll take lying down?
So far, the city has used embarrassment as a deterrent to doing the deed for dollars by placing pictures of the offenders on the police department's website. I bet not, and I bet that since you're a prostitute to begin with, the threat of an additional Class C misdemeanor isn't much of a deterrent to violating your expulsion.
My guess is somewhere still relatively close to the action Most Arlington residents are likely in support of spreading the wealth brought in by the masses who travel to see the Super Bowl, but peppering prostitutes across the city by creating a hooker-free zone isn't really the preferred way to boost the economy in Arlington's east neighborhoods.
OK, only a year to be precise. US Attorneys Office 5 hours ago. Follow Us Facebook Twitter Instagram.
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The banishment is fine and good in theory, and heck, maybe even a few pros will recognize being ostracized. Which, to me, doesn't sound all that different than the current penalty -- a Class B misdemeanor.
With fewer than arrests over four years, as reported by the Dallas Morning Newsor roughly one every three days, embarrassment is no longer enough. Local The latest news from around North Texas. Back to Article.
Start with flipping through Back or Craigslisttwo places where working girls certainly aren't afraid to advertise their wares and location.