The Capitol Is Otherwise Engaged
Some headlines just scream for attention…
UPDATE (James Joyner): The story itself is rather amusing:
District police have placed signs along 5th and I Streets. They read, “Warning, Prostitution Free Zone.” Those who disobey could be fined 300 dollars, and even jailed. But will the city’s plan work?
DC City Councilman Jim Graham said officers cannot enforce loitering laws, which is the reason for these signs. “Because this is focused, its limited in time, its aimed at a very specific issue, if you don’t move along, well put you in the car,” he said.
A woman who calls herself Tamira and advertises her services on Craigslist, said otherwise. She said prostitutes who work the streets may ignore the signs. However, she said, some prostitutes may move elsewhere. “If I saw a sign that said, ‘Prostitution Free Zone’ I would feel a little uncomfortable that there would be a house next store where police are at,” she said. Tamira also believes some visitors will come to the inauguration for legitimate business, but prostitute on the side to make extra money.
Pretty sweet: No prostitutes or homeless people for a day! I guess that Obama guy is a miracle worker after all!