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PURITAN VALUES II

PURITAN VALUES II

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Look! Up in the sky! It s a stick er, it s a poster, it s a bill board, it s all of the above, it s ... it s ... it s the $25,000* anti-prostitution media cam paign. That s right. Memphis is working hard to eliminate prostitution by inform ing hook ers and would-be hookers that they could be locked in jail for up to seven days. Listen close and you can almost hear the sound of fleshy palms smacking foreheads and that chorus of angelic voic es saying, Jeepers, if only I d known ... . * This money, and the money spent annually prosecut ing and jailing prostitutes, could not be more effectively spent supporting halfway houses, women s shelters, or educational programs. Why, that s just crazy talk.

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