Talk About “Night School”

I wonder if they offer need-based financial assistance

About 40 men somberly entered a classroom on a recent Saturday morning. About half of them wore shiny wedding bands.

All had tried to buy a prostitute’s services and were caught by police. It was their first offense, and a county court referred them to a one-day program called the John School. It’s a program run by volunteers and city officials in conjunction with Magdalene House, a nonprofit that works to get prostitutes off the streets.

11 Responses to “Talk About “Night School””

  1. mojo says:

    Again with the Magdalene calumny.

    She was NOT a whore, folks.

  2. Gary from Jersey says:

    Way back when I was a reporter, the county prosecutor would drag my sorry butt out of the newsroom at 11 p.m. so we could watch a police use a female plant to nab johns. This went on for hours (in Asbury Park, need you know). They got what they deserved, and I don’t mean and STD.

  3. JeffS says:

    That “need-based financial assistance” could come from Obama’s stimulus package….

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    I could be wrong Jeff, but it seems to me the source of the problem was a stimulated package.

  5. greg newson says:

    Alcohol and drugs are probably
    the reason for at least 80 percent of all crimes.Everyone
    I’ve ever talk to,who was arrested,was either drunk or high.

  6. Kate P says:

    I don’t know but I’d be really worried if they offered discounts for multiple “students” from the same family.

  7. greg newson says:

    This is putting the cart before the horse.The prostitutes are
    usually drug addicts controlled
    by pimps,who are also they’re
    supplier.The Johns have money,
    which the government can take,
    so they’re the target.The pimps
    are the ones the cops should after..

  8. Bruce Stern says:

    What about the prostitutes that work for themselves, aren’t crack addicts and practice safe sex?

    Better yet, go to Nevada or one of 13 different countries and see for yourself.

    Rational alternatives (license, regulate and tax) will die, while we’ll continue to pour endless amounts of money trying to stop a practice that’s thrived around the world for 2000 years.

    The reason prostitution has a large criminal element is because of the illicit environment its forced to operate.

    John school. What a joke. Who would get up and criticize anything when your career and reputation were being held hostage?

  9. Jack M says:

    I would like to see the crime statistics from Germany where prostitution is legal. Is there any real reason why it couldn’t be done that way here?

  10. Dave J. says:

    “Better yet, go to Nevada or one of 13 different countries and see for yourself.”

    Or Rhode Island. Under a statutory loophole, prostitution is legal there as long as it’s indoors.

  11. greg newson says:

    They’re still mostly drug addled
    ladies.Look at the huge number of porn actors and actresses who die from overdoses of drugs.
    It’s not a natural form of behavior.Although, I don’t think they’re evil, just temporarily forced to do something for money or drugs.
    The pimps are the evil fu#kers
    who should hanged from piano wire.

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