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T.T. BOY, BE CAREFUL (or other heads in Italia)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Pistol, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    When in Rome, get on your bicycle

    September 10 2000 at 07:13PM

    Rome - After police announced that they would confiscate the cars of men going with prostitutes or heavily fine the drivers, some customers have taken to bicycles to get around the crackdown.

    Rome daily Il Messaggero reported on Sunday that men are pedaling up to their encounters with prostitutes in the pine forest near Ostia, the capital's seaside suburb.

    One elderly man locked his bicycle to a tree, the newspaper said, before he went off into the woods with a prostitute.

    Many of the prostitutes in and near Rome are foreign women who stand, wearing skimpy, tight-fitting clothing, along the city streets and suburban roads, like the one that cuts though the pine forest.

    Many of the prostitutes are forced into the activity by criminal gangs bringing them over clandestinely from Africa or eastern Europe with promises of work as a waitresses or salesclerks. Once in Italy, the gangs use threats to keep the women on the streets to "pay off" the price of bringing them over, police say.

    Italian law has long been tolerant on those paying prostitutes for sex, but since last month, when police in the hilltown of Perugia started going after customers, politicians and police officials have been debating how to launch local crackdowns.

    In Perugia, police photograph clients as they cut a deal with prostitutes and then again as the customers drive the prostitutes back to the street after having sex. The car of the client is then seized and the client faces charges of deliberately aiding prostitution by giving the woman a lift back to her spot in the street.

    The suicide of a young man last week in the northern town of Treviso after he took a taxi home following the seizure of his car which he used to give a prostitute a lift has heightened debate among politicians about how to battle prostitution.

    Premier Giuliano Amato, who has made a campaign of trying to rescue women from prostitution and especially child prostitutes, has made clear he wants the law to be tough on clients.

    "I'm very sorry for this young man," Amato said Saturday after news of the suicide, "but now I don't want that on this issue we do an about-face like we do every time that a wave of emotion pushes us to the other side" of the issue.

    But after the suicide in Treviso, Interior Minister Enzo Bianco took his distance from local initiatives. - Sapa-AP
    When in Rome, get on your bicycle
  2. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
  3. S@T@N

    [email protected]@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
    Pistol you're cool and all but cut the pic its annoying
  4. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    you mean this one?
  5. S@T@N

    [email protected]@N Senior Member

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  6. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    the whole idea of "first"s is irritating... i think pistol is doing a wonderful thing...