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Johnny Come Lately?

By vouchey in News on Jun 22, 2005 8:19PM

This week the Chicago Police Department continued their move into techno-big brother territory (see gunshot monitors, streetcams, and crime databases) by announcing they are posting pictures on the web of johns apprehended during prostitution busts. The Sun-Times' Mark Brown says it is a mere dent in the real problem of prostitution in Chicago, and Gapers' Block calls it just one more way to shame people.

The pictures have been up for a couple of days, and from what we can tell, the list changes every day. Some of the folks up yesterday are gone now, and there are new ones from yesterday. Granted, most of the arrests are going to come from bargain-bin hooker locations like West Madison, not from the high-priced "ladies" you can find in the Viagra Triangle, so the accused look pretty grimey in the pictures.

Still, Chicagoist intends to visit the site regularly to see if any Lincoln Park bachelor parties get nabbed and tossed in the CPD slammer.