Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Columbus Targeting ‘Johns’ To Fight Prostitution
Columbus Police say they’ve traditionally fought prostitution with undercover cops arresting prostitutes . But that’s changing.
“We weren’t solving the problem as it was before,” says Lt. Mark Lang. “We’d been doing the same thing for the past 80 years, but it really wasn’t making a difference.”
So, Lt. Lang says, they’re increasing targeting “johns”, or men who solicit prostitutes.
In one month Lang says it’s proven so effective they’ll spend as much time targeting customers as they do prostitutes.
Lang says johns can face jail time, but it’s much more effective to send them to the prosecutor’s “john school” that teaches them about the social issues behind prostitution and its affect on women.