Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Columbus Targeting ‘Johns’ To Fight Prostitution
Columbus Police say theyâ€™ve traditionally fought prostitution with undercover cops arresting prostitutes . But thatâ€™s changing.
â€œWe werenâ€™t solving the problem as it was before,” says Lt. Mark Lang. “Weâ€™d been doing the same thing for the past 80 years, but it really wasnâ€™t making a difference.â€
So, Lt. Lang says, theyâ€™re increasing targeting “johns”, or men who solicit prostitutes.
In one month Lang says itâ€™s proven so effective theyâ€™ll spend as much time targeting customers as they do prostitutes.
Lang says johns can face jail time, but itâ€™s much more effective to send them to the prosecutorâ€™s â€œjohn schoolâ€ that teaches them about the social issues behind prostitution and its affect on women.