September 30, 2014
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St. Louis police take new approach to 'johns'


     Men who prowl the streets of St. Louis for prostitutes can expect a brightly colored postcard in the mail from police.
     The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that in an effort to curb prostitution, police are targeting, and perhaps humiliating, the ``johns'' who use the services. The postcards mailed to the homes of those charged with trying to pick up prostitutes will offer a reminder about spreading sexually transmitted diseases, along with listing the court date.
     Solicitation is an ordinance violation carrying a penalty often no harsher than a fine. Police hope the postcards are an attention-grabber that deters johns. They are rolling out the program this week in two neighborhoods where residents have complained of prostitution.
     

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