The Orange County Register has a story today about how policing day laborers in Orange is a full time job. The story make sme want to ask a few questions…
First, why is the city prioritizing pulling day laborers from the streets?Ã‚Â Aren’t there any more important crimes to address? The police could focus on the vendors standing on freeway off ramps and intersections; or they could focus on things like graffiti, gang activity, or other crime prevention activities.
But what really gets me is why target the sellers of the services (the day laborers)? Why not target theÃ‚Â people hiring the laborers (“Johns”)? If there was nobody hiring day laborers then there would be no day laborer problem.Ã‚Â I know this process has worked before in curbing street prostitution.Ã‚Â Maybe they should try that?
So?… What do you think?Ã‚Â Ã‚Â