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Prostitution Free Zones Around Marion Barry Obama

by | 17th, January 2009

DCist reports that Washington, DC will create “Prostitution Free Zones” around Obama during the Inauguration.

Truth be told, this isn’t the first time the MPD has declared a PFZ. You can read about how the law works here, but the basic idea is that it allows police officers to issue fines of $300 to a group of two or more persons found congregating in a public space or property within the PFZ for the purpose of engaging in prostitution or prostitution-related offenses. Still, these signs are sure to look mighty funny to most people walking through the area on their way to the Inauguration on Tuesday.

The question is where the Prostitution Zone begins, and if it is legal to be one on that area?

Is the PZ smaller than the PFZ, which may very well be an enclave of so many people trying to crawl up Obama’s backside for free.

In July, 1989, the 14th Street Bridge gained national notoriety when then-mayor Marion Barry decided to clean up the problem in DC’s 14th Street red-light district by having the police round up the prostitutes and marching them across the bridge to Virginia.

Barry… Barry Obama?



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