FL: Approves Database to Publish Details of People Who Pay for Sex

The Florida legislature passed legislation within the past week, Senate Bill 540 and House Bill 851, to establish a public database that tracks people convicted of, or who have pleaded guilty to, soliciting paid sex.

While the legislation’s bipartisan authors consider it to be a step toward ending human trafficking, critics call it a means to publicly shame clients and others associated with people who do consensual sex work.

The Soliciting for Prostitution Public Database will include anyone convicted of or pleading guilty to “soliciting, inducing, enticing, or procuring another to commit prostitution, lewdness, or assignation,” according to the Senate version of the bill, drafted by Democratic Senator Lauren Book. Full Article

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So let me get this straight, if people want to find a hooker, or someone that knows one, all they have to do is go to the hooker/pimp yellow pages created by the Florida government and take their pick? Will they include pictures to help in the decision making process?

I hope they have annual registration so they cant use out of date pictures. No padded bras either. I am sure Lauren Book did this right.

Ok, is this a joke?

Another registry? Great, I’m all for it. The more the merrier.

Not to be out done, of course FLORIDA would be ground zero for this idiocy. Just another way for them to monetize sex and another useless “safety” tool to falsely gloat about.

Come on Gov DeSantis, sign this so it can be legally challenged soon afterwards where the implications are then seen and felt by people because it is not merely regulatory, but truly punitive in the puritan state of FLA and a great base for another case to prove registries and databases like this are truly punitive under the cloak of regulatory.

My question is “Will these folks be allowed into shelters when evacuation orders are given or prevented from entering and staying like others who are also on a public registry are?” Aren’t these folks a danger to society too? I hope they are let in so evacuation orders can be challenged as discriminatory and an EPC issue as well hoping they are denied so those who are on registries can prove it is punishment in the name of safety.

The overall data is well argued here towards the end of the negativity of the registries. FLA legislature doesn’t want to listen.

In my eyes, the greatest benefit to more registries, especially one like this that will ensnare “important” people, is that it brings more legal minds and money to bear on the whole fraudulent scheme. The more we can shame people who can afford to fight with expensive attorneys, the better.

Intriguing. I live in OC! I bet there are no less than 100 massage parlors in the county. You can get a NURU massage, handjobs, blowjobs and full sex! I live in one city that’s supposed to be tough on crime, but we have 2 that have been open for years? Why don’t we focus on the problem rather than the guys soliciting these outlaw prostitutes? If you posted their photos and names, this problem wouldn’t exist!


You know I was being sarcastic, right, about alleged dangerousness?

Wow, we have 2-3 massage parlors near me that are located near schools, daycare centers and even a Church. If I lived near one, I would be outraged. Many of the individuals working there have drug problems, addiction problems and its well known that many of the men who visit these locations have addiction problems as well. This ruins lives, families and in many instances, it can destroy careers. Stick to the point.

Oh, you guys are super funny and clearly not changed your lives. My offense was secondary to this. I became addicted to hookers. The one thing that saved me was the woman was caught lying! Maybe if they change the laws, your underage daughter will offer up when she needs $? Most of these women have been abused, mistreated, raped, use drugs, escaped physical abuse and the list goes on and on. People don’t wake up one day and say, I should become a hooker, because it’s a great job? Many have psychiatric issues and some are even forced! So, you guys can respond, make jokes and say whatever you desire but your on this site and the registry! I recommend changing your views. Best of luck

Josh, who cares what you think! If I where you, I would either crawl back into your hole or turn yourself into the police. With that chip on your shoulder, your either still making poor decisions or about to. Don’t get too comfortable.

USA, I have been coming to this site for a few years now and have found it very helpful and sometimes encouraging. Yet there is on person on it that is continually in some sort of spat with others. Guess who it is… 😀 I’ll give you a hint. He often has belligerent outbursts, and seems angry a lot.

Well stated. Your response just tells me that none of you can accept criticism, different views and you clearly think prostitution is okay. The saddest part is that you (many) want to portray yourselves as victims. Poor me. Your a bad person, because of this or that. Steve, I bet you are child related and you blame the victim. Give up the urge or turn yourself in. You sound hopeless.

Intelligent comments only. Sex trafficking, sex slavery, sex exploitation, abuse, and the list goes on and on. It’s one thing to give your view, but back it up with your tiny brain. I keep hearing people complain and complain, yet they provide no reasonable solution. Grow up, get help and turn yourself in, before you commit more crimes! Are you even allowed online?

Note: I’m very anti registry.

The TROLL is at it again. LMFAO!!!! USA, I remember someone saying that we should try to understand that you obviously have some mental in-capacities and take it easy on you, but damn you sure make it hard to do…

People just remember he is the one that stated specifically that “the registry keeps me from re-offending”

Like I believe it was Will that stated, something is apparently wrong with the person whether it is a he/she. Still I do not think anyone should hold back on USA anymore as USA has just been nothing but trouble and negative and personally confrontational with his/her ignorant outbursts.

I hardly ever even bother posting on here anymore but I can sure depend on clicking on any of USA’a posts to find some bashing going on. Lol… You even bring it out of the most respectful and passive people too. Pretty pathetic really when you think about it. Seems as though you have no friends as if you cannot make any here I could just imagine your personal life. No wonder you were going to message parlor hookers for sex and even then you had to force them to let you touch them. Sad… This is all straight out of your own mouth too. That is pretty bad even the message hookers had to call the cop, must have been pretty bad for that to happen.

“The sad part is, you don’t even know why your arguing with me! FYI: I have 5 degrees/I minored in Psych/Soc. You guys aren’t on my level.”

I will repeat AJ ROFL. That one gave me a big chuckle. What a joke this dude is. Now it is 5 degrees when it was 4 to begin with. The dude cannot even punctuate correctly or use correct grammar. He could not even pass an English 101 course let alone get a degree. Even if he does have these so called “degrees,” they are joke “degrees.” Sorry, but anyone can get those if they go to class. Takes no brain at all and absolutely no critical thinking skills, and that’s a fact. As long as you show up even half the time your good. I hate to degrade people that get those types of “degrees,” but it is a fact this guy could not pass a single calc or physics class I guarantee that. Shit, probably could not even do simple algebra for that matter. Not that anything is wrong with those that cannot, but it is wrong if you are claiming you are some how better than others because you claim you have “degrees.” Degrees do not mean shit when it comes top common sense, obviously if he has them it proves my point. Anyone can brag about their degrees as well. Hell, either one of my AS in physics or math are way more advanced then his so called “degrees,” and he is always shouting about how better he is. Why the hell are you on here USA, you are so much better get a life and move on to your “level” of people then.
I have to say again, what a joke this guy truly is….

Don’t play the victim card now that you have been thoroughly emasculated USA. Does not work like that. How about getting off the high donkey (ass) of yours and getting down in the trenches with the warriors and true Americans either here or wherever. You screwed up just as the rest of us and you need to man up and admit it to yourself and you are by NO MEANS better than anyone else in this world, especially when you side with the Nazi regime as Will calls it, and rightly so. Nobody cares about your degrees or whether you think you are better than others, but we ALL care when you personally attack people on this site and expound all the time how much better you are and how in your mind felony sexual battery (whether reduced or not) is somehow less of a crime than many of us on here have. Because it is not, it is very serious as it was by force, which many convictions on here were not. Even besides that point we all know the regime will prosecute so called crimes as violent acts when in fact they are not, but that is besides the point. The point being is that everyone of us have done their time and do not deserve to be subjected to the Nazi regime no matter your offense. You needed to go to prison for awhile as it would have knocked that chip off your shoulder, humbled you as you seriously need, and show you none of your degrees (if you have any) or where or who you think you are means shit when you are stripped down but naked right and made to bend over and cough along with the rest of the sacrificial lambs in prison. You sound as bad as my wife who thinks she is better than others because she has “degrees” (and imagine that, the same ones as USA) and thinks she comes from some caste system that makes her some how better than others. Just as I told her I do not see anyone that cares who she thinks her family was or what kind of educations she has, none of the shit means shit to anyone that she deals with at the moment and has no benefit whatsoever in her life, so it is meaningless.
Anyways it is all BS and like I stated, do not play the victim card when you got what was coming by the way you have acted and the words that have come out of your mouth against others on this site that for the most part (as far as I have found so far) are all good people that got caught in the web of the Nazi regime. You should humble yourself and not attack others personally and NEVER think you are better than anyone else, especially those on this site, BECAUSE YOU ARE MOST DEFINITELY NOT.
And stay away from the message parlors or make sure you ask permission first before laying hands on ANYONE again.

Lol. Predators typically lash out, belittle, put down and attack those who they hope to uncover their weaknesses (ie: someone pointed out a grammar/punctuation on a blog? ). Predator! Feel better? Please get off this site before your parole officer finds your computer and ?

See, AJ is a gentleman through and through USA. He is still truly interested in what you have to say and is asking you repeatedly to state your positions or solutions or opinions even after your personal attacks. Why do you not just be civil and not attack other’s personal characters if they disagree with your opinion? It is really easy, much more productive, and makes the site overall a much better forum. Just be normal man and stop bashing peoples characters or intellect and argue your points. And most definitely stop thinking you are better than others when you ARE NOT!!!! I find it really hard that there is any path to redemption for the guy, but hey others nay be more willing and empathetic than myself as I am thoroughly disgusted with your personal attacks and you have shown your true colors on so many points that match the Nazi regime….

What? Are you the rule maker? Who said I’m any better than anyone else? You guys sound very insecure. Many of you have difficulty with assertive and confident individuals. I paid my debt to society and I have moved on. Many of you have difficulty with others views, opinions and even disagreements. I’m allowed to provide my insight. We will get no where if we all think alike? We need to think out of the box. You should be happy people provide their insight. Nobody on ‘this site is superior? Your fragile ego is getting the best of you!!!!?