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  • UNCRules123 Mar 25, 12:45 p.m.

    I agree with iloveyourpost. This is a little too harsh. If they're gonna lock someone in a pillory and throw tomatoes at them, why not start with real criminals, or, at least, convicted drunk drivers? At least these six look like they pay taxes.

  • didisaythat Mar 21, 5:15 p.m.

    Lightfoot,you are entitled to your oppinion, but you are wrong on the bait car criticizm. I wonder if people really know what entrapment is? When you have a rash of cars being stolen and set a bait car out and a few get arrested, then the reports of stolen cars go down..I think it worked, but that is just my opinion.

  • iloveyourepost Mar 21, 10:26 a.m.

    So I guess that Wake Forest is a better place to live now when those six terrible men have been taken off the street and been humiliated. Personally I would rather see killers, drug dealers, thieves, rapists and child molesters getting caught in stings and arrested.

  • Lightfoot3 Mar 18, 10:52 a.m.

    "When will people learn that this is illegal here. If they must, go to Europe." - lwe1967


    Or take a cheaper trip to Nevada. Take in a show and a, uh, what rhymes with "show"? :)

  • Lightfoot3 Mar 18, 10:39 a.m.

    Entrapping people in victim-less crimes with a fake prostitution scam? What a waste of time, taxpayer money, and resources. There's not enough real crime out there for them to fight, so they create their own virtual crimes to entice people in? Legalize prostitution and regulate/tax it. Cops should be out catching REAL criminals, not trying to create their own via prostitute sting operations.


    The same goes toward those bait car scams. They can't catch the real car thieves, so they setup a bait car to entice people to steal it so they can make an arrest. Another pathetic waste of money.

  • jrbrock Mar 18, 8:57 a.m.

    Time to cut the police budget, they obviously have too much money and free time dreaming up garbage like this! How many textbooks could this "sting" money have purchased?

    Everybody knows we have real problems in this country. Cops make themselves look like imbeciles when they do something like this and then brag about it as if they are cleaning up the streets like real cops.

  • ginufine3011 Mar 15, 7:44 p.m.

    If you know this before you get to these stores, why not call 911 and tell them? You can't expect them to post an officer at EVERY corner...that will never happen..and hey they are probably handling another call that you have no idea about so it will take time for them to respond...

    The police already know the spots, they are there everyday...the same ones. I'm not about to babysit these officers, for such an easy target, and a small enough area for a handful officers to do something about it.

  • heelsgirl05 Mar 15, 7:39 p.m.

    "Nationwide growing trend of prostitution." Really? It's the world's OLDEST profession. It's been around a long time and is not going away.

  • brassy Mar 15, 7:19 p.m.

    Well, at least they're doing something useful instead of sitting on Heritage Lake Rd with radar guns.

  • johnny2times Mar 15, 6:59 p.m.

    The same way they set this prostitution sting up, why they want set up the drug dealers that hang around these corner stores, on Martin St, Bragg St, Carver St,(just to name a few) every single day? I drive cabs for the City of Raleigh, and when I pull up to the stores with a customer in my cab, drug dealers are running to the car, breaking their necks to sell their drugs. Police can't tell me they have a hard time catching these drug dealers, when they are making it obvious, to what they are doing.

    ginufine3011
    March 15, 2013 5:31 p.m.

    Well if you know this before you get to these stores, why not call 911 and tell them? You can't expect them to post an officer at EVERY corner...that will never happen..and hey they are probably handling another call that you have no idea about so it will take time for them to respond...

  • johnny2times Mar 15, 6:56 p.m.

    So people are complaining that the officers did this sting and also complain when they bust someone for something "small" What you may not know is that something small could be turned into something more that you will never know about. Stop quarterbacking the police for once. If you think you could do better, join the force. Oh and don't bother calling them for your little problem that you can't fix yourself...they apparently need to be dealing with the speeders and drug dealers...you can't have it both ways people. Unreal

  • jacksun48 Mar 15, 6:43 p.m.

    I would think the police would have something better to do with their time. Don't you wonder how much effort and time went into this? Go chase down speeders, dangerous drivers, drunks, and wife beaters...something useful.

  • lwe1967 Mar 15, 6:27 p.m.

    This is called the world's oldest profession. When will people learn that this is illegal here. If they must, go to Europe. A lot of countries there have it legal. They shouldn't go anyway!

  • ginufine3011 Mar 15, 5:31 p.m.

    The same way they set this prostitution sting up, why they want set up the drug dealers that hang around these corner stores, on Martin St, Bragg St, Carver St,(just to name a few) every single day? I drive cabs for the City of Raleigh, and when I pull up to the stores with a customer in my cab, drug dealers are running to the car, breaking their necks to sell their drugs. Police can't tell me they have a hard time catching these drug dealers, when they are making it obvious, to what they are doing.

  • Pops49 Mar 15, 5:19 p.m.

    http://p2c.wakeforestnc.gov/p2c/Summary.aspx

  • Cock a doodle doo Mar 15, 5:14 p.m.

    This gives the WFPD a "look good" for a simple sting where all they have to do is post an ad on a site and wait for a few losers to reply. If anything, I wonder what WF PD is trying to make up for. Obviously resources are not being used for real crimes if they are spending time to do something as simple as this. Is the Chief up for his evaluation? I'm sure next week we'll be privileged to see a professional who has 1/4 ounce of pot on their possession of marijuana and have their life ruined by some overzealous police officer.

  • nighttrain2010 Mar 15, 5:12 p.m.

    >>If they are married and/or have children, there are victims. Some, if not all of them, do have wives. I cannot imagine how they feel. I doubt they consented. - itsmyownopinion

    The same could be said of adultery, gambling, smoking too much, eating the wrong sorts of foods, you fill in the blank. The families are 'victims' in those circumstances as well. Either by paying high medical bills for the person that made the wrong decisions or by not having them around.

    Now which one of those would you like to begin criminalizing and sending the police after first?

    I'm not advocating any of those BTW, just stating government cannot protect someone from themselves. When we do begin that, you're on a slippery slope

  • djofraleigh Mar 15, 5:10 p.m.

    This was embarrassing enough to make a lot of people (john's) too nervous to seek the services of real prostitutes, creating financial woes for them.

    "Crimes against nature" seems to imply homosexual ("not that there's anything wrong with that" - Seinfeld)activity, which still seems especially embarrassing to an old, now finding my unchanged self bigoted, me.

  • ginufine3011 Mar 15, 5:10 p.m.

    Some of these comments give me the impression people need laws so they will not pay for sex or stick a needle in their arm. How come I know those are bad without laws? How are those laws reducing the problem? You can drop off 100 prostitutes and 100 pounds of heroin at my door and I wouldnt touch either one. So again how are prostitutes and drug the problem? - vinylcarwraps23

    Because a lot of other users will rob, steal, and kill to get their hands on some drugs... as far as the prostitution goes, it is harmless, as long as the 2 adults consent, and not being forced.

  • Cock a doodle doo Mar 15, 5:01 p.m.

    Who are the real victims here?

    The families of those whose names, places of employment, and adddresses have been published here.

    Why? WRAL. Enuff said.

    Publishing all this information is as tacky as the act.

  • Cricket at the lake Mar 15, 5:00 p.m.

    They do seem to spend lots of time on the easy targets - pot busts and a few guys that want to have sex with willing accomplices. Husband just got a speeding ticket, 12 over the limit trying to get to work to handle an emergency, truck he was driving labeled as a work truck, no slack for the working man from the trooper.

  • PanthersFan45 Mar 15, 4:57 p.m.

    don't the police have anything better to do, like stop thieves and other dangerous criminals!!! - bigchriswebb

    Why would they bother ? .... they prefer going after people who have money and are less dangerous. Courts need money too.

  • saturn5 Mar 15, 4:56 p.m.

    kornfan2448: "Wonder what the purpose is of listing their addresses? Seems a bit much."

    Public humiliation.

  • chivegas Mar 15, 4:55 p.m.

    I think the employers listed should sue WRAL for libel and defamation. Those companies had nothing to do with this and mentioning their names is at the very least, extremely inappropriate

  • William84 Mar 15, 4:55 p.m.

    AGREE WITH BIGCHRISWEBB BELOW. STOP SERIOUS CRIME, THIS STUFF HAS GONE ON SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME.

  • Minarchist Mar 15, 4:51 p.m.

    How about you have sex with a women, that agrees to have sex with you, and give her money towards a bill, groceries, ect, and not for the exchange of sex?! It's all about how you word and present the money. You are allowed to have sex with anybody you want to, and give your personal money away to anyone...as long as it's legal, just don't exchange money for sex.
    ginufine3011
    March 15, 2013 4:37 p.m.
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    Thats right. So the only way to get a conviction in prostitution is for the police to waste all these resources and set them up. If 2 consenting adults are caught they can say "I was paying her for gas, the sex was consentual". Nothing can be done. People are not thinking. They see "prostitute" and get emotional and say the most irrational things.

  • Minarchist Mar 15, 4:50 p.m.

    If your spouse is paying for sex you have a home issue. Not a law enforcement issue. Too funny. No wonder our country is turning into a dump. People need the gov to protect them from themselves. ITSMYOPINION would be a prostitute without a law. Thats what i get from your logic.

  • bacjrc Mar 15, 4:48 p.m.

    Oldest and best profession in the world!

  • Minarchist Mar 15, 4:48 p.m.

    AGAIN....if we cant keep drugs and prostitution out of our own prisons. What is making society a prison going to accomplish? Let me tell you prostuition laws and drug laws are really working!!!! Drug use is down rigth? LOL Paying for sex is down rigth? LOL poor people. Keep making laws and throwing money at it. It will work EVENTUALLY!!! LOL keep thinking that. You scare me more than someone paying for sex!!!

  • golorealist Mar 15, 4:47 p.m.

    we need leo focusing more on violent crimes and crimes with victims. sure, you can analyze prostitution and create some scenario where there is an indirect victim somehow, but that's not what i'm talking about. there's no more of a potential victim from prostitution than there is from you driving above the speed limit, and how many of you never drive above the speed limit?

  • Triumph Mar 15, 4:47 p.m.

    Police entrapment.

  • shadow315 Mar 15, 4:46 p.m.

    Your tax dollars hard at work..

  • I Carry even in Cary Mar 15, 4:46 p.m.

    This is an absolute waste of my tax paying money...

  • Minarchist Mar 15, 4:45 p.m.

    ITSMYOWNOPINION....please fight to make alcohol illegal, cigarettes, McDonalds. You dont want "victims" from poor choices do you? Do you blame McDonalds for a heart attack or the person who ate McDonalds?

  • I Carry even in Cary Mar 15, 4:45 p.m.

    These men just don't have respect for women period! Women should stay away from men like these six. I hope they all get a long term prison sentence.
    charmcclainlovesdogs2

    Thats just silly

  • I Carry even in Cary Mar 15, 4:44 p.m.

    If they are married and/or have children, there are victims. Some, if not all of them, do have wives. I cannot imagine how they feel. I doubt they consented.
    itsmyownopinion

    How does that have anything to do with the legality of the action? So all cheaters now go to jail?

  • Minarchist Mar 15, 4:43 p.m.

    vinylcarwraps23

    If they are married and/or have children, there are victims. Some, if not all of them, do have wives. I cannot imagine how they feel. I doubt they consented.
    itsmyownopinion
    March 15, 2013 4:29 p.m.
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    Thats a victim of a poor husband not prostitution. What in the world!!!

  • Big John Mar 15, 4:43 p.m.

    Apparently Wake Forest has taken care of all the crimes where innocent people become victims and now they are reaching for things to do.

  • DukeFan23 Mar 15, 4:42 p.m.

    Raleigh does things like this all the time but it never makes the news. Why is Wake Forest so special?

    It's a misdemeanor offense...the same thing as if you were going 81mph on 540. Why did all of this information need to be published?

  • ginufine3011 Mar 15, 4:37 p.m.

    How about you have sex with a women, that agrees to have sex with you, and give her money towards a bill, groceries, ect, and not for the exchange of sex?! It's all about how you word and present the money. You are allowed to have sex with anybody you want to, and give your personal money away to anyone...as long as it's legal, just don't exchange money for sex.

  • NC Tech Mar 15, 4:34 p.m.

    This is a waste of our resources. I would much rather see the names of the many dead beat dads out there. Lets call attention to something that really impacts our society negatively.

  • trueblue0100 Mar 15, 4:33 p.m.

    don't the police have anything better to do, like stop thieves and other dangerous criminals!!!........bigchriswebb

    I was thinking the same thing; law enforcement at it's finest. When is the last time one of these cops arrested a murderer, rapist or drug dealer and I'm not referring to a marijuana bust.

  • itsmyownopinion Mar 15, 4:29 p.m.

    What respect are yuo giving the women? Who said they were women at all? Long prison sentence? For what? A transaction between two consenting adults with no victim? Your logic is flawed.

    vinylcarwraps23

    If they are married and/or have children, there are victims. Some, if not all of them, do have wives. I cannot imagine how they feel. I doubt they consented.

  • carolinadrew Mar 15, 4:27 p.m.

    agreed vinylcarwraps23

  • JimFink Mar 15, 4:18 p.m.

    Big whoop!

  • Minarchist Mar 15, 4:07 p.m.

    These men just don't have respect for women period! Women should stay away from men like these six. I hope they all get a long term prison sentence.
    charmcclainlovesdogs2
    March 15, 2013 3:57 p.m.
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    What respect are yuo giving the women? Who said they were women at all? Long prison sentence? For what? A transaction between two consenting adults with no victim? Your logic is flawed.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Mar 15, 3:57 p.m.

    These men just don't have respect for women period! Women should stay away from men like these six. I hope they all get a long term prison sentence.

  • bigchriswebb Mar 15, 3:57 p.m.

    don't the police have anything better to do, like stop thieves and other dangerous criminals!!!

  • Gork Mar 15, 3:56 p.m.

    Anybody feel more safe? Please explain how if you do -

  • paulej Mar 15, 3:40 p.m.

    Bottom line is that men have needs. Needs not meet at home? This happens. I think it's rather insane to perform sting operations like this. Of course you will catch people. Best thing to do is follow the lead of so many other countries and make it legal. It would be safer for all and can be taxed.

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