|West Palm Beach, Florida|
From the L.A. Times: West Palm Beach Mayor Nancy Graham pushed a plan of publishing the names of people who have been *arrested* (not convicted) of soliciting prostitutes in the local newspapers. When the biggest local paper, the Palm Beach Post, refused to publish the names because they were not important enough, Graham bought two display ads containing the names with taxpayer's money. Also, first time offenders get a chance to avoid a criminal record: they have to pay $175, get six months probation, must attend four court sessions to see prostitutes after the women have spent a night in jail, must watch a film on driving while intoxicated, submit to an STD test, agree to eight hours of community service, read the testimony of an AIDS-infected prostitute and must attend a two-hour seminar which aims to educate prostitutes and their customers together.
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