Prostitute paraded, how can the police bear to do this?
In August of this year, the Sanzhong police station of Qingxi town in Dongguan city publicised photos of a prostitution suspect, which sparked heated debate. This was not an isolated case: recently, the Xishan branch of the Kunming Public Security Bureau kicked off a wide ranging initiative against places of entertainment. On the same night, a photo of a kneeling woman spread online and became a heated topic of discussion. Many netizens thought that the police had been too “violent” in their enforcement of the law, and called for prostitutes to be afforded proper respect. (October 26 “Hua Sheng Zai Xian [voc.com.cn]“)
Streetwalkers indeed damage the city’s image, and the police cracking down on them is reasonable and legal. But, what must be acknowledged is that these prostitutes aren’t doing these kind of things completely voluntarily. a lot of them are forced to do it by their situation. Let me ask this: What rich family’s daughter would go to the side of the road to solicit customers? Of course, those lazy women who turn to prostitution out of laziness are another story.
But, going back, no matter what, prostitutes are still citizens, and although they’ve broken the law, their basic rights should be respected. Parading them around on the streets, and publicising their personal details is a breach of their privacy. Although in this day and age there are still some that continue the practice of kneeling, it’s still hard to be sure if they willingly do it or are forced to. But from the pictures online, it’s very likely that the woman in question was made to kneel. You can see from the photo that her hands are tied behind her back, and there are some police behind her making her get down.
On the gates of many Public Security Bureaus, we can see the words “Strictly Enforce the Law, Enthusiastically Serve the People” in big letters. It can’t be denied that as society develops, law enforcement has become more civilised, but, most unfortunately, sometimes we still see some uncivilised actions committed in the enforcement of the law. The police need to continually strive to improve their basic quality, and the media needs to further its supervision of them.
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