CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston's city law against sex-for-money says a first-time hooker or male client may be jailed for 30 days. But Mayor Danny Jones says: "In the last 40 years, there has never been a case of anybody going to jail."
Well, why proclaim a moral punishment but never use it? This smacks of hypocrisy and posturing by local government.
Because a major lobbyist faces a possible soliciting charge, the capital city's council is to vote Monday night on whether to make first-time prostitution a fine-only offense.
That seems appropriate, to make Charleston's law fit reality.