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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane City Council passed an ordinance Monday night to fight prostitution.

The ordinance gives police authority to impound and tow away the cars of people who pick up prostitutes.

KXLY reports the new ordinance goes into effect next month.

People who spoke out in support of the measure said Spokane, specifically East Sprague, needs to be cleaned up, KXLY reports. Targeting a Jon will send the message that Spokane will not accept prostitution.

“It would have been a great thing when the serial killer Yates was around,” one man said, KXLY reported.

50 percent of the impound fee would go to help victims of sex trafficking.

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  • Kenneth Briggs

    great , but the city still has the main problem , the peostitutes are still around . most of the prostitutes are on drugs ,, so why not help them to get off of drugs , you fill the jails and do nothing for them , empty the damn jails get help for the drug user .

  • jennifer

    All that unnecessary towing will sure line somebody’s pockets with cash – thus the new law. They should be focusing on actual crime – not on what two consenting adults choose to do behind closed doors. GOVERNMENT STAY OUT

  • Derek

    Ok city officials you obviously know nothing about your city.
    You allow prostitution.
    Yes you do.
    All those asian massage parlors guess what they are brothels.
    Wealthy and middle class people go there.
    Poor people sorry low income people get street girls. Why you hurting low income people?
    You do know asian massage parlors are brothels right?
    Do not take johns cars they are low incone people. Asian massage parlors charge 300 full meal deal whereas street girls charge 50.
    I know nothin just a guess do not come arrest me i do not get an asian massage every thursday.