Foreign News: Off the Streets

London might never be quite the same again. The nightly parade of prostitutes—between 10,000 and 20,000 of them standing in doorways, congregating in parks, calling cheerful invitations to passers-by —was now over. At the Bow Street police court, where some 400 girls a week once methodically plunked down their token £2 ($5.60) fine, only twelve girls were brought in in the same amount of time. For the first time in years, proper Londoners took their families picnicking in parts of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens that were once favorite stalking grounds of whores. Even the handful of girls picked up seemed...

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