Nation: Johns on Parade

Hypocrisy in Minneapolis

Johns, as customers of prostitutes are known, are finding the times a bit tough these days. Last week in New York City, a burg known for its peccadilloes, the municipally owned radio station, under orders from Mayor Edward Koch, started broadcasting the names of men convicted of patronizing prostitutes. In Minneapolis, a city noted for its civic probity, some leading citizens were unmasked as sometime Johns. The Minneapolis Star published an expose identifying 13 men who have frequented certain sauna baths and other places of prostitution. Six of them are...

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