The House of Bondage

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Moffat, Yard, 1910 - Prostitutes - 480 pages
 

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Page 479 - That the laws relating to prostitution in apartment and tenement houses be rigidly enforced, and that the present law be supplemented if necessary. " 6. That a commission be appointed by the mayor to make a careful study of the laws relating to and the methods of dealing with the social evil in the leading cities of this country and of Europe, with a view to devising the most effective means of minimizing the evil in this city.
Page 470 - Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children; The New York Society for the...
Page 479 - When the character and prevalence of these creatures are more fully realized and public sentiment aroused regarding them, the inadequate punishment now imposed should be increased and every legitimate means devised and put into execution to exterminate them. " 2. That the existent laws be more rigidly enforced to safeguard the patrons of the moving-picture shows, and that parents, and guardians exercise more careful supervision over their children in connection with their attendance upon these shows....
Page 475 - This system is illustrated in an indictment and conviction where the defendant by such promises induced a girl of fifteen to leave her home and within two weeks put her on the streets as a common prostitute. We find also that these persons ill-treat and abuse the women with whom they live and beat them at times in order to force them to greater activity and longer hours of work on the streets. This is illustrated in the cose of another defendant who was indicted and convicted for brutally slashing...
Page 468 - City, and to those presented by the additional Grand Jury for the January term of the Court of General Sessions of the County of New York, "in the Matter of the Investigation as to the Alleged Existence in the County of New York of an Organized Traffic in Women for Immoral Purposes.
Page 467 - Women for Immoral Purposes. A Partial Report from the Immigration Commission on the Importation and Harboring of Women for Immoral Purposes.
Page 479 - ... more fully realized and public sentiment aroused regarding them, the inadequate punishment now imposed should be increased and every legitimate means devised and put into execution to exterminate them. " 2. That the existent laws be more rigidly enforced to safeguard the patrons of the moving-picture shows, and that parents, and guardians exercise more careful supervision over their children in connection with their attendance upon these shows. " 3. That vigorous efforts be made to minimize the...
Page 472 - We have found no evidence of the existence in the County of New York of any organization or organizations, incorporated or otherwise, engaged as such in the traffic in women for immoral purposes, nor have we found evidence of an organized traffic in women for immoral purposes.
Page 472 - ... of an organized traffic in women for immoral purposes. It appears, on the other hand, from indictments found by us and from the testimony of witnesses that a trafficking in the bodies of women does exist and is carried on by individuals acting for their own individual benefit, and that these persons are known to each other and are more or less informally associated. We have also found that associations and clubs, composed mainly or wholly of those profiting from vice, have existed, and that one...

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