A Report on Existing Conditions: With Recommendations to the Honorable Rudolph Blakenburg, Mayor of Philadelphia
Report on prostitution in Philadelphia from the Vice Commission of Philadelphia, established by Mayor Blankenburg on May 31, 1912.
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Page 160 - 3. In such action evidence of the general reputation of the place shall be admissible for the purpose of proving the existence of said nuisance. If the complaint is filed by a citizen, it shall not be dismissed except upon a sworn statement made by the complainant and his
Page 38 - or place for the practice of fornication, or shall, knowingly, let or demise a house, or part thereof, to be so kept, he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars, and to undergo an imprisonment not exceeding two years.
Page 161 - and the effectual closing of the building or place against its use for any purpose, and so keeping it closed for a period of one year unless sooner released. SECTION 6.
Page 162 - misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than one hundred dollars and undergo an imprisonment of not more than six months or both or either, at the discretion of the Court,
Page 160 - the County Jail for not less than three nor more than six months, or by both fine and imprisonment. SECTION 5. If the existence of the nuisance be established in an action as provided in this Act,
Page 160 - use, own or lease any building, or place used for the purpose of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution is guilty of a nuisance, and the building, or place in or upon which such lewdness, assignation or prostitution is
Page 159 - AN ACT To enjoin and abate houses of lewdness, assignation, and prostitution, to declare the same to be nuisances, to enjoin the person or persons who conduct or maintain the same and the owner or agent of any building used for such purposes.
Page 161 - an order of abatement shall be entered as a part of the judgment in the case, which order shall direct the removal from the building or
Page 161 - in the full value of the property, conditioned that he will immediately abate said nuisance and prevent the same from being established or kept within a period of one year thereafter, the court, or