Dating prostitutes in action
And we go our own ways." That's when the man identifies himself as FOX 6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn.
Evidence of the problem -- spent needles and used condoms -- is strewn about the curbs and alleys around the church. "Why aren't they taking action and addressing this problem? But they don't f*** with us heavy like that." Last month, Milwaukee Police say District 2 officers did arrest 42 prostitutes and 26 of their customers, commonly referred to as 'Johns.' But police did not seek criminal charges against any of them. "An effort I'm calling Operation Dear John," Donovan said.
The attack on prostitution in Flushing is just the latest instance of New York City residents' taking action on their own to fight crime.
Those who join citizens' crime-fighting groups often say they are dissatisfied with the police response to illicit activities near their homes, and worry about the future of their neighborhoods if these crimes go unchecked.
"It is some nice-looking girls out here, and s***." she said.
The SUV is a company vehicle and it's equipped with hidden cameras. And, even after learning the driver's identity, she keeps talking.
For years, 8th Ditrict Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan has been harping on police to do more about drugs and prostitution on the city's near south side; still, he says it's never been as blatant as it is right now. Consider what happened on a recent Friday afternoon. A man pulls up to the corner of 22nd and Greenfield in a brand new, black Toyota 4Runner. "'You get in your garage and there she is in the garage. And not just nights and weekends, but seven days a week. Even on a recent Sunday morning, in plain view of Christ Evangelical's annual outdoor service. For many of the sex workers quitting isn't an option.
Standing at the corner is a young woman with bright pink hair, a half shirt, and tight, white pants. "If you came and sat in our window I don't think an hour would go by where you wouldn't see a prostitute loitering," Jaeger said. "They have got a police surveillance camera located right on the corner of 23rd and Greenfield capable of being monitored 24/7," said Bob Donovan, 8th District Alderman for the City of Milwaukee. "It's kind of a choice and it's kind of by force," the prostitute told FOX 6. I'm a heroin addict, so I have to have heroin everyday." For some of the drug-addicted sex workers, their only source for a fix may be a guy like 46-year-old Isaac Phillips, a convicted drug dealer who is wanted for trafficking women just a few blocks from Christ church. Pimps are stopping traffic on Greenfield avenue," Donovan said, "to make it easier for the prostitutes to approach cars." Donovan is demanding action. On Monday, July 10th, Donovan called a news conference outside the church to announce that the city is suing the owners of a nearby house they call a 'hub of prostitution.' Next week, he plans to announce another project.
She's a regular here on Greenfield Avenue -- a hotbed of prostitution and human trafficking.MILWAUKEE— They call them 'ladies of the night,' but in one Milwaukee neighborhood, prostitutes are doing business in broad daylight. "For the last couple of years, you know, it's just gotten terrible," said Joel Jaeger, Pastor of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.