**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
August 24, 2012
Contact: Barbara Sherman (718) 260-9191
Council Member Letitia James and District Attorney Charles Hynes Put Brooklyn "Johns" on Alert
(Brooklyn, NY)-- Council Member Letitia James and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes along with the 79th and 88th precincts are mobilizing the community to help stop prostitution in the 35th District and throughout Brooklyn.
“It takes a village to keep our community safe. Prostitution is not a victimless crime. We need more police patrolling our streets in collaboration with community churches and local organizations. All these resources are needed to reach out to those in need,” said Council Member James.
" 'Johns'-- you have been put on alert, all eyes will be on you! I want to commend Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on his efforts to have officers focus not on supply but on demand, by arresting the clients, or 'johns'," said Council Member Letitia James.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes said, “The members of my Sex Crimes Bureau will continue to work with the New York City Police Department and Community Leaders like Council Member James to rid their neighborhoods of prostitution. We are ready with a multi-pronged approach. We will prosecute anyone who profits to the fullest extent if the law. We offer alternatives to incarceration to victims that teach them other ways to support themselves. All 'johns' are offered the option to attend Project Respect - program that has proven very successful in reducing recidivism.”
When: Monday, August 27th at 9:00am
Where: Fulton and Classon Avenue, Brooklyn NY