Saturday, August 14, 1999

Canadian Press

ALBERTA: Tattling Web site behind firing of six johns

CALGARY — A Web site that publicizes the licence-plate numbers of cars trolling for prostitutes has had six men fired for cruising in company vehicles, including a shuttle bus for the disabled, its operators said.

But the site has already resulted in one death threat, along with criticism from civil libertarians who wonder about the ethics of those who would name names yet insist on anonymity for themselves.

"We are directly responsible for six dismissals that we are aware of," said one group member, who said the anonymity is to protect them from angry pimps and customers. He defended the dismissals, which came after their group phoned the employers directly.

— CP

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