Letters to the Editor, Pallad City Post
[Published 2 Weeks Ago]

Dana Menos’ article on prostitution and the sex trade in the Lago District left my blood boiling, but not for the reason you might think. My issue is that Menos did nothing to address how Lago’s sex trade is now extending into the Ardus District.

Everyone knows that Lago’s red-light sector is Pallad City’s worst kept secret. The police and city hall clearly turn a blind eye to it, or else there would’ve been a major crackdown years ago. If people want to sell their bodies for money, so be it, that’s their business—but it shouldn’t happen publicly for all to see. At least, according to Menos’ article, Lagos’ red-light sector is mostly kept to a single area of the district. But now it’s in Ardus, and it’s NOT limited to just a few blocks. When the sun goes down around here, it isn’t a pretty sight, unless you’re looking for that kind of action. Don’t see a sex worker on the corner you’re on? Keep walking, you’ll run into several soon enough.

Our district’s not only facing the highest crime rates in the city, but a monumental drug crisis as well. As if we didn’t already have enough unsavory characters populating our streets, preying on the desperate, poor, and vulnerable, now we have another growing issue to face: a booming illegal sex trade.

Maybe our elected officials think the people in Ardus are uneducated and ignorant, but many of us are growing tired of being ignored. We demand something be done and it’s the media’s responsibility to report what’s going on here, no matter how unpleasant it is.

—Leti Keban

Danger Zone One. Story by Midnight. Art by Salaiix.