Showing johns’ photos will hurt their families

The Buffalo Police Department is now displaying on its website the names and photos of men caught patronizing prostitutes. What a bad idea! Suppose the john is a married man with children. Can you imagine the pain inflicted on these innocents?

Prostitution is one of the world’s oldest professions. It has been in existence for thousands of years. Does the Police Department think that catching a few johns and showing their pictures will stop prostitution in Buffalo?

Who will be hurt when their pictures are displayed? Just wives, kids, family and friends.

It would also seem to me that the police would have better use for female officers than to use them as decoys to catch a few misguided men.

Herbert Falk

East Amherst