This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
The mayor of one California city says he can't address the developing problem of what appear to be prostitutes strolling the public streets – nearly nude – because of a law signed by leftist Gov. Gavin Newsom.
A report from Fox News explains that women wearing only "g-strings" while bending over in front of traffic is increasingly common in National City, "as prostitution" problems surge.
Ron Morrison, the mayor, said in an interview, "They're waving to people on the freeway or, just to be honest with you, they are bending over for the freeway. I don't know how else to put it; they're showing their wares."
The problem stems from Gavin, who signed Senate Bill 357 in 2022.
That law "repealed a previous law that banned loitering with the intent to engage in prostitution," the report explained.
"The law took effect in January this year, with Morrison arguing that the moment Newsom’s pen touched the bill, pimps in the state knew they could expand their prostitution ventures with little repercussions from law enforcement," the report explained.
Morrison explained, "Those that are out there on the street, most of them are wearing less than what you would consider a scanty negligee. It is just flaunting in everybody's face. And so a lot of people are screaming, 'Hey, you know, can't you get them on indecent exposure?’ And the problem is the way our laws are read in this state. The definition of indecent exposure is as long … as the genitals are covered. Anything else is fair game out in public."
National City, near San Diego, already was familiar with prostitution problems, because as an urban area, sex workers have been known to frequent the area.
Morrison continued, "I was driving on one of the streets the other day, and there's this young lady standing there in the middle of the street wearing basically a G-string, and that was it, and a couple of pasties. But she was right in front of my car, I couldn't move. So, I did ask her very politely, ‘Would you please move out of the street?’ And she looked at me and says, 'If you don't want to talk to me, you can go around.'"
Businesses, ranging from mom-and-pop stores to national hotel chains, have complained that prostitutes are driving away business, Some warn already they've been forced to refund families who were appalled at seeing nearly naked women while on their California getaway.
Morrison calls the law signed by Newson "idiotic."
And he noted that the provision "just opened the doors to prostitution, sex trafficking, child sex trading, I mean, you name it. This has done that."