Pa Act 105 Inspires Law Suit Against Philly Hotel 

The lawsuit -- filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court -- names the Roosevelt Inn, manager Yagna Patel and the motel's parent company, UFVS Management Company as defendants. Philly.com said the lawsuit contends that the now-17-year-old girl was enslaved and forced to perform sexual acts with men in 2013 and 2014 at the motel. "Both Can't Survive". Public Domain Image. Reverse Side of Seal of Pennsylvania. The counter-seal portrays liberty vs. tyranny.

West Virginia Felonious Fellatio 

Prostitute charged as felon for $20 oral sex? The W.V. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments from a Cabell County defense attorney who says sex workers cannot be charged with felony offenses under W.V law. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on May 2. The case comes from the 2015 plea made by Belinda Ann Fuller. Cook asked Cabell Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell to dismiss felony charges against Fuller on the argued grounds. Farrell denied Cook’s motion, stating his client had benefited financially from the transaction and thus could be charged as a felon.

CoSWAC: Why We Oppose the “Swedish Model”

Is there an alternative? Yes, there is! Full decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex work has been successfully implemented in the Australian state of New South Wales (1999) and New Zealand (2003), leading to significant improvement in the health and safety of sex workers, as well as their interactions with police. This is the model supported by sex workers themselves and by CoSWAC, along with a growing number of organizations around the world.

We Remember: Anonymous. A Teenage Philadelphia “Hooker”

D/17 PHILLY

Lit On Fire. Left In An Abandoned Building. 

“Anonymous Teenage Hooker” had a face and a name, though we don’t know her id.

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ALL THESE MURDERED WOMEN HAVE FACES AND NAMES AND FAMILIES OR FRIENDS WHO LOVED THEM

ESSEX COUNTY JAIL Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 20, is under investigation for the slaying of a teenage Philadelphia hooker whose burned body was left inside an abandoned building in Orange, N.J., WNBC-TV reported Wednesday. Sources told the station that law enforcement was actively investigating whether the suspect might be a serial killer.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-jersey-man-accused-murders-suspected-killing-article-1.2918881

Original artwork of Lady Liberty crying courtesy of Zuchman Studios West Philadelphia. D/17 Flyer by Eris Vale Philadelphia. “Say Her Name” poster SWOP-USA.
Memorial candle photograph flyer  also SWOP-USA

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OOR RTK Sunshine On An $8.00 Criminal Sex Act Involving On-Duty Pa Police Chief

Pa police chief faces misdemeanor charges for patronizing prostitutes, tampering with and fabricating evidence, obstruction of administration of the law or other governmental functions and official oppression. The prostitution count for the female sex worker is punishable by up to a year in prison; the other charges each carry up to two years in prison. WTF?! Seriously?

International Sex Worker Rights Day

Think Pa is pure from police corruption involving prostitution? Western Pa police chief faces - WTF - misdemeanor charges for patronizing prostitutes, tampering with and fabricating evidence, obstruction of administration of the law or other governmental functions and official oppression. The prostitution count for the female sex worker is punishable by up to a year in prison; the other charges each carry up to two years in prison.

HIPS DC Crowdrise 

Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive! Reducing Harm In The Capital: GET HIP to HELP those in the DC Sex Trade!  How does HIPS help? HIV and HEP C testing, care coordination and navigation, PREP, SNS, CRCS, Housing Navigation, syringe access and disposal, safer sex materials, harm reduction, care coordination, linkage to care, treatment adherence , 24-hour hotline, drop in … Continue reading HIPS DC Crowdrise