Lael Morgan, historian and author of Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush dies at 86. Friend and mentor to The ESPLER Project, ESPU, CUSP, Workers/Survivors and many others.
FEATURE ARTICLE by Rachel West: The Safer Streets for All Act (SB 357), repealing loitering for the intent to engage in prostitution (California Penal code § 653.22), was signed into law by Gov. Newsom on July 1. This code has led to the criminalization of otherwise legal activities like walking or standing in public, resulting in the harassment of Black and Brown, LGTBQ+ communities, mostly women, for simply looking like a “sex worker.” The bill also allows a person convicted of loitering to petition a court for the dismissal and sealing of records.
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Data collected from this research will be used to help draft policy recommendation promoting the health and safety of US sex workers by sex worker rights-led organizations. It will also help identify what barriers sex workers face in accessing services, protecting their sexual health and reporting violence.
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?
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
There is no such thing as a child prostitute. The criminal justice system and legislature have failed to recognize the sexual exploitation that is right in front of us. Our justice system arrests, prosecutes, and punishes minors who are the victims of sexually violent predators.
How Texas’ crusade against sex trafficking has left victims behind: Re/Post of Article by: Morgan Smith Neena Satija Edgar Walters Texas Tribune: When Mia was 16, she walked out of a Houston children’s emergency shelter. She had to go, she told the staff. Her pimp was waiting. It was 2013, the day before Thanksgiving. She … Continue reading Revealing Texas Trafficking Rhetoric
The Community United for Safety and Protection commends Alaska Representative Matt Claman for sponsoring House Bill 112, expanding Alaska’s current sexual assault statute to prohibit police officers from sexually penetrating or having sexual contact with those they are investigating.
Currently, it is only illegal for police to sexually penetrate those who are in their custody.
LEAD reinforces the logic that people who are trading sex or using drugs need intervention from law enforcement. Do we? Lindsay Roth speaks to Tits & Sass about Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion. http://titsandsass.com/diversion-programs-are-for-cops/ Poster c (2016) ISWFACE
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