The Consensus Statement on "HIV Treatment As Prevention" In Criminal Law Reform
ESPLERP Update for July 2017 Status of the court case: Great news!! The Ninth Circuit has informed our attorneys that oral arguments are slated for October 2017. It looks like the specific date will be between October 10th and 20th, with the exact date being set no later than early August. Our lawyers say that they … Continue reading ESPLERP Update July 2017
Did you know prostitution convictions cannot be expunged in Pennsylvania? At a time when most all other non-violent crimes are being erased from public record, prostitutes are forced into LEAD, Rescue Diversion, must accept a permanent sex crime conviction on their record. SBB connects with PHILLY CAM!
Krasner for DA Endorsement Issued by Global Women's Strike and Women of Color GWS, with Payday men's network, Erotic Services Providers Union (ESPU), and mothers of prisoners & human rights campaigners.
The Anchorage Police Department is fighting a pair of state bills that would criminalize cops who have “sexual contact” with people under investigation. The reason for the opposition, according to Deputy Chief Sean Case, is that there are “very, very limited” situations in which cops need to cross that boundary — specifically, when it comes to undercover investigations of sex workers. Article by Tracy Clark Flory for Vocative; supporting statistics from ISWFACE LA.
Democracy for America chair Jim Dean told PW that the organization’s local affiliated group Philly for Change has “a strong track record of electing progressive candidates who are committed to battling income inequality and structural racism.” We’ll be mobilizing that grassroots support to elect Larry Krasner as Philadelphia’s next District Attorney.” Mums still the word on rumors that billionaire George Soros and his political war chest will come to Krasner’s aid in time for the May 16 primary.
Justice Makes Us Safer. "I believe we need to fundamentally change the current culture within the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. More of the same won’t achieve real justice for victims and other people caught up in our city's criminal justice system.” — Lawrence Krasner
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.
"[ESPLERP v Gascon] is about LIBERTY. It is about the right to be let alone, about controlling one's own destiny, and about limiting the role of the state in certain spheres of our lives."
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?