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.
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Police can touch my what? Sexual interaction with women under investigation for sex trafficking and prostitution? HAWAII: You shouldn’t write any legislation that would allow law enforcement to sexually assault or abuse vulnerable populations in any way and that’s what HB 1902 proposes to do in section 12(5). Legislation like this prevents sex trafficking victims and prostitutes from access to equal protection under the law and the due process protections of the justice system.
A Pa prostitute details stepping back into the industry amidst unexpectedly intense and changing legal and legislative crossfire. Her Year in Review explores the issues of being a victim/Survivor/WORKER.