Condoms As Evidence … of Police Endangering Public Health

Currently in the state of New York, police and prosecutors use condoms as evidence of prostitution-related offenses, including the murky crime of “loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense.” Even when they don’t use condoms as evidence to aid them in making arrests and convictions, in the process of doing their stop-and-frisks […]

To Catch a Killer, Give Amnesty to Sex Workers

In the week leading up to December 17, 2010–the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers— the remains of four women, all of whom were involved with sex work, were discovered on a beach in Long Island. Since the end of March, the remains of six more bodies have been found in the same area. The […]