Manhattan DA Ends Prosecution of Prostitution

According to reports, the Manhattan, NY District Attorney has ended the prosecution of prostitution, getting one step closer to full decriminalization. “Over the last decade we’ve learned from those with lived experience, and from our own experience on the ground: criminally prosecuting prostitution does not make us safer, and too often, achieves the opposite result by further marginalizing vulnerable New Yorkers,” District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. “By vacating warrants, dismissing cases, and erasing convictions for these charges, we are completing a paradigm shift in our approach. These cases — many dating…

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