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Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas has dropped over 1,100 warrants for marijuana and prostitution related charges.

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Opponents of bills to decriminalize prostitution in New York say it will only strengthen the worldwide sex trafficking industry and increase incidents of abuse in New York. Anti sex trafficking groups and their allies spoke out at the state Capitol.

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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is bringing charges against a former portfolio manager in the state’s pension fund, saying he accepted bribes, which included prostitutes and illegal drugs, from two hedge fund brokers.

Should Sex Work Be Decriminalized?

May 12, 2016
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For decades a broad swath of American feminism has tried to crack down on prostitution by promoting laws that punish the clients of prostitutes or punish their pimps.