VICE: The Woman Who Fought and Won Against New York’s Special Prostitution Courts

Out now is a follow-up to Molly’s special report from 2015 on New York City’s prostitution courts. Includes a new interview with the amazing  Love.



When Love was a sex worker in Hunts Point, she said, police knew where women like her lived, and snatched them whenever they ventured outside—whether they were doing sex work or not. Because many of these women were poor, and some had problems with pimps or addiction, they made deals with prosecutors rather than try to fight. One lawyer familiar with the courts told me that, even in the rare occasions when an undercover officer was caught making a false arrest, he suffered no professional consequences beyond embarrassment.


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