Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"Alaska Cops Defend Their 'Right' to Sexual Contact With Sex Workers Before Arresting Them"

Via Reddit“It's incredibly traumatic to be tricked into having sex with someone who stops in the middle and puts you in handcuffs and takes you against your will to be locked up in a jail cell,” explained Terra Burns, one of the founders of Community United for Safety and Protection (CUSP), a group of current and former sex workers, sex trafficking victims, and allies working towards safety and protection for everyone in Alaska's sex trade. “Women have told me that years later they still have PTSD symptoms when they see a police car.”

But police in Alaska say that if they can’t touch sex workers at all, they have no chance of conducting successful undercover investigations. The problem with the bill, Alaska cops explain, is that their covers will be too easily blown by savvy sex workers who know what officers are and are not allowed to do, and employ a tactic called “cop checking” to sniff them out.

"(In an undercover investigation) they ask one simple question: 'Touch my breast.' OK, I'm out of the car. Done. And the case is over," Anchorage Police Department Deputy Chief Sean Case told the Alaska Dispatch News in a hypothetical example. "If we make that act (of touching) a misdemeanor, we have absolutely no way of getting involved in that type of arrest."

(Link to more of the story)


Trooper York said...

Lem it is only a problem for cops.

You can touch sex workers. No problem.

edutcher said...

OK, but do they still get combat pay?

ampersand said...

I thought they just rubbed noses up there.

ampersand said...

If you keep rubbing your own nose will you go snow blind? Asking for a friend.

ricpic said...

The Tell

Savvy sex workers
Sniff out cops --
Lousy tippers
Ten percent tops.

AllenS said...

It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it.