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New York City Just Made a Dramatic Announcement Regarding Sex Workers’ Rights

It’s a step in the right direction, but some sex workers say it doesn’t go far enough

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance arrives at federal court for a hearing related to President Donald Trump's financial records on October 23, 2019 in New York City. Lawyers for President Trump on Wednesday urged a federal appeals court to block New York City prosecutors from gaining access to the president's tax returns and business records in a case many suspect will head to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said on Wednesday that his office would no longer prosecute prostitution cases.

On Wednesday, Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. announced that his office would no longer be prosecuting prostitution and unlicensed massage arrests, and that it would be dropping 914 cases dating all the way back to the 1970s. The office also moved to dismiss more than 5,000 loitering for the purpose of prostitution cases, which stem from the highly controversial “walking while trans” statute, which was repealed last February.

In a statement, Vance, who recently announced that he would not be running for reelection, said that his office had come to the decision not to prosecute prostitution cases as a result of discussions with sex worker rights’ advocacy groups.

“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,” he said, adding that by dismissing cases and erasing past convictions, “we are completing a paradigm shift in our approach” to sex work.

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Comment by Michael Hall on April 28, 2021 at 5:25pm

What we need to do is get this racist cracker who’s hiding behind the black power sign kicked off this sight . Goes to show you what a coward he is . Show your face punk . It’s all good you devil because God will send you back to hell were you came from . Talk your bull now but we know who will have the last laugh while you burn in hell for eternity.

Comment by tokkor on April 27, 2021 at 4:48am
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Comment by Bombahdrop on April 26, 2021 at 9:09pm

I wonder if they will put that on their resume "Former Prostitute" {lmao} when looking for a real job that requires them to wear clothes. So does that mean they will fill out a W2 form will they be on a pay roll who will pay them or are they just getting it all from the tricks without the government giving them a paycheck. Ireally can't believe what im seeing and hearing smh The government seriously want to kill its citizens more than they already doing on their own.

Comment by mr1stroke on April 26, 2021 at 1:05pm
Well if you approve i am with you since i am a business man, i am already on board to make money just like i have been on board to make money when they legalize marijuana, anything involve negros spending is jackpot for many of us, i will laugh when they start finding those negros in the woods or dead pn the streets, if you think its bad now just wait for it, but don't worry the same niggers who will be giving you money are the same niggers who will put you in a body bag, after all nobody will care

Niggers in NY dont own land, many of them dont have business license, so the jews, italians, asians, whites will dominate the marijuana business, i dont even live in NY i started apply for certain permits and started sending proposal for my services and promise to give back to the less fortunate communities lol, its a new type of wealth and thanks to niggers for allowing it
Comment by monica on April 26, 2021 at 11:01am
Comment by Jeffrey L Donovan on April 26, 2021 at 7:11am

If some one wants to sell their saltfish, it is theirs to sell. A man takes a woman out many times, then they start spending time with each other, he starts giving her money and things.  Another woman says, don't go around any corners; you want saltfish, and I want money; end of story, so the decision to stop locking up and jailing persons who advertise and sell their saltfish, was a good idea. 

Comment by Al3x on April 26, 2021 at 5:01am
Cy Vance have a undercover gay lover prostituting for him that’s why he’s not going for re-election and don’t want his boy toy to suffer the consequences of soliciting sex. Do what you gotta do snake.
Comment by Andre Blackman on April 26, 2021 at 4:44am
Prostitution is not gonna be legal Dummy. You falling for the okie doke. They are just going to stop any legal consequences for the prostitutes, but they still gonna lock yo ass up if they catch you buying sex. We are now in a war against sex the same way there was a war against drugs and you are the target. They are also passing a law that if you hit or choke a woman during sex you can be charged with assault. You heard it from me first- WAR ON SEX.
Comment by mr1stroke on April 26, 2021 at 2:49am
Lol wait a minute havent i been warning you people prostitution will be legal in NY, what exactly have it been wrong about so far? Seems like everything i predict are coming to reality, the sad part this is the new destruction of the black community, too bad they cant see it, black always in favor of whats against them as long as the white men tell them is good

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