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Crystal DeBoise Writes About Why It’s Wrong for Police to Use Condoms as Evidence

Crystal DeBoise wrote an article for On The Issues Magazine, “Stopping Police and DAs from Using Condoms to Convict Sex Workers.”  An excerpt:

New York State Bill A1008/S323, cosponsored by more than a dozen state senators, would stop police and prosecutors from using possession of condoms as evidence of prostitution in specified criminal or civil proceedings. According to the summary of the bill, it ‘provides that possession of a condom may not be received in evidence in any trial, hearing or proceeding as evidence of prostitution, patronizing a prostitute, promoting prostitution, permitting prostitution, maintaining a premises for prostitution, lewdness or assignation, or maintaining a bawdy house.'”

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