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Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free. Dallas is looking into cracking down on cruising in an effort to put a hines in prostitution and sex trafficking in the city. Aan ordinance already prohibits cruising in certain parts of the prostitute, but an amendment brought to the council Wednesday would extend this to portions of Shady Trail, Harry Hines Boulevard, Walnut Hill Lane and Southwell Road. But Dallas residents and some City Council members compared the ban to "stop-and-frisk," a discredited practice used in other cities that allowed police officers to stop and randomly harry people in certain geographical areas. Opponents blvd the cruising ban could open the floodgates of widespread racial profiling.
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Council member Omar Narvaez, who represents the district the Harry Hines Boulevard corridor encompasses, was one of those critics when the proposal came before the City Council on Nov. He led calls to delay consideration of the plan for a month after raising concerns that drivers could be racially profiled by police. But some say it could unfairly target people of color The City Council will consider whether to allow police officers to stop drivers suspected of participating in prostitution in Northwest Dallas.
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One will allow the law to expire Jan. Also, the police department will have to collect data on the impact of their efforts by Dec. Narvaez also suggested that s be posted at the borders of the intersections that fall into the no-cruising zone to make the public aware of it. He described seeing women and girls as young as 10 forced to solicit sex for money, and said he saw officers giving them help in the hopes of getting them out of the situation.
The goal is to combat prostitution and sex trafficking there. Dallas County reports 9 coronavirus deaths, new cases By Tom Steele. Dallas County reports 9 coronavirus deaths, new cases. Dallas Police Maj. John Madison said officers work with nonprofits to offer free testing for sexually transmitted diseases to people involved in prostitution or sex trafficking. In prostitution cases, they offer victims the opportunity to talk to an outreach worker not involved with law enforcement.
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They also worry that people being forced into sex work could end up being targeted instead and that the enforcement will push the illegal activity to other parts of the city. Between p.
But opponents of the expansion said they are concerned the ordinance could lead to possible civil rights violations that would disproportionately impact people of color. Everton Bailey Jr. Everton covers Dallas city government. The council approved amendments that Narvaez suggested. Lovejoy to vote on closing an elementary campus, as challenges brought on by enrollment, COVID mount.
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Stand with us in our mission to discover and uncover the story of North Texas. How a viral TikTok video saved a downtown Dallas sushi restaurant. By Everton Bailey Jr. The Dallas City Council unanimously approved expanding a law that will allow police to stop and cite drivers spotted circling a section of the northwest part of the city.