MORE: As loitering and curfew arrests decline nationwide, Philadelphia's use of the tactic stands out. Shows Good Morning America.
The city plans to focus on pre-arrest models, such as offering "community-centered services to sex workers without conducting arrest as a condition of receipt," as opposed to offering services after arrests, as is the current model. On Tuesday, de Blasio urged state lawmakers to decriminalize sex work and he unveiled police reforms that would review procedures the New York City Police Department uses to identify and investigate human trafficking.
The loitering for the purpose of prostitution law was repealed last month out of concern it too often targeted women, trans people and people of color based solely on their appearance. World News Tonight. Top Stories.
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It is no longer viewed entirely as a crime, but often as a consequence of sex trafficking. Alternate juror in Chauvin trial speaks out Apr 22, PM. ABC News Live. The request came as prosecutors across the country are rethinking their views of prostitution.
What Would You Do? Sections U. Virtual Reality. Queens, New York, District Attorney Melinda Katz moved on Tuesday to dismiss nearly cases against people charged with loitering for the purpose of prostitution.