Monday, December 16, 2013

Aggressive Police Tactics Contributing to New Orleans Staggering HIV/AIDS rate

"Sex workers and people suspected by police of engaging in sex work also reported that police use condoms as evidence of prostitution. In stops and searches related to possible prostitution, officers frequently commented on, confiscated, or threatened arrest on the basis of how many condoms someone was carrying. There is no indication that condoms have been used in prosecutions for prostitution; nonetheless, this practice has an alarming consequence for public health."
Report: Aggressive Police Tactics Contributing to New Orleans' Staggering HIV/AIDS Rate

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