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Sunday, May 4, 2014

"Restricting Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution?"

Jeff Bellin has this post at EvidenceProfBlog:

Earlier this month, various news sources reported on an effort in New York to prohibit the reliance on / seizure of condoms as evidence of prostitution.  The idea is that prostitutes, fearful that condom possession will be used against them in court, decide not to carry condoms.  Or, additionally, that police seizures of condoms (often distributed free by the City) as evidence is counterproductive for obvious reasons.  One story notes that if NY were to pass  this restriction, it would be the first state to do so.  Compelling arguments against the proposal do not spring to mind, although there are suggestions of opposition in the stories.

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