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In Massachusetts, police were found to arrest women for prostitution-related offenses far more frequently than they arrest men.
The laws themselves are discriminatory: a woman can be arrested for prostitution by standing on a street corner with intention to sell, but johns can only be arrested if they’re caught discussing payments in exchange for sex.
However, neighboring countries, including Norway, have seen a drastic increase.
Legalize and Decriminalize Opponents of the Swedish model say that while selling sex there is no longer illegal, the law still serves to stigmatize those who are working in prostitution, as evidenced by the 2013 murder of Eva Marree Smith Kullander.
Between 20, 150 arrests resulted in 13 sex trafficking convictions.
Similar measures are underway in Minnesota and Washington.
It’s too early to tell if last summer’s arrests have resulted in a decrease in trafficking and prostitution, but Taina Bien-Aimé, executive director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, says that the movement to target pimps and johns rather than those working in prostitution is an important shift, albeit slow going.
New York’s 2008 Safe Harbour Act grants sexually exploited youth access to court protection and social services.
Prostitutes have cited a “fear of increased violence,” and “actual violence,” and have been forced to work in more clandestine locations that may expose them to greater danger.
The government’s 2010 Skarhed Report admits that it does not have enough reliable knowledge to draw conclusions about the overall effectiveness of the law on sex trafficking in Sweden.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, whose Chicago office helped direct the operation, has said that there would be no prostitution without demand.
In the clip below from episode one of the Independent Lens 3-part series A Path Appears [premiering on PBS Monday, January 26th — check local listings] watch Sheriff Dart’s officers coordinate a sting operation that ensnares one john after another ahead of Super Bowl Sunday.
“And we can’t just say, ‘we won’t arrest you, but you have no other alternatives.’ People need housing, medical care, and psychological services.