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David Schwimmer Helps NYPD in Stabbing Incident

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | May 27
David Schwimmer, best known for his role as Ross Gellar on "Friends," helped NYPD in an investigation of a stabbing incident involving his neighbor, a robber and a transgender prostitute.

NY Bill Would Bar Condoms as Proof of Prostitution

HIV/AIDS | By David Klepper | Apr 27
New York City spends more than a million dollars every year to distribute free condoms to combat unintended pregnancies and diseases such as AIDS. Yet city police are allowed to confiscate those very condoms as evidence of prostitution.

Canadian Court Strikes Down Anti-Prostitution Laws

INTERNATIONAL | By Charmaine Noronha | Dec 20
Canada’s highest court struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws in their entirety Friday, including against keeping a brothel.

The 11th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 16
On December 17th, public events in 14 U.S. cities and 19 cities around the world will be held to call attention to violence committed against sex workers.

Hip-hop Extends Support to Famed DJ Mister Cee

CULTURE | By Jonathan Landrum | Sep 26
When DJ Mister Cee - one of hip-hop’s pioneering DJs - confessed in a tearful interview to having same-sex encounters with transvestite prostitutes, one of most vulnerable moments came when he said: "Am I still going to be looked at the same way?"

Accused Walmart Prostitute Accepts Plea Deal

WORKPLACE | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 5
An employee of an upstate New York Walmart, arrested on a prostitution charge for allegedly soliciting sexual favors inside the store where he worked, has accepted a deal and plead guilty to disorderly conduct.

China Asks if "Happy Ending" Services Are Illegal

INTERNATIONAL | By Gillian Wong | Jun 29
China’s law enforcers are having an unusually public debate about a delicate topic: Do paid sexual services known as "happy endings" at massage parlors count as crimes if they don’t involve actual sexual intercourse?

Woman Describes Berlusconi’s Bunga Bunga Parties

INTERNATIONAL | By Colleen Barry | May 17
Silvio Berlusconi’s private disco featured not only aspiring show girls performing striptease acts as sexy nuns and nurses, but also dressed as President Barack Obama and a prominent Milan prosecutor.

SFPD Backtracks on Condoms

CRIME | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jan 24
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is keeping a ban on documenting condoms as evidence of prostitution temporary for now, based on an agreement between the offices of the district attorney and public defender.

Surh to Issue Bulletin on Condoms

LOCAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jul 11
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr has announced that condoms will no longer be confiscated as evidence of prostitution by officers.

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