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Does DC sex worker decriminalization proposal also make pimping legal?

A Reddit user who recently discovered the Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019 questions who the bill would truly protect if passed.

Ariane Datil

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Back in June, Councilman Grosso re-presented a bill that would decriminalize prostitution. It’s called the Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019. 

A Reddit user who recently discovered the bill has a lot of question about who it protects, who in government supports it and what the unintended side-effects might be. 

From early 2017 to August of this year, there have been 166 prostitution-related arrests by D.C. police. Of those, 144 were for sexual solicitation and three were for sex trafficking of children.

It’s a highly polarizing topic so feel free to send us your thoughts using the #TheQandA. While you’re doing that let’s get back to answering our Reddit user’s questions.

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