Deborah Jeane Palfrey On Law Enforcement & Sex Workers

Susie Bright did a very comprehensive & gutsy interview with Palfrey, and its transcript yields this fantastic bit on the police & misogyny:

These cops — the vice cops, you know, the lowest on the food chain at the police department — they love to go after defenseless women. You know, it’s, it’s… It is something that I want to explore when this is all over — when my actual civil/criminal case is all over. I am even talking to some folks right now about putting together a documentary on what the police have done, do, and will continue to do to defenseless women in this country involved in the sex industry.

The very first person who emailed me when this all broke was a woman. And the subject header was: “My mother is an ex-madam.” She went on to explain who she was, and the terror that she, her mother, and her family experienced at the hands of the police. This particular email was followed up by many many others, all having their own little monikers. Some were very well-known madams who have stories to tell that will make your blood curdle.

One of those emails was mine. I’m sure some of them were yours, too. Anyone care to share? Or muse on what may have been in those many complaints against the cops?

2 Responses

  1. If I where in law enforement I would try to stay away from vice. Our le should go after real crimminals.

  2. […] talked to the DC Madam and the story suddenly felt accessible to us. Web-based radio shows and other bloggers were actually interviewing Jeane Palfrey, ABC News interviewed us about our first […]

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