Prop. K Opponent Comes Clean

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Proposition K opponent finally comes clean.

Wonder if Jeane Palfrey, the D.C. Madame is rolling over in her grave?

http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/05/dc_madams_next_.html

Palfrey said she is donating 10 percent of the revenue she gets from doing
a series of Internet radio interviews to help wrongly convicted prisoners
re-establish life outside of incarceration.  The program, Life After
Exoneration Program (LAEP), helps exonerated former prisoners find homes,
jobs and other support.

Heather Weigand, director of client services for the group, confirmed
Palfrey¹s Pledge and said the money would pay for psychological therapy and
vocation training for exonerated former prisoners.²

³This isn¹t going to be for naught.²  Palfrey said.  ³We¹ve all settled
down.  Lets do some good.²

Here¹s Healther Weigand now opposing Proposition K
<http://espu-ca.org/wp/?page_id=173> , the San Francisco  ballot measure to
stop the enforcement of the prostitution laws against prostitutes and bring
equal protection to sex workers.
http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=3372
<http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=3372>

Š²Heather Weigand, a Prop K opponent, is program manager for Safe House,
which helps provide housing, shelter, food, one-to-one therapy and other
services to women who have been working in prostitution.

Weigand said Safe House wouldn’t be affected by Prop K other than that the
program does send women to the “wonderful” groups provided at the SAGE
Project, which operates the First Offender Prostitution Program with the
police, the district attorney’s office, and other agencies. SAGE likely
would lose funding if Prop K passes because of the contract with the city
for the first offender program.²

FYI Heather Weigand is also founded her own consulting company, Focuzup, a
collaborative criminal and social justice agency that addresses re-entry
issues for the formerly incarcerated.
http://www.sfsu.edu/~news/2007/spring/43.htm

No wonder she kept changing her story every time she showed up at the
political club¹s endorsement meetings to oppose Proposition K.  Some times
she¹d say she was the director of the prostitution safe house funded by the
Network For Ministries, a Presbyterian faith-based project.  Other times
she¹d identify as a justice consultant¹.  In either case, she clearly relies
on the criminalization of prostitutes to make a living and has aligned
herself with the prison industrial complex.

The First Offender Prostitution Program is a scheme operated by the San
Francisco District Attorney’s Office by which mandatory attendance and fines
up to $1000 are required men, women and transgender folks who’ve been
arrested for prostitution if they want to avoid a criminal conviction on
their record that can be used to discriminate in hiring for other positions.
Read more here http://espu-ca.org/wp/?page_id=109