Prop K News Nov 3rd, 2008

San Francisco Prostitutes, Mayor Clash on Vote to Stop Arrests

Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) — San Francisco may become the first major U.S. city to decriminalize prostitution.

Voters will decide tomorrow on a ballot measure that would stop police from enforcing laws against sex workers and eliminate funding for anti-prostitution programs. The measure, known as Proposition K, may pass, said District Attorney Kamala Harris. She opposes it, as does Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Prostitution on the ballot – Proposition K up for vote in San Francisco


Regulation of what is described as the world’s oldest profession is among the numerous issues that tomorrow’s election will decide. Passage of Proposition K in San Francisco would prohibit the police from investigating a complaint of prostitution or arresting or prosecuting anyone for that activity. An article in the Oct. 6. 2008, edition of the San Francisco Chronicle provided the details on which I am basing this analysis.

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