No more arrests for sex workers in New York, de Blasio says

Mayor Bill de Blasio broached a few heavy topics in his morning briefing Tuesday, March 16, when he spoke on the realities of sex trafficking, the need for decriminalization of sex work,  and more protections for sex workers in the city. 

De Blasio said that how sex workers are treated in the legal system needs to change, starting with an “aggressive” coordinated approach to stop sex trafficking. He emphasized punishing traffickers while supporting survivors with city resources. 

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