Finally they arrested me for prostitution. Then when my mother came to my arraignment they arrested her and charged her with pimping me. The whole time they said they'd drop the charge if I "talked about what i knew". I'm not a snitch - so I took three years probation. The cops continued to tap my phones and follow me around to try and catch me doing something wrong. My attorney warned me about conspiracy charges. He said all anyone had to do to charge me with felony pimping was claim i gave them a phone number. No evidence. Just the word of a "known" prostitute. I said "someone arrested for prostitution" and he said "known". He said if anyone on the streets or media says "that's a hooker" then their word could put me in prison on a pimping charge. Talk of the Town was another escort service out there who had operated for two years - that then revealed they'd really been undercover cops. They arrested over 300 people in one day when they broke the news. No one believed me about Alex, the Beverly Hills Madam, being a snitch until 10 years later when she snitched out Heidi Fleiss. I'm the only one I know of that's been arrested in a high profile case that didn't do time and didn't get re-arrested. i achieved that by staying away from anyone in the sex industry during my probation term.
They were still going out and rounding up prostitutes and putting them into jail and then saying "we need bigger jails". What changed was the FCC in 1995 when they changed the laws. Now the media isn't required to air our media, they turn down our ad money, and reporters tell me they've been told if they print any story about us they'll be fired. While instead they print stories of these outrageously exaggerated numbers of victims, lies there "are no services for them" and then those news clippings are used to get grant money into useless programs - if the money even reaches anyone. In Arizona - the trafficking money went to pay salaries at the DA's office. In Nevada, the trafficking money went to the police and the shelter. Guess who is Nevada Internal Affairs if you want to make a complaint about that? A woman who is head of vice, on the trafficking task force and Internal Affairs. What is she going to do? Take a complaint against herself?
Once they wanted the jails to be over crowded again to justify building bigger newer jails - they wiped out the knowledge that any prostitute, anywhere, without an attorney, without changing the laws, without having to change the law, without having to be in a special program or even have a residential program with a bed open - could simply step up at her sentencing and ask the judge "can I please attend the SWA program instead of jail please?" To which we have not heard a judge refuse yet. Our members have then been able to go back into that same courtroom at the end of their term and we've helped them get their records expunged. Again, no lawyers, and no laws being written. Don't know who would hire you with a record or on probation? We have lists. Need to go back to school but aren't a trafficking victim? We have a list of schools offering scholarships. But now there's people wanting to pass laws about this - suddenly no one knows we exist.
When I went to the Pasadena Police - I was threatened. When I pushed on the CA US Attorney, Karmala Harris - she bailed and is running for Senate. I went to Diane and told her I had all of the evidence needed to go after the head of this operation and she blows me off to talk about "cracking down on trafficking". It's baloney. What is going on is the actual traffickers are trying to force sex workers into not being "independent" or "outlaws" anymore. Tara is feeling what they want her to feel as someone who is not being trafficked. So she's likely to be more willing to turn to off line prostitution where she is likely to be trafficked. Either that or she's going to start thinking about going to work for Dennis who gets a piece of the pie then.
Law enforcement in this country is rotten from the inside out.
One thing that bugs me about news stories like this is that they keep calling myredbook “a site for prostitutes.” Escort review sites are NOT for prostitutes, they are for the JOHNS’ benefit.
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