WTF: Hawaii law lets police have sex with prostitutes
Talk about about getting screwed by the police TWICE. I don’t think there is any reasonable reason to think undercover police officers need to have sex with the prostitute to arrest them.
Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations, touching off a heated debate over the provision.
Authorities say they need the legal protection to catch lawbreakers. Critics, including human trafficking experts and other police, say it’s unnecessary and can further victimize sex workers, many of whom have been forced into the trade.
It’s not immediately clear how often — or even if — Honolulu police have sex with prostitutes, and authorities assure legislators that internal policies and procedures are in place to prevent that scenario.
But experts say the exemption invites abuse and police can easily do their jobs without it.
The Hawaii bill that sparked the debate goes before a Senate committee Friday.
Posted on March 21, 2014, in Bizarre & Weird, News & Politics and tagged Honolulu police, Honolulu Police Department, Honolulu police officers, undercover police officers. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on WTF: Hawaii law lets police have sex with prostitutes.