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News, The Snitch FBI Releases Post-Super Bowl Trafficking Stats, But Says It Doesn’t Track the Number of Prostitutes Arrested

FBI Releases Post-Super Bowl Trafficking Stats, But Says It Doesn’t Track the Number of Prostitutes Arrested

As SF Weekly reported a couple of weeks ago, the Bay Area’s anti-human trafficking operations during the Super Bowl were no joke. More than 50 organizations, an army of 5,000 trained volunteers, and a who’s who of federal law enforcement…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The "Perfect Woman" According to San Francisco Men

The "Perfect Woman" According to San Francisco Men

The barely disguised brothel dating-auction website WhatsYourPrice.com, whom you may remember from that time they tried to turn the Dark Knight massacre into a PR opportunity, is back and eager to tell us what kind of prostitute woman is most…
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News, The Snitch Masturbation Not a "Protected Activity," Judge Rules

Masturbation Not a "Protected Activity," Judge Rules

Masturbation will not make you go blind. Legal arcana related to masturbation, however, could do just that. In San Francisco, the "Masturbatathon" is a cherished, local tradition: Men and women are sponsored to jerk and thrust for as long as…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Porn Star Activist Jiz Lee Talks About When and How Sex Workers Can Give Consent

Porn Star Activist Jiz Lee Talks About When and How Sex Workers Can Give Consent

The ethics of consent is becoming a hot, vital topic of discussion in alternative sexuality communities. While talking about consent is something that never quite goes away, especially in BDSM communities, a lot of the dialogue doesn't stray much beyond…
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News, The Snitch Reports of Prostitution Referrals from Berkeley High School Hyped - But By Whom?

Reports of Prostitution Referrals from Berkeley High School Hyped - But By Whom?

​The Berkeley police are disputing a KTVU report last week -- that SF Weekly then blogged -- about the number of possible cases of student prostitutes that Berkeley High School refers to the Berkeley Police Department.Last week, KTVU reported that…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Girls Are Helping Oakland Prostitutes

San Francisco Girls Are Helping Oakland Prostitutes

Last year we wrote about the San Francisco nonprofit Center for Young Women's Development burning -- yes, actually burning -- an unexpected $100,000 check sent to them by Craigslist. The center's executive director, Marlene Sanchez, told us that the center's…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco ♥ Eliot Spitzer

San Francisco ♥ Eliot Spitzer

Eliot Spitzer -- the former governor of New York who resigned after the world found out he paid $4,300 for a high-class, 22-year-old escort -- seemed an interesting choice for a guest speaker at the Commonwealth Club yesterday night. Would…
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News, The Snitch Police Chief Now Says First-Time Johns Won't Be Publicly Shamed

Police Chief Now Says First-Time Johns Won't Be Publicly Shamed

The problem with San Francisco is that people come here to do stuff they think they can't get away with at home. Prostitutes from South Carolina, for instance. This was police chief George Gascon's take,  expressed at a community press…
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News, The Snitch Gascon Defends Plan to Post Photos of Sex Customers. Will DJs Be the Big Winners?

Gascon Defends Plan to Post Photos of Sex Customers. Will DJs Be the Big Winners?

San Francisco already has an award-winning, nationally imitated "John School" that tries to re-educate first time offenders caught in prostitution stings. What's more, the program was lauded by an in-depth Department of Justice Analysis. Now, police chief George Gascon is…
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News, The Snitch Unhappy Hookers: Supervisor Carmen Chu Meets Anti-Harlotry Crusader Melissa Farley Today

Unhappy Hookers: Supervisor Carmen Chu Meets Anti-Harlotry Crusader Melissa Farley Today

Petite, understated, and measured Supervisor Carmen Chu isn't the first person one might choose to face off against crowds of angry hookers. But after months of chaperoning controversial legislation that tightens the City's reigns on massage parlor brothels, Chu has…
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News, The Snitch 'Man with Idea' from Idaho Randomly Obtains SF Weekly's Phone Number, Offers Solution for City's Drug, Prostitution Woes

'Man with Idea' from Idaho Randomly Obtains SF Weekly's Phone Number, Offers Solution for City's Drug, Prostitution Woes

A man named Jack residing in Lewiston, Idaho, this week called the telephone operator and told her, "I need a newspaper because I have an idea and need to tell them some news." Of all the newspapers in all the…
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News, The Snitch California Courts to Prostitute Recruiters: If She's Already Hooking, Go for It!

California Courts to Prostitute Recruiters: If She's Already Hooking, Go for It!

In November, San Francisco failed to pass Proposition K , which would have decriminalized prostitution -- indicating a majority of city dwellers still think it should be illegal to pay or be paid for sex. Yet in a ruling handed…
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News, The Snitch No Dickensian Christmas in SF as Harlots, Peaceniks, Go to Washington

No Dickensian Christmas in SF as Harlots, Peaceniks, Go to Washington

Traditional Christmas in San Francisco is a colorful Charles Dickens pageant of ragtag peaceniks and harlots on Market. Street, in the Tenderloin, and in the Mission. Most years, they recreate the mood of a Victorian-London slum by begging passersby for…
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News, The Snitch Finally, Craigslist Has an (Unofficial) Blog

Finally, Craigslist Has an (Unofficial) Blog

An enterprising group of bloggers have taken it upon themselves to fill what they call, "a gaping hole in the online body politic." They've created a blog focused solely on the Web site that, among other things, helps people fill…
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News, The Snitch Did You Buy Your Spitzer Related Domain Name Yet?

Did You Buy Your Spitzer Related Domain Name Yet?

If you woke up this morning and thought to yourself, "I'm going to buy up every domain I can think of with 'Spitzer' in the title and make my fortune!" you're a few days too late. Valleywag has the complete…
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News, The Snitch Your Inappropriate Sexual Conduct With Minors Roundup

Your Inappropriate Sexual Conduct With Minors Roundup

A Vacaville "team mother" was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old basketball player, a Millbrae teacher stands accused of putting video cameras in the Mills High School girls bathroom, a San Francisco MTA employee has been charged with having…
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News, The Snitch Sex Workers Have a Bone to Pick With Newsom

Sex Workers Have a Bone to Pick With Newsom

Mayor, prostitutes don’t see eye-to-eye…or eye-to-anywhere else By Joe Eskenazi In the last election, the eclectic folks who ran against Gavin Newsom – you remember them – painted the mayor as a man who’d repeatedly prostituted himself for the…
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News, The Snitch Whores and Hipsters: SF Weekly Rides with the Annual 'Sex on Wheels' Bike Tour of SF

Whores and Hipsters: SF Weekly Rides with the Annual 'Sex on Wheels' Bike Tour of SF

The event capped a week of 2007's SF Sex Workers Festival activities that included classes for johns. “Bicyclists and sex workers are both marginalized users of the street.” By Tyler Callister In what looked like a bite-size version of Critical…
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