Project ROSE Is Arresting Sex Workers in Arizona to Save Their Souls | VICE United States

This is wrong on so many levels. Please, someone explain to me how this plan was thought through, organized and executed, because I don’t see how in any country this could be allowed to happen.

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Project ROSE is a Phoenix city program that arrests sex workers in the name of saving them. In five two-day stings, more than 100 police officers targeted alleged sex workers on the street and online.  They brought them in handcuffs to the Bethany Bible Church. There, the sex workers were forced to meet with prosecutors, detectives, and representatives of Project ROSE, who offered a diversion program to those who qualified. Those who did not may face months or years in jail.

In the Bethany Bible Church, those arrested were not allowed to speak to lawyers. Despite the handcuffs, they were not officially “arrested” at all.

via Project ROSE Is Arresting Sex Workers in Arizona to Save Their Souls | VICE United States.

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3 thoughts on “Project ROSE Is Arresting Sex Workers in Arizona to Save Their Souls | VICE United States

  1. WTF – sorry for the profanity but WTF. Umm I’m sure I’ve heard somewhere about “The land of the free…” I thought that was the US – nope that’s all I’ve got – I’m going to go look this up on the net and ponder how the hell something like this could have not only been suggested but endorsed.

    Oooh lucky I have rant free weekends but this may just keep simmering until Monday, depends what I find on the look-up. Thanks for sharing this – people need to know about this kind of …. whatever the hell it is.

  2. Each time scenes like these repeat, they just re-emphasize the treatment of women as chattel. Do we see equivalently-“guilty” groups of males–the Johns–rounded up, shackled, and “unofficially arrested” by officials of the state while THEIR redemption is discussed?

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