Sex workers in Manhattan to get a pass while their clients don't

Article here. It's like not prosecuting sellers of illicit drugs but prosecuting the buyer. Excerpt:

'The Manhattan district attorney’s office announced Wednesday that it would no longer prosecute prostitution and unlicensed massage, putting the weight of one of the most high-profile law enforcement offices in the United States behind the growing movement to change the criminal justice system’s approach to sex work.

The district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., revealed the new policy as he appeared virtually in court to ask a judge to dismiss 914 open cases involving prostitution and unlicensed massage, along with 5,080 cases in which the charge was loitering for the purposes of prostitution.
The office will continue to prosecute other crimes related to prostitution, including patronizing sex workers and sex trafficking.'

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