Prostitutes in Los Angeles have been spotted wearing virtually no clothes during the day, and many people wonder if such “work” empowers women.
Hundreds of prostitutes spent significant time on Figueroa Boulevard after Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) passed the Safer Streets for All Act, the New York Post reported Monday.
The outlet noted that the measure “decriminalized loitering with the intent to engage in prostitution” when 2023 opens.
The images show the women scantily clad standing next to vehicles in the area:
Inside LA’s brazen sex market – where nearly naked women sell for as little as $40 https://t.co/F35B6LkIPO pic.twitter.com/cBOOyc8exF
– New York Post (@nypost) October 23, 2023
“Very dismayed…I thought women were making solid, healthy, reasonable progress in the 70s, 80s and 90s+. Apparently we have regressed…this makes me sad,” one social media user commented on the Job article.
A source told Job that such activities once took place at night, but have become an ongoing problem affecting families driving through the area.
“You go through the alleys, and you see a guy in the middle of the alley and a woman doing (a fellatio). And a mother and her children have to go through that. It’s ridiculous, all this in broad daylight. Only God knows the impact this has on the children who have to see this,” the person explained.
Sources within the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said some prostitutes charge as little as $40, while others sell for $160 or less. Others would make around $1,000 in an evening.
“Under the loitering rules, officers are no longer allowed to stop women to offer help unless they appear to be minors,” the ministry said. Job article read, adding that authorities can refer these women to the Department of Children and Family Services.
But some girls are back on the streets just days after spending time in a shelter or program.
Street prostitution, involving pimps, sex traffickers, child exploitation and violence, has increased significantly in the city due to the law Newsom signed banning arrests for loitering for the purpose of solicitation, Breitbart reported News in January:
As Breitbart News noted this month, the law was one of several sweeping new laws proposed by State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who is also responsible for legislation making California a “sanctuary state” for minors seeking to become transgender through gender reassignment surgery or drugs.
Nearly naked prostitutes have been seen more frequently in California cities since Newsom signed the law. Prostitutes wearing “thongs” outside schools, near highways and businesses have created significant problems for residents of National City.
Mayor Ron Morrison explained, “They wave at people on the highway or, to be honest with you, they lean toward the highway. I don’t know how else to say it; they show off their wares.
According to Joban LAPD official said law enforcement is working to address human trafficking issues on Figueroa Boulevard, where the number of victims has increased, noting that police recently rescued a 14-year-old that a pimp was trafficking in this area.