Coconut Poll Readers Survey: To combat illegal sex trafficking, should prostitution be decriminalized for both the prostitute AND the sex buyer? This week we talked about research linking sex trafficking to homelessness and other factors. See our article: … [Read more...] about Coconut Poll: Decriminalize Prostitution?
Last week, the Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women and the Arizona State University Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention released a report on sex trafficking in Hawai‘i. It’s the second in a series examining sex trafficking within the state, and follows the first, released in September, which revealed an “astronomical” online demand for prostitution in Hawai‘i. … [Read more...] about ‘Dedicated to the twenty-two brave people who told their stories of pain and survival’: New report on sex trafficking in Hawai‘i released
“I would also like to share on the record that I called you from home because this morning we had to place our office in formal lockdown, file a police report, and get sheriff escort” Khara Jabola-Carolus, Executive Director of the Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women told me, following a threat of “imminent physical danger” her office received on Friday, Sep. 21. … [Read more...] about ‘Astronomical’ prostitution demand in Hawai‘i, study finds
GREAT ART CLASS! Among the requirements of “Visual Arts 104A” at the University of California, San Diego is that, for the final exam, students would make a presentation while nude, in a darkened room. Professor Ricardo Dominguez (who would also be nude for the finals) told KGTV in May that a nude “gesture” was indeed required (and disclosed to students in the first class) as a … [Read more...] about NOTW: Nude university classes and murder contract law
So the County of Maui paid out $484,000 in overtime for Maui police officers last year, The Maui News reported on Mar. 20 (curiously, the story is not posted on their website). That's nearly half a million bucks in Golden Time. For any manager in the private sector, justifying such expenses would pretty much be impossible. But when you're Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta, it's all … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Hawaii Cops Work Really Hard For Your Money