Skip to comments.Study: Chicago Prostitutes Say They're Forced to Service Police Officers for Free
Posted on 01/11/2008 9:22:24 PM PST by iowamark
Researchers have concluded in a yet-to-be published study of the economics of prostitution in Chicago that the women claim they were forced to service police officers, worked more on holidays and varied pricing based on race.
University of Chicago professor and "Freakonomics" author Steven D. Levitt and sociology professor Sudhir Venkatesh of Columbia University are the authors of the two-year study of street-level prostitution in Chicago's Roseland, Washington Park and Pullman neighborhoods. ...
Prostitutes taking part in the study who were paid $150 a week reported that about 3 percent of the sex acts they performed were "freebies" given to Chicago police officers to avoid arrest.
Police spokeswoman Monique Bond did not respond to requests for comment on the study's finding.
The study found full-time prostitutes made on average less than $20,000 a year....
The study also found white and Hispanic men were charged more, while blacks and repeat customers paid less....
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
This is a disingenuous headline. The whores did # PERCENT of their whoring with cops. Not NEARLY enough for such a headline.
Considering John Lott tore up Levitt in his book Freedomnomics, I place doubt on anything Levitt says.
Got to love the Union benefits.
This is very disturbing if true....the police should be better than this.
It gives new meaning to the term “undercover cop”.
You must remember that this is Richie Daley’s Chicago.
It’s been going forever , everywhere .
Correction . It’s been going on forever , everywhere .
It’s FREE all right: FREE AIDS, FREE clap, FREE herpes, FREE Gonorrea...
I guess the streetwalkers in Chicago keep meticulous business records. Does the IRS consider that 3 percent completely deductible?
How come Obama didn't do anything to stop this, while he himself was in Chicago politics? Woops. He was part of the Machine. My bad. I forgot.
Another Leftist hit piece spewed by the WHORES at FOX.
This could be said of all city’s and all police forces. They are forced to hire from the general public just like every other business. Sadly 2 or 3 cops can taint a whole force.
The study found full-time prostitutes made on average less than $20,000 a year.
Are we supposed to be surprised at this? Or feel sorry for them?
My give a cr@p meter must be broken. It's giving no readings.
tap, tap, tap,...
Nope, that's right. It's working....
What!?! Racism!!!! Then again may they all receive AIDS as change for engaging in this behavior.
Either you don’t live in Chicago or you don’t watch the news reports about the horrendous acts of our city’s finest. They scare the s*@t out of me because they operate above the law, as does our mayor, city council and all of our other “elected” officials. This is no “hit” piece; this is true journalism of the like you won’t find in the NYT or the Tribune. Where the hell are you coming from?
Haha, you posted it first. What discrimination!
Seriously, my guess is those guys are willing to pay more, and these, uh, “ladies” will take as much money as they can get.
3% sounds low to me.
Or “night sticks”.
And the problem is...?
I’m shocked. Shocked I tell you.
Hookers giving freebies to cops. Who knew.
In other news, the earth is round.
“This could be said of all citys and all police forces. They are forced to hire from the general public just like every other business. Sadly 2 or 3 cops can taint a whole force.”
Is there some “other” public besides the “general” public?
The “best” part of this “study” is that we are being asked to believe prostitutes (criminals) at their word, especially concerning smearing those who arrest them.
The $20,000 a year stat also shows that the ho’s work about 4 hours per day. So work a normal shift or work overtime, there is some money to be made. Also, these are the lowest level hookers available. If a hooker was work off the street, you are looking at six figues easily.
Indeed. I don’t think prostitution is legal in Chicago. It’s scary to think the police are making “deals” with the prostitutes as opposed to arresting them. I wonder if they have made deals with drug dealers.
Moral Absolutes Ping!
So, what’s the radio code for gettin’ a freebie from a streetwalker, “10-69” ?
I know. They could make that or more working full time at a restraunt or as a desk clerk. Why destroy their dignity for such little money? I mean, it’s wrong regardless of the amount of profit brough it, but I have no clue why these women would do this for such a small amount of money. Consider all the STDs and risks they are taking. One of these men could kill them!
So out of one hunred cops, three have free sex with whores? 97 do not? 97%? More than 9 times as many cops dont have sex with prostitutes than do have the sex?
I wonder how may FOX empolyees have sex with whores?
A hit piece on cops again.
My thoughts exactly.
It’s probably just supplemental income to the welfare checks.
You can’t cheat a truly honest woman.
“So out of one hunred cops, three have free sex with whores? 97 do not? 97%? More than 9 times as many cops dont have sex with prostitutes than do have the sex?”
Actually, that should be “More than 32 times as many cops don’t have sex with prostitutes as do.”
If true? IF?
I am assuming you are a guy. If you were female you would know about options girls sometimes have when stopped for a speeding ticket.
This is to be expected in a Democratic stronghold, where nothing occurs by merit.
It’s twue, it’s twue!
LOL That’s true.
Good point. Since this is illegal, they wouldn’t report it and therefore wouldn’t be taxed on it. Therefore, they can recieve welfare.
What, are you getting ideas?
If indeed a small percentage of Chicago’s Finest do trade a walk
for some favors...
the sticker on their cars should be
“To Protect And Be Serviced”
Technically, you’re both wrong. 3% of tricks are freebies, not 3% of cops are accepting them. The percentage of cops accepting freebies could be much more or much, much less.
Then again, this IS Chicago...
I have yet to meet that perfect hooker who would be worth my job, my health, and my marriage.
And more and more bad cops not worth risking anything for.....
Ewww. Most Chi-Town cops make enough to get call girls instead of ‘hood Rats. YEECH!
Why do I know this? I had a friend of mine at U of C do her thesis on street walkers in Chicago. This was a decade ago, and I can't find her thesis anywhere online.
There's a surprise. I guess dunkin' donuts isn't what it used to be.
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