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California agrees to compensate 14 raped sex workers
Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 03/21/2014 | DON THOMPSON

Posted on 03/21/2014 1:38:26 PM PDT by artichokegrower

A state board on Thursday granted 14 rape victims who had been working as prostitutes the right to be compensated, the first such action since it reversed its policy on the issue last year.

The California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board took the action on behalf of women whose claims had previously been denied. The victims' next step is to submit the amount of compensation they are seeking.

(Excerpt) Read more at santacruzsentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: crime; prostitution
Erotic Service Providers Union


Who knew that this organization existed?

1 posted on 03/21/2014 1:38:26 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Look for the Union label.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 1:40:26 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: artichokegrower

I just want to know when a class action lawsuit is going to result in the requirement tattoo warning label. You know, kind’a like on cigarettes. They should also warn about the danger of second hand hookers.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 1:45:22 PM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: artichokegrower

“The program gets its money from fines and restitution paid by criminals, as well as federal matching funds.”

In other words the money comes from taxpayers. Fines and restitution would go to the government. Federal matching funds is taxpayer money.

Don’t you feel good knowing your money is going to prostitutes.

Even if you never use their services.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 1:46:02 PM PDT by detective
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To: artichokegrower

They use be called:

Fornicators Union of California Keeping Everyone Regularly Satisfied.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 1:47:24 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: artichokegrower

As libertarians say.

“Give us our social liberalism and Sodom and Gomorrah today, and we will gladly end welfare and social programs and, on Tuesday.”


6 posted on 03/21/2014 1:47:28 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: artichokegrower

If I were to hire a California hooker I would give her a card with the phone number of the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, and then I would ask for a 50% discount.


7 posted on 03/21/2014 1:49:29 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: detective
Don’t you feel good knowing your money is going to prostitutes.

The IRS is the best example, except they screw us, not the other way around....and it is NEVER a happy ending.

8 posted on 03/21/2014 1:49:52 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: detective

“Don’t you feel good knowing your money is going to prostitutes.”

Like congressional salaries?


9 posted on 03/21/2014 1:52:33 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: detective

In California our legislators provide this out of professional courtesy.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 1:55:32 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower
rape victims who had been working as prostitutes the right to be compensated

Why does "double dipping" come to mind.

I guess it would depend on the circumstances of the rape. But wouldn't rape be very hard to prove under any conditions?

11 posted on 03/21/2014 1:59:27 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: artichokegrower

What about drug dealers that get robbed? Are going to get compensation as well?


12 posted on 03/21/2014 2:05:13 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: artichokegrower

I hope their pimps get a cut.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 2:05:20 PM PDT by moovova
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To: artichokegrower
Most of the 14 victims were raped in vehicles or hotel rooms, said Jon Myers, the board's deputy executive officer.

Seems likely enough? 'Cause when a prostitute accompanies you to a vehicle or hotel room, you KNOW she is an unwilling participant?

14 posted on 03/21/2014 2:05:22 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: artichokegrower

Bank teller says to the hooker, “I’m sorry miss but this check is no good.” The hooker yells, “I’ve been raped!”


15 posted on 03/21/2014 2:07:03 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: artichokegrower

So what are the damages? Their regular rate?


16 posted on 03/21/2014 2:08:19 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: scripter

Santa Cruz Sentinel ping...


17 posted on 03/21/2014 2:14:15 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Yo-Yo

“Look for the Union label.”

Tramp stamp?


18 posted on 03/21/2014 2:24:29 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: artichokegrower

How about yobs whose hands get injured while beating on the elderly? Don’t they deserve something? And home invasion robbers who get hurt when home owners fight back? There’s an unlimited number of criminal occupations that deserve California’s tax money.


19 posted on 03/21/2014 2:31:37 PM PDT by Seruzawa (I kick @ss for the Lord!)
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To: Defiant

Likely hospital bills.

Generally most rapes of prostitutes are violent offenders looking for someone to hurt who can’t just go to the cops. Ergot, find someone also in crime. A prostitute. A bookie. A drug dealer.

Yes all of those are doing something wrong. Doesn’t make rape less violent. And with someone who wants just to hurt somebody else well, when the clothes come off they know they aren’t armed.

Another factor in the rape of prostitutes is people with obvious physiological conditions that can be seen when they disrobe. The clothes come off and there are the running sores or scabs or track marks. Of course the prostitutes try to back out.

There are a lot of other factors in play, but those are several of the big ones.

They need help getting out of the life they are in, but raping them is not okay.

There are two prostitutes in the genealogy of Christ, and God chose who would be in that number. Doesn’t make them sinless, but it does tell who God came to redeem.

Did you want an answer with some thought to it, or did you just desire to imply that the people who rape prostitutes aren’t really doing anything wrong?


20 posted on 03/21/2014 2:32:56 PM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd
There are two prostitutes in the genealogy of Christ

One that I'm aware of, and one that posed as a prostitute but wasn't.

21 posted on 03/21/2014 3:10:42 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Defiant
I was being facetious, not condoning prostitute rape. You are entirely too solemn in your daily life. Relax a little, Francis.

I was making note of the situation that raping a prostitute is simply forcing someone to perform their profession for free, like pointing a gun at a mechanic and forcing him to clean your carburetor. You posit violence and injury to the victim. That is a different matter, not included in what a prostitute normally does. I didn't suggest that a person who has been injured should not be compensated or should not be protected.

22 posted on 03/21/2014 3:27:39 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Stormdog

“Look for the Union label.”

That settles it. I’m moving to a right to work state.


23 posted on 03/21/2014 3:31:51 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: Sherman Logan

On the contrary.

She dressed the part, and went to the crossroads seeking to concieve a child. She was willing to go to that length (though Judah had a responsibility to provide her with an heir) and she took payment.

In Genesis 38:26 Judah says that Tamar is more righteous than he, not that what she did was righteous.

Broken people all around.

As am I.


24 posted on 03/21/2014 3:37:49 PM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

To my mind that was her pretending to be a prostitute. She did not accept payment, she took a pledge in lieu of payment, which she never received.


25 posted on 03/21/2014 3:42:56 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Yo-Yo
Look for the Union label.

Putting a more positive spin on that, they're "board certified."

26 posted on 03/21/2014 3:50:51 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Yo-Yo
"...Look for the Union label..."


27 posted on 03/21/2014 4:04:39 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: artichokegrower

Well then I demand compensation for being raped by the government!


28 posted on 03/21/2014 4:49:51 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: MrEdd

Your argument falls flat on it’s face in the real world ... I used to work nights in a bad area of town and listened to the police scanner for entertainment ... I guarantee you the scenario in reply #15 (below)
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Bank teller says to the hooker, “I’m sorry miss but this check is no good.” The hooker yells, “I’ve been raped!”
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was one I heard at least twice a week .. not checks of course but the hookers would call the cops and cry rape if they felt the least bit slighted. They just need to learn to suck it up ,, it’s a job hazard ... absolutely no different than having someone complain about your restaurants food just to get a free desert or their meal comped. At least the hookers have lost nothing but a little time unlike the restauranteur.


29 posted on 03/21/2014 6:47:33 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Neidermeyer

No, it does not.
I work with a meeting of prostitutes in a methodone rehab on Wednesdays.
Both real rapes amd false accusations are real things that happen, in the real world. And thefts, and rolling passed out Johns for that matter.

Unlike your goofy porn inspired fantasy both happen in real life: one does not preclude the other. Prostitutes are raped and murdered afterwards frequently.

The clue we have here, which you personally seem to gloss over is tbat in the case of this article, criminal convictions were obtained. Realistically the only way that happens even in Cali is for the men to have hurt the girls bad enough for the hospital to take a rape kit seriously, or for the rape to be interrupted, or for the idiots to brag about it, or if there was camera footage. Otherwise the rapes would have produced reasonable doubt because of the types of incidents you are focusing on.


30 posted on 03/21/2014 7:17:41 PM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

You can never prove rape when it’s a job function ,, just lack of payment ,,, the violence on the other hand is actionable ... you need to stick to what is actionable.


31 posted on 03/22/2014 8:46:11 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Neidermeyer

You can never prove theft when selling is a job function.

An interrupted act against a resisting subject, or such an incident captured on camera proves it.

As do cases where the assailant has visible signs of disease. I suppose that there are people stupid enough to believe that herpes sores or AIDS that has reached the visible point or a large rash isn’t a deal breaker for most prostitutes. You certainly maintain a belief in that point.

Most people are more aware of reality than that. Prostitutes do have standards, as regarding their health and safety.

They won’t take a John they know is violent either.

Your obsessed belief that any prostitute would have sex with any client (no exceptions) will fortunately keep you off juries.


32 posted on 03/22/2014 9:24:14 AM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Just yanking your chain Mr Ed., lighten up , you’re not responsible for these womens decisions , they are. The pro’s I see walking on Hwy 441 do not have standards, they have a need for meth. I’m glad to hear the HIV+ methadone prescribed beauties in your group are so discerning, it’ll surely keep them out of trouble.

Your projections about my thoughts are inaccurate.


33 posted on 03/22/2014 3:39:54 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: MrEdd

34 posted on 03/22/2014 3:49:06 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Sherman Logan
she took a pledge in lieu of payment

A pledge which she publicly returned to its owner.

35 posted on 03/22/2014 3:57:55 PM PDT by thecodont
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