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Study: Chicago Prostitutes Say They're Forced to Service Police Officers for Free
Fox News ^ | 01/10/2008 | AP

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; freakonomics; leo; prostitution
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An Empirical Analysis of Street-Level Prostitution(48 page pdf)
1 posted on 01/11/2008 9:22:29 PM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

This is a disingenuous headline. The whores did # PERCENT of their whoring with cops. Not NEARLY enough for such a headline.


2 posted on 01/11/2008 9:25:10 PM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: iowamark

Considering John Lott tore up Levitt in his book Freedomnomics, I place doubt on anything Levitt says.


3 posted on 01/11/2008 9:25:23 PM PST by Barney Gumble (A liberal is someone too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost)
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To: iowamark
given to Chicago Police Officers...

Got to love the Union benefits.

4 posted on 01/11/2008 9:25:27 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: iowamark

This is very disturbing if true....the police should be better than this.


5 posted on 01/11/2008 9:27:31 PM PST by Bobalu (I guess I done see'd that varmint for the last time....)
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To: iowamark

It gives new meaning to the term “undercover cop”.


6 posted on 01/11/2008 9:29:00 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Only infidel blood can quench Muslim thirst-- Abdul-Jalil Nazeer al-Karouri)
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To: Bobalu

You must remember that this is Richie Daley’s Chicago.


7 posted on 01/11/2008 9:29:44 PM PST by iowamark
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To: Bobalu

It’s been going forever , everywhere .


8 posted on 01/11/2008 9:29:59 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Just say No to McPain and No to Flip Romney .....VOTE FRED ... Thank you :))
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To: Bobalu

Correction . It’s been going on forever , everywhere .


9 posted on 01/11/2008 9:31:32 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Just say No to McPain and No to Flip Romney .....VOTE FRED ... Thank you :))
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To: iowamark

It’s FREE all right: FREE AIDS, FREE clap, FREE herpes, FREE Gonorrea...


10 posted on 01/11/2008 9:45:58 PM PST by max americana
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To: iowamark
about 3 percent of the sex acts they performed were "freebies" given to Chicago police officers

I guess the streetwalkers in Chicago keep meticulous business records. Does the IRS consider that 3 percent completely deductible?

11 posted on 01/11/2008 9:50:36 PM PST by FoxInSocks
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To: iowamark

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.

12 posted on 01/11/2008 9:50:44 PM PST by BlueDragon (never set out to sea on a boat that has shiny pump handles...)
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To: iowamark

Another Leftist hit piece spewed by the WHORES at FOX.


13 posted on 01/11/2008 10:03:15 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: iowamark

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.


14 posted on 01/11/2008 10:15:35 PM PST by A1 Southern Man (Fred Thompson , the one who can win.)
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To: iowamark
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.

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....

15 posted on 01/11/2008 10:15:41 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: iowamark
The study also found white and Hispanic men were charged more

What!?! Racism!!!! Then again may they all receive AIDS as change for engaging in this behavior.

16 posted on 01/11/2008 10:18:32 PM PST by AbeKrieger (There is a special place in Hell for Lyndon Johnson.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

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?


17 posted on 01/11/2008 10:20:41 PM PST by rebel_yell2
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To: AbeKrieger

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.


18 posted on 01/11/2008 10:27:31 PM PST by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: iowamark

3% sounds low to me.


19 posted on 01/11/2008 10:36:05 PM PST by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Or “night sticks”.


20 posted on 01/11/2008 10:36:12 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: iowamark

Street tax.

And the problem is...?


21 posted on 01/11/2008 10:37:30 PM PST by karnage
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To: iowamark

I’m shocked. Shocked I tell you.
Hookers giving freebies to cops. Who knew.

In other news, the earth is round.


22 posted on 01/11/2008 10:38:57 PM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
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To: A1 Southern Man

“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.”

Is there some “other” public besides the “general” public?


23 posted on 01/11/2008 10:45:27 PM PST by Zauber
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To: iowamark
Could this be why Kerry is endorsing Obama? Does He think the Chicago Machine would be more fun [for him} than the Clinton machine?
24 posted on 01/11/2008 11:01:13 PM PST by PizzaDriver (an heinleinian/libertarian)
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To: iowamark

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.


25 posted on 01/11/2008 11:19:48 PM PST by KJC1
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To: Zauber

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.


26 posted on 01/11/2008 11:37:33 PM PST by lombardalq
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To: Bobalu

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.


27 posted on 01/12/2008 1:17:37 AM PST by Pinkbell (Duncan Hunter 2008 - Protecting and Restoring America)
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To: wagglebee

Moral Absolutes Ping!


28 posted on 01/12/2008 1:18:05 AM PST by Pinkbell (Duncan Hunter 2008 - Protecting and Restoring America)
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To: iowamark

So, what’s the radio code for gettin’ a freebie from a streetwalker, “10-69” ?

Sorry.


29 posted on 01/12/2008 1:21:43 AM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: metmom

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!


30 posted on 01/12/2008 1:21:47 AM PST by Pinkbell (Duncan Hunter 2008 - Protecting and Restoring America)
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To: Pinkbell
One suspects these "ladies" and their johns are not at the high end of the IQ bell curve.

:-)
31 posted on 01/12/2008 1:28:08 AM PST by cgbg (Election 2008: A Long Ride On A Hillarinobama Short Bus.)
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To: iowamark

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.


32 posted on 01/12/2008 6:56:33 AM PST by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Pinkbell

My thoughts exactly.


33 posted on 01/12/2008 7:05:14 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Pinkbell

It’s probably just supplemental income to the welfare checks.


34 posted on 01/12/2008 7:06:04 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: iowamark

You can’t cheat a truly honest woman.


35 posted on 01/12/2008 7:07:44 AM PST by RichInOC ("Honey, we both know exactly what you are. At this point, we're just bargaining over price.")
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To: Bulldawg Fan

“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.”

Qwinn


36 posted on 01/12/2008 7:11:22 AM PST by Qwinn
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To: Bobalu
This is very disturbing if true.

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.

37 posted on 01/12/2008 7:14:45 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Bobalu
This is very disturbing if true....the police should be better than this.

This is to be expected in a Democratic stronghold, where nothing occurs by merit.

38 posted on 01/12/2008 7:25:19 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: iowamark

“...blacks...paid less.”

It’s twue, it’s twue!


39 posted on 01/12/2008 7:41:13 AM PST by wildbill
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To: cgbg

LOL That’s true.


40 posted on 01/12/2008 7:28:24 PM PST by Pinkbell (Duncan Hunter 2008 - Protecting and Restoring America)
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To: metmom

Good point. Since this is illegal, they wouldn’t report it and therefore wouldn’t be taxed on it. Therefore, they can recieve welfare.


41 posted on 01/12/2008 7:29:19 PM PST by Pinkbell (Duncan Hunter 2008 - Protecting and Restoring America)
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To: lombardalq

What, are you getting ideas?


42 posted on 01/12/2008 7:32:53 PM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: iowamark

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”


43 posted on 01/12/2008 7:36:01 PM PST by VOA
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To: iowamark

C.O.B.


44 posted on 01/12/2008 7:38:04 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: Qwinn; Bulldawg Fan

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...


45 posted on 01/12/2008 7:54:06 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: iowamark; Squantos; Horatio Gates

I have yet to meet that perfect hooker who would be worth my job, my health, and my marriage.


46 posted on 01/12/2008 7:56:14 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Larry Lucido

And more and more bad cops not worth risking anything for.....


47 posted on 01/12/2008 9:07:40 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: iowamark

Ewww. Most Chi-Town cops make enough to get call girls instead of ‘hood Rats. YEECH!


48 posted on 01/12/2008 9:10:50 PM PST by Clemenza (Ronald Reagan was a "Free Traitor", Like Me ;-))
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To: wildbill
Knowing the neighborhoods in question, most of the ladies in question are black themselves. Those skanky, smack addicted white and hispanic gals ply their trade on Cicero Avenue or along Wilson Avenue.

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.

49 posted on 01/12/2008 9:13:57 PM PST by Clemenza (Ronald Reagan was a "Free Traitor", Like Me ;-))
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To: iowamark
women claim they were forced to service police officers,

There's a surprise. I guess dunkin' donuts isn't what it used to be.

50 posted on 01/12/2008 9:20:59 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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