Vice Squad
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Even Berkeley Votes for "Morality"!

On Tuesday, Berkeley voters were asked to judge all sorts of initiatives. One that Vice Squad has been tracking is Measure Q, which, if passed, would have made anti-prostitution enforcement the lowest priority for the Berkeley police, and directed the city council to push for statewide prostitution legalization. The Oakland Tribune provides the final tally:
After receiving national attention, Measure Q, which would have made enforcing prostitution laws the police department's lowest priority, lost by a 63.9 to 36.1 percent margin. It needed a simple majority to pass.
Measure Q was the brainchild of the Sex Workers Outreach Project; here's their post-mortem.

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