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Media Links: Criminalization of Condom Possession in Pittsburgh

6.18.18

LaTasha Mayors. “New Voices Staunchly Opposes Criminalization of Sex Work.” New Voices of Pittsburgh Blog.

http://www.newvoicespittsburgh.org/condomsnotacrime/

Women’s Law Project. “Allegheny County Police Are Arresting Sex Workers For Possessing Condoms.” Women’s Law Project Blog.

https://womenslawproject.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/allegheny-county-police-are-arresting-sex-workers-for-possessing-condoms/

Chelsea Steiner. “Pittsburgh Police Now Calling Condoms ‘Instruments of Crime’ in Bizarre Effort to Arrest Sex Workers for… Having Safe Sex?” The Mary Sue.

https://www.themarysue.com/police-arresting-sex-workers-over-condoms/

Tracy E. Gilchrist. “Condoms Are ‘Instruments of a Crime’ in Pittsburgh Prostitution Cases.” Advocate.

https://www.advocate.com/hiv-aids/2018/6/18/condoms-are-instruments-crime-pittsburgh-prostitution-cases

SWOP Pittsburgh. “Press Release: Sex Worker Outreach Project (SWOP) Pittsburgh Responds to Allegheny District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s Negative Characterization of Local Community Outreach Group and Support for Criminalizing Condom Possession.” tinyurl.com/swoppghresponsetodazappalapr

SWOP Pittsburgh. “SWOP Pittsburgh’s Response to DA Zappala’s Letter.” tinyurl.com/swoppghresponsetodazappala

SWOP Pittsburgh. “Keep Carrying Condoms Legal: Open Letter from SWOP.” Queer Pittsburgh.

http://www.queerpgh.com/keep-carrying-condoms-legal-open-letter-from-swop/

Jamie Martines. “Advocacy Group Calls Out DA Zapalla Over Criminalizing Condom Stance.” Trib Live.  http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13772888-74/sex-workers-outreach-project-pittsburgh-calls-out-allegheny-county-da-zappala-over

6.17.18

Whitney Kimball. “Pittsburgh Sex Workers are Being Charged with Carrying Condoms, or, ‘Instruments of Crime,’ – Raising the Question Who is At Risk. Jezebel.

https://theslot.jezebel.com/pittsburgh-sex-workers-are-being-charged-with-carrying-1826903947

6.16.18

David A. Harris. “Got a Condom, Go To Jail? Police Discourage Safer Sex When They Threaten Sex Workers with Jail For Possessing Condoms.” Post Gazette.

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2018/06/16/Got-a-condom-go-to-jail/stories/201806140024

6.15.18

The Villanova Law Institutie to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation. “Criminalizing the Use of Condoms As Evidence for Possessing an Instrument of Crime.”

https://cseinstitute.org/criminalizing-the-use-of-condoms-allegheny-county-uses-condoms-as-evidence-for-possessing-an-instrument-of-crime/

Jamie Martines. “Advocacy Group Urges DA Zappala To Stop Criminalizing Condoms.” Trib Live.

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13764566-74/advocacy-groups-urge-da-zappala-to-stop-allowing-condoms-as-evidence-of

“Advocates: Criminalization of condoms is poor policy” WPXI. http://www.wpxi.com/video?videoId=770807939&videoVersion=2.0

Megan Harris interviews Megan Guza about recent article on condom criminalization. The Confluence. http://wesa.fm/post/where-does-pa-stand-wake-scotus-voter-registration-ruling

SWOP Pittsburgh. “Press Release: Advocates for Sex Workers Send Open Letter to Allegheny District Attorney Stephen Zappala Opposing Criminalization of Condom Possession.” tinyurl.com/lettertodazappalapr

SWOP Pittsburgh, et al. “Letter to District Attorney Zappala Opposing Criminalization of Condom Possession.” tinyurl.com/lettertodazappala

6.14.18

Megan Harris. “Sex Worker Outreach Project Joins Local Opposition to Controversial Condom Charges.” 90.5 WESA

http://wesa.fm/post/sex-worker-outreach-project-joins-local-opposition-controversial-condom-charges#stream/0

6.11.18

Ryan Deto. “Advocacy Group Holding Public Forum to Discuss Allegheny County Criminalizing Condom Possession.” Pittsburgh City Paper.

https://www.pghcitypaper.com/Blogh/archives/2018/06/11/advocacy-group-holding-public-forum-to-discuss-allegheny-county-criminalizing-condom-possession

6.7.18

Scott H. Greenfield. “Prostitution and the Rubber Option.” Simple Justice: A Criminal Defense Blog.

https://blog.simplejustice.us/2018/06/07/prostitution-and-the-rubber-option/

6.3.18

Megan Guza. “Condoms Criminalized in Allegheny County Prostitution Cases.” Trib Live.

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13690556-74/condoms-criminalized-in-allegheny-county-prostitution-cases

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