Asked about Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s recent decision to stop prosecuting many low-level crimes, Guynes said she thought it “is a disservice to those we serve.” She noted that in Chicago, even with partial lack of persecution of prostitution, they were still seeing about 80 percent of the same people arrested. Guynes said in Baltimore, sex work is very coordinated, and because it’s not criminalized, police are not engaging with the people involved, and her organization – called Her Resiliency Center – does not have a chance to engage with the individuals involved in prostitution.

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