Police urge lawmakers not to end law allowing them to have sex with prostitutes

By: Michael Lotfi
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HONOLULU, March 23, 2014– Hawaii police are urging state legislators to maintain a law that allows undercover police to have sex with prostitutes during investigations.

According to the Associated Press, the move by police officials has sparked a fierce debate.

Police officials claim they need to be exempt from prostitution laws so that they may catch criminals in the act by having sex with prostitutes themselves.

Police will not say how often, or even if, they have used the provisions allowing them to have sex with prostitutes. They assured legislators that internal policies were in place to prevent officers from “abusing the power”.

Expert Derek Marsh says the exemption is “antiquated at best” and that police can easily do their jobs without it.


“It doesn’t help your case, and at worst you further traumatize someone. And do you think he or she is going to trust a cop again?” asked Marsh, who trains California police in best practices on human trafficking cases and twice has testified before Congress on the issue.

The Hawaii bill cracking down on prostitution was originally written end the sex exemption for officers on duty, but was amended to restore that protection after police provided testimony. The amended bill has passed the state House and went before a state Senate committee Friday.

Hawaii’s law allowing police to have sex with prostitutes is simply another illustration of how police officers are placed above the law.

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Michael Lotfi is a Persian-American political analyst and adviser living in Nashville, Tennessee where he works as the executive director for the Tenth Amendment Center (TN). Lotfi founded TheLibertyPaper.org, which is an online news source that is visited daily by readers in over 135 countries. Lotfi also writes a column at The Washington Times called "American Millennial". Lotfi graduated in the top 5% of his class with top honors from Belmont University, an award winning, private university located in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • pete

    Wow!

  • Enema Of The State

    While their at it, why not make it legal for a cop to murder someone, so they can make a stronger case against someone for hiring a hitman. I Wonder if they apply this technique equally to males, transvestites, crack heads, and escorts.

    • Word

      “While they’re at it, why not make it legal for a cop to murder someone”
      Legal or not, they get away with it all the time.

      • dozr

        im sure he meant get paid by someone to kill a 3rd person to arrest the first person for hiring a hitman :D. But yea cops get away with murder all the time.

      • 7LibertyForAll

        Legal but definitely not lawful…

  • Ory Browne

    We are in a new era, where any and every perspective and rational is considered valid. Politicians do it, government officials do it, criminals do it. Every situation has a loophole and an exception. Society can no longer see the intent of a law as a stopping point, rather it is the point where it assists and guides the corrupt minded to exploit for self interest.

  • Old News

    In Multnomah county Oregon, (Portland Area) the courts have been confiscating the property of men who hire prostitutes for decades now. They take your automobile, your money, your house and bankrupt you with attorney’s fees and court costs.
    The prostitutes are never even booked on charges.
    Prostitutes are making the county a fortune and they operate with impunity. They also service the cops, judges, public servants and lawyers who run this extortion racket.
    All that is required for you to be outraged by this criminality is that you be a descent human being, which is why so few care about this injustice.

  • Joseph Slabaugh

    They should just legalize it already.

  • Zone Television

    What’s becoming of the (gross) domestic product of the USA ? It used to things that were useful and helpful to people. Now it looks like our only commodities are sex, drugs and really bad music.
    If this is any indication of a market trend I’d say we’re heading for serious trouble. The United States was once a beacon of hope, now it’s becoming a secular a red light district for sale to the highest bidder. Pathetic really.

    • MLA

      Prostitution is the oldest commodity of all time–nothing has changed, it only appears more prevalent nowadays because there is more coverage on it.

  • Ramirez Andre

    I use to own the largest exotic dance agency in California. The sheriff dept. conducted a sting operation, and a couple of dancers decided to go the extra mile. I was facing 63 years in prison, because cops where engaging in sex acts.

  • ccreamer_22

    The cops get to legally have sex with a prostitute before arresting them. Seems legit.

  • https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSOIssues Sex Offender Issues

    Next they’ll want the ability to have sex with kids to carry out an “investigation!” –> http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/search/label/CrimePolice

    • Disgusted

      They are already having it. Many of these prostitutes ARE minors caught up in sex rings and made to look older than they are. This is disgusting. Creepy undercover police having sex with minors. These police are pedophiles!!!

  • ObamaBinLyin

    I wonder how many people become cops just because they can’t get laid otherwise.

  • http://the--realist.blogspot.com Phil Gwinn

    I guess that’s the job to have in Hawaii so you can get the kamaeina

  • Gregory Alan of Johnson

    Hypocrisy!!
    Is it not beyond time to de-fund and de-authorize municipal corporations as governing authority?!?

  • casterofpeals

    the jist is: police want the right to steel from an industry they don’t want others to engage in