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Defund NYPD’s Vice Squad

The NYPD’s Vice Enforcement Division is, in theory, tasked with policing so-called quality-of-life offenses such as consensual sex work, narcotics use, and gambling. But in reality, over the last 50 years, Vice officers have used their badges to exploit, sexually harass, and otherwise terrorize sex workers and their clients, massage workers, and survivors of trafficking. Nearly all of those victimized by Vice are LGBTQ+, people of color, and noncitizens.

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