Hookers Stay in Hiding - San Fran Votes Against Legalizing Prostitution | NBC New York

Hookers Stay in Hiding - San Fran Votes Against Legalizing Prostitution

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    Proposition K lost by an overwhelming majority as San Franciscans rejected the measure that would have legalized prostitution in the city.

    Not quite everything goes in San Francisco.

    Voters in this liberal bastion have turned down a measure that would have barred police from arresting prostitutes.

    San Francisco couldn't technically legalize since it's against state law, but Proposition K would have barred local authorities from investigating, arresting or prosecuting anyone for selling sex.

    Advocates say the measure would have freed up to $11 million the police spend each year arresting prostitutes, and allow sex workers to form collectives to defend their rights and safety.