Former madam Kristin Davis reviews the new Lifetime movie about the "craigslist" killer, which oddly calls the convicted murderer an "alleged" criminal and fails to name his victim.
I believe that prostitution should be decriminalized, if not legalized, so that women who are victims are afforded legal protection and can call the police if they are victimized. Let's not forget that Phillip Markoff was found to have the trophies of dozens of women he victimized. If one of them felt comfortable calling the police, then Julissa Brissman would still be alive and this man would have been caught.
Although we kid ourselves that we live in a progressive society, we are still quite closed-minded. Lifetime did not give Julissa a name because society doesn't place any value on the lives of sex workers. Because they commit crimes, they are automatically deemed to be less valuable members of society.
Whole piece at The Daily Caller here.
Davis ran for governor of New York last time around on a platform of legalizing pot, prostitution, and poker (well, gambling more broadly). She talked to Reason.tv about her libertarian beliefs during the campaign. Check out the vid here.