Hawaii isn’t all surfing and sanding and Lost-ing. It’s tough living there, especially if you’re cop, but ESPECIALLY if you’re a cop who wants to have legal sex with a prostitute. That could soon change, though, if the Five-0 convinces “lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations,” because [insert getting lei’d pun here].
Authorities say they need the legal protection to catch lawbreakers. Critics, including human trafficking experts and other police, say it’s unnecessary and can further victimize sex workers, many of whom have been forced into the trade.
It’s not immediately clear how often – or even if – Honolulu police have sex with prostitutes, and authorities assure legislators that internal policies and procedures are in place to prevent that scenario. (Via)
Maybe once prostitute sex is legal, the police will finally get around to solving the Case of the Who Let the Dumpy 50 First Dates Film In Our Otherwise Perfect Tropical Island.