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Report urges new approach to child prostitution in Oakland and elsewhere

Police and prosecutors should treat juveniles accused of prostitution as victims of crime and abuse and stop arresting these minors and putting them into the criminal justice system, according to a report...
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Black Oakland youth arrested, but not charged, in stunning numbers, report says

by Susan Ferriss, The Center for Public Integrity African-American youth in Oakland, Calif. are arrested — but then not charged — at “vastly disproportionate” rates compared to others, which...