Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"In my police career, I met and even developed working relationships with 'working girls.' The work is nothing like Julia Roberts in 'Pretty Woman.' It is deplorable and in many ways degrades and robs the participants of fragile parts of their humanity...
[M]any prostitutes have been forced or coerced into sex trafficking by abusers. Legalization won't stop that. More than likely, male abusers still will profit from trafficking their victims — this time, in legalized locations facilitated and regulated by the government itself.
Legalization would put lipstick on modern-day slavery and call it another step in the liberation of women.
I would say the idea that prostitution should be legalized is wrong. For those few who suggest otherwise, I would argue sex for money is illegal not just because it's immoral, but because it's just plain bad for women at every level."
"Vargas: Legalizing Prostitution Would Do Nothing to Curb Abuse, Degradation of Women," behindthebadgeoc.com, Feb. 26, 2017
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of prostitution, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, prostitution issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Board President, Free Rain, Feb. 2016-present
Columnist, Behind the Badge OC, July 2014-present
President, Board of Directors, Anaheim Cops 4 Kids, Jan. 2014-present
Trainer and Consultant, NSOJ Consulting, Jan. 2011-present
Trainer and Consultant, PMW & Associates, 2001-present
Instructor, California Peace Officers Standards and Training, 2001-present
Co-founder and Board Member, Anaheim Cops 4 Kids, 1992-2014
Captain and Police Officer, Anaheim Police Department, 1980-2010