This is something that we’ve been dealing with here. There is an ordinance in Phoenix known as the “manifestation law” that says a person can be charged and arrested if they simply LOOK like they COULD be engaging in sex work. This law is deeply fucked, and ends up targeting trans* people of color. In the case of Monica Jones, she was going about her daily life activities when she was wrongfully arrested under this law. There are a lot of twists and turns in this series of events, as Monica is a student at ASU’s School of Social Work, and the Phoenix PD is working in conjunction with this program on a sex-work diversion sting campaign called Project Rose. It’s messy, but here’s a succinct petition that can help us spread awareness on the mess. Please take a look, tell everyone, act.
*runs after garbage truck* WAIT!!!!! YOU FORGOT ME!!!!!
- Rumi (via observando)