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Manhattan District Attorney's office to stop prosecuting prostitution cases

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced his office will no longer prosecute prostitution cases, marking a major victory for sex worker advocates. Vance also announced all cases dating back to 1970 will be dropped. Human trafficking expert Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco joined CBSN to explain the nuances of decriminalization and what comes next for sex workers in New York City.
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