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Do as we say, not as we do!
That’s sort of the argument some of Honolulu’s boys in blue are using to keep a RIDICULOUS rule around in Hawaii!
The local police force is fighting for lawmakers in the Aloha State to keep a loophole on the books that allows undercover cops to actually HAVE SEX with the prostitutes they're investigating!
Hawaii authorities argue that they need this legal protection in order to catch criminals who are, you know, doing the exact same thing that they’re doing!
In addition to the blatant hypocrisy of it all, critics are also pointing to human trafficking cases, where police would actually be abusing these victims further and adding to an already serious problem.
"I can understand you're in a drug den, and you have a gun to your head and someone says 'snort this' but [the sex exemption in Hawaii] is so dissimilar from that circumstance on so many levels."
Officials haven’t said how often or if EVER they have used this provision in order to sleep with a sex worker. But Honolulu Police Maj. Jerry Inouye told the House Judiciary Committee that if and when it does happen, it would be regulated by the department and would remain confidential.
What do you think, Perezcious readers? Does a cop REALLY need to have sex with a prostitute in order to get the job done??