Thats the advice of San Francisco-based sex worker advocate Carol Leigh, who says cities can cut down on crime and terrorism by having prostitutes patrol the streets.
Leigh figures the presence of prostitutes can deter burglaries, drug dealing and other crimes that thrive on isolated streets.
Its not a new idea. Leigh says law enforcement officials throughout history have used prostitutes as lookouts and informants.
In fact, todays cops regularly pressure prostitutes into reporting crimes but Leigh says its a form of blackmail.
She believes Americas hookers would be more effective enforcers if their profession was decriminalized and they could walk the streets without being branded criminals.
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