Advocates push to stop police from taking condoms - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Advocates push to stop police from taking condoms

Posted: Updated:

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Advocates for sex workers and runaway teens are urging state lawmakers to prohibit police from seizing condoms as evidence of prostitution.

The Access for Condoms Coalition and New York Civil Liberties Union held a "teach-in" in a legislative building on Wednesday to discuss legislation to end the practice.

Under current law, authorities can confiscate condoms as evidence of prostitution-related offenses. Civil rights groups say the policy undermines public health campaigns to distribute condoms, like one operated by New York City's Department of Health.

The New York City Police Department says it's reviewing its practice of confiscating of condoms as evidence.

The bill passed the Assembly last year. No additional votes have been scheduled, but advocates say they want lawmakers to take up the measure before concluding their session next month.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • New York State NewsNew York State NewsMore>>

  • Man arrested for road rage shooting

    Man arrested for road rage shooting

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:15:13 GMT
    An upstate man is under arrest after police say he opened fire on another driver on I-84.The New York State Police say that Masey Moshref, 26, of Wappinger Falls faces a slew of felony charges after the Wednesday evening incident.At approximately 6:28 p.m., police received a 911 call from a driver who said a man driving a green Honda Accord bearing California license plates pulled alongside of his vehicle and displayed a black handgun.The victim says the man fired one shot at his vehicle, str...
    An upstate man is under arrest after police say he opened fire on another driver on I-84.The New York State Police say that Masey Moshref, 26, of Wappinger Falls faces a slew of felony charges after the Wednesday evening incident.At approximately 6:28 p.m., police received a 911 call from a driver who said a man driving a green Honda Accord bearing California license plates pulled alongside of his vehicle and displayed a black handgun.The victim says the man fired one shot at his vehicle, str...
  • Road-trip vacations that don't break the bank

    Road-trip vacations that don't break the bank

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:37:29 GMT
    Last-minute vacations don't need to be a headache or ridiculously expensive, especially if you make it a road trip. Even if you don't have a car, renting one can be an affordable option.Lauren Lyons Cole, a personal finance contributor to TheStreet.com, has some suggestions.
    Last-minute vacations don't need to be a headache or ridiculously expensive, especially if you make it a road trip. Even if you don't have a car, renting one can be an affordable option.Lauren Lyons Cole, a personal finance contributor to TheStreet.com, has some suggestions.
  • Trench collapse traps workers

    Trench collapse traps workers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:56:22 GMT
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
  • LocalMore>>

  • Is clean water a Human right

    Is clean water a Human right

  • Allegation of Bias Sparks New EPA Study of San Jacinto Waste Pits

    Allegation of Bias Sparks New EPA Study of San Jacinto Waste Pits

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:18:28 GMT
    There's been a major development in the battle over a huge toxic waste dump on the San Jacinto River.Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan says the Environmental Protection Agency is being fed science tainted by bias and it appears the EPA is listening and acting on the charge.The half century old Superfund site on the San Jacinto River is the responsibility of International Paper and Houston based Waste Management.As the responsible parties for the tons of poisonous Dioxin stored there, the EPA ...
    There's been a major development in the battle over a huge toxic waste dump on the San Jacinto River.Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan says the Environmental Protection Agency is being fed science tainted by bias and it appears the EPA is listening and acting on the charge.The half century old Superfund site on the San Jacinto River is the responsibility of International Paper and Houston based Waste Management.As the responsible parties for the tons of poisonous Dioxin stored there, the EPA ...
  • Houston Eats: Nara Sushi

    Houston Eats: Nara Sushi

Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices