Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fighting Crime by Publicizing, Prosecuting and Victimizing Victims: The Mark Strong Prostitution Case

Author's Note & Update 4/25/13: This post was originally published 1/31/13, several weeks before the Mark Strong trial was resolved. It has been the source of some controversy, probably because I come of sounding like a jerk who is accusing the prosecution of a grand scheme to unfairly punish the johns. That's not what they were trying to do and to the extent that the post serves to attack those people, that is not fair of me. I know the prosecutors involved and respect them as professionals who have never treated me or my clients unfairly. With the benefit of hindsight, several things are worth pointing out: