What’s Current: Winnipeg police are earning the trust of prostituted women while targeting pimps & johns

Gene Bowers Winnipeg Police Service Counter Exploitation Unit (CEU) with Cam MacKid of CEU and Constable Jason Michalyshen discussing Project Create, an initiative to combat the sex trade in Winnipeg. (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press)
Gene Bowers of the Winnipeg Police Service Counter Exploitation Unit (CEU), Cam MacKid of CEU, and Constable Jason Michalyshen discuss Project Create, an initiative to combat the sex trade in Winnipeg. (Joe Bryksa/Winnipeg Free Press)

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Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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