Residents in the city of Oakland are outraged at prostitutes working their neighborhoods in broad daylight after California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill decriminalizing loitering for prostitution.
People living in the East 15th Street neighborhood are demanding that city leaders do something about the problem.
A news report from KPIX-TV showed prostitutes brazenly standing in the street soliciting customers while Estefani Zarate, a life-long resident, pushed a stroller alongside her child.
“I think it’s inappropriate but we can’t really do much towards them,” said Zarate.
She went on to say she was scared at what her young children witness in the neighborhood and says she often doesn’t have answers to their questions.
“It shouldn’t be introduced at the age of 4 years old that you’re going down the street and you’re seeing women dress like this,” said Marlen Zarate, Estefani’s sister.
Proponents of the law said that the law was too subjective and police officers were targeting minority women, transgender people, and “non-gender-conforming people” disproportionately …