175x83_RTA-5042-1996-1400-1577-RTA What is Coyote?

Coyote was founded in 1973 to work for the repeal of the prostitution laws and an end to the stigma associated with sex work. In addition to engaging in public education regarding a wide range of issues related to prostitution, COYOTE has provided crisis counseling, support groups, and referrals to legal and other service providers to thousands of prostitutes, mostly women. COYOTE members have also testified at government hearings, served as expert witnesses in trials, helped police with investigations of crimes against prostitutes, and provided sensitivity training to government and private non-profit agencies that provide services to prostitutes.

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What is Coyote RI?

Coyote RI is a New England-based group founded by Bella Robinson and based on Coyote core principles.

Coyote RI mission statement

Indoor sex work was decriminalized in Rhode Island in 1979 due to Margo St.James filing a class action suit to challenge the states prostitution laws and the case was dismissed after a federal judge revised Rhode Island prostitution laws. However in 2009 Rhode Island voted back in to criminalize all prostitution, so we call back into action Coyote Rhode Island (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics).

While we oppose society's Moral Witch Hunt against us and laws that criminalize us, we are aware that sex workers must live in the real world. At it's best, that world disrespects and ostracizes us; at it's worst, it seeks to exploit and even harm us.

The Rhode Island chapter of Coyote is here to offer a safe harbor from that world.

We believe adult providers can make the best choices for themselves without interference from law enforcement on the one hand nor do-gooders who want to "help" us against our will on the other hand.

If you need resources and support you will find that here. If you choose to leave this business, we seek to provide you information on the best resources that can assist you transition to another lifestyle. We respect each provider's right to choose for herself.

We vehemently oppose all forms of human trafficking and child prostitution. The victims of these crimes deserve our compassion and support; those who exploit others in such a manner deserve severe punishment.

We advocate for laws that make sense to protect our youth rather than continuing the Moral Witch Hunt against consenting adults.

Our goal is to reducing harm by education and decriminalizing indoor consensual sex work between consenting adults.

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Thanks

Coyote RI is indebted to Norma Jean of Coyote LA for her many years of hard work on behalf of all sex workers. She is an inspiration!


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GRAND CHUTE ? Police arrested three women and two men Friday as part of a prostitution investigation at Motel 6, 210 Westhill Blvd. A 29-year-old Green Bay woman was booked into the Outagamie County Jail on charges of prostitution, child enticement ...
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Battle Creek prostitution sting targets customers - Battle Creek Enquirer


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Four men looking for prostitutes were arrested in a Battle Creek police sting Wednesday. Sgt. Jeff Case said police placed an online posting on a site called Backpage offering one or two or three women to "entertain U and satisfy your needs." Case said ...

Oaklyn police charge 2 with prostitution near ballfield - Cherry Hill Courier Post


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OAKLYN ? Two off-duty police officers coaching a Little League team Tuesday noticed a bit more action away from the field than on it, resulting in the arrest of two people on prostitution charges. Oaklyn Police say at around 6:42 p.m. Tuesday, Dayna L.
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Cal announced Friday it will not renew the contract of assistant coach Pierre Ingram, who was arrested this month for solicitation. The April 16 arrest was part of a prostitution sting, leaving a black eye on a program that has worked hard to clean up ...
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20 men charged in Romeoville prostitution sting - Chicago Tribune


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About prostitution, he said, "It isn't a victimless crime. There are people who suffer." Arrests ranged from as early as 11:07 a.m. to as late as 7:35 p.m. Six arrests each were made March 25 and 27. Four were arrested March 24, three March 26 and one ...

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Hoover cracks down on prostitution, arrests five in undercover sting - Alabama's News Leader


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?There's certainly lots of productive family oriented activities in Hoover and I think the average person that lives in Hoover, works in Hoover and visits Hoover, they would expect to do those activities without their family being exposed to ...
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Officers have for weeks used similar operations to crack down on prostitution along 34th Street, roughly between 5th Avenue North and 22nd Avenue North. Police on Thursday also impounded four vehicles, which the owners can get back after paying a $500 ...
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CBS News: DEA Head Expected To Resign Following Prostitution Scandal - CBS Local


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The report came after a separate 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia involving the Secret Service drew attention to questionable behavior by law enforcement officers while stationed overseas. Those allegations prompted Congress to order a review of ...
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Woman faces prostitution, drug charges after sting at Whitehall hotel - Allentown Morning Call


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A Massachusetts woman is facing prostitution and drug charges after a sting at a Whitehall Township hotel Wednesday afternoon, according to court records. Audra R. Woody, 29, offered sex to an undercover state trooper for $120 at the Ramada Inn, 1500 ...

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SOUTH BURLINGTON ? Three Vermont men were arrested after police say they agreed to meet and engage in sexual conduct with undercover law enforcement officers posing as underage female prostitutes. Buddhi M. Pradhan, 20, of Burlington; Carl W.
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