Long Island Serial Killer

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New York Times police bureau chief Al Baker talks about the ongoing investigation off Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach in Long Island where police have discovered the remains of ten people. Crystal DeBoise, director of social services at the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center, joins the conversation and talks about how sex workers are often the victims of serial killers and how their place in society makes them vulnerable to violence.


Al Baker and Crystal DeBoise

Comments [6]

Paul I. Adujie from New York, United States

What Drives Prostitution or Sex Work?

What are the root causes of armed robberies, kidnappings and prostitution?

Does abject poverty, hopelessness, desperation lead to anti social and criminal behaviors? Why are lawyers, doctors, bankers not pick-pockets?

Trafficked Nigerians

Apr. 13 2011 11:28 AM

It must be a police officer - where else would the "perp" gain such intimate knowledge of police procedure?

For my money the authorities should be looking into a list of writers for crime/horror books and TV shows for the past 10 years.

"Book'em Danno!

Apr. 13 2011 10:50 AM
empka from brooklyn

I wish the media would start referring to these victims as woman working as prostitutes rather than prositutes.

Apr. 13 2011 10:46 AM
garmentDistrict from manhattan

Anyone who watched these Law+Order shows KNOWS about how the NYPD operates - even I know about keeping phone calls short and having them's 2011 and we all know our privacy is a joke.

Apr. 13 2011 10:45 AM
Mike from Manhattan

Perhaps this is a good case for enforcement of anti-prostitution laws and anti "sex worker" laws, instead of the endorsement, support, and legitimacy you are giving them.

Apr. 13 2011 10:43 AM
amy from bklyn

They should look for people treated for lyme disease.

Apr. 13 2011 09:39 AM

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