美国性交易猖獗:不仅是罗伯特卡夫在佛罗里达被查那么简单 [美国媒体]


While charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for solicitingprostitutionbrought national attention to the issue of sextrafficking on Friday, data, expert opinion and cases from around theUSA show how widespread the problem is.


Sex trafficking accounted for 6,081 of the more than 8,500reported cases of human trafficking in the United States in 2017, accordingto statisticsfrom the National Human Trafficking Hotline.


Characteristics of the average illegal spa that Polaris detailsfit with how prosecutors described ones in Florida.


Ten spas were shut down in Orlando, Palm Beach County and theTreasure Coast after several months of investigation revealed women there werein "sexual servitude," according to arrest records.


"These girls are there all day long, into the evening.They can’t leave and they are performing sex acts," Vero BeachPolice Chief David Currey said of the investigation."Some of them may tell us they’re OK, but they’re not."


Beyond sex trafficking at just massage spas, the UnitedStates prosecutes hundreds of cases each year and wins scores ofconvictions on charges of trafficking with respect to slavery and sextrafficking of children by force, fraud or coercion, according to an analysisof federal records by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse atSyracuse University.


In fiscal year 2018, 189 cases resulted in convictions, accordingto TRAC’s data.


'Mecca of sex trafficking'


Backpage and effects of its shutdown


The CEO and co-founder of Backpage.com, Carl Ferrer, pleaded guilty inApril to charges of facilitating prostitution and moneylaundering after the Justice Department seized the controversialonline classifieds site.

Backpage的首席执行官以及联合创始人卡尔费勒在被司法部查封网站后于去年四月承认控罪 包括协助卖银,洗钱。

The website's other co-founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin,as well as five other executives, faced 93 charges involving facilitatingprostitution through the Backpage site and money laundering.


While some praised Backpage’s demise as a blow to anabusive industry, sex workers across the United States and Canada swarmedsocial media to air concerns rarely heard in political discourse: To them,Backpage’s demise meant the end of safeguards and a reliable revenue stream in a profession that’s not goinganywhere.


Backpage was responsive to the Maryland State Police corporal'srequests for records and his agency's warrants and subpoenas. When he asked thesite to remove advertisements he determined were trafficking-related,moderators complied – sometimes within minutes.


While anti-trafficking operations by Maryland State Policeyielded three more arrests in 2018 (when Backpage was seized) than the yearprior, the number of victims police came in contact with dropped 38 percent,from 113 in 2017 to 70 last year, the Salisbury Daily Times reported in February.


'There’s a place for them. They justdon’t know it yet'


"Somebody is going to say to them – whether it’s at thejail or the ER or the judge – somebody is going to say: 'Well, you can go to athree-night shelter or you can go to jail or you can go to a detox for threeweeks. You can go back to your pimp, you can go to the streets or to yourabusive family or you can go to Sanctum House if you would like to change yourlife."

“总会有人告诉他们 – 无论是在监狱,急诊室或者法庭 – 总有人会告诉他们:你可以去避难所或者监狱又或者戒三周的毒瘾,你可以回去你的鸡头那里,可以回去站街或者回到你那变态家庭。 抑或者,你很想改变你的生活,那么你就去“圣殿””

William Brewer
1. Protecting Prostitution. Ginsburg had opined that severalfederal laws against prostitution “are subject to several constitutional andpolicy objections. Prostitution, as a consensual act between adults, isarguably within the zone of privacy protected by recent constitutionaldecisions.” In support of this proposition, Ginsburg cited only two casesinvolving contraception (Griswold and Eisenstadt) and one involving abortion(Roe). She further recommended that the federal laws against prostitution berepealed.

1.保护卖银。 金斯伯格(应是鲁斯·巴德·金斯伯格RuthBader Ginsburg)认为有数项反对卖银的联邦法律“与数项宪法以及政策相驳”卖银作为两个成年人一致同意的行为,对于是否属于宪法所保护的隐私范围内仍有争议
为支持这一主张,金斯伯格引用了两起关于避孕节育的案件(1965年格里斯沃尔德诉康涅狄格州案以及1972年艾森施塔特诉贝尔德案)以及一起关于堕胎的案件(1973罗伊诉韦德案) 她更进一步建议废除禁止卖银的联邦法律

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“There is no official estimate of the total number of humantrafficking victims in the U.S. Polaris, a non-profit that operates the hotlineon human trafficking, estimates that the total number of victims nationallyreaches into the hundreds of thousands when estimates of both adults and minorsand sex trafficking and labor trafficking are aggregated.”
Well that may sound good, but when you consider that we are a nation of under400 million people, and allegedly “hundreds of thousands” of people aretrafficked (so a minimum of 200k), that would mean that no less than 1 out ofevery 2000 people in America is a victim of human trafficking. I realize thatthis is a real issue that deserves attention, but I don’t buy the math. Someoneis fudging the numbers to justify their argument.


I just don't get it. He's a billionaire. Why not jump on yourprivate jet and got to another country and nobody cares. Just make a"Pit" stop in Nevada and it's legal or just hire a call girl to cometo your hotel room.