Sunday, February 16, 2014

the "super" in Super Bowl isn't where the hyperbole is

Derek Logue at OnceFallen thoroughly fisks an article about sex trafficking at the Super Bowl.
One of the newest prevailing myths is that the Super Bowl is now a yearly magnet for roughly 100,000 "sex traffickers," or what we used to like to refer to as "prostitution." You see, we no longer refer to prostitutes as prostitutes, but "sex trafficking victims." Now granted, a small number of Americans are forced into doing really bad things, like forced prostitution. Many more do so for reasons such as supporting a habit or because it is fast and easy money. That 100,000 number is ridiculous, by the way, since the biggest Super Bowl in history had about 105,000 or so official attendees. That would be about one prostitute for damn near every Super Bowl attendee. But I digress.
The FBI partnered with over 50 law enforcement agencies to fight sex trafficking at the Super Bowl, even fighting it in states through which the traffickers might have traveled to reach their destination. A hundred thousand sex traffickers, descending on a football game that isn't particularly known as an event where guys go to get laid.

The FBI plus 50 (FIFTY!) law enforcement agencies were able to rescue 16 teenagers. Sixteen teenagers out of 100,000 sex traffickers.

Before you fire the confetti cannons, read the whole thing.

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