Friday, June 24, 2011

Zero Tolerance

If we want a no tolerance policy on anything - this is one of those areas.  Branding these women, like cattle.  The law should account for this - say 10 years minimum for the very act of having branded another human.  5 years minimum for using her for the sex trade.  5 years minimum for anyone in a gang.  20 years sounds good.  They can learn the sex trade up close - in prison.  Between 14,000 and 17,000 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year, according to a 2005 report from the U.S. State Department.  This must be stopped.  We must make the laws so aggressive as to reduce the incentive.  And then we must seek out these vultures and put them in prison with the other vultures.  This is a blight, a shame upon the United States.

June 24th, 2011
08:09 AM ET

Gangs join forces to prostitute women

Each day, a woman we'll call Jessica, spent hours on the internet posting provocative photos of herself and fishing for clients who would pay her to have sex.

Jessica worked as a prostitute in the booming internet sex trade. But she didn't work for herself. She says she had a pimp who set a quota of $1,000 a day – money that took about 10 dates to earn.

Jessica told me she was afraid of her pimp who is a gang member. If she didn't work, she didn't eat, saying she once went 5 days without food.

Two years ago, when she was a 19-year-old runaway, she says she became the physical property of a California gang, where prostitutes, many of them under age, are often branded with tattoos bearing gang insignias or their pimps' name.

Lt. Valencia Saadat with the Oceanside, California Police Department says law enforcement is beginning to look at prostitutes as potential victims of sex trafficking.

Three warring gang factions in Oceanside laid down their weapons to form what investigators say is a profitable business enterprise to traffic and prostitute women and girls throughout California.


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