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01-10-2017, 11:21 AM #1
Expect to see more prostitution arrests in the news (Backpage adult section closed)
Backpage's adult section has been shut down by the government.
Ok not directly shut down by the government as in the government took over the site but backpage shut it down due to repeated abuse of the government trying to illegally use the law as a weapon.
So expect all the escorts who were using backpage to have to resort to more risky and open methods of finding clients (such as hanging out on the street corners).
Shutting down Backpage won't save even one child, though, or one adult, or anybody. Backpage.com is a neutral publishing platform, albeit one that's become popular among sex workers ranging from strippers and erotic masseuses to people who offer sex for a fee. Without its adult section, sex workers of all ages will have to find some other way to advertise—perhaps simply by moving to a more discreet section of the site, as was done on Craigslist (anyone who thinks ridding Craigslist of its adult-services section actually thwarted commercial-sex advertising there should check out the site's "Casual Encounters" section now); perhaps by advertising elsewhere online (the internet is a vast place); or perhaps by returning to older client-gathering methods, like word-of-mouth or walking the streets. But what doesn't happen in all but the most fervent prohibitionist imaginations is that people whose livelihoods depend on prostitution or more legal forms of erotic work simply stop doing said work because one website won't take their ads anymore."As federal appeals court Judge Richard Posner has described, the goal is either to 'suffocate' Backpage out of existence or use the awesome powers of the government to force Backpage to follow in the footsteps of Craigslist and abandon its Adult advertising section," Backpage attorneys said in a Monday statement. "Posner described such tactics as 'a formula for permitting unauthorized, unregulated, foolproof, lawless government coercion.'"
Sadly, these hammer-handed attempts actually hurt most the people they claim to help: young people forced or coerced into prostitution. Backpage has helped law-enforcement in hundreds of investigations into missing minors and potential sex-trafficking victims by turning over their contact and financial info (or that of those who posted their ads) to authorities when such ads are discovered, as well as flagging ads that contain images of suspiciously young individuals. And because Backpage operates across the country, authorities searching for victim or perpetrators on the move could sometimes trace their movements via Backpage ads.
"It's a sad day for America's children victimized by prostitution," Lois Lee, founder and president of sex-trafficking victim organizaiton Children of the Night, said Monday. "Backpage.com was a critical investigative tool depended on by America's vice detectives and agents in the field to locate and recover missing children and to arrest and successfully prosecute the pimps who prostitute children. The ability to search for and track potentially exploited children on a website and have the website bend over backwards to help and cooperate with police the way Backpage did was totally unique."
"I have worked in this field my entire adult life," Lee added. "Child prostitution existed long before Backpage or the Internet. Backpage is not the cause or even a cause. Backpage was an opportunity to better attack the problem."
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01-10-2017, 11:39 AM #2
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01-10-2017, 11:42 AM #3
01-10-2017, 11:43 AM #4
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And here we go
01-10-2017, 11:44 AM #5
on a serious note, there is no nebulous, nameless ".gov" in this case. Someone is driving this initiative, someone with a name and if past is any indication, s/he is probably some phsycho in power with a small richard or modly twat.bykwn hu 'aezam!
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01-10-2017, 11:45 AM #6
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I heard they weren't up to date on their virus protection.
01-10-2017, 11:46 AM #7
01-10-2017, 11:47 AM #8
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In the last year, 3 Thai massage parlors have opened in Franklin in a 200 yard diameter of each other. Now correct me if I am wrong but aren't those usually fronts for prostitution? I don't have a problem with prostitution but it seems weird that they opened so close to each other,
01-10-2017, 11:48 AM #9
01-10-2017, 11:49 AM #10
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Read about this in the WSJ this AM. As they said: As if some other means won't pop up in about 8 seconds.
I was listening to some New World Order toolbag being interviewed about currency. He said that if we got rid of currency, it would cut back on illicit trade. That drugs, hitmen and other items wouldn't be as easily obtained. I wasn't ever sure he was just obtuse or truly trying to control the world. He continued to speak and it turned out he was of the latter persuasion.