I thought prostitution was a "victimless" crime and its victims are "sex workers" who freely "choose" to be in their trade.
Of course it's bullshit, media glorification and talk shows notwithstanding.
Human slavery and trafficking conditions are said to exist in Ohio of all places:
About 1,000 American-born children are forced into the sex trade in Ohio every year and about 800 immigrants are sexually exploited and pushed into sweatshop-type jobs, a new report on human trafficking in the state said Wednesday.
Ohio's weak laws on human trafficking, its growing demand for cheap labor and its proximity to the Canadian border are key contributors to the illegal activity, according to a report by the Trafficking in Persons Study Commission.
''Ohio is not only a destination place for foreign-born trafficking victims, but it's also a recruitment place,'' said Celia Williamson, an associate professor at the University of Toledo who led the research.
Formed last year by Ohio Attorney General Richard Condray, the commission also found that hundreds more in the state are at risk of being forced into sex trafficking or to work against their will in fields, restaurants, sweatshops or constructions sites.
It looks like there is a "bipartisan" bill being crafted for a "jobs" bill that probably won't be enough to help people.
Former president Bill Clinton had surgery today to put two stents in one of his coronary arteries:
“Following a visit to his cardiologist, he underwent a procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries,” Mr. Band’s statement said.
“President Clinton is in good spirits and will continue to focus on the work of his foundation and Haiti’s relief and long-term recovery efforts.”
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton learned of her husband’s condition after she concluded a meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office.
An associate of Mrs. Clinton’s said she was still in Washington, but making plans to head to New York City late Thursday afternoon.
Senator Harry Reid has one less competitor as Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki has declined to run for the Senate.
A six-year-old girl is handcuffed after she has caused a disturbance at a school, and now mom is talking to a lawyer, etc., because after all, she is only six years old, how dare the cops traumatize and scare her precious daughter, and so on.
Mom is a piece of work: