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Old 10-24-2009, 11:39 PM   #1
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The UK's biggest ever investigation of sex trafficking failed to find a single person who had forced anybody into prostitution in spite of hundreds of raids on sex workers in a six-month campaign by government departments, specialist agencies and every police force in the country.

The failure has been disclosed by a Guardian investigation which also suggests that the scale of and nature of sex trafficking into the UK has been exaggerated by politicians and media.

Current and former ministers have claimed that thousands of women have been imported into the UK and forced to work as sex slaves, but most of these statements were either based on distortions of quoted sources or fabrications without any source at all.

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The head of the UK Human Trafficking Centre, Grahame Maxwell, who is chief constable of North Yorkshire, acknowledged the importance of the figures: "The facts speak for themselves. I'm not trying to argue with them in any shape or form," he said.

He said he had commissioned fresh research from regional intelligence units to try to get a clearer picture of the scale of sex trafficking. "What we're trying to do is to get it gently back to some reality here," he said.

"It's not where you go down on every street corner in every street in Britain, and there's a trafficked individual.

"There are more people trafficked for labour exploitation than there are for sexual exploitation. We need to redress the balance here. People just seem to grab figures from the air."

Groups who work with trafficked women declined to comment on the figures from the Pentameter Two police operation but said that the problem of trafficking was real.
Inquiry fails to find single trafficker who forced anybody into prostitution | World news | The Guardian
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:05 AM   #2
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which is exactly why i think prostitution should be legal. if a person chooses to do this, then let them. if they're being forced into it, i'm sure other laws are being broken as well. i don't know, i just think when you think of your average prostitute, it's a woman trying to make some money, whether it's something as simple as keeping food on the table for their children or wanting to be able to buy crack. it's their choice.
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:54 PM   #3
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which is exactly why i think prostitution should be legal. if a person chooses to do this, then let them. if they're being forced into it, i'm sure other laws are being broken as well. i don't know, i just think when you think of your average prostitute, it's a woman trying to make some money, whether it's something as simple as keeping food on the table for their children or wanting to be able to buy crack. it's their choice.
But if they are doing it to keep food on the table or because they have a drug addiction, that sounds more like something done out of desparation than a "choice."
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:51 AM   #4
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But if they are doing it to keep food on the table or because they have a drug addiction, that sounds more like something done out of desparation than a "choice."
they still have choices. a person desperate for cash could choose to rob a bank or steal money from friends and family. the point i was trying to make though is as long as the person is choosing to be a prostitute, who are they hurting?
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Well, I could have told you that.
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which is exactly why i think prostitution should be legal. if a person chooses to do this, then let them. if they're being forced into it, i'm sure other laws are being broken as well. i don't know, i just think when you think of your average prostitute, it's a woman trying to make some money, whether it's something as simple as keeping food on the table for their children or wanting to be able to buy crack. it's their choice.
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Well, I could have told you that.
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Man, I totally forgot about that City High song. Great song. And the girl in the band is smokin fine. Damn. What happened to them? Are they somewhere smokin rock now, in and out of lockdown?
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Federal officials arrest almost 700, including 60 pimps, in a three-day crackdown on child prostitution. The youngest victim was 10, authorities say.
52 children rescued in nationwide sex-trafficking raid -- latimes.com
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Child prostitution is child abuse by definition.
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I'm with Khan on this one, it's their body, if they want to hook let them, making it illegal just makes it easier for pimps to profit.

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Man, I totally forgot about that City High song. Great song. And the girl in the band is smokin fine. Damn. What happened to them? Are they somewhere smokin rock now, in and out of lockdown?
Claudette Ortiz. And yes, she is yummy...she had a song with Wyclef a bit after the City High song, not sure where she is now, I guess a whole lot's changed since we seen her last.
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the only reason government makes prostitution illegal is because it isnt getting it's cut of the profits.

and the government doesnt really want to be associated with doing buisness with pimps and hookers because there might be outcry from people that oppose prostitution, so it's easier to just make it illegal.
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i may be naive, but if prostitution was legalized wouldn't that eliminate the need for pimps? granted, i only know this stuff from what i've seen in the movies, but yeah. to advertise they could put themselves in the yellow pages! unless they were in a brothel or something it'd essentially be more self-employed people. (i gotta admit i feel a bit silly to even be posting this, since it's nothing i've ever really thought about. though i'm sure due to the number of posts i've made it doesn't seem that way!)
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yeah those women wouldn't admit it in fear of being killed!
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