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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:15 AM

Texas Attorney General brands Super Bowl 'greatest human trafficking incident in US'

Source: Huffington Post/ANI

Texas Attorney General brands Super Bowl 'greatest human trafficking incident in US'
Published: Monday, Feb 4, 2013, 12:53 IST
Place: Washington, DC | Agency: ANI

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has claimed the Super Bowl, which is the greatest show on earth, has an ugly underbelly, branding it as the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States.

Advocates claim that the sporting event attracts more traffickers than any other in the US, the Huffington Post reports.

Clemmie Greenlee, a former sex trafficking victim, who was abducted and raped by her captors at 12, claimed she was expected to sleep with 25 to 50 men a day during the Super Bowl, and added that she was ferried around cities in the South to work as a prostitute at large-scale events.

The arrival of fans provides the perfect breeding ground for pimps, who look to increase their sales and profits during the mega event.


Read more: http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_texas-attorney-general-brands-super-bowl-greatest-human-trafficking-incident-in-us_1796010

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Judi Lynn Feb 2013 OP
SemperEadem Feb 2013 #1
Dustlawyer Feb 2013 #4
Ishoutandscream2 Feb 2013 #7
Burma Jones Feb 2013 #11
bvar22 Feb 2013 #13
Dustlawyer Feb 2013 #18
a la izquierda Feb 2013 #2
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #3
secondwind Feb 2013 #16
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #17
madrchsod Feb 2013 #5
PDittie Feb 2013 #6
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #8
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #9
Daemonaquila Feb 2013 #10
freshwest Feb 2013 #14
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #12
Dreamer Tatum Feb 2013 #15
TheMadMonk Feb 2013 #19

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:09 AM

1. so he won't mind the cowboys sitting out future ones, right?

in fact, he'll insist on it, right?

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:18 AM

4. Jerry Jones will see to that, don't worry! Not to make light of the situation which is horrible!

The only good thing about Tx AG Greg Abbott is his focus on sex crimes. Maybe b/c he was crippled/paralyzed in a freak accident. He is also the one who fought for caps on personal injury damages. Caps that would have cut out most of the money he recovered in his lawsuit, except that he fought for this soon AFTER he made HIS money!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:23 AM

7. Yep, don't worry Texas and Dallas haters,

The Cowboys will never again go to a Super Bowl as long as Jerry Jones is alive. So relax, don't obsess about it (what am I talking about, haters obsess all the time), and enjoy. And good news for the haters - Jones' mother just passed at the age of 90. So, because of genetics, I can see ol rubber face living for another 15 years or so. So rejoice haters!

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Response to Ishoutandscream2 (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:17 AM

11. Jeez, Dan Snyder is only 47, so the 'Skins will stink for decades......

Who knew the rivalry stretched to crappy owners too.........

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Response to Ishoutandscream2 (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:25 AM

13. However, the Houson Texans will.

Probably next year.

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Response to Ishoutandscream2 (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:37 PM

18. Just to be clear, I am a Cowboys fan from back when Bob Lilly used to play. I can remember

players like Robert Newhouse, Harvey Martin, and of course, Roger Staubach! Once Jerry fired Tom Landry by phone, he was dead to me! While I agreed that Coach Landry needed to go, and I welcomed Jimmy Johnson, the total lack of class exhibited by Jones cemented my dislike for this egotistical piece of cow shit!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:05 AM

2. Oh my lord, this story is insane!

Nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:33 AM

3. This is the same story that comes out every year and never any evidence.

and if Abbott said it was raining, I'd go outside and look before believing him.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:56 PM

16. look up the name "Clemmie Greenlee" she was abducted and raped by her captors at the age of 12,

and was passed around at sporting events for days, sometimes 50 men a day.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:59 PM

17. One person is not the thousands they claim every year.

Much less the large criminal organization.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:34 AM

5. the greatest show on earth? not really

nothing new...a google search shows this happens every super bowl.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:18 AM

6. Greg Abbott is going to be the next governor of Texas.

Perhaps as soon as 2014. And he will be president of the United States not too long after that. I hope I am dead before it happens.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:35 AM

8. Gee a year ago the Huffington Post had this to report

There is debate among organizations involved in stopping trafficking over the accuracy of claims that the "demand effect" is real. In 2011, the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) concluded in it's, report that "an increase in trafficking for prostitution during large sporting events is unlikely" and that a mythologizing of the issue actually distracts from legitimate and thoughtful consideration of other types of trafficking. Rachel Lloyd echoed this concern earlier this week, when she asked whether it matters if trafficking increases during the Super Bowl -- isn't the truth about trafficking bad enough?


The reason the myth exists is because there so much more focus and reporting.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:37 AM

9. If they think that the Super Bowl brings out more bad elements then maybe

they should prosecute the NFL and shut down the Super Bowl for good.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:04 AM

10. "Large scale events..." like the RNC?

I would put money on that.

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Response to Daemonaquila (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:28 PM

14. It was mentioned in the coverage last year. Not sure if it was true.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:24 AM

12. Did you know that there is more snow plow trafficking

when it is snowing?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:33 PM

15. Human trafficking: serious as a heart attack until a Texan points it out.

Then it doesn't exist. Wow.

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:00 PM

19. Just like Republicans voting against their own legislation. /nt

 

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