Somaly Mam Admits to lying about sex trafficking

 Somaly Mam Admits to lying about sex trafficking

Somaly Mam Admits to Inaccuracies in Speech to UN
By | April 26, 2012

Somaly Mam, the well-known anti-trafficking campaigner, has admitted that a comment she made at the U.N. General Assembly this month was inaccurate and that the Cambodian army had not killed eight girls following a raid on her organization’s Phnom Penh center in 2004.

Speaking on a U.N. panel to member states, international aid organizations and the media in New York on April 3, Ms. Mam said that eight girls had been killed after her organization, Afesip, conducted a high profile raid on a massage parlor at the Chai Hour II Hotel in Phnom Penh, where 83 women and girls were taken and placed in her refuge center.

“At the April United Nations General Assembly event, some of my comments were ambiguous and my intention was not to misrepresent the course of events in 2004…. I had in no way intended to allege that girls were murdered during the shelter raid,” Ms. Mam said in an email yesterday from Bangkok.

“Rather, I had received information some time after the event via a reliable source that a number of the girls/women involved in the raid later died in a series of accidents, which we believed could have been connected to their traffickers and pimps,” Ms. Mam said.

Ms. Mam noted that no reports or formal complaints were ever filed by her organization with authorities regarding the eight alleged deaths as recounted by her source.

A police official, who last week expressed skepticism at Ms. Mam’s initial claims of eight killed at her center, was equally doubtful of her clarification yesterday.

“I have never heard of any women dying. All that I heard was that women left the shelter run by Ms. Somaly Mam,” Phnom Penh municipal anti-human trafficking police chief Keo Thea said.

Ms. Mam did not respond yesterday to a request to identify the eight women and reveal how they had allegedly died.

The U.S. Embassy, which monitors human trafficking crimes globally and can impose sanctions on countries that do not protect victims of traffickers, said that it would seek further information about Ms. Mam’s claims.

Ms. Mam also responded yesterday to claims by her ex-husband and one-time Afesip director Pierre Legros that she had misrepresented an incident involving their daughter in 2004. Ms. Mam has long claimed that the teenager was kidnapped and suffered serious abuse at the hands of human traffickers in retaliation for her raid on the Chai Hour II Hotel.

Mr. Legros said their daughter was not kidnapped, but had run away with her boyfriend, and claimed the abduction story was being used as “an argument of marketing for the Somaly Mam Foundation.”

Ms. Mam insisted in her email that her daughter had been kidnapped.

“I believe my daughter was kidnapped and, as such, an official complaint was filed at the time of the incident several years ago. I received the full support of the Ministry of Interior, which was instrumental in tracking down my daughter. I am also vigilant about protecting the privacy of my daughter and therefore hope to put this matter to rest in the press and publicly going forward,” Ms. Mam wrote.

The U.S. Ambassador at the time, Joseph Mussomeli, wrote in a diplomatic cable in 2004 that Afesip reported that Ms. Mam’s daughter had been “lured by her peers” to Battambang province, where she was later found in a night club in the company of three men who were arrested and charged with trafficking.

In her 2007 autobiography, Ms. Mam wrote that the people involved in the kidnapping of her daughter were later released from jail, though a trial was pending.

Ms. Mam did not respond yesterday to a request for information on the identities of her daughter’s alleged kidnappers and the status of their trial.

Senior Interior Ministry and Phnom Penh municipal anti-trafficking police, along with court prosecutors in both Phnom Penh and Battambang, said this week that they know nothing of the alleged kidnapping of Ms. Mam’s daughter.

(Additional reporting by Lor Chandara)

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/archives/somaly-mam-admits-to-inaccuracies-in-speech-to-un-1590/

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Somaly Mam making up fake stories about sex trafficking to commit fraud

Some of the many lies of Somaly Mam:Somaly Mam foundation in Cambodia:
*BROTHEL MURDERS FAKED-* EMOTIONAL TELEVISION INTERVIEW FAKED-

* GLAMOROUS STARS JUMP ON BANDWAGON-

The Cambodia Daily in its own investigation also found a young woman who publicly stated that she had her eye gouged out when she refused to have sex after being trafficked to a brothel. The woman, Long Pros, had also fabricated her story which she gave on television in prime time interviews. However, according to the Phnom Penh Daily, medical records and interviews with Ms. Pros’ parents and her eye surgeon showed she had her eye removed in hospital because of a tumour that developed in her childhood.


It has been rumbling for a while but a scandal in Cambodia surrounding the false claims of a charity dedicated to helping child sex slaves has erupted in the capital Phnom Penh and like rolling thunder will I assume finally hit Hollywood, and New York’s glitterati.

It seems the charities created by Somaly Mam an attractive Cambodian lady lauded in Time magazine in 2009 as one of the world top 100 most influential women and highly praised by the New York Times, are based on considerable hyping.

Even Hollywood stars such as Angelina Jolie, Susan Sarandan, and Russell Brand have got in on the projects of Somaly Man, recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award for International Co-operation. Actress AnnaLynne Mcord has skydived to raise cash.

Somaly Mam, author of ‘The Road of Lost Innocence’ and President of the Somaly Mam Foundation (Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is on the board)  cuts a fine figure in the charity world. Beautiful and gutsy she has become the darling of New York cocktail parties.

But according to yesterday’s Cambodia Daily some of her claims are just not true.

With Susan Sarandan a member of
the board of the Somaly Mam
Foundation

She was propelled onto the world’s stage from obscurity way back in 1988 with the harrowing television interview of a Cambodian child Meas Ratha, who told a gripping but tragic story of abuse as a child prostitute.

Now that young girl is grown up and married and feeling pangs of guilt.

Sixteen years since the documentary was televised, Ms. Ratha—now 32 years old and married—said her testimony for the France 2 channel was fabricated and scripted for her by Ms. Mam as a means of drumming up support for the organization.

“The video that you see, everything that I put in is not my story,” Ms. Ratha told The Cambodia Daily.

Ms. Ratha, who was simultaneously anxious and determined to let people know the truth, said she could no longer continue a lie that had followed her for half her life.

“Somaly said that…if I want to help another woman I have to do [the interview] very well,” Ms. Ratha said.

“You know, my reputation has been lost because of this video,” said Ms. Ratha, who speaks competent English, adding that she had struggled to live with being typecast as a former sex slave since agreeing to tell the fabricated story.(The Cambodia Daily)

“Everybody saw me and say ‘I a prostitute. Her mother sold her.’ They say like this. Everybody looks down on me.”

Meas Ratha is shown on the video doing normal childhood things like playing musical chairs and skipping while being looked after by Somaly Mam’s charity ‘Agir Pour Les Femmes en Situation Precaire’ (Afesip)
These are not the first time such allegations of fabrication have been made up.

Mom Somaly has also claimed in front of the United Nations General Assembly that eight girls she rescued from the sex industry in Phnom Penh had been killed by the Cambodian Army after they raided her shelter.

She was made to admit that last year that this was not true.

And she has also been accused by her ex -husband Pierre Legros of lying by saying her own daughter was kidnapped in 2006 by human traffickers. Legros accused her of a publicity stunt to raise funds.

The Cambodia Daily in its own investigation also found a young woman who publicly stated that she had her eye gouged out when she refused to have sex after being trafficked to a brothel.

The woman, Long Pros, had also fabricated her story which she gave on television in prime time interviews.

However, according to the Phnom Penh Daily, medical records and interviews with Ms. Pros’ parents and her eye surgeon showed she had her eye removed in hospital because of a tumour that developed in her childhood.

“Ms. Pros’ parents said she was sent directly from their home to Ms. Mam’s organization in Phnom Penh simply to get an education and she had never spent any time in a brothel,” wrote Cambodian Daily reporters Simon Marks and Phorn Bopha.

Just how Hollywood, the New York Times and Time magazine are going to react to this story has yet to be seen.

Beauty treatment from former trafficked child sex slaves

This week The Somaly Mam Foundation announced on The International Day of the Girl, the opening of the Somaly Mam Beauty Salon, a social enterprise developed in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies.

The full service beauty salon, located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, will cater to tourists and locals alike, while providing survivors of sexual slavery and human trafficking with the education and vocational training needed to achieve socioeconomic independence – RYOT News
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This website has already highlighted the activities, false claims and criticisms of the charities ‘The Grey Man’ and ‘SISHA’ who have been ‘hunting down’ paedophiles in South East Asia.

Article Link:

http://www.andrew-drummond.com/2013/10/exposed-cambodian-charity-scandal-fools.html

Somaly Mam admits to lying about sex trafficking:
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/archives/somaly-mam-admits-to-inaccuracies-in-speech-to-un-1590/

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Somaly Mam is lying about her daughter being kidnapped by human traffickers

Somaly Mam of Cambodia caught lying and inventing victims of sex trafficking to recieve government grants and become famous.
Somaly Mam is lying about her daughter being kidnapped by human traffickers
More Questions Over Somaly Mam’s Kidnapping Claim in Cambodia 
By and | April 25, 2012

A second former staff member of anti-trafficking organization Afesip has cast doubts over long-standing claims by the NGO’s president, Somaly Mam, that her daughter was kidnapped by human traffickers in 2006 in retaliation for her work with victims of the sex trade.

The alleged kidnapping, which was referred to in a speech by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier this month, was also refuted on Sunday by Afesip’s former director and Ms. Mam’s ex-husband Pierre Legros.

Mr. Legros said that his daughter was not kidnapped, but had run away with her boyfriend in 2006 and that he was speaking out now in order to protect the privacy of daughter, whom he claimed was being used as “marketing” for the Somaly Mam Foundation.

Officials at Afesip in Phnom Penh have referred all questions regarding the alleged kidnapping to the spokesperson of the Somaly Mam Foundation, who said a response was pending while Ms. Mam receives minor medical treatment.

Aarti Kapoor, a legal adviser at Afesip between 2003 and 2006, said that colleagues at the organization in 2006 informed her that Ms. Mam’s daughter had run away from home, and that there was not mention of abduction at that time.

“My understanding at the time was that she had not been kidnapped, and that she ran away with her boyfriend,” Ms. Kapoor said yesterday by telephone from Bangkok. “It was her third attempt at running away. Her parents were in a divorce and had separated. It was just an unfortunate incident where she ran away from home.”

Ms. Kapoor added in an email that she was only made aware of the allegation that Ms. Mam’s daughter had been kidnapped by a BBC journalist in 2006, and that she was so surprised by the new version of the alleged events that she asked the journalist to not report on the allegations, which he deemed to be unethical and an invasion of the privacy of the child.

“I also questioned the veracity of some of the alleged facts,” Ms. Kapoor wrote.

A global spokeswoman for victims of human trafficking, Ms. Mam first claimed that her teen-aged daughter had been kidnapped by human traffickers and taken to Battambang in an article in Glamour Magazine in 2006. The story, as recounted by Ms. Mam in her many public appearances since to promote the plight of Cambodia’s trafficking victims, has evolved to include serious crimes allegedly perpetrated against her daughter while being held by her abductors in Battambang province. Ms. Mam has linked the alleged kidnap and abuse of her daughter to a much-publicized anti-human trafficking raid in 2004 on the Chai Hour II Hotel in Phnom Penh.

U.N. Secretary-General Ki-moon made reference to the alleged kidnapping on April 3 during an appearance by Ms. Mam at a U.N. panel on anti-trafficking in New York.

“Ms. Mam also endured terrible atrocities. Not only was she the victim of human trafficking, but after she escaped, her daughter was kidnapped as well. It is quite possible that the kidnappers were targeting Somaly’s family because she is fighting against them,” Mr. Ki-moon said.

In her presentation to the U.N. panel, Ms. Mam also claimed that eight girls were taken from her refuge and killed by the Cambodian army following the high-profile Chai Hour II Hotel raid.

Cambodian police last week described Ms. Mam’s claims that eight girls were killed as outlandish, and they said this week that they had no reports of the Afesip director’s daughter being kidnapped by human traffickers.

While the characterization of the event is being called into question by former Afesip staff, in 2006 then-US Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli sent a note on the incident in a diplomatic cable to Washington as part of his regular, and detailed, updating on the status of trafficking in persons in Cambodia.

In that cable, released by Wikileaks, Ambassador Mussomeli said that Afesip had informed him that Ms. Mam’s daughter was lured by “her peers” to Battambang and that three people were subsequently arrested by Interior Ministry police officers.

“Afesip reported that on May 10, after receiving a mother’s complaint, the police of the Ministry of Interior went to Battambang province to rescue a 14-year-old missing girl. The girl was lured by her peers from Phnom Penh to Battambang province. Afesip said that the perpetrators intended to traffic the girl to Thailand. Police found the girl in a Battambang club under the influence of drugs. Police arrested three suspects and charged them with trafficking. Somaly Mam, Afesip’s president. Somaly complimented the police on their great cooperation to find her daughter,” the cable states.

The U.S. State Department’s annual reports on the status of trafficking in persons, however, makes no mention of the kidnapping of Ms. Mam’s daughter in 2006 or in any year thereafter, while James Heenan, deputy representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Phnom Penh, said the U.N. did not have “any knowledge of this incident.”

Deputy National Police Chief Lieutenant General Un Sokunthea said that she had no knowledge of the alleged kidnapping, adding that such a serious crime involving the director of a well-known NGO would not have slipped by unnoticed in Cambodia.

“Somaly was here [in Cambodia]. If there was such a case in 2006, it can’t be held quiet until now,” said Lt. Gen. Sokunthea, who was head of the Interior Ministry’s anti-human trafficking police department at the time of the alleged kidnapping in 2006.

Ten Borany, the acting director of the Interior Ministry’s anti-human trafficking department, said he too knew nothing of the kidnapping, while Sok Kalyan, the former prosecutor in 2006 at Phnom Penh’s municipal court, said that such a case was never brought to his attention.

Two former deputy prosecutors and one current deputy prosecutor at Battambang Provincial Court said on Monday that the alleged kidnapping case had not been brought to their attention.

Ms. Mam’s ex-husband, Mr. Legros, said on Sunday that he wanted his ex-wife to stop publicizing the alleged kidnapping of his daughter and that it had gone too far that the U.N. Secretary-General had taken up the cause.

“She has never been kidnapped by anyone. She escaped from home because at that time I was not there and she have a few arguments with Somaly. She escaped with her boyfriend and she disappeared and Somaly discovered her in Battambang,” Mr. Legros said.

“I would like the privacy of my daughter to be private…. She [Ms. Mam] has used that for many years and now I am fed up.”

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/archives/more-questions-over-somaly-mams-kidnapping-claim-1592/

https://bebopper76.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/sex-trafficking-in-cambodia-revealed-has-a-hoax-somaly-mam-and-long-pros-caught-lying/

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Boulder weekly newspaper telling lies about sex trafficking

According to the Boulder Weekly newspaper in Boulder Colorado:

“On any given day an estimated 300 children are sold for sex in Colorado and sold up to ten times per day”

The truth is closer to zero.

But the media and newspaper don’t want the truth. They live on lies.  More lies by the media – this time it is the Boulder weekly newspaper that is telling the lies.

From the Tricked article

http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12569-no-itrss-not-the-game-itrss-the-players.html

Write a email to the Boulder Weekly newspaper and ask them about their numbers of child victims. How did they come up with that number? Did they make it up? What makes them think that 300 children are sold ten times per day everyday just in Colorado alone? Can boys and men be victims also? Because they only talk about girls and women.

You can write to them below and ask them about their math:

letters@boulderweekly.com

editorial@boulderweekly.com

Use the websites below for some facts:

http://humantraffickingstatistics.wordpress.com/

https://bebopper76.wordpress.com

Or sign a Petition:
https://www.change.org/petitions/boulder-weekly-newspaper-boulder-weekly-newspaper-lying-about-sex-trafficking

 

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Politicians are exaggerating and lying about sex trafficking

Sex Trafficking Politicians

Politicians are lying, exaggerating – making up false stories about sex trafficking

According to the United States Politicians: In city of Houston, Texas alone, about 300,000 sex trafficking cases are prosecuted each year.

The number is such obvious nonsense that anyone who gave it any serious thought would decry it. (Amy Alkon and Walter Olson got there before me.) But the Dallas Morning News blithely published it as fact.

(Dallas Morning News Editorial: Cracking down on sex traffickers). [Update: The DMN corrected its error.]

In Harris County, according to Texas Office of Court Administration statistics2,65036,862 new felony cases were filed and 5,819 68,142 new misdemeanor cases were filed in 2012.1 So the total of all new cases filed in Harris County is nowhere near the 300,000 sex trafficking cases asserted by the Dallas Morning News.

According to the Harris County District Clerk’s website, there hasn’t been a prosecution for sex trafficking in Houston since 2010. But when people say “sex trafficking,” they may mean “compelling prostitution.” There have been twocompelling-prostitution cases filed in Harris County this year.

Not 300,000. Two.

There are federal prosecutions as well. Statistics are not as handy,2 but I have a feel for what’s going on in the federal courthouse, and the DOJ loves putting out press releases. The number of people prosecuted for sex trafficking in the Southern District of Texas each year is in the double digits.

Here’s where I think the wide-eyed nincompoops at the Dallas Morning News got their number:

Poe, a Republican from Humble, said sex trafficking rings prey on the large number of immigrant women and girls living in the Houston area and across Texas, accounting for a disproportionate share of the estimated 300,000 sex trafficking cases prosecuted each year.

(Texas on the Potomac.)

Nobody seems to know where that 300,000 number comes from. (Maggie McNeill suggests a plausible genesis here and here.) It’s a couple of orders of magnitude less obviously wrong than the same number attributed to Houston, but still glaringly obviously wrong—if the wrongness of “300,000 sex-trafficking cases in Houston” were equivalent to getting smacked upside the head with a 2X4, “300,000 sex-trafficking cases in the United States” would be getting poked in the arm with a fork.

The population of the United states is 314 million, give or take. The population of Texas is 26 million, give or take. For Texas to have a “disproportionate share of the estimated 300,000 sex trafficking cases prosecuted each year,” Texas would have to have more than 24,8403 sex trafficking prosecutions every year.

In 2010, there were 91,047 people prosecuted in federal court. All told. Nationwide. If that number is still about right (and I suspect that federal prosecutions have dropped, rather than increasing, since 2010, given Congress’s laudable inability to keep the government running), even if federal prosecutors were prosecutingnothing but sex trafficking offenseshttp://blog.bennettandbennett.com/2013/11/dallas-morning-news-credulity-incredibility.html#fn4-7263″>4, for there to be 300,000 sex trafficking cases prosecuted nationwide each year state courts would have to prosecute 210,000 such cases. For Texas’s share of these 210,000 prosecutions to be “disproportionate” Texas would have to prosecute 17,389 sex-trafficking cases each year.

In Texas, statewide, there were 15,629 203,471 criminal cases of all types filed last year in district court;5 of these, 2,723 were misdemeanors and 45,163 were felonies not classified into categories that are recognizably not sex trafficking (murder, theft, etc.).

In Texas, statewide, there were 32,991 415,436 misdemeanor cases filed in 2012 in county court; of these, 116,307 were not classified into categories that are recognizably not sex trafficking (DWI, drug offenses, etc.)

So even if every crime charged in Texas that was not classified as something recognizably not sex trafficking were a sex trafficking crime,6 there would only have been 161,470 sex-trafficking cases filed last year in Texas—nowhere near the 300,000 promoted by the DMN.

Texas is less populous than California, but it has the world’s longest stretch of border between a first-world country and a third-world country. Texas’s economy is humming along while California’s is faltering. It would surprise me if Texas didn’t have more sex-trafficking cases than its population alone dictated.

But 300,000? Utter and complete nonsense.


  1. Those numbers seem low to me, given the crowds in the courthouse lobbies but I think the source can be trusted.My search-fu was defective. 
  2. The bureau of justice statistics is eight years behind
  3. Give or take. 
  4. A ludicrous proposition—Alkon has BJS statistics:

    Federally funded human trafficking task forcesopened 2,515 suspected incidents of human trafficking for investigation between January 2008 and June 2010.

    Most suspected incidents of human trafficking were classified as sex trafficking (82%)…

  5. All but 216 were felonies. 
  6. A ludicrous proposition. 

By Mark Bennett
Article Link:
http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/2013/11/dallas-morning-news-credulity-incredibility.html

The following is from Techdirt:

Editorials written in support of legislation are prone to conjuring up hysterical situations/numbers in order to drive the point home. You can’t motivate the average reader if there’s no hook. But the editorial writer should at least make sure the numbers being used don’t immediately prompt incredulous laughter from any reader with a couple of functioning brain cells. The editorial board for the Dallas Morning News recently issued a regrettable opinion piece supporting the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which was introduced last week. In the writer’s hurry to portray human trafficking as a terrible blight on humanity, credibility went right out the window.

Two Texas Republicans, Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Ted Poe of the Houston area, are co-sponsoring a bill that would impose stiff penalties on these adult victimizers of up to life in prison. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which has bipartisan support in both houses, would supplement an existing law that focuses primarily on punishing sex-trafficking organizations abroad. Poe and Cornyn estimate that one-quarter of U.S. sex-trafficking victims have Texas roots. Poe says our state’s proximity to Mexico and high immigrant population give the state a particularly high profile. In Houston alone, about 300,000 sex trafficking cases are prosecuted each year. Tighter border controls and reduced profit margins from the drug trade are pushing organized crime groups to turn increasingly to sex trafficking, law enforcers say.

That ridiculous figure, which posits that Houston prosecutes nearly 900 sex traffickers a day (if working 365 days a year), has since been removed by the editorial squad at Dallas Morning News. The update line notes that “inaccurate numbers” had been used and have since been deleted. (The original version can be found here towards the middle of the page.) This amazing claim was completely debunked by Houston criminal defense attorney Mark Bennett, who broke down actual prosecution stats and the possible rationale behind the Dallas News’ decision to run with the 300,000/year claim.

Nobody seems to know where that 300,000 num­ber comes from. (Mag­gie McNeill sug­gests a plau­si­ble gen­e­sis here and here.) It’s a cou­ple of orders of mag­ni­tude less obvi­ously wrong than the same num­ber attrib­uted to Hous­ton, but still glar­ingly obvi­ously wrong—if the wrong­ness of “300,000 sex-trafficking cases in Hous­ton” were equiv­a­lent to get­ting smacked upside the head with a 2X4, “300,000 sex-trafficking cases in the United States” would be get­ting poked in the arm with a fork.

That’s the hype. Here are the numbers.

In Har­ris County, accord­ing to Texas Office of Court Admin­is­tra­tion sta­tis­tics, 36,862 new felony cases were filed and 68,142 new mis­de­meanor cases were filed in 2012. So the total of all new cases filed in Har­ris County is nowhere near the 300,000 sex traf­fick­ing cases asserted by the Dallas Morn­ing News.

Bennett speculates the DMN may have just misquoted Rep. Ted Poe, one of the sponsors of the bill.

Poe, a Repub­li­can from Hum­ble, said sex traf­fick­ing rings prey on the large num­ber of immi­grant women and girls liv­ing in the Hous­ton area and across Texas, account­ing for a dis­pro­por­tion­ate share of the esti­mated 300,000 sex traf­fick­ing cases pros­e­cuted each year.

As Bennett points out, there aren’t even 300,000 federal prosecutions nationwide per year. 2010′s report shows only 91,047 people being prosecuted in federal courts, so even Poe’s nationwide claim is demonstrably false. Even more damning are these numbers.

Federally funded human trafficking task forces opened 2,515 suspected incidents of human trafficking for investigation between January 2008 and June 2010.

Now, it’s bad enough that one of the bill’s sponsors would throw out an unresearched “statistic” like this while pushing legislation. But that’s somewhat expected from our politicians, especially when they’ve got a horse in the race. But it’s even worse when a journalistic entity not only takes this stat at face value, but makes it comically worse by severely reducing its scope from national to local. Mistakes will be made occasionally. I understand that. But this one should never have made it past the first round of editing. Certainly Rep. Poe is partially to blame for this, but the paper’s editorial team should know that presenting patently untrue claims as fact severely weakens its stance on the issue. Of course, coming out in favor of punishing sex traffickers is hardly a controversial stance, so it’s likely the editorial didn’t receive a thorough vetting before publication. But letting this slip through compromises the paper’s credibility and accepting Rep. Poe’s “statistics” as fact indicates DMN is in possession of a faulty BS-detector, something no serious journalistic entity should ever let fall into disrepair.

 By Tim Cushing (Techdirt)
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The Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Myth & Hoax

The Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Myth & Hoax

Representative Christopher H. Smith, Republican of New Jersey and co-chairman of the House anti-human trafficking caucus, and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie announced a sex trafficking law enforcement crackdown. Cindy McCain (wife of John McCain) in advance of next year’s Super Bowl in Arizona, flew in to stand at Mr. Christie’s side, declaring that the Super Bowl is “the largest human-trafficking event on the planet.”

New York Time article

From The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children website:

“The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is encouraged by the increased awareness of child sex trafficking that occurs before large events such as this weekend’s Super Bowl. However, some news outlets have attributed the statement “10,000 child sex trafficking victims were at the Super Bowl in Miami” to us. That is inaccurate. No one knows with certainty the exact number of children exploited through sex trafficking in the United States or during events like the Super Bowl. “
Link to Missing & Exploited Children website:
http://blog.missingkids.com/post/75067031070/sex-trafficking-and-the-super-bowl

The American Politicians, Attorney Generals, senators, governors, representatives are doing what they do best: “Lying to the public, making laws based on myths and putting innocent men and women in prison for non-existent super bowl sex trafficking” saying that over 100,000 forced child prostitutes are raped by super bowl ticket holder fans every year at the super bowl with no evidence or proof.

How many New Jersey super bowl ticket holder fans have they arrested for having forced sex with beaten, raped child prostitutes? How many female child prostitutes have they rescued? How old were they? Can we see them and talk with the underage female child victims?

Do all super bowl ticket holder fans like to have forced sex with a child who is crying, kicking, and screaming while the Super Bowl football fan is beating the child to death?
Do they do this in the football stadium?  Do all of the super bowl ticket holder fans join in the rape?

Why is it that they never mention transgender boys, and male victims?  Are all the victims 5 year old girls that the super bowl ticket holder fans are paying to rape? Without anyone noticing?

Why is it that thousands of forced, beaten, raped child prostitutes are never found at the super bowl?  Could it be because they don’t exist?

The Sex Trafficking Super Bowl Myth

By Susan Elizabeth Shepard

for Sports 0n Earth

In 2011, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said that the Super Bowl is “commonly known as the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States.” Ever since that moment, dozens of stories have appeared about the sex trafficking at the Super Bowl, and this year is no different. For three years running, NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy has been telling reporters that the Super Bowl’s status as a human-trafficking nexus is an urban legend. Abbott’s office has not responded to inquiries about the information or sources on which he based his comments.

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A man’s point of view about Sex in America

Opinion

 A man’s point of view of sex in America.

Below is an opinion piece that was written by a reader of this blog. Research that I have done concludes that a growing amount of American men feel similar to the opinion stated below.

 I would like to get a response from readers about how they feel about the following statement.  (Please respond in the comment section of this blog about your feelings on this statement below):

From Chris (Reader of this blog):

“There are many feminist women’s groups who lobby the government and make the government and Law enforcement believe that all men are evil and all women are angels that can do no wrong when it comes to sex.  It is very interesting that none of these anti-sex trafficking groups believe that a man can be a sex trafficking victim.

Since they believe it is impossible for a man to be a victim when it comes to sex.

(Some of these groups include: Polaris Project, Traffick911, Not for Sale, A Future Not A Past, Shared Hope International, Salvation Army, Women’s Funding Network, The Dallas Women’s Foundation, and many others like them.) These anti-sex hate groups have nothing to do with helping abused sex trafficking victims because of the following reason:

“If there was a loose  adult woman in a town who was not a prostitute – just a normal woman who has a high sex drive and has consensual sex and dates many different men for free of her own free will,  and who flirts with a lot of men.  These so-called anti-sex trafficking groups would think that was horrible, terrible thing and the woman and the men who date her must stop this behavior.  These groups would lobby the government to make laws to forbid this type of behavior.  These anti-sex trafficking groups believe that a grown adult woman should not be having sex with men for any reason.   They believe that the act of an adult woman having consensual sex with men of her own free will is in fact, a disgusting, vile, unnatural, abusive act that must be stopped at all costs.”

The anti-sex trafficking groups openly believe and promote that ALL men are rapists or future rapists that are not to be trusted.  The prejudice and sexist hating of men is politically correct and encouraged in countries like America and Great Briton.  Which the American government then forces other countries to make anti-male laws or face economic or military sanctions.  This creates a terrible environment for men since hating men because they are men is considered the right thing to do.

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