Reposted from ESPLERP.org
Sex Workers Condemn Annual Epidemic Of Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Fake News
The Super Bowl is over. And finally the hysteria about sex trafficking at the Super Bowl has subsided. At least until before next year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis – when it will most likely start up all over again.
The annual rash of lurid coverage about hordes of traffickers is “fake news”. The facts paint a very different story. Despite enormous publicity and a major police operation, as of February 7, Houston police had made 22 prostitution related arrests during Super Bowl week, but had not made a single arrest related to trafficking.
Underpinning all this is the criminalization of prostitution. ESPLERP has mounted a ground breaking lawsuit,ESPLERP v Gascon, which challenges California’s anti-prostitution law 647(b) as unconstitutional, arguing that commercial consensual sex between adults should not be criminalized. The case is being appealed in the Ninth Circuit, where thirty six civil rights and LGBT organisations filed amicus (friend of the court) briefs supporting ESPLERP’s position.
Contributions to support the court case can be submitted through our crowd fundraiser –www.litigatetoemancipate.com.