Portland police are calling it "human trafficking," but it was just an old-fashioned vice bust.
Spoiler: She was fine.
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Not all sexual misdeeds are sex trafficking.
Rhetoric around the shootings risks putting massage workers everywhere in more danger.
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Federal Suit Seeks Damages for Men Illegally Recorded at Florida Massage Parlors, Falsely Smeared as Sex Traffickers
Two women still face felony charges, though the cases against all male defendants were dropped.
"Was this something heinous or was it something of a lesser nature, was it completely harmless?"
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Authorities "shall destroy the videos unlawfully obtained through the surveillance of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa," a federal judge says.
The case against the popular pornography site rests on misleading data and hidden agendas.
Charges against Kraft were (rightfully) dismissed. The women he patronized now have criminal records.
Judge Susan Brnovich said no reasonable person would question her impartiality just because her husband already says they're guilty.
Florida Drops Prostitution Case Against Robert Kraft, Still Pursues Charges Against the Women He Paid
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The vice presidential candidate opportunistically painted the site's co-founders as villains when they were actually helping law enforcement to catch sex traffickers.
Biden picked a V.P. candidate whose record on police and criminal justice reform is as terrible as his own.
American Airlines Reportedly Accused a Black Social Worker of Kidnapping the White Child In Her Care. Now She's Suing.
Never mind the court order showing the child as a dependent in her care.
Sen. Josh Hawley Says He 'Took on an Asian Trafficking Ring' and 'Freed a Dozen Women in Sex Slavery.' That's Not True.
As a state attorney, the young GOP senator oversaw raids of more than a dozen massage parlors, but he didn’t secure a single sex trafficking conviction.
"Supreme Court jurisprudence...is heavily weighted against you," an appeals judge told state prosecutors last week.
Partisan Hypocrisy on Display in Supreme Court Ruling on Anti-Prostitution Pledge and the First Amendment
Can the government compel speech? For Supreme Court justices, that seems to depend on the content of that speech.
This preposterous claim is front and center in a new PragerU video.
In "Operation Asian Touch," federal agents coerced suspected human-trafficking victims into sex acts. Local cops seized money and threw them in jail.
We've seen this before...
The anti-prostitution pledge is unconstitutional when applied to U.S. nonprofits. But the feds say it's still OK to compel speech from these groups' foreign affiliates.
GOP attacks on internet smut are heating up, but the porn industry has more practical threats to worry about.
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"It's all over Facebook."
Since FOSTA passed in 2018, "sex workers have faced increased violence" and "have been forced onto the streets," the California congressman says.
Operation Independence Day is just Operation Cross Country by a different name.
'This Is a Culture War': Sex Work Decriminalization Bill in D.C. Draws 14 Hours of Passionate Public Testimony
From morning till past midnight, supporters and opponents of a bill to decriminalize prostitution offered starkly different visions of safety and rights.
You know, to "fight human trafficking."
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Elizabeth Nolan Brown Talks About the Secret Backpage Memos and What They Mean for Free Speech Online
Politicians accused the site of victimizing women and children. A federal investigation found otherwise.
Sealed memos fought over in federal court last week show authorities have known for years that claims about Backpage were bogus.
The operation is still arresting sex workers and calling it a rescue mission.