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Former sex trafficking victim shines light on dark underworld of Super Bowl
Nola.com ^ | 2/1/2013 | Nola.com

Posted on 02/05/2013 12:03:15 AM PST by Dallas59

Amid the parties and fun of Super Bowl 2013, authorities say, there is a dark underworld of girls and women being forced into the sex trade. Sitting in the festive lobby of a New Orleans hotel, festooned with San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens decorations, Clemmie Greenlee, a former victim of sex trafficking from Nashville, recalled being brought to cities around the South to prostitute for those attending such large-scale events.

For Greenlee's pimps, the influx of people provided a massive money-making opportunity.

"When they come to these kinds of events, the first thing you're told is how many you're gonna perform a day," she said Friday. "You've got to go through 25 men a day, or you're going through 50 of them. When they give you that number, you better make that number."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: prostitution; sex; superbowl

1 posted on 02/05/2013 12:03:31 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Eugene Robinson was unavailable for comment...


2 posted on 02/05/2013 12:37:44 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Dallas59

As long as there is demand there is supply.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 2:34:28 AM PST by sakic
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To: Dallas59

As long as there is demand there is supply.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 2:35:04 AM PST by sakic
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To: Dallas59

Well then. Let’s cancel the Superbowl. Everything has negativity as part of it. Sorry the woman have to go through this but what about Marti Gras? When will we hear the sad sobbing story of that? What about any particular weekend in New Orleans? Stop trying to diss the greatest American Sport. They do this with everything that is good about America. More trying to destroy the American life.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 3:17:16 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator

“Stop trying to diss the greatest American sport”.

APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE! Absolutely agree 100%, naps. Seems like anything negative they can associate with football right now is fair game. No mention of the Olympics or World Cup. No mention of prostitution at Nascar races. How about Spring Break in Florida... this article is so transparent with its true purpose.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 3:34:32 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

I don’t think Spring Break in Florida counts.

The amateurs there giving it away put the prostitutes to shame.

Lots of freebies in New Orleans at Mardis Gras too from what I have seen.


7 posted on 02/05/2013 4:47:07 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

“Lots of freebies in New Orleans”

Years ago, my then 90 year old Uncle and his wife went to Mardi Gras. Uncle George was always the “wilder” uncle. He came back with about 200 of those bead necklaces. I’m not going to write out how we teased him.. but we did. I think he got the whole concept backwards... and flashed his 90 year old chest to anyone. We joked that people threw beads at him to make him go away. LOL!


8 posted on 02/05/2013 4:54:38 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Dallas59

Depressing. Here’s a novel solution. Johns? Public flogging and stocks. Women would have first dibs on whipping them. Pimps? Kill ‘em. Yeah, severe, but I bet others would think twice about it.


9 posted on 02/05/2013 5:52:49 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: Dallas59

Perhaps Bob Menendez can look into it.


10 posted on 02/05/2013 6:11:57 AM PST by PGalt
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To: napscoordinator

Obviously you missed the point of the article. It was about the horror and depravity of sex trafficking. The Super Bowl was incidental and used as a method of drawing attention to the problem.


11 posted on 02/05/2013 6:17:57 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Dallas59

Nobody cares. Next.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 6:28:55 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Dallas59

“Abducted and gang raped at age 12...”

A lot of people should care.

27 million in slavery today, 18,000 trafficked into the USA every year almost all for the sex trade.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 6:45:54 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: SVTCobra03
The Super Bowl was incidental and used as a method of drawing attention to the problem.

Nothing is incidental in the media; once a strawman is constructed, they'll pile on with ferocity. The NFL is latest victim.

14 posted on 02/05/2013 7:43:53 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Dallas59
"You've got to go through 25 men a day, or you're going through 50 of them. When they give you that number, you better make that number."

You are never going to stop contenting adults but this is white slavery. The men that force this upon girls against their will should be killed - immediately.

15 posted on 02/05/2013 7:54:15 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: napscoordinator

Wonder how manywhores were at the Inauguration?
Oh wait, too many there willing to give it away for an honest whore to make a living.....


16 posted on 02/05/2013 7:56:00 AM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Dallas59

I was under the impression the NOW crowd changed it’s tune and fully supports these “sex workers” against the blue-noses and moralists on the right who would curtail their economic freedom?


17 posted on 02/05/2013 8:03:37 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Dallas59

As long as the Super Bowl is the most watched event. You will feed this beast. And as always this is Bread and Circus. Bread and Circus is just a tool of the government.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 8:08:49 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SVTCobra03

Oh Lord. A bleeding Heart Liberal on Free Republic no less. There is always one in the crowd.


19 posted on 02/05/2013 8:44:56 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator

You are so full of s*** that your eyeballs are brown. I will match my service in the Marine Corps and my conservative credentials against yours any day. Obviously I hit a nerve and you must have no problem with sex trafficking. You can go back to your hookers and blow now.


20 posted on 02/05/2013 9:17:55 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: momtothree; napscoordinator; SVTCobra03

Wouldn’t they only mention the Super Bowl b/c it just occured. When the World Cup played in 2010 there were tons of articles on sex trafficing. Same with Olympics.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 9:25:36 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious")
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To: napscoordinator
the greatest American Sport

Well that's debatable.

On topic. I saw enough sex during.

22 posted on 02/05/2013 9:40:38 AM PST by McGruff (You know they can't post anything on the Internet that isn't true.)
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To: justice14

I don’t recall the articles mentioning sex trafficking and the Olympics and World Cup. I also don’t know of any articles/media/POS pushing to change or eliminate the World Cup or the Olympics. I have no issue whatsoever discussing sex trafficking. However, I do have an issue linking the two. Anything and I mean anything negative that can be said about football is being done so right now. This is just another example.


23 posted on 02/05/2013 11:40:31 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

I see what you are saying and I agree with you about football being attacked lately. But you are wrong concerning other sports. Google ‘Sex Trafficing World Cup 2010’ and you will find multitudes of articles. Same with Olympics. They are all big events. And big events draw sex trafficing. The superbowl just happened to be the most recent.


24 posted on 02/05/2013 11:49:33 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" // twitter; @rjustice21)
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To: SVTCobra03

You can go back to your hookers and blow now.

Great. Thanks. Interruptions are not warranted or welcomed....lol.


25 posted on 02/05/2013 12:48:08 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Oratam
...against the blue-noses and moralists on the right who would curtail their economic freedom?

Think she gets to keep what she gets? Think again. If she makes her quota, she gets fed (maybe) and free drugs to keep her numb. Other than that, the pimp takes it all. Oh yeah, he buys her cloths too. He turns her out in the cheapest cloths so she always looks like a "two bit ho". The $1000 a night call girls who dress like movie stars are in a different world then that of these throw away women.

G

26 posted on 02/05/2013 1:35:49 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: napscoordinator

Football denigrates itself way more than its critics. I still root for the Bills (insert joke here) but it’s clear that football is filled with criminals and druggies.


27 posted on 02/06/2013 11:54:33 AM PST by sakic
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