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Old 04-08-2018, 06:45 AM
 
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That's like saying google should start censoring their search engines because people can use it for all kinds of illegal activity.

Backpages and Craigslist personals provided legitimate services. If the criminals of society (which was a small percentage of ads) take advantage of services then you might as well ban all guns for the criminals who take advantage of lax gun laws.

In America, you don't punish law abiding citizens because the criminals have taken advantage of such freedoms.
Spot on!
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:36 AM
 
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What a waste of time. There are so many other sites that offer the same services.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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What a waste of time. There are so many other sites that offer the same services.
Well good...maybe they will have a second thought about pimping out children and committing tax fraud
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Old 04-08-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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I'm really interested in how many people seem to have a personal interest in these prostitution/child abuse/sex trafficking websites.

Things that make you go "hummmm?".

Well I guess there is clearly a market for it.
YUP! Definately a market I used hit up that site until I realized Amercian escorts had an ultra high opinion of themselves. My married friends would ask for referals b/c it was easier than a fling at the job where the woman would spitefully try to destroy your marriage when they want more attention. Thank god for Tijuana
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Old 04-08-2018, 01:55 PM
 
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Then the government isn’t good as that their jobs of stopping it.

There’s still thousands of escort sites up and running...



You should ask all the sex workers paying money to post ads on it.

It sure as hell isn’t all the middle aged overweight balding men of America that bring money to these sites.

Hard to consider this a “win” then Johns can now go to a different site or the Asian massage parlor down the street.

Prostitution has been around for thousands and thousands of years. Nothing the police or anyone else does will stop it.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Exclamation Child prostitution is not legal and is not acceptable in our society.

Cindy McCain on April 6, 2018, lauded the indictment of one of Backpage's co-founders, Michael Lacey. You may want to listen to what she has to say about Backpage and “who” they posted ads of. >>>> Child prostitution is not legal and is not acceptable in our society. <<<<


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ges/495701002/


PHOENIX — A founder of a 45-year-old alternative weekly newspaper in Phoenix has been charged in the apparent culmination of a federal human-trafficking investigation.

Michael Lacey, 69, of Sedona, Ariz., who helped build a nationwide media empire out of the Phoenix New Times, was charged Friday as part a 93-count indictment that remained sealed late Friday, according to Lacey's lawyer, Larry Kazan.

Lacey also co-founded the online classified advertising site Backpage, and authorities had spent months probing whether the website served as a willing participant in the online sale of sex, including with underage girls.

Lacey, former editor of New Times, and Jim Larkin, the former publisher, were arrested in October 2016 on California charges that they had profited from prostitution activities through Backpage. A judge there threw out charges that the pair and Backpage Chief Executive Carl Ferrer conspired to engage in pimping.

Friday's charges are only the latest in a list of legal troubles for Lacey and also perhaps for Larkin, whose Paradise Valley, Ariz., home was the scene of an FBI search Friday. <snip>
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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This is troubling - although I'm sure their intentions were good, to stop child trafficking. If it's consenting adults I have no problem with the entire thing - and the government ought to butt out.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:57 PM
 
Location: NNJ
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Cindy McCain on April 6, 2018, lauded the indictment of one of Backpage's co-founders, Michael Lacey. You may want to listen to what she has to say about Backpage and “who” they posted ads of. >>>> Child prostitution is not legal and is not acceptable in our society. <<<<
If indeed BP and Lacey are involved with child prostitution, I would agree that all those involved should be punished. But the ends doesn't justify the means (FOSTA / SESTA) especially when it has larger ramifications to personal liberties.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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That's like saying google should start censoring their search engines because people can use it for all kinds of illegal activity.

Backpages and Craigslist personals provided legitimate services. If the criminals of society (which was a small percentage of ads) take advantage of services then you might as well ban all guns for the criminals who take advantage of lax gun laws.

In America, you don't punish law abiding citizens because the criminals have taken advantage of such freedoms.
Prostitution is illegal however in most states. Personals is one thing, Sex for money is another.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:29 PM
 
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There are plenty of other sites to get down with the get down... avoiding LEOs isn’t difficult.
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