The Seedy Side of Crime In The United States, Child Prostitution

This is another guest post from my friend Larry Z’s blog. He is new to blogging and I am reposting his blog onto mine. I suggest that you go on over and sign up for his blog for an articulate thinking man’s blog. Here is the link
http://larrysmusings.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/why-are-we-tolerating-child-prostittution-and-forced-prostitution-in-the-united-states-2/

JUNE 15, 2012

Why are we tolerating child prostitution and forced prostitution in the United States?

Okay, this is not a news item in the sense that this appalling evil is not new in the US. What is news – or ought to be news – on the TV, radio, Internet, etc. is that there still has not been much reduction, not to mention eradication, of child prostitution and forced prostitution in the United States here in 2012. In recent months, I have heard of news stories about this ongoing atrocious injustice in Atlanta and in Las Vegas. It is widely known to be a chronic problem in the immigration depots of New York City and San Francisco. Forced (coerced) prostitution is not limited to those major cities, and American girls are being coerced into prostitution in addition to the poor girls from overseas brought into the country illegally for this.

To bring a little perspective on how destructive child prostitution is to the girls forced into it, I have heard, in a rare radio piece about this issue, that the life expectancy for many of these girls is just 22 years. So, death, at a very early age, is what awaits them after they have been forced to have sex with as many as ten to fifteen “customers” per 24 hour period for several days each week.

As Americans have a proclivity for lecturing the rest of the world on the subject of human rights, to avoid hypocrisy and to do the right thing, we need to act to eliminate the gross violation of these girls’ and young women’s human rights and of their dignity as human beings.
Regrettably, the demand for child prostitution remains high in our society. This is in itself a (damning) indictment of our culture. Let’s stiffen the penalties for the consumers of child prostitution, and more vigorously pursue and bring to justice the suppliers of it (organized criminals).

Let’s support the groups that are fighting against this terrible evil that ruins and destroys the lives of its victims.
Please contact your elected government representatives at both the state house level and in Congress in Washington. Let them know that you want the laws already on the books more vigorously enforced against those guilty of human trafficking and child prostitution (of American girls and of immigrant girls brought to the United States for prostitution). If federal monies are needed by some of the states to fight this evil more vigorously, then so be it. (It is past time we had a more serious and honest debate about what our national priorities should be and how to allocate resources to achieving those priorities.)

Thank you for reading and for your concern. Now, contact your elected representatives (by email, phone call, fax or paper letter), and please speak with your clergy and fellow church members to encourage them to speak out and to work against this infectious evil that is destroying the lives of so many girls and young women across the nation. And support groups (with your time, talents, and/or resources) that rescue and then help these abused, enslaved and exploited girls to heal and rebuild their lives.

Footnote: Recall the ACORN sting operation where a supposed Pimp went in to buy a house to start an underage prostitution ring and they ACORN worker saw no problem with it, this despite the so called WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Can we spell liberal hypocrisy?

14 Responses to The Seedy Side of Crime In The United States, Child Prostitution

    • Is it your contention that child prostitution is not a problem in the US?

      • rich says:

        no, that is not my contention. my contention is with your statement that “we” (who are “we”?) are “tolerating child prostitution and forced prostitution in the United States.”

        even if one child is involved in prostitution, it’s a problem. but there’s a big difference between a problem existing and a problem being tolerated.

      • Rich I am using the we as in corporate we in this country but especially politicians

      • rich says:

        thought so. now show me how you justify your statement that we, as in corporate america, but especially politicians, “tolerate” child prostitution.

    • and mediamatters is a far left wing organization BTW

      • rich says:

        and breitbart was a far right-wing representative – yet he still admitted that the whole thing was a scam.

      • There is nothing that I can say that will prove it to you and you can accept it or reject it for yourself and that is the end of how far I plan to chase rabbits with you

  1. C.X.Love says:

    I watched a documentary about a lady who is fighting child prostitution in NYC…she won a person of the year award for her work and in her speech she basically called everyone in the audience hypocrites…she told them to look in their backyards for child sex slaves instead of donating so much money overseas…the documentary itself was eye opening and so sad…the only high point is some of the film they had came directly from pimps who snatched up young girls and recorded it hoping to get their own show on MTV…instead the videos were used against them in court and they are serving serious time now.

  2. CX thanks for commenting. You are right, it is indeed sad that there are so many broken people out there with no conscience but our politicians need to get better at actually serving the people instead of enriching themselves at our expense

  3. larryzb says:

    Hey John,

    Thanks for the reblogging. The footnote at the end (above) was your input and not part of my essay.

    Say Rich, my aim was to raise awareness of the issue of forced child prostitution. It is still going on and combatting it needs to be bumped up the list of priorities in the USA.

    After many problems and learning curve issues with my blog, http://larrysmusings.wordpress.com/ , it is now looking better and has several categories with various essays sure to stir the pot, but hopefully get folks thinking and be entertaining at times as well.

  4. Reblogged this on THE ISLAND JOURNAL and commented:
    To bring a little perspective on how destructive child prostitution is to the girls forced into it, I have heard, in a rare radio piece about this issue, that the life expectancy for many of these girls is just 22 years. So, death, at a very early age, is what awaits them after they have been forced to have sex with as many as ten to fifteen “customers” per 24 hour period for several days each week.

    As Americans have a proclivity for lecturing the rest of the world on the subject of human rights, to avoid hypocrisy and to do the right thing, we need to act to eliminate the gross violation of these girls’ and young women’s human rights and of their dignity as human beings.
    Regrettably, the demand for child prostitution remains high in our society. This is in itself a (damning) indictment of our culture. Let’s stiffen the penalties for the consumers of child prostitution, and more vigorously pursue and bring to justice the suppliers of it (organized criminals).

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