Sometimes I get the feeling that I might be like Micheal Moore. I don’t want to be like him, I respect him, but he is not my style. The only reason I think I am sort of like him is when he was at the Oscars and said there was no reason to be invading Iraq. Everyone hated him. I sort of feel like I am in the same positition.
In The Projo today they have an article called RI in the “Eye of the Storm” in sex trafficking. You can click the link, or I can tell you it is the basic rhetoric. There are a bunch of quotes from people who think there is a link between prostitution and human trafficking, and that closing the prostitution loophole is the solution to stopping the trafficking.
Here is where I feel like Moore, every news station, radio station, and paper has joined on with this bull shit. I am one of the few people who knows that if you close the loophole you will just be making it more difficult for the women. Like Moore warned us not to invade Iraq, I am warning not to change the law.
Even with out a law, the Warwick police raided a spa. In this spa was a woman I know, because she is in the film as “Danielle”. The police went on the radio the next day, said they were helping women, and believed this was a spa where trafficking was going on. I know for a fact there was no trafficking in that spa. Besides that, the police took personal cell phones, laptops, drivers licenses, and all of the woman’s cash. How can you say you are helping the women when you take everything from them and throw them onto the street? “We didn’t arrest anyone” they say, but being questioned for four hours and loosing everything is close enough to an arrest.
I feel like we are treating the AMPS like Iraq, lets bomb them to help them. It makes no sence, and we are not helping anyone with the tactics that are being used.