Friday, October 31, 2008

Who Enslaved These Women?

I've worked as a volunteer "juror" on the city's community court. Occasionally, we get cases where police arrest massage parlor workers on prostitution charges.

They drag the women in to face the court. They're all immigrants who are young and can't speak a word of English. So we ask the police, "Where are the people who enslaved these women? Why aren't they here in front of us?"

Then we drop all the charges against the women. It seems pretty clear to us who are the victims in this so-called victimless crime. I wish the police would arrest the bad guys and free these women.

--Kemble Scott


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