“No culture…worth emulation would tolerate this.”

Several recent articles I have come across speak to the issue of human trafficking as not being something that happens ‘over there’ far away from ‘us.’  In fact, human trafficking occurs at an alarming rate in the city I live near:  Chicago.

One of these articles appeared April 6, 2012, and is entitled, “Pimp gets 50 years at dramatic hearing” (full article: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-06/news/ct-met-pimping-predator-0406-20120406_1_datqunn-sawyer-prostitute-federal-court).  While the punishment administered is believed to be the toughest ever handed down to a convicted sex trafficker in Chicago’s federal court, what really made me jump for joy were the words U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras said at the sentencing hearing:  “No culture … worth emulation would tolerate this.”

Eloquent.  To the point.  Enough said.


  1. John Bisonaces said,

    June 9, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Sad to say it happens in our own sandbox. Kudos U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras who had what it takes….courage…./and yours.

  2. Esperanza said,

    July 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I love your blog! I just started a blglorol of where people can shop ethically, but I’ll just send them your way! Whenever I talk about slavery/human trafficking, people get overwhelmed because of the supply chain. But I’ll give them your (easy-to-remember) web address from now on!Best!Sarah

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