Well, this is awkward.SEE ALSO: Mankato Free Press on "Rapefruit" fiasco: "Next time, we'll just use the G" Bobby Abplanalp (try saying his name three times fast!), sports editor at the Dickinson Press in Dickinson, North Dakota, was charged yesterday with attempted human trafficking and attempting ... More >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
It's bad enough that CNN mindlessly parrots junk data about U.S. child sex trafficking in order to scare viewers and score ratings points. It's worse that CNN falsely suggests our parent company, Village Voice Media, didn't cooperate about its Backpage.com property for their sensationalist report ... More >>
Sex trafficking is just plain evil, and it's illegal, but a 10-year-review of law enforcement data shows that the heinous crime appears far less prevalent in America than much-hyped data suggests. Village Voice Media examined a decade's worth of arrests for juvenile prostitution in the natio ... More >>
Click here for junk scienceWe took note yesterday that the Star Tribune ran with a story about child sex trafficking that relied on statistics we've proven to be thoroughly debunked. We didn't hear back from the reporter who penned the story, Bob von Sternberg, or Patricia Lopez, the paper's ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled
The great American game is another chance to foist false research on a gullible media
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media
Is it real, or is it propaganda?Michele Bachmann wants to defund Planned Parenthood, and she wants you to think that Planned Parenthood supports child sex trafficking. She's directing her Facebook visitors to a debunked video from anti-abortion activist Lila Rose, and her Live Action crew, to m ... More >>
Time and the law were not on Reed's side.Byronte Juwann Reed didn't want to face the music. For two months in 2008, he held a teenage girl more or less captive while he sold her for sex out of his St. Paul home, including one foray to Chicago. But his brief shot at pimping turned out to b ... More >>
The Somali community, already dealing with some of its members' alleged links to the al-Shabaab terrorist group, now has some more bad news. More than twenty Somalis said to be members of one of a trio of gangs have been arrested in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs on inters ... More >>
This man pimped his wifeThe Minnesota man who pimped his wife on the Internet pled guilty to the crime in Chicago yesterday. He'll spend two years in prison -- hopefully without online access. Clifton Danner met his wife through their church, where he was a youth counselor. He was 27, known as a ... More >>
Craigslist: Censored, sort ofCraigslist tweaked high-minded congressmen and 18 state attorneys general over the weekend, slapping a "Censored" notice over the site's "adult services" category. But in Minneapolis and elsewhere, the marketplace took over: The "therapeutic" services category is ... More >>
Danner's wife secretly contacted the Polaris Project's national trafficking hotline for help last Thursday.
The agent who ordered the arrest of "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui joins a law firm known for its aggressive defense of immigrant rights