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2018-02-04 01:06:06 AM  
Seems exaggerated.
 
2018-02-04 01:22:41 AM  
It's hard to believe there are that many "massage parlors" in CA and those are just the ones suspected of human trafficking. Damn.
 
2018-02-04 02:33:47 AM  

Mugato: It's hard to believe there are that many "massage parlors" in CA and those are just the ones suspected of human trafficking. Damn.


The problem with prostitution is that even if you legalized it, you would still have a sex trafficking problem. In countries where the have, lead to an increase girls being imported into the country got undercut the wages of local girls.

The only thing that seems to work is that they Woman first get charged, but the "John" is charged publicly.

Ultimately there is always going to be prostitution. If there was a way to limit the horrible forcing people into slavery, that would be for the best.
 
2018-02-04 02:44:40 AM  
I bet Trump doesn't mind those illegal immigrants.
 
2018-02-04 04:47:58 AM  

Mugato: I bet Trump doesn't mind those illegal immigrants.


He did marry a few.
 
2018-02-04 06:14:47 AM  

BalugaJoe: Seems exaggerated.


Interesting. Do you have the numbers handy?
 
2018-02-04 06:15:15 AM  
Or the handy numbers, as the case may be?
 
2018-02-04 06:55:59 AM  

jso2897: Or the handy numbers, as the case may be?


Should've left it at the Boobies. Joke is better standing alone.
 
2018-02-04 10:15:28 AM  

jso2897: BalugaJoe: Seems exaggerated.

Interesting. Do you have the numbers handy?


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2018-02-04 12:36:12 PM  
A recent report by on the Polaris Project, an anti-human trafficking organization, found that there are over 3,300 massage parlors in California that are posing fronts for sex trafficking sensual massage parlors but are being misreported as being sex trafficking fronts by the Polaris Project.

FTFM
 
2018-02-04 12:45:34 PM  

zepillin: A recent report by on the Polaris Project, an anti-human trafficking organization, found that there are over 3,300 massage parlors in California that are posing fronts for sex trafficking sensual massage parlors but are being misreported as being sex trafficking fronts by the Polaris Project.

FTFM


Indicators that a massage parlor may be engaging in commercial sex include low prices, a locked front door where customers can only enter if buzzed in or through a side door, and covered windows.

Does anyone really like to pay high prices and get a massage in front of an open window?

And what's wrong with a side door?
 
2018-02-04 04:48:52 PM  
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2018-02-04 07:58:35 PM  
My sister in law worked next door to and shared a lobby entrance a 'massage parlor' for years. The business owner had a construction road crew that went city to city rebuilding the interiors of store fronts and business offices. They cubicles with only curtains for doors, a table, and a shower. There was a room in the back where the women slept on mats and a small kitchen area. They also had hiding spots beneath the floor for women to hide in.
Once the building was set up, sex slaves from china were smuggled in. These women were young and spoke no English. They were also almost never seen. One of the few times my sil saw the girls outside was when a fire alarm in her office went off. The 'mama' had all of the girls in her car and kept circling the lot until the fire trucks and police cars were gone. Only then did she shuffle them back in.
There was a surveillance system in the lobby with a camera. Only men would be buzzed in. Occasionally, men would take 'mama' outside to bargain for services with whatever they had in their trucks. Farmers would trade food from their gardens for their 'massages'. One old guy traded a three foot long fish for whatever he was getting that day.
Everyone knew that it was a brothel. It was never raided or investigated, regardless of the complaints.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2018-02-04 11:02:15 PM  

Mugato: It's hard to believe there are that many "massage parlors" in CA and those are just the ones suspected of human trafficking. Damn.


"Human trafficking" can either mean "moving slaves around" or it can mean "giving a ride to someone knowing they are going to sell sex."
 
2018-02-05 10:44:40 AM  

DLinds: My sister in law worked next door to and shared a lobby entrance a 'massage parlor' for years. The business owner had a construction road crew that went city to city rebuilding the interiors of store fronts and business offices. They cubicles with only curtains for doors, a table, and a shower. There was a room in the back where the women slept on mats and a small kitchen area. They also had hiding spots beneath the floor for women to hide in.
Once the building was set up, sex slaves from china were smuggled in. These women were young and spoke no English. They were also almost never seen. One of the few times my sil saw the girls outside was when a fire alarm in her office went off. The 'mama' had all of the girls in her car and kept circling the lot until the fire trucks and police cars were gone. Only then did she shuffle them back in.
There was a surveillance system in the lobby with a camera. Only men would be buzzed in. Occasionally, men would take 'mama' outside to bargain for services with whatever they had in their trucks. Farmers would trade food from their gardens for their 'massages'. One old guy traded a three foot long fish for whatever he was getting that day.
Everyone knew that it was a brothel. It was never raided or investigated, regardless of the complaints.


Unless the business owner owned the building, most landlords aren't going to allow that kind of construction on the buildings
 
2018-02-05 02:55:37 PM  
I don't know how it is in northern California, but growing up on So Cal it was bridal shops. Or at least it seemed that way.

Why else would there be 20 bridal shops on the same strip of road and all open at like 2AM with at least one big Mercedes parked out front that late?
 
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