Human-trafficking problem is difficult to measure
In a series of recent bills and actions, Rep. Dina Titus has launched an attack on problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs so the veterans who served the country will be better served by its government.
Pretty polka-dot bows on top of heads, GPS monitors on the ankles. Teenagers having babies, then leaving them at home with grandma so they can make money on the streets, in motel suites.
Marc Schifalacqua, a Clark County prosecutor, has put plenty of pimps behind bars for pandering girls and women. He’s the first to say that Las Vegas is one big revolving door for pimps who commonly receive light sentences even if they abuse prostitutes or pander minors.
In a world of sex trafficking, where prostitutes are coerced or forced through violence to turn tricks, Christina is an example of a woman trafficking herself.
For decades, Melanie Winckler, 51, was a prostitute who worked for just one man, her pimp — a man whose name she doesn’t dare mention out of fear of retaliation or just bad karma.
Locked in contract negotiations more than three decades ago, Lavonne C. Ritter found her career inspiration in someone both labor and management had tagged with a seemingly unflattering sobriquet: “Big Foot.”