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Nevada movement draws the line on human trafficking

A modern-day abolitionist movement that includes Las Vegas law enforcement officials, the state attorney general’s office, legislators and grass-roots activists wants to reclassify the pimps who dominate the world’s oldest profession as modern-day slave traders.

Legal brothels provoke conflicting opinions

Like infinite numbers of women before her, Heather Robbins came to Las Vegas with a bit of luggage and a big dream: to someday become a showgirl; or at the very least, to dance in a strip club and maybe work her way up by catching the attention of somebody influential.

‘Survival sex’ continues abuse cycle

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.

Legislation aims to shut revolving door for pimps

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.

Brooks barred from owning gun for one year

CARSON CITY — Assemblyman Steven Brooks will have to wait one year to buy a gun in Nevada from a licensed gun dealer because of information identified in a background check, the state Department of Public Safety said Monday.

Brooks barred from Legislative Building; placed on leave with pay

CARSON CITY — Troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been put on leave with pay and banned from the Legislative Building following the adoption Monday of rules by an Assembly committee reviewing his conduct over the past several weeks.

Speaker mimics assemblyman, hopes he’ll get help

Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick jokingly mimicked Assemblyman Steven Brooks’ “Jesus-on-the-cross” photo that appeared in Friday’s Review-Journal.

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