“In Houston alone, about 300,000 sex trafficking cases are prosecuted each year.”

by Walter Olson on November 23, 2013

Someone must have deactivated the Dallas Morning News’s B.S. detectors [Amy Alkon] The paper’s editors uncritically cheer new proposals from Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Ted Poe for legal changes including wider use of forfeiture and more draconian sentences for johns. More: “There have been two compelling-prostitution cases filed in Har­ris County this year. Not 300,000. Two.” [Mark Bennett] Yet more: the paper corrected 11/24.

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1 Alan K. Henderson 11.25.13 at 12:49 am

Not even Texas has an economy booming enough to support that much sex trafficking.

2 JTW 11.25.13 at 11:48 am

That’s good enough to excuse any lie coming from a politician these days…

3 Anonymous Attorney 11.25.13 at 2:25 pm

That would be 842 cases a day. But of course, B.S. detectors are only turned on for supposed information that would interfere with the preferred narrative. With a claim that “300,000 illegal immigrants commit homicide by vehicle every year in Houston alone”, you can bet the editors would flag it.

4 Tex Judge 11.25.13 at 2:41 pm

Houston is my home town and its population is about 2.2 million people. Does anyone seriously believe that 1 out of every 7 Houstonians are involved in sex trafficking? This just another in a series of lies propagated by the left and printed without verification by their dupes in the New York dominated media. Remember homeless activist Mitch Snyder’s claims of 3 million homeless in the 1980s that was widely spread by the media even though the Department of HHS own stats said there were 600,000? How about the various claims of radical feminists whose totally unverified claims that over 25% of American females are sexually assaulted are never fact-checked but are blindly accepted and printed?

5 Alan K. Henderson 11.25.13 at 7:07 pm

Does anyone seriously believe that 1 out of every 7 Houstonians are involved in sex trafficking?

That’s assuming no repeat offenders. But still, that comes to 5,769 sex trafficking cases per WEEK. I have a hard time believing Houston seats that many *jurors* per week.

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