Annual cost to Americans for Lacey and Larkin’s Backpage online human trafficking business, which reaps them millions of dollars per month, costs the taxpayers millions monthly. And this does not include law enforcement expenses and medical expenses.
If you do not pay taxes so you are thinking your tax dollars are not being used to deal with this, think again. Tax dollars that could be used for other purposes which affect you directly are now being used to deal with Mike Lacey and James Larkin. Who are making millions from their online website Backpage devoted to human trafficking. One arrest report evidenced them rewarding themselves with a ten million dollar “bonus” one year.
In the beginning, it was only costing Americans millions of dollars per month in law enforcement struggles which went all the way to Senate investigations.
Now the annual cost only for running damage control on sex trafficking is hitting American citizens at a cost of 56 million a year. Law enforcement expenses across 52 states would tower over that.
“I helped turn a weekly newspaper with a Web site into a digital enterprise.”
Tony Ortega, spokesperson for Backpage, bragged to the New York Times September 24, 2012 The Village Voice newspaper was used as a front to launch Backpage.
Pimps, prostitutes and child trafficking victims do not contribute to the country’s tax revenue. They tax the system.
Last month, a lawmaker introduced a bill that would spend more than $56 million to help victims and to train students and law enforcement officers to recognize the signs of trafficking. More than 40 lawmakers have signed on as co-sponsors.