â€œNo cultureâ€¦worth emulation would tolerate this.â€Date: 5/6/2012
Several recent articles I have come across speak to the issue of human trafficking as not being something that happens â€˜over there' far away from â€˜us.' In fact, human trafficking occurs at an alarming rate in the city I live near: Chicago. One of these articles appeared April 6, 2012, and is entitled, â€œPimp gets 50 years at dramatic hearingâ€ (full article: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-06/news/ct-met-pimping-predator-0406-20120406_1_datqunn-sawyer-prostitute-federal-court). While the punishment administered is believed to be the toughest ever handed down to a convicted sex trafficker in Chicago's federal court, what really made me jump for joy were the words U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras said at the sentencing hearing: â€œNo culture â€¦ worth emulation would tolerate this.â€ Eloquent. To the point. Enough said.