Indiana lawmakers passed tough human trafficking legislation this week — just in time to prevent an event where thousands of young girls could get bought and sold for sex. “The Super Bowl is a huge human trafficking event,” said State Sen. Randy Head, (R-Logansport). “They’re running sophisticated rings — trading girls from city to city.” Organized criminals are known to exploit young women and children through gatherings such as the Super Bowl. In fact, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates 10,000 prostitutes were brought to the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami. In 2011, more than 100 people were arrested for prostitution in Dallas during Super Bowl weekend. Head says the victims would have gone unnoticed. Thousands of people are already descending upon Indianapolis and there will be more than 150,000 visitors this weekend. The state’s message to pimps and ‘johns’ is a strong one: not this time around. “Indiana will not tolerate it,” Head said.
Can we just talk about the elephant in the room first? “Sen. Randy Head.” Tee hee. Snicker. OK, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it doesn’t matter where your allegiances are this weekend, this is a Pussification of America issue, isn’t it? I’m sure calling it “human trafficking” plays really well to the yokels, but it makes the time-honored tradition of paying for sex at the Super Bowl sound so… so dirty. I mean, of course no one wants underage girls kidnapped and forced into prostitution. But what about your movie type hookers? Sexy, high priced call girls with perfect teeth and hearts of gold like Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman” or Heather Graham in “The Hangover”? They’re not supposed to work a town overflowing with rich celebrities and horny businessmen on expense accounts? Please. Just steal these poor women’s livelihoods why don’t you?
Besides, if we didn’t have whores at Super Bowls, we wouldn’t have had one of the all time great moments in the history of the game. When Falcons coach Dan Reeves had the bright idea of bringing families along on the trip. On Friday Eugene “Dirty Bird” Robinson accepted a community hero award. Then on Saturday was hanging at the hotel pool with Mrs. Robinson and their kids, told them he had to run an errand, got up, left, and got popped downtown for soliciting an undercover policewoman. That was the only interesting thing to happen all week. And if they thought then like the Randy Heads of the world do now, it never would’ve happened. So back off, fun police and let these ladies just… do … their… jobs. @JerryThornton1