What’s Current: London police ‘shocked’ by volume of response to fake prostitution ad posted as part of sting

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  • Members of the London Police Service’s Human Trafficking Unit were shocked by the volume of responses from men to an online ad posted by undercover officers as a way to make contact with trafficked women and help them leave the sex trade. “It was viewed over 9,000 times over the course of this project,” said Ellyatt. More than two dozen men were charged in the sting, and police made contact with 56 women and girls, including some as young as 16-years-old.
  • Police officers found two children dead after going to an Edmonton apartment to investigate a report that a woman had been assaulted. Ashton Brian Lafleche, the children’s father, has been arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree murder and assault causing bodily harm against the children’s mother.
  • After killing his girlfriend, Larry Shell Jr. sat in the apartment for three days watching porn on her phone.

“It’s not like other leagues haven’t made progress on this front. The NFL could follow the route of Australia’s AFL, which after a series of high-profile incidents in 2004, tackled the issue by delivering an annual education program for players and  strengthened their anti-sexual harassment and discrimination procedures.

So why is the NFL only providing lip service to violence against women?”

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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