The NFL Must Tackle Human/Sex Trafficking
- Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League
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Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the Human Trafficking Bill into law January 30, 2012, saying he hopes it will “put up the ‘Don’t Try It Here’ sign in Indiana” just in time for a game that Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says has a history of attracting increased activity in the commercial sex trade.
“Let’s hope that the law has a deterrent effect,” Daniels said, “and that these criminals will take their horrible business somewhere else.”
The law, which took effect immediately upon the governor affixing his signature, closes loopholes that have made it tougher for Indiana to prosecute those who have helped sell children into sexual slavery.
It also strikes a provision of state law that required prosecutors to prove that those who are accused of coercing children into sexual slavery used or threatened to use physical force to do so.
Advocates said it was the one step Indiana absolutely had to take before the game.
He know now the following statistics:
* Each year 1 million children are exploited by the commercial sex trade according to the U.S. Department of State, The Facts About Child Sex Tourism: 2005
* 100,000 to 293,000 U.S. children are in danger of becoming sexual commodities, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
* 12 is the average age of entry into pornography and prostitution in the U.S., according to The US Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section
* 33% of a sample group of female commercial sex workers in Chicago began in the sex trade between the ages of 12 and 15, with 56% being 16 or younger according to an investigation conducted by Schiller DuCanto& Fleck Family Law Center.
With the Super Bowl comes this crime-sex trafficking
We ask the Commissioner of The National Football League "if your part of the problem, your against the solution" ! Be part of the solution and promote awareness of this global problem that follows the Super Bowl by advertising against the insidious crime that comes to large sporting events like the Super Bowl
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Dear Commissioner Goodell,
Stop Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl Petition
WHEREAS: The Governor of the State of Indiana, Mitch Daniels, in his State of the State address given January 10, 2012 said the following:
"We should – no, we must – strengthen our laws against the horrid practice of human trafficking, and we must do it in time for the Super Bowl, the kind of event at which the exploitation of young women is rampant in the absence of such a tough law."
WHEREAS: Police reported as many as 10,000 prostitutes, including children, were in Miami during the 2010 Super Bowl.
WHEREAS: Police arrested two men in 2009 in Tampa for hawking sex with 14-year-old girl as a "Super Bowl Special."
WHEREAS: In 2008, Phoenix police busted a child prostitution ring just before the Super Bowl.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED petition the Commissioner of The National Football League to be part of the solution rather than be perceived as part of the problem
WE THE UNDERSIGNED ask the NFL to tackle the issue of Sex Trafficking through bus ads, billboards, and print media and other mediums of the media.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED want the NFL to be seen as an organization that fights for the exploited victims of human / sex trafficking.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED want The NFL and the Super Bowl to be perceived as a child friendly – family friendly event.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED want The NFL and the Super Bowl to be praised when arrests for prostitution and sex-trafficking are made in Indianapolis and future Super Bowl events.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED don’t want The NFL and Super Bowl to sit on the sidelines and do nothing, because if you do you the Super Bowl will be blind-sided in the following ways;
1. Seen as an apathetic organization only interested in making money.
2. Perceived as promoting immoral, unjust, and criminal activities.
3. Will be accused as being the problem when arrests are made.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED ask Indianapolis law enforcement officersto arrest the johns and government officials to enact the laws and prosecute those who break the law.
FINALLY, WE THE UNDERSIGNED SAY: COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL, LET'S NOT PLAY GAMES!
If you are part of the problem you are against the solution.
The The NFL Must Tackle Human/Sex Trafficking petition to Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League was written by Interfaith Coalition Against Sex Trafficking and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.