Backpage Accomplices Lose Business Licenses Under State’s New “Zero Tolerance” Policy

In what some in the legal world are calling ‘a sign of things to come’ the Delaware state Attorney General’s Office issued a truly inspiring judgment the other day when they took the as-yet unprecedented step of revoking the right of four companies linked to Backpage from doing business as legal entities.

The

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Latest Backpage Conviction Sets Landmark Precedent

We first reported to you last week about a 32 year federal prison conviction for the man who trafficked 16-year-old Desiree Robinson of Chicago. The girl was subsequently murdered by a man she had been sold to on Backpage. While the actual murder awaits trial for the part he played in destroying the innocent

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Nothing Short Of Offensive

Joseph Hazley

We are only too aware here at the blog just how dark the vast majority of any story involving mention of Backpage or its number one fanboy, Tony Ortega, can be. We know just how overwhelming the details of these stories can be.

But since the Federal Authorities shut down Backpage, the

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Backpage: Beyond Borders, Beyond Trafficking

Simon Ho-On

We’ve been looking a lot lately at the vast number of cases working their way through the courts in virtually every state in the nation. It’s worthwhile remembering, however, that the damage done by Backpage — the child sex trafficking website Tony Ortega stood on many a soapbox to defend —

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Backpage Pimp To Be Deported Thanks To Public Tip

We mentioned in a previous post how Backpage’s nefarious influence transcends borders and nationalities. We went into detail about the criminal cases going on in Canada because, though the specifics are often unsettling it remains vitally important that we not lose sight of the horrific consequences of Backpage’s international human trafficking ring. We believe

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Explosive Backpage Documentary Fallout Begins

As expected, the fallout from the recent bombshell documentary by PBS’s Frontline we first reported on last week is already beginning.

Over the weekend the Columbia Police Department in Missouri completed a suspiciously hasty review of allegations raised by the newly released documentary that the agency protected a notorious Backpage pimp in exchange

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Tony Ortega: Idéologue

As a functional definition, an ideologue is a person who never questions the underlying assumptions of the ideology that he has adopted as his own.

An ideologue is so certain of this adopted ideology and the rightness of his own worldview that he can sneer contemptuously at people, believing himself to be superior

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Frontline’s Latest Documentary Destroys Tony Ortega’s Flimsy Defense

Sex Trafficking in America, a new film from FRONTLINE, follows a detective and her unit at the Phoenix Police Department, which focuses on sex trafficking cases and child sexual exploitation. Since she began investigating sex trafficking cases in 2005, Detective Christi Decouflé has seen a shift toward traffickers using the

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Backpage and the New Form of Slavery

Despite Tony Ortega’s best efforts at defending Backpage, no one (not even Ortega) can make an argument that sex trafficking is positive.

We often get asked here on the blog about sex trafficking and exactly how Backpage and its defenders like Tony Ortega sought to profit of this despicable practice. Today we thought

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Being Trafficked Is Not a Choice

Yesterday we started by taking a closer look just what it is we mean by ‘sex-trafficking’ as it pertains to the disgusting and sinister platform created by Backpage and defended by lowlife yes-men like Tony Ortega.

When peeling away the onion on this vast and complex web of criminality Backpage made possible, we

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