Monday, June 30, 2014

Apparently, the best place to fight human trafficking is at the Library Board

Posted on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM

of Grosse Pointe. The Free Press reports:

The age-old debate over whether to limit sexually explicit expression took a new turn last week in Grosse Pointe Park when residents demanded that the Metro Times be banned in the city and in libraries serving the five Grosse Pointes.

The residents’ concerns went beyond typical complaints about obscenity when some charged the alternative weekly tabloid’s advertisers with promoting human trafficking — a term used to describe coerced prostitution and forced labor, usually of women — through sexually-explicit advertisements...

The Grosse Pointe Library Board, facing half a dozen critics of the tabloid, considered a ban, then voted 7-0 last week simply to stack the Metro Times out of sight.

Read the full Free Press article here.

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