Sunday, November 24, 2013
Lies and damn lies about sex trafficking data
Houston attorney Mark Bennett has an fine post up debunking a claim by the Dallas Morning News that, "In Houston alone, about 300,000 sex trafficking cases are prosecuted each year." The real number: Two, if you tally up state-level prosecutions; add in federal indictments and the number gets into the double digits. "So 300,000?," writes Bennett, "Utter and complete nonsense." Read the full post. MORE: The DMN has now updated its editorial to delete the false information; hope they also included a formal correction in the print version of the paper.