Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Welcome to Atlanta ... Sex Tourism of the Bible Belt

Welcome to Atlanta where the playas play
And we ride on them things like every day
Big beats, hit streets, see gangsta's roamin'
And parties dont stop til' eight in the mornin'


Ludacris knew about it before Reuters reported that sex tourism is thriving in the Bible belt.

Atlanta - In a sleazy hotel room, "Brittany," then aged 16 and drugged into oblivion, waited for the men to arrive. Her pimps sent as many as 17 clients an evening through the door.

A "john" could even pre-book the pretty young blonde for $1,000 a night, sometimes flying in and then flying out from a nearby airport.

None of this happened in Bangkok or Costa Rica, places that have become synonymous with sex tourism and underage sex.

It took place in Atlanta, the buckle of the U.S. Bible Belt, where the world's busiest passenger airport provides a cheaper, more convenient and safer underage sex destination for men seeking girls as young as 10.

"Men fly in, are met by pimps, have sex with a 14-year-old for lunch, and get home in time for dinner with the family," said Sanford Jones, the chief juvenile judge of Fulton County, Georgia.

"Men fly in, are met by pimps, have sex with a 14-year-old for lunch, and get home in time for dinner with the family," said Sanford Jones, the chief juvenile judge of Fulton County, Georgia.


Here is the craziest part:
The pimps even held an annual "Player's Ball" in Atlanta in 2003, openly buying and selling women and naming a "Player of the Year," according to the Atlanta Women's Agenda study.

The risks are worth it. While there are few reliable statistics, child sexual exploitation is believed to be the world's third-biggest money maker for organized crime, said Stephanie Davis, policy adviser to Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.


These so called "pimps" are nothing more than modern-day slave traders! What's saddening is that how music videos and pop culture is glamorizing the once sleazy pimp into a respectable figure. Especially when songs like it's hard for a pimp out here are winning Ocars!

All I can say is you can only expect groups/artists producing alot more risqué music lyrics.

2 Comments:

At 7:38 AM, Blogger rabfish said...

this is utterly heartbreaking. I didn't know it happened to such an extent in North America as well, although I should have.

 
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