Sens. Feinstein, Portman Want to Expand Wiretapping Authority to Combat Sex Trafficking

Nov 19, 2014
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A new post from Elizabeth Nolan Brown at Reason

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is once again attempting to swell federal power and erode civil liberties by preying on fears about sexual exploitation. Today, she and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced the Combat Human Trafficking Act, a bill that would expand federal and state wiretapping authority, mandate that the Department of Justice (DOJ) spend more time investigating and prosecuting buyers of sex acts from trafficking victims, and increase criminal penalties for buyers by legally defining them as human traffickers.

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What could be so bad about going after those who buy sex from trafficked individuals, especially sex-trafficked minors? For one, the bill doesn’t require a buyer to know that an individual has been trafficked or is under 18 years of age to be criminally liable. But, more broadly, the bill seems largely aimed at additional encroachments on American privacy and expansion of federal law enforcement power.

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Jody
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I know for a fact the Asian Triad is bringing women into this country saying they will be working at “nail salons”. Then they are pulled into the massage parlors by threatening their family back home. I have more than one “john” who has contacted me to say they have gotten their banking information, found out where they worked, if married, etc. and then wiped out their bank accounts. When they threaten to go to the police and wipe out his career and family – the man has no choice but to back off if he doesn’t want to wind… Read more »

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