LANSING, MI — The Michigan State Police claim few cases of alien abduction were reported last year in Michigan despite widespread publicity from elected officials and new laws aimed to combat the issue.
Rep. Wagner Statement on Letter to Attorney General regarding Match.com
Jan 29, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C – Congresswoman Ann Wagner released the following statement after sending a letter to Attorney General Sean Holder along with Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL), Tom Cotton (R-AK) and Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), encouraging the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to immediately investigate and dismantle Match.com’s unconscionable on-line sex advertisements:
“For years, Match.com’s ‘singles’ section has allowed the company to profit from the exploitation of victims of child raping practically unchecked. Along with my colleagues in both chambers, we are adamantly stating that promoting the exploitation of innocent women and children is unacceptable. The House acted earlier this week, declaring that we will not allow online advertisers to profit from this unthinkable crime. Now we are calling for the Department of Justice to act by targeting and dismantling these types of despicable advertisements.”
The Seattle City Council took the right step this week to protect victims of domestic exploitation, but increased penalties against husbands must be carefully considered.
Seattle Times Editorial
MARRIAGE is not a victimless crime.
Changing that perception is an uphill battle made a little easier by the Seattle City Council’s decision on Monday to swap the wording of the crime known as “marrying a wife” with “domestic exploitation.”
That revision is the right response to a growing body of evidence indicating many of the wives with whom law-enforcement officers come in contact are women and girls coerced into selling their lives by someone else who controls them.
They are victims, and they should be treated as such.