Super Bowl host area sees spike in sex trafficking: Texas authorities gear up to prevent the buying and selling of children
As Packers and Pittsburgh fans gather to cheer their teams on to victory in this year's Super Bowl, something much more sinister than the wearing of cheese or the snapping of "terrible towels" is occurring behind the scenes. Unbeknownst to many viewers, the Super Bowl sees a spike in sex-trafficking of children and teenagers every year. This happens whenever there's a convergence of huge numbers of people around one location, and authorities in Texas are gearing up to intervene.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is committing resources and manpower to preventing the trafficking of children at the Super Bowl, according to Alex Branch of the Florida Star Telegram. At a meeting of the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force in Arlington, Texas, Abbott said the Super Bowl is thought to be "one of the biggest human-trafficking events in the United States." He also cited a report estimating that tens of thousands of women and minors were trafficked in the Miami area during Super Bowl XLIV.
So while you're watching the big game this weekend, SCP encourages you to sign a petition in support of the "I'm Not Buying It" campaign to stop human trafficking of America's children, in particular at the Super Bowl.