A Challenge to the Minnesota Heroes!

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By: VillageVoicePimp.com
Thomas D. Jensen, President
Hennepin County Bar Association

Minneapolis has seen a flurry of protestation against Village Voice's child trafficking ad business, backpage.com.  

And now a new hero emerges.

When asked: "Have you decided to part business ties with the child trafficking ad business?"

Hennepin County Bar Association President Thomas D. Jensen, didn't bat an eye and immediately discontinued the arrangement the Bar had with the Minneapolis City pages.

When the Bar Association was simply info'd that they had an ad in a paper owned by the infamous Village Voice Media, the child trafficking ad business people, the Bar jumped into action, even when Mr. Jensen was out of the country last week.

Congratulations Mr. Jensen!  It's people like you that still give us faith in the human race! 

There have been other heroic actions in the Minneapolis area recently:

-  The Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution calling for the closure of the adult section of Backpage.com.

-  The St. Paul City Council also called on Village Voice Media, to discontinue the adult section "because it serves as a platform to traffic minors for sex."

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said, “This is disgusting. Far too many young women are being kidnapped and forced into prostitution. As a society, we owe them something better. People who commit these crimes should know we will vigorously prosecute them.”

- Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says, "It is time that Backpage.com takes responsibility for their complicity in the trafficking of young girls, and ceases their involvement in this kind of activity. By its acts and omissions, Backpage.com is encouraging, causing and contributing to illegal sex trafficking of children in our community."

- Minneapolis Police sergeant Grant Snyder who has been vigorously arresting Backpage pimps had an ad denied by Backpage!  His ad submitted with his photo had this message: “Answer an ad and I’ll see you soon”.  But backpage deleted it!  Sergeant Snyder said he thought it was a good idea.  

- “Minnesota has one of the only organizations in the country, Breaking Free, Inc.  which provides services to women and children who have been sexually exploited – housing, food and support groups, according to Volunteer Manager Terry Forliti. 

- Even hotel employees are  being trained to spot signs of trafficking within their businesses.  Local investigators, prosecutors and women's advocates lead the training.

Although you are way ahead of the country, you Minnesota folks haven't sealed the deal yet.

The only thing that Village Voice understands is the jingle in their pocket.    They don't give a hoot about young girls sexually enslaved.

Therefore, VillageVoicePimp.com (your source for everything Backpage!) has an earnest request for you heroes in the State of 10,000 Lakes and the Land of Sky-Blue Waters.

Gently elbow the below advertisers of Minneapolis City Pages and whisper to them that they are supporting a child trafficking ad business.  

What do you say folks?  Can you Minnesota heroes arrange that?  If so, you will lead the country in talking to Village Voice in the language they understand.

And then you may start waking up some civic responsibility in twelve other cities that also have a Village Voice Media newspaper:

Village Voice / New York
LA Weekly / Los Angeles
Westword / Denver
New Times / Phoenix
Houston Press / Houston
Observer / Dallas  (Wake up Dallas! Backpage HQ is in your midst!)
Riverfront Times / St. Louis
New Times / Miami
New Times / Broward
OC Weekly / Orange County
Seattle Weekly / Seattle
SF Weekly / San Francisco

The advertisers are probably unaware that they are ultimately supporting a child sex trafficking ad business, Village Voice Media, its CEO Jim Larkin, the Executive Editor Michael Lacey, the ubiquitous defender of backpage, Editor in Chief Tony Ortega, a paid Madam (er, attorney) Liz McDougall and Minneapolis City Pages editor Kevin Hoffman, who heretofore has remained a hidden player in the child trafficking ad business.

Minneapolis City Pages advertisers:  (You can see evidence that City Pages is owned by Village Voice Media here:  http://www.villagevoicemedia.com/   (see bottom left)

    331 Club
    400 bar
    4U Foot
    A Total Pleasure Retreat
    Aa1 Absolute Perfect 10
    Acme Comedy Co
    Adele's Frozen Custard
    Al & Alma's
    ALM Corner Cafe
    American Apparel
    American Pie Pizza
    Amsterdam Bar and Hall
    Anc Communications
    Anheuser Busch
    Annie's Kitty Kat Club
    Asian Massage
    Bad Waitress Coffee Shop
    Ban Sabai
    Bar Abilene
    Bar Louie
    Barnes & Noble
    Big Marina
    Blue Nile
    BodyFlow Massage
    Brothers Bar & Grill
    Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
    Buffalo Exchange
    Bunker's Music Bar and Grill
    Cajun Club
    Cajun Potluck
    Canterbury Park
    Catalina's Restaurant
    Cause Spirit and Soundbar
    Cedar Cultural Center
    Charity Car Auctions
    Charms Rejuvenation
    Charter Media Group, Inc.
    Chateau St. Croix Winery
    Chiang Mai Thai
    Choice Gentleman's Club
    Church of Scientology
    Crafty Planet
    Cuzzy's Bar & Grill
    David Fong's
    Defiant Tattoo and Body Piercing
    Deja Vu
    Demarcus Chaney
    Diageo (Captain Morgan) c/o Carat
    Dinkytown Optical
    Dog House Bar and Grill
    Down In The Valley, Inc.
    Downtown Cabaret
    Dream Girls
    Dugout Bar
    Eclipse Records
    El Paraiso
    El Taco Riendo
    Elko Speedway
    Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Club
    Fine Line Music Cafe
    First Avenue
    First Media Group
    First Media Group
    FOCUS c/o Allied - THA
    Franconia Sculpture Park
    Fridley Lions Club
    Fridley Video
    Ginger Hop
    Golden Thyme
    Grand Avenue Dental
    Great Expectations
    Great Wall Massage
    Green Spoon
    Gypsy Moon
    Gypsy Road Saloon
    Ham's Sandwich Shop
    Han Massage
    Harmony Message
    Health Massage
    Healthy Touch Message
    Hell's Kitchen
    Holistic Healing Massage
    Hudson Massage
    Integra Corps.
    Jade Presents
    Jam Productions
    Janna's Hides & Rides
    Josh Johnson, Attorney at Law
    Kelsey Weidell
    King Of Diamonds
    Kinsen Noodles & Bar
    Lake Wine & Cheese
    Lamplighter Lounge
    Las Teresitas
    Lee's Liquor Lounge
    Lickety Split's Erotic Pleasures
    Linnan & Associates
    Love Dr.
    Mainstreet Bar & Grill
    Maple Tavern
    Marina Grill and Deli
    Marquette Place, One Ten Grant, 740 River Drive1
    Mayslack's Restaurant
    McNally Smith College of Music
    Medina Entertainment Center
    Memory Lanes
    Mi Amore Spa& Bodyworks
    Michelob Golden Light
    Mid-america Festivals (for Rennaissance Festiv)
    Midwest Supplies
    Minneapolis Eagles Club 34
    Minnesota Music Cafe
    Moonlight Asian Massage
    Mort's Deli
    Multi Media
    Neisen's Sports Bar and Grill
    Nomad World Pub
    NSC Minnesota Stars
    Orange Theory Fitness
    Origins Asian Spa
    OSC c/o Allied - THA
    P.d. Pappy's
    Palmers Bar
    Park Plaza Apartments
    Park Tavern
    Peelers/class Act - Email To Renu
    Pernod Ricard
    Pig & Fiddle
    Prairie Home Companion, A
    Progressive Computing, Llc
    Pupuseria and Restaurant El Centro
    Ray-J's American Grill
    Red Sea
    RedEye Distribution
    Rice Street Music
    Rick's Cabaret
    Rooster's BBQ Deli
    Royal Thai Massage
    Rye Delicatessen & Bar
    Saint Agnes Baking
    Sandra Anderson
    Santorini Taverna & Grill
    Schmitt Music
    Sensation Massage Downtown
    Sex World
    Shorewood Bar & Grill
    Shu Therapy Massage
    Smitten Kitten
    Somos Peru
    Sony Picture Classics c/o S. Callan Adve
    Sony Pictures c/o McCann-Erickson (LA)
    Spanut Wellness Center (see Super Spa)
    Specs Appeal
    Spring Massage
    Spring Street Tavern
    St. Croix Vineyards
    St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church
    St. Paul Saints
    Starlight Asian Massage
    Stop Swap And Shop
    Street Team
    Summit Brewing Company
    Sunlight Asian Massage
    Sunrise cyclery
    Super Spa
    Taqueria La Hacienda
    Taqueria Los Ocampo
    Teligence (US) Inc. - AUTO
    Teppanyaki Grill Supreme Buffet
    The Brick
    The Gay 90's
    The Pourhouse
    The Seville
    Theraputic Massage
    Times Shamrock
    Tonia/Lisa Mikulak
    Top Shelf
    Treasure Island
    Treasures Massage
    Triple Rock Social Club
    Turf Club
    Tuttle's Bowling
    United Noodles
    Uptown Cheapskate
    Valley Auto Group
    Varsity Theater
    Verizon Wireless Center for Riverfront
    Video Lease- Auto Renew
    Viebahn - Call
    Vogue Day Asian Massage
    Wellness Spa
    Whiskey Junction
    Wilebski's Blues Saloon
    Wookie Foot
    Wuhang Therapeutic Massage
    Zipps Liquor Store

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