Ostensibly the request is to quell sex trafficking, despite that fact that sex trafficking is a relatively minor problem in the United States. To be sure, there are certainly instances of the illicit sex trade taking place in the nation, but the numbers have been vastly overinflated to the point of being meaningless. Sadly, all it takes to allow citizens’ rights to be eroded is to stoke fears and play on their emotions, as we have seen recently with attempts at gun control and the war on terror.
DHS is asking hotel staffs to report guests who have “many” condoms in their garbage (whatever that means), rooms that smell like cigarettes, and even tattoos that are “unusual.” Those are just a few of the highlights from the list of 18 items and behaviors to look out for, almost all of which could be considered normal behavior for anybody who doesn’t live in Pleasantville.
A survey of students’ carnal knowledge sparked a national controversy Tuesday — and led to an apology from the University of Southern California.
The clash was over a mandatory online class that asked students to tally and reveal the number of sex partners they had been with over the last three months, multiple students confirmed to the Daily News.
The course grew out of a federal mandate to address sexual assault on campus and was a prerequisite for all incoming and continuing students at USC, an email to undergrad Jacob Ellenhorn said.