Monday, 2 April 2012

Prostitutes Tattooed With Bar Codes By Pimps In Spain

Via The Washington Post: "Spanish police arrested 22 suspected pimps who allegedly used violence to force women into prostitution and tattooed them with bar codes as a sign of ownership, officials said Saturday. Police are calling the gang the "bar code pimps." Officers freed one 19-year-old woman who had been beaten, held against her will and tattooed with a bar code and an amount of money — €2,000 ($2,650) — which investigators believe was the debt the gang wished to extort before releasing her...". Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur, Steve Oh and Irinia discuss on The Young Turks.

1 comment:

  1. A pity they use this horrible abuse as an argument FOR legalizing a business that cannot be separated from violence, corruption and rape. That is Patriarchal Fantasyland. Whatever its legal status, prostitution remains the world's oldest oppression.