There was a gigantic prostitution sting in Texas. Authorities claim they are attempting to stop sex trafficking and protect victims, but is that really true? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Texas law enforcement officers have heroically “saved” dozens of “sex trafficking victims” by putting them in jail and plastering their mugshots on Facebook.

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According to local media outlets, the McLennan police department carried out a sting operation in which officers posed as both sex workers and clients, netting 56 arrests (and 61 arrest warrants overall). They pitched the sting as a way to bust sex traffickers and help their victims.

But as Reason points out, it seems the majority of arrests were of adult women and a handful of men alleged to be their pimps, not underage victims or women pressed into sex work against their will.”

Read more here: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/texas-cops-brag-about-jailing-adults-for-consensual-sex-and-smear-them-on-facebook/

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

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