Previously I posted about how the Canadian Provinces of Ottawa and Manitoba have called for the removal of the erotic services section of craigslist in their provinces. Now the province of Alberta has also joined in the crusade. Those within the provincial government have called erotic services a “thinly veiled cover for human trafficking.”
Some have criticized Alberta for taking too long to join in the fight but the same could be said for just about any government. By my calculations the erotic services section has been around for 10 years. Why no government decided to step in until last year is beyond me but you all took too long. I’m grateful that steps are being taken to curb the tide of human trafficking online but this could have been done so much sooner and that especially includes the U.S.
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Judge convicts the MySpace ‘pimp god':
29-year-old Terry Clayton Wallace of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada was convicted on pimping charges by a judge this week.
Wallace refered to himself on MySpace as ‘pimp god’ and ‘super agent’ on MySpace. He used MySpace to recruit ‘models’ where they could earn millions.
Let’s go over this again people. Real modeling agents don’t use MySpace pages. They have professionally designed websites. If they do use a MySpace I doubt their models are earning millions.
Child abandoned in cold car outside casino:
A 21-month-old boy was found locked in a car at a Calgary, Alberta casino while his 50-year-old sperm donor was off gambling.
The temperature at the time was a bitter -8C which to us non-conformist Yanks is roughly 18F. The boy was in very light clothes and a blanket blocked the car’s windows so no one could see in. Luckily a passer by heard the child screaming. The child was so upset that he vomited on himself.
The sperm donor was charged with child abandonment.
It seems that he took an even bigger gamble with his son’s well being and lost.
Thanks to Krisitin for the tip.
13-year-old charged after making fake Nexopia account:
A 13-year-old from Alberta may be arrested by the RCMP for making a fake Nexopia profile. He made it with the specific purpose of inviting other kids to leave hate comments about another kid he knows.
Police wish to advise the public that there are consequences for illegally using social networking sites to promote hatred, make threats and bullying. This information is not anonymous once it is in the public domain.
It’s also identity theft. So you may want to teach your kids that they could possibly be arrested for doing something like this. At least in Canada.
Facebook vigilantes identify alleged cat killers:
The Royal Canadian Kilted Facebook Vigilantes have struck once more. I made that name up by the way with heavy influence from Ren and Stimpy.
Anyway this time they’ve published the names of four teenage animal abusers…
In a case of vigilante justice, the identities of four teenage boys accused of killing a cat by putting it in a microwave oven in Camrose, Alta., were posted on a Facebook page on Sunday.
The names of the boys, who were charged with animal cruelty and other offences after allegedly breaking into a home on Dec. 29 and killing the cat, were quickly pulled from the website by police because the accused cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The names had been posted on one of several group pages condemning the boys’ actions and threatening violence, said Sgt. Tony Thomsen.
Now while I think these scumbag animal abusers should be hung by a certain body part the Canadian Facebook Vigilantes have to understand that by posting the offenders name not only are they possibly impeding the investigation but they could be getting themselves in trouble as well.
Now if I was some kind of unscrupulous person I would remind the Canadian Facebook Vigilantes that the Youth Criminal Justice Act doesn’t affect Americans.