The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

If you’ve been reading this site for any substantial amount of time, you’ll recognize the name Tom Dart. He is the Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, which is one of the largest jurisdictions in the country. Sheriff Dart is also one of the most dedicated opponents of Backpage. He is largely credited as being the …

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The last we heard in the saga between Backpage and Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff Tom Dart the injunction against him had been repealed. Backpage was trying to get a restraining order against Sheriff Dart since he allegedly convinced Visa and Mastercard to stop doing business with Backpage over child prostitution and human trafficking concerns. That …

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Earlier today a federal judge denied an injunction request Backpage made against Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff Tom Dart. As you may recall Sheriff Dart previously had a temporary restraining order put against him by Backpage after he petitioned Visa and Mastercard to stop doing business with Backpage over sex trafficking concerns. In his 29-page order, …

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Earlier today Backpage was granted a temporary restraining order against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. Dart was the man behind the campaign to get the major credit card companies to stop processing payments to Backpage because of their ‘alleged’ involvement with human trafficking and child prostitution. The 10 day order basically bars Sheriff Dart or …

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In response to the major credit card companies cutting all ties with Backpage, they have filed a lawsuit against Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff Tom Dart. The suit asks for damages for the revenue they’ve lost from their ‘adult service’ ads. Let’s hear from Backpage’s legal team including head legal weasel Liz McDougall… “Sheriff Dart’s actions …

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With Visa and Mastercard recently cutting ties with Backpage the controversial website is now allowing sex ads to be posted for free with the insulting promo code of #FREESPEECH. Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel after all. I guess #FREEDOMFORALL as a promo code was shot down, or in Backpage’s case chained to …

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This week both Visa and MasterCard said that their cards will no longer be able to be used to place ads on Backpage. Both credit card companies had been asked by Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff Tom Dart to discontinue doing business with Backpage over the obvious human trafficking that takes place on the site. Sheriff …

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In the run up to Super Bowl weekend Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Tom Dart placed ads on Backpage stating that they will be conducting prostitution stings using Backpage. They were still able to arrest 60 people. As funny as that is that’s not really why I wanted to talk about this article. Once again we …

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Judge: Craigslist not liable for prostitution ads: The lawsuit filed against craigslist by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has been dismissed by a U.S. District Judge. If you’ll recall Sheriff Dart filed a highly publicized lawsuit against craigslist for their thinly veiled ads for prostitution. At one point Sheriff Dart called craigslist the biggest pimp …

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Officials say Craigslist is still selling sex: Cook County, Illinois Sheriff Tom Dart says that he is not dropping his lawsuit against craigslist and that they are basically yanking his chain when it comes to their boasts about curbing prostitution on their site. “It makes me wonder, do they really think I’m sort of stupid, …

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