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Liz McDougall breaks her silence, Mike Lacey bribes?, and Carl Ferrer is held without bond: The latest on Backpage

Liz McDougall breaks her silence, Mike Lacey bribes?, and Carl Ferrer is held without bond: The latest on Backpage

Backpage attorney Liz Mcougall has finally commented on the arrest of Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer on pimping charges. This past week she had the following to say… The attorney for Backpage.com is blasting the raid on the online classified ad portal’s Dallas headquarters and the arrest of chief executive Carl Ferrer as “an election year …

Backpage loses latest bid to keep records private

The last we heard from Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer, he was ordered to turn over all of Backpage’s records to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Instead of doing that, Backpage was given a stay to make a case for themselves. Backpage has always claimed that the First Amendment protects them from prosecution as their …

Backpage ordered to comply with Congressional investigation

I wish I hadn’t put off blogging for so long, because it turns out this story is kind of time sensitive. This past Friday, a federal judge gave Backpage just 10 days to turn over documentation requested by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. This is the subcommittee that has been investigating Backpage’s alleged role …

Backpage CEO no-shows Congressional Hearing

In case you’re wonder why I defaced the picture of Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer I used to do the same thing back in the day with Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster before they closed down their erotic services section. I thought it would be only fair to do the same thing to Ferrer. Anyway we’re not …

Backpage sues Cook County over credit card kerfuffle (From the mouth of Liz McDougall XI)

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 …

Visa and MasterCard can no longer be used on Backpage

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 …

It’s only 10% (From the mouth of Liz McDougall X)

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 …

Backpage money makes strange bedfellows

Lately the state of North Dakota has seen an increase in prostitution and human trafficking due to their recent oil boon. It’s gotten so bad that former victims of sex trafficking are speaking to middle school students to warn them of the dangers of predatory pimps. In an article by the Forum News Service they …

The 18% (From the mouth of Liz McDougall VII)

In offensive against sex trafficking, Ann Wagner steps into controversial realm: The article I linked to from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is about how U.S. Representative Ann Wagner (MO) is endorsing the SAVE Act. The Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act would make it illegal for U.S. websites to allow advertising for prostitution. In the …

Backpage responds to latest legislative effort against them (From the mouth of Liz McDougall VI)

Despite support, sex trade ad bill faces uphill battle: I originally posted about the SAVE act proposed by Illinois Senator Mark Kirk here. Backpage has responded to the latest threat through usual means with the typical response. Let’s hear from Backpage’s legal weasel Liz McDougall… “The aim of stopping the sex trafficking of minors, indeed …

The return of Liz McDougall (From the mouth of Liz McDougall V)

Backpage.com: A haven for underage prostitution?: First please allow me to address the headline. Short answer, yes. Long answer, duh. Anyway it’s been a long time since we last heard from Backapge attorney and mouthpiece Liz McDougall. I had hoped that after Backpage split from Village Voice Media that she smartened up and got out …