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The ‘Adult services’ ads

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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:30 am | Updated: 11:34 am, Thu May 10, 2012.

Dear Editor:

Your article “Meng knew firm’s ties to adult ads” (May 3, multiple editions) about the Queens Tribune newspaper printing ads promoting “Adult services” while having a consulting and printing firm, Multi-Media, had important information missing. The information that was missing was that Congressman Gary Ackerman is a part-owner of the Tribune.

There is certainly something wrong with this picture. While Meng and others were testifying in front of Congress to pass a bill that would end the exploitation of non speaking women, trafficking, and prostitution, the congressman’s newspaper “featured 37 ads promoting adult services, including 23 promoting the use of Asian women.”

The congressman started the Tribune in the 1970s and continues to have a stake in it. Would publishing those ads be called procuring?

Here is just another example of a congressperson putting monies before morals and the protection of women.

Joyce Shepard, CSW

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