Breaking Backpage: A prosecutor’s quest to fight sex trafficking in America

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New York Daily News

“Taking Down Backpage: Fighting the World’s Largest Sex Trafficker” by Maggy Krell; NYU Press (192 pages, $22.95) ——— It’s the best justice system money can buy. As a prosecutor in California, Maggy Krell saw that unfairness daily, particularly when cops would do sweeps of streetwalkers. Pimps and johns who exploited prostitutes went free. The women went to jail. Krell’s book, “Taking Down Backpage: Fighting the World’s Largest Sex Trafficker,” is about her yearslong fight to change that. And it explains how she defeated a billion-dollar business that profited from selling human beings, some a…

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