In reference to the story: Super Bowl prostitution: 100,000 hookers didn't show, but America's latest political scam did.
(Editor's Note) On February 10, 2011, Traffick911 issued the following press release detailing the involvement of a coalition of more than 50 organizations that sought to "combat potential sex trafficking" at this year's Super Bowl activities. This press release reveals the results of the coalition's efforts. Traffick911 hosted the coalition and maintained a command center that monitored numerous web sites, including backpage.com. The Dallas Observer and backpage.com are owned by the same parent company, Village Voice Media Holdings. Many of these groups have called for the shuttering of backpage.com and the adult services listed therein.
Traffick911 Press Release
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.