Trafficking in children around the Super Bowl

Prior to this week’s Super Bowl in the US, police and advocates are trying to stop human trafficking in the city before the big game. This story from the AP describes police and advocacy efforts, and:

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates that at least 100,000 children in the U.S. are victims of prostitution each year.

Granted that this number is an estimate, but even so, that’s unacceptable. Think about it: 100,000 kids involuntarily trafficked each year. If they were a city, they would be Berkeley.