Until we are all safe, there is no justice or sustainability

This story in the LA Times breaks the heart. Two dozen teenage girls, vanished. The logical conclusion, given the location close to major US and Mexico markets and the crap police response, is that they are being sold into prostitution.

I wonder if the people who are doing this would be considered as dangerous as Al Qaeda? A shooting rampage or a bomb that killed two dozen would be spectacular news, but a story of the systematic immiseration of these young women and their families appeared quietly in the LA Times. Kudos to Ken Ellingwood for showing that somebody at the Times still cares about real news instead of what Michael Jackson’s cousin’s dogsitter was doing the day Michael died.