UPDATED: Nebraskan public safety director/ex-police chief calls escort services “fronts for belly dancers…prostitution.” Umm, WTH?!?

UPDATE (3-7-12, 2:45 pm)
Blog post from Tom Casady on the misquotation incident; link to the transcript of his testimony (where the quote was taken from) in the comments of his entry.

UPDATE (3-7-12, 1:53 pm)
The Daily Nebraskan has written a retraction of this quote, but regretfully, it’s only in their print edition, and the PDF, downloadable here.

The original article stands uncorrected, so the error is still on the e-record. See page 2 for the printed retraction.

UPDATE (3-6-12, 8:15 pm)
Via a comment on this blog and email communication to HipMix.net, Tom Casady has confirmed that this is indeed a misquote. Waiting to hear what the Daily Nebraskan has to say on the whole matter.

Original entry, earlier 3-6-12

According to Nebraskan public safety director and ex-police chief Tom Casady, belly dancers are the same as prostitutes, using escort services as fronts for their “services.” In March 5, 2012 Daily Nebraskan News article on sex trafficking and the internet, Casady is quoted as saying:

“Escort services are fronts for erotic dancers, belly dancers, erotic massages and prostitution,” Casady told the Judiciary Committee. They become fronts of human trafficking when force, fraud or coercion enter the mix.

Belly dancers…what do you think? Are we going to let this outrageous and potentially damaging quote stand unchallenged? I encourage you to leave your thoughts in the comments on the article (linked below) and to contact the Daily Nebraskan News and the Lincoln Police department to let them know just how wrong they–and Casady–are about us.

Daily Nebraskan News article

Lincoln Police Department

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