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In his sharpest remarks, Dart criticized the company for suggesting, as it has in the past, that it partners with law enforcement to root out such traffic.“That’s insane.
To be honest with you, I have heard more thoughtful logic out of my 5-year-old,” Dart said at the downtown news conference.
Tony Mecia writes the "Cashing In" column for Credit Cards.com, answering a question every week about credit card rewards. In addition to writing "Cashing In" columns and articles for Credit Cards.com, Mecia writes for a variety of trade and general-interest publications and companies.
Mecia is a freelance business writer based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, shown in January 2015, recently wrote in letters to Visa and Master Card that it is “increasingly indefensible for any corporation to continue to willfully play a central role in an industry that reaps its cash from the victimization of women and girls across the world.”Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, shown in January 2015, recently wrote in letters to Visa and Master Card that it is “increasingly indefensible for any corporation to continue to willfully play a central role in an industry that reaps its cash from the victimization of women and girls across the world.” (Anthony Souffle, Chicago Tribune) Visa on Wednesday became the second major credit card company this week to stop allowing its card to be used to purchase adult ads on
The decision came after a request from Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who wrote to both Visa and Master Card earlier this week about his concerns that the ads are fueling the sex trade -- including the trafficking of minors.
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