In the buildup to the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium earlier this month, Gov. Chris Christie and acting state Attorney General John Hoffman repeatedly told the public about the threat of human trafficking surrounding such a big event. Tragically, it turns out those warnings were prophetic.
The Super Bowl is bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the New York-New Jersey area, and law enforcement authorities want to make sure they don't worsen an already widespread human trafficking problem.
Dozens of hotel staff members were trained by the state this week on how to identify victims and indicators of human trafficking, a crime that's expected to go into overdrive when New Jersey hosts Super Bowl XLVIII.