Posts tagged with: human trafficking

Is There Any News on Human Trafficking

Every single day I review the global press for references to Human Trafficking, as the scourge of slavery is not unique to any one geographic locale. Rare is the day that I don’t receive 5-10 articles to review.  On 18 […]






Human Trafficking: 474 arrested 28 rescued California Operation Reclaim and Rebuild

Kudos to the law enforcement agencies of California for their coordinated effort to address human trafficking and rid the streets of those who exploit others. KTLA (TV) reports: Source: 474 Arrested, 28 Sexually Exploited Children Rescued During Statewide Human Trafficking Operation: […]






TraffickCam a New Tool to Combat Sex Trafficking / Child Pornography

There’s a new tool in the toolbox of law enforcement and those who are determined to combat the scourge of sex trafficking and the exploitation of minors via child pornography, the TraffickCam. What is the TraffickCam? Here’s how the TraffickCam […]






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Alaska Airline Flight Attendant: Rescues Teenage Human Trafficking Victim

Though it was six years ago, Shelia Fedrick of Alaska Airlines actions in saving a young girl being transported from Seattle to San Francisco by a sex trafficker, has provided the grist for human trafficking awareness training for other flight […]






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Sex Trafficking: Grooming within suburbia

  Grooming in Suburbia Grooming of girls (and boys) and young women from seemingly protected and immune suburban neighborhoods is one of the most lucrative methodologies used by sex traffickers. In her book, The Slave Across the Street, Teresa Flores’ describes […]






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Book Review: The Slave Across the Street

I just finished reading “The Slave Across the Street” which is a first person account of how Theresa Flores, at age 15 found herself enslaved in Michigan.  Flores’ describes the circumstances surrounding her enslavement to include, how those who exploited […]






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Sex Trafficking – The Buyers – Demanding Justice Report 2014

Sex trafficking of minors, aka sexual exploitation of minors, continues in all corners of the world, and law enforcement is becoming more sensitized toward as to how the individual minor prostituting themselves are the victims. Shared Hope International released their […]






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The Child Next Door – Human Trafficking can find its way to your neighborhood

The child next door? Yes sadly, human trafficking has reached into our enclaves of peace and tranquility, as articulated recently at a panel discussion in Craven County, North Carolina recently. But this is not new news, we can look back […]






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Human Trafficking – Slavery at Sea

On 25 January 2014, Scottish Express carried a story, “Boat Slave Shame of Fishing Industry” which details slavery at sea, the continued practice of bringing in foreign workers to man the fishing fleets and then isolating and effectively enslaving these workers. […]






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Human Trafficking – TVPRA (Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Act) in President Obama’s Hands

The combined bill passed through both houses last week (28 Feb 2013), with The Senate voting 93-5 and The House voting 286 to 138. The passage of the TVPRA follows 2.5 years of congressional debate, rewrites, exclusions and inclusions. The bill was presented to President Obama for signature on 4 March 2013.











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Sex Trafficking & Super Bowl

Super Bowl XLVII is coming to New Orleans – You can be aware, and make it more difficult for the criminal element to operate within the fringes of the Super Bowl. If you are a the Super Bowl and you see a child proffering themselves up for sex, please don’t turn your head – call 911 – or call the National Human Trafficking Hotline – 1-888-373-7888 – or visit the web site Free-NOLA











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Children as a commodity – Human Trafficking & Sex Trafficking

Those who are unfamiliar with the terms “sex trafficking” or “human trafficking” I hope will envision children being bought and sold, for the use of others – child slavery would also be an apropos term. This isn’t isolated to some poor unfortunates in a far away land. Look around and you will see it; look around and understand. The year is now 2012 and we continue to see an ever increasing number of fellow humans being trafficked and enslaved. In fact, the number of persons believed to be enslaved in 2012 is at its greatest level in the history of mankind.











Sex Trafficking & Exploitation – 2012 – Village Voice

Today I opened up the NY Times web page to see Nicholas D. Kristoff’s piece “Where Pimps Peddle Their Goods” which speaks to how Village Voice Media accepts advertising on their websites which offers lightly veiled solicitations for the services of “escorts” and the like, both male and female. The reality is that this is unvarnished advertising by pimps who have exerted control over individuals whom they force to prostitute themselves.

In reading Kristoff’s piece, I was particularly taken back by this portion, “Liz McDougall, general counsel of Village Voice Media, told me that it is “shortsighted, ill-informed and counterproductive”











Book Review: Off the Street

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Detective Christopher Baughman of the Las Vegas Police Department in person and chatting with him about his book, “Off the Street.” (to be released September 2011). You see Detective Baughman is the lead for the Las Vegas PD’s Pandering Investigation Team, part of Las Vegas Vice, and his book details the team’s first case. His mild manner belays his internal fire to protect those who are unable to protect themselves. Our discussion ranged from technologies described in his book, to human trafficking situation in Las Vegas where literally hundreds of vulnerable children and adults are manipulated into the sex trade. I also asked his permission to share the review pre-publication, to which he agreed. Read more…











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Parents Selling Their Children – Sexual Exploitation of Minors

There are days when you read a piece in the news and shake your head in disbelief. That was the case yesterday when I read of a couple (Anthony Wayne Hart, 47 and his wife Kathy Lee Hart, 43) indicteded in Madison County, Virginia on charges of “human traffiicking” of their daughters. The grand jury indictment read, “arranging for their 13 and 14-year-old daughters to provide companionship and affection to male individuals in exchange for money and goods …” The incidents took place between 10 October 2009 and 24 February 2011.











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Sex Trafficking in the United States – 2 New Voices (“Real Men Don’t Buy Girls”)

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher launch their foundation to address sex trafficking of children in the United States. The skeptic says, “This can not be.” The hopeful says, “There aren’t many.” And the activist says, “Where are they and how can I make a difference.” I want to spark the activist in all of us, educate the skeptic in each of us and engage with you the shared hope that if we each take one demonstrable action we can take one of these individuals who are exploiting our youth off the street and make a difference to many children – today and tomorrow. — Read more…











Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2011

Today is January 11, 2011, Human Trafficking Awareness Day, unfortunately.  The 13th Amendment was signed by President Lincoln on February 1, 1865, unfortunately some 100+ years has been insufficient to remove slavery from the United States.  So we who live […]






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