Indiana Votes 11-1 To Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws

“Last week the Criminal Code Evaluation Commission voted 11-1 to recommend a measure that would tighten laws that currently make it illegal only for a parent or guardian to sell a child for the purpose of prostitution.” This is why having a law on the books is not enough. Laws have to be reviewed and…

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Austria, Bulgaria, Poland and Greece Cooperate In Trafficking Ring Bust

“The case was referred to the regional criminal office in Vienna and the Federal criminal offices, which get into contact with the Bulgarian counterparts immediately. The Austrian authorities and the Bulgarian unit for fight against human trafficking within the General Directorate for Fight against Organised Crime started cooperating on the case. The operation was also…

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AU: Slain Rescuer’s Parents Plead For Prosecution Against Traffickers In Victoria’s Legal Brothels

Attempting to legislate prostitution provides a “legitimate business facade” behind which human trafficking thrives. This is an example of collateral damage. Anyone can be beaten, tortured or otherwise forced to say they’re doing something willingly. Plea to stop suspected traffickers running brothels Nick McKenzie and Maris BeckNovember 23, 2011 THE parents of a Melbourne man…

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93 Victims of Sex Slavery Aged 14-17 Evacuated from Mali to Nigeria

We have to find a way to help these poorer countries deal with the magnitude of their trafficking problems even as we struggle with our own.  The numbers are too staggering to turn away from.  Governments with more sophisticated techniques can share any useful and applicable knowledge of border security, identifying trafficking and working with…

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ASU Professor Dominique Roe-Sepowitz Receives $30,000 to Help Address Sex Trafficking

Education, education, education.  Bravo. Social Work professor earns grant to address sex trafficking issues November 21, 2011 Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, associate professor in the School of Social Work, has received $30,000 in grants to address issues involving sexually exploited children and adults. The first $15,000 grant will provide psycho-education to survivors of sex trafficking at six…

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Chicago Pimp Awaits Verdict For Trafficking, Branding Minors

Here’s hoping this Chicago jury sets a precedent heard round the world. Many states are pushing for life in prison for the trafficking of minors.  It’s certainly warranted here. Case against accused Chicago pimp goes to the jury BY NATASHA KORECKI Federal Courts Reporternkorecki@suntimes.com Updated: November 19, 2011 2:06 AM The case of a 32-year-old Chicago pimp…

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Cosmetology Licenses Fenced For Use In Human Trafficking

Most of us have heard about nail salons and spas being a common method of covering human trafficking.  I never considered who was obtaining the licenses, I assumed they were forged. Fencing beauty school certification.  Who would connect that with human trafficking?  Conceivably, lives could have been saved by someone doing just that.  Beautiful. S.C.…

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Glazed Eye Syndrome Almost Universal: Hope For A Cure, Meet Srey Pov

A story you’ll have to fight to read past the first few paragraphs.  Good. The Face of Modern Slavery By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF OP-ED COLUMNIST Published: November 16, 2011 Phnom Penh, Cambodia When I write about human trafficking as a modern form of slavery, people sometimes tune out as their eyes glaze over. So, Glazed Eyes,…

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Ruthless Nigerian Syndicate: NAPTIP Uncovers 8 Human Trafficking Routes

Yet another story voicing the need for action now, before the problem is past controlling.  Worldwide bickering over budgets to deal with these problems will become moot when it becomes neccessary to use everything we have to fight with them. NAPTIP Uncovers 8 Human Trafficking Routes 16 Nov 2011 By  Damilola Oyedele The National Agency…

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Houston: Close to 10,000 Documented Gang Members Manipulated By Cartels

For those who scoff and say estimates for Human Traffickers are overinflated, political manipulations; pay attention. Chilling is an understatement. Battle for the Border: Cartel Battle Heads North Reported by: Jordan Williams Last Update: 3:09 am HOUSTON – Houston is a huge hub for drug and human trafficking. The city’s highways make it easy for the…

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International Cooperation Needed To Fight Piracy, Drug and Human Trafficking

Indian Ocean: International cooperation against piracy as well as human and drug trafficking by Melani Manel Perera 11/15/2011 18:25 SRI LANKA Galle (AsiaNews) – “The lack of a coordinated international effort to uphold maritime security not only affects oceangoing vessels, but also the national security of coastal nations, and therefore cooperation among countries with interests…

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New York Home To Thousands More Trafficking Victims Than Estimated

Hofstra study shows thousands of human trafficking victims in N.Y. Posted by Fran Berkman on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 New York is home to thousands more human trafficking victims than official sources had previously estimated. A new study, carried out by researchers at Hofstra University and a non-profit support group, found that private support groups have worked…

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MS-13 Gang Expanding It’s Human Trafficking Territory In 42 States

I disagree with the title stating this is new territory for gangs. They’ve been active, they’re just expanding. Fast. Gangs Enter New Territory With Sex Trafficking by CARRIE JOHNSON November 14, 2011 In Fairfax County, Virginia, gang members, who have forced girls as young as 12 into prostitution, are being sent to prison. Prosecutors in Virginia…

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After Saddam: Human Trafficking Stories and Statistics Emerging

Since the U.S. invasion of Iraq thousands of women and girls have been trafficked for sexual exploitation, finds a report published today by the London-based Social Change Through Education in the Middle East. Study Details Sex-Traffic in Post-Saddam Iraq By Hajer Naili WeNews correspondent Wednesday, November 9, 2011 (WOMENSENEWS)– Since the U.S. invasion of Iraq…

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Special Dutch Police At Shiphol Bust Human Trafficking Ring Out Of Iran

With the proliferation worldwide of cases using counterfeit travel documents, identity papers and in-country benefit cards, I think we could use the “Catch Me If You Can” approach and get our best counterfeiters out of prison and working off their time helping to solve these cases. A special team of military police at Amsterdam Schiphol…

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