NY pair charged with Backpage sex trafficking
Elijah B. Richardson and Jakia J. York
19-year-olds Elijah B. Richardson and Jakia J. York were arrested in Colonie, New York for allegedly forcing a 21-year-old woman into prostitution. The pair are said to have advertised the woman on Backpage. Police say that the pair were keeping the woman hooked on heroin so she’s keep turning tricks…
I don’t care who you are, everyone needs to watch this movie. I watched it illegally online with trial and error, but just find some way to watch it. It’s the true story about a girl who got stuck in child trafficking. It’s brutally honest and sickening, unlike the Hollywood, action-personified movie “Taken”. Everyone needs to see this.
Interesting…a good read to inform yourself on current HT stats
‘Men get raped and molested,’ should be a whole sentence. If you have to tack on the word ‘too,’ then you’re using the experience of male victims to silence females instead of giving them their own space.
Human trafficking and sexual exploitation happens every 30 seconds in this world,sadly.Don’t let it be your daughter,your sister,your niece,your aunt,your mother.
"Representative Christopher H. Smith, Republican of New Jersey and co-chairman of the House anti-human trafficking caucus, and Gov. Chris Christie announced a law enforcement crackdown. Cindy McCain, in advance of next year’s Super Bowl in Arizona, flew in to stand at Mr. Christie’s side, declaring that the Super Bowl is “the largest human-trafficking event on the planet.”
The problem is that there is no substantiation of these claims. The rhetoric turns out to be just that.
No data actually support the notion that increased sex trafficking accompanies the Super Bowl. The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, a network of nongovernmental organizations, published a report in 2011 examining the record on sex trafficking related to World Cup soccer games, the Olympics and the Super Bowl. It found that, “despite massive media attention, law enforcement measures and efforts by prostitution abolitionist groups, there is no empirical evidence that trafficking for prostitution increases around large sporting events.”
Even with this lack of evidence, the myth has taken hold through sheer force of repetition, playing on desires to rescue trafficking victims and appear tough on crime. Whether the game is in Dallas, Indianapolis or New Orleans, the pattern is the same: Each Super Bowl host state forms a trafficking task force to “respond” to the issue; the task force issues a foreboding statement; the National Football League pledges to work with local law enforcement to address trafficking; and news conference after news conference is held. The actual number of traffickers investigated or prosecuted hovers around zero.”
This is a fascinating look at how certain myths are perpetuated. However, as Polaris Project points out, human trafficking is “365 days a year”. To point out data inaccuracies is not to say that modern day slavery doesn’t exist. We just need to reexamine where we think it is.
Read more here:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/01/opinion/the-super-bowl-of-sex-trafficking.html