# Human trafficking
DougCo targets massage businesses in human trafficking crackdown
[DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] — Douglas County will begin requiring licenses from massage businesses in unincorporated areas of the county to crack down on illegal activities like prostitution and human trafficking.
Human Trafficking Awareness Walk on 7/30
The Love Outreach Center will be holding a Human Trafficking Awareness walk on Saturday, July 30th at 11 AM CST in Morris, IL. The walk will begin at ReMax Realtors located at 101 East Waverly Street at the corner of Waverly and Division Street. The participants will then walk about six blocks south to the Grundy County Courthouse located at 111 E. Washington Street.
Marjorie Taylor-Greene And 19 Other Republicans Voted Against a Bill To Prevent Human-Trafficking and Help Victims
Marjorie Taylor-GreeneGage Skidmore, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. On July 26, Georgia's Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor-Greene was one of just 20 House Republicans who voted against the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention & Protection Reauthorization Act of 2022. Given that the bill was intended to put in place measures to prevent human-trafficking, to punish those who commit the crime and to help those who have been victim of it, her motivation to vote against seems hard to understand.
Florida’s Matt Gaetz Is One of 20 House Republicans To Vote Against Human Trafficking Bill: It Passed by 401 Votes to 20
Rep. Matt GaetzGage Skidmore, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. It's been a busy few days for Florida's Republican Representative Matt Gaetz, and he's managed to ensure that he will remain in the headlines for a few more days. On July 26 he was one of just 20 House Republicans who voted against the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention & Protection Reauthorization Act of 2022.
Pocono Man Sentenced For Human Trafficking
Sentencing for the human trafficking hotel case in Bartonsville that shocked the area has finally concluded. The defendants were convicted after a two-week trial back in October 2020. However, sentencing for the defendant, co-defendant, and the businesses involved has just been carried out over a year and a half later.
New Senate Bills Take Aim at Human Trafficking Industry
A shot of traffic along Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. The New York State Senate has passed a new legislative package aimed at addressing the now-estimated one hundred-fifty-billion-dollar human trafficking industry. The bills are primarily directed towards major transportation hubs, where trafficking is most likely occurring, while also focusing on providing more public education on the matter and more resources for victims.
Consumer Bureau Takes Action to Protect Victims of Human Trafficking
Bureau notes negative credit reporting can haunt survivors. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is using its rulemaking authority to take steps to protect survivors of human trafficking.
Denver massage parlor operators indicted for human trafficking
Justice holds her scales.Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash. (Denver, Colo.) A statewide grand jury indicted three massage parlor operators for allegedly conspiring to coerce women into sexual activity for money with customers at three spas in Denver and Jefferson Counties.
New Documentary Alleges Epstein-Clinton Relationship
A South African mother and business owner named Juliette Bryant is one of the latest former victims of Jeffrey Epstein to come forth publicly with details about the pedophile financier’s relationship with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, also husband to 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Kennedy Isom Missing Teen from Silver Spring, Maryland
Kennedy Isom is a missing 14-year-old teen that was last seen by family at Montgomery Blair High School.Image from the Black and Missing Foundation. Kennedy Isom's family is desperately seeking answers for the whereabouts of the missing 14-year-old student-athlete. Kennedy was last seen when she was dropped off at school, on Friday, April 1, 2022, at approximately 12:30 p.m., in the 50 block of University Boulevard East. Her father, the owner of Too Tall's Island Grill has shared on his Facebook page,
15-Year-Old Alicia Bryant Still Missing out of Sacramento
Alicia is a missing 15-year-old from Sacramento that is possibly a trafficking victim.Image from the Black and Missing Foundation. Alicia Aaliyah Marie Bryant, 15, disappeared on March 11 and hasn’t been seen since. Bryant is missing out of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, and her family is worried she could be a victim of human trafficking.
Sex offender compliance sweep conducted in Moreno Valley
There were 321 registered sex offenders living in Moreno Valley as of March 25, 2022, according to Citydata.com. On Thursday, March 24, 2022, about 9:00 AM, members of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s station sex registrant compliance unit, in partnership with multiple local and state agencies and the Riverside District Attorney’s office, conducted a sexual offender compliance sweep at locations within the city of Moreno Valley.
Bastrop’s Foster Care System Accused of Trafficking Kids
Just twenty or so miles East of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is Bastrop, Texas, a still-small city whose local economy has seen rapid economic growth in the past few years. Unfortunately, the city is also grapplying with a child sex trafficking crisis that has been directly tied to multiple perpetrators employed by the state’s crumbling foster care system.
Trades of Hope Inspire 2022 VLOG Part 1 | Fair Trade Direct Sales Conference
It has been a few years since Inspire has been able to be in person, and we missed it so much! I have been a partner with Trades of Hope since 2017, and attended my first conference just 3 weeks later. I've been attending every year since, and Luke came with for his first one in 2018! He loves getting to hang out with the Bros of Hope while I'm in my morning sessions, and he gets to attend the evening sessions with me! Trades of Hope is not a charity or a not for profit. We believe sustainable business is a long-term solution for change over charity. Over all, women in developing countries do not want charity. They want an opportunity. They want to feel the same pride we feel when they are able to take care of their families. And without an American women selling these products and raising awareness, our artisans would not have a sustainable income. If you would like to learn more about Trades of Hope, please feel free to reach out! <a href="https://www.instagram.com/tawny.austin">https://www.instagram.com/tawny.austin</a>/
Becoming aware of human trafficking
Human trafficking is human slavery. People are pressured, lied to, or otherwise forced into jobs that take away their freedoms and power. Sometimes they have been enticed through romantic relationships, sometimes by concerned "friends" who offer to help them. Sometimes they have been kidnapped, sometimes threatened by immigration status.
Contra Costa County DA hosts human trafficking zoom conversation
(Lisa Maree Williams / Getty Images) (CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif.) The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is inviting all residents to attend a critical conversation on human trafficking.
College Student Madelyn Allen Found Naked and Covered in Coal
Madelyn Allen(Photo: Facebook) On Monday, December 13, 2021,19-year-old college student Madelyn Allen disappeared. Madelyn hadn’t been seen since she left her dorm at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah that evening just before 9:30 pm.