Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Our children... expendable?

A person does not have to be moved between borders to be trafficked.  They don't have to be used for sex to be considered trafficked, either.  In part, the definition of someone who is trafficked is someone who is coerced and/or forced into labor.

In the news today:

Mexican drug cartels recruiting Texas children

Would you consider your child expendable?  Can you imagine the fear these children must feel?  Their parents?  How helpless is law enforcement right now?  They do all they can and then...evil gets more creative.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

John's School

Hope.  Little victories.  One step at a time.  We'll take them... each and every one.

SPD's John School Aims To Expose Dangers of Sex Trade

Proverbs 31:8-9

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Crafty & Tricky

Sex is a powerful motivator.  satan knows it and uses it whenever he can.  Unfortunately, it's often in the most sickening of ways.  I will never know who she is but I applaud the woman who had the courage to go to the police when she knew something about the alleged assailant was wrong.  Very wrong.  I usually avoid personal opinions in these posts but I pray for justice in this case.  This man's alleged attacks and mode of operation makes me sick to my stomach.  It is just this type of person, though, who keeps women believing they have no options once they have been prostituted.  They are told and quickly believe they are sub-human and no longer count.  Bravo to the woman who came forward first and bravo to his subsequent victims who have identified him as their assailant. 

Charge:  Fake cop raped child prostitutes hired off Backpage

Proverbs 31:8-9

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Free 2 Walk

For anyone interested in participating:

Taking to street against human trafficking

Proverbs 31:8-9

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Local News

Longview, WA.  A couple of hours south.  Truth is, we don't have to go that far.  There would be so many of these cases your jaw would drop if you knew of them all.  Please...learn all you can to identify trafficking.  Most people think sex trafficking but domestic and other forms of labor trafficking actually make up 60% of the world's trafficking victims.  60% of 29 million people...  That's a lot of people doing forced or coerced labor for little to no pay.

Longview couple plead guilty in servitude case

Proverbs 31:8-9

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Same story, Different day

I wonder...will it come to light that the owner of Java Jugs forced these girls to do this, to bring in business?  When will we begin to seriously teach our daughters this is not ok and if someone tries to force you into this, no amount of money is worth the damage it will do to you - at least emotionally and probably physically.

Owner, employees of Java Jugs espresso busted in sting

Proverbs 31:8-9

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

No Words. It's Just Sickening

I am not surprised at all by what is alleged in this article and that makes me angry and sad.  I am only surprised it hasn't happened sooner than now.

Nigerian 'baby factory' raided, 32 teenage girls freed

Proverbs 31:8-9

Monday, February 14, 2011

And in Kent...

It's under the radar...kind of.  Far too common and it is always so gratifying to read when the police can get there before the bad guy but knowing (1) this guy isn't so unusual and (2) they succeed far too often (once is far too often...) is what keeps me up at night.  People becoming aware of what happens in their own community is key to shutting this stuff down.  Something seems odd, doesn't sit right?  Call the police.  You might be surprised to find they already know and are investigating or it could be your phone call that saves a child from horrors unspeakable.

Charge:  Kent man tried arrange sex with mother, 13 year old daughter

Proverbs 31:8-9

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Way to go Texas!!!

People are wonderful, incredible, awesome...  This is what happens when good men (and women) do something...

Police watch for sex trafficking ahead of big game

Proverbs 31:8-9