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    Quote Originally Posted by Patience View Post
    N.C. Prime destination for human trafficking?

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?se...cal&id=7124225

    Can someone post a snippet from this link please?
    Here you go: from the link.
    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?se...cal&id=7124225

    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The case of Shaniya Davis is shedding light on the problem of human trafficking in North Carolina.

    The death of 5-year-old Davis and the serious charges her mother faces is shocking to many, but perhaps even more shocking is the number of children in the country it happens to every year.

    There's an estimate that says 200,000 American children are at risk for being trafficked into the sex industry every single year.

    Rachel Braver works with the statewide task force called RIPPLE, which addresses human trafficking.

    "It's estimated that 600,000 people to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year," Braver said. "North Carolina has several factors that might make it a prime destination for traffickers to prey on victims."
    Legal experts say one of the reasons North Carolina is a prime location for human trafficking is because of all the major highways that crisscross the state and the big role agriculture plays in the state.

    The agriculture history in North Carolina would be a place for labor exploitation and the tourism industry on the coast. Officials say they might see some labor trafficking in the hotels or restaurants there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belleyes View Post
    She's not suppose to know where we are---No official court order only through CYA and they are gonna be peeved. She's already been warned. I think now we can get a PFA b/c the adoptions are final. When we were the foster parents we couldn't -----then no word for years--now this !!!!somethings up ---I hope she's not on here and recognizes me!!! I told dh its time to move outta state. (for egg donors safety not ours---JK)
    MOO....Keep this kind of stuff close to the vest. Please.
    Yes she may be watching ....
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    Word of advice, pick a cause & roll with it! IMO, this is the most important cause out there...next to Cancer Research!

    Check it out:
    http://www.polarisproject.org/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey*Girl View Post
    Word of advice, pick a cause & roll with it! IMO, this is the most important cause out there...next to Cancer Research!

    Check it out:
    http://www.polarisproject.org/

    It made me really sick to look at this. Which brings up a really important issue.
    I went to a party this weekend and In a discussion of borders and illegals I later added Child trafficking and Shyniya Davis..
    This is what I was met with..."Oh ya, I saw that on the Internet, but it is far to harsh so I did not read it" "Oh I heard something about it but it was too shocking to listen to" SO I brought up Marc Klass because he is revered for his work and people do listen..
    I was able to get them to say they would go to sign in they like Americas most wanted, they have kids, and they freaked out about child trafficking yes they could not wait o get of the topic and very gently went back to illegal immigration. (did not want to go there kind of thing)
    Sadly it must be very hard to bring awareness to something people find hard listening to...WE must keep on trying.
    But it is not an easy topic to bring awareness to
    Last edited by songline; 11-23-2009 at 12:15 AM.
    Women are Angels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimster View Post
    Once in awhile, someone would mention that a missing person quite possibly had been sold. My reaction was disbelief because we live in North America and if that happened here, it was only going on with certain cultures like Russian or Thai types...certainly NOT Americans!

    Then one day...

    A dear friend of mine that I've known for ten years stopped by to see me about some regular question in our lives. During the time we chatted, it rolled around to his past. He had told me that 30 years ago he did things he was ashamed of, but for some reason on this day, the conversation moved into more detail.

    He had been involved in drug trafficking. During that time, he had heard that babies were used to transport drugs. WARNING: THE NEXT PART IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!!! He said that these were not live babies...they were babies that were hollow inside to put the drugs in them. I was stunned. Beyond stunned, actually! This is a man who is outstanding in my community, has a lovely home and family, and a humble man. He said he had recently shared with his kids, who are young adults, the truth. That is the kind of man he is - honest and full on integrity. So, that is why I believe him.

    Then he told me that there were kids who were sold. He once saw some in the corner of a room, wide-eyed and scared. He said that image will never leave his mind. He sees them all the time and it sickens him and he still has a huge problem forgiving himself because he did NOTHING at the time. We talked then about the Lord's forgiveness and all the things he has given back to people in the thirty years since he became a Christian and stopped using drugs. That is the only thing that keeps him from going mad.

    If anyone else knows any stories about these kids who are sold, please share them. Once we know what is really going on, we can learn together what we can do to bring awareness to this evil and SAVE THE CHILDREN!!!
    I am getting sick...but it does not make sense, how long can a baby shell look like a child and not like a small mess. (please excuse this espression) I think they were dolls.
    Last edited by songline; 11-23-2009 at 02:40 PM.
    Women are Angels.
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    we simply continue to fly... on a broomstick.

    We're flexible like that.

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    The many new tech challenges surrounding the monitoring of old and new sex offendershttp://sentencing.typepad.com/senten...offenders.html

    This morning's Washington Post has this fascinating and important new article headlined "Tracking sex-crime offenders gets trickier: Violator registry is growing as tech-savvy predators put a greater burden on officers." Here are excerpts:
    The nationwide crackdown on child pornography and other sex offenses has created severe manpower shortages and technology challenges for probation officers, police and federal agents struggling to track offenders who are jumping online with cellphones and portable game systems and flocking to social networking and other sites, where children or pornography can easily be found.

    There are more than 716,000 registered sex offenders nationwide, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, a 78 percent increase since 2001, and that does not include all offenders because some crimes do not require registration. Sex-offender registries have grown even faster in the Washington area, with more than 24,000 people listed....
    The focus on crimes against children that began in the Bush administration shows no sign of abating under President Obama. Federal child sexual exploitation prosecutions are up 147 percent since 2002, and the Justice Department is hiring 81 more prosecutors for these cases. Funding for task forces that bring charges in state courts rose this year from $16 million to $75 million.

    But many of those offenders are now leaving prison, even as revenue-strapped states are cutting the budgets of probation departments. In Virginia, probation and parole cuts this year totaled nearly $10 million, including $500,000 for electronic monitoring of sexually violent predators. Maryland also has cut its budget. "The burden on probation and parole officers is going to explode," said Ernie Allen, the national center's president.
    The monitoring of virtually all sex offenders is required by law when they are on probation or parole. The problem has gained national attention with the discovery of 10 bodies and a skull at a registered sex offender's home in Cleveland and revelations that Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped at age 11 in 1991 and allegedly held captive at a California sex offender's house until her reappearance in August. Officers had visited both homes and noticed nothing wrong.

    Those cases underscore a troubled registry system that has been the public face of sex-offender monitoring. An estimated 100,000 offenders do not comply with registration requirements. Law enforcement doesn't know where many of them are.

    But the most alarming development for officers is proliferating electronic gadgets and the temptations they pose to sex offenders. A man on probation in Iowa for molesting a 9-year-old girl, for example, was recently caught downloading pornographic images of a young girl on his PlayStation Portable -- while walking to his probation appointment.

    Sometimes, offenders cannot be monitored even while in custody. David L. Franklin, a church deacon, pleaded guilty in federal court to sending child pornography to an undercover D.C. police detective. While awaiting sentencing, Franklin struck up another online conversation with the same detective, who traced the defendant to an unusual address -- the D.C. Correctional Treatment Facility. Franklin had smuggled a cellphone into his jail cell and was on his bunk, online, when guards grabbed it, sources familiar with the case said.

    I was sick reading this and I have probably posted about 5 times on each case: WE HAVE SO MUCH UNEMPLOYMENT WE NEED MORE LE.
    PS: I tried but did not find the original article from the Washington post, but I think this is important information.
    SEEMS TO ME the reality of what we are dealing with is worse then we thought.
    Women are Angels.
    And when someone breaks our wings,
    we simply continue to fly... on a broomstick.

    We're flexible like that.

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    HT Reference Guide for Canadian Law Enforcement


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    Quote Originally Posted by songline View Post
    I am getting sick...but it does not make sense, how long can a baby shell look like a child and not like a small mess. (please excuse this espression) I think they were dolls.
    You treat the body with chemicals, and carry it wrapped in a blanket.
    I need a lobotomy, there is too much in my brain for me to ever be normal.

    Anyone giving out cheap lobotomies?
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belleyes View Post
    YOU GO GIRL Tell me when and where to be and I'll back you up.

    *We had a local situation where a stranger was taking pics of the local swim team (the little ones) and the police arrested him for something b/c the pic were not appropriate. I think he was zooming in on body parts. Really makes me paranoid about people with cameras. ( I even chased a guy away at a Make-A-Wish event. He set off the hinky meter and was taking pics of kids but when i started questioning him and event reps he disappeared-- the event reps thought he was media ---apparently not)
    Anything we can do as a group to help you, please let us know......These LAWS do not to be changed.......

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    Shattered Hearts

    Excellent report titled "Shattered Hearts ... The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota", much of which constitutes human trafficking.

    http://www.miwrc.org/shattered_heart..._minnesota.pdf


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    "Police break up sex slave rings in Calgary

    Women sold to undercover officers for $8,000

    By Sherri Zickefoose, with files from Jason Van Rassel, Calgary Herald, Calgary HeraldDecember"

    http://www.theprovince.com/news/Poli...582/story.html

    Can't help but notice the naivety of the comment by "Michael". Certainly highlights that "AWARENESS" surrounding this issue is seriously lacking.

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    A couple of good long reads:

    Criminal Inteligence Service Canada intelligence brief on "Organized Crime and Domestic Trafficking in Persons in Canada"

    http://www.cisc.gc.ca/products_servi...persons_e.html

    It contains a link to the United Nations pilot survey on 40 Organized Crime groups in 16 countries:

    http://www.unodc.org/pdf/crime/publi...lot_survey.pdf

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    Further to the recent bust of a Calgary human trafficking / sex trade ring:

    "CALGARY - A pregnant mother of three arrested during an ongoing investigation of a Calgary sex trade ring will remain behind bars until she is sent back to Hong Kong in the new year ... "

    http://www.canada.com/news/Pregnant+...481/story.html

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    I might be posting in the wrong place, but tomorrow is National Human Trafficking Awareness day. Prayers for all of the victims and their loved ones.

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    http://www.charlestlee.com/humanitar...ombat-slavery/

    cool blog about practical things we can do to help...

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