Skip to comments.Today’s slavery (Human trafficking is the second fastest-growing illegal industry in the US)
Posted on 01/28/2011 10:51:39 PM PST by Libloather
A unified effort to end human trafficking
By Renée Loth
January 29, 2011
IN NEWARK, 20 young women and girls from West Africa were discovered working in hair-braiding salons for 14 hours a day with no pay. Their employer ruled over the victims, some as young as 10, with beatings, sexual assaults, and voodoo curses. Closer to home, five people were indicted in Quincy for operating brothels in rented apartments using immigrant women kept in a state of debt bondage with threats of deportation. In Danvers, a 13-year old runaway girl was offered to a group of men at a Motel 6 by a woman living at the hotel with her son.
These are a few high-profile cases that resulted in arrests. But the US Department of Justice estimates that hundreds of thousands of people in this country are trafficked for coerced labor or sex. This includes American citizens, especially minor girls and sometimes boys, who are recruited, kidnapped, lured into drugs, beaten, raped, and forced to sell their bodies for money they never keep.
And you thought the 13th Amendment ended slavery.
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The party of slavery had total control, of course slavery started making a comeback.
Yeah, no reason to secure the borders, eh?
Slavery is going on right here in the country and the U.S. Government is turning a blind eye to it. Make sure you tell your grandkids about “Reparations II”. It’s coming and they’ll be paying for it.
I’ve seen the miniseries “Human Trafficking” - the horror of sexual slavery and the reduction of a human being to just a thing can’t be conveyed in words alone. Its as evil as the old slavery and just as profitable to those who make money off the suffering of others.
And who brought this BS here blighting our name?
Oh, thats right! It’s all those enlightened countries that bitch and whine!
Jeez! you’d think we invented slavery rather than lead the world in abolishing it.
Wow, I thought I was a slave because I had to milk cows.
Slavery has NEVER stopped in muslim countries...
If slavery were legal, the government could tax it and . . .
Oh yes, tax it and keep it “safer.” After all, people are going to do it anyway. /s
How about “535 Charged with enslaving 150 million ....by 150 million”....
Dig into this topic a little further. Most prostitutes are forced into it at ages ranging from 12 to 14. These stats come from the Bush Administration's FBI.
There is nothing "victimless" about abducting, gang raping, beating, drugging, transporting out of state, and then prostituting children. They break their bodies, break their spirits, and then use them for money.
Not a big problem? Try over 500,000 have had their lives destroyed by this twisted cottage industry, many of whom are Americans.
Read up on trafficking; check the criminal stats from credible sources. You will be horrified.
This has been getting a lot of news in Seattle lately. No convictions, or rescues or anything, just in the news from some research some group has done, and I guess Seattle has a large problem with young girls taken and turned into prostitutes.
Some local woman is fighting back and is helping the girls. She was taken back when she was 12 or 13. She was lonely, by herself at the suburban mall, and a guy a bit older than her asked if she wanted to go get a bite to eat somewhere else.
It was pretty horrific what happened to her. After many years, she became a madame and started running her own young girls! Now she’s clean. She made it sound all too easy, and said they are going after a certain profile of young girls.
America did NOT lead the world in abolishing slavery...
Not really. What made legal chattel slavery so evil was that it was a legally protected institution of society, making the entire society a co-conspirator in the evil.
Today's slavery is not legal and is destroyed wherever found. It's the difference between state-sponsored mass killing and retail murder. Individual crimes have always existed, and will always exist, but the society and government don't have to be participants.
I agree there's not a great deal of difference in its impact on the actual victims. Although not being dragged back by the cops if you escape is not an insignificant difference.
True. But we did lead the world in the effort we put into doing so.
True. Not many prostitutes are actual volunteers.