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Human trafficking is off the charts

... so Texas state attorney general produced a documentary to alert the public

Will 2018 be the year that human trafficking and sex-trafficking finally gets the attention it deserves from the public and from those in government who are actually there to serve and protect?

Human trafficking is much more common than people want to believe, and in just about every city and town in America there is an underground slave trade. The issue is slowly being brought into public consciousness, however, and the Texas State Attorney General, Ken Paxton, has overseen a recently released documentary film entitled, “Be the One.’

The film aims to show the public just how prevalent human trafficking, including sexual exploitation and forced labor, are today, just how easy it is to overlook, and what you can do if you notice the tell-tale signs.

“Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It is the exploitation of men, women, and children by third-parties for their own profit or gain.” ~Krista Leeburg Melton, Texas State Attorney General’s Office

In a 2017 study, it was estimated that is over 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas today. The statistical breakdown is shocking:

Researchers conducted interviews, focus groups and web-based surveys with professionals at social service agencies who provide outreach and relief services to trafficking victims and survivors to establish benchmarks on human trafficking prevalence across Texas. Main findings include:

  • There are an estimated 313,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas.
  • Approximately 79,000 minors and youths are victims of sex trafficking in Texas.
  • Approximately 234,000 workers in Texas are victims of labor trafficking.

Researchers also established benchmarks on the economic impact of human trafficking:

  • Traffickers exploit approximately $600 million per year from victims of labor trafficking in Texas in the most at-risk industries and economic sectors, including migrant farm work, construction, kitchen workers in restaurants, and landscaping services.
  • An estimated $6.5 billion is spent on the lifetime costs of providing care to victims and survivors of minor and youth sex trafficking in Texas, including costs related to law enforcement, prosecution and social services.

In October 2017, Waking Times reported on a former pimp turned imprisoned felon who had a message for the public about just how real and how dangerous kidnapping and prostitution of young children is in America.

“Sit your daughter down and let her know. There’s people out there really ready to manipulate her.” ~Joshua Jones

Many are righteously concerned about this problem, and in the last year we’ve seen a massive increase in the amount of child pornography rings, human trafficking rings, and human sex slave operations that have been busted by law enforcement.

Many believe that President Trump is waging a behind the scenes war against the Satanic forces in government who engage in this kind of rampant criminality with impunity. Since the outbreak of the Pizzagate story in the alternative media, interest in this issue among the public has skyrocketed, and in light of the Weinstein scandals and ensuing #metoo movement, it is time that this nation make a concerted effort to recuse those in bondage.

The Texas Attorney General’s documentary is a must see, although it is quite unsettling. We wanted to post the video here, but for now the film is only available to watch for free on Vimeo, or at the Texas State Attorney General’s website.

Watch ‘Be The One,’ for free on Vimeo by Clicking here.

The accompanying statement on the Attorney General’s website reads:

“Human trafficking is modern day slavery. Kevin Bales of Free the Slaves defines it as “a relationship in which one person is controlled by violence through violence, the threat of violence, or psychological coercion, has lost free will and free movement, is exploited economically, and paid nothing beyond subsistence.

Human trafficking is a media buzz word that often conjures images of brothels in Thailand or confusion with the ongoing immigration debate. This innovative digital training tool cuts through the confusion, arms the viewer with an understanding of what human trafficking is and is not, and helps them recognize that this is a Texas problem with Texas buyers, sellers, and victims. It refocuses our attention on adults and children who are regularly exploited but are unlikely to self-identify as victims or seek help. This video walks the audience through actual cases prosecuted in the state of Texas, identifies the tools of traffickers and how they are typically utilized to obtain and maintain victims, and equips viewers with red flags and a reporting protocol. Most of all, it challenges Texans to change the culture in which we live from one that identifies with and honors perpetrators to one that provides safety, security, and genuine reintegration for the survivors of trafficking.” [Source]

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Ignored for too long...

a direct result of illegal immigration 

yes. it is directly related to illegals.

Texas has highest numbers of illegals along with CA, AZ, trafficking starts in TX but moves across country.   I blame politicians.

Yep.Corrupt politicians on both sides of the border.Both cater to big money.The elite in Mexico do not want social welfare programs and the elite in the US want cheap labor.

Establishment GOP and Chamber of Commerce are directly responsible along with ALL demorats

I don't give a damn about wether it was Democrats or Republicans or Ronald Macdonald.

I DO care about the victims and I'm pleased this is getting the attention it deserves.

There is hope for the world after all.

Gotta agree with that Martin.Corrupt politicians are however,an endemic plague that ultimately must go away.

YES, we have to stop being victims to illegal criminals, our own are bad enough, why are we adding to this bad lot?   Way too many illegals coming over are gang bangers, drug pushers, sex traffickers and murderers.  Too many drunk drivers too.   they are not a lot of people who really contribute, there are more on welfare, crime sprees - sorry —- but stats were released and the numbers speak for itself.    Let DARCA join our military, no free college, forget that nonsense.

You have a point Sheila, and look, I don't live in the States so who am I to judge? From what I know I do believe there are a lot of illegal immigrants who are not contributing constructively to US society and in many cases are corrosive.

In this perspective I agree in principle with Trump's aim to build The Wall.

However there's another perspective: Who are the "illegal immigrants" from an indigenous tribal perspective?

(Same could be said for Australia, and to a degree here in New Zealand).

When Westerners first populated their newly claimed lands, they too had a pretty high concentration of drug peddlers (including alcohol), brothel owners, hookers, and murderers. There were a few good honest folk among them too.

Now the bad eggs seem to be largely running the country and heading large corporations, and huddling together in secret societies and rich boy clubs.

Does Trump have the solution, or is he one of the rich boy's club?

What about Kushner?

Perspective

Sorry that's slightly off topic, but the subject was raised.....

"Now the bad eggs seem to be largely running the country and heading large corporations, and huddling together in secret societies and rich boy clubs."

Very true.Undeniably the most corrupt government in history.And the corruption is now systemic in nature.

Yes Martin, there is hope. It's what keeps so many of us working toward truths being revealed and shared. 

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