Your most recent dose of human trafficking news coming right up!
Anyone familiar with the crime of human trafficking is aware of the challenges that arise in attempts to prosecute a person on such a charge. Every now and then, however, a report comes out about a case and even though the majority seem to focus on the issue of sex trafficking, it is still good to know that cases are happening. Here is a recent one from West Palm Beach, Florida.
One of the most interesting initiatives I learned about earlier this year is Truckers against Trafficking. If you know of friends or family members who are truck drivers or know truck drivers, I strongly recommend that you share this resource with them. It is no secret that truck stops are the perfect locations for young girls and boys to be sold and bought as merchandise, and this is why stories like this one give me hope that the situation can certainly change as long as we have more people aware and dedicated to bring change. To read the entire story, please click here.
And just because I miss Denver, here is a news blurb from the Denver Post. If nothing else grabs your attention, please note the number of years the traffickers were sentenced to. You think that’s an appropriate punishment?