Visit our blog on Fridays for our HEADLINES: Trafficking feature, a part of LIRS’s End Human Trafficking campaign. Human Trafficking is a much overlooked crime, but every Friday I will strive to bring you the most up-to-date news and information on the fight to eradicate trafficking. Visit http://lirs.org/eht for more information on our End Human Trafficking campaign and how to get involved.
Sex Trafficking Laws Toughen in Tenn. After Study. As sex trafficking has garnered newfound attention, Tennessee has developed one of the nation’s most comprehensive anti-trafficking programs. [WBIR]
Human Trafficking in the Heartland. You might think it’s a problem in foreign countries, or big cities, but the SEMO Rescue and Restore Coalition said human trafficking is a problem in the Heartland. [KFVS]
Human Trafficking in North Carolina. Sometimes it feels that just one more problem will overwhelm us, but there is one that needs immediate exposure and urgent attention. [RIchmond County Daily Journal]
Catholic Church says Legal Aid Cuts Will Harm Human Trafficking Victims. Victims of human trafficking and domestic abuse will be deprived of courtroom support under government proposals to make further cuts inlegal aid, the Catholic church has warned the justice secretary. [Guardian]
Sex Trafficking is Happening in our Own Backyard. Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,C,I-Yorktown), like many in the Hudson Valley region, were horrified to learn of the string of recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests for human trafficking in the New York City suburbs. [Hudson Valley Press]
After Sex Trafficking Arrests, Backpage.com Under Fire. It was the third bust of a Central Florida sex-trafficking ring in as many days. [Tampa Bay Times]