Trafficking | Congressional committee discusses new bill designed to combat human trafficking
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/06/13, 04:23 pm
FULLERTON, Calif.—Two women faced local legislators, law enforcers, and a public audience Monday morning to personify the ongoing existence of a crime abolished 150 years ago in the United States: slavery.
by Tiffany Owens
Posted 10/01/13, 02:35 pm
Forty seven of the nation’s state attorneys general want Congress to give state governments more authority to investigate online advertising platforms pimps use to traffic children for sex.
The state law enforcement officials are targeting online classifieds, such as those hosted by Backpage.com, which make it easier for pedophiles to buy sex. According to Shared Hope International, a nonprofit group that seeks to prevent sex trafficking, pimps have marketed more than 300 children across 45 states on Backpage.com since 2010.