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The state of human trafficking

Compassion | Forced labor and migrant exploitation shifts around the globe but doesn’t improve
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/08/20, 04:46 pm

Around midnight on Monday, a North Macedonian border patrol officer stopped a truck on a regional road near the town of Gevgelija. He found 211 migrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan packed inside, including 63 minors.

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Tribes battle pandemic with little help

Compassion | Some of the worst hot spots in the country are also the last to get relief
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/01/20, 04:16 pm

When Arvin Trujillo’s father died of COVID-19, the funeral lasted just 10 minutes. About 20 family members gathered at the burial site for a half-hour or so, but they didn’t hug or shake hands. There was no meal afterward where they could share memories or comfort one another. Several of Trujillo’s family members have died since the coronavirus outbreak began on the Navajo Nation reservation. One of the hardest parts, he said, is the lack of community and closure as they grieved.

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Changing policing for good

Compassion | The movement for law enforcement reforms gains momentum
by Charissa Koh
Posted 6/24/20, 02:56 pm

An article written by retired officer Randy Petersen about police reform two years ago saw a spike in views recently when he posted it on his LinkedIn page.

“More people [were] interested in that in the last six weeks than probably in the last two years combined,” said Petersen, who now works for Texas Public Policy Foundation researching law enforcement and criminal justice issues.

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