Human Trafficking in America
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Human Trafficking in America
As Americans, we tend to have "not in my backyard" mentality, my hope is to make people more aware that human trafficking is a major problem in this country that needs to be addressed.
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The Candy Shop

The Candy Shop | Human Trafficking in America | Scoop.it

"Doug Jones stars as the Candy Shop owner in this original film from director Brandon McCormick of Whitestone Motion Pictures in conjunction with the Doorpost Film Project. It is a fairytale about child sex trafficking."

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Ari Jones's comment, April 20, 2012 5:10 AM
I had first found this film when I starting going to change.org. It wasn't actually a film yet but a mere trailer. After finding it again and actually watching the short film, all I can really say is it gives a very powerful message for a short.
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Sex trafficking targets children in Washington — RT

Sex trafficking targets children in Washington — RT | Human Trafficking in America | Scoop.it
America is quick to condemn other nations for the sexual exploitation of girls, when in fact it occurs daily in the United States – many times right under the noses of powerful politicians.
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Human trafficking industry thrives in Portland metro area

Human trafficking industry thrives in Portland metro area | Human Trafficking in America | Scoop.it
Portland has become a center for human trafficking for several reason -- inclduing location, lax laws and legal sex industry, said Keith Bickford, a Multnomah County sheriff's detective who heads the Oregon Human Trafficking Task Force.
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Ari Jones's comment, April 20, 2012 5:32 AM
I had found this article back when I was researching Oregon, it goes to show that no matter where you go this is still a problem that need to be addressed.
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Human Trafficking in the United States

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Readers comment on my column about sex trafficking in the United States.
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Ari Jones's comment, April 20, 2012 5:43 AM
I choice this article partially for the article but also for the commentary which I thought to be interesting in it's extreme.
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Enslaved in America: Sex Trafficking in the United States

Enslaved in America: Sex Trafficking in the United States | Human Trafficking in America | Scoop.it

"The pimps who are trafficking young women and girls on the street in the U.S. have a great marketing tool: the media"

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Very Young Girls Trailer

"Very Young Girls, whose title reflects the fact that in the United States the average age of entry into prostitution is just thirteen. The film takes us into the work of a former sexually exploited youth-turned-activist named Rachel Lloyd, who started the New York City organization GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) to help victimized young women escape their pimps and find another way of life."

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Ari Jones's comment, April 20, 2012 5:15 AM
This film is actually available for instant stream on netflix. I feel that everyone needs to watch this film at least once, it shows a reality that is disturbing and gives a view into a world that most of us know nothing about. For a lot of people, reading about something isn't enough, they need to see it before wanting to make a change in the world. While that is kind of sad, it is also why films like this and The Candy Shop are so important.
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Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door

Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door | Human Trafficking in America | Scoop.it

"Vanity Fair takes a look at human trafficking in America."

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Ari Jones's comment, April 20, 2012 5:27 AM
The one aspect of this article that get me the most is the personal accounts. It makes me sick to think what these poor people have gone though.
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Tell Village Voice Media to Stop Child Sex Trafficking on Backpage.com

Tell Village Voice Media to Stop Child Sex Trafficking on Backpage.com | Human Trafficking in America | Scoop.it

"Please join us in demanding that Village Voice Media - Backpage.com's parent company - stop selling ads that others use to sell minors on Backpage.com by shutting down the Adult section of the website."

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Ari Jones's comment, April 20, 2012 5:25 AM
This reminds my of the campaign to take out the adult section on craigslist, and you know what? It worked, craigslist took it down. Which makes me think the one major thing lacking here is public interest.
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Sold for sex at a tender age

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Sex-trafficked girls deserve shelters, not jails, writes Nicholas D. Kristof. And online emporiums like Backpage.com should stop abetting pimps.
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Ari Jones's comment, April 20, 2012 5:30 AM
I did a decent amount of research before moving to the area, for you that don't know me, I just moved to Tacoma from La Grande, and this kind of hit home for me. Yes, I know that human trafficking is everywhere, but as a mother it is always terrifying when it so close to home.
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Take Action | Polaris Project | Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery

Take Action | Polaris Project | Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery | Human Trafficking in America | Scoop.it

"Raising awareness about the issue of human trafficking is a crucial first step, but now that you know about trafficking this is a place where you can do something about it right now. You have the power to make a direct impact on the lives of victims and survivors."

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Ari Jones's comment, April 20, 2012 5:22 AM
Ok, so if this worked like I wanted it to, you have watched the films and read the articles. Now it time to do something about it, volunteer, donate, sign a petition, spread awareness, anything. Every one person who helps makes some kind of difference so don't think just because you are one person you can't help, so help.