HEADLINES: Trafficking – March 22nd, 2013

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button_icon_trafficking_headlinesVisit 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 https://www.lirs.org/eht for more information on our End Human Trafficking campaign and how to get involved.

Oklahoma, Human Trafficking and Facebook: How Not to Raise Funds for Bail.  You can sell damn near anything online these days… or at least you can try.  [Huffington Post]

Another Way to Stop Human Trafficking. Last week, the South San Francisco City Council passed a new policy to require hotel clerks in its city to collect basic guest information such as a real name, address and vehicle information. [San Mateo Daily Journal]

Human Trafficking Bill Heard in House. Legislation to crack down on human trafficking while offering greater protection to its victims had a hearing Monday in the Texas House. [Times Record News]

Sex Trafficking Gets Increased Police Scrutiny.  Sex trafficking is not high on the list of traditional lunchtime topics.  [Arizona Central]

OK Senate Committee Approves 2 Human Trafficking Bills.  The Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a pair of bills related to human trafficking, sending them to the full Senate.  [Associated Press]

Bill Would Tighten Ban On Human Trafficking In New Jersey.  A bill that would add additional teeth to the ban on human trafficking has been approved by the New Jersey State Senate.  [CBS NY]

Trafficking of Innocence.  They lurk in the dark corners of society and few are brave enough to speak out: they are the victims of sex trafficking.  [Al Jazeera]

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