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 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]