HEADLINES: Trafficking – March 5th, 2013

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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.

Human Trafficking Victims can Now Text for Help. The National Human Trafficking Hotline, provided by the Polaris Project, a non-profit organization, said it modified its service to accept free text messages from victims seeking help in getting away from their captors.  [Columbus Dispatch]

Bill Aids Human Trafficking Victims. Victims of human trafficking would get broader protection and additional services under a bill that’s on the desk of Gov. Susana Martinez, who has until Friday to sign or veto it. [Alburquerque Journal]

Human Trafficking Victim Can’t Collect from Hotel, Court Rules. A Kansas City hotel and its operators cannot be held responsible for unpaid wages to a worker who was defrauded by a human trafficker, an appeals court ruled this week.  [Kansas City Star]

Let’s Prevent Human Trafficking in Montana. Twelve years ago, John Bohlinger, then a state senator from Billings, told his legislative colleagues a shocking story of young Montana women forced into prostitution in our state where low-penalty laws made prosecution of pimps almost impossible.  [Billings Gazette]

Sex Trafficking: High Tech’s Humanitarian Revolt Against the Johns. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. And technology, for all its utility and profit-making glory, has been like miracle-grow for the human trafficking industry.  [Huffington Post]

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