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[31 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Ohio Tackles Sex Trafficking

Ohio panel begins look at human trafficking
July 30, 2009 08:51 EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A special task force has begun its investigation of human trafficking in Ohio that steers child and adult victims into prostitution and forced labor.
Wednesday’s first meeting of the Trafficking in Persons Study Commission came almost seven months after Gov. Ted Strickland signed a law to increase sentences for crimes if human trafficking is involved.
Kathleen Davis, of the Washington-based Polaris Project, gave the panel an estimate that up to 17,500 trafficking victims come through Ohio every …

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[25 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

So last night I got a chance to go see the documentary Call+Response about modern day slavery. I have to start by saying – go see this film. It should be required viewing for anyone with a beating heart. I know a lot about modern day slavery – I’ve read the books, I’ve seen the pictures, I’ve heard the stories. I still left this movie raw. It is hard not to have a visceral reaction of absolute rage after seeing it. Rage at …