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Gipson Bill to Protect Undocumented Victims of Human Trafficking Passes First Committee
March 31, 2022
AB 2169, authored by Assembly Member Mike A. Gipson, passed Assembly Public Safety Committee with unanimous bipartisan support. This bill seeks to help undo the harm that undocumented victims of exploitation experience when they are criminalized due to their abuse while being trafficked. ... read more »
There is No Time Limit for Justice
October 7, 2021
Justice means giving someone what he or she deserves. Finally, after facing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, payoffs to victims and unpopular acquittals singer R. Kelly was found guilty of racketeering and eight counts of sex trafficking in a Brooklyn federal courtroom. The jury found him guilty of being the ringleader in a decades-long criminal enterprise to recruit women and underage girls for sex. Allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships with minors have swirled around R Kelly for years, especially after his illegal marriage to the R&B singer Aaliyah in 1994 when she was just fifteen. The term racketeering is usually associated with organized crime, referring to a group of individuals that attempt to extort, coerce or otherwise create some type of scheme or a racket. In the case of R Kelly, the court and prosecutors felt that his expansive entourage of staff and enablers around the musician constituted a criminal enterprise. ... read more »
Biden Administration to Appoint Kristen Clarke to Key Civil Rights Post
January 21, 2021
Clarke’s appointment adds even more diversity to an incoming administration that has kept its campaign promise to ensure that top staff and cabinet members reflect all of America. “Our first-rate nominees to lead the Justice Department are eminently qualified, embody character and judgment that is beyond reproach, and have devoted their careers to serving the American people with honor and integrity,” Biden said in a statement. ... read more »
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LA Metro Encourages Riders to Be Vigilant Of Victims Of Human Trafficking
January 7, 2021
In an effort to educate Angelenos during Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Metro today encouraged riders to be on the lookout for potential victims of human trafficking on public transit. ... read more »
Experience and Knowledge are Lacey’s Strong Points
February 27, 2020
"I have the legal knowledge and experience from within the DA's office to meet any challenge that comes my way, " said Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey who is up for reelection (date).   ... read more »
Supervisors Up Requirements for County Massage Parlors to Help Prevent Human Trafficking
February 7, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to increase regulations for massage establishments operating within LA County. The new requirements are the result of an ongoing effort by Supervisor Janice Hahn to help prevent human trafficking at massage establishments.  ... read more »
Curren Price’s Pioneer Woman of the Year: A Champion in the Fight Against Human Trafficking
March 12, 2019
Councilmember Curren Price and Honoree Tangelia Myles Tangelia Myles, a human trafficking survivor and advocate for victims, was the 2019 “Pioneer Woman of the Year” for District 9. ... read more »
Councilwoman Nury Martinez: Working Toward a More Viable, More Inclusive L.A. 
March 7, 2019
The Sentinel recently caught up with Martinez, to talk about these issues, giving residents some insight into how their council members are working for them. She and her colleagues, she said, are looking to move toward a more viable and cleaner Los Angeles, that includes every neighborhood, even those traditionally left behind.   ... read more »
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Epidemic of Missing Black Girls Continues to Stump Authorities, Frustrate Parents
February 28, 2019
“One thing I think for sure about the missing teens is that human trafficking is a hotbed in my city [and around the country],” said Psychologist and Navy veteran Sheri Davis, who lives in Madison, Alabama. “I think it’s very easy for the courts and police to turn their heads the other way and not deal with the problem at hand.” ... read more »
WATCH: Congressmember Karen Bass Leads Passage of “Put Trafficking Victims First Act”
February 12, 2019
WASHINGTON – Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), lead the passage of the “Put Trafficking Victims First Act”, which ensures that survivors of human trafficking do not go unnoticed. ... read more »
Pimp Found Guilty of Human Trafficking of Minors
October 25, 2018
A jury today found a 43-year-old Los Angeles man guilty of trafficking girls as young as 13 for commercial sex, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
National Basketball Wives Association Joins the Fight Against Human Trafficking with CAST
October 5, 2017
The National Basketball Wives Association (NBWA) held their annual conference this weekend in Los Angeles with this year’s theme of “Building A Living Legacy.” ... read more »
Compton Mayor’s Statement on Los Angeles Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Operation
October 5, 2016
"The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Compton Station Human Trafficking Task Force rescued two minors during an operation conducted on Long Beach Boulevard" -Aja Brown ... read more »
Hundreds Arrested During Sex Trafficking Bust
February 5, 2016
Nearly 200 people were arrested during a recent countywide enforcement operation that focused on the rescue and recovery of children who were sexually exploited commercially, authorities said last week. ... read more »
American’s Blind Eye
January 14, 2016
America has become blind to the new modern day slavery that is called human trafficking. It is a heinous crime that involves humans being treated as possessions to be exploited for the profit and benefit of others. In 2008, estimates of 2.4 million people worldwide were victims of human trafficking and 1.2 million were minors. In addition 43% of victims were trafficked for sexual exploitation and 25% were trafficked for both sexual and forced labor. ... read more »
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