The County Sheriff in L.A., Jim McDonnell, said a human trafficking task force has been formed to give relief to the many caught in the [...]
Source: LA Times
Tougher Charges for Human Trafficking in L.A. County
The law has for a long time recognized little difference between prostitutes and pimps. That attitude is changing very quickly in LA...
Is Sex Work Negotiation Safer Online?
Is sex work safer to negotiate online? Last month, Seattle area authorities seized a website that brought sex workers and clients [...]
Soldiers Rape and Loot in South Sudan with Permission
Soldiers are allowed to rape during the ethnic fighting that is going on in South Sudan. Even children as young as 6-years-old are [...]
L.A. Bakery Exploited Filipino Workers
An L.A. bakery is now closed and the owners ordered to pay $15.3 million for abusing and exploiting 11 Filipino employees...
North Koreans and Forced Labor Report
North Koreans are forced to perform $975 million in forced labor every year according to an NGO called Open North Korea.
Luxury California Resort Accused of Trafficking Foreign Interns
Terranea Resort, a luxury retreat just minutes from Los Angeles, has come under fire for allegedly exploiting their foreign interns. [...]
Immigration Detainees Shouldn’t be Coerced to Work for $1 a Day
The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board is speaking out against the problem of forced labor in U.S. immigration detention centers. The [...]
Forced prison labor in California continues as coronavirus spreads
While the Californian prison system has taken measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, such as halting rehab programs, religious [...]
Repeal California’s loitering law to ensure public safety, says former police officer
California’s outdated loitering law is harming vulnerable communities, according to retired police officer, Cheryl Dorsey. In an op-ed [...]
California gets closer to ending involuntary servitude in prisons
The 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery “except as a punishment for crime.” This so-called Punishment Clause has [...]
Lawmakers call for probe into exploitation of cannabis farm workers
California lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the state’s cannabis sector after the Los Angeles Times uncovered evidence [...]
Governor Brown Signs New Human Trafficking Bills
Victims of human trafficking or torture will get more time to sue their abusers, mass transit will receive a boost in the San Fernando [...]
Sheriff: Don’t Say ‘Child Prostitute’
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Wednesday that his department will immediately stop arresting children on [...]
New Way to Think about Sexual Exploitation of Children
Until now, law enforcement dealt with sex workers of all ages the same...arrested, prosecuted, asked to testify against pimps...