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#HumanTrafficking101 Social Media Video Series
Next month, Blue Campaign will launch a #HumanTrafficking101 video series on its social media channels. Each week during June and July we will discuss a human trafficking topic that will provide you with a better understanding of the crime and how to recognize and report it.
Follow Blue Campaign on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to see all the #HumanTrafficking101 posts. Comment, like, and share the videos so that your friends and followers can learn more about this crime.
Download Human Trafficking Resources
Human trafficking is a complex crime, but Blue Campaign helps break it down so you can better understand what it is, what it looks like, and how to report it. We offer a number of video and print resources that you can use to inform yourself and your community about the crime.
For example, our animated infographic video (now available in Spanish) can be used to educate individuals about the foundational elements of human trafficking. It clearly defines the crime, explains different types of human trafficking (forced labor, sex trafficking, and domestic servitude), and details actions the public can take to combat it.
To report suspected human trafficking to Federal law enforcement: 1-866-347-2423
To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)
Para reportar un posible caso de trata de personas: 1-866-347-2423
Obtenga ayuda de la Línea Directa Nacional de Trata de Personas: 1-888-373-7888
o enviando un mensaje de texto con HELP o INFO to BeFree (233733)
All resources on our website can be shared via social media, newsletters, trainings, and any platform you use to communicate with your friends, colleagues, and community. To learn more about all the free resources Blue Campaign has available, click here.
A note about orders: Due to COVID-19 impacts on staffing you may experience delays in receiving your Blue Campaign materials order. Thank you for your patience.
The Houston City Council approved an ordinance requiring hotels to train their employees on human trafficking. Houston is the first major U.S. city to have an anti-human trafficking ordinance and only the second city in the United States after Baltimore.
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Tag Blue Campaign on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using @DHSBlueCampaign. Each month we share content you can distribute on your social channels to raise awareness of human trafficking in your communities.
Do you know how to recognize and report #HumanTrafficking? Follow @DHSBlueCampaign to learn more. #HumanTrafficking101
Watch and share @DHSBlueCampaign’s #HumanTrafficking101 videos to learn more about the crime.
DYK: @DHSBlueCampaign has free downloadable #HumanTrafficking awareness resources in Spanish and other languages. Take a look: https://bit.ly/2xLBsWw
Victims of forced labor can be found in the U.S. and overseas. Learn more about who is vulnerable to this crime through @DHSBlueCampaign: https://bit.ly/2AbkMbX
April 2020 has been proclaimed by the President as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The proclamation calls upon individuals to be aware of children’s safety and well-being, and to support efforts that promote their psychological, physical, and emotional development. April is also a time to highlight the importance of working together to prevent the abuse and neglect of children.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to protecting children from abuse and educating them about how to protect themselves. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) created the Angel Watch Center in 2016 to expand its work with foreign law enforcement partners, alerting them about the intended travel by convicted registered child sex offenders from the United States to their countries. The Center ultimately aims to stop the spread of transnational child sexual abuse.
Additionally, ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)’s Project iGuardian program provides children, teens, parents, and teachers with information regarding the potential dangers of online environments and how to stay safe online. The iGuardian program team is committed to providing safety tips, a number to call, and resources to the public to avoid falling victim to online sexual predators.
As part of HSI’s Operation Predator, which was first launched in 2003, HSI has arrested more than 31,000 individuals for crimes against children, including the production and distribution of online child exploitation material, traveling overseas for the purpose of sexually abusing minors, and sex trafficking of children. In fiscal year 2019, more than 3,900 child predators were arrested by HSI Special Agents under this initiative and more than 1,000 victims were identified or rescued.
The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) is focused on preventing human trafficking and working to ensure that children and adults who have experienced trafficking and their families get the support and care they need to live safe and healthy lives. This focus remains the same during responses to public health emergencies such as COVID-19. As in times of disaster response, HHS recognizes that disruptions to local services, housing and economic stability, and social disconnection can further increase risk for victimization and exploitation.
Across the country, children have shifted to virtual learning which results in significantly more time spent online. In order to protect them, the Child Exploitation Investigations Unit at HSI reminds families that the agency has a variety of tools available on its iGuardian webpage to keep children safe while using the Internet.
The National Human Trafficking Hotline is fully operational during this health emergency. Polaris is continuing to update its website with resources and information for survivors.
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Tag Blue Campaign on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using @DHSBlueCampaign. Each month we share content you can distribute on your social channels to raise awareness of human trafficking in your communities.
Predators and traffickers can gain access to victims online because people are not always aware of how dangerous these environments can be or how to keep themselves safe. Learn more from @DHSBlueCampaign: https://bit.ly/2xhHBJW
The Internet is a great way to stay in touch, but predators and traffickers oftentimes stalk online meeting places such as social media sites to lure their victims. Learn more from @DHSBlueCampaign: https://bit.ly/2xhHBJW
Jeffrey Epstein Has Been Arrested For Sex Trafficking Minors
I don’t mind saying this again, just so all of Our Amigos and Friends( I use both words because I am muy honrado, very honest, or shall we say A Man With Honor)hear it again, and know the truth, NONE OF THE 90,000 immigrant Latino Children that was missing in January 2016 when Sen. Rob Portman was the chairman of the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which conducted a six-month investigation into the government’s handling of the tens of thousands of children who have poured across the border which peaked in 2014, and HAVE NEVER BEEN FOUND, and was turned over to CHILD SLAVERS DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, AND THEY DID NOTHING TO FIND THESE CHILDREN.
Now do you all see why these liberals DO NOT WANT THESE CHILDREN LOCKED UP WHERE THEY CAN NOT GET TO THEM.
The Facts: Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested and is being held in custody for allegedly abusing and trafficking minors.
Reflect On: How can someone like this, for so many years, avoid the justice system and continue on with his behavior? Is he the fall guy? Why aren’t any of the more powerful people being investigated for such activity? Like the Clinton’s or Prince Andrew?
The Jeffrey Epstein saga has been going on for years, anybody who is interested in who he is will quickly find out many shady facts, one of them being the fact that he is a registered sex offender. Apart from being a sex offender, there are many victims who have come forward over the years claiming that he abused them, many of whom are under age. One example, out of many is Virginia Roberts Giuffre, pictured here with Prince Andrew, who seemed to have a very close relationship with Epstein just like the Clinton’s, and many other powerful people, Roberts claimed that Epstein abused children as well as loaned them out to many of his famous friends, including Prince Andrew.
Over the past few years alone, an abundance of evidence has come out that really show how deep this type of activity goes, from your favourite actors and actresses all the way into politics, through the military-industrial complex and into the financial elite, royal families as well as the Vatican. The last article I wrote on this subject dealt with child-pornography sharing by hundreds of employees and people connected to the Pentagon. You can read more about that here.
I also recently wrote about the NXIVM case and all of the connections it has to powerful people in the form of the financial elite as well as politics. You can read those articles here and here.
The latest news regarding Epstein was that he was arrested and taken into federal custody and is expected to appear Monday in Manhattan federal court. He has been in and out of court for years, dodging a number of charges. This time, he’s been arrested for child sex trafficking. A message was sent to Epstein’s defense lawyer seeking comment. Epstein is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.
Specifically, it deals with the sex trafficking of minors in both New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, he is expected to appear in court tomorrow.
The arrest was made by the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force, and it comes almost 12 years after Epstein didn’t receive any penalty except a slap on the wrist for supposedly molesting and raping children in Florida.
The new indictment—which, according to two sources, will be unsealed Monday in Manhattan federal court—will reportedly allege that Epstein sexually exploited dozens of underage girls in a now-familiar scheme: paying them cash for “massages” and then molesting or sexually abusing them in his Upper East Side mansion or his palatial residence in Palm Beach. Epstein will be charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors—which could put him away for a maximum of 45 years. The case is being handled by the Public Corruption Unit of the Southern District of New York, with assistance from the district’s human-trafficking officials and the FBI.
Several of the billionaire’s employees and associates allegedly recruited the girls for Epstein’s abuse, and some victims eventually became recruiters themselves, according to law enforcement. The girls were as young as 14, and Epstein knew they were underage, according to details of the arrest and indictment shared by two officials.
David Boies, the attorney for Virginia Roberts (mentioned earlier in the article) said that “it’s been a long time coming, it’ been too long coming it is an important step towards getting justice for the many victims of Mr. Epstein’s sex trafficking enterprise.”
The Jeffrey Epstein case has been the most prominent of many examples that prove how America has a two-tiered Justice system, and that people that are wealthy and well-connected will be shielded from prosecution or given lighter sentences. But perhaps this is all changing? While the implication is that our justice system is indeed rigged and controlled by the Deep State, we may just be arriving at the stage of our ‘Great Awakening’ when we are actually ready to ‘handle the truth.’ We are certainly not as naive about what is going on behind the scenes as we once were, even in the recent past. And there seems to be a new energy around that is now supporting the search for truth.
There are more than enough examples showing how many of the people we idolize, vote for, and regard as stars, philanthropists, religious and political leaders are heavily involved in the trafficking and ritualistic abuse of men, women and young children. It’s quite overwhelming, and anybody with a clear head on their shoulders who dives into this topic will see what everybody else who is diving into it is seeing, that it’s real and far from a conspiracy.
That said, many are still in disbelief that this type of thing has been ongoing without any end for many years. The reason for that is because this entire network politics, the courts, governments and so forth. WE work for them and they are above the law.
Moves like this represent a shift in humanities consciousness where we are ready to see who are ‘leaders’ truly are and why there is a need to awaken to our individual sovereignty and personal empowerment.
I was able to utilize one of our new resources, Demanding Justice Report 2014, a study which was led by Ms Linda Smith, President and Founder, Shared Hope International, U.S. Congress 1995-99, Washington State Senate/House 1983-94.
This was a study of supply and demand of Sex Slaves, but especially about Child Sex Slaves. We learned that the Law is really good about arresting the victim, but they also arrest the slavers sometimes. Although they seldom EVER ARREST ANY BUYERS OF CHILD SEX. You are probably asking yourself why, as you read this, and the answer is simple: because the buyers are many times people in high places.
If you read this report, this Judge you are about to read about sounds just like what Ms Linda Smith talks about, CRONYS and GOOD OL’ BOYS. This report is the first place I ever heard this called a “VICTIMLESS CRIME”, which made my blood boil white-hot.
Here we are 4 years later, and it is hard to believe 25 states still allow commercially sexually exploited minors to be charged and prosecuted for prostitution and human trafficking offenses despite federal and state laws that recognize these same minors as victims of child sex trafficking.
Last month a judge in Kansas made national headlines for erroneously claiming that two girls — just 13 and 14-years-old — were “aggressors” in a case where a 67-year-old man paid them to have sex.
“So, she’s uncomfortable for something that she voluntarily went to, voluntarily took her top off for, and was paid for?” said Kansas Judge Michael Gibbens.
“I wonder, what kind of trauma there really was to this victim under those peculiar circumstances?”
The public responded with outrage, but the issue of children who are victims of sex trafficking being charged for prostitution and minor crimes they were forced to commit is nothing new.
Writing in a piece for Wichita State University, Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm from the Center for Combating Human Trafficking, Wichita State University and Linda Smith from Shared Hope International explain:
As a society, we must ask, why did money sanitize what, in any other circumstance, would be considered child rape? And more concerning, how did the exchange of money shift the narrative so dramatically so as to characterize children as aggressors in the crime of which they were victims?
The answers lie in the paradox in which victims of child sex trafficking are legally apprehended and consequently, socially stigmatized. Twenty-five states, including Kansas, still allow commercially sexually exploited minors to be charged and prosecuted for prostitution and human trafficking offenses despite federal and state laws that recognize these same minors as victims of child sex trafficking.
This paradox still exists despite an increase in awareness, and specific laws to protect children from such offenses over the last couple of decades.
Criminalizing youth who have experienced the horrors of commercial sexual exploitation, and oftentimes survived traumatic experiences that predate the exploitation, is not only the gravest of injustices but also prevents survivors from receiving critical services and ongoing, specialized care.
Notably, the age of consent in Kansas is 16, meaning sexual contact between an adult and the minors in this case was not consensual. Still, comments on social media surrounding this case tried to place blame on these two girls, calling them “delinquent,” “out of control,” “promiscuous,” and “prostitutes.”
As Countryman-Roswurm and Smith write, “as Kansans we must ask ourselves: How do we really view individuals who have been victimized by and survived human trafficking? If we truly care, how do we shift our culture to recognize all survivors of sexual violence, including child sex trafficking, as unequivocally blameless in the conduct that constitutes their very victimization?”
As Media Freaks Over 159 Measles Cases, Thousands of Kids Sold as Sex Slaves Out
of Foster Care
If ever you needed a clearer example of the mainstream media’s intentions in this country, you just need to compare the amount of coverage given to the 2019 measles non-crisis—used to bolster vaccine manufacturers’ bottom lines while calling for the silencing of those who advocate for vaccine safety—versus the 18,000 children who will go missing from government-run “protection care” this year—many of whom will be sold into sex slavery.
As the Google trend analysis below shows, the former received a ridiculous amount of coverage while the latter received almost zero.
Unless you’ve been under a rock lately, you’ve probably noticed the utter hysteria over the measles “epidemic” being shoved down the collective throats of America.
If one were to unquestioningly buy into said hysteria you’d think a deadly epidemic is sweeping the nation and children are dropping dead left and right. But that’s simply not true and the reality is there is no epidemic and no one has died.
According to the current numbers from the CDC, there have been just 159 people in the country to report contracting the measles in 10 states.
As a result of the hysterical coverage, however, a widespread war on those who advocate for informed consent has been waged.
For a few dozens cases of measles, Washington declared a state of emergency and media coverage has been devoted round the clock.
To reiterate, as of February 21, 2019, there were only 159 cases of measles confirmed in the entire country, prompting hysteria. But when 18,000 kids a year go missing, many of them being sold into sex slavery, we hear nothing but crickets from these same people.
It is true that some of these kids will run away, others will escape to get away from abuse, and some will get involved with the wrong crowd and follow along. However, many others are outright stolen or kidnapped and end up being sold on the black market like a commodity.
Equally as disturbing as these children going missing is the fact that no one cares to go looking for them, making them easy prey for human traffickers and predators. In fact, in some states, if one of these children goes missing for over 6 months, they are removed from the system entirely and those responsible for them couldn’t care less.
As Darcy Olsen writes for Arizona Central, “giving up on finding a child after six months is contrary to the very purpose of being a guardian. Closing the books also gives predators a green light: If you can keep a kid hidden for six months, you’re home free. Predators should know that we will never give up on finding these children — ever.”
While the media is incorrectly referring to the measles outbreak as an epidemic, the epidemic of child sex abuse is very real.
The fact is that America has a dark secret that no one wants to admit. Talk of this secret will get you labeled as a conspiracy theorist, fake news, and outlets who report on it will have their organic reach throttled by social media and Google alike.
Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many in the mainstream media and the government refuse to see this very real epidemic of child sex trafficking in the United States. What’s more, according to the government’s own data, the vast majority of a portion of these trafficked kids are coming from the government system who promises to keep them safe—a horrifying irony indeed. But it appears to be set up this way.
This system is set up to pull children from their families for ridiculous reasons and turn them over to for-profit systems—funded by your tax dollars—that use these children as cash cows and have no incentive to keep them safe.
In 1984, the United States Congress established the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC), and, as part of Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013 they receive $40 million to study and track missing and trafficked children in the United States.
In 2017, NCMEC assisted law enforcement with over 27,000 cases of missing children, the majority who were considered endangered runaways.
According to their most recent report compiled from FBI data and their own, of the nearly 25,000 runaways reported to NCMEC in 2017, one in seven were likely victims of child sex trafficking. Of those, 88 percent were in the care of social services when they went missing.
Showing the scope of the abuse, in 2017 alone, NCMEC’s CyberTipline, a national mechanism for the public and electronic service providers to report instances of suspected child sexual exploitation, received over 10 million reports. According to NCMEC, most of these tips were related to the following:
Apparent child sexual abuse images.
Online enticement, including “sextortion.”
Child sex trafficking.
Child sexual molestation.
Other governmental organizations have corroborated this horrifying trend. In a 2013 FBI 70-city nationwide raid, 60 percent of the victims came from foster care or group homes. In 2014, New York authorities estimated that 85 percent of sex trafficking victims were previously in the child welfare system. In 2012, Connecticut police rescued 88 children from sex trafficking; 86 were from the child welfare system.
Equally as disturbing as the fact that most sex-trafficked kids come from within the system is the fact that the FBI discovered in a 2014 nationwide raid that many foster children rescued from sex traffickers, including children as young as 11, were never reported missing by child welfare authorities.
Even high-level government officials have been ensnared in these foster care abuse scandals. As TFTP previously reported, multiple victims came forward and accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing them when they were children in Washington’s foster care system.
The records in that case, dating back to 1984, explicitly noted that Ed Murray should “never again be utilized as a certified CSD resource for children.” It also showed that a criminal case was brought against Murray by prosecutors but in spite of the multiple accusations, charges were somehow never filed and his records buried.
As Snopes and the mainstream media in general attempts to smear those who try to call attention to alleged and very real child trafficking, the government’s own data shows how irresponsible this is. While there are certainly some outlandish theories being presented online, the facts are outlandish enough to warrant serious scrutiny. Until this epidemic is taken seriously, the government, the media, and all those who deny it will remain complicit in keeping it going.
As Michael Dolce, who specializes in these horrific child abuse cases, pointed out last year, “we have set up a system to sex traffic American children.” Indeed, and, whether or not it is deliberate, sensationalizing a measles non-crisis is perfect cover to keep that system going.