Law Enforcement

Law enforcement groups, issues, and resources related to human trafficking.

Wichita Falls Mayor experiences interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training
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Wichita Falls Mayor experiences interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training

Radical Empathy’s “In Her Shoes” tour met up with the mayor of Wichita Falls, Texas, through a great connection with Southern Grit Advocacy. https://youtu.be/MTnoDq1cmYA ABOUT RADICAL EMPATHY EDUCATION FOUNDATIONRadical Empathy is an Austin-based nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking. Their VR experience include fully interactive, computer generated environments married with narrative, user-directed stories. Visit them…

More Than Meets the Eye: The Immense Web of Human Trafficking and Its Vast Implications
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More Than Meets the Eye: The Immense Web of Human Trafficking and Its Vast Implications

“The existing social order is a swindle and its cherished beliefs mostly delusions.” – George Orwell  Human trafficking is an issue that takes many forms and typologies across the world and society. Traditionally, human trafficking is thought of as falling into one of two categories: sex trafficking, trafficking in persons for commercial sexual exploitation, or…

Interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training teaches human trafficking prevention in Wyoming
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Interactive Virtual Reality (VR) training teaches human trafficking prevention in Wyoming

Uprising’s Terri Markham explains how she uses TRAPPED: A VR Detective Story to train everyone from children to legislators using an interactive virtual reality experience Radical Empathy Education Foundation and Uprising began their relationship early in 2022, when Terri Markham was looking for unique ways to teach people about human trafficking. We caught up with…

The Hidden Abuse Behind Those Spam Texts You're Getting – Slate Magazine
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The Hidden Abuse Behind Those Spam Texts You're Getting – Slate Magazine

Editor’s note: PLEASE TELL YOUR PARENTS OR ELDERLY PERSONS YOU KNOW. Their savings might be at risk. Better to be safe and get educated about these types of scams. “Pig-butchering” online scams have grown from continued poverty and corruption. And they prey on our vulnerabilities. This specific type of labor trafficking essentially creates a Ponzi…

Inside the 'pig-butchering' scams seeing thousands trafficked into cyber slavery – ABC News
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Inside the 'pig-butchering' scams seeing thousands trafficked into cyber slavery – ABC News

Editor’s note: PLEASE TELL YOUR PARENTS OR ELDERLY PERSONS YOU KNOW. Their savings might be at risk. Better to be safe and get educated about these types of scams. “Pig-butchering” online scams have grown from continued poverty and corruption. And they prey on our vulnerabilities. This specific type of labor trafficking essentially creates a Ponzi…

Human Trafficking’s Newest Abuse: Forcing Victims Into Cyberscamming
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Human Trafficking’s Newest Abuse: Forcing Victims Into Cyberscamming

Editor’s note: PLEASE TELL YOUR PARENTS OR ELDERLY PERSONS YOU KNOW. Their savings might be at risk. Better to be safe and get educated about these types of scams. “Pig-butchering” online scams have grown from continued poverty and corruption. And they prey on our vulnerabilities. This specific type of labor trafficking essentially creates a Ponzi…

Exposé: The Quiet Epidemic of 'Judicial Child Trafficking' in America – American Greatness
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Exposé: The Quiet Epidemic of 'Judicial Child Trafficking' in America – American Greatness

There is a quiet, and largely unreported, epidemic unfolding in the American family court system. More and more parents, mostly mothers, are experiencing firsthand the cottage industry that is “parental alienation therapy.” Those who have experienced it describe an utter, almost incomprehensible hell. Richard A. Gardner, M.D., a child psychiatrist, was the creator and main…

Republic, KJZZ investigation examines how prison labor works in Arizona
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Republic, KJZZ investigation examines how prison labor works in Arizona

After 15 months of gathering and analyzing more than 11,000 documents and building a computer program that downloaded tens of thousands of public profiles about prisoners that the Arizona Department of Corrections refused to provide, reporters at The Arizona Republic and KJZZ News found that prison labor — during the past 10 years — has become ubiquitous…

Snoqualmie to use prison labor in WASHINGTON STATE public works department
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Snoqualmie to use prison labor in WASHINGTON STATE public works department

Unable to find seasonal public works employees this summer, the City of Snoqualmie has turned to correctional inmates — signing an agreement with the state Department of Corrections (DOC) that will pay inmates less than $2 an hour. While the city has no control over the pay-rate, city councilmembers, in a 6-1 vote, approved a…