Human Trafficking

Alleged Criminal Of A RWNJ Pastor Attends NC Lt. Governor Fundraiser (VIDEO/PHOTOS/TWEETS)

Alleged Criminal Of A RWNJ Pastor Attends NC Lt. Governor Fundraiser (VIDEO/PHOTOS/TWEETS)

In the seven years since North Carolina’s Republican Party seized control of the state legislature, we in the Tar Heel State have been treated to some staggeringly tone-deaf behavior. But The (Raleigh) News & Observer recently uncovered one of the most outrageous and tone-deaf actions yet by a member of North Carolina’s GOP. It turns […]

Cult-Like Ministry Offered ‘American Dream,’ Delivered Only Nightmares (VIDEOS)

Cult-Like Ministry Offered ‘American Dream,’ Delivered Only Nightmares (VIDEOS)

For the better part of two decades, a fringe charismatic church in western North Carolina has been under fire for abusive and cultish practices–such as banshee-like screaming at people to drive demons out, and appalling abuse of people suspected of being possessed–even kids. However, it took until this spring for someone to finally start peeling […]

Alex Jones Bails On Pizzagate Conspiracy He Promoted (VIDEOS)

Alex Jones Bails On Pizzagate Conspiracy He Promoted (VIDEOS)

For the better part of a decade, Alex Jones has been one of the nation’s loudest conspiracy theorists. There was literally nothing that he wasn’t willing to claim was a false flag, and no event that didn’t make him think there was something sinister lurking behind the scenes. But this weekend, while most of the […]

The Uber ‘Hero’ That Wasn’t And The Child Sex Trafficking Victim (VIDEO)

The Uber ‘Hero’ That Wasn’t And The Child Sex Trafficking Victim (VIDEO)

Please note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of Liberal America or its staff.  Monday December 26, 2016, started out as an ordinary evening for Uber driver Keith Avila. He noticed something was off when he picked up a 16-year-old girl in a […]

Free Speech Threatened Even Before Trump’s Win: Backpage Battle Continues (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Free Speech Threatened Even Before Trump’s Win: Backpage Battle Continues (TWEETS/VIDEO)

In the wake of a Trump presidency tensions are high and reports of hate crimes have increased. But hate is not all that is in stake as Trump prepares to take office. The First Amendment right to freedom of speech and the press is too. In blatant disregard to the Communications Decency Act, the CEO and […]

Houston PD Wages War On Prostitution And Nailed A Police Officer (VIDEO)

Houston PD Wages War On Prostitution And Nailed A Police Officer (VIDEO)

A 13-year veteran of the Houston police department was arrested on September 21st. Jermaine Tyree Owens offered money to an undercover officer for sexual intercourse. Owens, who offered $200 for both oral sex and intercourse will be charged with soliciting prostitution. Owens was arrested and released on a $500 bond. He is expected to show up […]

Ex-NYPD Officer Pleads Guilty To Human Trafficking Of Minor Sex Workers (VIDEO)

Ex-NYPD Officer Pleads Guilty To Human Trafficking Of Minor Sex Workers (VIDEO)

Eduardo Cornejo, a 34 year old who was employed with the New York Police Department has plead guilty to sex trafficking a 16 year old girl. Cornejo was kicked off the force for failing a drug test in January. Cornejo awaits sentencing for the human trafficking charges. He could face 10 years in prison for […]

Courage House Accused Of Using Human Trafficking Victims As Bait To Make Money (TWEETS)

Courage House Accused Of Using Human Trafficking Victims As Bait To Make Money (TWEETS)

Jenny Williamson claims she works to help underage victims of human trafficking. She runs the non-profit Courage House, and she pays herself a salary of $ 115,000 for her charitable work. Williamson’s work has received recognition from the FBI, and she has been honored as a “woman of worth” by L’Oréal Of Paris. Williamson claims […]

Teen Sits In Jail While Officers Who Sexually Exploited Her Walk Free (TWEETS)

Teen Sits In Jail While Officers Who Sexually Exploited Her Walk Free (TWEETS)

The Oakland Police Department has known since September 2015 about their officers sexually exploiting a victim of human trafficking. The girl who calls herself Celeste Guap allegedly slept with as many as 31 police officers across multiple counties, some of them when she was still a minor. Officers paid Guap for sex and provided her […]

Cops Using San Diego Human Trafficking Law To Arrest Sex Work ‘Victims’ Too (VIDEO)

Cops Using San Diego Human Trafficking Law To Arrest Sex Work ‘Victims’ Too (VIDEO)

San Diego began a three-month campaign to combat human trafficking. Human trafficking is a brutal violation of human rights. Victims deserve both protection and resources. However, San Diego District Attorney’s office is attempting to fight a crime they have neglected to properly define. Billboards spread over the city read: “Prostitution. There’s nothing victimless about it.” […]

You Won’t Believe How This Ohio Woman Fed Her Drug Habit (WITH VIDEOS)

You Won’t Believe How This Ohio Woman Fed Her Drug Habit (WITH VIDEOS)

We’ve all heard stories about people either destroying themselves or others with their drug habit. But a case in Pleasant Plain, Ohio may be one of the most outrageous instances of this I’ve ever seen. A woman fed her heroin addiction by allowing her drug dealer to rape her daughter in return for more of […]

This Woman Thinks The Only Therapy For Abuse Is To Get Saved (WITH VIDEO)

This Woman Thinks The Only Therapy For Abuse Is To Get Saved (WITH VIDEO)

A civilian employee at an Army base was not too pleased with what he heard at a program on rape and sex trafficking. Apparently the speaker said that the only real therapy for such horror is to get saved and accept Jesus as your savior. On Wednesday, the Redstone Arsenal–best known as the birthplace of the […]

Obama Signs Law Ending The Slavery You Didn’t Realize You Were Part Of

Obama Signs Law Ending The Slavery You Didn’t Realize You Were Part Of

President Barack Obama has signed a law banning the U.S. import of goods produced by forced labor. Obama signed a bill on Wednesday which included a provision placing a ban on imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by African children and clothing sewn by women who are abused in Bangladesh, […]

Watch How Federal And Local Officials Are Fighting Human Trafficking In Charlotte

Watch How Federal And Local Officials Are Fighting Human Trafficking In Charlotte

Earlier this week, federal and local officials in Charlotte announced that they are significantly ramping up their efforts to fight human trafficking in the area. According to the most recent federal figures, North Carolina is a major hotbed for human trafficking. Specifically, it has the tenth-highest rate of reported trafficking incidents in the state. A large chunk […]

Make Sure Your Shrimp Cocktail Does Not Support Human Trafficking

Make Sure Your Shrimp Cocktail Does Not Support Human Trafficking

As we plan our holiday meals, many of us will be including shrimp cocktail as one of our appetizers. What many of us will not be doing, however, is we will not check the labeling on where our shrimp comes from. By purchasing without checking, we may be supporting human trafficking. On Monday, the Associated […]

Human Traffickers Are Making Bank In Surprising Ways

Human Traffickers  Are Making Bank In Surprising Ways

The report produced by Europol, a law enforcement agency of the EU, focuses on the business and financial facets of the modern-day slave trade. The report highlights the interrelationship within organized crime groups, the methods implemented in the crime, the further exploitation of victims, and money laundering. Human trafficking itself involves the sexual exploitation, forced labor, or organ […]

Polygamy And Human Trafficking: A Bible ‘Love Story’

Polygamy And Human Trafficking: A Bible ‘Love Story’

In negotiating a labor contract, one man agrees to give another man his daughter in exchange for seven years of service. After the seven years are up, the father of the bride sneaks in his other daughter and tricks the laborer into taking her as his wife, instead. In renegotiation, the laborer agrees to seven […]

‘You Can Sell A Kilo Once. You Can Sell A Girl 20 Times A Night, 365 Nights’ – Slavery In America

‘You Can Sell A Kilo Once. You Can Sell A Girl 20 Times A Night, 365 Nights’ – Slavery In America

Watching this TED Talk discussion about slavery in America was like taking a punch in the stomach. I had no idea human trafficking existed so blatantly here in our own backyard – or perhaps I had just chosen to close my eyes and mind. In this video, Tony Talbott candidly talks about his feelings after […]