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Monday, February 27, 2017

POLARIS FORUM AND GIVING UP YOUR 5TH AMENDMENT RIGHTS

Has everyone forgot a little detail called the 5th amendment in this country?  

First of all, prostitution in the USA everywhere but a few tiny counties in Nevada is ILLEGAL.  Forced or not, many of the things sex trafficking victims are forced to do are ILLEGAL.  Even if it's a matter of unreported earnings to the IRS - we're still talking a possible criminal charge here could be over one's head.

Now unless that survivor has gone completely through the legal system and it's been determined by their lawyers there aren't any possible ways they can have a case come up on them in the future, or that they may be called upon to become an "informant" in an ongoing case, there are good sound solid reasons why a survivor would want to remain "anonymous" about who they are and what they've experienced.

Do I have to remind people what happened to Celeste Guap?  She wasn't supposedly a "criminal" but a "victim".  She spoke up in the media about being a survivor and next thing she knows she's being shuttled off to a treatment center in Florida SUPPOSEDLY to "help" her.  Only next thing she knows there's a guard there claiming she was assaulted and sexually approached by Celeste and she's carted off on a $300,000 bail.  During the time she was being held, because who has $300,000 bail, the authorities say she was "offered a deal".  Anyone who has been in her shoes knows what that means - it means drop your case against the 30 plus cops who sexually raped you while a minor, and who sexually trafficked you while cops and even Chief of Police, or we'll throw you in jail!  

Celeste Guap illustrates the dangers of coming forward about being a survivor without having FIRST had proper legal council.  Hence one of the very reasons why we formed our program as www.sexworkersanonymous.com

It's why we don't ask you your name when you call our hotline, and we'll even tell you NOT to tell us your name.  Unlike Polaris, we don't collect your IP address either which is way more revealing than a name by the way.

Coming forward openly as a survivor REQUIRES you understand your 5th amendment rights before doing so.  Even if you haven't committed one crime unanswered for in the past - if you even know people the police want to build a case upon you're in danger of issues as Celeste Guap's case illustrates beautifully.  She steps up to reveal she's a victim without having had proper legal council first and look at what happened to her!  This doesn't even TOUCH upon if you might have something to say someone is worried you MIGHT say.  I say this because I spent the first year after I was first arrested dodging bullets from people who were worried about what I MIGHT  say to the cops despite my assurances I wasn't going to say anything.  Look at Jeane Palfrey for example who I believe was murdered by people who didn't want their names revealed during the ethics hearing she was going to testify at.

I for example did not appear on any media until I had consulted with an attorney licensed in the state I was in who advised me that any statutes on anything I was involved with had tolled, and that I could not be compelled by virtue of being on probation, or any thing else hanging over my head law enforcement used to try and get me to become an informant back in my day.

I had the LAPD arrest my mother and threaten me with charging her, and even possibly charging my grandmother, with felony pimping if I did not agree to "snitch" on other people as an informant to build their cases for them.  In my case, my mother said to the prosecutor "we're not snitches" and we took our lumps.  But that was our decision to make.  The point remains that I have experienced law enforcement manufacturing crazy accusations against me to try and force me to become an informant for them.

I say "crazy" because the case they laid on my mother was based on a photograph of me handing her a $20 bill for a bucket of KFC chicken.  Under the law it does state the "receipt of money from a prostitute" constitutes a felony pimping charge.  Yes it would have had to have been proved I was a prostitute.  But over the years I've seen this is a very common tactic of law enforcement - to charge, or threaten to charge, one's family members with a crime in order to compel you do become an informant for them, or plead guilty to something yourself.

Now with my mom, to plead not guilty would mean I'd still be looking at a very expensive case where I'd have to hire an attorney to defend her, my grandmother (who was 70 at the time) and myself.  As it was the government took everything I owned away from me and then said I had to "prove where I got the money from" to buy those items before they'd give anything back.  Since most of everything was gifts I had no way of proving anything without dragging other people into the equation which was further what the cops wanted - to know information on who was providing me with such expensive gifts.  All done to try and force me to become an "informant" for them.

NOW NOWHERE in this invitation do I see any caution about being careful to protect one's 5th amendment rights to "not incriminate themselves" in any fashion but I do see that it's asking for "only survivors" to step up to the plate here.  The lack of acknowledgement that one needs to be sure in doing so they are not incriminating themselves in some fashion not even being an issue in this invitation tells me there's either one or both of a serious problem here - either the fact this isn't being run by survivors who would understand this is an issue OR the fact they are partners with people actively seeking information such as Palantir Technologies, Google, and Merck who are "partners" now with Polaris is a deliberate move here.

So which is it Polaris?  Why is there no warning or caution here about anything anyone who might participate in this forum being advised to consult with an attorney before doing such a forum to ensure they aren't going to say something which could incriminate them for past actions?  Was this a deliberate omission or just you don't have a friggin clue what being a survivor in America truly means?

You're asking survivors to risk incarceration, legal prosecution, even possibly someone deciding they're a risk and ordering a contract out on them by asking them to identify as a survivor at this forum.  I see no cautions about anything in this invitation about the dangers of identifying with you as a survivor.  Not even just with you - but even over phone and internet lines which can be hacked by traffickers targeting your servers.

So why is that Polaris?


National Human Trafficking Hotline

Azurdee,
The National Human Trafficking Hotline is first and foremost a survivor hotline -- it belongs to survivors and the community-at-large that it seeks to serve. It is important, therefore, that survivor voices, needs, concerns, expertise, and values always be at the heart of our work. 
In 2017, our commitment to engage, include, and empower survivors in our work will include quarterly open forums for survivors to call in, ask questions, give suggestions, and share feedback about the Hotline.
Survivor input will drive the overall content and agenda of these calls moving forward, but the first call will focus on giving an overview of the National Human Trafficking Hotline, its operations and protocols, its current capacity and constraints, an introduction to our staff and the training they receive, and then we will open the floor to share questions and feedback on these topics. Questions can be submitted in advance by replying to this email or through the GoTo Meeting chat function during the call. Any question that we do not have time to answer will be answered in a follow up email.
The first of these conference calls will take place on March 7, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. EST. ALL survivors are welcome and encouraged to participate, so please spread the word throughout your networks. We ask that only survivors of human trafficking participate in the call.
Please RSVP to this invite no later than March 3, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
We greatly look forward to hearing from all of you.
Sincerely,
Lara Powers and the National Human Trafficking Hotline staff
This publication was made possible in part through Grant Number 90ZV0102 from the Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children and Families, or HHS.
  
National Human Trafficking Hotline
24 Hour National Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

To ensure future delivery of Hotline e-mails, please add
help@humantraffickinghotline.org to your Address Book or Safe Sender List.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

OP-ED ON ASHTON KUTCHER SPEAKING AT THE SENATE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

I’m writing in response to watching Ashton Kutcher testify at the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations not just on the issue of child abuse, but also about the issue of sex trafficking.   I can’t begin to express how offended I am by what I witnessed which in my opinion is actually an illustration of what the core problem is.  

Because I was witnessing a white male of wealth and celebrity who is not a survivor of either child abuse nor sex trafficking, a man who created a company which is soliciting donations on it’s website I’d like to ad, get up and speak FOR us in a meeting which we were even invited to watch, let alone participate in.

Who am I?  I’m just the founder of this very movement for one thing.  I have news clips up verifying this statement at www.hightechmadam.com  For another, I run the oldest, and largest, group of survivors in the world - Sex Workers Anonymous.   

Back in 1984, a person labeled a “prostitute” or “sex worker” was a target on many levels.  We were the favorite target of serial killers, rapists, and predators of every kind.  This was because predators knew by targeting us they were granted almost virtual immunity.   So much so when a young man who Jeffrey Dahmer had hired to pose for nude polaroid’s ran to the police naked, drugged and clearly terrified the police even RETURNED the victim to Jeffrey to finish what he’d started.  Talk about home delivery!

So much so that when mothers of African American “prostitutes” as we were labeled gathered into a group and protested in the streets about LAPD’s refusal to do any investigation into what was later nicknamed the “Grim Reaper” case over well over 100 women  – still nothing was done while the bodies continued to pile up literally. 

I was not only a victim of sex trafficking myself back then, but I was witnessing sex trafficking on many levels.  Only our society then was in such denial about the whole thing we didn’t even have a word for it then.  Anyone who tried to step up about this back then was treated in the same identical manner as one is today if they step up and say aliens are abducting them.  

Our culture not only treated the two in the same manner – there were no resources for them back then anymore than we have resources set up to official help people saying they're alien abductees today.  Not only did nothing exist for us back then in the way of services, or even acknowledgment the issue was real, but victims were treated like criminals when they’d come forward.  That or as "crazy" like those who say they had aliens abducting them!

Which is why in 1984 I created the first safe house for adults in Van Nuys, California.  In 1987, I created the first hotline for adults to call for help to escape and recover from whatever their situation was, along with a 12 step program which allowed the courts to offer victims an alternative to incarceration when sentencing to a mandatory jail/prison term.   

In other words, it was our program who introduced into our American culture the very idea that we were “victims” in many cases instead of “criminals”.  One for which condoms instead of being considered “evidence of a crime”, were in fact considered “evidence OF a crime”. 

If this were put into the same terms as the civil rights movement – then one would see right away why we felt Ashton Kutcher’s speaking FOR us on a committee which we aren’t even being included onto as so offensive.  He spoke about the horror of seeing a child for who sexual abuse had been defined to her as “play” by those in power over her.  

Yet I was watching as a man in power was defining for us what our situation, and thus our solution is, in much the same spirit.  Both are defining our world for us like we’re incapable of doing so for ourselves. 

Which is what’s happened since the movement got hijacked right out from under us once money came onto the playing field.  Actually I should say since we violated one of our very core issues we hold dear as Americans – the issue of the separation of church and state in this country.  I sacrificed a tremendous amount to see the Trafficking Act of 2000 pass giving domestic sex trafficking federal recognition for the first time.   

Then in 2002 Randall Tobias came along with George W. Bush and revised this Act to turn this money over to the “faith based” community to be disbursed  NOT by groups run by survivors.  To me that was like putting the church in charge of ending the witch hunts.  It is no different than asking a bunch of old rich white men to decide how the very survivors they’ve abused should be helped considering they’re the number one consumers of this “product”.

Leading me to understand completely why groups like the Black Panthers started demanding they be put in charge of finding their own solutions, and empowering their own communities.  They too were shut out of such things as Senate hearings for “being too black” while people like myself are being shut out for being “too direct”.  When you’ve spent your whole life as a victim being silenced by wealthy white men in power – then for us recovery is about demanding WE are the ones to be heard now.

If the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations wants to know about sex trafficking – then how come we as the oldest, and largest, group of survivors who started this very movement for recognition isn’t being included?  Why is our society STILL trying to silence us to the point where we keep seeing a string of actors representing us like we can’t speak for ourselves?  What is it they're so afraid of hearing they're refusing to allow us to speak?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

OPEN LETTER TO ASHTON KUTCHER

Jody Williams, Founder & Director
Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly “Prostitutes Anonymous”)
(702) 488-1127 Cell/Text
February 21, 2017

Ashton Kutcher
Via Twitter/Facebook

Re:                         Your Sex Trafficking Testimony

Dear Mr. Kutcher:

Thank you for the words you expressed about who we are in this fight.  Now maybe a white male with money has stepped up to defend our cause – now maybe someone will listen to our voices.  I agreed with you when seeing the same things – we are not “whores”, nor “prostitutes” but in fact the product of those around us in power.  I learned from Noam Chomsky the power of not only words, but the power of who is saying them.  You Mr. Kutcher are not “one of us” and in fact are part of the problem.

You expressed how the child had her experience defined for her as "playtime" by her abuser.  The system of abuse itself involves those in power over us defining for us our experience.  Choosing even the very words we call our experience such as when that child was taught to call it "playtime".  Which is what you're doing Mr. Kutcher when you're the one speaking at the Senate for us about what our experience is also - you're still someone in a position of power defining for us what our experience is by YOUR choice of words FOR us.  

The fact the press will cover your testimony and not my letter as not only a survivor myself, but the founder of the world's oldest, and largest group of survivors is proof of how far we've left to go here also.  

When Linda “Lovelace” Boreman stepped up to tell us sex trafficking was real – she was written off as a “jilted ex-lover”.  Known for the rest of her life by one film she was forced to be in “Deep Throat”.  When a Chinese man, Bruce Lee, tried to tell us sex trafficking was real in his way with “Enter the Dragon”, it was written off as “just a martial arts film”.  When I stepped up to provide the courts with a legal way to stop treating us like criminals – I’ve been written completely out of history entirely.  In fact you’re the one asked to speak for us like we can’t speak for ourselves.  Like our word isn’t “good enough”. 

You see Mr. Kutcher – I was the first one who not only provided our legal system with a way to legally stop treating us as criminals by starting the first hotline for adults to call when needing help to leave any part of the sex industry after having escaped myself, but also a way to stop incarcerating us as criminals.  It was our group who started bringing the first survivors onto national live TV to tell our stories by tricking producers into thinking we’d go along with their agenda to glamourize our plight in order to get on camera and heard.   It was our group who convinced the public this was not a “victimless crime” when the legal brothels were attempting to expand into California, Las Vegas, and beyond.   Legal brothels who behind their doors it becomes virtually impossible to get help to those who are forced. 

Please allow me to introduce myself.  In many ways, I’m sort of the “Bill Wilson” of the modern domestic sex trafficking movement.  Let me try to explain – you had told the story of a young girl who had been trained from such a young age on as to think sex was “playtime”.  This was her framework of the world.  Now imagine all the other young boys and girls who are also taught to call certain behaviors as “playtime” also.  As they get older they start making friends with other kids who also call these things “playtime”.  They then develop a whole social network of friends who all refer to this as “playtime” as do the adults surrounding them.  The magazines, music, sculpture, even posters on the wall all also support the use of the term “playtime” for these behaviors YOU know to not be “playtime” at all.

Now imagine putting up billboards in these areas where this is happening calling out not to offer help to those who want to stop having “playtime” but instead let’s call it “sleeping”.  All of those other children, even those who have now reached their teen years, maybe even their 20’s who all call this “playtime” are seeing billboards going up all around them, public service announcements coming onto TV, and posters going up at their doctors’ offices asking for people who want help with “sleeping” to contact this hotline number given.  What’s going to happen is all of these people who have been raised calling this “playtime” are going to see the term “sleeping” and think – that’s not me.

But you have all these “do gooders” who insist “it’s not playtime – it’s sleeping”.  They insist to call it anything but “sleeping” will “legitimize” it and so they refuse.  The problem is however Mr. Kutcher is that to reach the victims ears you have to use the language THEY understand.  Otherwise, the right choice of words becomes a barrier to that help.  You only are reaching those who will call it “sleeping” and not “playtime”.  Which just causes help to be even harder to reach.  That’s what happens when our hotline and program, Sex Workers Anonymous, chooses to use the language that makes contact with those we’re trying to reach help out to.  www.sexworkersanonymous.com

Many years ago this country tried to deal with the disease of alcoholism by outlawing it.  By turning those suffering from the disease into criminals, it condemned almost all suffering from it to “jails, institutions and death”.  It was only when Bill Wilson stepped outside the church, outside the criminal justice system, and created a way for them to help themselves through the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous, one helping another, was hope for a life made available for the first time to them. 

When one of those saved stepped out to create the National Council on Alcoholism, this was when research started happening which changed the very way this country addressed those suffering from this disease.  A disease that can affect anyone from any walk of life as we saw when Betty Ford, one of our First Ladies, bravely stepped forward to proclaim she too suffered from this disease.  This allowed other “respectable” people to step forward and be open about their disease as well.

We’re not there yet.  Not when you are the one allowed to speak at the Senate and the world about this but I wasn’t even invited to listen to this from the back wings.  The fact you don’t even know who I am shows how far we really have to go with how deeply this problem is being hidden from view.  Including the insistence on only offering help to those who call their situation “sleeping” and not “playtime”.

I’d like to invite you and I to open up a dialogue Mr. Kutcher.  I run the only hotline in the USA that is reaching out to adults in a way they will respond to the offer of help which is manned by survivors.  We do that by empowering our members to know they are “good enough” to be providing help to others – not cast aside while white people of privilege who haven’t been in our shoes try to “save” us further victimizing us in other ways.  The very fact YOU’RE trying to save us like we can’t – is more of the problem.  I thank you for trying to get our voices heard by acknowledging they’re listening to you. 

But that in itself is part of the problem.  You’re still allowing them not to realize they need to be listening to US.  If this were a civil rights movement would you understand then how insulting to us what you did is then because your skin is a different color?  But the issue here of sex trafficking is something affecting people of every color so the ones to speak for us are those who have survived the experience.  Which sad to say you’re excluding our voices just as much as they are.  

Let’s talk – please.  We have so much more we’d like you to hear other than what you’re being allowed to hear by the police, our government, and those who are part of the problem as Celeste Guap has shown us.  So much so they even write laws providing them with immunity from all prosecution like Joohoon David Lee was afforded when he used the badge of Homeland Security and Immigration to traffick women.  

Please contact me.


OPEN LETTER TO ASTON KUTCHER FROM FOUNDER OF SEX WORKERS ANONYMOUS

Jody Williams, Founder & Director
Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly “Prostitutes Anonymous”)
(702) 488-1127 Cell/Text
February 21, 2017

Aston Kutcher
Via Twitter/Facebook

Re:                         Your Sex Trafficking Testimony

Dear Mr. Kutcher:

Thank you for the words you expressed about who we are in this fight.  Now maybe a white male with money has stepped up to defend our cause – now maybe someone will listen to our voices.  I agreed with you when seeing the same things – we are not “whores”, nor “prostitutes” but in fact the product of those around us in power.  I learned from Noam Chomsky the power of not only words, but the power of who is saying them.  You Mr. Kutcher are not “one of us” and in fact are part of the problem.

You expressed how the child had her experience defined for her as "playtime" by her abuser.  The system of abuse itself involves those in power over us defining for us our experience.  Choosing even the very words we call our experience such as when that child was taught to call it "playtime".  Which is what you're doing Mr. Kutcher when you're the one speaking at the Senate for us about what our experience is also - you're still someone in a position of power defining for us what our experience is by YOUR choice of words FOR us.  

The fact the press will cover your testimony and not my letter as not only a survivor myself, but the founder of the world's oldest, and largest group of survivors is proof of how far we've left to go here also.  

When Linda “Lovelace” Boreman stepped up to tell us sex trafficking was real – she was written off as a “jilted ex-lover”.  Known for the rest of her life by one film she was forced to be in “Deep Throat”.  When a Chinese man, Bruce Lee, tried to tell us sex trafficking was real in his way with “Enter the Dragon”, it was written off as “just a martial arts film”.  When I stepped up to provide the courts with a legal way to stop treating us like criminals – I’ve been written completely out of history entirely.  In fact you’re the one asked to speak for us like we can’t speak for ourselves.  Like our word isn’t “good enough”. 

You see Mr. Kutcher – I was the first one who not only provided our legal system with a way to legally stop treating us as criminals by starting the first hotline for adults to call when needing help to leave any part of the sex industry after having escaped myself, but also a way to stop incarcerating us as criminals.  It was our group who started bringing the first survivors onto national live TV to tell our stories by tricking producers into thinking we’d go along with their agenda to glamourize our plight in order to get on camera and heard.   It was our group who convinced the public this was not a “victimless crime” when the legal brothels were attempting to expand into California, Las Vegas, and beyond.   Legal brothels who behind their doors it becomes virtually impossible to get help to those who are forced. 

Please allow me to introduce myself.  In many ways, I’m sort of the “Bill Wilson” of the modern domestic sex trafficking movement.  Let me try to explain – you had told the story of a young girl who had been trained from such a young age on as to think sex was “playtime”.  This was her framework of the world.  Now imagine all the other young boys and girls who are also taught to call certain behaviors as “playtime” also.  As they get older they start making friends with other kids who also call these things “playtime”.  They then develop a whole social network of friends who all refer to this as “playtime” as do the adults surrounding them.  The magazines, music, sculpture, even posters on the wall all also support the use of the term “playtime” for these behaviors YOU know to not be “playtime” at all.

Now imagine putting up billboards in these areas where this is happening calling out not to offer help to those who want to stop having “playtime” but instead let’s call it “sleeping”.  All of those other children, even those who have now reached their teen years, maybe even their 20’s who all call this “playtime” are seeing billboards going up all around them, public service announcements coming onto TV, and posters going up at their doctors’ offices asking for people who want help with “sleeping” to contact this hotline number given.  What’s going to happen is all of these people who have been raised calling this “playtime” are going to see the term “sleeping” and think – that’s not me.

But you have all these “do gooders” who insist “it’s not playtime – it’s sleeping”.  They insist to call it anything but “sleeping” will “legitimize” it and so they refuse.  The problem is however Mr. Kutcher is that to reach the victims ears you have to use the language THEY understand.  Otherwise, the right choice of words becomes a barrier to that help.  You only are reaching those who will call it “sleeping” and not “playtime”.  Which just causes help to be even harder to reach.  That’s what happens when our hotline and program, Sex Workers Anonymous, chooses to use the language that makes contact with those we’re trying to reach help out to.  www.sexworkersanonymous.com

Many years ago this country tried to deal with the disease of alcoholism by outlawing it.  By turning those suffering from the disease into criminals, it condemned almost all suffering from it to “jails, institutions and death”.  It was only when Bill Wilson stepped outside the church, outside the criminal justice system, and created a way for them to help themselves through the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous, one helping another, was hope for a life made available for the first time to them. 

When one of those saved stepped out to create the National Council on Alcoholism, this was when research started happening which changed the very way this country addressed those suffering from this disease.  A disease that can affect anyone from any walk of life as we saw when Betty Ford, one of our First Ladies, bravely stepped forward to proclaim she too suffered from this disease.  This allowed other “respectable” people to step forward and be open about their disease as well.

We’re not there yet.  Not when you are the one allowed to speak at the Senate and the world about this but I wasn’t even invited to listen to this from the back wings.  The fact you don’t even know who I am shows how far we really have to go with how deeply this problem is being hidden from view.  Including the insistence on only offering help to those who call their situation “sleeping” and not “playtime”.

I’d like to invite you and I to open up a dialogue Mr. Kutcher.  I run the only hotline in the USA that is reaching out to adults in a way they will respond to the offer of help which is manned by survivors.  We do that by empowering our members to know they are “good enough” to be providing help to others – not cast aside while white people of privilege who haven’t been in our shoes try to “save” us further victimizing us in other ways.  The very fact YOU’RE trying to save us like we can’t – is more of the problem.  I thank you for trying to get our voices heard by acknowledging they’re listening to you. 

But that in itself is part of the problem.  You’re still allowing them not to realize they need to be listening to US.  If this were a civil rights movement would you understand then how insulting to us what you did is then because your skin is a different color?  But the issue here of sex trafficking is something affecting people of every color so the ones to speak for us are those who have survived the experience.  Which sad to say you’re excluding our voices just as much as they are.  

Let’s talk – please.  We have so much more we’d like you to hear other than what you’re being allowed to hear by the police, our government, and those who are part of the problem as Celeste Guap has shown usSo much so they even write laws providing them with immunity from all prosecution like Joohoon David Lee was afforded when he used the badge of Homeland Security and Immigration to traffick women.  

Please contact me.



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

NEVADA NUMBERS ON THE NATIONAL TRAFFICKING HOTLINE RESOURCE LISTING

On Tuesday 11/8/16 at 5:15 pm I went to the Nevada National Trafficking Hotline List of Resources and started calling to see who would be in if there was a crisis after hours.   The results I got were:

Alameda Prosecutor's Office – Celeste Guap is what happened with them.  Need I say more?

Alliance for Community Transformation Hotline – no answer

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Voicemail saying “will return your call within two days) when you push #1 for legal assistance

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach – Voicemail

Awaken – Voicemail

CAST – doesn't have “resources in Nevada”.  The operator said they can “only help if you relocate to California”. 

National CAST Hotline (888) 373-7888 – was on hold for five minutes listening to music.

Community Against Sexual Harm – Voicemail

Community Violence Solutions - Disconnected

Courage Worldwide – not taking intakes until the fall on recording.

Fresno Central Valley – youth shelter for those under 18 years of age in Fresno, California

Hookers for Jesus – Voicemail saying “call back during business hours”

International Institute – Voicemail

International Institute – Duplicate of above

International Rescue Committee Phoenix – Voicemail

International Rescue Committee HOPE  - Voicemail

LACY – Recording saying calls “are not confidential and it takes sometimes 4 days to return calls.  Further, they do not work with criminal matters – only helping teens or teen mothers with custody cases”.

Live Violence Free – Got a woman on the line saying they offer domestic violence assistance to Nevada residents.

Made for Them - Voicemail

Monterey Rape Crisis – they answered saying they only service Monterey county in California

My Sisters House – recording tells me to “call back the 24 hotline and gives me the same # I just dialed)

Operation Safehouse – recording it's for a youth shelter

Redemption Ridge – a hotline for sex trafficking in Oregon

Restoration Railroad – does not provide services in Nevada

RISE – press 1 to speak to an advocate.  The woman who answered said she was not an advocate.  They provide shelter in San Luis Obispo, but not Nevada

San Francisco Asian Womens' Shelter.  Referred me to their “national hotline” of 415 8644722.  A recording comes on saying they're a domestic violence hotline.  A woman answered saying they “do not provide direct services in Nevada”.

Saving Innocence – voicemail saying leave a message.

Sex Workers Anonymous.  Our hotline is not listed as a 24/7 hotline.  The web link goes to an old radio show I no longer produce at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk.    That is NOT our web address of www.sexworkersanonymous.com   I have not produced this show in YEARS which is why the web address and phone number on the radio show are no longer working.  It makes it appear we aren't anything other than a radio program.

The RISE  Group Homes – Voicemail

Salvation Army SEEDS Program 232 230

Utah Domestic Violence Hotline – got a recording saying I'd be on “hold less than five minutes”.  Since this is for Utah I hung up.

WEAVE – told me they could “look up referrals for services in Nevada”.  Since WEAVE  is in Sacramento, then I doubt they have much in the way of Nevada referrals.

West Coast Childrens Clinic  - they only serve women and children with Medi-Cal – which is California health insurance.

For the MILLIONS of dollars these guys have received to mann this hotline - don't you think it could be maintained better at least?  Weed out the disconnected numbers?  Ever try calling a suicide hotline and getting a busy signal?  It's depressing!

Monday, February 20, 2017

WHY YOUR CONFIDENTIALITY IS IMPORTANT AS A SURVIVOR

Please note what this article says - http://www.biospace.com/News/merck-kgaa-release-company-and-palantir-launch-new/444170/company_profile.aspx?CompanyID=1530

It states that Palantir Technologies is now working with Merck Pharmaceuticals.  If any of you follow my blog - you'll note I've told you I'm receiving a lot of phone calls from survivors who are being put into experimental research studies - some of which are considered "off label".  

Palantir Technologies is a company that essentially is the CIA today.   https://www.palantir.com/about/  They crunch data for them anyway.  Same thing.

Palantir has provided Polaris with a large grant.  https://www.fastcompany.com/3008097/where-are-they-now/google-palantir-salesforce-fight-human-traffickers  This article talks about how Google and Palantir are now considered "partners" of Polaris.  

Polaris runs the National Trafficking Hotline.  Please note their privacy policy with respect to people who contact them, or any of their "partners" with respect to information they gather.  https://humantraffickinghotline.org/privacy-policy  There are also a whole slew of websites up in the sex trafficking field which state they "share policies with our partners" who include Polaris who then shares with their "partners" and so on and so on.  

Please note further what it says here about what happens when you simply go to their website for information - 

Use of Website
Our web servers automatically collect non-personal information such as the domain name of the Internet access provider, the Internet protocol address used to connect the computer to the Internet, the average time spent on our website, pages viewed, information searched for, access times and other relevant statistics. 
With your IP address, they can track all of your online activity by the way.  I know because I've had private investigators following me using my IP address before when stalking me.  I'm sorry but if partners with Google, then having your IP address information means they can track every single thing you do online if you have Google or Google Chrome as your browser.
Note further what it says about their "policy" with respect to your privacy -
Notification of Policy Changes
We reserve the right to change, modify or add to our privacy practices and tips policy to protect the ethical standards provided or to meet the changing demands of digital advocacy. Notification of any changes to the National Hotline privacy policy will be posted to the National Hotline website or other appropriate location so as to adequately inform digital service users of these revisions. We encourage you to please review it frequently.

I have told many people that purpose for the website up at www.sexworkersanonymous.org is NOT what it appears.  I'll explain why.  This site has no privacy policy and I've been told it not only grab's your IP address, but it further attaches "cookies" which follow you.  Meaning you're sitting at home thinking about calling the Sex Workers Anonymous hotline.  You want to do a little research into us so you go onto that site.

WHAM - they got your IP address.

What that does is create a mirror of our traffic.  I've told people close to me and readers to this blog I have turned down substantial offers of money for the information on who calls our hotline.  It is because I have turned down those offers, and I've further refused to give anyone any information as to who calls our hotline, who emails us, or who reaches out to us for help in any way, that this is being done in order to try and either block people from calling us, or to then try and get an idea who is contacting us.  An IP address tells a lot more than a name by the way.  It can tell your address, it can even follow your movements, it may contain your billing information, identify all of your social media, and trace all of your online activity of who you speak to.  If you've seen Snowden - you've seen how deep that can go as to how far into your life these people can dig just from knowing an IP address.

Now this confirms there IS a partnership between Polaris and Merck Pharmaceuticals.  This might have something to do with why I'm being told by survivors not only are they being used in experimental drug research, but I've had more than one tell me they are being FORCED into this research.  You want to know how they know WHO they can force?

We've just shown you there is a connection here.  Any proof?  How about proof in the Bill Cosby rape cases?  Can one always obtain "proof"?

But we can show a legal relationship and access.  




Sunday, February 19, 2017

Letter to Christian Broadcasting about Sex Trafficking

Dear 700 Club, Daystar TV, and Joyce Meyer Ministries:

When I first heard God's voice telling me to start what became the domestic sex trafficking revolution in this country back in the 1980's - I had reached out to your various shows/channels asking if I could bring on some of our "success" stories to the Christian community like I was doing on talk shows such as Donahue (you can see some of these shows at www.tinyurl.com/sexworkersanonymous)



Despite sending your various producers media kits to try and get us on some Christian programming, we were glossed over.  I thought maybe you didn't want to address the issue of sex trafficking at first - until I started seeing people coming on your stations/shows who were complete frauds such as Samoly Mam and William Hillar.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/man-who-profited-from-fabricated-military-resume-is-sentenced-to-21-months/2011/08/30/gIQAnKHfqJ_story.html?utm_term=.017ffacbcce7

When no one would believe me that Samoly Mam was not only a fraud, but further conning people out of millions of dollars that could have been used to help REAL victims of sex trafficking, I went knocking on doors until I found a team of investigators willing to put together a file so thick that NewsWeek did a cover story on the whole scheme.  

When William was running around inspiring people to make up false films like "Taken" for example, not only was he also conning people out of money meant to help REAL sex trafficking victims, but he was further taking advantage of the goodwill people have towards veterans.  That's of course what got him some jail time for his lying about having rescued victims of sex trafficking when he had not.  

When Annie Lombert got herself on a reality show on Bravo by lying to them about having a rescue program when in fact she did not, I was able to show the producers verification there was no program in time to have her show removed after only one episode of "Saved on the Strip".  

However, she was STILL getting herself booked on Christian programming INCLUDING the Joyce Meyer show.  Joyce Meyer has had even more frauds on her show than Annie.  She even recently was speaking at churches helping to raise money for another fraud - Kevin Brown of "8 Minutes" fame.  Yet another show I had taken off the air after only a few episodes because of the way it was being used to fleece Christians out of money for a completely fake program.  

But the frauds just keep coming down the line.  I've spoken recently to Shanna Poteet https://www.facebook.com/gray.castle.52 who came to me because I was trying to warn people about Melissa Woodward with "For the Sake of One" back in 2014.  Kind of hard to convince people someone's lying when they're on the 700 Club.  

Which is why I've been talking to people such as Shanna about how I think criminal and civil charges should be filed naming the shows as "co-conspirators" in these fraud cases.

You know why?  I'm a Christian.  I'm an ordained minister.  I got ordained to make sure what victims of real sex trafficking tell me can remain "confidential" even if an investigation is going on.  I'm not only a minister, but I've also had a genuine spiritual experience very similar to what Bill Wilson had when he created AA and Jimmy Kinnon had when he created NA.  I spoke about this experience when interviewed by John Quinones of ABC's "What Would You Do?" which was published in his book "Heroes Among Us".  A copy of that chapter is attached in case you don't want to wade through all my news clips at www.hightechmadam.com

The Bible teaches us how to "judge a tree by it's fruit" to discern whether or not such experiences are truly spiritual and not the enemy deceiving us.  Because as you know Satan can also appear as an angel of light with false signs and miracles.  

Our program has however been producing fruit - we've been producing such people as Kathleen Mitchell who founded Dignity in Arizona, Brenda Myers-Powell who created Division 17 in Chicago, Paige Latin who created  PACE in Canada, Norma Hotaling who created  SAGE in San Francisco, and even our program has been a part of the Second Chance program created by professor Celia Williamson who partnered with the Salvation Army in Ohio.  Those are just a few of the names of people I can talk about because they've been public about receiving their help to leave sex work and find recovery through our program and hotline over the 30 years now we've been operating.  

I could go on as one of our newer members just gave an interview with the Epoch Times about how we've helped her break her connection with pimps and the sex industry just a few days ago -   http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2219740-escaping-prostitution-2/  I have more interviews with members who we've helped at www.leavingtheliferadio.com  This woman is starting a chapter of our program - www.sexworkersanonymous.com in Portland - a town that has the largest number of strip clubs in the country I should add.

But where is my interview on your shows?  So far every fraud including Melissa Woodward has been featured on your respective shows/stations where the publicity and "stamp of approval" has allowed them to fleece people now out of MILLIONS of dollars and also siphon real help from real victims for THIRTY YEARS NOW.  

Which is why I'm advocating some of your stations actually be charged in these criminal and civil cases against them because I think it's pretty obvious you have to be getting something out of this.  I mean why else ALL of them - but not one single interview, not one minute, not a blip or a bleep anywhere on your programming about the person and program who started the whole movement - which is me.  That news clip about my arrest in 1984 documents that I was arrested because of the first safe house set up for adult sex trafficking victims in this country.  There is no one who pre-dates me to the work which led to the Trafficking Act of 2000 giving the issue of domestic sex trafficking federal recognition.

You all know about my work and me because I've sent you each information and a request to come onto your shows.  So why not?  I've sent you information on the criminal charges brought against some of the people you have had on your shows and again offered to come on and let people hear about what we're doing to help real victims with a real program by also someone who is a Christian with Christian experiences to talk about.  

But I don't get a call.  Which is leading me to believe there must be something deliberate and intentional going on here.  If I'm wrong - call me.  Book me on the show.  I think 30 years of work behind me is enough to warrant five minutes of air time don't you think?  Especially when the people you have had on the show can't produce one actual person they've helped and all they've done with the press you gave them was line their pockets with money.

I'm not holding a fund raiser.  I don't have a "gofundme" site and I'm not holding a walkathon.  I just do what God tells me to do and I see the fruits of that work in changed lives.  If that isn't good enough to be interviewed on one of your shows/stations - then something is very wrong here and needs to be investigated.  

Jody Williams
www.sexworkersanonymous.com
www.swan-fellowship.us
www.leavingtheliferadio.com
www.hightechmadam.com
(702) 488-1127 Cell/Text