LETTER TO JESSELYN RADACK
From: LEAVING THE LIFE <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Dec 25, 2015 at 11:58 AM
Subject: Fwd: REACHING OUT TO MAKE CONTACT
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Naked Edge Films <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
From: LEAVING THE LIFE <email@example.com>Date: Fri, Dec 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM
Subject: Fwd: REACHING OUT TO MAKE CONTACT
From: LEAVING THE LIFE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, Dec 25, 2015 at 8:32 AM
Subject: REACHING OUT TO MAKE CONTACT
To: email@example.com(PS - I updated this email a bit and resent)
I agreed. A gathering of members of SWA was put together in a press conference to release her findings in 2007. Literally as I was mike'd up and the lights were on us and we were surrounded by reporters - Melissa came to me and asked me if I'd agree to say such and such.
Well I wasn't going to say such lies. The sex industry is an industry like any other. An industry within which sex trafficking does exist. However, pimping and trafficking are different. Pimping is done by pimps. Trafficking is done by criminal rings who can't operate without men in our government looking the other way. These victims can't go to the police for help because the police are often working for the traffickers. Meaning the hotlines, programs and safe houses for them have to be set up in such a way as to protect them from these types of men. Let me give you an example based on the case that came out in the news about the strip club in NJ owned by DEA agents who not only were active DEA agents - but also who were partying down in Columbia with the drug cartel. Agents who were bringing back illegal aliens from Columbia to work in their club. Dancers which couldn't call local police for help because what would happen? They'd be deported back to the Columbia the drug cartel basically owns - that is if they're family were still alive by the time they were returned.
Can they call the police for help? Sex workers know this isn't the case except in rare circumstances. http://www.theguardian.com/
We couldn't understand because our members were doing very well in their sobriety and recovery process why we were hearing from guards, probation officers, attorney's, social workers, that they were being threatened with being fired if they so much as even spoke to us. Asking around to have people tell us "off the record" what was going on - few people told us "they got cops trying to cover their asses around here".
So you know what? In 2002 when I hear that Polaris is opening up a "hotline for trafficking victims to call for help" - I'm tired of operating the only hotline that such adult victims can call for help when being trafficked so I'm thinking at first "great - I'm going to get some help around here". Wrong.
Her death was being called "suicide" before the body was cold and no toxicology report was done. I contacted the lead detective and told him I wanted to see that report, and I wanted to see that shed dusted for prints where she was found, and I further wanted him to look at the emails between her and I and to do a proper murder investigation or I'd go on some major media with her emails and I'd prove she wasn't a suicide case. I then contacted Geraldo's producer who said they'd put me on TV that week.
I got a very strange call from John Quinones back then while I was "living off the grid" because of police harassment that kept up on me until Montgomery Sibley, her attorney, published a book saying he thought it was "suicide". When I asked Montgomery why he would say that - he said he "wanted to move on with his life". These people had disbarred him and chased him down to Florida. He asked me if the harassment had stopped after he released the book. I had to admit it had.
Well that took off a whole other backlash against us. When we put out the word that Melissa Farley and her crew couldn't be trusted and not to work with them on public interviews - they couldn't get any real prostitutes to spout their lies. So what did they do? Start creating fakes ones. First came Stella Marr. That's when members of SWOP and myself exposed her as a fake person. She didn't even exist - a complete "catfish" created by Melissa Farley.
Why? Because then all these people getting millions of dollars to be actually doing something to help these victims would have to acknowledge we exist. If they did this - then they'd have to actually do something. Right now Los Angeles county has received three grants totaling over $10 million dollars to help these men and women. What's happening? Nothing. A woman got arrested for prostitution recently. She was given a ticket and sent home. She wasn't asked if she needed help. She wasn't tested for HIV/AIDS. She wasn't offered our phone number, or anyone's for that matter. She was then given a court date where she'll probably be sentenced to jail time instead of being allowed to attend our meetings which one can attend under the current laws that allow thus for the alcoholic in AA and the addict in NA.
Why are they so desperate to make sure no prostitute comes to us for help? Because they can't access our records. If you read in the Guardian - you'll see a lot of guards in Kern County are being sued for sexually abusing women. Guards who want to know where these victims are at all times, and want to be able to access any of their records through mental health programs, or by informants. Yes we were also asked if we wanted to be paid informants on our members. Our answer was to refuse.
Right now by keeping these victims under the thumb of people in the "system" meaning social workers, foster care workers, probation officers, mental health workers, drug counselors, etc., then guess what? Those are all people whose jobs you can threaten if you're doing something messed up and you want to make sure no one files any charges against you like how Jeane had tried to do against Randall Tobias and David Vitter.
We are the ones they can't threaten. They can't threaten our funding as we don't take federal grants. They can't threaten our jobs as we're not paid to do this work. So what are they doing? Everything within their power to try and make sure that sex workers don't reach out to us for help.
They're so desperate to uncover who is coming to our program - they set up this site at www.sexworkersanonymous.org that's complete fabrications. It took us a while to figure out what that was about and then we did figure it out. Anyone new thinking about contacting us goes to that website first. Meaning they capture their IP address of whoever is coming onto our site this way. We won't release the information so they can capture it this way. Very very clever.
Only now I think they're expanding into murder. I had started a campaign with mothers of missing trafficking victims after speaking to undercover officers who told me they had seen women they knew to be missing trafficking victims out in the field but they weren't bringing these victims in to safety because it would compromise their undercover work. To do that? Bust drug dealers. Well I'm sorry but I think that's a value call. I think it's a value call to say a drug bust means more than the lives of these women.
Meaning that when men like Peter Todd murder three women as a pimp and he's made an informant so he doesn't have to answer to these crimes - I don't think that's good enough. I think the deaths of at least three women I"m aware of is enough reason to have Peter Todd held accountable. So I started organizing a campaigning for the mothers of these victims to start making some noise. The mothers of the Grim Reaper did and after 25 years they finally got results. btu they made noise.
The police in Chicago said there was "no evidence" linking him to any of these women. I find nothing about any evidence found in his car linking him to any of these cases. Heather didn't call from inside the house - she went outside to call from a neighbor's house. A neighbor's house where she could have been outside planting that evidence in his car for all we know.
Peter Todd, Jessie Foster's pimp, I believe murdered her. I also find it very strange that not one month after I started talking to Jessie's mother about how Metro wouldn't examine any of the evidence I had in his case. I say that because I've now had three other women fleeing him come to me with information on him. Information I've taken to Metro and they'd not only refuse to look at this information as I was given it. In fact, when I pushed I was threatened again to "back off". Now I have people going "oh they caught that guy" only no they didn't.
This was a homeless guy clearly who gets shot in the head and a bunch of tools thrown into his car and the media is called and suddenly he's a "serial killer". I've studied serial killers targeting prostitutes most of my life and this guy just doesn't fit the bill. Where's his souvenirs? What serial killer targeting prostitutes lives in his car but goes into a home to get access to a prostitute? None of this makes any sense and just doesn't compute.
Especially when our hotline got a call from someone saying that he was in fact set up to be a "patsy". Now I'm supposed to turn over evidence in murder cases so I contacted Steve Cooper and let him know I'd received a series of text messages claiming that not only was Neal Falls murdered, but that now Heather could be in mortal danger because she knows the truth about this case. Where's Heather? No one will give me a straight answer. But when I tell Lt. Cooper I have this information and if he wants to see it to contact me - why am I not hearing from him?Oh I'm pooping out here from trying to convey what's been happening over 30 years of this movement lately and well - bottom line - the movement has been hijacked. Even the author of the Trafficking Act, Michael Horowitz, has said this. It's been hijacked and this is a repeat of Iran Contra - the very reasons why I started this movement in the first place. A movement which I've now watched them try and create whole documentaries trying to make it appear that Brenda Myers-Powell is our founder - not myself. Why? Because they can get her to say things I won't that's why. This is the modern "catfish" age. Can't get the founder of Prostitutes Anonymous to say what you want her to say? Film three documentaries by someone else appearing to be the founder who does. Now to shut these films down I"m left with having to sue them for copyright and trademark infringement.
When NA went through something like this - they created IMPACT. I'm about at that point!
OKay I'm pooping out from trying to relay to you what's going on with us right now and also over the last 30 years. I've enclosed some other information on us. If you're interested in finding out more and helping us figure out how to warn others about what's going on right now-= then give me a call any day after noon. Thanks!
(702) 468-4529 Cell Phone