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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

LETTER TO SEATTLE PROSECUTOR & SHERIFF

Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous)
www.sexworkersanonymous.com
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September 12, 2016

Re:         Kings County Sex Trafficking Arrests – Elizabeth Nolan Brown’s Article in “Reason”

Dear Kings County:

When I realized what was going on with the show on A&E “8 Minutes”, I served the producers and A&E with a “cease and desist” letter.  Within four hours, the website for the show was completely removed off the internet.  Eight hours later – the announcements went out the show was being “canceled”.  Now mind you “Whore Nation” had been throwing out their supposed “protests” all along which had no impact at all on the show.   Yet when I served upon them a legal document – their response was swift. 

I then sat back and watched CNN do a segment called “The Truth About 8 Minutes” which bore no resemblance to the “truth” about what was going on behind that show.  Not one thing about what I’d uncovered was even mentioned.  The producers were quite careful to make sure my calls didn’t make it into the show, and I was blocked from all social media discussion of the topic.  God forbid I guess it slip out Maxine Doogan was a paid “influencer” on behalf of the producers!  Not just myself either, but anyone from our group who knew the “whole truth” about why the show was REALLY canceled, along with the fact this so called “opposition” was fake, found themselves blocked from all social media discussions about it.  In other words, the whole “truth about” was a smoke screen to cover up the actual truth about the show.

Which I couldn’t help but think back to when seeing Elizabeth’s “The Truth About The Biggest Sex Trafficking Bust Story of the Year” in “Reason”.  I mean this case is DIRECTLY connected to members who belong to our program who have a way different take on the situation than is being printed anywhere.  All attempts by any of them, or myself on their behalf, have all been completely rebuffed by all of the media we’ve contacted. 

Except for some reporters who either make it very clear they don’t want to hear what our take on the situation is, or those who tell us they’ll be fired if they even speak to us.  I mean look at the Oakland scandal – you have the man in charge of the “john stings” deliberately steering victims away from not just being “arrested”. but from being able to make contact with any group that would help Celeste Guap leave the sex industry.  Her and any other women she knows also. 

Why?  Going clear back to when I started the very first alternative sentencing program in Los Angeles county for our community in 1987 is why.  After speaking with the California Attorney General then, Edwin Meese, he had encouraged me if we used a 12 step format for our group we could then go immediately in and offer our program as an “alternative to incarceration” for those who were being forced to be in the sex industry.  Because the law back then didn’t care how badly you were forced – if you were caught on the premises even during a raid you were charged and convicted of prostitution.  There was no “alternative” back then because no one wanted to work with our community as we were all considered “criminals” then.

Chief Gates was friends with Norma Ashby, a madam who was a part of our group then, and he was on board.  So was Sheriff Block who saw the connection between prostitution and child abuse – one of his pet causes.  They introduced me to mayor Tom Bradley who agreed the money being spent out of our budget to lock up prostitutes was a crime in and of itself.   They all agreed if I got the approval of every department of the county – they’d agree to change the way they were treating prostitutes as criminals, calling condoms “evidence of prostitution” (which was discouraging anyone from carrying condoms during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis), and to allow us a shot at working with helping these men, women and transgenders to leave the industry.  Rather than just punishing them which clearly wasn’t doing anything to help anyone.

We had gotten the eager approval to work on this innovative program to help rehabilitate prostitutes from social services, the health department, mental health, the CDC, the police, and just about every single office of the county EXCEPT the Probation Dept.  The head of this department was in Downey, and he refused to take my calls.  So I got in my car, drove two hours, and knocked on his door to ask what the problem was. 

The minute I walked into his office I KNEW what the problem was.  I “recognized” him as one of my “regulars” when I’d run an escort service years before.  I couldn’t believe my eyes!  I asked to speak to him privately and asked him why he, of all people, would rather see these men and women going to jail, lose their home, custody of their kids to foster care, and all that goes with having a record when he himself was a purchaser of these services on a regular basis. 

His reply was simple and to the point – because if these women became ‘legitimate” through our program, then someone might “believe them if they decided to talk” about what he was doing.  I let him know that talking about his dirty laundry was not on the top of any list and he was more likely to be responsible for their death, than silence about his affairs, if he didn’t give us this chance.  He signed and we got to launch our first program.  However, over the years I’ve run into this same “guilty conscience” time and time again from men who block our work in fear of their dirty laundry being discovered.

What we have going on here I think is a bit of the same – a lot of people trying to confuse, muddle, and conceal what’s really going on here.  For one thing, how this case is connected to the Oakland scandal, the San Diego and Orange County prosecutor’s scandal, Operation Dollhouse in Las Vegas, Joohoon David Lee, the Korean arrests in New York, and the epidemic of massage parlors sprouting up in Wichita, Kansas, as well as the reports we’re getting about a sex trafficking operation down in Florida connected to cops while masquerading as being part of the anti-trafficking network (just as Oakland was).    In fact, if you look at the overall picture – you’ll see  just about EVERY sex trafficking task force has been caught with their “hand in the cookie jar” in one way, or another, within the last few years.  Even if it’s how Officer Armendariz also supposedly killed himself down in Phoenix, Arizona before getting a chance to testify at his corruption hearing. 

Look, I’ve been answering our hotline since 1987.  I’ve personally taken over 500,000 calls from the launch to 2013 was when we took this count.  We get five times more calls than Polaris because we ask anyone who for any reason wants to leave any part of the sex industry to call us for help.  Our hotline is also unique in that we encourage those who can’t call their local police (for reasons such as Oakland or NJ or AZ, etc.) to call our hotline for help.  Got a pimp bothering you?  Call 911.  But you have someone like Chris Butler or Joohon David Lee trafficking you – well then you need another solution and the local Salvation Army shelter won’t cut it.  The Margo Compton case sure proved that “traditional” methods for our situation doesn’t work. 

I’m already hearing the whole “truth” cover-up about this case, but I’ve also noticed no one from your prosecutor’s office, nor the local police, have contacted our office to inquire how these cases are all fitting together in ways you might not realize.  Remember, those calling Polaris are ones who identify as “sex trafficking victims” while the reality is most real victims CAN’T call for help for the very reason they’re being trapped in the sex industry.  Nor will those “brainwashed” into thinking they’re doing this “voluntary” identify as victims either.  Nor are they likely to be calling up your offices when they don’t have a clue who to trust because of how many people within law enforcement and the court they’ve also seen involved. 

Are people telling you “not to bother” calling us?  Now gee whiz – that couldn’t possibly be because of rumors started by the very officers who have been trying to cover their own backside because of their wrong-doing and their fear if you listen to us you might actually figure out their involvement now would it?  Men like my probation director I mentioned?  Remember, it was our program who started the complaints against Chief Gillispie and the Las Vegas officers who stepped down.  It was our complaint to the Office of Professional Responsibility which led to Joohoon David Lee being arrested.  It was our work which led to the conviction of Chris Butler, and Kemp Shiffer – men who had a lot of friends in law enforcement because of their careers for over 20 years, etc. 

I mean let’s face it – this isn’t just about a bunch of hookers or then it’s just prostitution and not trafficking then isn’t it?  By its definition trafficking involves people in high offices who are greasing the wheels of these operations.  Wheels that are going to be telling you not to look in areas which stop them from rolling along!  That or maybe the “influencers” hired by Vivid, Live Nation, and the Nevada Brothel Owners Association to help further their agenda which includes trying to wipe out our group because they don’t want victims to know there’s an effective way out.  Not every victim has a case that can be brought to court – but this doesn’t alter they want “out” anyway.   So yes we have more people calling us than calling your offices. 

So please give me a call so I can go over what I know about this case with your people.  I have been used as an “expert witness” also before.  Dating back to 1995, I was certified that year as an “expert witness” in a case involving a pimp who was trafficking women internationally where the victims were insisting they were doing what they were doing “voluntarily”.  In fact, they were defending the pimp quite profusely!   

My expertise was in explaining how the pimps do this so the victims do feel it’s “voluntary” even when it’s not.  Much like how it can be demonstrated by Derren Brown when he brainwashes perfectly ordinary normal people into robbing an armed armored truck at gunpoint.  There’s a great video about this on “The Heist” if you’d like to check it out on Youtube.   When the pimp heard I was going to testify to explain this process – he took a plea bargain.  As did the next couple of cases I was brought in to testify in also. 

Shame I wasn’t brought in to testify at the Pennsylvania case involving a father and son pimp team.  The women who defended them so loudly all had children by the pimps.  In fact, one of the “witnesses” was even eight months pregnant when she was on the stand!  At no time did the prosecution bring up the fact these women had children by these men, or even note the one woman’s pregnancy by the pimp.  Meaning if they did testify, by law these men had every legal right to know their home address, no matter where they moved to, along with the schools the children were attending.  In other words, if they said one word against these guys there would be no “escape”. 

Especially since in Pennsylvania one man was incarcerated for murdering his wife, but STILL was legally entitled to visitation with his daughter while in prison for life for her murder!   By not pointing out the fact these women had children by both of these men, and the fact they’d be having to allow them visitations for the next 18 years at least, this was why they were motivated not to anger these men by speaking out about the truth of the situation.  Would you knowing this guy has a right to know where you live and see your child for the next 18 years after what you say?  Which was each one of these pimps had knocked up these women while minors themselves, and with no means of support, and PA not allowing welfare for mothers who don’t have GED’s, so therefore they had no way of making money to care for the children, they were too young to work – so what were they supposed to do?

There is more to this whole story.  If you’d like to start “connecting the dots”, then give us a call anytime at the above contact information.  We’ve reached the point when we see what’s happening to Celeste, we know the only way out for some now is going to be to shut these traffickers down no matter who they are.  I don’t know of ANYONE who has more years, and more “ears” in this, than our program and hotline.  Thanks for listening.


Jody Williams, Founder and Director

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