I have to say I admire REPUTABLE investigative reporters such as John Quinones to name just one from ABC's "What Would You Do?", or even Bob Herbert who used to have an opt-ed column with the Ny Times. Why? Because in 2007 with Bob and 2009 with John - these men didn't listen to what ANYONE said about us, not even me. They each got into a plane and then a car to personally come out to Las Vegas.
After coming to where I lived at that time, they then spent time meeting with me, coming to my home, meeting with SWA members, watching how we operated over time, and John even spent time meeting with my daughter, talking to my landlord - I mean doing a very THOROUGH investigation into me and SWA's operations. The results of their work was shown in the positive articles/chapters they then published about SWA and myself which I also have up on www.hightechmadam.com
Which even that nickname "high tech madam" is misleading by the way. Yes I was arrested for supposedly "running a brothel" with my mother in 1984 but the truth is that wasn't what that warehouse was at all. Yes it had been the site of an illegal brothel at one time. Yes I had been working as an escort and madam during 1984. However, that warehouse had been converted into the first "safe house" in the USA for adult victims needing a place to escape sex trafficking. Now hold on a minute because I'm NOT saying "pimps". If one needed to stop a pimp in 1987 all one had to do was pick up the phone and call 911.
I didn't need a warehouse in an industrial section of town equipped with expensive sophisticated surveillance equipment nor high tech security equipment either next to the police station to operate a "brothel". That was an excuse to get into the place where the LAPD then tore up my video cameras, destroying some evidence I had against them and other people such as Chuck Barris and our own CIA.
To understand who and what I was trying to keep safe and hide there - you need to read up on Iran Contra, the Hillside Strangler case which was actually two pimps targeting "square" girls for abuse and then transforming them into prostitutes in order to invalidate their testimony against them before they evolved into murder, and also more about Chuck Barris and his ties to the CIA you can read about in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind".
I was also arrested so that the LAPD could spread the rumor I was "going to turn on people" to try and make my friends and supporters "run" to the hills to protect themselves from incrimination and/or prosecution. At the time, the news hadn't broke yet that I was helping to launder money for prostitutes on movie sets through their budgets we were helping to draw up at Paramount Studios for example.
Cheri Woods was arrested in 1985 in this article - but I also know she was arrested in 1984 when she was six months pregnant at the time. http://www.canyon-news.com/west-hollywood-landlord-pleads/61688
This article talks about how in 1984 100's of prostitutes were targeted for arrest "In the first two months of 1984, police arrested 443 men and women for prostitution related charges, but with no apparent change." http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/1989/january/prostitutes/
I think you see see by just these links there was an organized effort going on in the USA in 1984 to "divide and conquer" the alliance we had built up amongst the madams to try and "network" a communication line between all of us during a time when we had no internet nor cell phones. Lines which were broken up during 1984 deliberately by these arrests. Something again which has been targeted to this community starting back in 2007 when I refused to mouth certain "untruths" during an international press conference I had agreed to appear at and involve SWA with. Had not my mother just died back then, I doubt I wouldn't have so "off" my normal intuition and wouldn't have done the whole thing in the first place - but it's done. I was asked to do this because of the progress and headway our program had been creating,
Including demanding to see them physically if we were told they were in "isolation". This allowed us to question their medical care to make sure they were receiving what they needed, give them any mail they might not have received otherwise, deliver communications, and assist them with getting an early release and re-introduction back into the community.
You have to realize not every transgender sex worker on the inside of a jail is a 'drug addict" or "alcoholic". So many of the privileges these 12 step programs offer to the addict/alcoholic was not afforded the sex workers who didn't have this disease. Meaning many couldn't have someone check on them, arrange for an early release, help them find housing, work on their visa's, etc. However, by bringing into the jails/prisons our 12 step program we were able to make sure as many of these amenities and resources as we could to the LGBT, male and transgender sex workers in a way not done otherwise back then. In fact, I have an early interview with one of our members, Joy, who is an African American transgender from found our program while in custody - http://www.blogtalkradio.com
So when I saw you have now seen this with your own eyes as they did this to you - well that's how they started with us at a press conference we were giving in 2007. When I refused to mouth the words these people wanted me to say to the press who came to hear our words - the woman doing the organizing of this event took individual reporters out into the hallway and said we felt this way against our knowledge and wishes.