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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 NOT 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 officially 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









WHY THEY'RE REALLY SHUTTING DOWN BACKPAGE

http://www.backpage.com/statements/Children-of-the-Night-Statement.pdf

I came across this and after reading it my first reaction was "ditto".

Lois Lee had created "Children of the Night" in 1979.  I was 19 years old then and living in the same city as Lois.  I witnessed her creation of that program from her tiny apartment to the program it is today literally from the day it was just an idea Lois had.

I've spoken a few times about what Los Angeles was like in 1979.  If you know what it was like back then - then you know why Lois felt compelled to do what she did to launch her program.  I was witnessing the same war zone Lois was - and I agree - this was a war zone that existed long before Backpage or Craigslist ever existed.

I was actually right on the border of being one of Lois' clients.  I say that because I ran away from home when I was 13 years old myself in 1973.  Like so many youth who run away, I was being sexually abused by my father while being physically abused by my mother   At 13 years old, I was 5'4" tall, 109 pounds, and my measurements were literally 36C-26-36.  I ski'd just about every weekend while during the week.  I belonged to a school swim team so my body was very tight and mature looking for someone so young.

I mention this because when I ran away I wasn't going to wind up sleeping in some dumpster or alley somewhere.  There was this strip club I remember not far from my school called the "Dog Patch".  The owner wasn't very picky about checking the ID of young girls who would audition for them.  So on the very first day of my runaway story, I checked myself into a motel room next to the "Dog Patch".  Growing up watching women like Mae West, reading books like "The Happy Hooker", and listening to songs on the radio like "The Pill" sung by Loretta Lynn - I knew where I was going to be as a runaway kid.  That was working at the Dog Patch, living in the motel next door, dropping out of school and turning tricks with men old enough to be my grandfather.

My mother worked as a court reporter at the Los Angeles Juvenile Court.  I took a tour with her once of where the kids in juvenile hall were kept.   Through my mom's work, I saw what the group homes looked like as well.  One day trying "scare me silly" so I wouldn't cause any more problems at school - she took me to see where the other teens were incarcerated, as well as the runaway shelters.  Trust me - the world she showed me of where most kids wound up was light years away from where I was that first day of my runaway teen career in the  motel next to the Dog Patch.

I saw girls like me in my mom's juvenile court job.  Grown men who were teachers, social workers, and even judge's didn't view girls like me as "kids".  They were too busy starring at our tits.  I would see the boys and girls who were the type to be targeted by sexual predators.  If you threw in the mix this kid was also stripping or involved in prostitution - then every predators for MILES would be sniffing them out like a dog for the one reason that if you attack a virgin that's a student or a housewife - you will bring down the wrath of God and everyone in this country on you.  However, if you're a prostitute - then the system wouldn't lift a finger to help you back then.  You were considered "asking" for it.  With me - the fact I had big boobs meant I was "asking for it".

During the 1970's period before Lois started Children of the Night - these two cousins were pimps.  They started out their murdering spree that went down in history as pimps.  They were kidnapping women right off the streets.  Girls walking to the corner store or on their way to school or a girlfriend's house were thrown into these guy's car.  Then taken to a location where they were beaten, raped and tortured.

Then after they got bored with their victim and wanted to escalate the terror in them even more - they would take them to a motel room in the red light districts.  Forcing them at first with handcuffs to stay in the room, they'd bring the tricks in from the neighborhood to have sex with them and then also keep the money.  After some time at this, the handcuffs were taken off and then psychological bonds were used to keep them so afraid they wouldn't try to leave the room.

More tricks would be brought in this time.  After a few days the women would get so saturated with fear they'd decide to try the door to their freedom.  They'd then escape and go to the police but the police wouldn't lift a finger after hearing their story.  Why?  Because they had been branded "prostitute" by what these cousins did to them.  It was done deliberately to discredit the word of their victims.  The same rule applies believe it or not to children.  ESPECIALLY back in the 1970's as to be the brewing pot for what went into Lois creating Children of the Night.

Here look at this image of a child - very innocent looking right?

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But what if the juvenile looks like this:
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Because the above is a photo of a woman who was being traded for money while a juvenile.  Now if she were to cry "rape" - what do you think a lot of people's reaction was back in the 1970's?  I don't mean by today's standards - I mean by back then standards?

The film "Frozen Ground" is the most accurate portrayal in film of how we were treated by the legal system back in the 1970's.   Because this woman was a "prostitute" when she went to the police saying she had been drugged, kidnapped, chained up in this guy's basement, then drug out to an island where he tried to shoot her for sport - the police "round filed" her complaint and wouldn't even search the guy's house.  Why?  Because she was a "prostitute" and in the eyes of the law back in the 1970's that meant "criminal" and "worthless".

So if a kid was being sexually abused at home and therefore probably ran away to escape this abuse, and then that same child is put into the foster care system or the juvenile detention system - this means every predator within range is going to hone in on that particular child because they offer them something more important than sexual pleasure - and that's immunity!

I myself thought about turning to Children of the Night when I was trapped within the sex industry myself - but I was over 18 years old at the time.  The family who was trafficking me only targeted women over 18 years old to avoid any problems connected to messing with a juvenile.  Because believe me people don't care about you once you turn 18 years old - then or now.  Even now reporters will tell me "don't you have a juvenile we can talk to?"  because they claim "our readers don't want to hear about nor care about what happens to adults".  Well maybe that attitude is shaped by the press who only puts that in front of them TO care about!

But there was nothing for an adult to turn to for help.  I saw how Lois had a safe place for kids to run to and I realized there was no where for an adult like myself to run to.  So I created it.  I took a warehouse I had once used as an incall location and converted it into what is now known as the first safe house for adults in America.

My reward?  I got arrested and accused of "running a brothel" out of it.  You can read about it at www.hightechmadam.com   So when I got my case over and dealt with I realized I needed to create an "outpatient" program where I couldn't be arrested like that ever again.  Which meant a hotline had to be set up.  Lois had the Children of the Night hotline specifically targeting the type of kids she wanted to target.  Since there was no such hotline for adults - I had to start one also.  So in many ways I modeled what I saw Lois doing for kids and adapted it to adults.  This meant Prostitutes Anonymous was born in 1987.

Lois is right - many juveniles and people who pimp juveniles would advertise in Backpage.  However, ADULT traffickers operate differently much of the time from how juveniles operate.  People make false assumptions here what trafficking vs. prostitution is.  Yes adult women wanting to prostitute themselves used Craigslist and Backpage.  So yes people wanting to think about quitting prostitution "one day" would be on those sites.

But those were "prostitutes" - NOT "trafficking victims".  The adult "trafficking victims" I was finding were in underground brothels, legal brothels, massage parlors, strip clubs.  Okay here's an example of ADULT sex trafficking and where we would also target our efforts to locate and help said victims - look at the case of the DEA owned strip club in New Jersey:

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/10/nyregion/2-dea-workers-convicted-over-ownership-of-strip-club-in-new-jersey.html?_r=0  Now this club was more than just owned by DEA agents.  Take a look at how this arrest went down.  It went down because some people had complained to a senator about DEA agents who were partying with Columbian drug lords who were so comfortable with those same drug lords they were sleeping with prostitutes at a party and putting down their guns to be able to enjoy those prostitutes.

It was because of an investigation into THIS accusation https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/report-dea-agents-had-sex-parties-with-prostitutes-hired-by-drug-cartels/2015/03/26/adb2d53e-d3bd-11e4-8fce-3941fc548f1c_story.html?utm_term=.05af24442ebd   which uncovered this club here in the states owned by some of those same agents.  Agents who were going over to Columbia and partying with drug lords.

Why?  The dancers at this club were illegal aliens from Columbia.  I want people to hear me on this because I keep hearing a strange SEPARATION in the media, and therefore the public's, mind when it comes to the issue of illegal aliens in this country and sex trafficking victims.  Because these women were in this country illegally - they were afraid to go to any of the authorities.

Also understand these women weren't just afraid of the authorities because of the risk of being deported.  To them that would mean "escape" right?  No it didn't.  It would mean deporting them back to Columbia into the hands of the same drug Cartel these agents were so buddy buddy with.  Meaning they'd just be drug right back right?  Well here's the thing - if during the deportation process they were to open their mouth about those DEA agents owning that club, and then they were delivered right back into their hands on the other end in Columbia - it also means these women would know they needed to keep their mouth shut.

Well they just get offered "witness protection" right?  Not when their whole family is right back in Columbia where the Cartel knows exactly where they are.  We're talking Pablo Escobar country here folks.  We're talking a country where Pablo, a drug lord, built his own jail with his own personal escape hatch!  Do you think then that same country could protect a woman's family from these same drug lords?

I want people to understand Lois was dealing with juveniles in Backpage who needed help.  However, when it comes to the type of person WE'RE helping on an adult level - that's not who our "target demographic" is.  Yes we get calls from people who would advertise on Backpage they wanted to quit prostitution.  But 9 out of 10 times that person would only be doing it for the money.  They lost their job, got their hours at that job cut, the economy is bad, they have a drug problem, or whatever the reason was.  With them you help them find better paying work and they're out of prostitution.  Easy peasey.

But for an adult sex trafficking victim I want you to really digest what I'm saying here we were dealing with.  The women at this same club COULD NOT BE RESCUED.  Why do you think they didn't just leave the club?  No one had to put chains around their ankles and strap them to the bar to prevent them from leaving. Why?  Because the minute they would run a phone call would go out and their family back in Columbia would be slaughtered.

Meaning you could put an anti-trafficking program for adults right next to this same strip club and it's going to be empty.  You can't go in and "rescue" someone in this type of situation either because you're then triggering a death warrant on their family back home.   Now don't you think these DEA agents also knew all the local cops?  The local judges?  The local politicians?  The local Secret Service also remember?  http://nypost.com/2014/10/09/secret-service-sex-scandal-investigator-was-asked-to-withhold-evidence/

I'm explaining to you why when dealing with adult sex trafficking we're talking a different thing completely from what someone like Lois is dealing with about juveniles.  I want you to just for a moment put yourself into the shoes of one of these Colombian women working at this DEA owned strip club.  EVERY DAY you see in this club not only other DEA agents, but SECRET SERVICE agents.  Meaning again by association you're also going to see some local police, politicians, sheriff's, private investigators, judges, etc.  Just like you see in the Pennsylvania case - http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/03/24/justice-michael-eakin-fined-over-porngate/

Seriously, this is not limited to one NJ strip club.     But let's take those women at that club - could I call up the local trafficking task force to help these women?  Here is the NJ human trafficking task force - http://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/humantrafficking/  Now what is the NJ trafficking task force doing now?  "Teaching teachers how to mobilize".  Okay I don't think there's a lot of school teachers who would be in that strip club looking for victims - so can anyone say "misdirect attention"?

Let's look at who are some of the "liasons" with this trafficking task force shall we? http://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/humantrafficking/liaisons.html  Notice who there's a lot of on this page?  Detectives.

My grandmother used to have a saying about "the fox shouldn't be guarding the chicken coop".  Follow the logic here - in Columbia Pablo became a member of Congress.  He was able to help write legislation of that country to prevent extradition.  He was even able to murder two people in the prison he was allowed to build for himself.  So let me ask you something - do you really think that this type of system isn't now operating with respect to sex trafficking as drug trafficking?  In Columbia - the Cartel have control over the phone systems.  You call to report something to the police - and within five minutes you have assassinations at your doorstep wiping you out for just making the report.

So within that same logic - do you really think those women could call either the local police or the local trafficking task force for help?  So why are those cops there?  They're there because the people who are the traffickers can then trace every call coming in about sex trafficking victims so they can do what?  "Misdirect" them away from their own victims just as we've seen with the Celeste Guap case in Oakland, California.  Not a whole coast away but PART OF THE SAME NETWORK.

http://abc7news.com/news/woman-at-center-of-opd-sex-scandal-offered-deal-in-florida-attack/1508429/  Now if you follow my blog at all - you'll know that I said Celeste was deliberately arrested, and then deliberately held on a $300,000 bail for what reason?  I told you she was being held on a high bail to not only stop her from speaking to the press which she has not done since Florida by the way - but also that while she was in custody in Florida I told you she would be having people all over her convincing her to shut up about what she went through.

But I want you to trace HOW Celeste got "offered a deal".  She was taken by the Redmond POLICE who got ahold of her through the Office of Victim Services.  Who referred her to the Redmond Police  NOT to Sex Workers Anonymous.  In fact, Nancy O'Malley, the Alameda prosecutor's office, kept Celeste away from us.  When I tried to enlist her office's help to speak to Celeste I was told "no we're handling it".  Yeah they were.  They "handled" her right onto a plane to get her into Florida where she could then be set up on a police charge there.  Why there?  So no one would say it had anything to do with Oakland is why.  Simple.

Note the article here says she was "offered a deal".  No folks - that's not what it's called.  I've been in Celeste's shoes remember?  Only when I was held in 1984 on a $50,000 bail myself - I was not "offered a deal".  That's a nice way of saying I was having my life threatened if I didn't do what they wanted me to do and also to keep my mouth shut.  That's why you won't see any interviews with me and the press after my 1984 arrest until I pop up again in 1987 announcing our hotline and program have been launched.

Now while Celeste did advertise her prostitution services on sites like Backpage and Facebook - when it came to sex trafficking that wasn't who was trafficking her.  Celeste only advertised on Backpage - she wasn't trafficked by Backpage.  But the men in the Oakland sex trafficking task forces have admitted to now having kept her away from task force operations in order she not be offered help and to cover up their own asses.

Which is what I'm trying to explain here - the traffickers in America are connected to the anti-trafficking task forces.  Our adult victims can't call the police for help.  Meaning the National Trafficking Hotline is useless for a sex trafficking victim on American soil.  Let's take a look at what they have listed for help in New Jersey shall we?  https://humantraffickinghotline.org/training-resources/referral-directory

Okay we have a group in Maryland, a Catholic Church, family services, social services for youth, the city bar association (lawyers), Courtney's house is a residential program for women who were mostly street walkers, an Allentown, PA group, about four more youth groups while these were adult women stripping in that NJ club, some religious programs, a Maryland program, another Pennsylvania program, a couple of more youth programs, a program in Virginia - I mean is anyone beginning to see what's going on here with the joke being on us?

You're a NJ based illegal alien from Columbia who was brought into this country illegally so you could work for this DEA owned strip club, a club where you're seeing all the local law enforcement including the Secret Service agents are coming into this club to party with you, and the local Human Trafficking Hotline is a list of more people who know these cops, the National Trafficking Hotline if you get the guts to call them for help refer you to a bunch of programs that either don't work with adults, work with Asian's, or are based in a completely different state.  If you go into one of these shelters they have listed - the owners and people who staff these programs are interacting with law enforcement daily.

Meaning the guys who own this strip club know who everyone is in the local anti-trafficking scene EXCEPT  - who do you NOT see listed in either the NJ National Trafficking Hotline NOR the NJ Human Trafficking Task Force?  I'll tell you two names not found on either of those directories right now - Children of the Night for juvenile victims and Sex Workers Anonymous for adult victims.

Is anyone getting the picture yet here of who it is we're fighting with respect to saving sex trafficking victims on American soil?  Now I ask you - can we take one of these women to one of these programs or shelters - or anywhere for that matter knowing that if we take them somewhere not only are we going to get all of these law enforcement offices coming after us trying to retrieve and silence that victim (as they did with Celeste - with Celeste they stepped inbetween SWA and her, and they had her in a cop car going to Florida to also get her away from us and then "offered her a deal" which has resulted in her not speaking to the press anymore about her connections with local cops and the trafficking task force, and she's still hooking on Facebook last time I looked), but further we know the Columbian's will have someone sent out to murder her whole family back in Columbia.

I mean are you getting the picture here why we don't send in teams of SWA members into strip clubs to do "outreach" for one thing?  That we don't go in there and say "come with us and we'll rescue you" because we know that will only trigger harm to come to her family.

There's no point in putting her into some residential program like Courtney's House or FAIR Girls or any of those types of programs because those guys not only know right where they all are, but they're also able to go walking right into the place to "pull them out for questioning", and I'd like you to note how not ONE of these Columbia strippers (if you want to call them that because of being forced to work as a stripper) is speaking about their trafficking ordeal at the local churches, the local news, nor at any of these anti-trafficking luncheon fund raisers they put on where they trot out some victim to tell horror stories to loosen purse strings.

I also want you to see that shutting down Backpage doesn't have one single thing to do with this type of victim either EXCEPT to shut down the victims' ability to find out about HELP.  Again please look at how everything in the NJ anti-trafficking arena does not include any information on Children of the Night nor SWA.  However, Lois said she can advertise Children of the Night on Backpage and reach out information to those juveniles who are on there.  Also, SWA can put out ads for help on Backpage.

So let's just take a hypothetical question here - if these people wanted to block victims from leaving so badly as to threaten their family back home with murder if they left - then isn't it also possible they don't want these victims to know about two groups who can actually get them out of there?  Now if you wanted to keep that information out of the victims' hands as to where they could go for help - would you not then shut down the way we can reach them?  Wouldn't you want Backpage shut down for the fact WE here at SWA and Lois at CON can reach the eyes of their victims and know they can call us for help that will work?  Wouldn't you also want those victims to have useless phone numbers?  Come on - you're a victim who can barely speak English and you start calling all those numbers who are on the task force page or the National Trafficking Hotline's resource list and by the end of the day you're going to think "there's no way out there for me"?

In other words, the people who want Backpage down are the traffickers themselves who don't want word of how they can call and get some REAL help to reach the victims eyes and ears.  I mean how else do you explain the system that's being used here to keep victims from finding out about CON for juveniles and SWA for adults?  They sure as heck keep us out of their task forces and off their resource listings.

How else do you explain the rise of people like Melissa Woodward?  Take a real good look at what someone came to me about a few days ago with respect to her "trafficking work" - https://www.facebook.com/gray.castle.52  There's more information on that page about it.  Shanna has described to me a whole sphere of influence which surrounded Melissa where not only was money donated to a fake rescue, the stories about rescues were fake, there was no safe house, and on and on about how even the FBI "vouched" for this woman.  Yes there was a whole sphere of people who supported each other and made it appear to outsiders that they were "fighting sex trafficking' while in reality not only spinning their wheels but also being kept out of helping groups like ours who are actually in there getting those types of victims out and to safety.

I want you to think about what it would take to actually get a victim out of this type of situation I'm describing to you.  Celeste Guap for example has already had at least 30 Oakland police officers, a Chief of Police, involved and enabling her trafficking.  Blocking her from help while also taking good honest sincere people who want to help these victims off on wild goose chases.  But she also has family in Nicaragua  and her mother works as a 911 operator.   If you want to remove Celeste - you also have to get her family away from these people.  Which in Celeste's case would mean her mother quitting her job and going somewhere else where she can't be found by people with badges.  Which is where exactly?

Well the answer to that is not only very hard to explain but I'm not going to explain how we do what we do anywhere online and tip off the traffickers to our tactics, people, partnerships, resources, etc.   While not explaining I can explain this - it's not as simple as walking into a massage parlor, a strip club or a street corner and saying "come with me and I'll rescue you from this".

Because if you don't address what it is that traffickers are using to put those invisible chains on their victims to hold them there in the first place - then they're going to do what?  You got it - go right back.  Which is why people working in corrections, social services, the courts, the police, etc., all say is frustrating them about this community - they "always go back".  

Let's take the hypothetical route here - you take one of these women who was in this DEA owned strip club and you roll out the red carpet of resources to them to help them stay in this country, find work, and even offer them personally protection from retaliation - but you don't address the fact they have family back in Columbia who is probably going to be murdered if that victim doesn't get her ass back up on that stage working again - and what is she going to do?  Go work as McDonald's knowing that job means her whole family is going to be massacred?  I don't think so.  She's going to go back and try and keep everyone happy and alive.  Leaving a bunch of frustrated cops and social workers saying "I don't know why she wouldn't get help".  Which is what I'm saying here - the "help" being offered her isn't being designed to be what she needs.

Why?  Because the very people who need to be designing these programs, people like us who understand what real adult victims of sex trafficking needs in order to be able to break free - are being kept out of the designing of said programs and even the training of staff working with said victims.  Including the very Office of Victim Services who thought putting Celeste Guap on a plane to Florida was "help" when in reality it was assisting the traffickers in silencing her.  

You also have to address how it is that traffickers can come and get their victims back if they don't come back voluntarily.  Even how they're taken over even the training in this field to further mislead people away from who they are, how they operate, and also to facilitate their trafficking work.  

I mean look at Joohoon David Lee.  There was a huge campaign that hit Las Vegas where a bunch of people were put together to devise a system to train airport workers how to spot victims.  Three guesses as to who was not invited to be on that group?

You got it - we were shut out of that group.  Now when this whole training was created to teach airport workers how to spot sex trafficking - do you think there was one word in that training on what to do if you suspected a business colleague?  Let me explain - Joohoon David Lee was with Homeland Security, Immigration and the trafficking task forces of CA, NV and AZ.  

Now using his position, his badge, and the government's money Lee would fly over to China to pick up a victim.  Then using his badge he would take this victim right past the very system he had a hand in creating - a training which did not alert anyone at LAX what to do if they suspected someone like him was trafficking victims right past them.  

Which is what he did - he walked victims right past those stop points and checks into this country illegally.  If he was caught - well "he was just questioning a victim" because of his trafficking work.

I've spoken to one of the men who was involved in creating that bogus training.  He tells me he was brought over from Norway!  So a guy from Norway is flown into the USA to work on a training module for LAX workers of American victims on American soil?   

Couldn't be they were deliberately getting well meaning sincere people who wanted to really help victims and stuck them on a bogus committee so the wrong training could be provided which covers their ass and shuts down their competitors' right?  https://www.facebook.com/Onlyblueshies

Since Joohoon was arrested, and since men like Rob have realized they were being duped into creating security for American airports that actually ASSISTED traffickers like Joohoon - they've been trying to get people coordinated back again to try and create relevant updated training which would.  

Why is it so hard?  Because what Joohoon did wasn't technically illegal - he could not be charged with sex trafficking because according to Daniel Bogden - there ARE NO LAWS against what he did to his victims.  He not only flew victims over to the states on the government's Homeland Security dime, then used his ICE  connections to get them into this country without proper papers, but he further made it appear he was "fighting sex trafficking" while going after a completely innocent "scape goat" family!  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-restaurateur-says-former-fed-manufactured-criminal-case-against-him

In fact, if Joohoon has a pension - he'll get to keep it after what he did.  As it is now he's driving a limo for CLS Limo owned by Charles Horky who has been convicted now of sex trafficking.  Boy we really come down hard on someone using our government's resources and offices to facilitate sex trafficking don't we?  

If he can't be charged with sex trafficking because he did the trafficking using government money on the government dime and therefore hes immune from being prosecuted about this - he then keeps his pension.  I want you to imagine you're a Chinese woman being taken into this country illegally by a man like Joohoon - and you can see why they might want to break down the one line of communications that does exist in the sex industry that would actually give one of these victims a useful phone number to call that would actually help them (and not just give an illusion to outsiders that help is actually available with these bogus groups - I mean how is social services or an Asian group going to help a Columbian stripper who is here in this country illegally with her whole family back home being threatened if she steps out of line?"

You can see we're not able to get out our phone number to victims using the National Trafficking Hotline nor the Human Trafficking Task Force in NJ - so how do we reach victims who need our help?  
If you made a list of every blog or site that those in the sex industry used to keep in communication with each like a "trade journal" you'd find they've all been shut down because of allegations of sex trafficking.  Backpage for one.  The Erotic Review.  Redbook, Rentboy, and the list goes on.  In other words, I propose Backpage is being attacked BECAUSE they're assisting Lois with finding juvenile sex trafficking victims, and BECAUSE I can put up an ad for Sex Workers Anonymous on their site and actually reach the eyes of adults who need our help also.  

Meaning I say the shutting down and attacks upon Backpage are NOT about "fighting sex trafficking" but in fact are tools of the traffickers being used to further entrap their victims.  Communication is one of the tools all predators use to disempower their victims.  I was kept isolated as a kid by my dad who didn't want anyone to find out what he was up to me with when we were alone.  You look at how the plantation owners were able to maintain control while being grossly outnumbered when it came to manpower.   They stopped the slaves from READING.  This is why many slaves resorted to singing - it was a way to communicate right under the slave owner's nose.

Hiring people who you think are so stupid they won't figure out what you're really up to was something even Kathryn Bolkovac has spoken about in her book/movie on the issue of sex trafficking the "Whistle Blower".  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/9041974/What-the-UN-Doesnt-Want-You-to-Know.html

The company who hired her out of Nebraska of all places was Dynocorp.  They took her to a job overseas where all the people they hired would have a blind eye to the sex trafficking that was going on.  In her case, it backfired and she came home and wrote her book which became the movie "Whistle Blower".  

I bring up Dynocorp because I've seen many of their tactics which includes that of an "influencer".  I had a woman once appear out of nowhere.  Didn't know her from Adam.  She starts attacking me like a full-time job.  She was literally coming after me for 8 hours a day five days a week.  One of our SWA members dug into her online profile a bit and came back showing me a private message conversation between her and Dynocorp where they were sharing information with her about me which she could used for the next attack the next week  Dynocorp of course wanting me to jump out of the arena because if a victim knows they can call us for help - they can get out.  That's also why they keep shoving out into the public eye all these phony groups like Melissa Woodward!

If you want to know what an alcoholic is and how to get sober - you talk to Bill Wilson.  You want to know what adult sex trafficking is?  Talk to Jody Williams - founder of Prostitutes Anonymous now known as Sex Workers Anonymous 30 years and 500,000 plus one calls older.  If someone is telling you they're "helping sex trafficking victims" I don't care if they have 1000 friends.  There's something wrong with what's going on if you look around and don't see us or Children of the Night involved.  
Magicians do their magic using diversion, distraction, misdirecting - anything to get your eyes to go where they want your eye to go which is AWAY from what they're doing!  

So those attacking Backpage saying it's to "help fight child sex trafficking" Lois Lee is saying here it's not true.  So then why do it?  That's why - they're trying to shut down Backpage because it's like a trade journal for the sex industry and how it communicates with each other.  An industry who you can get on the phone with them and find a victim in two hours or less generally.

Hitler used the same tactics to gain control over the press by the way.  He used to say he was "fighting pornographers" when in reality it was him gaining control over the media machine because he knew if you controlled the media you controlled the minds.  This is why "free speech" is so important to the issue of sex trafficking.  No it's not okay to "give away" some of our free speech rights "in the interest of fighting child pornography".  Because Lois is right here saying that Backpage was one of her most effective tools in FINDING victims!

Any industry who claims to care about the alcoholic while shunning Bill, refusing to have AA involved, and actively bashing Bill Wilson to shreds is giving you some red flags it's not the alcoholic they're trying to help.