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Saturday, April 8, 2017

WHISTLE BLOWING AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING

I didn't start our hotline for www.sexworkersanonymous.com without a great deal of legal research first.  You have to understand back in 1987 sex trafficking of American men, women and children was NOT illegal on American soil.  YES "pimping" and "pandering" was but NOT "sex trafficking".  

Remember, the term "sex trafficking" wasn't even INVENTED as of 1987.  I want you to think back to the 1950's.  Back in the 1950's if you were trying to report mob activity to the police they had no idea what you were talking about.  OFFICIALLY the very idea of the "mob" didn't even exist back then.  

It didn't exist  "officially" until Joe Valachi came forward with his book validating it was real.  It was THEN that recognition was given federally, laws were written, and then Rudolph Guiliani formed one of the first task forces to go after mob figures who would otherwise have gone without prosecution.  

All of which was then introduced to the American public with the film "The Godfather" to basically announce to us that the mob was in fact "real".  

In other words, the "mob" didn't exist back in the 1950's.  Nor did the term even.  There were government agencies who would even say to you back then "there's no such thing as the mob".  We accept the mob now as a real thing in our society, but back in the 1950's they did not.  

Sex trafficking is the same thing.  I invite you to watch again this opening sequence of "Enter the Dragon".  I believe had Bruce Lee lived, I think he was trying to tell us something.  Please note the victims in his film were AMERICAN women being held by CHINESE women.  If you watch the whole film you'll see that Bruce "mistook" the Chinese women for the victims but instead they were the daughter's of the head trafficker.  This distinction was not an accident.  I believe it was trying to illustrate a point. 




Every single thing was true in that film as of 1973 - there WERE NO LAWS against tricking a American adult woman onto a plane, drugging her, and then selling her as a sexual object to someone in another country.  Not if she was an American over the age of 18 years old - there was NOTHING you could do legally to stop it unless you could maybe prove something under existing laws like kidnapping.  Were the victims in this film being "pimped"?  No.  They were being SOLD.  There is a difference in many ways.  

The SAME difference between the "mob" and a "criminal".  Let's say you're being abused by an abusive husband.  You have him arrested and problem solved right?  

The same with "pimps".  Get him arrested and your problem is solved.  

HOWEVER, with an organized sex trafficking ring if you get one person arrested IT DOES NOTHING TO STOP THE MACHINE.  Meaning you could be killed in jail.  You could be killed by a bad cop on your way to testify.  You could be killed in another state entirely like in the Margo Compton case as an example.  http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/When-Jailbirds-Sing-It-was-the-pure-savagery-of-3018647.php

Which her case beautifully illustrates the distinction between the two and why I started pushing for laws about this sort of thing back in the 1980's. For those of you who don't know what I mean - here's a news clip on her story.   Her specific traffickers connected to the Hell's Angeles were already in jail - but the others came and murdered her and her twins in another state.  

This is what I mean about there's not enough protection for the witnesses yet either because the laws aren't clearly understanding the difference in needs between a "pimping victim" and a "trafficking victim".  If you think this was resolved by the way - think again:  http://www.lamag.com/longform/downfall/

Which is WHY I make such a distinction as I do between PIMPING and SEX TRAFFICKING.   Back in the 1980's if I had a pimp I wanted to get away from all I had to do was call 911.  That's it.  There were laws on the books existing back then which not only allowed for me to get this guy arrested, but also to classify me as a victim for the things he made me do.  It would also be easy to keep me safe from him - just arrest him.  Problem solved.  However, it's not so easy when you're dealing with trying to protect yourself from traffickers.  

So laws DID NOT exist back for me, and others like me like Margo, was when we were being victimized by an organized crime ring.  SPECIFICALLY AS I WAS.  In my personal story, I had Beverly Hills police officers forcing me to engage in the sex industry at their beck and call, including serving them sexually personally, i.e., rape, under threat that not only I would be arrested, but so would everyone in my family if I didn't do what they wanted.  

A threat which was carried out in 1984 when my mother and I were arrested under the false allegation I was "running a brothel".  You can see the clips at www.hightechmadam.com

When I was arrested, and my mother was also, I didn't think it was right that I couldn't defend myself legally against the charges.  

Why?  For one thing the press you see on that site.   I was held on a $50,000 bail which then wouldn't take 10 %.  Meaning I had to have a friend of mine put up his house to get me out of jail.  That took two weeks to get the paperwork together.  

The purpose of me being held wasn't I was a flight risk - it was to create the media against me "tainting" the pool first of all.  It's kind of hard to prove you weren't "running a brothel" when the 11 o'clock news has been blasting the story you were for two weeks all over the world.  Including your judge and jury pool.

Then how am I supposed to defend myself?  I'm supposed to get on the stand and say "cops made me do it?"  But the cops weren't acting alone.  They were acting in unison to men from the FBI, CIA and Colombian drugs lords.  

To understand what I was in the middle of - you need to understand Iran Contra.  You need to understand that Los Angeles was a war zone between drug lords and our own CIA who were battling to supply the town with cocaine.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_involvement_in_Contra_cocaine_trafficking

Meaning I knew the minute I started "blowing the whistle" some guy was going to come swooping down on me talking about "national security".  That is IF I LIVED THAT LONG TO TALK.   Jeane Palfrey being my case in point here.  https://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/may2008/050308_overwhelming_evidence.htm

Which left me with no choice but to keep my mouth and my head down and then try to outrun people who were shooting at me for the next year trying to shut me up.  Which looking at the Celeste Guap case - nothing's changed!  This woman tried to come forward to the press about what police were doing to her.  What happened?  Same thing that happened to me.  She was taken to Florida, framed on a charge where she was held on a $300,000 bail.  Now you don't hear her giving anymore interviews do you?  

Which is why I have a such a problem with the fact women like Elle Snow from "Game Over" gets to testify against her PIMP but Celeste is being left out on her own entirely with the whole legal viewing HER as the "enemy".  http://abc7news.com/news/woman-at-center-of-opd-sex-scandal-offered-deal-in-florida-attack/1508429/

I ask you why are these two women still being treated so differently?  Do you see Celeste being asked to train police cadets about sex trafficking as Elle Snow was?  No you don't because the voices of victims like myself, and her are being silenced that's why.

Now how are people supposed to call my hotline I started in 1987 when some of the things that are being done to them aren't even against the law?  Especially when it appears the only one who IS a criminal is THEM?  

Again, take a look at the Margo Compton case.  She was being forced to engage in prostitution.  If a cop had come by - guess who would have been arrested for prostitution and thus be a "criminal"?  Margo.  

Then look at what happened to her when she "blew the whistle" on who was behind her.   Our hotline would have afforded her an ability to get out of the situation entirely and I honestly think if she had she'd still be alive today.  

Which is why I have some serious issues about the National Trafficking Hotline and the way they're going about generating calls.  First of all, I chose to be a hotline connected to a 12 step program.  Why?  Was it because I thought "prostitution was an addiction"?  

NO.

That's why when you see people accusing me of such - these are people who not only don't know me, they don't know anything about our work either.  I started our hotline connected to a 12 step program for a few reasons, but not that one.  One being that because of laws already on the books because of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous - all calls to our hotline were considered "confidential".  As "confidential" as talking to a priest, doctor or lawyer from a legal standpoint.  

Meaning that if someone called me in the middle of a case, as Jeane Palfrey was involved in for an example, then I couldn't be subpoenaed to testify as to what she was told on the phone.  

Oh and by the way - no you can't just slap the title "12 step" on something and have that be guaranteed the same level of confidentiality our hotline is.  First, you have to be a "separate recognized 12 step program".  Meaning you have to ACTUALLY BE a 12 step program to take advantage of that legal protection.

WHICH MEANS you have to first get legal consent to adapt the 12 steps by Alcoholics Anonymous.  To do this, you have to develop a program - meaning you have to have literature, an explanation of what your program is "powerless" over, what materials you will use for your meetings using the 12 step intellectual property, etc.

You also have to "take steps" to ensure conversations are in fact "confidential".  Meaning you can't for example have meetings which are listed online by address, date and time, nor on flyers, nor ads - nor listed in any public fashion.  To list a meeting in a public way is no different than making something a public street - meaning you're giving legal consent to be recorded UNLESS YOU TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE that conversations between the members won't be overheard.  

Why do I bring this up?  Because some group in Las Vegas is calling itself "SWOP 12 step" and listing their meetings as being "every Saturday" listing the time, address, and calling for "sex workers" to attend the meeting.  I'm sorry but ESPECIALLY in Nevada which is a ONE PARTY CONSENT state to record - that is NOT guaranteeing any right of confidentiality for anyone attending that meeting.  

If ANYTHING - READ the NV AB67 law regarding sex trafficking.  They have the right to "tape record oral conversations anywhere they suspect sex trafficking".  Meaning you have a twitter account calling for sex workers to come to an SWOP 12 step meeting - and you're just sending an engraved invitation to law enforcement to have the legal right to tape record anyone at that meeting and the sex workers would have no recourse to stop that type of surveillance and recording under the law of NV merely because someone says "oh this is a 12 step meeting".  A "meeting" is not a "program" which one has to be in order to even begin to take advantage of the confidentiality protection afforded those who call the SWA hotline, or go to SWA meetings - none of which you'll find a meeting listed openly online for THESE REASONS.

Are there other reasons?  Yeah.  Take a look for a moment will you on this article about the "Whistle Blower Law" in Florida.  https://www.floridabar.org/divcom/jn/jnjournal01.nsf/Author/D03B48A151BF857D852575C5004BECAE

What is this saying?  It's saying that if you were to make a complaint about criminal behavior, like sex trafficking, against a boss of yours,  then you potentially could be also slapped with criminal charges and a civil lawsuit.  That's what it means.  Something I'd like to add I don't see Polaris advising callers about before asking them to do just that - spill their guts about what they know and then they report that data to law enforcement!

I invite you to look at a case of a man who tried to blow the whistle against what he saw other guards doing to an inmate in a Florida prison.  This man saw a man basically murdered by other guards.  When he reported what he saw, and then HE was then subjected to MORE investigations than the murderers.   HE was subjected to  SIX Internal Affairs investigations while those who killed this inmate were let completely off the hook!   http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1974526.html

I want you to take a look at some of the things Polaris is doing with hotel/motels.  https://polarisproject.org/sites/default/files/human-trafficking-hotel-industry-recommendations.pdf  They're training the help at these hotels to make a call reporting sex trafficking activity to this hotline.  

Let's say the cops come out and find out there IS  sex trafficking going on and in the process of doing this they find the owners of that hotel are involved.  They convict them of this.  

Guess what happens then?  

The owners can then sue that person and win.  ESPECIALLY if that person was an employee of the company they're blowing the whistle on.  

Read that article carefully on whistle blowing I have listed above here.  It says that when you are making a statement "as an employee" that this is NOT "free speech" and thus "not protected" under the Constitution.

Now how would the hotel owner know who blew the whistle?  The Polaris National Trafficking Hotline is NOT a confidential hotline in the same sense as our hotline here at www.sexworkersanonymous.com.  Theoretically, if hit with a subpoena to give up information on who made that call I see no legal ground they can stand upon to refuse.  The person who made the call IS NOT A VICTIM and therefore NOT entitled to "confidentiality".  

Has this sort of thing happened?  Yeah it has.  I have a stack of folders sitting on my desk of people telling me stories of how they were slapped with lawsuits, and even had their property taken from them, some being so attacked they had to even relocate, all because of legal retaliation by LAWYERS when they went and tried to report sex trafficking in the manner in which is being promoted right now.  

In fact, I'm talking to a man right now who is just part of a pattern I saw developing starting back in 2013 - the traffickers are literally hitting "confidants" of victims with restraining orders and injunctions threatening them with arrest if they speak to the victim again in any way.  I've gotten them myself.  I've had victims call the hotline and two days later I have an attorney threatening me with a restraining order if I take future calls from said victim.  

Only what they don't expect is that I'm exempt from such threats!  I've got a list of "confidants" of victims across the country right now who victims have gone to for help only to find themselves being hit with legal action - and Polaris is training people to "go out and talk to victims and ask them these questions"?  Seriously?  

I dare say if Celeste Guap had come to us before going to the press, she would in a entirely different situation right now than she is.  We certainly wouldn't have let those police and the Office of Victim Assistance, ship her off to that program in Florida that has ABSOLUTELY NO TRACK RECORD of effectively helping victims of her kind.  They let a guard file charges against her and drag her out of their program?  Oh and by the way I'm going to keep the light of the press on her so these people don't think about doing to her what they did to Jeane Palfrey to shut her up - so please keep talking about her case.  It's what's keeping her alive.

I'm sure no lawyer was given to Celeste when she was arrested for supposedly assaulting this guard in Florida at the treatment center to consult about filing charges back against the treatment center for their negligence in allowing it to even happen did they?  Something which if she'd called our hotline for help she would have had.  

So if you want to know some of the reasons I'm having such a problem with this - it's because I'm getting more and more phone calls from people who have tried to report sex trafficking who are winding up with lawsuits, court orders, losing their job, losing their business, and basically having their lives ruined because they tried to follow these "commercials" who are promoting that this is the way you report sex trafficking.  

It's not always that simple.  

When in doubt, and you would like to report some kind of sex trafficking you're involved in, or know about, PLEASE consider calling our hotline FIRST.  We protect you when calling us for help.  www.sexworkersanonymous.com

PS - THE above is why the ONLY way we're going to fight sex trafficking is to DECRIMINALIZE prostitution.  

NOT LEGALIZE.  Why?

Because then the only "whistle blowers" will be EMPLOYEES who can then be slapped with lawsuits like this poor guard in Florida was.  

THAT'S WHY.  

















Friday, August 26, 2016

MICROSOFT, AMAZON AND SEX TRAFFICKING - WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?

http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/microsoft-leader-former-amazon-director-charged-in-prostitution-sting/281281333

How does these guys being "johns" tie into sex trafficking or "promoting prostitution"?

Okay - let's pretend for a moment that you're one of these women being forced to be a prostitute.  You were promised that if you came to this country you were going to be hired to work in a Chinese restaurant.  Now to get into this country on a work visa you have to demonstrate you have a talent or skill that would not replace an American out of that job.  Speaking Mandarin is one of those talents if you're being hired to work in a Chinese restaurant.

You get into this country and you show up at the restaurant.  The owner or manager then has you start delivering orders to the massage parlor or "reflexology" studio next door.  Drive past some massage parlors, or reflexology studios, and tell me if you don't find an Asian restaurant usually within walking distance (along with a nail shop usually).  So you go over there and you meet these women and look around.  Doesn't seem to bad of a set-up right?

Then they do to you probably what was done to me back in my day.  You come into work one day and they tell you they're "short handed" over at the reception desk of the parlor.  They insist you don't have to do "any of that other stuff".  All you have to do is "just answer the phone" or "greet customers and take their money".  That's it.  No harm in that right?

So now you're over at the parlor answering the phone, greeting customers, getting them signed in.  They don't seem like bad fellows.  In fact, they're some pretty nice professional men.  Men like who work at Amazon or Microsoft.  They're intelligent, wealthy, pleasant sort of fellows.  Not some axe welding maniac that you'd think some "john" would be right?  In fact, they seem quite charming.

Then comes the day when they tell you "Hey we're short handed and he's asking for two girls.  Look you don't have to do anything but stand there.  I'll do all the talking but I need this money badly so I need your help with this please.".  And you being a female, let alone an Asian female, you want to help out right?  Well it's not really "prostitution" if you're just standing there right?

You get into that back room and this very nice man starts to hand you $500 and tells you that he just wants you to take your clothes off.  You "don't have to do anything you're uncomfortable with" either - just take your clothes off and the $500 is yours.

That's one very common tactic to ease these women into the game.

But then comes the time to get out.  When I decided to get out - I was a young college girl.  Young college girls usually go and get waitress jobs.  So I quit, walked out and then went to work at a diner down the street.

One night these guys showed up at the diner after the nightclub closed.  They bought breakfast, left a big tip, and then left without any problems.  Only the next day I was fired.  The manager couldn't give me a reason either - just fired me.

I went and got another job.  Three days later I was fired.  Then another job.  Three days later I'm fired.  By the end of three months I had worked at every diner, coffee shop, club, restaurant - I mean you name it and I was fired within a week of working there.

Rents due.  Then what?  Well I remembered I used to get paid good money to answer the phone for the escort service.  Maybe I can get a job "just answering the phone".  So I go and talk to these men asking if I can work for them "just answering the phone".  Sure thing honey and then I'm sucked back in.  I didn't learn for years down the road these men had been going to the owners of these places, telling them they're "burn their place down" if I wasn't fired.  I remember going back to ask one of the owners if this was true and he sheepishly admitted that yes it was true.  Wow.

Why the elaborate scam?  Well we have to convince me it was "my idea" to call them right?  That's why.

But I was dealing with pimps who had degrees in psychology.  Some traffickers aren't so nice.  We now have technology that we didn't have in the 1980's.

When I started getting calls from the victims of this same trafficking ring that just hit the news yesterday from Oxnard - I even found their stories a little fantastic.  I mean just to show their power to make sure you had nowhere to hide - these people can literally turn on the microphone on any computer, any smart phone, OR any "FireTV".

So if I disappear into thin air and these men want to find me, or if I'm hiding out at some "johns" house for safety - these men can literally turn on those microphones and listen in on anything going on in the house and see if they hear my voice.

How does Microsoft fit into this?  Well they operate most home security systems - that's how.  So I want you to imagine these men turn on the FireTV, or computer, or phone, or any microphones they can tap into and they hear my voice.

Now they also own a lot of ADT's by the way.  That's how they get master keys to most homes and apartments.  But if they're tapped into Microsoft - they can also turn off the security alarms.  So they know where you're at and they know the man's name.  So they go up to security and they say they're "there to see John Doe" to the gate security.

Name's not on the list?  That's fine.  The guards know which men have prostitutes coming up regularly so they say they're "there on discrete business" wink wink.  The guard takes a $100 tip for "discretion" and let's them inside.

Then they just waltz into the house and tell the woman it's "time to come home".  That of course is if she had remembered to take the battery out of her phone which would lead them right to her also.

How's a dentist fit into this?  I don't know about John Lui, but I do know the traffickers I was involved with had a group of dentists they worked with.  Why?  Well for one thing they were allowed to keep large amounts of gold without falling under suspicion because they used them for gold fillings.   Fantastic way to smuggle money out of countries like India.  That's one thing we used to organize.  I was asked to have some of my girls fly to India and fly back loaded down with jewelry.  They're wear the jewelry back on the plane which was then laundered into American money.

Another thing we did was organize the shipment of cocaine "legally" into this country.  The group of dentists would then fill out all the proper paperwork to explain that they needed this for their dental practice for anesthetic.

The minute I saw the commercials for "Alexa" along with Oculus - I knew only a "john" could dream this one up.  I mean come on - you partner up with Vivid, you create a 3D interactive porn star of your choice such as Kim Kardashian, then you program it to have a nude Kim taking your orders for socks from Amazon - and what a way to hook a guy on your service right?  Literally even if he's a sex addict.

Oh and by the way - you have to also shut down your "competition".

I knew Dave Elms, the founder of the "Erotic Review".  http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/theeroticreviewcom-founder-david-elms-arrested-in-phoenix-suspected-of-trying-to-hire-killer-6634743

ONE WEEK before his arrest in Arizona he called me to do a "rescue".  See Dave HATED sex traffickers and pimps.  How he built the TER was he would go and "personally sample" the services of every "provider" of his site.  This way he got to see their home, get to know them, and get a "feel" for whether or not they were trafficked.

Because he cared so much?  Well yeah in a way.  But for another reason.  I mean would you like to be a "customer" and know that these people would do something like turn on your FireTV to hear what's going on in your home, bribe your gate guards to get past them, turn off your home security system using passcodes, or even enter your home using a master key?

Oh and that's NOTHING compared to what these traffickers do to a guy in their grip.  Take a look at what these people did to Steve Sassa http://jezebel.com/these-sexts-cost-former-hearst-exec-scott-sassa-his-car-471590787 or Donald Burns.  https://www.queerty.com/sean-cody-performer-arrested-for-extortion-outs-john-makes-wild-accusations-from-prison-20150407  These things were not done by "independent" sex workers - but by those who were being trafficked, managed, "handled", or whatever other word you want to call it.

So what he did was this kind of "hands on" research to provide some assurance to his subscribers these girls were "independents".  If he felt a woman wasn't working "independently" - he'd not allow her to advertise on the site.  This is why his subscribers trusted the site so much.

Which is why when he'd come across someone he felt was being trafficked - he would call me.  We did a few rescues together and in fact one week before his arrest after we completed a rescue in Nevada together - he told me he was going to add our program onto his site and ask subscribers to consider donating to us.

I then went to the new owners after Dave's arrest and showed them the emails between us asking if plans were going to keep moving forward to list us as a resource, and also ask for donations and support, of our program now they were taking over the site.  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/04/prostitution-site-cuts-ties-with-founder-after-charges/?_r=0

They refused to return my calls after they saw the emails and realized I was called in by Dave to help when a woman was in trouble.  You go figure out why that was.  They had someone else rescuing women they felt was trafficked?  I wouldn't know but I sure never heard anyone telling me the site had helped them escape anyone.  So who knows their reason.  


Welcome to modern sex trafficking.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

THE NEW MAFIA IN AMERICA

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-trafficking-ring-20160823-snap-story.html

The "victims aren't cooperating" because they have a few people behind bars.  So what?  A few people who have unlimited resources and attorney's to intimidate prosecutors and all others in prosecuting this case.

They can "lose" witnesses right in the jail for one.  http://abc7.com/news/convicted-deputy-testifies-about-tanakas-tirade-against-fbi/1269065/  Remember Paul Tanaka shot a man down in front of other officers and then got put in charge of his own probe?

Remember they have people in the media claiming "these women aren't being trafficked"?   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alison-bass/were-sex-workers-caught-u_b_9093678.html  Reports done by the way without once asking our take on the situation as the oldest and largest group of survivors in the country I should add.  

Savannah Sly WAS NOT ADVERTISING ON THAT SITE.  

Remember they had a guy walking victims right past LAX security?  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-restaurateur-says-former-fed-manufactured-criminal-case-against-him  A man who could actually fake a whole criminal investigation against an innocent family.  I can only imagine what these people would do against a witness that would speak up.  

Remember they have cops on the so called "trafficking task forces"?  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/prostitute-reveals-new-details-bay-area-police-sex-scandal-article-1.2694945

Remember this was going on clear back in 2006?  http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SAN-MATEO-COUNTY-Two-lawmen-caught-in-raid-of-2563465.php

Remember one of the men behind them was a part of the Chinese government?  http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/trial-of-chinese-hotelier-features-accusations-of-prostitution/?_r=0

Remember this goes all the way to NY and even Wichita, Kansas where they threatened to kill a judge and the arresting officer?  https://www.justice.gov/usao-ks/pr/three-charged-sex-trafficking-wichita-massage-parlors

OMG I'm reliving my own case when I had the prosecutor begging me to testify against my traffickers and I kept telling him I'd never make it to a courtroom.  Oh yeah they changed my name to Rene Le Blanc and promised "they'd protect me" but I knew I'd never make it out of the courtroom.  See they forgot to change my mother's name whose case was joined to mine.  So where "Rosemary Williams" was going to court - so too was I.  You can see what I mean at the news clips at www.hightechmadam.com

I "refused to cooperate" to save my ass!  I knew good and well our system wasn't set up to go after and shut down the whole operation and if I "talked" I'd just be dead before my feet could hit the pavement to get out of that jail or courtroom.   Look what a great job they did for Margo Compton - http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/When-Jailbirds-Sing-It-was-the-pure-savagery-of-3018647.php

Five people in jail does not shut down the operation itself behind these people which is the ONLY way they're going to be safe.

Not when this goes all the way up to Homeland Security and the FBI it doesn't.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-employee-pleads-guilty-to-acting-as-agent-of-china/2016/08/01/fbb2da66-57fd-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html

THIS IS EXACTLY THE SAME PROBLEM WE HAD WITH THE MAFIA BACK IN THE 1970'S.  People were denying the mafia existed.  So they'd get some of the lower people on drug charges, traffic tickets, burglary charges, domestic violence, assault, etc.  But the RING ITSELF was being left to operate.  Thus people kept their mouths shut and even denied the "Cosa Nostra" existed.  

This is why until Joe Valachi came forward and not only confirmed the mafia was real, but explained how they operated, we didn't create the "racketeering" laws designed to bring down the whole operation.  People also don't realize until Rudolph Guiliani stepped up to create a special task force along with the Knapp Commission which also created Internal Affairs (Serpico), then the mafia was continuing to operate as a machine even if a few got thrown into jail here and there.

Meaning the victims in this case knows the "machine" behind what trafficked and used them is still operating.  The day before this arrest went down - I had Domina Elle hit my Linkedin profile, and someone connected to Maxine Doogan trying to threaten me to take down this blog.  I'm not sure what connection these two have with this - whether they're on the "good" or "bad" side here - but I find the timing quite interesting as being the day before these arrests go down.

But this person was claiming that Maxine Doogan was going around claiming to help prostitutes, only to steal their evidence and threatening them into silence so I'm opting for her being a trojan horse for the "bad" side of this equation.  She was convicted of pimping in 2008.

Anyone who comes after me and threatens me IS NOT on the side of the victims trying to break free of trafficking that's for damn sure.  Where's her phone call offering to help these victims?  Oh that's right she was busy trying to get language taken off the ballot to cut funding to these victims a few years ago  or did anyone miss that part of her history?  https://sfgov.org/elections/sites/default/files/ftp/meetingarchive/ftp/uploadedfiles/elections/Meeting_Information/BSC/Sex%20worker-background__.pdf

If you want to stop sex trafficking in this country - then we've got to stop thinking this is about some street pimp or a hooker on a corner.  This is a very sophisticated operation at work here.  It took a team of people to shut down the mafia and that's what it's going to take now.  These people were operating when I was a victim and the system itself is alive and well today - just rotating people through it like a churn.

This isn't about "prostitution" anymore.  There was once a time when a man could live on a farm and support his family by hunting in the woods and having some chickens running around.  Those days are gone.  Replaced by a "farming industry".  My second marriage was to a man raised by a farmer who held on to his family farm while the banks executed their take-over of "family farms" in the 1990's.   His father even spoke to me about how exactly the banks took over those farms and then changed the whole way food is made and marketed in this country before his death.

Which is one reason why all the bells and whistles have been going off in my mind as I've been watching the "take over of the sex industry" in the almost same identical manner.  If you want to know more about what I mean by this - catch this documentary "Hot Toxic Seat".  It shows IDENTICALLY how they're doing this to the world's "oldest profession" (many people say farming actually is the oldest however).  http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/toxic-hot-seat




Tuesday, February 23, 2016

UPDATE ON THE ASIAN TRAFFICKING RING WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR YEARS NOW AND PRESIDENT XI JINPING

To follow up to - http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425144/dongguan-police-chiefs-suspended-prostitution-crackdown-following-cctv?page=all in February of 2014.

Seems after the February raids - the economy had a slump.  http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1466356/crackdown-dongguan-sex-trade-leaves-wider-economy-slump  So a lot of the prostitutes were now wondering what they were going to do to pay the rent.

Then came - https://thenanfang.com/npc-member-latest-casualty-of-dongguan-prostitution-crackdown/ in April of 2014 when more corruption arrests came down against men who were part of the Chinese government that had been threatening many of these same prostitutes with getting sentences with the death penalty if they didn't comply with the demands of traffickers according to what victims were telling us.

In May of 2014  http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/trial-of-chinese-hotelier-features-accusations-of-prostitution/?_r=0 the trials began.

We read this recently - http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1909819/chinas-anti-graft-investigation-guangdongs-vice about how the investigation loop was widening.

Is this having an impact?  Yes and no.  The ring we've been getting calls from victims about who said they were being trafficked here from China - did feel the heat.

However, their response was to start trafficking women from KOREA!!!  http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2016/01/07/23376530/king-countys-unprecedented-prostitution-sting-has-shut-down-a-popular-vetting-tool-for-sex-workers  So the machine is still operating - just with victims from a different country now because many of the heads of this operation were not arrested yet.  This is again why the RICO laws were written in this country to respond to the same issue when we first dealt with this with the Italian mob.  The "five families" which has been pretty much dismantled - and now these "ethnic" gangs have moved into the vacuum with the Aryans supposedly in law enforcement protecting them.

Now this was the same ring that was responsible for the shutting down of NINE massage parlors in Wichita, Kansas in 2013 http://cjonline.com/news/business/2014-04-07/woman-involved-sex-trafficking-wichita-massage-parlor-gets-probation according to documents that I have from a victim here in California tying her to these arrests.

Please note from this article it talks about "recruiting women out of San Francisco".  I bring that up because Maxine Doogan had yes "tried to decriminalize prostitution" there.  Something I had previously supported her for in order to make the prosecution of traffickers easier.  Then I learned she had tried to get this same ballot to conceal language that would help Asian trafficking victims to get help to escape.

Which is why I have completely changed my position of previous support of the group SWOP, Sex Workers Outreach Project, under their new leadership, and the allowing of Maxine Doogan to be a public spokeswoman for them.

My understanding of SWOP previously was this was a group that believed sex workers should have the same "rights" and treatment as any other worker in this country.  That the sex industry is a profession like any other, and that no human being should be forced to engage in, nor exploited, nor abused, nor treated in any way differently than one would treat a doctor, attorney, teacher, or any other professional.

However, Maxine has supposedly helped to cut the funding to St. James Infirmary from what our members have reported to us, she tried to block wording in a proposition from going on the ballot so people wouldn't know she was trying to cut funding to help trafficking victims in San Francisco who were primarily Asian in massage parlors, http://www.sfexaminer.com/keep-trafficking-out-of-city/  AND she was involved in denouncing the recent Seattle arrests who FREED Asian women who were being FORCED by a criminal operation that was doing things like threatening to kill their family members back home if they did not engage in sex work.

Frankly, considering Maxine's background with her own legal case, I'm shocked by her recent attacks upon our group which only started in 2015 when the show "8 Minutes" came on-air.   Now we've read there's a lot of money involved with this Asian sex trade that also carries over into operating here within the USA.  We also know the Chinese engage in very "unfair trade practices" in that they will readily engage in very complex and sophisticated "smear" campaigns such as we've seen them do just over CHICKEN.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32964606  A product which PALES in comparison to how much money is involved in the sex trade.

Maxine certainly had exhibited no problem with us at any time prior to the show "8 Minutes" (we've been around since 1987 and not a peep out of her before March of 2015)  - and in fact we might have even been able to be of some help to her in her case, and the other women in her case, had they known about our work back when Maxine was originally arrested.  http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Ex-cop-s-links-to-trial-witnesses-puts-1217086.php  Again, something I fault SWOP for not having told her about how we might have helped her, and the other prostitutes, who were saying they were forced to testify against Maxine, by a bad cop.

I say that because this case reads pretty much like what many of our members deal with, including Jeane Palfrey, who was nicknamed the D.C. Madam.  Seems a cop had sex with a few sex workers in Seattle, and then turned them "informant" who Maxine says then made false allegations against her which charged her as a pimp in fact.   Now I ask you with a COP forcing you to make false allegations against another sex worker - what do you do?  Where do you go?  Who do you call for help?

We have advertised since day one we are the ONLY hotline (www.sexworkersanonymous.com) I'm aware of anyway for adults who can call us that is NOT connected with law enforcement in any way. What that means is that we don't report anything on anyone who calls us to the police for one (except as legally required such as if they're threatening suicide for example).

Second, it means that if a victim is being threatened by a cop in some fashion, such as being forced to have sex with them, forced to be an informant, or even forced to make false accusations against someone else like Maxine says was being done to her, and they decide their life is in danger - where do you go to be safe?  The Salvation Army is not set up for this kind of thing.  Nor are most homeless or domestic violence shelters.  In fact, our members have reported when they've run to such shelters for safety the cop, sheriff, marshal, etc., has shown up, flashed their badge, and the facility has just handed them over with no questions asked even like "where are you taking this person?"

Jeane Palfrey was reporting to us that men like Randall Tobias, and David Vitter, among others, were part of the men who were coming to her working within our government who were forcing her to continue working as a madam, forcing her escorts to continue working as escorts, and also using them like these informants against Maxine, to pump men for information they wanted, plant information they wanted planted, to create blackmail, and to seal government deals like we've heard about leak out like with our Navy.  http://www.businessinsider.com/the-navys-bribery-and-prostitution-scandal-is-even-worse-than-it-looks-2015-4

She did not reveal the names of "johns" but of "traffickers" and her case was not plead out so she could make her "black book" public record where these men couldn't silence those records.   Now we had offered to help her go "off the grid" to which she replied she wanted to "prove what was going on in the sex industry" and "how trafficking extends beyond just the prostitutes to the madams as well". How traffickers are not all like Bishop Don Juan - but instead are men like we read about, and I witnessed, with Iran Contra.

My point being that there were women in those massage parlors in San Francisco, and Seattle, that were being forced to be there, and threatened, and exploited, and their money taken from them, where the only way these women could get free was to have these arrests happen.  I say that because from 1984 until about 2013 - our program has been able to organize "rescues" of women like that where they, and their family, has been able to get free of the trafficking operation WITHOUT anyone having to be arrested.  We've just helped them to "disappear" off the grid as we've done in cases such as the Chris Butler case where he was a private investigator who used to be a cop.  He had a lot of resources to find those not cooperating with him, as does men like Rick Rizzolo, who was caught getting information from OC Sheriff Mike Corona while he was in prison.

However, this Asian ring that's connected to the Wichita arrests, and the Seattle arrests, as well as operating in San Francisco, and a few other cities in the USA, has such advanced technology, combined with such corrupt contacts, which again Maxine has witnessed when a cop can sleep with prostitutes, and then force them to make false accusations.   http://www.seattlepi.com/local/crime/article/King-County-authorities-bust-prostitution-6743602.php

How is that?  Probably because Maxine was a competitor to this operation which is what we've been seeing.  We've been watching as independent sex workers who are advertising on sites like Backpage, Craigslist, The Erotic Review, My Redbook, etc. are being targeted for arrest by any means possible as a measure to shut down the competition TO THESE MASSAGE PARLORS and Asian rings using cops like this Ring cop to accomplish those end goals.

So here is an operation the Seattle police were BRAVE enough to arrest and go after, who not only was trafficking those women in those parlors, but ALSO using corrupted officers just like the one who came after Maxine, to get them arrested using any means possible, just like they did with Maxine, because they are competition to their girls, just like Maxine was.

Then when this Seattle police goes after these animals like police are SUPPOSED TO DO - Maxine ATTACKS THEM?  I have documented proof I've been trying to get charges filed against police officers for abusing prostitutes which complaints, calls, emails have been going unanswered, as seems to be a pretty common thing in Los Angeles as reported in this article - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/02/18/2-los-angeles-police-officers-charged-with-repeatedly-raping-women-under-threat-of-arrest/ which I don't think we'd even be hearing about now if not for the neighborhood block leader who finally complained - and Maxine is attacking these officers for moving in to help these women get free?

One of the things groups like COYOTE, and SWOP USED to fight for was so that sex workers in trouble could CALL THE POLICE FOR HELP JUST LIKE ANY OTHER HUMAN BEING IN ANY OTHER JOB, ESPECIALLY IF THEY WERE BEING FORCED TO WORK AS PROSTITUTES.

Now this is what Seattle just did and SWOP'S ATTACKING THEM?  WTF?  https://twitter.com/mistressmatisse/status/684854614173167616

But at the same time I've not heard one word about 15 year old Latesha Clay, who was the mother of two children, being forced to work as a prostitute because of poverty, having a gun probably to protect herself out there in Michigan's streets, and because of this "No Such Thing" campaign which was pushing to not have juveniles arrested for prostitution - she's tried as an ADULT and now locked up in prison?  Only as an adult she should have been offered the "alternative to incarceration" ALL adults are offered which is to attend our program - but she was not because she's a juvenile?  http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2015/10/15-year-old_mom_used_to_lure_m.html

I've not heard a word out of Maxine about Amber Batts, who was also locked up in jail RATHER than being offered our program, which cost her custody of her children, got her divorced, and then all this publicity because she was trying to provide screening and security for other working women up in Alaska country?  There was no reason for her to have been put in jail either when she could have asked the judge to attend our program instead, and a member of SWA up there could have stood up with her to take over responsibility so she's still be in her home, with her husband and her kids!  I don't remember Maxine approaching either judge in either of these cases to lend her support to them. http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/anchorage-woman-arrested-in-connection-with-alaskan-sex-trafficking-network/26880396 

Which by the way I find 5.5 years is INSANE for Amber screening calls to protect sex workers on new appointments vs. the TWO YEARS that Kemp Shiffer received for trafficking teens between California and Nevada using his IRS badge, and cop connections, for TWELVE YEARS before the police were finally able to bring a case against him?  http://www.times-standard.com/article/ZZ/20120306/NEWS/120309397

Nor do I remember in her attacks against Katherine Griffin-Townsend, or myself, both ex-sex workers, who now try and help other sex workers AVOID JAIL TIME, say one word of attack against Kevin Brown, Greg Reese, or Relativity Media.  http://relativitymedia.com/press/relativity-announces-groundbreaking-multi-year-strategic-partnership-3c-media-china/   Things like Relativity Media might have not shown one single frame of footage about REAL TRAFFICKING VICTIMS IN ASIAN MASSAGE PARLORS because they partnered with a government owned Chinese film company who has stated they want "no films showing Asian prostitution" in other interviews.   Who raised money from investors for a "reality series" and then gave us a staged scripted production leading these investors to call Relativity Media "con artists" which Relativity slapped them with a defamation suit to get them to retract the accusations.

Why attack them directly over the way they portrayed sex workers as all "victims" and falsely portrayed real trafficking victims?   How about getting them to explain if there was no "rescue" operation clearly as there wasn't - then what were they doing running around Orange County trying to get ahold of teenage prostitutes like "Sweets" exactly to do then?  http://www.latimes.com/local/great-reads/la-me-c1-prostitute-squad-20131002-dto-htmlstory.html

I mean what was those meetings FOR then if there was NO RESCUE?

Chris Butler, and OTHER COPS, in California, were arrested just months prior to Kevin Brown's launching of a "rescue" where prostitutes were threatened in their motel rooms, robbed, http://www.policeprostitutionandpolitics.com/pdfs_all/COPS%20DAs%20JUDGES%20RAPE%20EXTORT%20PROSTITUTES%20RUN%20PROSTITUTION%20RINGS/Cops_rape_solicit_pimp_prostitutes.pdf, and told they either "worked for them" or they'd be arrested.

Maxine's antics in the media probably do great for filling up her personal appointment book, great for her fund raising, but I'm failing to see how she's on the side of sex workers in any way, shape or form lately.  The fact that SWOP is not only standing by, but supporting some of these antics, is beyond blowing my mind.  I mean asking sex workers to "vouch they're engaging in illegal sex work" or asking another sex worker to "vouch they're an illegal sex worker" to join the group, then inviting sex workers to come out to meetings in public places where they can be videotaped without the need of a warrant - just absolutely blows my mind with respect to how much information they're collecting on sex workers that could be used in a court of law against them.  To further get them charged with conspiracy by having them gather to speak about how to engage in illegal sex work.  To take money from identified prostitutes as donations which is technically a felony, and to support legislation, which is also in total violation of her 501c3.  Yet she's not getting arrested for some reason.

Hmmm.

You know she was arrested supposedly by prostitutes who were forced to speak against her.  This recent case in Los Angeles is another case where the cop supposedly turned the woman into an "informant" after raping her while Internal Affairs did nothing to help her.   I mean it's not like any of SWOP's board members are using that position to do research on sex workers for money or anything right like Lindsey?   http://www.avac.org/blog/prep-what-it-and-how-sex-workers-can-use-it Or Matthrew?  http://www.swopusa.org/about-us/board-of-directors-2/

Katie Hall-Jares seems to also be a researcher on sex workers http://www.swopusa.org/about-us/board-of-directors-2/ for the Dept. of Health.  Darrell has been working on "drafting a report for the UN on HIV" for which I'm sure he's paid something in the way of a grant.  Andrea Ferguson - researcher on sex workers.  Fatemah - researcher.  Kate Zen - researcher.

What I'm not seeing on the list of directors however is men or women who are engaging in illegal sex work.  Meaning they're putting their butts out there on the line where they can be arrested - but I am seeing them signing up new members who are in very incriminating manners, and then getting grant money from research on said sex workers.  Yet the organization itself has not been charged in any way for "receiving earnings from a prostitute".

Now if my mother can be arrested for taking $20 from me for a bucket of chicken I asked her to buy, as did my nail lady for doing my nails, and the hotel desk clerk for taking money for a room from me - then I know well that ANY money received by a "known prostitute" is a felony.  Yet this group is not reporting any arrests.  Narcotics Anonymous was.  So many arrests they had to get a law passed so that cops would stop arresting them at their meetings.  Until this law was passed NA meetings had to be "rabbit" meetings moved from day to day to prevent arrest.

I know it's why our group doesn't ask for donations from members, and gives the Recovery Guide, to new members still working in prostitution so that we don't get guilty of this felony pimping, arrested, and then forced to provide information on our members to law enforcement as they've tried to do to us in the past.  We just resolved the problem by not taking money.

But SWOP is out here suing prosecutors, raising $1,000's of dollars from active sex workers in cities where it's illegal, asking members to incriminate themselves, give out bank and address information, come to public meetings where they could be photographed, AND suddenly attacking what once they were treating like a sister program that runs the ONLY program in the country which can be used as an "alternative to incarceration" for adults, helps those having problems with corrupt officials, helps those who can't call the cops for help, helps sex workers escape pimps without involving the cops, and helps provide FREE legal assistance WITHOUT having to hold fund raisers because our experience has shown that attorney's who publicly take money from prostitutes wind up often disbarred (check out what happened to Montgomery Sibley for one example, or what happened to the attorney who defended Larry Flynt, etc.).

Again hmm.

If the things Maxine was saying against people like myself and Katherine Griffin-Townsend were true - that's one thing.  But they're not.  So her behavior, combined with lying about real ex-sex workers, out there trying to help other sex workers avoid time in jail, and to get free of very real pimps and traffickers, while again NOT asking the hard questions like WHY was Relativity Media staging the show "8 Minutes", and WHY was Kevin Brown running around Orange County motels trying to find prostitutes if NOT for a rescue because one didn't exist, and so on and so on.

If she's such a friggin "sex worker advocate" then she should have been THANKING the Seattle police for freeing those victims against some very bad dudes.  That ring in Wichita threatened the judge, the arresting officer, and myself, with death threats.  Threats I took seriously in light of weird things that happened to me including being poisoned at a lunch meeting with someone in this operation that put me in the emergency room, among a few other very real things they did which also like having a police officer threaten me and slapping one of their victims with TWO fake prostitution charges.

Just a lot here not computing.