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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SWOP'S IDEA OF A "MEETING" FOR SEX WORKERS

For those of you "old timers" in this community, you will remember that I've had a long term relationship in the past with both Sex Workers Outreach Project, otherwise known as SWOP, as well as Tits & Sass the blog.

Why?  Because SWA wasn't designed to get people out of the sex industry.   We were designed to help people get out who needed help to do so and couldn't get it from traditional sources like calling the police for help.  We were also designed to provide "alternative sentencing" for victims of sex trafficking who were being convicted as criminals - so they could come to our meetings instead of being forced into a jail term because of mandatory incarceration laws.  Remember, American women didn't have federal recognition they could even BE a "victim" until the Trafficking Act of 2000.  Up until then you were viewed only, and totally, as a "criminal" by our legal system.

Our hotline and program was instead designed for women like those who were being forced to work for DEA agents who owned a strip club in New Jersey.  I ask you - who do they call for help if they're being raped, trafficked, pimped, exploited, or otherwise abused by men with badges?  

Especially when back in the 1980's THEY are the ones viewed as "criminals" by the legal system - NOT the DEA agents.  There was a presumption that anyone who is a stripper is a "criminal" whereas when it comes to a cop, FBI agent, or DEA agent you then have the presumption they're not.  It slants the playing field for every minute prostitution is illegal in this country.  http://nypost.com/2015/05/20/dea-agents-secretly-owned-strip-club-with-illegal-immigrant-dancers-feds/

I myself was in that situation where I was being forced to do things illegal and dangerous I didn't want to do by men who were CIA, FBI, DEA, and also local cops in LAPD.  Some of those cases became the infamous RAMPART cases.  Others like mine were such I knew I'd never make it alive to testify in a court room so I instead created a "safe house".  It was I later learned the first safe house for adults in this country for what is now called "sex trafficking victims".  You can read about it at www.hightechmadam.com

So, how would I know if someone needed help?  They're going to call me for help?  HOW?  Again, take a look at the situation of these women being trafficked and exploited by those DEA agents in New Jersey.  Can they call me for help with the language barrier?  How would they know they could call our hotline for help?  The owners of the club are going to tell them?  

They're kept isolated in lives where they're supervised 24/7, being shuttled from home to the club daily.  I've got an interview from a victim like this who talks about how it took her a year just to get her traffickers to trust her enough to go to the store by herself at www.leavingtheliferadio.com

Meaning to me I think the whole premise of the Polaris National Trafficking Hotline is like a government "oxymoron" like "government intelligence".  I ask you how does a victim "call herself" for help when she's going to be under constant surveillance by her traffickers or pimp?  I know I didn't have any privacy when I was in that situation.

SO for years I relied upon phone calls from people in the community who knew I wasn't going to involve the police UNLESS that's what they wanted.  Referrals to us of sex workers who needed help of some kind used to come from sources in other words like SWOP or even the Tits & Sass blog, The Erotic Review, Redbook, Rentboy, and other such sites and people who have now all been busted and otherwise shut down.

EXCEPT SWOP who is flourishing AFTER their founder, Robin, died in 2012 for some reason.  http://www.nswp.org/timeline/event/death-robin-few 

Usually groups die when their founder does.  I mean look at Gabriella's work in Columbia as a case in point.  Since she died of cancer, everything started dying off in her group/work. http://www.akissforgabriela.com/?page_id=2742

But SWOP has been growing, flourishing, and for some strange reason chasing anyone who is a friend of mine, or has anything positive to say about SWA or myself right on out of their group and social media.

In fact, after Robin died, they at one point were even offering grants of $500 to "organize a chapter".  If you were verified as a sex worker by another sex worker, they were giving out $500 to cover things like refreshments for you to organize a local chapter of sex workers.   This was so you'd invite out local sex workers to come out for coffee, meet and greet, and get to know each other.  I was floored.  I mean let's all be bank robbers and put up an announcement on social media "hey the meeting of bank robbers is happening this weekend - come on down".

I still can't believe my eyes here what I'm seeing.  I moved to Las Vegas in 1996.  So I have lived in Las Vegas since 1996.  I'm a recovering addict so I'm "in the rooms" all the time in this town.  Anyone coming into recovery who is also a sex worker is usually told by anyone with any time in the rooms "you need to go talk to Jody".  

Why?  Because they know I run Sex Workers Anonymous and I've been clean since 1985.  They also know I sponsor a lot of men and women in this town who get, and stay, clean.  So many that I have a weekly meeting of just my sponsees where we get together and work on our step work.

So I got to tell you when I started hearing about THIS - I was wondering "wtf?"


Mind you when it comes to "recovery from addiction" for sex workers - I get referrals from the local mental health center, social workers, the local treatment centers, local therapists, and other old timers in other 12 step programs, and the list goes on in Las Vegas of the referrals I get.  By the way, no I don't get referrals from people who are trying to stay clean while STILL working in the sex industry.  

Why?  BECAUSE IT DOESN'T WORK.  Not during early recovery it doesn't.  You take someone with a week or month clean or sober and you put them in the industry and no they're not going to stay clean.  I won't engage in "insanity" when I know you can take a delicate "newcomer" and expect them to stay clean while undergoing the stresses related to the sex industry.  

Is that the "sex industry" only?  No it's not.  But if my sponsees, or people I work with in early sobriety, weren't getting, and staying, clean then I would understand the need for this meeting.  The thing is - I haven't even HEARD anything about this "meeting' in the rooms.  In fact, I don't know of one single "old timer" connected to some meeting on Saturday's for sex workers to "focus on their recovery".  

So I"m curious.  What's going on?  Who is running the meeting?  Why haven't I heard anything about this in the rooms of AA or NA?  Why didn't someone let me know about it so I could support the meeting?  I run a hotline based out of Las Vegas so if there's a recovery meeting going on in town then I need to know about it to provide referrals properly.  

For these reasons, I reached out to the person holding the meeting to find out more.  I was then BLASTED with an attack back.  Threatened, insulted, lied to, not exactly very "recovering" way of acting towards another recovering addict mind you.  So I got even more curious, especially when they tried to lie to me and say that posting the address, date and time of this meeting was "not a public notice" because it was "on social media".  Especially when everyone knows the courts have now ruled that something like Twitter IS "public".  

So I went to Google maps to see what this address was and look at this:

I would NEVER EVER hold a meeting labeled for "sex workers" at such a location and I'll tell you why.  Notice how you can see the license plates on every car in that parking lot for one thing.  For another, you can see anyone getting out of their car and going into that building clearly while standing on another public street.  Meaning you can be standing there as long as you want watching that building from a public street and not even a cop can come and move you off that property.  Even if you're standing there with a camera taking pictures.

I also would never label a meeting for "sex workers" either because in the eyes of the law it's the same as saying "bank robbers".  In other words, it is "probable cause" for law enforcement to get a warrant to surveille this meeting for information on criminal activities.  For another, for someone involved in illegal activities to host a meeting with another person in criminal activities under the law it's considered a "conspiracy".  Under the Patriot Act, it's illegal for members of an illegal activity to get together to talk about that activity by itself.  

I know this because in the 1950's addicts going to Narcotics Anonymous meetings used to get arrested for going to meetings.  Special laws had to be written to stop that which are on the books.  But the law states you are allowed to go to a 12 step PROGRAM, not a meeting, but a PROGRAM, and have the cops leave you alone.  If you look at the announcement for this meeting - it's an SWOP meeting if anything.  It's not a separate, distinct, "program".  All the more reason this meeting is not exempt from a search warrant, surveillance, or even being considered as being a meeting where people are "conspiring" which doesn't require any physical evidence of anything illegal for the people at this meeting to be arrested.  

THIS meeting is A COP'S WET DREAM.  Especially in Nevada now that AB67 has passed allowing the cops to videotape and surveille any thing that they "believe might involve sex trafficking".  The meeting was announced in a public forum, Twitter.  Plus you can watch the meeting, and who comes to this meeting, from a public street, even taking photographs.  No one can tell you that you can't stand on a public street and take photos.  

The courts when it comes to "confidentiality" are very clear that anything in the "public view" can be videotaped without the parties consent.  ESPECIALLY in Nevada where it's only a "one party"  needed consent to record anything.  

Meaning in 1000 years I would NEVER EVER host a Sex Workers Anonymous meeting, or even a meeting of my sponsees at any meeting set up like this one is.  I wouldn't be up at 10 am on a Saturday evening nor do I know anyone in the sex industry, or even retired from the industry, who would be up and around on a Saturday morning.  Telling me whoever put this together can't possibly be someone who used to be in the sex industry, or even is, who is in recovery and clean.  No recovering addict who used to be, or is in, sex work would have a Saturday morning meeting.

Especially since most sex workers I know in Vegas have kids.  I'm not going to say where we have our meetings, but I've had to make accommodations for everyone's kids at our SWA meetings.  My daughter has grown up knowing "her job" is to entertain the other sex workers' kids so the moms can talk freely.  I don't even see any type of place where the kids can go and keep themselves busy.  Another reason why I usually have our meetings either when the kids are in school, or after they go to bed.  If I don't, then I have to hold the meetings at places like Chuckie Cheese so the kids can play while the mom's talk.  

This whole thing illustrates why anything involving a certain community should INVOLVE that community.  I have quite a few "sponsees" in Nevada and I can assure you there's no way any of us would be getting up at 10 am on a Saturday morning for one thing.  For another, the place isn't set up to help us watch our kids, nor at a good time where the kids are in school.  Most of them are working Friday or Saturday, and their husband's are home on Saturday's also.  It's why I don't host any SWA meetings of our program on a Saturday anyway.  Haven't in over 20 years.  

I asked around the local "old timers" in AA and NA and they don't know anything about this meeting.  The person behind it told me that I was only curious because I wanted to "be relevant" which is insane being I asked because I'm in recovery and I need to know about meetings for the purpose of our hotline.  They also tried to deny this meeting is one that's too "public" in my opinion to host sex workers in recovery.

Let me tell you about REAL sex workers.  If some people even find out you're in porn, stripping, let alone prostitution - you're liable to get Child Protective Services at your door wanting to take your kids.  Were you arrested for anything?  No.  Doesn't matter.  The current systems in this country view a sex worker as an "unfit' mother.  Men are suing for custody over this constantly on that ground and winning.  I see CPS taking kids right and left from our members who aren't doing anything even illegal.  

You don't know how the neighbors will act.  Just KNOWING WHERE YOU LIVE can be dangerous, ESPECIALLY IN LAS VEGAS.  https://downtrend.com/vsaxena/cytherea-raped-by-gang-of-teen-thugs

I know of a woman who took a cab home one night from working as a stripper.  The cab driver then swung back around after work, broke into her home and then RAPED  her.  If she had not had a gun in the house who knows what the guy would have done to her.  

Look at the way the public reacting with War Machine attacked Kristy Mack who resides in Vegas.  I have watched as 1/2 of her social media attacked her after that attack, and I have watched HORRIFIED as Jon's attorney went after her like she caused that attack.  A treatment I don't think she would be being subjected to if she was a secretary or a cashier somewhere.

REAL SEX WORKERS know there are DANGERS in just anyone knowing who you are, where you are, and especially to match a photo of you with your license plate and car make and model.  Anyone can run those plates and maybe even find out where you live.  Unlike California, Nevada requires you to list a home address on your plates and doesn't give you the legal right to protect that information in case you have stalkers.  

So who in their RIGHT MIND would put something out on social media saying "hey boys the hookers who are also coming off drugs are going to be at this address at this time come on down"?  

Certainly not anyone who has our protection and best interests at heart.  I know I go to a lot of trouble to find locations for our SWA meetings.  I have to scout for places where parking is "off street" and can't be seen from the street for reasons this meeting illustrates here.  I have to find ways to make it NOT apparent or obvious they're coming to our meeting like how for years I had one of our meetings in a public library.  This way if anyone was being followed it appeared they were just going to the library for a book.

PLEASE if you are in sex work, or used to be, and you're wanting to connect to others who are clean and sober - please contact www.sexworkersanonymous.com  We'll protect your anonymity and I have PLENTY of numbers of old timers all over the country who are there just to help you with your recovery who are more than happy to talk to you, work with you, and to do so where you are PROTECTED from any thing where you could be recorded, that information used against you, or who knows what's going on with this "data mining".  


Look - I was approached in Las Vegas by a vice detective back in 2007.  He offered me a substantial amount of money if I would become an "informant" about the types of calls we get in SWA, as well as tell them about what and who we're working with in Nevada.  I refused that offer.  

So trust me - information on who you are means money to some people.  Clearly someone is also trying to make sure they control your environment also if they're hosting a 12 step meeting about recovery when none of the old timers in this town know anything about this meeting.  

PLUS I'M ONE.  I am not only an ex-sex worker, with lots of friends still in the industry, working with our kind daily, but I'm also in recovery for years now and I reach out to these people and they ATTACK ME?  Threaten me with legal action and lawyers?  INSULT ME?  Okay if this is for real - that's the kind of recovery you want?

By the way, if you think there aren't people trying to identify personal information on people who are sex workers - think again.  

Here's an article about how Twitter was served with a legal demand to give them personal information on an account holder for no valid legal reason other than just being pissed off - https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/government-goes-after-critic-twitter-remembers-constitution-just-time

Do you think it's safe to be completely entirely open about being involved in sex work in some fashion?  Catch this article - http://www.africanindy.com/features/phones-protect-ugandas-sex-workers-from-police-harassment-5570964


If you need help and want to get it SAFELY - please call us first.  We know of many resources and people who are SAFE.  

As for "Tits & Sass" - someone came in and took over their site about two years ago, white washed every single comment by me or SWA, about me and SWA, and made it appear for some reason we don't even exist.  I ask you, how can that be a "sex worker community" forum when someone who has been a part of this community for over 30 years, has answered over 500,000 calls from sex workers on our hotline over that time, is "white washed" entirely off their site?  If I'm treated that way - then how much do they care about ALL of our voices?  Clearly it's only the ones they APPROVE of.  







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.  

















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.
  
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

57 PROSTITUTES IN OHIO WITH HIV

http://wdtn.com/2016/04/28/police-officer-among-men-arrested-in-prostitution-sting/

This article also speaks about catching a police officer and a security company in this undercover sting.  However, this doesn't mean these men were just "johns".  

When I first came into contact with a cop from the Beverly Hills police department who wanted me to work for "their" escort service they ran which supplied high end escorts to places such as the Bel Air Hotel, Bonaventure, and other high end hotels in southern California at the time, he contacted me as a customer first.  Then after paying me for sex and establishing I wasn't an undercover cop myself - this is when his spiel came out about what his operation was doing.  

When I refused, I was then the victim of a staged sting myself.  The intent was to show me he could have me arrested any time he wanted to.  I had done nothing to make a case stick so the prosecutor didn't file any case against me.  Besides, they didn't want me explaining to the judge the whole thing was a set-up to try and force me into working for the local police as a madam and informant.  

Beverly Hills was, and still is, quite known for stopping African American men on the street even if they're driving a nice car.  I remember in fact one attorney who drove his Mercedes through Beverly Hills once with a hidden camera to show how he was stopped the minute he drove across the city into Beverly Hills,  What was left out of that news piece however was that these cops were doing this to stop pimps from coming onto "their" territory.  

These cops viewed what they were doing as a "public service".  They felt the girls who had black pimps were just junkies who would roll these guys for their Rolex watches, and also give them a disease.  Plus their pimp could try and blackmail the guy or rob him at gunpoint.  The reason they explained they liked to have an "arrangement" with madams and escorts like myself is they knew then the women would provide a "quality service" and also value their repeat business enough to not do something like roll the guy or give him a disease.  Which he explained was why he came to me as a "john" first - to see that I operated in this fashion first.  

He explained they stopped these street hookers at the lobby doors at these hotels and made sure they knew not to come back, and then would alert us to send someone out to service this guy.  They also let these wealthy and famous men know that they could send them a quality reputable woman they could also trust to be discrete and they felt this also reduced crime and disease.  

It's still a form of pimping and blackmail when you're telling me you get 1/2 of what I'm making or else you're going to throw my ass in jail or worse.  

I also see there was a "security guy".  If you've read this blog you know I was jacked up by a female loss prevention agent at Walmart.  I was also threatened by a woman who manages security at UCLA and I saw a completely fake case manufactured against another one of our members at another Walmart.  She wasn't even ever in that Walmart - yet there's a shoplifting warrant out for her so if she gets pulled over in that city then she'll be hauled off on a bogus warrant.  Sure it will be cleared up when she appears in court if she makes it to court thinking of Sandra Bland.  

My daughter was mowed over in broad daylight by a woman who owned an ADT security company.  When I found my apartment had been entered without signs of a break-in and the only items removed were SWA materials, and a threat left a post-it put on my TV set - clearly someone was able to get into my apartment using a master key.  When I spoke to a woman who claimed to have overheard men talking about putting out a hit on me she told me "well don't you know these guys own 1/2 of the ADT's in this country?"  

I thought to myself - this explains how they're entering into SWA members' homes without signs of a break-in.  I say that for that reason - every chapter of SWA in 2013 had someone enter into their home and also had a threat left with their SWA materials removed.  

It was clearly a threat to stop running SWA meetings.  This happened in states from CA, AZ, TX, FL, NY, etc.  So this wasn't just one person nor an isolated incident.  Someone with access to master keys to enter into an apartment made perfect sense as to how this happened.  I called up these women in fact to ask if they were living in an apartment or house and each said apartment.  So yes there would be a master key that would allow someone entrance.  

We had another woman join SWA a few years ago who told me her son is in the military and they've used him on contract killings before where he's used a master key to enter into the home and do the deed.  This woman was clean and sober and perfectly lucid.  In fact she was talking about how difficult it is to find help for his depression being it's not like he can exactly talk about why he's depressed because if he told the truth - then they'd just lock him up as nuts.  Which is one of the problems with the state of training of mental health professionals in this country - in most cases if you do tell these people the truth they don't know how to differentiate between when it's the actual truth vs. someone who is truly hallucinating such things.  

What people aren't getting here is when they arrest these guys as "johns" they are not only losing the most valuable resource there is as a witness to the actual sex trafficking going on - but they also are losing vital intelligence about the traffickers themselves.  The training they receive doesn't teach them how to tell when these guys are truly "johns" vs. when they're just coming on that way to begin with in order to make contact to then do more with them.  

Let me give you one example - Eliot Spitzer.  Now if you were seeing Eliot Spitzer as a prostitute you think that's great right?  You think this means you're not going to be arrested because you have a man who was once the NY prosecutor, and then NY governor now on your side right?  

No you don't.  Because if you're being trafficked at that service I ask you how can you then get help when help means he gets exposed?  Think about it - the owners of the escort service Spitzer used was some people in Israel.  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/13/nyregion/couple-who-ran-emperors-club-vip-tied-to-spitzer-have-new-venture.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/07/nyregion/07emperor.html


http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/January-2012/Q-A-with-Cecil-Suwal-Former-Co-Owner-of-Emperors-Club-VIP-Escort-Service/


At first glance, we only heard about Kristin Davis as the madam of that operation.  Then we hear about Cecil Suwal and reports she's like some kind of "new age guru".  Sounds harmless right?  Just "sex between consenting adults right?

Until you dig a little bit deeper.  

http://just-another-inside-job.blogspot.com/2009/07/north-jersey-epicenter-of-kosher-nostra.html  Note this part of the article in connection with the owners of the Emperors Club escort service Eliot used.  


  • In 2003, Israeli-born Mark Brener, proprietor of Emperor’s Club VIP and three money laundering firms -- QAT Consulting Group, QAT International, and Protech Consulting -- moved from South Brunswick, New Jersey, to an affluent condo in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, with his 19-year-old girlfriend Cecil (“Ceci”) Suwal. Emperor’s Club VIP was the escort service that enmeshed New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and, which more recently is said to involve another governor, reportedly Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania. Brener received a 30-month prison sentence.
  • The targeting of New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, a former mayor of Woodbridge, New Jersey, by Israeli intelligence operative Golan Cipel in a homosexual “honey trap” resulted in McGreevey’s sudden resignation from office in 2004. McGreevey appointed Cipel to a top homeland security job for the state of New Jersey. The Emperor’s Club VIP expose about Spitzer came on the same day that it was reported that emails from the McGreevey administration were erased from the state’s computer systems. Cipel today works as an independent consultant.

Do you know why I think Eliot was leading the charge to make for a stiffer sentence for anyone else caught buying prostitutes considering he's a customer himself?  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/nyregion/12prostitute.html

To make it so those who have evidence against traffickers keep their mouth shut in fear of incriminating themselves. 

This poor woman had to try and flee to RUSSIA to get away from Eliot BECAUSE SHE COULDN'T CALL THE POLICE!  http://nypost.com/2016/10/11/hooker-extorted-400k-from-spitzer-over-two-years-prosecutors/

THIS is why if you want to stop sex trafficking - then we need to start talking about  DECRIMINALIZATION so that these women can call the police when they need help and also so witnesses can safely come forward with testimony and evidence.

You'll note this guy McGreevey was with Homeland Security on the east coast, while Joohon David Lee was with HS on the west coast.   

People wake up - when someone like Eliot Spitzer is grandstanding for the press trying to make himself appear to be giving a shit about helping sex trafficking victims then just note the obvious sign that it's more propaganda - where is his call to us?  

I again started all of this clear back in the 1980's.  Go on and look at our clips at www.hightechmadam.com.  I run the ONLY international hotline for victims to call when they CAN'T CALL THE POLICE for reasons like Svetlana and Ashley are testimonies to as to how that's exactly the case for a sex trafficking victim in this country vs. someone who is dealing with a street pimp.  There's no way anyone knowing what's going on here can go to the authorities when the people they're talking about are men like Eliot Spitzer, McGreevey, Homeland Security, etc.  

I run the ONLY program for such victims of sex trafficking that's set up for EXACTLY these types of victims who can't go to the local Salvation Army shelter and have that be called "help".  

For women who see that Nancy O'Malley's idea of "helping Celeste Guap" is shipping her to a treatment program in Florida that got her arrested and held on a $400,000 bail.  I ask you to consider for a moment what drug treatment program has a security guard on duty for her to have assaulted?  I've been around treatment programs for over 30 years now and no reputable program has such "security" officers.  

Nor do they arrest patients who in their first few days detoxing might get into a scuffle with the staff either.  That was a set-up where I would bet cash money she was threatened to shut her mouth the same way I was threatened to shut my mouth when I got a pumped up bail myself of $50,000 back in 1984 when I was arrested because of what I knew about Iran Contra to shut me up.  

Notice we're not hearing anymore interviews out of Celeste since have we?

To the issue of sex trafficking I'm like the Bill Wilson to Alcoholics Anonymous meaning if Eliot Spitzer is claiming to want to do something to help fight sex trafficking but I'm not getting a phone call here then it's BULLSHIT.   

Just as it would be to say you're wanting to "help an alcoholic find sobriety" when you aren't even acknowledging the existence of Bill Wilson nor Alcoholics Anonymous.  

We are the oldest and largest group there is addressing just this issue - so how can he be claiming he knows anything about this even to be writing laws when we weren't even consulted?  Because this is all "spin".  Just as when the Beverly Hills cops who were also engaging in drug and sex trafficking would "spin" why they were pulling over African American men and jacking them up as "protecting the public interest and residents".

Now how does this affect you?  57 confirmed cases of HIV in Ohio.  How about the Indiana outbreak among prostitutes?  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/06/us/rural-indiana-struggles-to-contend-with-hiv-outbreak.html

Mexico's epidemic of HIV among sex workers - 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2717701/

I can go on.  What about California?  Well one of the problems about campaigns such as "No Such Thing" talking about wanting to help juvenile sex trafficking victims while also excluding us from the equation sponsored by the McCain Institute and the California Endowment (two non-survivor led groups), as well as Michael Weinstein's focus solely on porn performers with respect to his HIV/AIDS outreach efforts to the exclusion of those in the strip clubs, illegal brothels, sex clubs, swingers clubs, massage parlors, peep shows, and all sorts of other commercial sex related businesses, and of course ALL of this press about  BACKPAGE, BACKPAGE BACKPAGE - where are we talking about what's going on with HIV/AIDS right now among the general sex workers?  

NO HIV/AIDS tests were done on juvenile prostitutes in California thanks to "No Such Thing".  Yep that's right - we have NO HIV test results for juvenile prostitutes in California so we don't even know if there's an epidemic or not.  

Is that something the National Trafficking Hotline is asking?  Nope.

But we are.  I'm now getting very very alarming calls which frighten me more than the calls we were getting in the 1980's from that epidemic and I'll tell you why.  

Because back in the 1980's we were talking about it.  When I called the CDC and said I had a bunch of sex workers who had HIV/AIDS coming in the doors of our meetings they DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT.  Today?  I'm been calling, emailing and faxing the CDC and I'm not even getting a return phone call.

Why?  Because people like Eliot Spitzer are trying to pull the wool over the public's eyes about this issue and to do that means shutting us out of the equation.  Which in the process is shutting down the discussion about the fact we are IN another HIV/AIDS epidemic worse than we had in the 1980's.  I say WORSE because there's more people in the sex industry today and more people traveling in the industry today who are not being tested, educated, nor given the slightest of information and proper testing about this disease.  


Do you really think there's not a deliberate effort to keep knowledge about the current state of HIV/AIDS with respect to sex workers out of the media right now?  

Think again because people might be DYING for you not to know what's going on with HIV/AIDS right now within the sex industry.  Well known "john" is Charlie Sheen as you have probably heard.  Seems Charlie not only was trying to pay someone to whack one of his ex-girlfriend's - http://jezebel.com/lapd-investigating-charlie-sheen-for-allegedly-threaten-1769447694

He might have even had something to do with the death of a transexual who "went into hiding".  http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/mystery-death-transsexual-who-gave-charlie-sheen-hiv/

Our program is the only one I'm aware of that works with male, female and transgender sex workers, and also helps put them into "hiding" for reasons such as this.  However, I know no one has found anyone we've helped to put into hiding using anyone in our program as a resource.  

Let's just say hypothetically how would he go about then finding this person if they were in hiding?  The news says he paid out over $4,000,000 trying to keep the lid on word about his HIV/AIDS status getting out to the public.  http://qz.com/552231/charlie-sheen-reveals-hes-hiv-positive-and-says-he-paid-millions-in-blackmail/


Now $4,000,000 is a lot of cash to throw around in today's world where you have to account for anything over $10,000 - so how did Charlie exactly transfer this money to his payee's?  I mean it's not like you can write a check out saying "money to find out where someone is so I can have them whacked" on the memo line.  

It as 2011 when Charlie says he learned he had HIV/AIDS.  This was the same year he signed a deal with Live Nation.  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/charlie-sheen-inks-deal-live-165361

Supposedly Joy Hoover with the Cupcake Girls took a trip to Las Vegas in 2009.  http://www.operationhopeinc.com/cupcake-girls  In 2011, they came to Las Vegas and opened up with a bang there.  http://www.thecupcakegirls.org/why-cupcakes  Seems Joy was doing hair and make-up at the AVN which explains how her group got a hospitality booth at the AVN when we couldn't even get a free press pass to attend.

But what exactly was Joy doing "outreach" for?  Seems she was talking to a large number of porn performers and strippers - but for what purpose?  If this was to help them escape trafficking or pimps - then certainly she would have returned our calls so we could partner up our resources and information right?  Only she was refusing all calls from SWA both in Las Vegas and our Portland members as well.

I heard about them and of course started reaching out to try and introduce ourselves to them being I had been headquartered in Vegas since 1996 and wanted to fill them in on what I knew and see how we could be of help to each other.  All my calls were rebuffed.  I couldn't even get a return phone call let alone a meeting with Joy.  


But they very quickly started a move to get a law passed whereby a judge can simply sign a piece of paper to have a prostitution conviction overturned on the claim that said record was "preventing them from finding work".  http://www.thecupcakegirls.org/single-post/2015/06/04/A-Step-Forward-for-Sex-Trafficking-Survivors

Strange.  We've have no problem with getting work for those who called our hotline who had prostitution convictions and even worse.   In fact, many well remember how Enron used to actively recruit strippers to work in their sales departments or as secretaries.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crooked_E:_The_Unshredded_Truth_About_Enron  

There's even a list online of companies who hire felons and prostitution is a misdemeanor https://xamire.com/felons-jobs/nevada  When I heard they were asking for this law to be passed because they were reportedly having problems finding women jobs because of their records, I prepared a list of companies where we know they actively recruit ex-sex workers for good paying jobs with reputable companies - casinos for example who hire us for promotions jobs or in marketing as one example - and I found myself blocked!  

We also had no problem getting records expunged.  SWA had appeared with many a member who had achieved a year out of the industry, clean from drugs, and had a stable work and rental payment history to file the papers and get their records successfully expunged without them having to pay to hire an attorney to do this for them.  

Strange how this law was basically allowing any judge to simply sign a piece of paper and the conviction goes away.  I had to ask myself who would want such a thing as to put some money and elbow grease into this and there's only one thing having a prostitution conviction prevents you from having in Nevada - and that's a license to work in the Nevada legal brothels.  

Guess who the lobbyist is who helped the Cupcake Girls get this law passed?  https://www.leg.state.nv.us/AppCF/Lobbyist/reports/LobbyistDetail.cfm?lobbyist=111&Session=78  You might notice the connection between Ms. Kramer and not only the Cupcake Girls, but also Live Nation, the Nevada Defense Attorney's Association (who weren't happy we were expunging records without the person having to pay a retainer to them to get their records cleared but would have to retain an attorney to get their records expunged in this manner coincidentally) and also the Nevada Bus & Limousine Association. 

Why the limo association?  Anyone in Nevada knows that sex workers use the limos to get around because not only do the brothel and club owners provide them free, but also because they are often drinking or using and so can't drive.  

Besides, if they have a pimp he has their ID so they can't drive either.    You can also note that Charles Horky was running his company the same year as Cupcake Girls was passing this law  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/limo-ceo-aides-plead-guilty-las-vegas-racketeering-conspiracy  

Oh and guess who founded the "Nevada Bus & Limo Association" that Ms. Kramer is a lobbyist for?  Ah come on you can figure this one out easy . . . http://www.lctmag.com/regulations/news/13061/las-vegas-operators-raise-profile-with-new-association  So yes the Cupcake Girls was sharing a lobbyist with a sex trafficker while claiming to help sex trafficking victims!  

The Cupcake Girls when they came into town were also doing a lot of this "grandstanding" to try and get women in the industry to stampede over to them and basically give us the left swipe.  Why?  Well first of all we don't hold fund raisers for our members and hand them $5000 at a whack like they were supposedly doing.  http://www.thecupcakegirls.org/single-post/2015/05/29/Call-to-Action-Help-with-Kamyllas-Legal-Fund

So let's just talk purely hypothetical here but let's say you were Charlie and you wanted to find this transsexual who had gone into hiding so you could have them whacked.  You can't find them through Sex Workers Anonymous so what do you do?  You also want to try and locate anyone in the industry who says they even slept with Charlie so you can make sure they know not to go blabbing about what they know to the press.   

Certainly setting up hospitality booths at the AVN, doing the performers hair and make-up, setting up fund raisers for these women, offering them "unconditional" financial assistance without that pesky little thing about having them quit the industry or get clean like we do here in SWA, and heck we can even get a judge to sign a piece of paper that clears up your past prostitution convictions so you can get a license to go work up at the NV legal brothels would certainly be a really good way to scout out intelligence wouldn't you say?  You also need to make sure that these women talk to you, and only you, and not that irritating Sex Workers Anonymous where you can't find any of the members they hide.  

Oh and I'm sure that this officer of the law illegally accessing a database on porn stars in 2014 during the time Charlie was trying to hunt down anyone who might blow his cover about having HIV/AIDS was going on to find out who your relatives were if they couldn't find you was purely coincidental right?  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/constable-shred-investigation-porn-star-searches

Well not surprisingly we got a call from someone who was on the "inside" of the Cupcake Girls who reported there was LOTS of "fundraisers for imaginary women" that went through their doors.  Might explain how they set one up for Kamylla who wasn't even a real person (the subject of another blog post) on the faked show "8 Minutes" produced by Relativity Media.   

I'm just saying if you did have to find a way to mask blackmail payments to women in the sex industry, and also you were trying to find out where this transsexual was that was found dead who was in hiding - hypothetically how would you go about it?  I guess Ms. Kramer might have some ideas.  

If I'm completely off base here with some of these ideas about there has been a full blown well funded effort not only to try and attack and defame us, but to also pull sex workers into group's which were not in reality what they were pretending to be for the purposes of doing them harm - then ask yourself how come we haven't really heard a peep out of the Cupcake Girls since Charlie Sheen's come clean about having HIV/AIDS?  Hmmmm?

Then again it could be their CFO was the same guy as was behind Congo Justice.  He took a grant to hold a sex trafficking conference in October of 2015 which was "postponed" and still hasn't been held.  Probably because he was busy dealing with the Las Vegas Nigerian Association after he ripped them off for over $26,000.  Of course I knew he was a problem when I tried to reach out to talk to him when they and John Hambrick were drumming up support for AB67 - another law that has NOTHING to do with helping sex trafficking victims and also excluded us from that push.  His English wasn't very good because he thought I was an "active" sex worker and tried to proposition me while falsely claiming he was a licensed doctor in Nevada (which he is not).  

So the Cupcake Girls is just another illustration of how when someone is claiming they "want to help fight sex trafficking" and "help sex workers" but is blocking calls from www.sexworkersanonymous.com - boy you'd better start doing some serious homework!  

Hopefully you can see now how THIS affects everyone.  This agenda that's being pulled on this country right now is no different than when big tobacco was covering up the information their product was addictive and caused cancer.  The tactics are the same and from what I've been able to identify a lot of that is due to the fact some of the very same people are involved here.  

Only our press isn't the same press that we had which broke the truth about tobacco years ago.  So this leaves social media.  We've got to start talking about this and talking about it NOW.  

We are in another HIV/AIDS epidemic among sex workers.  The opiate crisis in this country has led to a surge in the number of people shooting up heroin when they can't afford the pills any longer.  The outreach campaigns being organized are only focusing on the idea of "sex trafficking" and not one lick of information on the subject of HIV/AIDS.  As well as the subject of sex trafficking is being used by the legal sex industry to crush all their competition, i.e., the "illegal" sex industry.  

Go on make a list - notice that the only people getting arrested in this "war" are the COMPETITORS to Nevada's legal brothels.  An industry that is traded on Wall Street and Disney just invested MILLIONS of dollars into.  

Which is why they don't want anyone talking about the idea of "legal" sex work and HIV/AIDS nor sex trafficking either.  http://microcapresearch.com/mgt-capital/  MGT is partners with Vivid http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mgt-and-vivid-entertainment-team-up-to-introduce-daily-fantasy-sports-site-300014444.html

Oh but you see an HIV/AIDS epidemic is only going to fuel the sale of interactive live 3D porn on Vivid Entertainment don't you know?

Then to have the men want to book appointments with legal prostitutes who have just passed their HIV tests from out of the Bunny Ranch or the Mustang Ranch.  

Wake up - the sex INDUSTRY is just that . . . an INDUSTRY.  Which is why if you see someone like Eliot Spitzer trying to grandstand he is trying to "fight sex trafficking" while not even returning our phone calls - then DON'T BELIEVE IT.  

Decriminalize prostitution to fight sex trafficking.

Support HIV/AIDS education, training, testing, etc., of all sex workers - legal or illegal.  

STOP POLICE FROM CALLING CONDOMS "EVIDENCE OF PROSTITUTION".  
http://www.hivlawandpolicy.org/resources/sex-workers-risk-condoms-as-evidence-prostitution-four-us-cities-human-rights-watch-2012