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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

Thursday, April 21, 2016

LETTER TO THE IRS

Jody Williams, Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous)
www.sexworkersanonymous.com
(702) 468-4529 Cell – (818) 646-3296 Landline


April 20, 2016

IRS Tax Exempt Dept.
Via Fax

Re: Cupcake Girls – EIN # 453970815
Sex Workers Outreach Project – EIN # 262264638
Erotic Service Providers Union Legal Education and Research Project – EIN # 272049888
Adult Performer Advocacy Committee – EIN #46-4118260

Dear IRS:

I’m writing you on behalf of the four nonprofits listed above. Their EIN numbers are also right after their names. The purpose my writing is to bring to your attention my understanding of a 501c3 nonprofit enjoying tax exempt status is they do not use this to drive the persuasion of new legislation without being a properly registered lobbyist at least. These four groups have been actively working together since at least 2013 that I can trace to directly impact legislation on issues pertaining to prostitution and sex trafficking, as well as to raise money for said goals. In my opinion, they are using these groups to carry out criminal conspiracies under the guise of being a tax exempt non-profit.

My research has shown the Cupcake Girls actually have a lobbyist named Kerrie Kramer. Ms. Kramer is also a lobbist for Live Nation, who represent both Charlie Sheen and Snoop Dogg, just to name but two of their clients who are known to be involved in illegal prostitution. Kerrie helped them write, and pass, a new law in Nevada actually. Assembly Bill 108 was based on the false claim prostitutes were unable to find work in Nevada because of their criminal record of prostitution. Only our program, Sex Workers Anonymous, was not having any problems at all finding reputable companies more than willing to hire women with this. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Minutes/Senate/JUD/Final/1207.pdf 

I have a statement from a woman who worked with Joy Hoover stating not only has she seen their fund raisers be fraudulent, but further that Joy knew walking into the Nevada legislature her claim was false based on the fact this woman was working in a union job while also having a criminal record herself.

So why pass it? John Hambrick stopped returning our calls in 2013, and blocked us from all social media. So he’s shown a complete unwillingness to speak to an actual group of survivors of prostitution about their real issues and challenges. Preferring instead to partner with the Cupcake Girls on this Bill instead. Which in reality is a smoke screen for the brothel industry in Nevada to be able to expunge records of prostitutes by bypassing our program which only assists them to do so once they’re proven they’re leaving the sex industry entirely.

This way they can then help women with criminal records go in and apply for a brothel prostitute license – which currently they’re blocked from doing if they have a solicitation record. We’ve personally witnessed John Hambrick taking favors from Dennis Hof so we have no doubt where Hambrick’s loyalties lie and it’s not with helping sex trafficking victims to escape the sex industry. If he had done one shred of research into Joy’s claim – we would have told him the record proves no barrier in reality.

Do we have a problem with them using this to be able to hire women to work at the brothel despite having a past criminal record? That’s not our problem. Our program is that there is no easy “exit” program for them to leave the brothel physically if they so choose to. Dennis Hof and Lance Gilman, who basically are the only two brothel owners left in the industry have repeatedly refused all offers of ours to post flyers with our hotline # on it for women to call if they want to leave. They also fought back against Polaris requiring the signs with their hotline be posted in their brothels as well. With only one Salvation Army working as a shelter for these women, the brothels refusing to give them their money if they wish to leave, combined with the fact there is no public bus or even a cab company who they can call to get a ride out of the very rural areas these brothels are located in – this leaves them with no way out other than our program if they wish to leave. Yet our outreach RV was stolen and returned with a bomb planted in it. Our outreach car was destroyed. Our volunteer drivers have all been threatened off. So our problem isn’t with women going in to work for them – but in not having a clear way OUT if they choose to.

SWOP? I have a screen shot of SWOP in San Francisco telling a prostitute in Reno who had just left a brothel to “sleep in a doorway” while refusing to help her. She also refused to tell this woman about our hotline which would have sent a local Reno member out to help her and when we tried to reach out to the woman directly, Kristin blocked our access from her on Twitter. When we confronted her about this exclusion – Kristin said she would “rather she sleep in a doorway than call us for help”. Only that wasn’t Kristin’s choice to make. When choices are removed – then that’s a system of control and not “advocacy” as SWOP is claiming to be to the public at this time.

Here is a new clips about Maxine Doogan, head of Erotic Service Providers Union, speaking out about changing legislation in California. http://calwatchdog.com/2012/10/26/prop-35-toughens-sex-crime-penalties/ She not only came out fighting against Prop. 35, but has also filed a personal lawsuit with the intent to get prostitution legalized in California again, while also denying services to trafficking victims, which she claims don’t exist within the sex industry despite all evidence to the contrary. Maxine was convicted of being a felon for pimping in 2008 by the way.

Maxine has partnered with the Cupcake Girls, and SWOP, along with members of their respective groups who also have “day jobs” with such media as the Daily Dot, Daily Beast, Reason, Washington Post, and CNN just to name a few of their members who have identified to me they’re members of these groups and also working as reporters on staff at these publications. Publications which repeatedly refuse to post any of our personal views on these lawsuits, Bills, Propositions, etc. – even going so far as to remove our personal comments from the readers’ view in order to manipulate public opinion.

As for Sex Workers Outreach Project, they’ve changed a great deal since their original founder, Robin Few, died in 2012. Their main intent was to advise sex workers of their existing rights so they could know them and protect themselves against discrimination and harassment before. Since Robin’s death, a whole new board of directors has come into power in SWOP that violates their own guidelines requiring 80 % of them be active, or retired, sex workers. Currently I’m not finding even 25% of their board have ever seen a sex worker. Up until 2013, SWOP used to do outreach into the sex worker community to find out who needed help. When one needed help to exit the sex industry, or to get away from a pimp – we would hear the phone ring. We have responded effectively each time we were called.

The new direction SWOP has taken has been to call up every chapter leader they have and instruct them “not to speak to Jody at Sex Workers Anonymous or else”. They have been told if they speak to us about any of their members in their area, they will lose their leadership. They removed all of our members from their social media groups when we violated no guidelines. This to me transforms them into a criminal operation then if they’re going to actively deny any knowledge of services to help someone exit, or escape a pimp. These SWOP leaders have told me straight up they’ve been threatened about harm if they speak to us or even speak about us positively to anyone.

SWOP has been partnering with both Maxine Doogan Cupcake Girls, and APAC, on many fund raising, legislative projects, and to control the flow of information to their members. You can read up on some of these at http://www.swopusa.org/tag/legislation-and-laws/ They have pushed people to donate to Maxine’s campaign to change the laws with respect to prostitution, given them email addresses, publicity, and other support in their joining together of nonprofits with the goals of furthering the activities of both illegal prostitution, the legal brothels of Nevada, and the porn industry as well. Maxine has stated in the clip above she has no intention of stopping her work as an illegal prostitute, which means she’s using these activities to further criminal behavior which constitutes a conspiracy.

As well as to intimidate witnesses in criminal cases. You may have read that there are women in the porn industry claiming James Deen had raped them. James Deen was up until recently the director of the Adult Performers Advocacy Committee. While in charge of this group, he organized an “exit panel” for performers on how to leave the porn industry. He refused any of our members of Sex Workers Anonymous to come speak on how not only they left the industry, but also how our program helped them to do this. This was before the news broke of about 10 women now claiming James raped them.

It’s clear now he was trying to separate these witnesses from speaking together, or joining any group that would advocate for them on their behalf against him he did not control outside of APAC.

Some of the movies he makes are for Vivid. Vivid has partnered with a company that works with video gaming, and also online betting for fantasy football. Vivid has moved into Nevada because the laws favor them better in employee disputes, and with legislation with respect to film making. For example, Nevada does not require porn performers to get a permit to film in a private home. This is important for models who may disappear after a shoot. If a permit is not filed for, then no one might know where this person was supposed to last be shooting at, for what company, and who is legally responsible. This is but one of the many laws Nevada offers a company like Vivid which favors them over the performer.

But how do you drive the porn industry into Nevada when most of the laws, and the culture, in California favors the performers? Performers who want to leave the porn industry and get into “mainstream” films such as we saw Traci Lords break that barrier years ago in the 1980’s. One good way is this new “condom law” that’s been going around California unnecessarily. I say “unnecessarily” because the very definition of what makes a porn film vs. a mainstream film is entirely up to the producers and directors. If they call their film a “mainstream” film, then it has to film under the guidelines set down by the Screen Actors Guild who does not require such complicated filming standards on films I’ve seen shot that are just as explicit as any porn, and also for which there might even be more blood as we saw on the film where Brandon Lee was accidently shot in the head on set.

The whole “condom law” was set into motion by a complaint made on a James Deen film. http://pagesix.com/2016/03/10/james-deen-porn-company-cited-for-failing-to-use-condoms/ The publicity about this case has been controlled by “insiders” connected to Vivid, SWOP, Cupcake Girls and also APAC. Conveniently, the only complaint which set this whole law in motion was filed on a James Deen film. I’ve been a paralegal for 30 years. I was involved with getting the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed. I’m aware how the process works. So I attempted to get in touch with James Deen, members of APAC, the producer of the film, Michael Weinstein from AHF, and also Assemblymen Hall. After seeing their reactions to the news this whole lawsuit could be quashed in two seconds – there’s not a doubt in my mind this whole thing was being deliberately staged in order to get this condom law passed – and thus force as many performers in the industry into Nevada as it could.

I say this for a few reasons. The first being AHF claims this law is about HIV. However, the HIV outbreaks since the 1980’s are NOT in the porn industry, but instead in massage parlors, bath houses, spas, sex clubs, and other indoor operations such as legal and illegal brothels. Yet any attempts on our part to get Michael to speak to us about where we’re seeing the pockets of HIV epidemic – he refuses to speak to us. When we tried speaking to the Assemblyman on this law – we got the same non-response.

Thinking money might get their attention we went to the Ryan White Foundation to let them know how these people are refusing to listen to us about where HIV is a problem in the sex industry. I went to them because they remembered our work in the 1980’s with sex workers and the issue of HIV infection.

Their response was to deny AHF $3.8 million in grant money. Now that should have got their attention – but it did not.

Meaning there’s something more important they’re pushing for than the health protection of sex workers. Which if you look at the details of how Vivid partnered with these groups who are partnering with Google, Oculus, and the new upcoming 3D virtual interactive porn they’re wanting to hire people to work as performers with – then you begin to see why these strings are being pulled to move people into Nevada where they have better resources there as employers to control and exploit the workers.

In other words, the Adult Performers Advocacy Committee is NOT about advocating for performers but is a straw organization trying to push them into Nevada where the employers have a better base to control them through control over the media, the legislative process, licensing process, and a large system of people in their pocket who know how to make things “disappear” if they want to as we witnessed with “Operation Dollhouse” in 2007. Nevada has had more than one officer in trouble with breaking the law they’ve just “let it go”. I’ve had them suppress information on a murder case. We’ve seen this repeated over the years with either the complete lack of anyone at all to file any complaints at all with an Internal Affairs process, or the officers we’re trying to file complaints about we find they’re also in charge of not only their unit, but also the related Internal Affairs. There was a news clip recently about a Homeland Security officer involved directly in sex trafficking of Korean women whose boss said he could “do whatever he wanted” in Las Vegas when a family he was targeting tried to complain.

So how do we file a complaint on behalf of women claiming to be raped by an officer, when the officer in charge of Internal Affairs is that same officer? Combine that with the fact Nevada’s Review Journal has shown repeatedly they will go to any length necessary to not report on any story involving our name or presence – and you begin to see why they’re using APAC, SWOP, Cupcake Girls and Maxine’s group in a large conspiracy to control not only the sex industry, both legal and illegal, along with affecting legislation which favors them also.

Which if that’s what they wanted to do – fine. But in our opinion, they are abusing their non-profit status in the pursuit of those goals and misleading their members as to what their real goals are. I am an ex-sex worker. How they treat me, and our members and supporters, is how they view and treat sex workers. I do not find any of these people are registered lobbists. They are not being honest about their intentions, and it’s clearly not on the side of sex workers, performers, or the prostitutes, they’re claiming to be advocates for while in reality siding on behalf of the employers – not the providers. When they block them from us – they are blocking choice. That makes them traffickers and exploiters.

I can show in instance after instance where they have not sided with the performer, or worker, but instead is only pursuing their own agenda. This misdirection alone about what their real intent is – is all the more reason why I feel they are abusing their 501c3 nonprofit tax exempt status. Here’s one example – Mary who runs the Seattle chapter of SWOP went in front of the press and a police officer and she circled the ads which had appeared on a site the police had just arrested that she “identified as sex workers”. The site by the way was to advertise Korean women. The same Korean women being trafficked by this Homeland Security Officer by the way where arrests in Seattle just happened.

Meaning in reality, those people she fingered might not have even been sexworkers. Ads get placed all the time as jokes, or as revenge. I’ve had it done to me by people trying to play tricks on us (no pun intended). Membership in SWOP is supposed to be confidential and I see nothing in their privacy policy on their website that they are going to identify their members to law enforcement or the press without their presence and consent. Not one of those women she pointed the finger at were consulted first to give consent. Who would do that? An advocate for them? Who would say to Mary – sure go ahead and tell the cops and the press I’m a sex worker knowing that would then serve as probable cause for them to get a warrant, come in after my kids, seize my assets, etc. Again, not an advocate action.

Mary said further these were “not victims of coercion”. Further supporting my assertion SWOP is NOT advocating for sex workers but in reality advocating for the employers. If the women on that site were the same women who were being flown over here for Korea by a Homeland Security officer – I ask you would they not then employ someone like Mary to say the women were “not victims of coercion” to cover themselves from legal prosecution as traffickers? Protecting traffickers – not the sex workers.

Until such time as there is a union for sex workers, while most sex work is illegal still within the USA, the idea of a group advocating for them is one that they have to know IS on their side advocating for them and not selling them out. Which is why it’s important people believe if these groups are tax exempt that your stamp means they are what they represent they are. Let’s put it another way – let’s say Walmart doesn’t want to have a union put in their shop. So they hire “influencers” to set up a “workers advocacy group” where the people involved are pretending to be Walmart workers advocating for Walmart workers’ rights – while in reality they’re ensuring the workers don’t unionize, and don’t further push for legal rights they should have. You give that group tax exempt status and people think it’s real.

I can point to Stoya. This woman says she was raped by James Deen. Then she was falsely told she “had to” stand up and present an award standing next to James Deen at the AVN. No contract requires me to stand next to someone who harmed me physically and while a criminal and civil case might be open. To coerce me into pretending like “everything is ok” by photographing me standing next to him presenting an award does not serve my case either – but seriously then hinders my rape case against that man. I’ll have a jury going “well she didn’t seem to upset standing next to him”. Any lawyer, or advocate, on Stoya’s side, NOT the AVN, would have advised her differently as we would have. They didn’t. Our voice which would have advocated for her rights – is being silenced.

We are being actively blocked from any access or voice to the sex workers by the banding together of these groups as they’ve been doing since 2013, and their related contacts and “two jobs” within the media. For example, Alana Massey, has been open about being a reporter, and a member of SWOP as you can see on this link here. https://alanamassey.contently.com/pub/swop-nyc-org You’ll note not one story written by Alana carries the name of Sex Workers Anonymous nor Jody Williams.

So I’m writing you to ask that you reconsider these groups’ tax exempt status. I’d ask you to throw in the blog “Tits and Sass” who removed every article, every mention, every post, from our group dating back to 2007 but not only are they not a 501c3 nonprofit, but I have reason to believe they’re being threatened into doing this just as much as other blog writers within this community who have written me stating they were so threatened into removing us, and posts from us, from their blogs under threats by people all connected to these four groups in each case.

I’m further sending a copy of this letter to the Dept. of Justice so they can investigate further for a criminal conspiracy, as well as the office of Trafficking in Persons to examine how these groups were aiding the trafficking going on by men such as JooHoon David Lee, only one Homeland Security agent where it’s been established he was working for traffickers while an agent, falsely accusing competitors to the real traffickers in order to look like they were “doing their job” in an effort to fraudulently obtain money from our government, and nonprofits, as well as access to official resources and channels. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-restaurateur-says-former-fed-manufactured-criminal-case-against-him

I’m also asking the FCC to look into how their use of media has allowed this to happen by silencing our voice on this issue. NONE of this would have happened if not for the Telecommunications Act of 1995 which has silenced all voices of opposition on legislative matters such as these trafficking laws, and laws with respect to the sex industry itself, and it’s related issue of sex trafficking within both legal and illegal factions of the sex industry.

I have more evidence and news clips to support my position here if you’d like to review them. You can reach me at the above telephone numbers. Please know this is not some personal attack of mine. I have many members I speak for who are terrified of the retribution these people represent asking me to speak up for them. Meaning I have other information I can provide you with to prove my statements here are true that I have to be careful how I share this information, and witness’s names and therefore identities. Which is truly the beauty of what our hotline, and program provides. By being separate from the government, and law enforcement, we also are immune to the influence of corruption and therefore the pimps and traffickers we defend our members from. This allows us to speak up freely to you about what’s going on. So I thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Sincerely,

Jody Williams




Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NEVADA, SEX TRAFFICKING, LEGAL BROTHELS & SHARNEL SILVEY

I moved to Nevada in April of 1996.  I had been getting these horrible phone calls from Nevada since 1988 and was feeling powerless for many of these calls.  Let me give you an idea why.

Reno and Carson City are on the northern end of Nevada.  Las Vegas is on the southern or opposite end of the state.  Pahrump is one hour outside of Las Vegas.  There is only one highway that goes from one end of the state to the other.

Up to 2012, there was no Greyhound bus line that would go from one end of the state to the other.  Meaning if you wanted to go from Las Vegas to Reno before 2012, and didn't have a car you were just out of luck.  Take a look at a Nevada map to see what I mean by how the state is laid out.


There are strip clubs in the Las Vegas area, along with a lot of massage parlors, and the same for Carson City and Reno area.  But the smaller towns in between like Beatty and Goldfield - they're very small towns.   Now take a look on the map at where the Bunny Ranch Dennis Hof owns is with respect to Carson City.  The Bunny Ranch is a THREE 1/2 hour drive from Las Vegas and an EIGHT HOUR from Reno.  


Then take a look at where the Mustang Ranch is 20 minutes outside of Reno on this map.


Here's where you can really visualize what it's like in Nevada to drive to these legal brothels on Google Maps.   Twenty minutes doesn't sound like a lot but when you're driving it down a dark highway - it feels like forever! https://www.google.com/maps/place/World+Famous+Mustang+Ranch/@39.5439694,-119.5574578,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8099225f746c934d:0x275b77de4045461a  You can go into Google Maps and type in their address, and actually look around from a 360 degree angle to see photographically what you'd see driving in and out of these brothels into the middle of a dirt highway.   Then imagine it at night.  

Now many brothels have shut down like the Shady Lady for example.  Here's a map of where there are existing brothels as of 2016.   Which keep in mind is even fewer than Nevada had years ago before the 2008 economic crash.  


Brothels are allowed to operate in Nevada in Lyon County, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_brothels_in_Nevada, Lander, Humboldt, Mineral, Nye, Storey, White Pine and Elko County.  There were no legal brothels in Nevada before 1971 either.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustang_Ranch  As far as I know, there is no other state but Nevada that has legal brothels.  While some states have areas where it's not illegal such as Rhode Island for a while allowed it to operate behind closed doors.  

The legal age of consent for sex in Nevada is 16 years old - and one can apply for a license to work in these brothels as a legal prostitute at 18 years of age also in some counties like Lyon.    Some counties require that you have to be 21 years old.  The laws have changed and at one time you could be over 16 to be licensed as a brothel prostitute.  When the child trafficking law was passed  in 2013 http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/nevada-movement-draws-line-human-trafficking  - that's when the brothel license had to elevate their legal age to 18 years of age. http://prostitution.procon.org/sourcefiles/LyonCountyTitle5Chap3Prostitution.pdf

Another fact not commonly known is that some brothels in Nevada have built-in strip clubs.  To work as a dancer in the club, one only needs a work and sheriff's card.  You can be younger than 18 years old to get a work and sheriff's card.  NRS 609.210 has an exception "unless the minor is in the casino area to provide entertainment pursuant to an employment contract".  Meaning they can work as an entertainer with a "contract" under 18 years of age.   

In fact, in 2014 the court ruled that stripping is a "job".  Because it's a "legal job", therefore one can get a work permit to work a "job" under 18 years of age with special work permits in Nevada.  
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2815137/Nevada-court-says-Strip-club-dancers-employees.html  To get the exception to work there under 18 years of age - the "sale of alcohol can't be the primary business".  Which of course in a brothel/strip club the service of alcohol is not "primary". 

Meaning that when we've heard women talk about 16 year old's working in the strip clubs literally in the same building as the brothel - yes it's legal in Nevada.  How?  Because the strip club is in the brothel where the "primary business" is the brothel so the sale of alcohol in that club is "secondary".  Meaning that yes it's legal for a 16 year old to be stripping in that strip club literally in the same building as the brothel.  Which in some cases is separated by only a few steps.  

* Note - you can't get a license to work in a brothel with a past record for conviction on a prostitution charge.  The Cupcake Girls and  Nevada Speaker of the House, John Hambrick, made a claim that "strippers were not able to find work because of a prostitution conviction and/or they weren't able to expunge their records for a prostitution arrest.  

Based on this claim - this law was passed by their efforts in 2013. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Minutes/Senate/JUD/Final/1207.pdf.  It states basically that "if you can prove to a judge you were trafficked that judge can expunge your records".  Okay let's use some common sense here.  If you could prove you were trafficked when you were in court the first time - YOU WOULDN'T HAVE A PROSTITUTION CONVICTION.  

The thing is, Joy Hoover had a volunteer working with her organization  when she lobbyied for this law who was working as a secretary at another company than Cupcake Girls with a past record so she KNEW that it does NOT block one from finding work in Nevada.  Here's a website showing the names of companies in Nevada who hire FELONS.  https://xamire.com/felons-jobs/nevada  So those companies will not give one twit about a solicitation charge which is a misdemeanor.  The Urban League gets felons work - http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-urban-league-helps-put-felons-back-work  This is a list of temp agencies that hire felons - http://local.survivalinsight.com/Felon_Friendly_Employers_Las_Vegas_NV-p1709545-Las_Vegas_NV.html  I have a list of companies who regularly hire men and women with prostitution records, even more than one conviction.  However, they don't like advertising this fact and I respect their wishes not to publish this list online.  It's not exactly great PR to shout you shout you hire ex-hookers and felons.   But since 1996, I've had no problems with ex-sex workers finding work of any kind in Nevada with a past solicitation conviction.  

As for expungement, we've also had no problem with that either.  We've prepared a file where we've asked the court to review the person's employment record, their rent receipts, along with medical records if there was completed drug treatment and therapy, and letters of recommendation if they did volunteer work, joined a local church, their landlord or boss, etc.  We've also gone into court with the member explaining to the judge not only how this person has changed their life, but how their record is hindering them from that new life.  For example, if they want to obtain a real estate license to sell houses or mortgages - then the record needs to be expunged, or we need approval for them to have an exception, so they can get licensing to find work.  We've been approved on every case we've gone to court requesting expungement, or a license exception for work, without having to retain an attorney where the average retainer is $1500-2500.  

Under the new law that John Hambrick and Cupcake Girls passed with this false claim showing they are actively LYING to sex workers by telling them their records will hold them back from taking other types of jobs, or obtaining other licenses for work, basically now any judge can sign to have their record expunged NOT based on proof they've left the sex industry - but instead based on what that judge considers "proof of trafficking" provided to them.  This will allow that person to obtain a license to work in the brothels.  

Clever.  What a clever way to get a prostitution charge removed from your record without that silly old way we used to do it in the courts by going in with a minimum of a year's worth of records proving they were now out of the sex industry, and/or needed an expungment to obtain a license to work such as a real estate license.   I mean if they told voters and politicians that this was so a convicted prostitute could get a brothel license I doubt it would have passed.  

Why do I make that accusation?  Because the premise is a lie they based this whole law passing on that's why.  Getting the right judge in Nevada to expunge records won't be hard.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/constable-shred-investigation-porn-star-searches  I had a judge sign a warrant claiming I had "impersonated" myself when I used my own debit card with my name on it to buy a burger.  Yep.  Not kidding.  The police came in and took my debit cards, my checkbook, and then made me come in and "prove" that I was myself in order to get them back!  BTW - the Bonaventura's are very close http://lasvegassun.com/news/2001/aug/03/former-constable-bonaventura-dies/  The constable  Bonaventura was the brother of the judge Bonaventura who is the father of the Assemblyman Bonaventura.    Makes you wonder what this Bonaventura was doing illegal searches on porn performers for doesn't it?

Okay now back to Nevada and our work there.  I wanted you to get a visual eye for how Nevada is laid out for one.  Then to see how the brothels and strip clubs are scattered all over the state.  Imagine how you can't get on a bus to get from one end of the state to the other also.   Now the two main shelters in Nevada for a prostitute in trouble would be the Shadetree for women and the Salvation Army shelters which are both in Las Vegas.  Which as you can see by the map is hours  and hours away for someone who is on the northern end of Nevada or even in Pahrump or Mound.  

There are no cab companies in the towns where there's legal brothels either.  The zoning is set up for the legal brothels so that there's no other businesses within so many feet of them either.   Even if there was, there are laws in each county that restrict whether you can leave the brothel and walk down the street at all, with some counties saying you can walk out on foot, but you have a "curfew"  to be back in the brothel by 9 pm.  All of them have a 48 hour restriction when you first come to work at the brothel while waiting on your HIV/AIDS test results.  So literally the first day you walk into the brothel at maybe 18 years of age (or younger if you're there as a dancer), you can't walk out again for 48 hours!  Even you could - where would you go for a ride out of there with no cabs in the town?  

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk/2013/07/08/hear-from-a-nevada-brothel-prostitute  This is an interview with a woman who we helped get out of the legal brothels in Nevada in 2012.  Let her describe what the conditions are like up there for her - talking about being raped daily by a police officer who was coming to supposedly pick up HIV/AIDS test results weekly.   Why didn't you hear about this?

Ironically when we went to file a complaint against the man, we were told to "file it with the Police Chief".  That was the instructions that appeared on the website for Reno also - to "file it with the Chief of Police".  The Chief was that same man she told us was raping her when he'd come to pick up the test results!  We asked for Internal Affairs for the Reno police station and were told there was none in 2012.   In 2012 and 2013 - there was no Internal Affairs office for Reno. 

I remember clearly going to try and file a complaint against this officer in Reno because she reported he was not taking in the HIV/AIDS test results into the lab.  This poses a threat to public safety.  We were told that this was the policy and there's no way she was going to walk into that police station to face him to file a report.  I also know what the website said in 2012 when we went to look into filing a complaint.  However, when I went to take a screen shot of their page to show this - I found the site had changed.  It now reads there IS an Internal Affairs.  I found that quite interesting. http://www.reno.gov/home/showdocument?id=26107 In fact, in looking at the only report that appears on their site - it's dated 2014.  It also reads on the report that it's for 2010 to 2014.  

I then found a document claiming that an "Internal Affairs" had actually been in existence in Nevada since the 1980's I've never seen before in google searches.  I found that interesting and wanted to see the reports for pre-2010.  I also wanted to see who was in charge in 2012 when we originally went to make the report.   Look at what I found!  A bunch of news listings on Google about a man who was "instructed to lie to Internal Affairs in Reno" but when you click on the news articles - there's nothing there!




But I kept digging and voila!  I found one article that hadn't been taken down about this "lying to Internal Affairs".  Evidently "mynews4" has removed everything about this but I found the Wisconsin Gazette paper that had published something.  http://www.wisconsingazette.com/breaking-news/reno-police-chief-hires-investigator-for-sex-harassment-case.html  Seems that officer James Steigmaier had tried to file a report to Internal Affairs and other officers supposedly responded by threatening him and "discrediting him".  Oh Jim how well I know how those shoes fit!  Ever since we started trying to file complaints against officers who were abusing women in some fashion either through rape, trafficking, violence, corruption - Nevada officers and politicians have been doing a real good job of "discrediting" me also.  Lovely things like refusing to take a police report when my front door was kicked in on the claim I "did it myself for attention".  That sort of thing.  As for my accusations that the media can't be trusted in Nevada - well explain to me where the articles went in Nevada on this issue and why the only one I can find is a paper in Wisconsin?  

So you have an idea that when I'm getting calls for help to "come get me out of here" then I'm looking at literally physically if I'm not in the same town as that person making the call then there's going to be a problem.  In other states, if I get a call from a woman who has just been beat up and left by her pimp in the middle of the street somewhere I can call the local police in other cities if I don't know of anyone and ask them to help me get her to help and they'll respond.  But not in Nevada in the 1980's and 90's.  Oh no.  

Nor could I tell them to "get in a cab" or "hop on a bus" or even "get on a shuttle to the airport" because they don't exist near any of the legal brothels and some of the strip clubs which are inside of the brothels.  If you read about Joe Conforte's past, he shot a famous boxer dead in cold blood IN FRONT OF A COP and didn't serve on day in jail!  Meaning that when I was outside of Nevada and I'd call the local police to help me get a woman in trouble from point A to the bus station or airport to get her out of there - I'd have the cops tell me to go fly a kite because some of them were on Joe's payroll.  Even the guy that took the fall for Joe was sentenced to "life" and then was released a few years later when the press died down.  

Now you have an idea why I decided to move to Las Vegas in April of 1996.  My mother and grandmother moved there in 1994 after the Sherman Oaks earthquake had destroyed all of our homes.  We all lived in the same apartment building on Coldwater Canyon in 1994.  When the earthquake leveled our homes - I got married and moved to Nebraska.  My mom and grandmother went to Las Vegas.  So I shut down my business, canceled my radio program that was #2 in three states rating wise when I did this (second only to Husker football), sold our rental properties, and we moved to Las Vegas at first to be where my mom and grandmother were and so my mom could help also.  

After we got there - then when I would get calls "please help me" I'd be able to hop into the car and go and get them to help.  The drives to Pahrump from Las Vegas wasn't bad - but the drive or flight to Carson City, Reno, was a whole other story!  

Come meet Sharnel Silvey.  http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-04-12-brothel_x.htm  She used to manage the Mustang Ranch.  I was not the only one to want Joe out of the brothel business with the way he was abusing the women working there.  But technically what he was doing was legal.  Anything not legal everyone was too scared to file a complaint.  ESPECIALLY after he shot the boxer dead and nothing happened to him.  If you saw the movie based on him with Joe Pesci and Helen Mirren you'd know that Joe ruled his kingdom.  The women I'd help get away from him were severely traumatized and there just was no way to file any charges against the man.  

Realize there was no Internal Affairs in Reno until 2012 (supposedly), and the man who used to come pick up the HIV/AIDS test results weekly I was told was the same man as the Chief of Police there in Reno for a very long time also.  The only thing I could think of was how they got Al Capone.  So I called the IRS to file a complaint against Joe knowing he didn't keep honest books.  Guys like that don't.  Sharnel helped things along by "accidentally" leaving the wrong set of books out the IRS found she told me and they found them.   She wanted out of there also but knew she'd never be able to be free until Joe was out of there first.  As you can see by that article, Sharnel still had a close relationship with the other working girls in 2003 despite the fact she was now out of prostitution, clean and sober, and attending a small church in northern Nevada which I won't name.  

But after Sharnel left the sex industry, and did get clean, I was able to call upon her for help when we needed someone picked up on the northern end of Nevada.   She knew the other women working at the other brothels were being kept sheltered by having to live on the premises, and by their pimps.  Many were even kept from watching TV and many weren't allowed to read magazines even.  If you were on duty - you'd actually be penalized for reading because you had to "be ready" to do a line-up at the drop of a hat during your shift.  The Review Journal wasn't writing up any articles on our program or hotline - so how do we get help to these women when they're on the brothel grounds 99.99 percent of the time with the pimps, the madams, and the brothel owners, as well as men like Kemp Shiffer running around with his IRS badge.  

How did Kemp operate for 12 years without being arrested?  Kemp was a retired police officer who became an IRS agent.  He then was one of the agents who took over "management" of the Mustang when Joe fled the country.  Knowing the legal age of consent for sex is 16 in Nevada, but 18 in California, Kemp would hop over to the Oakland area of California, hook himself up with some young girls in foster homes, group homes, with step-parents, or even a horrible mother, and talk about how they could come work as a waitress in the restaurant legally in the brothel.  Using his badge and that he was an ex-cop - people trusted him.  

At 16 years old, this girl would then get a special work permit to work as a waitress in the restaurant.  That would get her inside the brothel and used to the people, the customers, the building, etc.  From working as a waitress, she would then be befriended by the other women who would teach her how to dance for more money.  Then once she turned 18 years of age - no problem getting the brothel license and by then she's worked there for two years.  That's why the IRS fired him but couldn't arrest him.  I mean why does an ex-cop and ex-IRS agent go and become an accounting professor at University of Reno?  To get access to young college girls that's why!  After 12 years of getting really cocky - he then finally did step over the line and he only gets TWO YEARS?  Really?  

Anyway, I didn't want to file a 501c3 nonprofit for Sex Workers Anonymous.  If I did, then I'm open for auditing by the IRS.  I'll give you three guesses why I didn't want to open myself up for an audit by the IRS while I'm in Nevada and butting heads with Kemp Shiffer!   But we want to set up an alternative sentencing program in Nevada like I'd done in Los Angeles in 1987 and in Allentown in 1989.  To do that however, we need a nonprofit.  In Allentown, we formed the "Program for Female Offenders" and that was our nonprofit.  So Sharnel and I are wondering what we're going to do on this point.  That's when she said she could get her church to help her form "A Scarlet Covering" as a 501c3.

Now her outreach into the brothels was brilliant.  She would get these roses and put  the hotline phone number on the inside of the wrapping for the individual roses.  Then she'd go up to the brothels by trading on the fact most of the madams knew her on sight and by name so they'd talk to her.  Sharnel would then say she "wanted to give them a rose and tell them Jesus loves them" and she'd start Bible thumping.  

Well - that would get the madam, or the owner, or the pimp to walk away and leave her alone with the prostitute!  They figured she was "harmless" and just talking "Bible stuff" and so they'd tune her out.  That's when she'd tell them "if you ever want help to get out of here - the phone number is inside the rose where they don't know where it is to take it from you".  Remember, these women aren't walking around with a laptop or a yellow pages.  

Once she did that - the phones' ringing off the hook.  Especially those who got busted or sick and lost their brothel license.  What most would do then is just go up to Carson City/Reno area and prostitute on the streets.  Also, the young girls waiting to turn legal age would come up from California and hook in the red light districts of northern Nevada.   Pretty soon what this means is our hotline is getting an equal amount of calls from both ends of the state!   But with Sharnel, and members of her church up there on the northern end of Nevada, and me covering the southern end of Nevada - we've got the state pretty well covered.

You can read here Sharnel has got herself a job working "for friends taking care of their elderly father for $300 a week".  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/ex-prostitutes-walk-tough-road-economic-freedom-amid-recession  and that she's doing  lot of outreach now to prostitutes.  See us mentioned?  Nope.  We wanted it that way also because the ones she'd come across that needed to get away from their pimp or traffickers we didn't want them to know Sharnel was getting them into the front door, and I was taking them out the back door.  

By 2009, using "A Scarlet Covering" as the 501c3 nonprofit we needed to approach the court - the first alternative to sentencing program was founded in Nevada.  Sharnel was even doing out reach with the Reno Street Enforcement Teach http://archive.rgj.com/article/20091101/LIV/911010301/Helping-hookers-Former-madam-leads-efforts-assist-prostitutes  The plan was to run this program for about two years - then after setting a great record we were going to expand the program across the whole state and into Clark County (Las Vegas).  Here's a report on the program - http://ag.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/agnvgov/Content/Hot_Topics/Victims/Final_Report_February_2011.pd

But remember when you're reading this - 2009 was still when there were powerful men trying to get the Nevada legislature to approve expanding the legal brothels into downtown Las Vegas.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-legislature/prostitution-bill-not-nevada-legislatures-agenda  Read what it says on here very very carefully.  It says "not on the agenda".  I have a tape of the proceedings if you'd like to see them.   On February 18, 2013, there were 45 "abolition" groups who went to the Nevada legislature to "support AB67" which was a sex trafficking bill.  SWOP and SWA were the only two groups who opposed AB67.  

After the hearing for AB67 was over in the morning  - all those "abolitionists" went home.  They refused to stay and go in with us to that "back room hearing" that wasn't listed on the calendar where George Flint, the Brothel Association Lobbyist tried to convince them to let the brothels expand into Las Vegas.  Aubrey, the woman in the interview above, got up by herself and told the legislators what it was like inside those brothels for the women from her "first hand experience".  She also read a letter from other Nevada survivors on what we'd like to see done to change things to help us.  To their credit, the legislature turned down their bid and the Mob Museum now sits where they had once wanted to build legal brothels.  So we won!  

I want you to see that in 2009 when the alternative sentencing program was created in Nevada - there were very large powers that were also wanting to expand the legal brothels geographical area of operation into Las Vegas where we also had our sights set on expanding our program to help prostitutes.   Some of those people were the brothel owners, the owners of the Review Journal, the then mayor Oscar Goodman, some men from the Cashman family (who called to threaten me and try to scare me out of Nevada saying they'd "been there longer than me"), Lance Gilman, Joe Richards, Heidi Fleiss, even Gene Simmons was considering becoming an "investor" in the "magnificent brothels" that Oscar was promoting around the world to try and get this passed.   Lance Gilman, current owner of the Mustang Ranch, is also an adviser to governor Brian Sandoval, and the head of the Nevada Board of Economic Development.  A board that includes just about every major business in Nevada such as Cox Cable, Nevada Power, the Review Journal, and a lot of other large Nevada corporations.  That's who we were up against folks!  You can read the clips about all of this at www.hightechmadam.com

Now remember that "elderly gentlemen" she was caring for now as her job for $300 a week?  He had cancer.  The man also felt grateful she was caring for him because there were no other CNA's anywhere within driving distance to his home.   So guess what?  He told her that "after his death he wanted her to go out and buy herself some new clothes".   She did.  Sharnel took and used the card he told her to use to buy what he told her to buy before he died.  Only after she did this, I remember she got a phone call from Joe in Brazil.  He had sent her an expensive piece of jewelry also.  

I asked her what was up and she told me he had asked her to come down there to help him "run women" with him there where it's legal.  She turned him down and told him about what we were doing in Nevada - and our plans to expand it into Las Vegas and the whole state soon.  Well after the old man was dead and buried - the family suddenly out of left field presses charges against her for theft.  There unfortunately was no written Will to prove what he'd told her before he died and Sharnel was charged not just with theft, but with "elder abuse" as well.  She got five years.  http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/96102589.html  I can't help but wonder why her "friends" would turn against her like that.  I feel even more so it was a set-up because of the way the media changed after her arrest.  Before if you google'd her name - you'd see one article after the other about her work helping prostitutes in Nevada.  After the arrest - it was "elder abuse" and "thief" and just one smear after another without me being able to find one of the other articles about her work to balance out the reports on her arrest.  It looked like the media was trying to make it so that's all you saw when you went to read the story - that she was some kind of monster.  

Contrast that this was her first offense, it was a misunderstanding  (or a frame-up depending upon how you look at it), and she received five years with no shortening of her sentence or time off for good behavior because it was "elder abuse".  While Kemp Shiffer got TWO YEARS.  TWO! https://www.fbi.gov/lasvegas/press-releases/2012/retired-irs-agent-sentenced-to-two-years-in-prison-for-transporting-woman-into-nevada-for-prostitution  

I mean what's wrong with this court system in Nevada and their values.  I warned Sharnel walking into the court to get an attorney.  She kept insisting to me that "because of her work with the prostitutes" and her "friendship with the family" that she'd "just explain it to the judge and it will be dismissed".  I warned her I thought it was a frame-up to shut down our program and plans and to get an attorney.  They did not give her another date to pass sentence, nor any time to manage her affairs.  They literally took her right out of the court room and into prison for five years!

I remember how massive of a shock it was because no one was prepared.  We had no keys to the building where the meetings were being held - she had them.  We didn't have any of the passcodes for the email, or the voicemail on the phone - and calls and emails were just going unanswered because we had no idea how to pull up the messages.   She was also taken into prison where I was told I couldn't visit her without being put on the list first.  Which how am I supposed to reach her to tell her to put me on the list when I can't visit her?  I got nothing but the runaround every time I called the prison to try and get in to visit her to get the codes for the records, the phones, the emails, the website, etc.   I sent her more than one letter that came back claiming I hadn't "addressed it properly" or "inmate has moved" or some other excuse.  

What I can talk about now I couldn't talk about back then to anyone was our "Tonopah Station" as I used to call it.  When you're getting calls from women all over the state who are calling you flat broke, no ID cards, no cars, no place to live, and maybe not even shoes on their feet because they've been thrown out of a moving car, or they've been shot five times in the back with a 9mm because of running away from their pimp - I mean what do you do?  

I wasn't going to form a 501c3 and get our donors harassed by the IRS or stalled like the Tea Party was stalled for years from even being approved.  I didn't want our members files to be public record either.   You need a nonprofit to hold fund raisers and grants.  Sharnel was using "A Scarlet Covering" to run the alternative sentencing program.  We needed to be able to have a place to put women that couldn't be found.  Not by ex-cops private investigators like Chris Butler, or constables like John Bonaventura, or men with access to the Governor like Lance Gilman.  

Welcome to Tonopah.  We met a man who owned just about everything in Tonopah at one time.  He owned the Clown Motel, a bunch of apartments, the little casino in town, the thrift store that sold clothing and furniture, and also he sold used cars on payments to people who had bad credit or needed a break.   The motel even served breakfast to tenants.  

So guess what we could do?  We could literally show up at the motel at 2:00 a.m. with a banged up woman and get her into a room without any questions asked or needing any money.  In the morning, she'd have a continental breakfast.  Truckers stay at the motel and if we needed to get her out of state - the morning in the parking lot we could get her into the cab of one of those trucks and to wherever she needed to go courtesy of the wonderful truckers.   

If not, we'd call the Pahrump social worker.  Because it's a tiny office - the worker would come right out with a bag of food, a check, a medical pending slip, a housing voucher, and a coupon good for furniture and clothing to set up a new house.   If she needed to apply for SSI disability - the worker would help her fill it out .  If not, and she needed to work - she'd be hired at the motel, the casino, the thrift store, or wherever they needed someone to work.  Then this patron saint would take those vouchers and move her into an apartment, get her some furniture, some clothing, and even get her a car on payments she could afford.  He didn't do it for charity now really.  He got paid because our program does believe in the 7th tradition.  But he worked with us to accept those payments and vouchers, and to break things down to where we could get her in and set up considering the situation. 

There was a psychiatrist who was based out of Pahrump who would come up to the jail once a week and he'd see anyone who needed anti-anxiety medication or psychiatric medications.  The man who owned the hospital and ER in town also owned the town nursing home.  So if they were banged up pretty bad - we could also take her into the ER and then they'd keep her until she was well enough to be on her own.  Came in handy if she needed drug treatment because then her medical records showed she was in a nursing home not a drug treatment program.  Important to have if you don't want your medical records to say you've been in drug treatment.  It also allowed us to move her around from room to room if there was someone looking for her to keep her safe.  

We had a therapist who specialized in PTSD and working with prostitutes who would do weekly therapy via skype.  We'd have weekly meetings at the local bookstore in town which was across the street from everything - the motel, the casino, the apartments, etc.   They also had NA and AA meetings there.  If she didn't have a computer for her skype therapy sessions - the bookstore would let her use their computer and a back room.  

Then once they were on their feet, stable, healthy and wanted to move on out of Tonopah - they could either hit Carson City with Sharnel or Las Vegas.  If they wanted to go further - they again could hitch a ride with a trucker or they'd have the car paid off by then to drive themselves.   We had a little assembly line of recovery going by then.  There's a lot of retired veterans who live in Tonopah and would go to the AA meetings.  If I needed help to go pick up someone calling for help in Pahrump, Vegas, Mound, Reno, Lake Takoe, I could get one of the volunteers to go or even ask one of the truckers to pop on a passenger for us with "mum's" the word.  Some drivers would drive up and down the state almost daily - so we had regular truckers even we could count on to pop a woman into a truck and bring her to safety.   

(PS - after Truckers Against Trafficking came to pass we have trouble getting rides from truckers anymore for victims.  Now I spend time arguing with them telling me "call the national trafficking hotline for help" and they walk away.  The few I get to call the hotline themselves to learn that's not going to get a woman from Storey County into a program in Las Vegas who has no money - take me an extra hour to convince them to call and then convince them we're not going to get them in trouble with their boss.  We're just on the "down low" as they are about it.  Seems they have trouble understanding no matter what the program may be in Nevada - no one transports the woman there and we have to get her there!)

As for those under 18 years of age - up until Judge Voy opened his courtroom we'd take them to a bus station or airport and www.childrenofthenight.org would fly them out to them.   Only after Judge Voy took over and opened courtroom 12 - he had other plans.  Before, social workers, police, probation officers, would call me when they had a minor on their hands who needed to get away from a pimp.  I had one girl who actually stabbed her pimp to death and needed to get out of Vegas before his associates came looking for her.  With her, her probation officer brought her to my house where I then got her to the airport and then to Children of the Night.  

I had another case where the father was pimping both the mother and all of his four daughters.  The mother thought the only way out was to kill her daughters, and then herself, so she had drugged the girls and then tried to kill herself.  She didn't do it right and everyone wound up in the hospital.   The eldest teenager daughter when she woke up grabbed the other girls and came to my house for refuge.  I had the father banging on the door demanding I return them.  I took them out the back and put them on a bus to Children of the Night and they're all fine now.  One graduated college, and the other is married with two kids now.  

Now in 2007 - I had given a press conference about how sex trafficking was real in the legal sex industries of Nevada.  I have clips at www.hightechmadam.com about this international press conference.  Judge Voy was aware of the press conference - so he knew we were operating in Nevada in 2007.  So it's not like no one knew who I was in Las Vegas in 2008 when Judge Voy decided a better approach to teen prostitution was to not give them to us, not give them to Children of the Night, but to instead lock them up in jail.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/judge-touts-safe-house-kids-ensnared-prostitution   BTW - he admitted in print he had locked up girls WITHOUT there being a criminal charge because he was "worried" they "might work the streets".  I'm sorry but isn't there a law about "habeas corpus" or something about you can't "deny someone their freedom without due process"?  

He then starts parading these teens in jail around to the press while asking for $2,000,000 to open his own residential 14 bed program.  Mind you - he sees 14 girls at least a week in his courtroom.  Having 14 beds wasn't going to even put a dent in being enough IF you could get those girls to stay in a locked down facility.   The only way would be to arrest them and then force them to stay.  This lock-down program also takes them out of school, and away from any good friends and family they have, a local church program, and certain away from other survivors in recovery.  

Meaning in 2008, suddenly I have a judge who has decided instead of getting these girls into existing help he's going to parade them around while asking for money like they do with abused animals to get money donated to the ASPCA.   Oh I forgot - an operating budget yearly of $649,000.  Where is that going to come from?  This was the "better solution" than the existing one we had which wasn't costing the state a penny.  For those sent to Children of the Night - Nevada never paid one penny for their transportation or their housing. Those who came to us - same thing.  We never charge for what we do.   But after Judge Voy opened courtroom 12 - every social worker, probation officer, and cop was told by him and by the mayor Oscar Goodman that "if you even read the report Jody Williams and Melissa Farley have written - you'll be fired" in 2007.

Shame.  Maybe if Andrea Swanson's husband had read the report in 2007 their own daughter might not have fallen prey to a pimp that she spoke about at the hearings for AB67 in 2013.   I say that because her husband was in law enforcement and thus one of the men threatened with being fired if they even spoke to me, let alone read our report, about how sex trafficking operates in Nevada, and what you can do to pull your kid out of it written not by law enforcement - but by someone who has been working with this community since 1984 overall and in Nevada since 1996.

What ever happened to "station Tonopah"?  First we started noticing a lot of zoning violations.  I remember the parking lot had to be repaved.  Then roofs had to be redone.  The electrical systems had to be upgraded in all the buildings.  The propane tanks had to be moved further back and 10 feet off the ground.  Then one apartment complex was divided into two counties.  Meaning that suddenly there was two zoning inspectors from two counties out for the same buildings!  One of the judges for the Goldfield county was an hour drive away!   Doesn't sound that hard until you realize how expensive it is to get any licensed contractors out to Tonopah!   Anyone licensed was either in Vegas or Carson City and thus an arm and a leg just to get an estimate done.   Then to bring in equipment like to pour the cement and tar in the parking lot?  Another arm and a leg.   But this man kept rolling with all these zoning violations.   He told us they hadn't bothered him before - but boy were they coming now!

When that didn't seem to deter him from helping us - a fire broke out and almost burned down one whole apartment complex.  He had to redo the  whole roof he'd just installed in one whole building and it cost him $10,000.  I don't think we thought it had anything to do with us - until the police came out and told him it was going to keep up until he kicked all of us out of his buildings.   He refused and came and told me about it.  Told me he wasn't going to stop helping us and that God had made him wealthy so he could help us.   I think he was fine until his wife died actually.  After his wife died, and they kept up with the threats and the zoning citations, he came and told me that one cop had been pushing on him really hard to "throw me out in the street".  He said he wouldn't but he was getting worried this cop was sounding desperate like he might trying something else if I didn't leave town and get out from this guy's radar. 

Sure enough the next day was when I had five cops and a drug dog at my house with a warrant claiming I was "impersonating Jody Williams".  They tossed my house for hours, and then took all my banking cards, checks, checkbook, etc.  Told me I had to "go to court to prove it was mine".  Then after tossing my apartment one of the cops called CPS.  Said the unit was "uninhabitable" and that my child should be removed.  Thankfully the CPS agent laughed and told me "you have four hours to clean the apartment" which wasn't easy with my disabilities but I did it.  

Then when they came back to a clean apartment - I could see he was angry.  Even angrier he couldn't find any drugs to arrest me over.  He asked to "speak with me inside" and that was out of the security camera view so I refused.  He could say I attacked him or anything so I told him no.  Then he got really angry and said "I'll be back".  I didn't like the sound of that one bit - so I literally packed up and we all hauled out of there that night.  I wasn't going to find out what he had in mind when he came back.

After we left, our volunteers started being stalked and threatened.  One man had his apartment robbed and the stress caused him to have a heart attack.  One man was so cared he left town and another left the country he was so scared!  He was getting calls from a NY number with threats that really scared him.   This owner also started getting threats and stalked.  Then someone lit a fire in one of his buildings.  Someone set fire to the storage units.  I remember he told me about  a lot of fires and that's when he said with his wife gone he just wanted to "go be old and quiet somewhere now".  I understood.  He sold all the buildings and did just that - retired.  We got a lot of women out of the sex industry, and away from their pimps, because of Sharnel, this man, and those volunteers.  

The therapist got some kind of slap on the wrist for doing the therapy session on skype, but then the county turned around and started doing the same thing.  The social worker who helped us was fired.  The hospital owner had a bogus lawsuit and complaint filed against him so he sold the property.  Basically everyone got harassed, stalked, threatened, and attacked until they stopped helping.  

I moved down to Vegas in 2009 right after Jeane Palfrey, the DC Madam, was murdered.  I rented a house from someone so everything was in his name and I couldn't be traced easily.   He was approached by some "friend" in Metro and next thing I know he's accusing me of stealing furniture in the house I was paying for along with the rent.  I had the contract and receipts showing that I had paid for the furniture I took with me when I moved out after he physically threatened my daughter.  We moved out a week after he tried to attack my daughter for some crazy reason and her dog stopped his attack (what a great dog!).  

That's not all about Nevada - but that's it about "station Tonopah" and Sharnel.  Since Sharnel's gotten out of prison I've tried to reach out to her and don't get any response.  But this takes us up to about 2009 in Nevada.  More later on Nevada in another blog.  


The main Casino in town


Clown Motel - Notice the parking lot where trucks can park


Little Post Office


A little casino diner 


View of the Clown showing right off highway



Liquor store in town

Book store where meetings were held


An apartment building where we some women were housed.


The thrift store where we could get furniture and clothing for the women.


Show you how close California is from Humboldt County

The apartment building we lived in while there.



Where we'd get the used cars we could make payments on.