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THE EFFECTS OF "NO SUCH THING"

Garrett:
I saw your article http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-adv-foster-overflow-20150301-story.html  and it’s important we stay on this story because there is a huge crisis going on from what I’m seeing and honestly the media seems to be the only way I think something is going to be done about this.   Since I started www.sexworkersanonymous.com back in 1987 – I’ve tried to stick to working with adults (those over 18 years old) with respect to helping them get out of the sex industry.  However, the world is changing and I’m finding that I’m getting increasingly sucked into this issue because really the only difference between a juvenile and an adult is only one day after their birthday. 
There was a huge crisis going on back in the late 1970’s.  A lot of kids were winding up on the streets because their parent were on hard drugs.  In the 1960’s the drugs were mostly weak pot, LSD, and a lot of booze – but when cocaine started coming into this country with Iran Contra – …

FREE LATESHA CLAY - DOES IT MATTER?

Today I came across this https://www.facebook.com/Freelateshaclay/?fref=nf and http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2015/10/15-year-old_mom_used_to_lure_m.html

NOW you know why I say "DOES IT MATTER?" with respect to whether a girl like this was being pimped or not? What's getting lost in all this drive for trafficking money is those in prostitution who are there because they need help. THIS is what happens when lines are drawn between "okay this girl is a victim" and "this girl isn't a victim" and "this is who we're going to help" and "this is who we're going to treat like a monster".

IT'S BULLSHIT. IT DOESN'T MATTER! We ALL need HELP and should be treated equally and getting help EQUALLY.

I was told the girls' attorney was Louise Johnson in Grand Rapids. So I did a search and found - http://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateDetail.html?CandidateID=241689Okay if this girl's attorney is …

OPEN LETTER REGARDING MASS INCARCERATION

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First of all - I'm trying to talk about 30 years of work in the area of sex trafficking in this letter so it's going to be long.  If you care about Prop 47 working, and also reducing the number of inmates being incarcerated who don't have to be - then I assure you reading this letter to the end will be worth your time.  If you're on a phone instead of a computer - please switch to a computer or print this out to read.

Complex problems such as sex trafficking aren't solved in 140 characters on twitter, five minute conversations, or hashtags.  So please read this letter to hear from the oldest and largest program of sex trafficking survivors on the issue of mass incarceration - as well as from the group who founded the first alternative to sentencing program for prostitutes in Los Angeles.  Our members are wanting to maintain their "personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films" so to hear from them I've prepared this letter.

Who am I?  If …