Madams allowed students, aspiring lawyers, house wives, writers, and anyone who wanted to work as an escort without fear of records of phone numbers or ads coming back to haunt them years down the road - would work for a madam so they could maintain their confidentiality. They also worked for madams because the calls were pre-screened and they knew what they were walking into as they walked in to it. That's what they paid for. Madams had "black books" of clients they did business with regularly so they knew who they were sending young girls, or boys (think American Gigolo), into seeing. So there wasn't any real danger - usually. If a guy was dangerous - the madam knew about it and would "black list" them. Ethical ones anyway.
I was offered $25,000 a woman and told all I had to do was send her on an appointment where they'd be waiting with chloraform to knock her out. Then she'd be loaded onto a diplomat's plane which is not stopped or searched. Thinking if this was real I needed to stop it - I asked to know more details. I was then shown everything about the operation - including that the women were being sold or traded for oil deals, government contracts, trade secrets, drug deals, etc. For all I knew - this was a set-up to see if I'd bite. Maybe it was just some guy yanking my chain. So to see if this was for real - I asked to see more of the operation by pretending to entertain their offer.
Only I began to notice a pattern.
In each case I heard "who cares about the truth - I got paid". Okay that's my answer. I began to see these films as "inphomercials" to entice others to replace us - just as Heidi Fleiss then thought she could rise up and replace Alex and me. Because of course "she's smarter" than us and "could make it work" as every addict tells themselves.
I invite you to read this article very carefully. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/records-show-las-vegas-constable-s-office-database-misuse This computer system database is not just in Las Vegas either. When Rick Rizzolo was in custody in California - there was an Orange County Sheriff who was busted, http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2012/03/rick_rizzolo_mike_carona_las_v.phphttp://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2012/03/rick_rizzolo_mike_carona_las_v.php and his computer privileges revoked because he was supposedly selling information to Rick http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2007/10/oc_sheriff_carona_indicted_for.php on people in the porn and strip industry out of this computer spoken about in this article here - http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2015/05/orange_county_prosecutor_misconduct_judge_goethals_takes_district_attorney.html
https://www.facebook.com/AbeniOC and http://www.thecupcakegirls.org/ and http://www.ocregister.com/articles/reese-373758-brown-sweets.html
Cupcake Girls - Nevada legislature. http://www.thecupcakegirls.org/#!A-Step-Forward-for-Sex-Trafficking-Survivors/cmbz/556fa0860cf219f177242529 Notice Assemblyman John Hambrick is backing them. Only John Hambrick also backed Congo Justice who pushed to get AB67 pushed through while ignoring members of Sex Workers Anonymous who were strongly objecting, as well as SWOP members according to Jennifer Reed. I also have a videotape of an SWA member, Aubrey, who spoke to the Nevada legislature against AB67, and also to stop the brothel expansion into Las Vegas to John Hambrick directly and he is on the videotape speaking to her - that he later than denied any knowledge of that very evening on his Facebook page. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-legislature/prostitution-bill-not-nevada-legislatures-agenda (Aubrey stood up to George alone to defeat this bill that wasn't even listed on the calendar - and we won. Do you see her or our name here as credited?)
When I showed him the recording to prove he knew this woman and spoke to her - he blocked me off his Facebook page. So no - Assemblyman John Hambrick is NOT the sex trafficking victim's friend. But here he is pushing the Cupcake Girls with this phony claim that "they can't find work because of a trespassing charge". Every casino in Nevada WILL hire someone with such a charge - and the only thing that is blocked from them in Nevada to my knowledge because of a prostitution arrest is to get a license to work at the legal brothels.
Let's look at Abeni. They're listed as connected to the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force. Right here on their staff directory - http://www.egovlink.com/ochumantrafficking/staff_directory.asp
Safe Passage - https://www.linkedin.com/company/safe-passage-oc Founded by a retired cop who had partnered with Kevin Brown, another ex-cop.
Seeing a pattern here yet?
Notice something else - what's lacking?
I don't see Sex Workers Anonymous listed on this task force, nor anything to do with these groups. In fact, each one of these groups has blocked me when I contacted them upon hearing of them to find out what they do for our hotline. Now if they don't like SWA that's one thing. But I do answer the only hotline currently for adults who are not just trafficking victims - but want to leave, and recover, from the sex industry in any form. I can't do everything - so I give out referrals.
I hear about a new group and I reach out to them to find out what they do so I can give out referrals. Only when I reached out to all three of these groups, Cupcake Girls, Abeni and Safe Passage - I not only got shut down, blocked and blown off but Meg from Abeni even started telling people that I was "stalking her, threatening her, and she was scared to leave her house for fear of me". Why? I can show you a transcript of the whole conversation if you'd like and tell me if my asking questions about what Abeni does would inspire you to have so much fear you'd be asking people where I live so you can swear out a warrant on me. You know with this much grant money at stake - people can get really weird let me tell you when it comes to "economic interference" as the law states and for which a lawsuit is being drawn up against these groups by the way as we speak.
Which I won't publish the conversation here because she has photos of her children of her facebook page. Now if she wants to claim she's helping sex trafficking victims while posting photos of her children and risk their safety like that - that's her decision. But I'm not going to play into it simply because I think she's a fraud. If she was helping these victims - trust me someone would be threatening her children and those photos would not be online. But maybe she's just stupid - so I'm not going to publish them. You'll notice I don't publish any photos of my daughter anywhere despite how beautiful she is because I care about her safety. She's not even "friended" on my social media for that reason.
But both Orange County and Las Vegas have computer databases where information on people in the sex industry is listed. It's not "official" and Slate says it's also a database of informants. If you saw the series on TV recently about the man who infiltrated the Hell's Angels - then you have an idea how informants work. They gain your trust, pump you for information, and then as we saw in the Rick "Freeway" Ross case - they also set you up to get arrested and put away for life.
If you read his story - while enticing people into investing in him being an "at risk community rebuilder" he also still spoke to someone who was an informant. This informant then threatened to kill someone supposedly to get him to agree to return to crime. However, I know good and well from experience he could have gone to someone and agreed to put a wire on that informant, have him arrested and sent off to jail. Certainly someone with all his connections could have done that. But no - he went ahead and got himself arrested again. There's also allegations that Rick Ross is even a "snitch". http://allhiphop.com/2014/12/01/exclusive-freeway-rick-ross-responds-to-rapper-rick-ross-allegations-hes-a-snitch/
My point about the informant here is this clipping shows proof that some guy was walking around on a $40,000 a year salary to do nothing but go around setting people up. http://www.biography.com/people/ricky-ross-481828
Our organization goes to great lengths to protect the confidentiality and "anonymity" of our members. We don't sell our Recovery Guide on Amazon for one reason - Amazon can turn over a list of the buyers to law enforcement if they wanted to. Now do only members of SWA buy the book? No. But some do. So that I protect those members - I self-publish and sell the book myself. I then burn the bank information.
It's probably why I'm now on the "second generation" of victims in our work. What I mean by that is that I'm now getting calls for help from mothers we helped in the 80's and 90's who are now finding their kids being trafficked and want to call someone they trust for help - so they call us.
There's another group who protects the confidentiality of their clients - www.childrenofthenight.org They do NOT take federal grants, nor are they structured in such a way where they can be audited by an outside group that would reveal donor, client, or other information on people who call their hotline, or go into her program.
Notice a pattern? That the same places that DON'T list us - also aren't listing Children of the Night. So is this personal against me? Nope. We're not affiliated with CON or Lois Lee in any way. I've never even met the woman in person. So it's not personal against us nor against them.
What's the common denominator? Abeni claims to not be faith based - although the other groups are. So it's not that we aren't faith based.
So what's the common denominator? We protect the anonymity of those we help. That's one thing. We also aren't using these people as research data - but actually helping them. Nor are we pumping them for information and then casting them aside - we're actually helping them. Hence the common denominator.
Now here's something interesting. I got a call from a woman who says she connected to the Cupcake Girls in Vegas when they were in a strip club doing make-overs for the strippers. She got pretty pissed because she says she can't get a job outside of prostitution because she's from another country and she can't get her birth certificate - so she can't get an ID and thus can't work. But rather than help her - they're giving make-overs and blew her off when she asked them for help.
Now I'd like to add in strip clubs they have undercover cameras that take your photo. If she asked for help from the Cupcake Girls inside that club - she gave them contact information. There's also cameras inside the clubs which can easily go back and take her photo after she'd identified herself to this Cupcake Girl rep.
But here's a little known fact - if someone gets your photo they can put that photo into security cameras that are in casinos like the Cosmopolitan. That casino takes a photo of your face when you enter the casino. It's then ran through a database to see if you're a card cheat - or have a warrant out. Then they alert security so that you're to be escorted out of the casino. http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-06/spy-vs-spy-casinos-cant-see-cameras-hidden-gamblers-sleeves
Now this woman told me she'd been working as a hooker out of the strip casinos for about eight months without one hitch. Friday night she walks into the Cosmopolitan and security is on her. She swears she wasn't doing anything but had just walked into the casino. Then security came up to her and said either she could go with them "willingly or she'd be handcuffed". I asked her "you do know that's kidnapping right if they try to restrain you or hold you without being arrested?" To which she said "but they were going to hand cuff me". Well she still complied so technically she gave them consent.
She then told me the same story I've heard 1000 times out of Vegas and other clubs - they were photographed and then told if they "come back again they'll be arrested". They do this because they don't want accurate records in Nevada for the prostitution activity. They also don't charge them with prostitution because the law states anyone arrested for prostitution in Nevada has to have an HIV test.
After Nevada prostitutes came back with an 80 percent positive HIV rate in the 1990's - they stopped arresting most of these women for prostitution. Instead, they do a 24, 48 or 72 hour hold where they're not even arrested or charged. They're just held in the jail for that time period - where of course they get paid per day for each day these men and women are in custody.
Now their numbers of HIV positive prostitutes disappears.
What a racket.
If they do charge them with anything - it's trespassing most of the time. You really got to piss someone off to get arrested for solicitation in Nevada. I did an informal interview once inside Clark County jail for women and literally half of the women in custody were on a 24, 48 or 72 hour hold where they were told to either accept the hold or have a prostitution arrest on their record. About 25 percent of the women told me they were not prostituting but they would be so ashamed of a prostitution arrest on their record - they simply took the hold without question rather than risk a record.
What a racket.
But my point being that this is not the first call I've gotten where someone has found themselves magically arrested for something within a very short period of time after talking to the Cupcake Girls.
If you ask me - people have learned a lot from watching me - but they're doing it the wrong way. In 2012, I spoke to someone who worked at Polaris. I explained there was a woman who wouldn't leave the pimp's house or watchful eye except when she was on a call. To extract her from the pimp - we'd set up a fake appointment with a volunteer who pretended to be a customer. We found a hotel where we could take her out of the window of the room (not easy when most windows nowadays don't open in motels), to get her away from the pimp. I had explained the "sting" to Polaris - and then interestingly I see the premise of "8 Minutes" pop up with the whole "john sting" idea in a motel setting.
Not unlike how I sent a letter to NBC about how we'd also find out trafficking information by going online and pretending to be a young pretty girl to flush out the pimps. A year later - we see Chris Hanson with "To Catch a Predator".
These people also know that members talk in our meetings about their lives, and what they've gone through. They know or they wouldn't have approached me to pay me as an informant. They came to me in the late 1990's and asked me for "research data". When I refused - well we have Polaris now don't we? Who doesn't do anything that 911 doesn't do.
Let me explain. When we started this work in 1987 - we went to the police and we asked them how many murder victims were prostitutes. They told us "we don't keep records like that". Okay. I then went to the ER and asked them how many of the violent attacks they treated were victims of pimps vs. a husband or boyfriend. They said "we don't keep records like that". I contacted the Rape Hotline and asked them "how any of your rapes are prostitutes being raped on the job?" To which I heard "we don't keep records like that". I then went to the jail and asked them how many of their inmates were prostitutes. We were told "we don't keep records like that". I went to the drug treatment centers and asked them "how many of your clients are prostitutes?" To which I heard "we don't keep records like that?" And so on.
Frustrated, and remember I was 25 years old at this time and very naive about how the system works - I asked "well can we?" To which I got explained about the 5th amendment right now to "incriminate yourself". So basically the police, the treatment centers, the hospitals, doctors, counselors all told me "we aren't going to ask if they're prostitutes on our forms because then we're asking them to admit to a crime - which is a violation of their constitutional rights".
I then said "can we ask them anyway and see if they'll tell us voluntarily?" For which they said "if we ask - then we have to mirandize them under the law because it's incriminating. Also, if we ask them and they say yes then we're obligated to report this to the police. We don't want to do that - it's a whole can of worms." Ok got it.
So now we have this:
They explained that if they started asking and then made the required report to the police about their answer - that the fear was the prostitute wouldn't seek help for drug abuse, rape, violence, etc. I then asked "well what's the difference between saying I'm an addict vs. saying I'm a prostitute?" Isn't it a crime to say you're using illegal drugs?
To which I got informed there are laws in place federally that state once you ask for help for drug treatment, rape or domestic violence - the laws of confidentiality go into place. Here's information on some of those laws. http://adaiclearinghouse.org/downloads/TAP-13-Confidentiality-of-Patient-Records-for-Alcohol-and-Other-Drug-Treatment-103.pdf
But mind you in 1987 - we had no federal recognition that sex trafficking was even real. We didn't get federal recognition until the year 2000. Which means we aren't going to get laws passed about the confidentiality of people seeking help until we get it recognized as real - which again didn't happen until the year 2000. Then magically in 2002 - we get the National Trafficking Hotline.
So for a long time I tried to figure out why is the Polaris Hotline basically taking information but not doing anything for the caller? Then it clicked - data. You get raped and call them and identify. Then they turn you over to law enforcement for help - but Polaris now got the data on a prostitute being raped that the police report doesn't note.
Am I wrong? They sure get a lot of research grant money. http://www.polarisproject.org/component/content/article/1-national-human-trafficking-hotline/245-federal-anti-trafficking-efforts
Polaris has acknowledged problems with the 5th amendment and their hotline. They said to me that's "why we don't record calls unless asked to" and also said "we don't refer anyone to law enforcement unless they ask". But this is an acknowledgment they know that what these people are saying to them essentially is a form of incrimination.
Meaning can someone in law enforcement go in and pull their 800 phone number phone logs and identify who called them against their wishes? Absolutely. Not something they're going to shout from the roof tops by the way along with those billboards - that yes law enforcement can issue a warrant or subpoena for their phone logs and get data on the phone numbers of people who have called them for help that are not protected under the same laws that addicts and alcoholics have in place when they call for help.
Now you know why I publish my home cell phone number along with our 800 number where someone can call my private home phone number from a blocked number. By being an ordained minister, by using my private home phone to take calls, and by not using an 800 number that records your incoming phone number automatically on a log when you call us - no one can pull our phone records without obtaining a warrant first. So if I hear one more person say to me "well you don't have a business line so you must not be legit" I'm going to scream. I have a residential line so that I can protect the information on the callers to our hotline and therefore I will get calls that the other hotlines who don't - well don't.
Now I ask you - if I take these precautions to protect you so that you can come forward for help without worrying about it coming back to bite you, or to ask people who know about trafficking to call me and tip me off to it without fear of anyone finding out they told us - what about these people who say they want to help you, care about you, but don't take these steps? Even Polaris is trying to protect you by not recording calls, and not turning over any information to law enforcement unless you ask them to (except of course where required by law such as when a child is in danger, etc.)?
Cupcake Girls? Abeni? Safe Passage?
How much is this data worth? I contacted a group out in Los Angeles when I saw a big press release about them doing an outreach campaign to look for victims. I assumed if they were doing this - then they had some resources available. Since I'm preparing to do an outreach in Los Angeles - I wanted to find out what resources they had so if a victim says to me "yeah I want out of here" I know where I can put them. Because I don't do outreach unless I have somewhere to take them. Hearing they're doing outreach - I assumed they had somewhere to take them.
So I called them to ask about this. I'd also read that Orange County had just received $400,000 to provide housing for victims http://district34.cssrc.us/content/janets-journal-june-2015 and Los Angeles had received $1,000,000 for housing for victims - https://www.calfund.org/page.aspx?pid=1159 so I'm assuming they're tapping into this fund. I can't get any information from anyone on where this housing is - so I'm assuming they'll tell me. http://www.cspinc.org/ and http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/humantrafficking/traffickingmatrix.html
http://webapps.foundationcenter.org/rc/grants_ltr/index.php?resultpage=17&id=22 and http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/endtrafficking/funding-award-annoucements and http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20150505/la-county-supervisors-back-federal-grant-to-create-human-trafficking-task-force/1 and https://oag.ca.gov/human-trafficking/help and https://jenesse.org/media/news/articles/Dept_of_Justice_Article.pdf and http://www.la2050.org/site/assets/files/1765/my_la2050_report_final.pdf and http://district34.cssrc.us/content/california-department-housing-and-community-development-awards-grants-interval-house
Only I was told "oh we have a year waiting list for help". Now wait a minute - you just announced you're doing outreach. Why do that if you have a year waiting list? Oh because we need to build the waiting list. Why? Because with a bigger list - we can get more money. http://www.butlerfamilyfoundation.org/grants?field_giving_program_tid=All&field_grant_category_tid=All&field_grant_year_value%5Bvalue%5D=&title=&page=1&order=title&sort=asc (Looking at all these grants that are offering money to work with trafficking victims - are you beginning to see why they're getting pretty desperate at finding those victims enough to possibly set up "fake support groups" to flush them out?)
This doesn't seem fair to me. Go in and ask a victim if they want help. Then when they say "yes" you say "ok here's a waiting list for a year". Are you kidding me?
So I asked this woman - look I don't have housing and I don't believe in a safe house system anyway because the pimps just locate it and then target it. So how about I come in and show your volunteers how we get housing immediately and bang names off that waiting list?
To which she said "oh no". Huh?
"Well we need to build the list bigger so we can raise more money". To which I then saw them put together a celebrity laden event where a plate was $50,000. The cheapest plate to attend was $250. So I asked them if I could get a free pass donated so one of our members could come and see how they put together an event like this - maybe it would help us learn how to fund raise.
We were denied.
So the founder of Sex Workers Anonymous can't even get a free seat at a sex trafficking luncheon. Wow. I need to get off the phone talking to real victims of trafficking who need help and I need to learn how to put together a $50,000 a plate luncheon to raise money by telling people I can't help these victims.
Or do I? What are your thoughts? Because frankly I'm getting tired of people comparing me to these groups who spend all of their time fund raising about how I don't have bells and whistles that they do because they have money and I don't. So you tell me - because I can't do both. I can't smooze and fund raise AND do the work that I do with this hotline and program for our members to be here for that second generation now who is calling me for help.
So you tell me.