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LETTER TO THE MACAU TIMES EDITOR

http://macaudailytimes.com.mo/us-department-state-govt-rejects-human-trafficking-study.html#comment-39316

I bet to differ with the opinion you've put forth here based on a "lack of arrests".  I used to see a lot of "numbers juggling" with the HIV/AIDS epidemic I lived through in the 1980's.  For example, I used to see whole cities that would refuse to give any doctors who worked with HIV/AIDS a license to operate.  They would block pharmacies from carrying any of the medications, and then further refuse to give clinics a license to operate also.  Then with no services for the HIV + patient - one infected would have no choice but to relocate to where they could get proper medical care.  Then at the end of the year - the city which had just driven everyone with HIV/AIDS clean out of town would then say "oh see - we've done such a good job we have no more sick people living in our city".   The same would happen for cities which did have proper me…

SEX WORKERS ANONYMOUS POLICE TRAINING - PART 1

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Sex Workers Anonymous is starting a training for police officers on tips, tools and techniques on how to help a person in the sex industry to leave the industry, investigate crimes, and also how to fight sex trafficking.  This is Part 1 in the training - not to confiscate computers on a prostitution arrest.   I'm basing this module on this article about what an officer did in Oakland, California.  http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/oakland-city-council-takes-stand-against-sex-workers/Content?oid=4563294


If you would like to schedule a day of training for your officers or even just yourself - you can get in touch with us and we'll arrange.  If you have a list of topics you'd like to see me cover- let me know.