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LETTER TO BRADLEY MYLES RE: BACKPAGE ARREST OF CARL FERRER

Jody Williams, Founder & Director Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous) www.sexworkersanonymous.com (702) 488-1127 or (888) 666-1782 October 11, 2016 Bradley Myles c/o Polaris Via Email & Fax Re: Backpage Arrest Dear Mr. Myles: I'm sure an educated man such as yourself has probably heard of the poem popularized by John Godfrey Saxe entitled “The Blind Men & the Elephant”. This poem if you remember was based on a story that's been repeated in many cultures about the blind men called upon to describe an elephant. However, each one of them was feeling a different part of the animal – thus one was feeling the tail vs. the other feeling the tusk. While each was “correct” at the part they were describing - they were still “disagreeing” with each other about what it was simply because of having a different perspective. I'm writing to you today because I believe we may be looking at the same “animal” from “differe

LETTER TO NANCY MCBRIDGE OF NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN

Dear Ms. McBride: You and I spoke briefly when I had started to set up an outreach campaign to put up posters in nail shops in areas adjacent to where we knew sex trafficking to be ongoing.  From experience, we've seen that these shops are often the only point of contact where victims are left alone without direct supervision from their traffickers.  We've also found the nail shop operators to be quite open to working with us to setting up a "rescue" extraction when these same victims come in for regularly scheduled nail appointments. We've done these sorts of campaigns over the years without a hitch.  However, this was before the age of technology we live in where every phone call, email, text, and tweet is intercepted by modern traffickers who are very sophisticated these days.  Because they now know every call a victim makes from their cell phones, we have to alert them they can call us either collect from a third party phone, or to get to a pay phone to ca