I came across this and after reading it my first reaction was "ditto".
Lois Lee had created "Children of the Night" in 1979. I was 19 years old then and living in the same city as Lois. I witnessed her creation of that program from her tiny apartment to the program it is today literally from the day it was just an idea Lois had.
I've spoken a few times about what Los Angeles was like in 1979. If you know what it was like back then - then you know why Lois felt compelled to do what she did to launch her program. I was witnessing the same war zone Lois was - and I agree - this was a war zone that existed long before Backpage or Craigslist ever existed.
I was actually right on the border of being one of Lois' clients. I say that because I ran away from home when I was 13 years old myself in 1973. Like so many youth who run away, I was being sexually abused by my father while being physically abused by my mother At 13 years old, I was 5'4" tall, 109 pounds, and my measurements were literally 36C-26-36. I ski'd just about every weekend while during the week. I belonged to a school swim team so my body was very tight and mature looking for someone so young.
I mention this because when I ran away I wasn't going to wind up sleeping in some dumpster or alley somewhere. There was this strip club I remember not far from my school called the "Dog Patch". The owner wasn't very picky about checking the ID of young girls who would audition for them. So on the very first day of my runaway story, I checked myself into a motel room next to the "Dog Patch". Growing up watching women like Mae West, reading books like "The Happy Hooker", and listening to songs on the radio like "The Pill" sung by Loretta Lynn - I knew where I was going to be as a runaway kid. That was working at the Dog Patch, living in the motel next door, dropping out of school and turning tricks with men old enough to be my grandfather.
My mother worked as a court reporter at the Los Angeles Juvenile Court. I took a tour with her once of where the kids in juvenile hall were kept. Through my mom's work, I saw what the group homes looked like as well. One day trying "scare me silly" so I wouldn't cause any more problems at school - she took me to see where the other teens were incarcerated, as well as the runaway shelters. Trust me - the world she showed me of where most kids wound up was light years away from where I was that first day of my runaway teen career in the motel next to the Dog Patch.
I saw girls like me in my mom's juvenile court job. Grown men who were teachers, social workers, and even judge's didn't view girls like me as "kids". They were too busy starring at our tits. I would see the boys and girls who were the type to be targeted by sexual predators. If you threw in the mix this kid was also stripping or involved in prostitution - then every predators for MILES would be sniffing them out like a dog for the one reason that if you attack a virgin that's a student or a housewife - you will bring down the wrath of God and everyone in this country on you. However, if you're a prostitute - then the system wouldn't lift a finger to help you back then. You were considered "asking" for it. With me - the fact I had big boobs meant I was "asking for it".
During the 1970's period before Lois started Children of the Night - these two cousins were pimps. They started out their murdering spree that went down in history as pimps. They were kidnapping women right off the streets. Girls walking to the corner store or on their way to school or a girlfriend's house were thrown into these guy's car. Then taken to a location where they were beaten, raped and tortured.
Then after they got bored with their victim and wanted to escalate the terror in them even more - they would take them to a motel room in the red light districts. Forcing them at first with handcuffs to stay in the room, they'd bring the tricks in from the neighborhood to have sex with them and then also keep the money. After some time at this, the handcuffs were taken off and then psychological bonds were used to keep them so afraid they wouldn't try to leave the room.
More tricks would be brought in this time. After a few days the women would get so saturated with fear they'd decide to try the door to their freedom. They'd then escape and go to the police but the police wouldn't lift a finger after hearing their story. Why? Because they had been branded "prostitute" by what these cousins did to them. It was done deliberately to discredit the word of their victims. The same rule applies believe it or not to children. ESPECIALLY back in the 1970's as to be the brewing pot for what went into Lois creating Children of the Night.
Here look at this image of a child - very innocent looking right?
But what if the juvenile looks like this:
Because the above is a photo of a woman who was being traded for money while a juvenile. Now if she were to cry "rape" - what do you think a lot of people's reaction was back in the 1970's? I don't mean by today's standards - I mean by back then standards?
The film "Frozen Ground" is the most accurate portrayal in film of how we were treated by the legal system back in the 1970's. Because this woman was a "prostitute" when she went to the police saying she had been drugged, kidnapped, chained up in this guy's basement, then drug out to an island where he tried to shoot her for sport - the police "round filed" her complaint and wouldn't even search the guy's house. Why? Because she was a "prostitute" and in the eyes of the law back in the 1970's that meant "criminal" and "worthless".
So if a kid was being sexually abused at home and therefore probably ran away to escape this abuse, and then that same child is put into the foster care system or the juvenile detention system - this means every predator within range is going to hone in on that particular child because they offer them something more important than sexual pleasure - and that's immunity!
I myself thought about turning to Children of the Night when I was trapped within the sex industry myself - but I was over 18 years old at the time. The family who was trafficking me only targeted women over 18 years old to avoid any problems connected to messing with a juvenile. Because believe me people don't care about you once you turn 18 years old - then or now. Even now reporters will tell me "don't you have a juvenile we can talk to?" because they claim "our readers don't want to hear about nor care about what happens to adults". Well maybe that attitude is shaped by the press who only puts that in front of them TO care about!
But there was nothing for an adult to turn to for help. I saw how Lois had a safe place for kids to run to and I realized there was no where for an adult like myself to run to. So I created it. I took a warehouse I had once used as an incall location and converted it into what is now known as the first safe house for adults in America.
My reward? I got arrested and accused of "running a brothel" out of it. You can read about it at www.hightechmadam.com So when I got my case over and dealt with I realized I needed to create an "outpatient" program where I couldn't be arrested like that ever again. Which meant a hotline had to be set up. Lois had the Children of the Night hotline specifically targeting the type of kids she wanted to target. Since there was no such hotline for adults - I had to start one also. So in many ways I modeled what I saw Lois doing for kids and adapted it to adults. This meant Prostitutes Anonymous was born in 1987.
Lois is right - many juveniles and people who pimp juveniles would advertise in Backpage. However, ADULT traffickers operate differently much of the time from how juveniles operate. People make false assumptions here what trafficking vs. prostitution is. Yes adult women wanting to prostitute themselves used Craigslist and Backpage. So yes people wanting to think about quitting prostitution "one day" would be on those sites.
But those were "prostitutes" - NOT "trafficking victims". The adult "trafficking victims" I was finding were in underground brothels, legal brothels, massage parlors, strip clubs. Okay here's an example of ADULT sex trafficking and where we would also target our efforts to locate and help said victims - look at the case of the DEA owned strip club in New Jersey:
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/10/nyregion/2-dea-workers-convicted-over-ownership-of-strip-club-in-new-jersey.html?_r=0 Now this club was more than just owned by DEA agents. Take a look at how this arrest went down. It went down because some people had complained to a senator about DEA agents who were partying with Columbian drug lords who were so comfortable with those same drug lords they were sleeping with prostitutes at a party and putting down their guns to be able to enjoy those prostitutes.
It was because of an investigation into THIS accusation https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/report-dea-agents-had-sex-parties-with-prostitutes-hired-by-drug-cartels/2015/03/26/adb2d53e-d3bd-11e4-8fce-3941fc548f1c_story.html?utm_term=.05af24442ebd which uncovered this club here in the states owned by some of those same agents. Agents who were going over to Columbia and partying with drug lords.
Why? The dancers at this club were illegal aliens from Columbia. I want people to hear me on this because I keep hearing a strange SEPARATION in the media, and therefore the public's, mind when it comes to the issue of illegal aliens in this country and sex trafficking victims. Because these women were in this country illegally - they were afraid to go to any of the authorities.
Also understand these women weren't just afraid of the authorities because of the risk of being deported. To them that would mean "escape" right? No it didn't. It would mean deporting them back to Columbia into the hands of the same drug Cartel these agents were so buddy buddy with. Meaning they'd just be drug right back right? Well here's the thing - if during the deportation process they were to open their mouth about those DEA agents owning that club, and then they were delivered right back into their hands on the other end in Columbia - it also means these women would know they needed to keep their mouth shut.
Well they just get offered "witness protection" right? Not when their whole family is right back in Columbia where the Cartel knows exactly where they are. We're talking Pablo Escobar country here folks. We're talking a country where Pablo, a drug lord, built his own jail with his own personal escape hatch! Do you think then that same country could protect a woman's family from these same drug lords?
I want people to understand Lois was dealing with juveniles in Backpage who needed help. However, when it comes to the type of person WE'RE helping on an adult level - that's not who our "target demographic" is. Yes we get calls from people who would advertise on Backpage they wanted to quit prostitution. But 9 out of 10 times that person would only be doing it for the money. They lost their job, got their hours at that job cut, the economy is bad, they have a drug problem, or whatever the reason was. With them you help them find better paying work and they're out of prostitution. Easy peasey.
But for an adult sex trafficking victim I want you to really digest what I'm saying here we were dealing with. The women at this same club COULD NOT BE RESCUED. Why do you think they didn't just leave the club? No one had to put chains around their ankles and strap them to the bar to prevent them from leaving. Why? Because the minute they would run a phone call would go out and their family back in Columbia would be slaughtered.
Meaning you could put an anti-trafficking program for adults right next to this same strip club and it's going to be empty. You can't go in and "rescue" someone in this type of situation either because you're then triggering a death warrant on their family back home. Now don't you think these DEA agents also knew all the local cops? The local judges? The local politicians? The local Secret Service also remember? http://nypost.com/2014/10/09/secret-service-sex-scandal-investigator-was-asked-to-withhold-evidence/
I'm explaining to you why when dealing with adult sex trafficking we're talking a different thing completely from what someone like Lois is dealing with about juveniles. I want you to just for a moment put yourself into the shoes of one of these Colombian women working at this DEA owned strip club. EVERY DAY you see in this club not only other DEA agents, but SECRET SERVICE agents. Meaning again by association you're also going to see some local police, politicians, sheriff's, private investigators, judges, etc. Just like you see in the Pennsylvania case - http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/03/24/justice-michael-eakin-fined-over-porngate/
Seriously, this is not limited to one NJ strip club. But let's take those women at that club - could I call up the local trafficking task force to help these women? Here is the NJ human trafficking task force - http://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/humantrafficking/ Now what is the NJ trafficking task force doing now? "Teaching teachers how to mobilize". Okay I don't think there's a lot of school teachers who would be in that strip club looking for victims - so can anyone say "misdirect attention"?
Let's look at who are some of the "liasons" with this trafficking task force shall we? http://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/humantrafficking/liaisons.html Notice who there's a lot of on this page? Detectives.
My grandmother used to have a saying about "the fox shouldn't be guarding the chicken coop". Follow the logic here - in Columbia Pablo became a member of Congress. He was able to help write legislation of that country to prevent extradition. He was even able to murder two people in the prison he was allowed to build for himself. So let me ask you something - do you really think that this type of system isn't now operating with respect to sex trafficking as drug trafficking? In Columbia - the Cartel have control over the phone systems. You call to report something to the police - and within five minutes you have assassinations at your doorstep wiping you out for just making the report.
So within that same logic - do you really think those women could call either the local police or the local trafficking task force for help? So why are those cops there? They're there because the people who are the traffickers can then trace every call coming in about sex trafficking victims so they can do what? "Misdirect" them away from their own victims just as we've seen with the Celeste Guap case in Oakland, California. Not a whole coast away but PART OF THE SAME NETWORK.
http://abc7news.com/news/woman-at-center-of-opd-sex-scandal-offered-deal-in-florida-attack/1508429/ Now if you follow my blog at all - you'll know that I said Celeste was deliberately arrested, and then deliberately held on a $300,000 bail for what reason? I told you she was being held on a high bail to not only stop her from speaking to the press which she has not done since Florida by the way - but also that while she was in custody in Florida I told you she would be having people all over her convincing her to shut up about what she went through.
But I want you to trace HOW Celeste got "offered a deal". She was taken by the Redmond POLICE who got ahold of her through the Office of Victim Services. Who referred her to the Redmond Police NOT to Sex Workers Anonymous. In fact, Nancy O'Malley, the Alameda prosecutor's office, kept Celeste away from us. When I tried to enlist her office's help to speak to Celeste I was told "no we're handling it". Yeah they were. They "handled" her right onto a plane to get her into Florida where she could then be set up on a police charge there. Why there? So no one would say it had anything to do with Oakland is why. Simple.
Note the article here says she was "offered a deal". No folks - that's not what it's called. I've been in Celeste's shoes remember? Only when I was held in 1984 on a $50,000 bail myself - I was not "offered a deal". That's a nice way of saying I was having my life threatened if I didn't do what they wanted me to do and also to keep my mouth shut. That's why you won't see any interviews with me and the press after my 1984 arrest until I pop up again in 1987 announcing our hotline and program have been launched.
Now while Celeste did advertise her prostitution services on sites like Backpage and Facebook - when it came to sex trafficking that wasn't who was trafficking her. Celeste only advertised on Backpage - she wasn't trafficked by Backpage. But the men in the Oakland sex trafficking task forces have admitted to now having kept her away from task force operations in order she not be offered help and to cover up their own asses.
Which is what I'm trying to explain here - the traffickers in America are connected to the anti-trafficking task forces. Our adult victims can't call the police for help. Meaning the National Trafficking Hotline is useless for a sex trafficking victim on American soil. Let's take a look at what they have listed for help in New Jersey shall we? https://humantraffickinghotline.org/training-resources/referral-directory
Okay we have a group in Maryland, a Catholic Church, family services, social services for youth, the city bar association (lawyers), Courtney's house is a residential program for women who were mostly street walkers, an Allentown, PA group, about four more youth groups while these were adult women stripping in that NJ club, some religious programs, a Maryland program, another Pennsylvania program, a couple of more youth programs, a program in Virginia - I mean is anyone beginning to see what's going on here with the joke being on us?
You're a NJ based illegal alien from Columbia who was brought into this country illegally so you could work for this DEA owned strip club, a club where you're seeing all the local law enforcement including the Secret Service agents are coming into this club to party with you, and the local Human Trafficking Hotline is a list of more people who know these cops, the National Trafficking Hotline if you get the guts to call them for help refer you to a bunch of programs that either don't work with adults, work with Asian's, or are based in a completely different state. If you go into one of these shelters they have listed - the owners and people who staff these programs are interacting with law enforcement daily.
Meaning the guys who own this strip club know who everyone is in the local anti-trafficking scene EXCEPT - who do you NOT see listed in either the NJ National Trafficking Hotline NOR the NJ Human Trafficking Task Force? I'll tell you two names not found on either of those directories right now - Children of the Night for juvenile victims and Sex Workers Anonymous for adult victims.
Is anyone getting the picture yet here of who it is we're fighting with respect to saving sex trafficking victims on American soil? Now I ask you - can we take one of these women to one of these programs or shelters - or anywhere for that matter knowing that if we take them somewhere not only are we going to get all of these law enforcement offices coming after us trying to retrieve and silence that victim (as they did with Celeste - with Celeste they stepped inbetween SWA and her, and they had her in a cop car going to Florida to also get her away from us and then "offered her a deal" which has resulted in her not speaking to the press anymore about her connections with local cops and the trafficking task force, and she's still hooking on Facebook last time I looked), but further we know the Columbian's will have someone sent out to murder her whole family back in Columbia.
I mean are you getting the picture here why we don't send in teams of SWA members into strip clubs to do "outreach" for one thing? That we don't go in there and say "come with us and we'll rescue you" because we know that will only trigger harm to come to her family.
There's no point in putting her into some residential program like Courtney's House or FAIR Girls or any of those types of programs because those guys not only know right where they all are, but they're also able to go walking right into the place to "pull them out for questioning", and I'd like you to note how not ONE of these Columbia strippers (if you want to call them that because of being forced to work as a stripper) is speaking about their trafficking ordeal at the local churches, the local news, nor at any of these anti-trafficking luncheon fund raisers they put on where they trot out some victim to tell horror stories to loosen purse strings.
I also want you to see that shutting down Backpage doesn't have one single thing to do with this type of victim either EXCEPT to shut down the victims' ability to find out about HELP. Again please look at how everything in the NJ anti-trafficking arena does not include any information on Children of the Night nor SWA. However, Lois said she can advertise Children of the Night on Backpage and reach out information to those juveniles who are on there. Also, SWA can put out ads for help on Backpage.
So let's just take a hypothetical question here - if these people wanted to block victims from leaving so badly as to threaten their family back home with murder if they left - then isn't it also possible they don't want these victims to know about two groups who can actually get them out of there? Now if you wanted to keep that information out of the victims' hands as to where they could go for help - would you not then shut down the way we can reach them? Wouldn't you want Backpage shut down for the fact WE here at SWA and Lois at CON can reach the eyes of their victims and know they can call us for help that will work? Wouldn't you also want those victims to have useless phone numbers? Come on - you're a victim who can barely speak English and you start calling all those numbers who are on the task force page or the National Trafficking Hotline's resource list and by the end of the day you're going to think "there's no way out there for me"?
In other words, the people who want Backpage down are the traffickers themselves who don't want word of how they can call and get some REAL help to reach the victims eyes and ears. I mean how else do you explain the system that's being used here to keep victims from finding out about CON for juveniles and SWA for adults? They sure as heck keep us out of their task forces and off their resource listings.
How else do you explain the rise of people like Melissa Woodward? Take a real good look at what someone came to me about a few days ago with respect to her "trafficking work" - https://www.facebook.com/gray.castle.52 There's more information on that page about it. Shanna has described to me a whole sphere of influence which surrounded Melissa where not only was money donated to a fake rescue, the stories about rescues were fake, there was no safe house, and on and on about how even the FBI "vouched" for this woman. Yes there was a whole sphere of people who supported each other and made it appear to outsiders that they were "fighting sex trafficking' while in reality not only spinning their wheels but also being kept out of helping groups like ours who are actually in there getting those types of victims out and to safety.
I want you to think about what it would take to actually get a victim out of this type of situation I'm describing to you. Celeste Guap for example has already had at least 30 Oakland police officers, a Chief of Police, involved and enabling her trafficking. Blocking her from help while also taking good honest sincere people who want to help these victims off on wild goose chases. But she also has family in Nicaragua and her mother works as a 911 operator. If you want to remove Celeste - you also have to get her family away from these people. Which in Celeste's case would mean her mother quitting her job and going somewhere else where she can't be found by people with badges. Which is where exactly?
Well the answer to that is not only very hard to explain but I'm not going to explain how we do what we do anywhere online and tip off the traffickers to our tactics, people, partnerships, resources, etc. While not explaining I can explain this - it's not as simple as walking into a massage parlor, a strip club or a street corner and saying "come with me and I'll rescue you from this".
Because if you don't address what it is that traffickers are using to put those invisible chains on their victims to hold them there in the first place - then they're going to do what? You got it - go right back. Which is why people working in corrections, social services, the courts, the police, etc., all say is frustrating them about this community - they "always go back".
Let's take the hypothetical route here - you take one of these women who was in this DEA owned strip club and you roll out the red carpet of resources to them to help them stay in this country, find work, and even offer them personally protection from retaliation - but you don't address the fact they have family back in Columbia who is probably going to be murdered if that victim doesn't get her ass back up on that stage working again - and what is she going to do? Go work as McDonald's knowing that job means her whole family is going to be massacred? I don't think so. She's going to go back and try and keep everyone happy and alive. Leaving a bunch of frustrated cops and social workers saying "I don't know why she wouldn't get help". Which is what I'm saying here - the "help" being offered her isn't being designed to be what she needs.
Why? Because the very people who need to be designing these programs, people like us who understand what real adult victims of sex trafficking needs in order to be able to break free - are being kept out of the designing of said programs and even the training of staff working with said victims. Including the very Office of Victim Services who thought putting Celeste Guap on a plane to Florida was "help" when in reality it was assisting the traffickers in silencing her.
You also have to address how it is that traffickers can come and get their victims back if they don't come back voluntarily. Even how they're taken over even the training in this field to further mislead people away from who they are, how they operate, and also to facilitate their trafficking work.
I mean look at Joohoon David Lee. There was a huge campaign that hit Las Vegas where a bunch of people were put together to devise a system to train airport workers how to spot victims. Three guesses as to who was not invited to be on that group?
You got it - we were shut out of that group. Now when this whole training was created to teach airport workers how to spot sex trafficking - do you think there was one word in that training on what to do if you suspected a business colleague? Let me explain - Joohoon David Lee was with Homeland Security, Immigration and the trafficking task forces of CA, NV and AZ.
Now using his position, his badge, and the government's money Lee would fly over to China to pick up a victim. Then using his badge he would take this victim right past the very system he had a hand in creating - a training which did not alert anyone at LAX what to do if they suspected someone like him was trafficking victims right past them.
Which is what he did - he walked victims right past those stop points and checks into this country illegally. If he was caught - well "he was just questioning a victim" because of his trafficking work.
I've spoken to one of the men who was involved in creating that bogus training. He tells me he was brought over from Norway! So a guy from Norway is flown into the USA to work on a training module for LAX workers of American victims on American soil?
Couldn't be they were deliberately getting well meaning sincere people who wanted to really help victims and stuck them on a bogus committee so the wrong training could be provided which covers their ass and shuts down their competitors' right? https://www.facebook.com/Onlyblueshies
Since Joohoon was arrested, and since men like Rob have realized they were being duped into creating security for American airports that actually ASSISTED traffickers like Joohoon - they've been trying to get people coordinated back again to try and create relevant updated training which would.
Why is it so hard? Because what Joohoon did wasn't technically illegal - he could not be charged with sex trafficking because according to Daniel Bogden - there ARE NO LAWS against what he did to his victims. He not only flew victims over to the states on the government's Homeland Security dime, then used his ICE connections to get them into this country without proper papers, but he further made it appear he was "fighting sex trafficking" while going after a completely innocent "scape goat" family! http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-restaurateur-says-former-fed-manufactured-criminal-case-against-him
In fact, if Joohoon has a pension - he'll get to keep it after what he did. As it is now he's driving a limo for CLS Limo owned by Charles Horky who has been convicted now of sex trafficking. Boy we really come down hard on someone using our government's resources and offices to facilitate sex trafficking don't we?
If he can't be charged with sex trafficking because he did the trafficking using government money on the government dime and therefore hes immune from being prosecuted about this - he then keeps his pension. I want you to imagine you're a Chinese woman being taken into this country illegally by a man like Joohoon - and you can see why they might want to break down the one line of communications that does exist in the sex industry that would actually give one of these victims a useful phone number to call that would actually help them (and not just give an illusion to outsiders that help is actually available with these bogus groups - I mean how is social services or an Asian group going to help a Columbian stripper who is here in this country illegally with her whole family back home being threatened if she steps out of line?"
You can see we're not able to get out our phone number to victims using the National Trafficking Hotline nor the Human Trafficking Task Force in NJ - so how do we reach victims who need our help?
If you made a list of every blog or site that those in the sex industry used to keep in communication with each like a "trade journal" you'd find they've all been shut down because of allegations of sex trafficking. Backpage for one. The Erotic Review. Redbook, Rentboy, and the list goes on. In other words, I propose Backpage is being attacked BECAUSE they're assisting Lois with finding juvenile sex trafficking victims, and BECAUSE I can put up an ad for Sex Workers Anonymous on their site and actually reach the eyes of adults who need our help also.
Meaning I say the shutting down and attacks upon Backpage are NOT about "fighting sex trafficking" but in fact are tools of the traffickers being used to further entrap their victims. Communication is one of the tools all predators use to disempower their victims. I was kept isolated as a kid by my dad who didn't want anyone to find out what he was up to me with when we were alone. You look at how the plantation owners were able to maintain control while being grossly outnumbered when it came to manpower. They stopped the slaves from READING. This is why many slaves resorted to singing - it was a way to communicate right under the slave owner's nose.
Hiring people who you think are so stupid they won't figure out what you're really up to was something even Kathryn Bolkovac has spoken about in her book/movie on the issue of sex trafficking the "Whistle Blower". http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/9041974/What-the-UN-Doesnt-Want-You-to-Know.html
The company who hired her out of Nebraska of all places was Dynocorp. They took her to a job overseas where all the people they hired would have a blind eye to the sex trafficking that was going on. In her case, it backfired and she came home and wrote her book which became the movie "Whistle Blower".
I bring up Dynocorp because I've seen many of their tactics which includes that of an "influencer". I had a woman once appear out of nowhere. Didn't know her from Adam. She starts attacking me like a full-time job. She was literally coming after me for 8 hours a day five days a week. One of our SWA members dug into her online profile a bit and came back showing me a private message conversation between her and Dynocorp where they were sharing information with her about me which she could used for the next attack the next week Dynocorp of course wanting me to jump out of the arena because if a victim knows they can call us for help - they can get out. That's also why they keep shoving out into the public eye all these phony groups like Melissa Woodward!
If you want to know what an alcoholic is and how to get sober - you talk to Bill Wilson. You want to know what adult sex trafficking is? Talk to Jody Williams - founder of Prostitutes Anonymous now known as Sex Workers Anonymous 30 years and 500,000 plus one calls older. If someone is telling you they're "helping sex trafficking victims" I don't care if they have 1000 friends. There's something wrong with what's going on if you look around and don't see us or Children of the Night involved.
Magicians do their magic using diversion, distraction, misdirecting - anything to get your eyes to go where they want your eye to go which is AWAY from what they're doing!
So those attacking Backpage saying it's to "help fight child sex trafficking" Lois Lee is saying here it's not true. So then why do it? That's why - they're trying to shut down Backpage because it's like a trade journal for the sex industry and how it communicates with each other. An industry who you can get on the phone with them and find a victim in two hours or less generally.
Hitler used the same tactics to gain control over the press by the way. He used to say he was "fighting pornographers" when in reality it was him gaining control over the media machine because he knew if you controlled the media you controlled the minds. This is why "free speech" is so important to the issue of sex trafficking. No it's not okay to "give away" some of our free speech rights "in the interest of fighting child pornography". Because Lois is right here saying that Backpage was one of her most effective tools in FINDING victims!
Any industry who claims to care about the alcoholic while shunning Bill, refusing to have AA involved, and actively bashing Bill Wilson to shreds is giving you some red flags it's not the alcoholic they're trying to help.