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Friday, October 7, 2016

OPEN LETTER TO CELESTE GUAP & HER FAMILY

First of all, welcome to the world of people who have been involved in high-profile prostitution scandals.  This is a small world of which I also belong so I understand everything you're going through, as did my mother, grandmother, and everyone in fact connected to my whole family who were affected by the scandal in many ways.  Because Celeste's name and face have been plastered all over the media - it's going to take some time to be able to have people not recognize her as "that girl".  There are even those who may feel she's responsible for attacks upon police officers who won't take to kindly to the whole story breaking in the press - who will blame her for this.  Who knows who might be scared of what she'll say to the press, to the prosecutor's office, and want to have her silenced.  Jeane Palfrey was murdered I believe for this reason.

When I was involved in the sex industry, I saw many things involving corruption.  Things which I honestly didn't fully even understand because I was in my 20's, I didn't have a college degree in history nor politics, and of course I only saw things from my perspective at the time.  It took me many years to fully grasp what happened to me at the time, let alone fully understand the gravity of things.  Looking back, I'm very lucky to have survived that time period, let alone the many attempts on my life back then.

I had one police officer in particular go to great lengths to get me arrested.  So far he even developed a task force so he could over step jurisdictional lines, and even to get permission to send in a task force to arrest me to make sure the others in the system viewed me as a "dangerous" criminal".  My crime?

Nothing.

I did however have a videotape.  When I used to run a brothel out of a warehouse, I used to have a hidden videocamera.  I would keep it on record to not only keep a "head count" to make sure I got paid at the end of the day, but also in case anyone got harmed, or even murdered.  There was a large number of serial killers targeting prostitutes back then and I was trying to protect everyone.

One day a party of four men came into the place.  They were using drugs, and screwed every girl in the place.  I normally would erase tapes at the end of the day, but for some reason this day I didn't.  In fact, I put the tape in a storage unit for reasons I didn't even understand at the time.

When I was arrested, I saw the cops who were on the "task force" which had been assigned to arrest me.  Four of these officers were the four men who were on my videotape.  When my bail was suddenly raised to the outrageous amount of $50,000 - my attorney advised me my life was in danger.  He had told me other clients of his had been approached with offers to murder me while in police custody hired by these cops who wanted me and my tape silenced.

I told my attorney about the sex tape.  He said he didn't believe they'd go to the extent of murdering me over simply having sex with a prostitute, even though drugs were involved.  However, he asked me where the drugs they had came from.  This was when I explained they'd come right off a boat.  I had been involved with men in our own CIA who were arranging for the cocaine to be brought into this country in boats and planes.  It was then loaded onto trucks and driven to crack houses in south central and compton where gang members processed, then packaged the drug for sale.

The smaller crack vials were shipped to the crack houses in the ghetto while the larger, more pure, packages were carried into the homes and studios of the Hollywood elite in purses carried by escorts which were arranged by myself.  These were women who weren't your "typical" prostitutes, but women who were classy enough to be working for "Talk of the Town".  This was an escort service ran by the LAPD.  Some of the same cops who later became part of the Rampart lawsuits.

The drugs weren't  just used to sell to raise cash to buy guns for the Contra's "off the books" as our country had been forbidden to help them - but also used for blackmail as well as to lock someone up you wanted locked up.  Like how they did Rick "Freeway" Ross once they wanted him locked up for what he knew also.  Information he and I both were well aware of as to where these drugs were really coming from - they sure weren't grown in south central Los Angeles.

Now my attorney says he's getting an idea why these cops are trying to get me help in police custody long enough to have an "accident".  I knew a lot more than just what was on that sex tape.  He further told me they were raising the bail so high so I'd be transferred out of the local Van Nuys jail where they couldn't explain such an "accident" to Sybil Brand Institute where you went when you were being held longer than 72 hours where "accidents" happened all the time.  If you've read up on the Paul Tanaka case, you'll know a witness was "lost" in the system for three days not long ago.  So "accidents" are still happening in police custody.  Something I"m sure Sandra Bland's family can attest to.

I had told him to just post my bail and get me out of there.  No dice he explained as the police would then just arrest whoever posted $50,000 bail on the charge of "pimping" me and then make sure prove where they got the money from was a legal source of they'd confiscate it.  He advised me until this person could verify the money was "legit" then I'd just wind up out $50,000 and another person would be in jail.  Further, the cops had supposedly threatened every bail bondsman not to bail me out because again they wanted me on the inside where I could be silenced.

I was fortunate enough to have a "regular" who was willing to put up his house for my bail and a bondsman who was a personal friend of my attorney.  The "regular"  was a retired postal worker and thus his income couldn't come under questioning.  This didn't stop them however from threatening him and trying everything in the book to try and scare him into not supporting me.  They told him things like "I would just skip on him and he'd lose his house" and other tactics to try and scare him away from helping me.  I was lucky he trusted me and proceeded with bailing me out of there before I could be harmed.  I didn't let him down either as I keep my word.

I read Nancy O'Malley has agreed to prosecute seven officers now in your case.  This means seven different officers are now going to be getting seven different attorney's to represent them who aren't going to go down easy.  Their attorney's will most likely pool their resources to hire the best private investigators they can to build their case to discredit your evidence and your testimony against their clients - that is if you make it to the point where you are called upon to testify at all.  It seems to me if Nancy cared about Celeste's best interests, she would have consulted with us about the best drug treatment program for Celeste designed for someone like her.  A perfectly lovely facility that has worked with many women in the sex industry to get them clean, and out of the industry, is right in Malibu, California by the way and I could have gotten her in there free.  These facilities don't have guards and they don't press criminal charges against clients who are in their care.

The prosecutor in my case could see I was being threatened also.  He cared about me and wanted to help.  This is why my name was changed to "Rene Le Blanc" once I posted bail.  He knew my life was being threatened also and did this not so much as to protect me from harm though, but to prevent the courts from being found liable in my death should I be murdered coming to or from the court.

Why?  Sure he cared about me, but he also made sure to protect his ass first.  They are judged by how many cases they win - not by how many they lose nor care about the victims.  Because all hearings are public record the date, time and courtroom I was appearing in was listed openly to anyone who wanted to know.  Meaning they'd know when I was coming in and out of the courthouse now.

It's listed online now, as well as it's open public record every time you're going into court to testify.  While there's great security inside the court house - they aren't responsible for what happens to you in the parking lot or the street outside of the courthouse.  My attorney argued to have the case closed for this reason so I wouldn't be murdered coming in and out of the courts, and they responded by giving me a fake name with the male spelling so they'd think I was a male even.  Only they forgot to change my mother's name whose case was joined with mine.  So they weren't being that careful to not let certain people wanting me dead know when and where I'd be - so I knew I was on my own with respect to protecting my life.

It was little mistakes like this which let me know the police weren't set up to protect someone like me who is being asked to testify against multiple police officers, as well as politicians, CIA agents, celebrities such as Chuck Barris, nor the studios Chuck worked with producing shows like the "Dating Game" who also didn't want to be drug into such a scandal.

In fact, once word spread I was being offered protection to testify as to everything I knew - a lot of people soon realized they wanted me silenced.  Meyer Lansky for example was still involved in running prostitutes back then through the nightclubs I was connected to, as well as even the Jackson family not wanting word to leak out about Michael Jackson's drug purchases from my boyfriend at the time through a club owned by people connected with Richard Pryor's family they ran to launder the prostitution and drug money.

I didn't want to wind up like Margo Compton later wound up after she testified about what she knew years on down the road from me.  http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/When-Jailbirds-Sing-It-was-the-pure-savagery-of-3018647.php  They even let her get home before her and her daughters were murdered in retaliation.

But her case, and others, showed me the system wasn't equipped to protect you when the people you were testifying against where the "criminal" type but in fact our own law enforcement, government, celebrities with money, etc.  So I decided to keep my mouth shut about everything.  I told my attorney to work out a deal with these cops to stop trying to kill me if I agreed to destroy their tape.

The prosecutor pleaded with me to "talk" so he could let me "walk" but I refused.  He knew I hadn't been using that warehouse as a 'brothel".  It was obvious because I had no phones on, no ads being run, and no sign of any prostitution.  The woman testified she'd called me asking to be helped to escape a pimp and I'd put her there as a "safe house" only to rest and heal so he knew I was in fact using the warehouse as the first "safe house" in this country for adult prostitutes trying to get away from their pimps they had no other way away from.

To try and force me to testify, they arrested my mother charging her with pimping me.  A common tactic by the way.  Even Heidi Fleiss had her parents charged with crimes.  If I hadn't of warned Jeane Palfrey in time, her mother might have been charged also.  Her attorney was able to head them off at the press and convince them charging her sick elderly mother would be bad press to get them to drop their plans to do so.

They refused to drop the charges against my mother unless I testified.  My mother agreed it was best to remain quiet, and agreed to take a plea to a lesser charge in order to make this case go away and get myself on probation.  My attorney said they knew I'd get probation because I hadn't done anything wrong - but he said now the fun began.  Now they'd try and get my probation violated he warned me -  which would then send me to prison for 10 years.  He said this was where they got most people off to prison - probation violations.

Back then a group existed which is much like SWOP today.  It was called COYOTE however (Call Off Your Tired Old Ethics).  I met the founder, Margo St. James, and heard all of her rap about how she'd formed the group to help sex workers be treated like "professionals" and to have it treated "just like any other job or professional who should be treated with respect".  She was pushing to have prostitution decriminalized.

After I was put on probation, the woman who was telling everyone she was opening the Los Angeles chapter of COYOTE, Norma Jean Almodovar, suddenly became real friendly with me.  She was telling me about a book about her life she was writing where she'd gone from being a "cop to call girl".  Only she'd been arrested for "pimping" that year (as many of us did in 1984), and was awaiting sentencing herself.  During the time she was waiting for her sentence, she was going on TV a lot to promote COYOTE, and her upcoming book.

I couldn't understand why she was going on TV talking openly about working as a prostitute while waiting on being sentenced.  I even asked her a few times "Don't you think you should be laying low until after you're sentenced so you don't piss off the court?"  She was emphatic she wasn't going to be "silenced or coerced into silence by the threat of jail" and kept going out there doing appearances and prompting COYOTE.

I then asked her point blank if she wasn't scared about being re-arrested while going through this because she was saying on these appearance's she would "never stop working as a prostitute".  It was then Margo had explained to me that one of the beauties about COYOTE was they were able to be "activists" because they had a "Black Book" of regulars they "knew were cool" they could each tap into.  Therefore, no they weren't worried about the police because they were sharing regulars in other words.  Regulars they offered to share with me so I wouldn't get popped while on probation, and also joining them in activism.

When I was arrested, the police took everything.  My condo, my cars, my furs, jewelry, cash, phones, office's, etc.  Everything was wiped out and shut down.  The idea of being able to tap into their regulars to be able to pay my own rent while on probation was quite appealing.  I certainly couldn't go back to any of my old regulars who were so scared by the press no one would talk to me for fear they'd be arrested or have their name plastered on the news.   All my celebrity clients stopped taking my calls for that reason I'd imagine because of the publicity circling around me.

That and the police had gotten ahold of my "Black Book".  They were going to all of my regulars asking them to set me up.  Ask me to come over where they'd then arrest me.  Sure it was entrapment, but then they weren't worried about that case sticking when they were really shooting to violate my probation.  So I couldn't go near my regulars at all.

I was considering this, but also was thinking about going to the press about what I knew.  Norma told me she had a list of TV producers she could offer me.  She had been acting like a real friend to me during this stressful time.  We seemed to understand each other being we'd both been in high profile'd arrest cases.  So I went to meet with her for lunch and to get these numbers.

As I left the restaurant, I was followed home by an undercover cop car.  When I got into the house, the device which let me know my phone was tapped had the light on.  Clearly someone had followed me home and then tapped my phone.  I called Norma Jean from a payphone to let her know what was going on.  Didn't seem to phase her.  Not one bit.  I told her that while she was waiting on being sentenced these people were obviously watching her trying to catch her doing something wrong.  She basically acted like she had nothing to worry about - which just seemed strange to me.  I was terrified of going to prison.  I also found it even stranger all of the phone numbers she gave me for producers seemed to be expired.

I contacted my attorney who started advising me about things like the "conspiracy laws".  He also reminded me how my so called "best friend" Alex had been a FBI information for years before she'd been a part of what got me arrested.  Then pointed out for all I knew Norma could be setting me up to get her own sentence reduced.  Just because she "says" the guy's a "regular" doesn't mean he's not an undercover cop you know?

That's when he told me to "stay away" from ANYONE who could be looking to throw me under the bus to save their own ass.  Alex had already done this, Cheryl, the woman who I had taken in to get away from her pimp had fingered me also, and this was now two so called "friends" who had thrown me under the bus to save themselves.  He warned me while I was on probation - I needed to avoid being near ANYONE who could point the finger at me for anything.  If I wanted to stay alive, and out of prison that is.

He reminded me how the LAPD had planted drugs in my car, in my apartment, in my hotel room, even planted a fake criminal case on my record just to harass me and make me drive all over half of California for shits and giggles on their part about how they could fuck with me.  He said the last thing I needed was some woman claiming I'd "tried to pimp her" or "tried to sell her drugs" and have the court believe them.  Which meant he didn't want me NEAR anyone who wasn't a 100 percent bonafide "legit" person with a job.   He said they'd have a hard time trying to make the court believe a cashier had just tried to sell me cocaine - but an easy one if a prostitute or dealer were to claim the same thing.  In other words, he wanted me around nothing but church ladies to protect myself.  Something I'd like to recommend to Celeste right now for the same reasons.

Even more than this, he wanted me to move in with my grandmother.  I had just had someone show up at my motel room demanding to see me with a like hunting knife.  The police had come but he'd refused to drop the knife.  The police had to shoot him dead.  A girlfriend of mine had been driving my car who looked like me and broadsided.  She had died and the illegal driving the car had told police he'd been paid to broadside her.  My attorney said he was worried that if I lived alone they'd try and claim I'd committed suicide.  So he wanted me to move in with my elderly grandmother who was always home so I'd have a witness where I was at all times.  He also advised me not to "let anyone talk you into leaving the house" until things cooled off.  Which men did show up and try to lure me out of her house for lame reasons.  I didn't know why because I wouldn't leave.

I bring this up because Jeane Palfrey went to stay with her mother to protect her because someone had been following her the day before.  I advised her to come stay with an SWA member we knew well but she said she was worried about her mother being alone.  I then advised her the same as I was advised - not to leave her mother's house then for any reason.  She had told me she wouldn't - but then her body was found out in a back shed.  So sadly she had left her mom's house that night.  A fatal move.

There was another reason he wanted me to stop talking to COYOTE members.  He told me that if I was accused of something, then witnesses could be called.  He said if I talked to these people who were not bound by confidentiality laws, who knows what they could say about me from the stand.  He also told me if I saw a counselor to be sure they were a psychiatrist and not some counselor.  When I asked why, he said that only doctors were covered under the confidentiality laws - not counselors, not support groups, not support groups.

He said if I was accused of anything he wanted to be sure he could keep them silent because of confidentiality laws.  Not again have some junkie or prostitute put up on the stand who had made a deal with the cops, or even the press, to claim I'd said anything the other side wanted them to say to get me locked up in jail for a long time.  You'd be surprised because I've now seen both Jeane Palfrey's ex-attorney, Montgomery Sibley, now lie in my opinion to the press as well as the author who was working on a book about Jeane lie to the the press also.

I told Norma Jean I was moving in with my grandmother and wouldn't be hooking again until at least after  I got off probation.  For some reason she got really angry with me and refused to speak to me again after that.  Like somehow I had betrayed her by wanting to keep my nose clean while people were trying to kill me and not wanting to violate my probation.  I never understood why she stopped talking to me once I told her I wasn't going to do anything illegal.

The film people came running too.  I didn't know one company from another so I took the one who offered the biggest check as option money.  They gave me a nice fat check and then told me to sell my film they had to "get my whole story down on tape".  They hired a stenographer, not a screen writer, to come in and had me tell them everything about everything into tapes upon tapes about everything from birth to yesterday.  The police knew I wouldn't talk yet here I was spilling my guts for a Hollywood producer freely.  Boy was I young and dumb.

While I was doing this, I kept getting offers to do talk shows.  They reminded me I had a clause in my contract which gave them the right to tell me when I could talk, who I could talk to, and about what.  That they didn't want me talking until they had the script done because they didn't want to worry about copyright violations.  Basically, it was a great way to get me to stop giving interviews to the press for a while and pump me as to what I knew and what I didn't.

At the end of the year, they came back and offered me double to renew my option.  Which was strange because usually movies like mine were made fast while people remembered the news.  But it wasn't selling yet they wanted to offer me more money?  Well fine with me I needed a new car and I went ahead.  It was about then however I saw Alex and Sydney's movie come out - but not mine.  I wondered why so I watched their films.  Bore no resemblance to reality.

I called them up and asked them why they let those films be made if they weren't going to tell the "whole" truth.  They said "who cares about the truth" basically as they "just wanted the money".  They both were back madaming back then so yeah it was good for business for them to have a film out and pocket the money so yeah who cares about the truth right?

Well I kind of did and when the 2nd year option was beginning to expire I began to smell a rat.  I asked a director friend of mine to look into this for me.  He came back saying "you signed with Republic Pictures?"  I said "yeah".  Then he laughed.  I said "what's so funny?"  He asked me if I knew all they did was distribute John Wayne films - they didn't MAKE films.  No I didn't know that.

He told me he had checked around and I had been given what's called a "silent option" meaning I was being signed to NOT talk to the press about what I knew.  I didn't believe him at first.  Then he started talking logically - like why were they waiting until people were forgetting about me and then coming up with more money for a longer contract if making a film was what they were really after.   I refused to sign the option for the third year so I was legally free to go talk in the press once again.

My attorney was horrified.  He told me that records and tapes the producers kept could be subpena'd by the cops any time they wanted had I found myself on a probation violation hearing.  Then he had  me go over everything I'd said on those tapes with him.  When I asked why - he said "because you don't know if you just confessed to a crime you can be charged for where the statute hasn't expired you idiot and you gave them the legal right to do with those tapes whatever they wanted to do with them including turning them over to the police".

This is when he explained to me further had I done something to file a complaint against one of these cops, all they had to do to try and counter-sue me or lock me up to prevent me from testifying would be to pull those tapes I'd just made for this producer.  When I didn't see the connection between the cops and producers at first - he reminded me I didn't see the connection between a Hollywood producer like Chuck Barris and the CIA at first either did I and we had a good tense laugh at that one.

I later heard stories about just this sort of thing when I met Johnny Gosch's mother who was part of the Omaha Franklin scandal.  She had told me ABC had asked to see a lot of her original evidence in the case only to have everything "disappear" in their custody.   She didn't think producers would make evidence disappear in a missing child case - but they did.   This came up when I was telling her how ABC had screwed me over in the film "Fighting for my Daughter".  That's when she told me how ABC had screwed her over.

We'd been involved in rescuing a teen girl from a pimp in Canada.  The girl, her mother, and myself and the SWA member up in Canada who had connected me to the mother, had gone on the Sally Jesse Raphael talk show.  After the show, a producer came down and offered everyone a lot of money to do the film. $50,000 to each one of us for our rights to the story sounded like a lot of money so we all agreed.

They wanted to know how we'd found this girl when no one else had been able to and told us they wanted to make the film to promote our hotline so "other mothers could call for help".  We bought it hook, line and sinker working with the writers for the next couple of months night and day telling them everything about the case.

Now if you were making a film about a teen sex trafficking rescue operation - you'd think you'd want to show how they did this, and also promote the group who had done this for this mother without one penny of money asked in return for our help, and to further promote the hotline for other parents to be able to call and get that help right?  Especially when they learned the pimp was so violent and dangerous the police hadn't wanted to touch the case before we got involved.

So you can imagine our surprise when the film came out with everything done 180 degrees opposite of the truth, and then our hotline didn't air at the end of the film.  So why make it?  This confused us for the longest time.  Sure they screwed us out of the money too because it was the "opposite of our story" but still why pump us then for the story if they were going to just fake it all anyway?   We tried to sue the film company but they just shut it down right after filming stopped.  

But then I had to ask myself if I would have told anyone how we found that girl as we did had it not been for the film.  I certainly didn't want the pimps exactly knowing how we operated and had kept that close to the vest before.  But along comes a producer and the offer of a fat check and suddenly I'm flapping my gums and revealing all our "trade secrets" of how we used to go in and find girls under control of men like that.  .

Which is what happens when one comes along talking about a fund raiser also.  What a great way to get the family to open up, start flapping their gums about what they know, who the family members are, where they live, is anyone a legal resident, what's their social security number, where do they bank, where do they work, and what do they know?  Great way to find out more dirt on someone too - get the family yapping thinking they're getting money.   I mean didn't we see someone in the family selling out Bobbi Christina's photos to the press as she laid dying?   So sometimes family will say a lot of things for money against another family member.

When you got 7 cops' futures laying on the line - this can be important information.  Especially if she starts getting death threats and decides she wants to run from the case and not testify.  Where would she run?  How would she get there?  Who might wire her money?  Information they've had turned over to their "informants" who got to know the family real well during the fund raiser.

Who can forget that scene in the Godfather where the man testifying in front of Congress was silenced simply by his brother from Sicily being brought into the courtroom?  Never threatened.  Just brought into the courtroom and sat down.

Does Celeste have anyone like that she can be silenced about because she loves them that much?  Easy way to find out is sweeping in offering a fund raiser.  Especially when the information is not "confidential" by law - meaning it can be bought and sold, turned over to the police, and basically done with whatever they want.   This is how they got John Gotti by the way as well as Whitey Bulger - all using film production companies.  In fact, a film with Alex Baldwin playing an FBI agent posing as a producer was even made about the John Gotti case.

See one of the reasons I choose a 12 step structure for our program is we're covered under laws grandfathered in by AA As to confidentiality. Anything said to us stays with us and no one can give us a warrant nor a subpoena to force us to say anything against you.  Anyone who gives us money to help Celeste is also covered by those confidentiality laws.

Just remember, Alex Adams was an informant for the FBI for over 10 years.  She was responsible for a lot of us being arrested - from myself once, to Cheri Woods and Heidi Fleiss that I'm aware of.  I'm sure there was more and she also relayed a lot of information to law enforcement as well during her reign.  No one believed she was anything other than their best friend also.  Alex also made a nice living off selling information to the authorities.  A practice still done today.   I know because I was offered a monthly check in exchange for providing information on those who call our hotline to the authorities.  I refused.

Same with Rick "Freeway" Ross.  He was locked up for life because a "friend" came to him asking him to make a drug deal.  He refused.  Then supposedly this guy threatened to murder a friend of his if he didn't go along.  He supposed went along to protect his friend and wound up sentenced to life in prison.  Kind of makes you realize you got to be careful who you trust around here.

Aren't sure who to trust?  Well who is warning you about things you should think about to cover your ass?  I'm not holding a fund raiser either.  I don't hold fund raisers on people we're trying to help because I don't want records of their supporters being something which can be subpena'd.  But I consider things like that, especially if we have to help this person get the hell out of Dodge to save their ass - I don't want anyone to be able to figure out where we sent them.

Just remember this Celeste - that case can't move forward without your testimony and you now are going to have at least seven lawyers, seven cops, their families, their friends, and everyone else connected to them not wanting you to testify any way they can accomplish that.  Our group had tried to get ahold of you to get you the hell out of the states before any of this went down so you'd be safe.  We were blocked from doing this by Nancy O'Malley's office, Victory Outreach, and SWOP.

Meaning you probably wouldn't be in jail now had we not been blocked.  Now sure you can probably sue these guys for a lot of money.  Maybe.  If you can prove damages.  But take a look at all the cases of police brutality and wrongful shootings over the years and tell me what your odds are now that you'd win anything meaningful against these guys for what they did to you. You don't even have a bruise on you and take a look at what they did to the cops who beat Rodney King.

Remember, a juvenile was found in "Operation Dollhouse" and a judge claimed this "wasn't a case of trafficking".  That was a juvenile found in a whore house with pimps, bags of drugs, and two cops right there on the premises caught red-handed.

Be careful Celeste.  Just be careful.  We're here you ever want to talk confidentially.















Tuesday, October 4, 2016

LETTER TO EDITOR OF LA TIMES

Dear Editor:

About Prop. 57 - I was living in LA during the 1980's when cocaine was flooding the country. LA was also experiencing a record # of serial killers targeting prostitutes, a raging HIV/AIDS epidemic was destroying the sexually active, plus we had widespread corruption which became the basis of the infamous Rampart lawsuits in the 1990's.

Money was desperately needed to fund HIV/AIDS services on an unheard of scale. Things were so desperate a Proposition was considered to quarantine the LGBT, addicts and prostitutes on an island. No one was even quite sure how it was transmitted yet. Guards were refusing to come to work for fear of contracting the virus they feared might be airborne. Sex workers were refusing to carry condoms, or have them in their homes, because they were considered “evidence of prostitution”. Condoms then were literally used in court to gain a prostitution conviction.

Sex trafficking wasn't federally recognized then. The term hadn't even been coined yet. It was considered as imaginary as the “mob” used to be considered back prior to Joe Valachi stepping forward to confirm it was in fact real back in the 1960's. It was considered so “unreal” Julie Andrews starred in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” - a musical comedy parodying it in a hit 1968 film.

But I knew it to be real. Further knew calling the police would only result in victims being treated as criminals. So I'd put together a safe house for adults, the first of it's kind in the country, in 1984. Only to find myself arrested for “pimping” because of it. Traffickers upset at the sanctuary sent in a woman to finger me for this to get it shut down. The media couldn't understand why a “brothel” would have such high tech security all over a warehouse so they dubbed me the “High Tech madam”. Of course there was nothing to the charge but it made me realize I needed to go about helping these victims some other way.

With sex trafficking not even recognized as “real” by general society, or our legal system, yet this also meant there was no money for services for these victims. No “reputable” person nor program wanted to be associated with “prostitutes” then whether adult or juvenile. You had doctors such as Patrick Carnes willing to talk about sex addiction – but no one wanted to step up to help prostitutes”.

Through brainstorming with Edwin Meese, the California Attorney General at the time, Mayor Tom Bradley, Sheriff Block and Chief Gates, I proposed if an addict could be released from jail in order to seek treatment shouldn't those forced into prostitution also be given the same opportunity for treatment and rehabilitation? If Patty Hearst had been pardoned for being made to rob a bank by SLA so shouldn't all these prostitutes be given the same opportunity to not be viewed as “willing criminals” also?

Through laws grandfathered in by Alcoholics Anonymous I created a 12 step program we offered as an “alternative to incarceration” for prostitutes – without us having to wait to decriminalize prostitution to do so. In 1987, “Prostitutes Anonymous”, the first hotline and alternative sentencing program was launched. A committee was set up at the Mayor's office where one person from each county office represented - from the police, probation, prosecutor's office, social services, the health department, etc. There was no way the CDC or the Health Dept. were going to be able to get to those infected with HIV, nor to get people to use condoms, as long as they were treated like criminals. This was the first time every agency was working together with one goal in mind – the health and welfare of the citizens of LA. In the first year, over $1,000,000 was saved by the county using our program and put to use helping HIV/AIDS victims who didn't have health insurance.

The guards where the transgenders were being held were so scared of being physically close to these inmates, they were being housed in sleeping bags in the cafeteria. Doctors didn't even want to give them proper medical attention so many were not getting their hormones nor their AZT medications popular then. The transgenders and the pregnant females needing drug treatment were the first to be allowed early release. Those HIV + and pregnant who had other criminal charges other than prostitution were allowed to be sent to a special residential drug treatment program which included “Prostitutes Anonymous” meetings. (Our program's name was changed in 1995 to Sex Workers Anonymous.)

Those the court knew were not out there “by choice” were allowed to come to our program instead of jail or do house arrest along with our meetings. Out of 2000 female inmates 1800 of them were there for prostitution charges. Over 80 % of these had multiple kids who were now in the foster care system because of their incarceration, while for 90 % of them reported this was not their first arrest for prostitution.

Almost all of these had the training to work at “legit” jobs. Many of them even held Bachelor's degree's while others even had nurse's licensing. They all had been offered treatment prior but it had failed because it failed to address their prostitution – whether by force or choice. It was all assumed then if you got them clean they'd stop while never once noticing almost every one of them had been forced into prostitution long before they ever started using drugs or drinking. Tell me how else would you cope with being forced to be in sex work?

Our program was so successful, it was launched officially in multiple states, and informally all over the USA. By 1995, we had a chapter set up working in conjunction with our legal system in every major city. We were almost as large as Alcoholics Anonymous then because of the partnerships we had with the courts, social services, and agencies like the Salvation Army. Programs specifically for prostitutes were set up by then hiring our members to staff their outreach teams and to be peer advocates.

In 1996, there was a massive change in immigration policy. This suddenly required 35,000 people to be in a cell at any given moment in order to create funding to keep this many beds open so that not just inmates, but those awaiting deportation, would have a bed available. ;Combine this with the shift to our country now having more “for profit” prisons than ever before – and you can see why virtually overnight our program was like a house of cards suddenly brought tumbling down.

No one told us anything “officially” but it was like we were wiped out. Instead of using our program to clear out the system – we reverted to the same old system just with different names like something taken right out of the pages of “Animal Farm”. The cheapest way to lock someone up is with a prostitution sting. However now instead of it being called a “raid” it was called a “rescue operation”.

Instead of a “john sweep” it was now called “ending demand”. Instead of going after a pimp – we were now “fighting sex trafficking”.

Prostitutes and “johns” are also considered a very non-violent criminal by the system. Rarely do they shoot back so illegal prostitution became the cheapest, quickest, and most efficient way to fill up cells. You won't see one single “trafficking operation” executed within a legal part of the sex industry. It focuses solely on illegal prostitution. Think about it – stick out a pretty girl on a corner in a bad neighborhood on a Saturday night and you now have a paddy wagon full of men loaded up in an hour to cart off to jail. All “non-violent” criminals mind you. Now instead of trying to get a prostitute to turn on her pimp – you now tell a mother of small children she's going to have CPS take them unless she reports their father is her “trafficker”.

In all of the discussion about Prop. 57 – nowhere do I hear any discussion about the fact prostitution is a “non-violent' crime. For every African American drug dealer I'm seeing released from custody lately – I'm seeing three more people of color going back into these same facilities for three times as long of a term under charges of “trafficking” or prostitution.

How ironic Eliot Spitzer comes out insisting “ending demand” is the way to fight sex trafficking despite every lesson Prohibition taught us. Then a few years later he's got a prostitute fleeing the country to get away from him after a violent episode in a hotel. It's not like she can go the NY cops for help. Especially not after one of NY's finest was caught trafficking in prostitutes. Eliot's tougher “cracking down on buyers” only resulted in more trafficking victims because of “johns” wanting to make doubly sure they weren't seeing an undercover officer now.

Sad because truly the front lines of reporting sex trafficking is the customer who the “end demand” people have now made afraid to come forward with this information because they're now being treated like a criminal. Shame no one bothered to ask us the best way to end sex trafficking – the only people who aren't trying to further their political career, trying to get a federal grant awarded, or holding a fund raiser.

'“End Demand” is nothing more than a smoke screen for rounding up Hispanic men in cheap and fast stings as a way to cart off 30 men a night into custody while looking like “heroes” – many of who are found to be illegal aliens who can't even post bail, let alone have an attorney appointed to them. Celeste Guap just proved our view trafficking victims are not found on street corners, but instead indoors because of the tape which surfaced where she's being advised when to stay inside and for how long by the officers trafficking her. Let's be clear – trafficking by it's definition involves corrupt law enforcement or it would be called pimping instead. Statutory rape doesn't change just because money is involved involved either.

We're in the middle of a national prison strike – some of which is motivated by these who once rounded up in an “end demand” sting, aren't being promptly processed for deportation, denied bail, and then being used for free labor while being held at the cost of anywhere from $75 to $150 a day. If they were rounded up for anything other than an “end demand” campaign there would be national outrage here rather than silence for how these minorities are being treated by our system. I don't even want to think about how much money meant to help save and rehabilitate victims is being used instead simply to round up more people of color under this smoke screen who are being used as slave labor and pharmaceutical research subjects by the police who are the traffickers in this country.

I have personally tried to take a trafficking victim to each “trafficking task force” for help only to find ourselves the ones being threatened and ignored and I can document this. This is after some of these task forces have received millions of dollars to create them and I can't get a return phone call on behalf of real victims reaching out for help.
I haven't been able to get one call answered by anyone about what exactly they plan on doing with those convicted of prostitution, a very non-violent crime, if Prop 57 passes. All attempts to open up a dialogue about reconnecting victims into our program that will keep them out of the revolving door right back into jail, or to sex work, have been rebuffed.

Something isn't thought out well here at all and needs to be before Prop 57 is passed. Not even the AHF is listening when we helped to see the Ryan White Foundation refuse them a $3.8 million dollar grant last year to get their attention they weren't going about reaching the sex workers, not the porn performers, who are the ones having the epidemic rates of HIV + infections, as well no one has even tested juvenile prostitutes for 2015-2016. Rates which then determine funding for the victims which of course are now showing zero because some politician wants to say there's “no such thing” as a “child prostitute” despite the fact a 16 year old CAN and DOES obtain a license to prostitute in Nevada – an age too young to smoke, vote, or drink by the way.

The Taliban are considered “animals” when they execute a rape victim. Yet right now in the USA we're still treating sex trafficking victims as criminals, while making witnesses needed to find and convict their traffickers have to violate their 5th amendment rights in order to help rescue them and convict their traffickers.

All while I STILL can't get an answer out of anyone as to what they intend of doing for an “early release” of those convicted of prostitution into, who are now also labeled as “sex offenders”. From what I'm hearing this means they're going to be now forced to be in housing along with the very same predators who raped them as children. Also, can anyone tell me how a convicted prostitute labeled now a “sex offender” is supposed to get a job other than in the sex industry?

I'm sorry but I think we have a lot more talking to do about this subject before this Proposition 57 can be passed.

Jody Williams
Founder of Sex Workers Anonymous
formerly Prostitutes Anonymous

Monday, October 3, 2016

PROP 57 OP-ED ESSAY

Here's the deal - we're being excluded as you know from the very system we created. 

WE'RE the program who came to the courts FIRST in 1987 when NO ONE wanted to lift a finger to help us.  We're the ones who said first and without a fund raiser or a federal grant - "until you are going to decriminalize prostitution then the least you can do is court order them into our program in place of jail being that these are not criminals - but instead women feeding their children, junkies looking for a way to feed their habit who can't get into treatment because they're prostitutes, and also because victim services won't help them when raped, kidnapped, stalked and beaten because the system considers them as "criminals", women who can't get jobs because of porn of them appearing online alone with having a criminal record which means they can't deny the photos are in facts theirs, criminal records preventing them from obtaining work licenses such as to even sell real estate so they could manage an apartment building and get a free apartment, as well as women who are being forced into prostitution by their pimps, their mothers, and sometimes even the police.  

Such was the case with me and such as the case with men such as David Butler, or even Joohon David Lee who was with Homeland Security, ICE, and even the trafficking task force of California and Nevada meaning he was literally flying women over from China, and then Korean, on government money, then walking them past airport security himself, putting them in Homeland Security vehicles, all while letting them know he could clearly find them anywhere in the world if he ran, and for who the law can't even charge him with the crime of sex trafficking because there is no law against what this man did to women.  

Now until we fix this system the least that be done is to court order those found guilty of prostitution into our meetings instead of jail where we've routinely for 30 years now also helped them to shorten their probation, get an early release from custody, and expunge their records, along with providing them with free legal help, housing assistance, job hunting assistance, scholarship assistance, and emotional support from a "sponsor" or "mentor" who is also in recovery for years to be there for them as they walk through the process.  Something which was ROUTINELY being done for years, and for which multiple research projects found we were QUITE effective such as the 10 year study done by professor Sharon Oselin in "Leaving Prostitution" which ironically was done behind my back - but proved objectively our program "works".  Not only works, but in the long term as we were the only program out of the three she studied still operating once her research was over!

However, we can't be operating programs in connection with the courts, the probation and parole system, in connection with social services and mental health departments where anyone hearing about what victims like Celeste Guap is reporting who isn't someone on a county or government payroll can have their jobs threatened - when those running our meetings, and connecting to government and county agencies is being stalked, threatened, harassed, and intimidated into stopping these services to members as illustrated in this story here recently released to the press - http://orangecountyda.org/civica/press/display.asp?layout=2&Entry=4935

When we have police officers worried about what women like Celeste Guap http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/celeste-guap-woman-at-center-of-oakland-police-sex-crime-scandal-arrested-in-florida/Content?oid=4959455  are saying in meetings to people who can't have their jobs on county payroll threatened because our group members are all "volunteer" and trying to not only cover up their own misdeeds such as reported here, as well as cover up up the truth for men such as Charlie Sheen for a price on top of their other sins - http://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/17/how-did-charlie-sheen-keep-his-hiv-a-secret-for-4-years-commentary.html and who are then trying to not only either shut down our meetings to silence these victims from speaking to anyone about what happened to them, but further trying to get "infiltrators" into our groups to pull things on us like were pulled on Planned Parenthood, and ACORN, two incidents by the same people who have also been trying to "infiltrate" our program for probably the same purposes, http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/cmp/investigative-footage/

Well then we have a serious problem.  A problem so serious our program has shut down all local meetings because our secretaries, or those who were leading these weekly meetings, were reporting to us not only being stalked, threatened, harassed, etc., but further having to deal with entirely "faux" meetings which were claiming to be our program but in reality couldn't have been farther from the truth such as Project Rose to name but one of the 11 groups which were running for a while in the USA while we were being told we should "enjoy the press" they were generating for our program.

Press like how women of color, especially those too poor to have a car to drive, were being thrown into police cars, interrogated without an attorney present, threatened into things such as being deported and/or thown into jail, http://www.vice.com/read/in-arizona-project-rose-is-arresting-sex-workers-to-save-them if they didn't then agree to be driven in a police car and handcuffs to a church where they were then forced under threat of being "5150'd" or locked up a in a psychiatric hospital against their will (so of course they'd lose custody of their children) agree to counseling by an unlicensed social worker operating through an unlicensed counseling center (who were both unlicensed because they couldn't meet guidelines to be licensed nor to accept Medicaid payments for their actions) of a highly religious "tone".  

Whereby as part of this "program" they were then told they were attending 12 step meetings called by our name, and represented to be our program, but bore no resemblance in reality to our program.  For example, just like AA, we don't call for Prohibition nor blame the alcohol for our issues.  Yet these "Prostitutes Anonymous" meetings being held without our knowledge or consent literally behind our backs while denying to our face this was happening  did not even use our "Recovery Guide" because they even changed our very steps around to suit their purposes claiming we were instead "powerless over prostitution" which is not our position.

Of course these "faux" meetings were complete failures, wherein the explanation for why my statements about the program were 180 degrees of separation from what was being presented to the media in such charades as this show put on for NBC http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Jail-Inmates-Start-Prostitutes-Anonymous-Group-277845151.html and Oprah where they actually made Brenda Myers-Powell appear to be the "founder" of the program instead of myself, and how her statements about what this program is about which completely contradict my statements about what the program represents were then classified as my being "unpredictable" rather than admit Brenda not the founder, nor even had any training in how to run one of our meetings as she's never even worked through our steps before to know.  

So whenever statements such as Brenda' in papers such as the "Fix" would contradict my statements to the press - again people were just told "well that Jody there is quite mentally unstable you know" as an explanation.  https://www.thefix.com/content/addicted-to-prostitution-60072?page=all  Here Brenda claims our program believes "prostitution is an addictive behavior" but in reality our program does NOT believe "prostitution is an addiction".  

How can it be an "addiction" when the vast majority of those within the industry are doing so because of being forced by a pimp, a trafficker, a predator trying to make sure their victim's voice isn't respected because they're "just a whore" (as again seen with the Celeste Guap case), a celebrity such a Snoop Dogg where those caught literally inside of his moving RV are too afraid for their safety to say "no", http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/snoop-lion-opens-up-about-his-pimp-past-20130508, to feed their kids because they can't find a job, their homes were illegally foreclosed upon by predatory banks, even Homeland Security officers are forcing them to do so while the victims clearly don't have a clue where to run to escape?  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-restaurateur-says-former-fed-manufactured-criminal-case-against-him or they're a 14 year old being forced into porn by two Chicago cops in the very city where Brenda is making these absurd statements. http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/33667842-story

I assure you when women who are being forced into acts of prostitution by DEA agents who are working them as illegal aliens while threatening their family back home in Columbia with drug lord's who could make one phone call and wipe their whole family out http://nypost.com/2016/06/01/jury-may-see-texts-about-possible-prostitution-at-dea-agents-strip-club/  (you remember Columbian prostitutes don't you -  http://nypost.com/2014/10/09/secret-service-sex-scandal-investigator-was-asked-to-withhold-evidence/).

Or they have police officers looking the other way while other police officers are driving them to "calls" http://nypost.com/2016/02/02/nypd-cop-ran-tri-state-prostitution-ring-officials-say/ leaving many who truly want to leave prostitution to feel they have no choice but to actually flee the country as we saw in the Eliot Spitzer case - http://gawker.com/oh-look-eliot-spitzer-is-involved-in-another-prostitute-1759391160

I can assure you those calling our hotline anyway are more than happy to leave the sex industry entirely behind once they're provided with help to remove their porn photos from off the internet which make it impossible to be employed  in other professions.  For example, Christy Mack stated she would not "leave the porn industry" after her horrific violent attack upon her by her ex-boyfriend, War Machine.  Now I ask you - what Fortune 500 company would HIRE her ESPECIALLY after all the press about the attack to even answer their phones?

Women like Christy Mack nor even Belle Knox are "addicted" to the sex industry.  Instead they're in situations where the cards are stacked against them simply from leaving it in peace.  When they're homes are being taken from them, their husbands forcing them to do adult films like Linda Lovelace reports her husband forced her at gunpoint to film "Deep Throat" an XXX film which gave me instant world fame as an adult performer, cops, prosecutors, secret service agents, DEA agents, and even Homeland Security as well as the Triad forcing them into prostituion, porn and stripping - where our system is not properly set up to help them escape safely as evidenced by Margo Compton's murder along with her twin daughters when they tried to leave -   http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/When-Jailbirds-Sing-It-was-the-pure-savagery-of-3018647.php then I as the program's founder say while anyone can be addicted to anything certainly - the great majority of our members in the program I founded are instead being trapped into this system by politicians who literally don't want us to leave as again we've seen proven wtih cases like demonstrated by Eliot Spitzer trying to physically stop Svetlana Travis from leaving prostitution, thus his control.  

Is it any surprise now in light of the knowledge of what was going on between him and Svetlana why Mr. Spitzer was refusing to even discuss with us our views on the subject of sex trafficking, as well as how to TRULY help these victims escape the cycle of entrapment, during his 2008 well publicized "crack down on sex trafficking" where he claimed 'ending demand" was the answer to this problem?  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/nyregion/12prostitute.html?_r=0  Well that sure proved to be the answer to alcoholism during Prohibition didn't it Mr. Spitzer?   In light of what we know now, this whole charade appears to be more of Eliot trying to make sure Svetlana didn't have any more customers other than him if you ask me.

Which is just all the more illustrative of the problems that are coming to light over and over and over again when the politicians, legislators, and law enforcement who are trying to fight sex trafficking, as they claim, are trying to do so without involving not only a program with a PROVEN track record of helping people get out, and stay out, of the sex industry, for WHATEVER their challenges are preventing them from leaving permanently - but who is the program who started this very movement to have the issue of these people needing help to exit the industry in the first place.  

Whereas Bill Wilson created Alcoholics Anonymous to not only help the alcoholic achieve sobriety, but also teach us they were victims of a disease and not people of "weak moral fiber" who needed to be offered treatment instead of jail as previously offered them during Prohibition who tried to deal with their disease through treating them like criminals - identical to how the system's been treating us for a very long time I'd like to add, our program, Sex Workers Anonymous, was the one who stepped up in 1987 and said to the criminal justice system to offer those charged with prostitution the opportunity to come to our program instead of being placed into jail/prison which didn't solve anything.

Prop 57 is being considered right now to offer early release for "non-violent" offenders.  This should include those convicted of prostitution into coming to our program as they were offered in multiple states officially, and informally, starting back in 1987 in Los Angeles, 1989 in Pennsylvania, then Nevada, Arizona, Chicago, and so on until we had just about every major city turning them over to our program as either an alternative to incarceration, diversion, early release, a condition of probation/parole, or to help them re-enter society after being incarcerated or having been in residential treatment for either drugs or psychiatric issues.

However, not only are politicians such as Eliot Spitzer, law enforcement officers such as those we've seen involved in the Celeste Guap case, 'http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/06/11/texts-reveal-officers-warned-teen-prostitute-in-oakland-police-department-sex-scandal-about-undercover-operations/ even Homeland Security officers again such as Joohon David Lee, retired officers such as Chris Butler, Chief's of Police such as Doug Gillispie who I watched personally covering up for a sex trafficking operation connected to "Operation Dollhouse" which I see continuing to operate today using police officers who have threatened me repeatedly to "shut up", and prosecutor's such as Stuart Dunnings the III or Heather Weyker http://reason.com/blog/2016/03/04/the-somali-sex-slave-ring-that-wasnt wanting to continue to exclude us from cases because of their obvious misconduct and self-interests that have absolutely nothing to do with helping victims to escape and recover from their plight wanting to continue to act like our program doesn't even exist any longer so they don't have to come up with more lame excuses as to why they're not incorporating us back into the system as we once were before this movement got "hijacked" as confirmed by the very author of the Trafficking Act of 2000, Micheal Horowitz, as he's said has happened to this movement.

But how much more absolute mishandling of victims do we have to endure when our program was pushed out of the way to prevent us from helping Celeste Guap by people who reported the Alameda Prosecutor's office was now "personally helping her case".  

Really?  I"m sorry but I don't remember any research projects, nor investigative reporters, coming to validate their office had an effective program to rehabilitate victims such as Celeste who was an adult at the time the story broke as our program has been shown repeatedly to be effective in cases such as hers.  

This is further evidenced by the fact I was almost identical to Celeste myself 30 years ago and since 1985 I've been out of sex work, free from drugs, and also crime free myself.  This includes the fact I'd also been commercially and sexually involved with multiple law enforcement, politicians, prosecutor's, judge, etc. myself "back in the day".  '

Moreover proven they don't know what they're doing when Celeste was then flown to a treatment program in Florida who evidently employs security guards who then arrest clients when they have outbursts for whatever reason in early detox as is frequently seen ESPECIALLY in cases where young girls like her have been forced to have sex by men in uniform - even if that "force" was because she knew saying "no" was pointless because the man was an active duty officer while she was a juvenile female from Nicaragua.  

I've frankly never heard of patients in detox being arrested for having an altercation with a security guard (of course I've never seen a decent treatment program who employs security guards for early detox but that's another reason why I don't believe this was the right program for her.) let alone then found this person with a $300,000 bail which of course does nothing but cut Celeste off from speaking to the media easily.  It also places her in a position that I also am sadly well aware of - one in police custody where she'd probably being threatened with everything under the kitchen sink to shut her up from everything she knows just as I was held on a $50,000 bail myself in 1984 under my bogus charge of "pimping" for the warehouse I used as " safe house" while I was threatened into silence about what I knew about Iran Contra, the LAPD misconduct which became the basis for the RAMPART case down the road, and even Chuck Barris' front with the "Dating Game" where his show served as a cover to get women out of this country never to be heard from again where they were sold into sex trafficking by a man who has now admitted he was a CIA operative while also doubling as a "top Hollywood producer".

I'm sorry but the prosecutor's office isn't the one properly trained, nor with the track record of helping women like Celeste Guap as our program is which again started the very movement these MEN and women aren't "criminals" but in fact victims of circumstances of varying types who need help to leave the sex industry for reasons ranging from all sorts of things of which sex trafficking is but one of these issues.  Dealing with only sex trafficking in this issue is like saying you're going to help an addict get clean but you're only, and absolutely, only going to deal with the heroin addicts while leaving those doing other drugs like cocaine, opiates, and even marijuana and alcohol unaddressed.  You might get a few off heroin, but you sure won't be helping addicts to get clean and find recovery that's for sure.

Our program has the proven track record of 30 years of success now as evidenced not only by research, investigative reporters, but also clips of interviews with members going back all listed up at www.hightechmadam.com as well as interviews we have in members' own voices at www.leavingtheliferadio.com    We've had Supreme Court cases such as Open Society vs. International Agency now validated we can't continue to be excluded simply because a group of "faith based" organizations don't agree with our views and methods on the subject.  Including that we don't believe most of these people need to be put into year long residential programs like children to be "rehabiliated".  For most, the sooner they're in their own homes with their own keys and supporting themselves outside of other people supporting them and paying their own bills is the better.  It's only for those who are so damaged they need residential care, or who need to be hidden "off the grid" for safety for a while like Margo Compton and her daughter's should have been - not something offered across the board as it's being promoted now where victims are being turned away from help by saying there's "no housing".  This is only something that needs to be addressed in about 10 percent of the cases calliing in for help - not 100 percent across the board.

But we can't continue to operate our meetings to provide the system with things such as early release, and clearing out beds which are needed for more violent offenders, using the money saved for vital things like looking into the repeat of the 1980's HIV/AIDS epidemic hitting sex workers again in this country, as well as as China, Mexico, Korean, Africa and other countries, when our chapter leaders are being threatened again by powerful interests trying to shut us down.  Our members are volunteers and not set up to take this kind of abuse nor should they.  The only reason you're not hearing about this in the media today is because the LGBT community has a handle on this as it's only affecting sex workers mostly right now.  A community which is being notoriously silenced right now for some of the reasons I've outlined above.

So what is going to happen if Prop 57 passes?  You're going to parole prostitutes into houses with sex offenders that include the very men who raped them as children?  Seriously?  No clearly this issue has to have further discussion before our group can either support or oppose this Proposition.  Including a discussion about what the system is going to do about our members' being constantly threatened, stalked and harassed simply for doing things 12 step groups do such as outreach, hold meetings, and go and speak to "newcomers".

LIke abuse issues themselves - we're "as sick as our secrets" and if you don't start including us in discussions at the dinner table these "embarrassing" situations such as the Celeste Guap case, the Secret Service scandal, the DEA owned strip club, the largest fake sex trafficking case, and on and on as the list grows of embarassments, are just going to get bigger and bigger and more frequent" like as what happens when people keep trying to just ignore the plight of these victims as is being done as I speak, especially with Prop 57.
BINGO!!!

First catch this article appearing on Democracy Now.  http://www.democracynow.org/2006/4/6/fake_tv_news_widespread_and_undisclosed

Then you can go back over past blog articles I have on here over the last couple of years where I've said the following has been going on in connection with the sex trafficking movement itself.  Articles which I've said the following was going on which people have said "not possible".  Well consider them again in light of this new story breaking to light.

1.   I've said the site up at www.sexworkersanonymous.org has been set up to track the traffic coming to our website at www.sexworkersanonymous.com  When I refused warrants, subpena's and even offers to become a "paid informant" on those who reach out to our program for help offered by law enforcement - this site was set up.  Most people who are trying to find us, looking for information on us, go to that site trying to check it out.  There is no "privacy policy" on that site and I've had "white hat" hackers within our support circle report "cookies" have been attached to them when they've gone to check out the site.  Meaning us it's being used to gather information on who is reaching out to our program for help.  So please don't go that that site without using an anonymizer is you're someone in recovery or looking to leave the sex industry and wish to remain "anonymous".

2.   I've spoken before about someone who has appeared to be me, claiming to be me, quoted as me, making public appearances, hosting SWA meetings, setting up fake websites claiming to be ours, and even granting interviews.  I've identified who this person is pretending to be me and have her photograph.  I've shown pictures to people of myself and her and they've identified "her" as the person who introduced herself as "Jody Williams".

THIS is where the reputation for being "unpredictable" has been created partially with respect to me.  Of course I'm going to appear "unpredictable" when people are telling me stories of things like meeting me at conferences in Chicago where I supposedly "went ballistic" and attacked one woman verbally supposedly only I was never in Chicago that whole year nor at that conference.  When I showed the woman who told me I had "ripped her face off" at this conference the photo of me and the other woman - she identified this "other" person as being "Jody" and not me.  

I even had the producers of the Dr. Phil show reaching out to me in 2004 trying to arrange my flight to do the show when I hadn't even talked to them beforehand.  When I asked for the phone number of the person who they were speaking to - this phone number matched the woman in the picture's who has been also identified as Anne Bissell aka Juliette Chandler who on any given day she'll say that one is a "pen name" while on her LinkedIn profile she claims it's another person giving her a reference.

I've also been told by MANY people she contacts up anyone she's learned as making friends with me to "warn" them about how "unpredictable" I am.  How ironic since she's the one who appears to be being that reputation created just for me.  I even found a $300,000 grant issued to "Jody Williams" to have supposedly opened up a "drop in crisis center" in Pasadena - which turned out to be an empty hall.  I reported this to the authorities and everyone on her "Silver Braid" board was arrested for fraud BUT her.  Go figure for yourself why.

Why would I be being impersonated?  Well imagine if Bill Wilson were alive and certain powers wanted to have Prohibition brought back and he wouldn't go along with speaking out for this to be brought back into law, add up how many addicts and alcoholics are now offered "alternatives to incarceration" now in dollars as well as how much money one gets to put them into treatment and you  got yourself a motive as to why I'm being impersonated and marginalized in a movement I got off the ground.  Not an easy feat when Linda Lovelace had just failed completely at getting sex trafficking recognition during her 1980's book release of "Ordeal".  My movement however led not only to the Trafficking Act of 2000 being passed, but further we beat back the legal brothels on three separate campaigns - 1988, 1991 and the Mob Museum now sits where a lot of wealthy people and even Oscar Goodman "attorney to the Mob" had once campaigned to have a legal brothel there instead for years.   Now we have the Museum, and the Arts District there instead.  Since I've stayed off TV since my daughter's birth in 1991 - it's not that hard to fake me.

3.   The whole fund raiser of "Kamylla" done by the Cupcake Girls'. Maxine Doogan, and her crew of women, was based on her supposedly not being an American citizen who was arrested for prostitution to supposedly silence her about the show "8 Minutes" being faked by the producer's in Houston, Texas.

The money was to get her an attorney to fight the prostitution charge under the threat she'd be deported if she lost this case.  No show aired with her face, no contract was ever shown to prove she was hired to even do this show, Relativity Media refused to verify she was ever hired to film the show.

No reporter validated seeing her ID card, nor any contract between her and Relativity Media verifying she was the person paid to appear on the show.  She further claims to have been mistreated in Kathryn Griffin Townsend's program "Been There Done That" in 2014 in Houston, Texas.   The woman who originally contacted me as this woman claimed to be from Brazil with a Brazilian accent.
We got along fine and when I asked her why she was now online bashing the hell out of and lying about us on top of that she reported to me she wasn't online, she didn't have internet, and she'd signed a "model release" giving Maxine Doogan the authority to post as her online, along with a confidentiality agreement not to speak past that point in the public eye.  She also gave me her legal name when we spoke.

I became concerned her children were going to be taken what with all of the public postings her children didn't have food in the house, the apartment was flooded to water knee high, and her mother was working as a prostitute while their father wasn't employed either.  Children have been taken for less.  Especially when the parents aren't American citizens.

She was also being threatened supposedly with being deported if she lost the prostitution case, and she needed to not just have "any" job to obtain a work visa, but job has to be one where she's not replacing an American worker.  Further, the employer has to be willing to prove to the court she's not replacing an American worker, that her job is  offered because she has "unique" skills".  These were things we have helped our members with since we launched in 1987 so we're quite familiar with the system there in Houston.

Right now as we speak we're going on our third week of a national prison/jail protest.  Many who are involved in this report it's over the way illegal aliens are being kept without bail, not being processed, and used for free labor as we saw even exposed by Rep. Portman who uncovered teenagers being held without being processed for deportation and used for labor on an egg farm.  Let's not even go into what I'm hearing is happening on the sex trafficking front right out of the so called "safe house shelters" by the workers there.

The whole fund raiser with "Kamylla" completely masked there are large numbers of illegal aliens being held right now in Houston without bail, without a phone call, without an attorney appointed to them, without proper medical care as they have no insurance, they're not being processed back home, nor given bail, and many are being used either as forced labor for free or they're being used in pharmaceutical research experiments.  

It made it appear she could be out on bail after a prostitution charge which just isn't what's happening to illegal alien women and their families  down in that region.  It also made it appear their police force was doing individual stings rather than group arrests when their department doesn't have that kind of funding.  If you think the media isn't engaged in trying to cover up what's been going on at all of these riots that have been shutting down more than one prison over the last two years in the USA - then ask yourself why you're not hearing about the prison protests going on right now?

Which is what concerned us deeply.  For one thing, we confirmed with the jail that no, any non-American arrested for prostitution is NOT released on bail.  They're not released until they're found non-guilty and their visa's are properly processed, meaning she'll have to have this job requirement taken care of also to be released from jail.

I contacted the court and not only were there no cases for eviction nor prostitution under the legal name she gave us, but there was no one of any name having both an eviction and prostitution case at the same time as was being alleged.  I further spoke to the Houston police who faxed me over a complete list of everyone arrested for prostitution over the last two years.  They noted to us there were no individual arrests for prostitution as Kamylla alleged.

The reason was because the head of Vice reported they don't have the funds to do arrests other than group stints - that it would be too expensive to set up a single investigation and arrest of one woman as was being alleged in this fund raiser.  This Vice Detective further was quite offended saying they also do these stings in group's to further make sure no one claims any "misconduct" between the officers and the woman as why he confirmed the story of her being "set up and arrested for prostitution" was entirely fabricated.

Everyone confirmed Kathryn hadn't run her program during 2014.  Her Facebook page showed she'd been doing a voter registration drive for the mayor.  Also, Kamylla's accent went from Brazilian to Korean in a tape done with Maxine Doogan.  I further have a tape of my own I'm debating about uploading where I have multiple calls from this woman trying to find who the attorney's are who offer our members free help, where our meetings are located, where I live, and basically trying to scout out information on our members and program which are frankly none of their business.  If you'd like to hear this voice on tape for yourself - again it's on previous blog articles here.

I've been accused of "attacking sex workers" when I attack Maxine Doogan and her crew.  Far from the truth.  These women in my opinion are NOT championing the issues of sex workers in the USA as they're misleading the public.  If I'm wrong - then answer me this - why is Maxine and this crew silencing the fact ANYONE, male female or transgender, adult or juvenile, arrested for prostitution right now in the USA has the legal right to ask the court for an "alternative to incarceration" and receive it which will not only avoid jail for them, help set up the expungement of their records, but further help them keep their homes, custody of their children, their jobs if they have them, and professional licenses such as realtors or stock brokers which would be lost if they have such licensing before the arrest?

All without a fund raiser.  All without their name and photo being splashed about online.  All without having to have SWOP "champion" them.  All using laws grandfathered in by Alcoholics Anonymous so you don't even need to hire a private attorney.  That if you further need a job that will help you comply with Immigration requirements - we do this day in day out for free as we have for 30 years across the USA without again spreading the name and face of the sex worker all over the internet to achieve the fund raiser.  

Now WHO exactly wants to not offer that to sex workers and also not promote a hotline where they can call for help when they can't call the police and can speak to speak to another ex-sex worker where we can also get them into free drug treatment GEARED for our special needs, help them escape pimps when necessary, even if those pimps are like those Celeste Guap was dealing with, as we've been dealing with them back to Chris Butler, get help with Immigration, free legal help with things like evictions, restraining orders, child custody and divorce issues, along with job referrals in case they need work to comply with ICE or probation to also further avoid jail terms.

Now for YEARS until Robin died in 2012, SWOP recognized we offered sex workers valuable services and resources.  But she dies, anyone who knows our name is shut out and shunned, our name is white washed right out of blogs like it was removed from Tits N SAs, and anyone who even mentions they're thinking about calling our hotline for help is then THREATENED?  Tell me again who is being a "sex worker advocate" here please?  We're not out there threatening and intimidating sex workers into being afraid to call anyone.  We are however providing you with information you can ask yourself about and consider instead.  We're not the ones holding fund raisers, asking you for your IP address, banking information, blocking you from information on how you can avoid going to jail when popped, how to keep your kids and stay in this country, and then further inviting you to public events where you can be legally recorded though are we?

4.  If you compare the "faking" of Samoly Mam with that of Wilthema Ortiz Pettiegrew - you'll see it's almost an identical match.  Even down to where she spoke and awards received.  She wins an award for "top 100 most influential people" but for what's not listed anywhere online.   This woman claims to be a juvenile sex trafficking survivor, yet she asks for money to go to Notre Dame college despite the fact there are numerous scholarships for survivors available.  I even contacted her offering to send her a list of these scholarships, to which got no response.

Compare her testimony before Congress with that of what we're hearing out of others who were juvenile women of color being trafficked in California such as Celeste Guap and you'll hear very different stories.  Certainly NOTHING like Celeste has gone through was ever put before the Congress.  I took Wilthema's testimony to over 30 women, and MEN who were actually trafficked in the same time frame, in the same cities, as Wilthema claimed to have happened to her,  

I asked them to read the testimony and asked if this represented THEIR feelings and experiences rather than the well funded group who financed everything about Wilthema, including her "recommendation" to CNN as a "top influential person" by the Ricky Martin Foundation who acknowledged they'll "recommend" anyone for a $500,000 fee if asked.  The groups which were paying for everything to do about Wilthema, except of course paying for her college tuition to Notre Dame she reported wanting, included the McCain Foundation and the California Endowment.

Each one of these survivors I know to be survivors because I've seen their paperwork proving they were actually trafficked while juveniles during that same time period in those same cities as Wilthema was claiming to have been, then reported back that if they had a chance to testify in front of Congress about their experiences that no they would not have reported the same things she did.  They also each confirmed they would be speaking about, including at least touching upon, the issue of police involvement as we've seen with Celeste Guap.

Remember, this is a woman where one officer supposedly has killed himself over guilt to silence the truth and let her know he wanted certain things to be kept quiet before dying.  This is a woman who was told when and where to avoid being put into contact with anti-trafficking services by active duty officers on the trafficking, driven to the airport by a police officer, then put into a treatment program in Florida which had security guards for some reason, who then when Celeste supposedly popped off at her she was arrested which by the way in itself is highly unusual.

My ex-husband works as a drug counselor and I've worked around treatment for 30 years now and when clients assault guards during treatment they are RARELY arrested.  Certainly not given a $300,000 bail during which it's most likely she's certainly being intimidated into being silenced for the sake of protecting her family from Nicaragua.  I know that's exactly what was done to me to silence what I knew about Iran Contra during the 1980's.  All you see about me is at www.hightechmadam.com - so you're not hearing about what I knew either because I had the LAPD all over me trying to make sure I didn't talk to the press about the fact the warehouse wasn't a "brothel" but a safe house I'd put together because of Iran Contra.

No - each one of these survivors who had been trafficked as juveniles in Caifornia during the same time frame reported they'd be talking about at least TWO issues not addressed by Wilthema - which included the fact police are often involved in sex trafficking.  They're also often police raping women whether it's considered "statutory" or not.  I mean if you're from Nicaragua and you know this cop might haul off half of your family/friends to Immigration if you don't comply with his sexual advances, and that he can throw you in jail at whim and hold you for 71 hours without having to give you a phone call, nor even book you as I've had done to me many a time by LAPD, they can plant drugs on you as we've seen in the Rampart lawsuits, and they got "friends" like Joohon David Lee who works for Homeland Security and ICE - then you tell me you're going to say "no" to the guy or play along?

Which is all the more reason why I wouldn't even think of putting a uniformed guard anywhere near Celeste as she's getting clean - but then again WE weren't consulted about her placement.  This was something we can thank Nancy O'Malley for who seems to think she doesn't have to bother with things like consulting with us about appropriate treatment despite the fact it's well known our survivors are known to be violent with drug treatment staff if they're not treated in a certain manner.

This fact is why I was brought in to train all of the treatment staff in programs such as the Tarzana Treatment Center during the 1980's and 1990's after most of their staff was being beat up by prostitutes who were placed there was our outreach and alternative sentencing projects done during the late 1980's and early 1990's.  Of which this was the first time prostitutes were in treatment openly because they used to previously reject treatment for fear incriminating themselves before.

I've had a few people say "well you're attacking everyone on both sides".  No I'm not.  I'm attacking bullshit and calling out bullshit.  Lenin was the one who taught you "control opposition by being the opposition".  Monsanto has had memo's leaked out where they've been offering up to $500,000 for people to "infiltrate" their organization.  Anyone who remembers the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's knows well how informants were used all of the time as spies upon them.  I know a "catfish" when I see one.

I also know when someone is pissing on my leg and telling me it's raining.  I learned a long time ago with pimps who were telling me they "loved me" with one hand in my pocket's, and if you look at what each and every person has in common that I have called out it's been they aren't what they're appearing to be.  I remember well how the Nazi's used Jews to lead other Jews into the showers so I don't follow "scape goats" - the goats used to get cows to follow them into the slaughter chutes.  '

I also know good and well I was working on decriminalization, and making great progress, clear back to 1987 and you won't convince me what Maxine is doing has anything to do with decriminalization when she's throwing "illegal prostitutes" under the bus repeatedly with her own words in her own memos and language when talking to politicians and the legislature trying to make legal distinctions between "sex workers" and "illegal prostitutes".

Distinctions we don't make now do we achieve decriminalization by not speaking out against "ending demand".  The BEST witness to call the police and report sex trafficking is the JOHN.  They not only see where it's at, but they're also free to call the police in a manner which victims can't do.  Further, they aren't going to come forward if they're protecting their right not to incriminate themselves.  They're also way more emotionally and financially stable to be able to fully testify against the traffickers in ways most victims aren't even possibly near of complaining around.  THEY'RE the ones in the best position to tell the police when someone is being trafficked vs. not trafficked, and in a way better position to also testify against the traffickers without the risk to life and family the victims are in.  So you want to help DECRIMINALIZE sex work - then you bring up how essential it is to fight sex trafficking by allowing the JOHN to be able to come forward.

Again, let's look at the Celeste Guap case.  I'd like to know how she's supposed to be able to report being trafficked with that many cops knowing where she, and her family, all live.  When she can be thrown in jail as she is now in Florida in a way a "john" couldn't.  You'll  NEVER get prostitution decriminalized by acting like trafficking doesn't exist, and claiming it's a free speech" issue" and suing the prosecutor's office.  All that does is generate publicity.  

Just like the publicity her and her group brought to "50 Shades of Grey", the "Girlfriend Experience" and "8 Minutes".  Ask yourself if you even would have HEARD of "8 Minutes" of not for their "protesting".  Which had NOTHING to do with them being taken off the air I need to add.  That happened 8 hours after I served the station and producers with a legal threat to file for an injunction if not taken off the air and not only was the show canceled, but the letter I had posted on their site was removed along with the whole site.  Shows are canceled daily which are not removed from the internet.  Maxine had been "protesting" the show for months - generating nothing but publicity and doing nothing to shut them down.

Maxine is getting publicity but not doing a A DAMN THING to get prostitution decriminalized.  If she wanted it decriminalized, then she would be in total support of the work we started building back in 1987 where we've pointed out the victims are children, brainwashed, threatened, coerced, and vulnerable.  They wouldn't be trafficked unless scared in the first place.  Therefore the ONLY person who can report it, step up to talk about it, then witness against it and shut it down are outraged clients who are shutting it down no different than if you were to buy a blood diamond and the buyers refuse to buy the blood diamonds.  But you're again not going to get "buyers" stepping up again if in fear of self incrimination because it's illegal to purchase sex.   Now how are you going to convince the public these men are the best weaspon's unless you've got victims AND "johns" stepping up to talk about this in the manner in which we've been doing   I don't see any of Maxine's "johns" stepping up talking about sex trafficking the way our group does - yet she's silencing us.

Again, I'm a sex worker and so are the members of our program and supporters.   How can she and her group call themselves "sex worker advocates" while attacking us?  WE didn't START  any of this.  You go back and look at date and time stamps and see who started all of this.  We've had a perfectly good relationship with SWOP and the other groups like Desiree Alliance up until 2013 when Robin died.  I supported Maxine, and even sent her work financial donations prior to 2013.  When Kamylla called our hotline we did nothing but offer to help her as she asked us to.  It was Maxine, Domina Elle, Meg Munoz, and that whole faction who started launching attacks against us like on www.sexworkersanonymous.org.

They were the ones sending in "spies" to try and infiltrate our program, get information on our members, threatening our hotline, threatening me with violence, throwing our members out of social media groups, threatening their own members if they continued to speak to us in any way, trying to find out where I lived, and launching the attacks - not us.  We're in a position now where we're trying to warn people about what happened - not an offensive.  We've been nothing but honest and not playing "catfish" games with anyone either as this side has.  I'm sorry but ANYONE can post up a profile claiming to be a "sex worker".

Especially after real sex workers like Mistress Bardot filed a complaint alleging Domina Elle was "copying her every move and behavior" studying her like a method actress studies a character she's adapting.  I've put my arrest record online so people know I"m real at www.hightechmadam.com and I don't know of anyone who gets a pimping charge overturned except someone like Alex who was an informant -  I'm sorry.  I've tracked money from Shawnee Hunt to Domina Elle and Maxine, and I've even found an IP address Domina Elle set up to "end demand".

I'm not even frankly sure I buy this person's story claiming Maxine "stole her computer" and I'm taking down the email we were sent after I post this blog for that reason.

This "Democracy Now" article just confirms that this type of thing is going on. And if you think they "only do that sort of thing on other countries" and not here in the USA - go check out some of Dr. Stephen Greer's tapes then on the "Disclosure Project".  https://www.google.com/#q=dr.+stephen+greer+sirius+eggs

Kay Hiramine was using this movement as his smoke screen already.  https://theintercept.com/2015/10/26/pentagon-missionary-spies-christian-ngo-front-for-north-korea-espionage/

I haven't changed my story in 30 years. I have been saying the same things back before sex trafficking got federal recognition.  I was saying this before the agenda to expand prostitution into the the USA and get it legalized WITHOUT a union and without laws in place allowing men like Joohon David Lee to be arrested in place nor do I think a woman can only prostitute if she's working in a brothel owned by men like Dennis Hof.  That's what "legalized" prostitution means - that a woman cant work independently like they shut down in Nevada.  In other words, unless the "house" get a piece of the action you get arrested.  Nope - not right.  Especially with no union representing the sex workers in existence yet.  You can't legally call a worker a "subcontractor" under 1099 and then determine they can only work at your location at your hours using their tools because under the law this makes them an employer!

If Samoly Mam can be a fake, Stella Marr, Rachel Moran and Chong Kim then GUESS WHAT?  So can women like Maxine Doogan and Domina Elle!!! 
Duh!

PROOF OF HOW THE OTHER SIDE OPERATES

http://orangecountyda.org/civica/press/display.asp?layout=2&Entry=4935

The program we operate has members coming to us who can't come to the police because either there is no trafficker to have arrested, or because the person who trafficked them might even be the police.  Take for example the case of Celeste Guap.  Let's say you were her and you wanted to leave.  The news has released information she was told by one officer when and where NOT to be in order NOT to have any contact with any of the trafficking outreach projects their task force was operating.

Which by the way proves MY POINT that REAL trafficking victims aren't found in such a manner as the fact remains REAL traffickers always either are the police, or have police informants, and thus would be so tipped off by such outreach projects and that's why we don't conduct our outreach in such manners - but let me go back to my main subject here.  Which is we have members like Celeste, like Jeane Palfrey who was trying to get the word out about who was trafficking her as evidenced by her "Black Book", by women who have slept with Charlie Sheen who has admitted to now having spent literally MILLIONS trying to "keep his secret quiet".  Who signed with Live Nation by the way in 2013 - the same exact year the Cupcake Girls formed in Nevada and started smearing our name in Nevada in guess which year?  2013.  Whose lobbyist just so happens to be the SAME as to one for - drum roll please - Live Nation.  Interestingly also for Snoop Dogg - a man who we've also helped women escape his rolling brothel in 2003 who the police have yet to arrest for pimping or pandering despite his confession now giving enough evidence to warrant on a arrest on either or one of these charges.  Willing consent even and legal age doesn't negate these felony laws were violated.  But hey he's got a whole PR team and also Live Nation on his side.  Along with companies now known as hiring "online influencers" to do their dirty work.  Heck Craigslist will even pay you $100 a day or more sometimes just to "borrow" your Facebook page and pretend to be a real person while they go after their real agenda - like attacking us the day we launched www.boycottsnoop.com

So then why are people saying we're "being crazy" when we started talking about finding a private investigator online who would be following our every movement using our IP address to track these movements?  Then after finding out everyone we'd spoken to online, they would then go to this person, ask questions about us, and then after pumping them for information they'd then threaten them with a "if you value your reputation you won't have anything to do with her because she's "unpredictable".  I don't know when this exactly became a bad thing to be "unpredictable" considering most of what I do is help women organize rescue and escape plans from traffickers where if you were "predictable" then you wouldn't exactly be effective, but I wander again here.

When I would then serve one private investigator with a threat to file a complaint with the licensing board, along with a defamation lawsuit, yes they would immediately roll up shop and stop.  However, only to be replaced in five minutes.  Meaning this wasn't someone who had a personal grudge against me - but clearly was because someone was either PAYING them to do so - or there was a common interest of some kind.

Now since I found every private investigator who was talking, harassing, and threatening people connected to me was also working in some capacity on a sex trafficking task force, a committee, etc., where the police are a direct recipient of federal grants and fund raisers - where money which was designed to be going to service victims rehabilitation is now instead going to "police training" not to get the victims to open up to exit services by the way but to instead show them how to "arrest more traffickers" (which if you look at the training created NONE OF IT addresses traffickers such as Joohon David Lee or Chris Butler represent - every single scrap of education coming out of the programs being taught to law enforcement doesn't have ONE SHRED of information about what to do when the trafficker is another police officer, or a Homeland Security Officer, or an ICE officer, or a police officer such as in the Celeste Guap case, etc.)

So what's the motive here?  For one thing, the money going to the police for their "training" was supposed to be going into building exit and rehabilitative services for victims.  Not for cops to be taught how to target African American and Hispanic men on street corners as "traffickers", nor to replace good old fashioned "john stings" with the name of "end demand" and operate in the same exact manner as before without one shred of consideration for the fact the person not only the MOST likely to know where sex trafficking exists within that region, AND who has the mental and financial stability to be a much better witness in court than the victim IS the "john".

So my opinions would mean the training could go back to being provided to them for free by our members as was done before this whole scrapping for grant money came down the pike, and that money could be going into services for the victims or heavens forbid teaching police officers how to be "interventionists" instead of trying to arrest people as well as how to turn "johns" into informants rather than the victims whose lives, and that of their children, are holding in the balance here.

The training we would provide would also include what to do in the very real situation that it's another officer involved in the trafficking they're now having to figure out how to deal with it.  I've asked the airport security people to see their training that teaches them how to identify a victim, and how to report sex trafficking and there's not one single shred, sentence, or word in there about what to do when the trafficker is someone like Joohon David Lee - a man working for Homeland Security, ICe and the sex trafficking task forces in California and Nevada as well as Alaska when he had problems there in 2009.

The reason?  There's "no law on the books yet" as to how someone like him can be arrested.  So does this mean the training doesn't include how to report it?  Is that it?  Are we seriously limiting the training by what the law says a trafficker is rather than what one is and about helping victims?  When is it we only help victims when we can arrest someone?  Yes ideas like that are so dangerous this right here probably explains why private investigators who are friends with the trafficking police task forces who are dependent and scrapping for grant money are coming after me trying to shut me down like I'm the friggin enemy here.

Which is exactly what the traffickers want.  This is why Jeane Palfrey was trying to show people why Randall Tobias' name was in her "Black Book" and why he was the author of the TVRA of 2003 who then had everyone focusing on going after grant money now instead of going after saving the victims of this crime, and helping those to exit who simply wanted out.

I mean let me tell you something - after you've got a completely screwed up neck from 10,000 blow jobs like I have, and your knees are literally blown out from dancing in heels and also being on your knees a lot, don't even get me started on how bad my back is according to my latest MRI, and your immune system is shot from having sex work well over 25,000 men as I have, and you've contracted Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which has now infected over 80 percent of the porn industry in California to date, so you wind up at 25 years old wearing tennis shoes, barely able to nod your head and throwing dinner together on a Foreman Grill because you're too exhausted to cook a meal and you're walking around with a heating pad on your lower back all the time - then yeah it's time to get out of the sex industry and one might need a little help going from $500,000 a year to a friggin office job at $10 an hour!!!

And the last thing I need is some private investigator harassing me online when I'm trying to talk to the CDC about the fact all of the calls we're getting lately are from those who have never been tested for HIV/AIDS ever because sex workers aren't getting that type of training any longer because everyone's out looking for "trafficking victims" instead of servicing the needs of sex workers who don't even know what that term means because it was invented by politicians who couldn't say the word "prostitute" without gagging - and those who are coming back with their test results being positive are telling me that we're now back in the same epidemic we were in during the 1980's.

Only we had the LGBT community to blow the whistle and alert the world through men like Elton John and Elizabeth Taylor back then - only right now the only ones I'm seeing coming down with this are the prostitutes.  So no they're not going to be organizing any protests or marches because they're too busy trying not to get their asses arrested!  Leaving me having to try and get through to the CDC we have a problem going on here right now and then I'm finding they're too scared to talk to me because private investigators like Sandra Woodall are calling them up saying "oh don't talk to Jody because she's crazy".

Yeah right.  And this guy was imagining he was set up too I bet huh?  I guarantee you if some PI would do this over a contract that small - the stuff I'm talking about being in the millions is more than enough to warrant why my statements this is happening to me are not only true - but "standard operating procedure" for these guys.

Especially when I'm having cops tell me "off the record" they're being threatened with their families being harmed if they step up to help any of these women and kids being prostituted.  Well this is how it's being done.  http://orangecountyda.org/civica/press/display.asp?layout=2&Entry=4935