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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

SWOP'S GATHERING OF PUBLIC DATA ON SEX WORKERS

Edward Snowden revealed there is an intentional campaign going to gather data on people for the purposes of "pushing" on them by the CIA, and other agencies.  Anyone who has seen his film is aware of what's going on.

Which would explain why SWOP is not acting like a group "by sex workers for sex workers" since Robin Few, their founder, died in 2012.  While our 12 step program has undergone extreme viscious attack by members of SWOP, and their new "leadership" seems to act like we're not members of the sex worker community any longer for some reason despite the fact we operate the only hotline in the country where sex workers who want help to exit the industry can call for help without fear of any of their information being disclosed to anyone, especially law enforcement, they decided to try and set up their own version of a 12 step meeting for sex workers in Las Vegas.  You can see how they advertise this meeting online which courts have ruled is the same as a "public notice" by the way.


Thus rendering this meeting the same as if held in a "public place".  Which if you look at the actual meeting place ala Google map photos - it really is:


Since there is a public sidewalk in front of the place, anyone can park their car or stand there and film who pulls into that parking lot.  It's small enough it can't be argued that on a Saturday morning, when the other business's are closed there in that center, that the person is there for one reason and one reason only - the SWOP 12 step meeting.  So the person, car and license plate can be videotaped without the party's consent.

The law also states that anyone who does "not take steps" to make something "confidential" also waives any right to privacy.  A "12 step meeting" by the way does not have the same laws of confidentiality a "12 step program" does.  Our program, Sex Workers Anonymous, is a "12 step program" recognized officially by our government as a 501c3 and with approval from AA to adapt it's steps given to us in writing to do so.  

I have asked around some of the "old timers" in AA and NA in Las Vegas and they have no idea who is running this meeting.  Being I've sponsored sex workers, and ex-sex workers, in recovery for over 30 years total, with having done so in Vegas since 1996, I would think I'd hear about someone in the rooms starting this meeting.

So why?  Why would anyone ask someone to expose themselves to possibly being photographed legally in such a manner as to invite them to come to this meeting?  The profile for this meeting was created in December of 2016 and does not state what person is hosting this meeting.  

I take a lot of shit for being who I am, but you KNOW who I am behind our meeting.  You know I was a sex worker, I'm a person, I'm a person who has gone to great lengths to ensure the anonymity of our members, and I've refused money to give information on our members to law enforcement.  That's what you KNOW when you contact www.sexworkersanonymous.com is that a real ex-sex worker in recovery for 30 years is going to be there to help you when you call. 

There is no person standing behind this meeting that I can see.  I see a profile which wasn't opened until December of 2016 and that's it.  At least when people are "bashing" me - I'm a REAL PERSON.  I'm a bona fide ex-sex worker who has also been in recovery for 30 years.  You KNOW that.  I'm not a "catfish" profile either set up to gather information on sex workers which by the way SWOP has confirmed they are sending the data onto the government when they do their "tax returns" or explain "who they gave their grant money to".  Savannah Sly is also no longer their director.

So who and why would they ask sex workers in Las Vegas to do this?


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SWOP'S IDEA OF A "MEETING" FOR SEX WORKERS

For those of you "old timers" in this community, you will remember that I've had a long term relationship in the past with both Sex Workers Outreach Project, otherwise known as SWOP, as well as Tits & Sass the blog.

Why?  Because SWA wasn't designed to get people out of the sex industry.   We were designed to help people get out who needed help to do so and couldn't get it from traditional sources like calling the police for help.  We were also designed to provide "alternative sentencing" for victims of sex trafficking who were being convicted as criminals - so they could come to our meetings instead of being forced into a jail term because of mandatory incarceration laws.  Remember, American women didn't have federal recognition they could even BE a "victim" until the Trafficking Act of 2000.  Up until then you were viewed only, and totally, as a "criminal" by our legal system.

Our hotline and program was instead designed for women like those who were being forced to work for DEA agents who owned a strip club in New Jersey.  I ask you - who do they call for help if they're being raped, trafficked, pimped, exploited, or otherwise abused by men with badges?  

Especially when back in the 1980's THEY are the ones viewed as "criminals" by the legal system - NOT the DEA agents.  There was a presumption that anyone who is a stripper is a "criminal" whereas when it comes to a cop, FBI agent, or DEA agent you then have the presumption they're not.  It slants the playing field for every minute prostitution is illegal in this country.  http://nypost.com/2015/05/20/dea-agents-secretly-owned-strip-club-with-illegal-immigrant-dancers-feds/

I myself was in that situation where I was being forced to do things illegal and dangerous I didn't want to do by men who were CIA, FBI, DEA, and also local cops in LAPD.  Some of those cases became the infamous RAMPART cases.  Others like mine were such I knew I'd never make it alive to testify in a court room so I instead created a "safe house".  It was I later learned the first safe house for adults in this country for what is now called "sex trafficking victims".  You can read about it at www.hightechmadam.com

So, how would I know if someone needed help?  They're going to call me for help?  HOW?  Again, take a look at the situation of these women being trafficked and exploited by those DEA agents in New Jersey.  Can they call me for help with the language barrier?  How would they know they could call our hotline for help?  The owners of the club are going to tell them?  

They're kept isolated in lives where they're supervised 24/7, being shuttled from home to the club daily.  I've got an interview from a victim like this who talks about how it took her a year just to get her traffickers to trust her enough to go to the store by herself at www.leavingtheliferadio.com

Meaning to me I think the whole premise of the Polaris National Trafficking Hotline is like a government "oxymoron" like "government intelligence".  I ask you how does a victim "call herself" for help when she's going to be under constant surveillance by her traffickers or pimp?  I know I didn't have any privacy when I was in that situation.

SO for years I relied upon phone calls from people in the community who knew I wasn't going to involve the police UNLESS that's what they wanted.  Referrals to us of sex workers who needed help of some kind used to come from sources in other words like SWOP or even the Tits & Sass blog, The Erotic Review, Redbook, Rentboy, and other such sites and people who have now all been busted and otherwise shut down.

EXCEPT SWOP who is flourishing AFTER their founder, Robin, died in 2012 for some reason.  http://www.nswp.org/timeline/event/death-robin-few 

Usually groups die when their founder does.  I mean look at Gabriella's work in Columbia as a case in point.  Since she died of cancer, everything started dying off in her group/work. http://www.akissforgabriela.com/?page_id=2742

But SWOP has been growing, flourishing, and for some strange reason chasing anyone who is a friend of mine, or has anything positive to say about SWA or myself right on out of their group and social media.

In fact, after Robin died, they at one point were even offering grants of $500 to "organize a chapter".  If you were verified as a sex worker by another sex worker, they were giving out $500 to cover things like refreshments for you to organize a local chapter of sex workers.   This was so you'd invite out local sex workers to come out for coffee, meet and greet, and get to know each other.  I was floored.  I mean let's all be bank robbers and put up an announcement on social media "hey the meeting of bank robbers is happening this weekend - come on down".

I still can't believe my eyes here what I'm seeing.  I moved to Las Vegas in 1996.  So I have lived in Las Vegas since 1996.  I'm a recovering addict so I'm "in the rooms" all the time in this town.  Anyone coming into recovery who is also a sex worker is usually told by anyone with any time in the rooms "you need to go talk to Jody".  

Why?  Because they know I run Sex Workers Anonymous and I've been clean since 1985.  They also know I sponsor a lot of men and women in this town who get, and stay, clean.  So many that I have a weekly meeting of just my sponsees where we get together and work on our step work.

So I got to tell you when I started hearing about THIS - I was wondering "wtf?"


Mind you when it comes to "recovery from addiction" for sex workers - I get referrals from the local mental health center, social workers, the local treatment centers, local therapists, and other old timers in other 12 step programs, and the list goes on in Las Vegas of the referrals I get.  By the way, no I don't get referrals from people who are trying to stay clean while STILL working in the sex industry.  

Why?  BECAUSE IT DOESN'T WORK.  Not during early recovery it doesn't.  You take someone with a week or month clean or sober and you put them in the industry and no they're not going to stay clean.  I won't engage in "insanity" when I know you can take a delicate "newcomer" and expect them to stay clean while undergoing the stresses related to the sex industry.  

Is that the "sex industry" only?  No it's not.  But if my sponsees, or people I work with in early sobriety, weren't getting, and staying, clean then I would understand the need for this meeting.  The thing is - I haven't even HEARD anything about this "meeting' in the rooms.  In fact, I don't know of one single "old timer" connected to some meeting on Saturday's for sex workers to "focus on their recovery".  

So I"m curious.  What's going on?  Who is running the meeting?  Why haven't I heard anything about this in the rooms of AA or NA?  Why didn't someone let me know about it so I could support the meeting?  I run a hotline based out of Las Vegas so if there's a recovery meeting going on in town then I need to know about it to provide referrals properly.  

For these reasons, I reached out to the person holding the meeting to find out more.  I was then BLASTED with an attack back.  Threatened, insulted, lied to, not exactly very "recovering" way of acting towards another recovering addict mind you.  So I got even more curious, especially when they tried to lie to me and say that posting the address, date and time of this meeting was "not a public notice" because it was "on social media".  Especially when everyone knows the courts have now ruled that something like Twitter IS "public".  

So I went to Google maps to see what this address was and look at this:

I would NEVER EVER hold a meeting labeled for "sex workers" at such a location and I'll tell you why.  Notice how you can see the license plates on every car in that parking lot for one thing.  For another, you can see anyone getting out of their car and going into that building clearly while standing on another public street.  Meaning you can be standing there as long as you want watching that building from a public street and not even a cop can come and move you off that property.  Even if you're standing there with a camera taking pictures.

I also would never label a meeting for "sex workers" either because in the eyes of the law it's the same as saying "bank robbers".  In other words, it is "probable cause" for law enforcement to get a warrant to surveille this meeting for information on criminal activities.  For another, for someone involved in illegal activities to host a meeting with another person in criminal activities under the law it's considered a "conspiracy".  Under the Patriot Act, it's illegal for members of an illegal activity to get together to talk about that activity by itself.  

I know this because in the 1950's addicts going to Narcotics Anonymous meetings used to get arrested for going to meetings.  Special laws had to be written to stop that which are on the books.  But the law states you are allowed to go to a 12 step PROGRAM, not a meeting, but a PROGRAM, and have the cops leave you alone.  If you look at the announcement for this meeting - it's an SWOP meeting if anything.  It's not a separate, distinct, "program".  All the more reason this meeting is not exempt from a search warrant, surveillance, or even being considered as being a meeting where people are "conspiring" which doesn't require any physical evidence of anything illegal for the people at this meeting to be arrested.  

THIS meeting is A COP'S WET DREAM.  Especially in Nevada now that AB67 has passed allowing the cops to videotape and surveille any thing that they "believe might involve sex trafficking".  The meeting was announced in a public forum, Twitter.  Plus you can watch the meeting, and who comes to this meeting, from a public street, even taking photographs.  No one can tell you that you can't stand on a public street and take photos.  

The courts when it comes to "confidentiality" are very clear that anything in the "public view" can be videotaped without the parties consent.  ESPECIALLY in Nevada where it's only a "one party"  needed consent to record anything.  

Meaning in 1000 years I would NEVER EVER host a Sex Workers Anonymous meeting, or even a meeting of my sponsees at any meeting set up like this one is.  I wouldn't be up at 10 am on a Saturday evening nor do I know anyone in the sex industry, or even retired from the industry, who would be up and around on a Saturday morning.  Telling me whoever put this together can't possibly be someone who used to be in the sex industry, or even is, who is in recovery and clean.  No recovering addict who used to be, or is in, sex work would have a Saturday morning meeting.

Especially since most sex workers I know in Vegas have kids.  I'm not going to say where we have our meetings, but I've had to make accommodations for everyone's kids at our SWA meetings.  My daughter has grown up knowing "her job" is to entertain the other sex workers' kids so the moms can talk freely.  I don't even see any type of place where the kids can go and keep themselves busy.  Another reason why I usually have our meetings either when the kids are in school, or after they go to bed.  If I don't, then I have to hold the meetings at places like Chuckie Cheese so the kids can play while the mom's talk.  

This whole thing illustrates why anything involving a certain community should INVOLVE that community.  I have quite a few "sponsees" in Nevada and I can assure you there's no way any of us would be getting up at 10 am on a Saturday morning for one thing.  For another, the place isn't set up to help us watch our kids, nor at a good time where the kids are in school.  Most of them are working Friday or Saturday, and their husband's are home on Saturday's also.  It's why I don't host any SWA meetings of our program on a Saturday anyway.  Haven't in over 20 years.  

I asked around the local "old timers" in AA and NA and they don't know anything about this meeting.  The person behind it told me that I was only curious because I wanted to "be relevant" which is insane being I asked because I'm in recovery and I need to know about meetings for the purpose of our hotline.  They also tried to deny this meeting is one that's too "public" in my opinion to host sex workers in recovery.

Let me tell you about REAL sex workers.  If some people even find out you're in porn, stripping, let alone prostitution - you're liable to get Child Protective Services at your door wanting to take your kids.  Were you arrested for anything?  No.  Doesn't matter.  The current systems in this country view a sex worker as an "unfit' mother.  Men are suing for custody over this constantly on that ground and winning.  I see CPS taking kids right and left from our members who aren't doing anything even illegal.  

You don't know how the neighbors will act.  Just KNOWING WHERE YOU LIVE can be dangerous, ESPECIALLY IN LAS VEGAS.  https://downtrend.com/vsaxena/cytherea-raped-by-gang-of-teen-thugs

I know of a woman who took a cab home one night from working as a stripper.  The cab driver then swung back around after work, broke into her home and then RAPED  her.  If she had not had a gun in the house who knows what the guy would have done to her.  

Look at the way the public reacting with War Machine attacked Kristy Mack who resides in Vegas.  I have watched as 1/2 of her social media attacked her after that attack, and I have watched HORRIFIED as Jon's attorney went after her like she caused that attack.  A treatment I don't think she would be being subjected to if she was a secretary or a cashier somewhere.

REAL SEX WORKERS know there are DANGERS in just anyone knowing who you are, where you are, and especially to match a photo of you with your license plate and car make and model.  Anyone can run those plates and maybe even find out where you live.  Unlike California, Nevada requires you to list a home address on your plates and doesn't give you the legal right to protect that information in case you have stalkers.  

So who in their RIGHT MIND would put something out on social media saying "hey boys the hookers who are also coming off drugs are going to be at this address at this time come on down"?  

Certainly not anyone who has our protection and best interests at heart.  I know I go to a lot of trouble to find locations for our SWA meetings.  I have to scout for places where parking is "off street" and can't be seen from the street for reasons this meeting illustrates here.  I have to find ways to make it NOT apparent or obvious they're coming to our meeting like how for years I had one of our meetings in a public library.  This way if anyone was being followed it appeared they were just going to the library for a book.

PLEASE if you are in sex work, or used to be, and you're wanting to connect to others who are clean and sober - please contact www.sexworkersanonymous.com  We'll protect your anonymity and I have PLENTY of numbers of old timers all over the country who are there just to help you with your recovery who are more than happy to talk to you, work with you, and to do so where you are PROTECTED from any thing where you could be recorded, that information used against you, or who knows what's going on with this "data mining".  


Look - I was approached in Las Vegas by a vice detective back in 2007.  He offered me a substantial amount of money if I would become an "informant" about the types of calls we get in SWA, as well as tell them about what and who we're working with in Nevada.  I refused that offer.  

So trust me - information on who you are means money to some people.  Clearly someone is also trying to make sure they control your environment also if they're hosting a 12 step meeting about recovery when none of the old timers in this town know anything about this meeting.  

PLUS I'M ONE.  I am not only an ex-sex worker, with lots of friends still in the industry, working with our kind daily, but I'm also in recovery for years now and I reach out to these people and they ATTACK ME?  Threaten me with legal action and lawyers?  INSULT ME?  Okay if this is for real - that's the kind of recovery you want?

By the way, if you think there aren't people trying to identify personal information on people who are sex workers - think again.  

Here's an article about how Twitter was served with a legal demand to give them personal information on an account holder for no valid legal reason other than just being pissed off - https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/government-goes-after-critic-twitter-remembers-constitution-just-time

Do you think it's safe to be completely entirely open about being involved in sex work in some fashion?  Catch this article - http://www.africanindy.com/features/phones-protect-ugandas-sex-workers-from-police-harassment-5570964


If you need help and want to get it SAFELY - please call us first.  We know of many resources and people who are SAFE.  

As for "Tits & Sass" - someone came in and took over their site about two years ago, white washed every single comment by me or SWA, about me and SWA, and made it appear for some reason we don't even exist.  I ask you, how can that be a "sex worker community" forum when someone who has been a part of this community for over 30 years, has answered over 500,000 calls from sex workers on our hotline over that time, is "white washed" entirely off their site?  If I'm treated that way - then how much do they care about ALL of our voices?  Clearly it's only the ones they APPROVE of.  







Saturday, April 8, 2017

WHISTLE BLOWING AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING

I didn't start our hotline for www.sexworkersanonymous.com without a great deal of legal research first.  You have to understand back in 1987 sex trafficking of American men, women and children was NOT illegal on American soil.  YES "pimping" and "pandering" was but NOT "sex trafficking".  

Remember, the term "sex trafficking" wasn't even INVENTED as of 1987.  I want you to think back to the 1950's.  Back in the 1950's if you were trying to report mob activity to the police they had no idea what you were talking about.  OFFICIALLY the very idea of the "mob" didn't even exist back then.  

It didn't exist  "officially" until Joe Valachi came forward with his book validating it was real.  It was THEN that recognition was given federally, laws were written, and then Rudolph Guiliani formed one of the first task forces to go after mob figures who would otherwise have gone without prosecution.  

All of which was then introduced to the American public with the film "The Godfather" to basically announce to us that the mob was in fact "real".  

In other words, the "mob" didn't exist back in the 1950's.  Nor did the term even.  There were government agencies who would even say to you back then "there's no such thing as the mob".  We accept the mob now as a real thing in our society, but back in the 1950's they did not.  

Sex trafficking is the same thing.  I invite you to watch again this opening sequence of "Enter the Dragon".  I believe had Bruce Lee lived, I think he was trying to tell us something.  Please note the victims in his film were AMERICAN women being held by CHINESE women.  If you watch the whole film you'll see that Bruce "mistook" the Chinese women for the victims but instead they were the daughter's of the head trafficker.  This distinction was not an accident.  I believe it was trying to illustrate a point. 




Every single thing was true in that film as of 1973 - there WERE NO LAWS against tricking a American adult woman onto a plane, drugging her, and then selling her as a sexual object to someone in another country.  Not if she was an American over the age of 18 years old - there was NOTHING you could do legally to stop it unless you could maybe prove something under existing laws like kidnapping.  Were the victims in this film being "pimped"?  No.  They were being SOLD.  There is a difference in many ways.  

The SAME difference between the "mob" and a "criminal".  Let's say you're being abused by an abusive husband.  You have him arrested and problem solved right?  

The same with "pimps".  Get him arrested and your problem is solved.  

HOWEVER, with an organized sex trafficking ring if you get one person arrested IT DOES NOTHING TO STOP THE MACHINE.  Meaning you could be killed in jail.  You could be killed by a bad cop on your way to testify.  You could be killed in another state entirely like in the Margo Compton case as an example.  http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/When-Jailbirds-Sing-It-was-the-pure-savagery-of-3018647.php

Which her case beautifully illustrates the distinction between the two and why I started pushing for laws about this sort of thing back in the 1980's. For those of you who don't know what I mean - here's a news clip on her story.   Her specific traffickers connected to the Hell's Angeles were already in jail - but the others came and murdered her and her twins in another state.  

This is what I mean about there's not enough protection for the witnesses yet either because the laws aren't clearly understanding the difference in needs between a "pimping victim" and a "trafficking victim".  If you think this was resolved by the way - think again:  http://www.lamag.com/longform/downfall/

Which is WHY I make such a distinction as I do between PIMPING and SEX TRAFFICKING.   Back in the 1980's if I had a pimp I wanted to get away from all I had to do was call 911.  That's it.  There were laws on the books existing back then which not only allowed for me to get this guy arrested, but also to classify me as a victim for the things he made me do.  It would also be easy to keep me safe from him - just arrest him.  Problem solved.  However, it's not so easy when you're dealing with trying to protect yourself from traffickers.  

So laws DID NOT exist back for me, and others like me like Margo, was when we were being victimized by an organized crime ring.  SPECIFICALLY AS I WAS.  In my personal story, I had Beverly Hills police officers forcing me to engage in the sex industry at their beck and call, including serving them sexually personally, i.e., rape, under threat that not only I would be arrested, but so would everyone in my family if I didn't do what they wanted.  

A threat which was carried out in 1984 when my mother and I were arrested under the false allegation I was "running a brothel".  You can see the clips at www.hightechmadam.com

When I was arrested, and my mother was also, I didn't think it was right that I couldn't defend myself legally against the charges.  

Why?  For one thing the press you see on that site.   I was held on a $50,000 bail which then wouldn't take 10 %.  Meaning I had to have a friend of mine put up his house to get me out of jail.  That took two weeks to get the paperwork together.  

The purpose of me being held wasn't I was a flight risk - it was to create the media against me "tainting" the pool first of all.  It's kind of hard to prove you weren't "running a brothel" when the 11 o'clock news has been blasting the story you were for two weeks all over the world.  Including your judge and jury pool.

Then how am I supposed to defend myself?  I'm supposed to get on the stand and say "cops made me do it?"  But the cops weren't acting alone.  They were acting in unison to men from the FBI, CIA and Colombian drugs lords.  

To understand what I was in the middle of - you need to understand Iran Contra.  You need to understand that Los Angeles was a war zone between drug lords and our own CIA who were battling to supply the town with cocaine.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_involvement_in_Contra_cocaine_trafficking

Meaning I knew the minute I started "blowing the whistle" some guy was going to come swooping down on me talking about "national security".  That is IF I LIVED THAT LONG TO TALK.   Jeane Palfrey being my case in point here.  https://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/may2008/050308_overwhelming_evidence.htm

Which left me with no choice but to keep my mouth and my head down and then try to outrun people who were shooting at me for the next year trying to shut me up.  Which looking at the Celeste Guap case - nothing's changed!  This woman tried to come forward to the press about what police were doing to her.  What happened?  Same thing that happened to me.  She was taken to Florida, framed on a charge where she was held on a $300,000 bail.  Now you don't hear her giving anymore interviews do you?  

Which is why I have a such a problem with the fact women like Elle Snow from "Game Over" gets to testify against her PIMP but Celeste is being left out on her own entirely with the whole legal viewing HER as the "enemy".  http://abc7news.com/news/woman-at-center-of-opd-sex-scandal-offered-deal-in-florida-attack/1508429/

I ask you why are these two women still being treated so differently?  Do you see Celeste being asked to train police cadets about sex trafficking as Elle Snow was?  No you don't because the voices of victims like myself, and her are being silenced that's why.

Now how are people supposed to call my hotline I started in 1987 when some of the things that are being done to them aren't even against the law?  Especially when it appears the only one who IS a criminal is THEM?  

Again, take a look at the Margo Compton case.  She was being forced to engage in prostitution.  If a cop had come by - guess who would have been arrested for prostitution and thus be a "criminal"?  Margo.  

Then look at what happened to her when she "blew the whistle" on who was behind her.   Our hotline would have afforded her an ability to get out of the situation entirely and I honestly think if she had she'd still be alive today.  

Which is why I have some serious issues about the National Trafficking Hotline and the way they're going about generating calls.  First of all, I chose to be a hotline connected to a 12 step program.  Why?  Was it because I thought "prostitution was an addiction"?  

NO.

That's why when you see people accusing me of such - these are people who not only don't know me, they don't know anything about our work either.  I started our hotline connected to a 12 step program for a few reasons, but not that one.  One being that because of laws already on the books because of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous - all calls to our hotline were considered "confidential".  As "confidential" as talking to a priest, doctor or lawyer from a legal standpoint.  

Meaning that if someone called me in the middle of a case, as Jeane Palfrey was involved in for an example, then I couldn't be subpoenaed to testify as to what she was told on the phone.  

Oh and by the way - no you can't just slap the title "12 step" on something and have that be guaranteed the same level of confidentiality our hotline is.  First, you have to be a "separate recognized 12 step program".  Meaning you have to ACTUALLY BE a 12 step program to take advantage of that legal protection.

WHICH MEANS you have to first get legal consent to adapt the 12 steps by Alcoholics Anonymous.  To do this, you have to develop a program - meaning you have to have literature, an explanation of what your program is "powerless" over, what materials you will use for your meetings using the 12 step intellectual property, etc.

You also have to "take steps" to ensure conversations are in fact "confidential".  Meaning you can't for example have meetings which are listed online by address, date and time, nor on flyers, nor ads - nor listed in any public fashion.  To list a meeting in a public way is no different than making something a public street - meaning you're giving legal consent to be recorded UNLESS YOU TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE that conversations between the members won't be overheard.  

Why do I bring this up?  Because some group in Las Vegas is calling itself "SWOP 12 step" and listing their meetings as being "every Saturday" listing the time, address, and calling for "sex workers" to attend the meeting.  I'm sorry but ESPECIALLY in Nevada which is a ONE PARTY CONSENT state to record - that is NOT guaranteeing any right of confidentiality for anyone attending that meeting.  

If ANYTHING - READ the NV AB67 law regarding sex trafficking.  They have the right to "tape record oral conversations anywhere they suspect sex trafficking".  Meaning you have a twitter account calling for sex workers to come to an SWOP 12 step meeting - and you're just sending an engraved invitation to law enforcement to have the legal right to tape record anyone at that meeting and the sex workers would have no recourse to stop that type of surveillance and recording under the law of NV merely because someone says "oh this is a 12 step meeting".  A "meeting" is not a "program" which one has to be in order to even begin to take advantage of the confidentiality protection afforded those who call the SWA hotline, or go to SWA meetings - none of which you'll find a meeting listed openly online for THESE REASONS.

Are there other reasons?  Yeah.  Take a look for a moment will you on this article about the "Whistle Blower Law" in Florida.  https://www.floridabar.org/divcom/jn/jnjournal01.nsf/Author/D03B48A151BF857D852575C5004BECAE

What is this saying?  It's saying that if you were to make a complaint about criminal behavior, like sex trafficking, against a boss of yours,  then you potentially could be also slapped with criminal charges and a civil lawsuit.  That's what it means.  Something I'd like to add I don't see Polaris advising callers about before asking them to do just that - spill their guts about what they know and then they report that data to law enforcement!

I invite you to look at a case of a man who tried to blow the whistle against what he saw other guards doing to an inmate in a Florida prison.  This man saw a man basically murdered by other guards.  When he reported what he saw, and then HE was then subjected to MORE investigations than the murderers.   HE was subjected to  SIX Internal Affairs investigations while those who killed this inmate were let completely off the hook!   http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1974526.html

I want you to take a look at some of the things Polaris is doing with hotel/motels.  https://polarisproject.org/sites/default/files/human-trafficking-hotel-industry-recommendations.pdf  They're training the help at these hotels to make a call reporting sex trafficking activity to this hotline.  

Let's say the cops come out and find out there IS  sex trafficking going on and in the process of doing this they find the owners of that hotel are involved.  They convict them of this.  

Guess what happens then?  

The owners can then sue that person and win.  ESPECIALLY if that person was an employee of the company they're blowing the whistle on.  

Read that article carefully on whistle blowing I have listed above here.  It says that when you are making a statement "as an employee" that this is NOT "free speech" and thus "not protected" under the Constitution.

Now how would the hotel owner know who blew the whistle?  The Polaris National Trafficking Hotline is NOT a confidential hotline in the same sense as our hotline here at www.sexworkersanonymous.com.  Theoretically, if hit with a subpoena to give up information on who made that call I see no legal ground they can stand upon to refuse.  The person who made the call IS NOT A VICTIM and therefore NOT entitled to "confidentiality".  

Has this sort of thing happened?  Yeah it has.  I have a stack of folders sitting on my desk of people telling me stories of how they were slapped with lawsuits, and even had their property taken from them, some being so attacked they had to even relocate, all because of legal retaliation by LAWYERS when they went and tried to report sex trafficking in the manner in which is being promoted right now.  

In fact, I'm talking to a man right now who is just part of a pattern I saw developing starting back in 2013 - the traffickers are literally hitting "confidants" of victims with restraining orders and injunctions threatening them with arrest if they speak to the victim again in any way.  I've gotten them myself.  I've had victims call the hotline and two days later I have an attorney threatening me with a restraining order if I take future calls from said victim.  

Only what they don't expect is that I'm exempt from such threats!  I've got a list of "confidants" of victims across the country right now who victims have gone to for help only to find themselves being hit with legal action - and Polaris is training people to "go out and talk to victims and ask them these questions"?  Seriously?  

I dare say if Celeste Guap had come to us before going to the press, she would in a entirely different situation right now than she is.  We certainly wouldn't have let those police and the Office of Victim Assistance, ship her off to that program in Florida that has ABSOLUTELY NO TRACK RECORD of effectively helping victims of her kind.  They let a guard file charges against her and drag her out of their program?  Oh and by the way I'm going to keep the light of the press on her so these people don't think about doing to her what they did to Jeane Palfrey to shut her up - so please keep talking about her case.  It's what's keeping her alive.

I'm sure no lawyer was given to Celeste when she was arrested for supposedly assaulting this guard in Florida at the treatment center to consult about filing charges back against the treatment center for their negligence in allowing it to even happen did they?  Something which if she'd called our hotline for help she would have had.  

So if you want to know some of the reasons I'm having such a problem with this - it's because I'm getting more and more phone calls from people who have tried to report sex trafficking who are winding up with lawsuits, court orders, losing their job, losing their business, and basically having their lives ruined because they tried to follow these "commercials" who are promoting that this is the way you report sex trafficking.  

It's not always that simple.  

When in doubt, and you would like to report some kind of sex trafficking you're involved in, or know about, PLEASE consider calling our hotline FIRST.  We protect you when calling us for help.  www.sexworkersanonymous.com

PS - THE above is why the ONLY way we're going to fight sex trafficking is to DECRIMINALIZE prostitution.  

NOT LEGALIZE.  Why?

Because then the only "whistle blowers" will be EMPLOYEES who can then be slapped with lawsuits like this poor guard in Florida was.  

THAT'S WHY.  

















Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SILENCING SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIM'S SALVATION

Last Sunday I was listening to Nevada Public Radio in the car.  I think the show was the BBC World news https://knpr.org/programs/bbc-world-service

On this show, I heard about a woman going by the name of "Elle Snow" who had founded a group called "Game Over".  In the show they were talking about her "training police cadets" about "how to recognize sex trafficking" in California.  Of course the only thing you could hear on the show was her talking about Backpage!  That's hilarious to me because that's NOT where truly organized trafficking criminal operations are operating out of.  

I can assure you what I heard was her training the cadets about PIMPING but NOT about "trafficking" and sure as hell not about what trafficking in California right here and now is like, or certainly what I've been dealing with for over 30 years now.  

Am I unique?  Am I some lone wolf?  Absolutely not.  Catch this wonderful article which appeared in LA Magazine that is just the tip of the iceberg about some of the things I've been dealing with in southern California - http://www.lamag.com/longform/downfall/

Los Angeles is in a true crisis right now and the case of Joohoon David Lee, as well as Chris Butler and Celeste Guap truly demonstrate what this crisis is about.  As do articles like this - http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2015/05/orange_county_prosecutor_misconduct_judge_goethals_takes_district_attorney.html

Meaning, if the cops can't protect their own witnesses in their own jails, and if even cops are getting death threats thrown at them, then HOW ON EARTH do you think they're going to be able to help sex trafficking victims?  You're a cop who is about to come clean guess what happens to you?  http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/mcso-deputy-promised-to-expose-sheriffs-office-before-suicide-7649509

Again, not I'm not talking about victims of pimps.  I want to remind you laws about PIMPS have been on the books since my day.  You want a pimp arrested?  Call 911.  That's it.  They're going to go away in prison for a long  long time.  There is a well established system in place for that right now and so that's not what I'm talking about here.

This movement started back in the 1980's because of people like myself.  I was being forced to work in the sex industry by men who were working in our own CIA, FBI and it was being enforced by the Beverly Hills police.  I was threatened with being arrested if I didn't "do as I was told".  And I assure you these same cops were more than happy to arrest PIMPS because they were the COMPETITION.  

Only who am I going to call to get help to leave and get out of there?  When I set up a safe house for us you can read about at www.hightechmadam.com I was arrested and charged with being a pimp.  Since there wasn't a shred of evidence against me for that because I WASN'T - they arrested my mother and charged her with pimping me.  You like that?  

Only how am I to mount a defense against these false charges when I know (1) they're just going to swoop in with lawyers claiming what I'm saying has to be silenced for the sake of "the national security" (being I was also involved in Iran Contra where our own CIA was the ones bringing to cocaine into this country to sell to raise money to buy guns for the Contra's), and (2) it wasn't a crime to traffick American women on American soil back then?  I couldn't be viewed as a "victim" - only a "criminal" because I was in sex work.  There was no legal classification for me to be a "victim".  

I also couldn't talk about any of this to the press because I knew I'd just be murdered if I did to silence me.  Was I wrong?  I want you to look at what happened to Gary when he started talking about what I was in the middle of back then - https://www.thenation.com/article/new-york-times-wants-gary-webb-stay-dead/

Not until we got the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed anyway.  But many people today, even the author of that Act, Michael Horowitz, has been quoted as saying the movement we started has been "hijacked".  

By who?  Well certainly by people who want the public looking at the PIMPS and not the TRAFFICKERS and how they operate that's for sure.  

I thought it very interesting this woman was being allowed to teach cadets about sex trafficking - but I'm being black listed.  Why?  Because I would be teaching cadets in California that most likely they would be finding a culture already established where sex trafficking is something many many cops are involved in right now.  

I know a lot of good cops.  I should after 30 years of this work.  One of them, an old veteran cop of 20 years in LA told me he's "relocating out of the country" last year.  He described to me how many of the "good old cops" are leaving the area geographically in order to get to safety.  The reason is clear if you read that LA article - and that's because they have no protection.  We are living in a time warp where if you watch the movie "Serpico" right now - it's that on steroids and that's even according to Serpico himself by the way.  http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/the-police-are-still-out-of-control-112160

Look - back in the 1980's all the cops, social workers, probation officers, etc. were saying "but they won't leave their pimps" in frustration.  I offered to show them HOW to get women to LEAVE and STAY out - but this included an acknowledgment the police can't protect these women when it's the police THREATENING them.  I want you to take a real good look at the Celeste Guap case to see what I mean or mine.  I mean how am I to stand up to these Beverly Hills cops when they did arrest me the minute I refused to go along with selling women to be put onto a plane going out of this country to some oil guy we were making an oil deal with, or some drug dealer who liked to "stick it to white women"?  Hmmm?

That was the question and that's why we formed our own hotline in 1987, our own program, etc.  For those who COULDN'T call the cops for help.  So yeah I found it interesting to hear the message these people WERE allowing to be taught to cadets vs. how our message ISN'T.  

Curious more about who this "Elle Snow" is - I wrote her an email after I got done listening to the show.  Here is the original email I sent her.  Very much like the emails I send out to any survivor I hear about to start up a dialogue for the last 30 plus years now by the way.  

Hey Elle:

Heard about your speaking at the police academy on PBS last night.  Boy have things changed!  Back when we started this movement, we started it because this country wouldn't recognize we as victims even existed.  The legal system used to view us only, and solely, as "criminals".  In fact, they used to refer to us as an "urban myth" back in the 70's and 80's.  Of course they used to call it "white slavery" back then - saying it "didn't exist" any more nor did it happen to American women on American soil.

It was strange I admit to hear you training cadets in more about victims being that back in 1987 I was trying to just raise awareness we were victims and not criminals as the legal system used to recognize us as.  Boy how things have changed in 30 years.

To get that recognition is why we worked to see the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed because the sad reality is that had what happened to you happened in 1984 - you would have been arrested and treated like a criminal instead of a victim.

I'm glad now to hear the benefits of that work is you were in fact recognized as a victim today because of our hard work.  I sadly had to be arrested myself however to get that point across.  If you look at the news clips at www.hightechmadam.com - you'll see I was arrested in 1984 accused of "running a brothel".

Only it wasn't a brothel.  It was a safe house created for adults who had no where to run to hide from traffickers because our legal system, society, media, etc., all claimed we as victims didn't even exist - let alone were there any services and/or protections for victims.  I got the name "high tech madam" because of the security I had on the warehouse to keep the traffickers out.  

I'm also glad to hear you got help at 7 months in.  I say that because sadly those who are in that world more than a year tend to suffer very long term damage.  So much of a pattern we noticed after time that we've dubbed it "post prostitution syndrome".  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO-AVboR0eE

So if you hear of any victims who need some help working through that damage - please let them know about us would you?  Thanks - www.sexworkersanonymous.com

Keep up the good work Elle!  Just don't forget the victim's come first.  I say that because just about every single rescue operation I've ever taken part in, organized, executed, etc., has been because one of those "johns" came to us telling us where the victims were, helped us get them out, get them to safety, etc., because sadly in most cases the police can't intervene.  Sure they can intervene when pimps are involved - but when there's people like Joohhon David Lee or Chris Butler involved - well then it's not so simple.  

Take care - Jody (702) 488-1127 

After I sent her this email, I wrote this blog post:   
http://traffickingandprostitutionservices.blogspot.com/2017/04/fake-news-with-respect-to-sex.html  I'd like you to note in this I was talking about the Asian arrest in Irvine, CA and Asian sex trafficking.  I say this because somehow some wording got in there attacking this "Game Over" program.  I sure as heck didn't write it and it doesn't even fit into what I was writing about.  

As I was taking a break from work yesterday, I started getting a flurry of threats from this "Game Over" organization.  Here's one of the screen shots of those threats:



Basically saying if I don't remove the language talking against them - then they're going to talk against us.   That's what it appears to me to say anyway.  I've talked to now over 500,000 survivors from all over the world and after a while you kind of know what they go like.  For one thing, they seem more interested in doing something against the traffickers than in attacking me.  As for "crazy", well darling the whole point is that we are receiving DAMAGE from being VICTIMS isn't it?  I mean we don't exactly walk away undamaged now do we?  Isn't that why we need help?  Why we need to change the laws to protect us?  So I found the language quite confusing as well as her focus on attacking me.  I mean I reached out to her thinking it was another survivor, but here she's saying that because people talked smack about me that's why she hasn't reached out to me before now.  Kind of a strange idea of "unity" and "sisterhood" I think anyway.

So I did a little digging.  Why is it the same names keep coming up over and over and over again with these Samoly Mam's, Rachel Moran's, Chong Kim's, as well as other "faux" survivors that are put up there to mislead the public about what sex trafficking is, as well as what needs to be done to fight it by the way.  Sure enough the same names came up.  

Now I didn't write anything against them in that blog so I did remove it.  I still am wondering who did by the way.  I will say this, to find that language there, and then to get hit with these threats - I mean for all I know it was their group who hacked into me and put that language there so they could threaten me.  I don't know.  But I do know this - they weren't interested in just me removing the language about them.  Oh no - they wanted me to TAKE DOWN THE WHOLE POST about how it's finally coming out that there are paid "influencers" online who are trying to control public opinion - and this includes all of the attacks upon Backpage too by the way.  

Well I went and wrote this "Elle Snow" this email tonight you might find interesting.  It's why all these "fake" survivors piss me off so badly - BECAUSE THEY'RE SILENCING REAL VICTIM'S STORY which means WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO STOP THIS.  
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: LEAVING THE LIFE <msjodywilliams@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: recovery for victims
To: Jennifer M <itsgameoverinc@gmail.com>


Just curious - have you heard of the story about JT Leroy by any chance?  https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jul/20/jt-leroy-story-modern-literary-hoax-

This is the story of a woman who didn't want to show the world what she really looked like when she published a book she had claimed as her "memoir".  To fool the public, publishers, movie producers, etc., she spent TEN YEARS creating a whole false persona to the public.  She even went so far as to hire her sister-in-law to pretend to be her at readings of the book she was falsely representing to be her story.

Meaning it happens.  We've seen this with Samoly Mam.  This is a woman who has confessed that people such as Melissa Farley and Nicholas Kristof approached her, made her offers of "fame and fortune", all if she'd lie about being a sex trafficking victim to the world.

Why lie?  I mean it's not like there aren't REAL victims who would BE MORE THAN HAPPY to speak to the public and press about their ordeals.  Why I've certainly been doing it since the 1980's - so WHY HIRE AN IMPOSTER?

In the JT Leroy situation, she confessed in a recent documentary that's on Amazon Prime that it was because she didn't think the public would accept her as the author being as she was just a "fat, pregnant housewife" and not a teenage transgender boy going through wanting a sex change as the author was being falsely represented to the public as being.  

During the documentary about this Laura Albert, which is her real name, I heard her talk about her time in the sex industry.  Her so called "true life story" was that of a supposed prostitute who worked at truck stops while also being this supposed teenage boy's mother.  I read the story, and saw the film, and was outraged to be honest at the false representations it was making to the public about who that type of person, and that type of life, was like.  

How would I know?  Because it takes one to know one.  I've been not only a sex trafficking victim, but I've been in situations where I was forced to work at truck stops with truckers.  So I know what "lot lizards" and their lifestyles are like.  I also know that they went pretty much by the wayside once the internet was born in 1995.  That and a few brothels opened up catering to truckers so they can keep their business private now that other truckers are reporting them to the Polaris hotline.

I was upset with Samoly Mam's false stories about sex trafficking because it was taking the eyes of the public off what it is WE need to HELP us.  Just as I was upset with JT Leroy, or Laura Albert, at first.  Yes I was upset at these false stereotypes she had been promoting in the media with her stories out of "Savannah".  But I'd also heard her talk about actually being involved in the sex industry at some time in the documentary.

Wanting to know more about Laura, I reached out to her just as I reached out to you.  Just as I reached out once years ago to Jeane Palfrey.  Just as I've reached out to Shelley Lubben when I first heard she was forming Pink Cross.  In fact, to be quite honest, it's how I've reached out to EVERY SINGLE ONE that I hear about coming forward to reach out a hand of sisterhood and support to them.  Just again as I did when I first sent an email to Elle Snow upon hearing the show on PBS a few days ago about her founding of "Game Over".  

Only with Laura, we had the same reaction upon connecting I've had with many many many other survivors of this world for over 30 years now.  We "clicked" as any survivors do who have been in the same wars.  She confirmed she had actually been involved in sex work as she talked about on the documentary at some point in the past as I thought - but she didn't need to tell me.  The fact we "clicked" told me it was true. 

Because it's the same "click" alcoholics have when they meet that AA's magic was based upon.  The same for NA.  The same for Vietnam veterans.  In the NA Basic Text they call it a 'wordless language of empathy and recognition".  

I do know there was a woman who testified against her pimp at one point who chose to use the fake name of "Elle Snow".  I'm sure court records will show there was a woman who in fact did testify against her pimp.  But I heard the WHOLE story - that she was lured into prostitution by an African American street pimp in CALIFORNIA.

Only I got to tell you "Elle" - I've been answering this hotline a long long long time.  I've also had to ask myself  WHY were these fake people, along with celebrities, even fake stories by Laura, so pushed within the media while REAL stories like that of Celeste Guap, that of myself, and that of those who call the SWA hotline for help, are being completely shut down and silenced?

Are you aware for example that 90 percent of the calls I get from California from sex trafficking victims requesting help are NOT calling me about street pimps?  You do know why right?  You do know pimping has always been a felony and there's never been a problem getting a PIMP arrested.  

But in California, right now, and for about the last 10 years now, the TRAFFICKING situation there is involving (1) the Triad, (2) the Russian mob, (3) the Mexican Cartel, and (4) The Aryan Viking gang of who most of them are COPS.  

Am I the only one hearing about this?  Oh hell no.  There was a huge story in Los Angeles magazine about how Chief Lee Baca was being "tied to the Triad and sex trafficking".  Only what wasn't published in the story is the fact his wife is Chinese.  That he was being threatened by the Triad if he didn't comply with what they asked him to do.  That Chief Baca along with Paul Tanaka were involved in a lot of organized crime situations of which sex trafficking is just part of what they do.

Because again not PIMPS,  but TRAFFICKERS, don't just pimp.  They are involved with drug trafficking, ID theft, blackmail, marriage contracts, and a whole STRING of other crimes of which they've been getting compliance from law enforcement through the use of threats and also "relationships" such as Lee Baca's wife, not so much by money.  

That in order to stop men like Joohoon David Lee - that's why we couldn't go to Internal Affairs, nor the police, to stop him because THEY WERE BEING THREATENED also.  I'm not alone in the threats I received trying to help victims of SEX TRAFFICKING IN CALIFORNIA for years now by cops - the article in LA Magazine talks about how even other cops have been getting death threats to leave this situation alone.  

Is this just me?  Is this just LA Magazine who is aware of what's going on in California with respect to TRAFFICKING?  Oh hell no.  In fact, the Guardian published an article on how over 1,000 police officers have been arrested, sued, charged, complained about, etc., as being involved in not only forcing sex upon female prostitutes, but further involving them in sex trafficking.

Just as they tried to do to me again about 2006 by the way.  I mean how do you think I knew what was going on with "Operation Dollhouse" or Chris Butler?  The people involved in this whole criminal operation sent in someone to try and "recruit" me to "come out of retirement" based on my past experiences.  When I refused to join this criminal operation who was basically being run by California law enforcement, while the California prosecutors, and even the Attorney General's office, were all telling me they were "powerless" to stop these traffickers because they too were being threatened - I mean they couldn't even keep a witness safe in their own jails for God's sake - they then broke into my house and sexually assaulted my daughter when she was only 12 years old.   

Then when I went to get her mental health treatment, these same officials tried to have her removed from my custody where they could then traffick her in California's residential mental health programs where also real victims of sex trafficking are literally being trafficked right in and out of.  Then when they try and file a complaint about what's going on - they're labeled "crazy".  In fact, anyone who even tries to support their statements is threatened by a 5150 charge.

All things which I would imagine this woman who was trafficked in California going by the name "Elle Snow" would be aware of.  I mean everyone else is who is actually involved in the situation out here in California and Nevada region - why wouldn't she?

For over 30 years now, when I reach out to "real" survivors of these horrors, there's always not only a "click" of recognition but empathy.  We know we're the only ones who believe what we're seeing because the outside world sure doesn't know because these are things being suppressed in the media by these FAKE survivors - so there's usually a flood of phone calls where we're so glad to have someone we can talk to about these things that we do.  Just like when I connected to Laura - we immediately got on the phone and yacked away at each other for about two hours!  

But yet with whoever contacted me from this "Game Over" organization - the reaction wasn't at all like a "real" survivor, but in fact identical to the reactions I've hit whenever I've landed on one of these bogus situations that is misleading the public about what American sex trafficking is REALLY LIKE.  

So I don't know what to think about that "Elle".  I mean you are aware that there's people calling me daily on my hotline I"m sure.  You are aware we've had other members for over 30 years now.  Other members who surely aren't again going to go around talking about these things unless they know it's "safe" to do so.  How do they know?  They gauge that based on how they see people treat me is one way.

Like this article here in February of this year.  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2219740-escaping-prostitution-2/  This paper goes out to the Asian community in NY which is why the publisher wanted to have this story run.  Why?  Because again these women who are being victimized by the Triad aren't able to contact law enforcement for help because either they're involved, or they're too scared to do anything, or they can't because their Chief is involved.  So he was quite anxious to let his readers know about our program.  

The reporter was quite lovely to me so one of our members had no problem granting him an interview where she talked about her experiences being trafficked.  Of course he was only able to talk about a tiny portion of her story in the paper - but my point being that when my members see I'm being treated with respect they have no problem speaking to the press or that person.  

Which had me very intrigued why none of this sort of thing about the way modern American sex trafficking has a HEAVY intertwinement within law enforcement is anything this "Elle Snow" was talking about when addressing the cadets at the police academy.  A lecture I've been blocked from giving by the way because I would talk about just this sort of problem.

What problem?  About all of the good officers who have called me increasingly in more numbers over the years talking about how they're being pushed right off the police force by traffickers who are becoming cops in order to facilitate their trafficking operations.  This is nothing NEW by the way.  If you've had a chance to see any of the movies on Whitey Bulger like "Black Mass" or "Departed" they're very clear that it was a huge problem in bringing down Whitey because of all of the cops who had become cops just to keep the criminal operations going in this country.  

I mean why do you think I filed complaints against officers like Karen Hughes or Chief Gillispie?  It was because I was getting calls from very good cops who used to try and help these sex trafficking victims who were being literally threatened, forced off the police force, even harmed, by these other cops who were pretty much taking over the police force over the last 10 years or so.  EVEN SERPICO talked about this in a fairly recent Politico article - about how the corruption has become so bad he won't even do a book tour because of the danger.

Your threat to me yesterday by the way wasn't to just remove any language you thought I'd written about you - but you wanted me to take down the whole post for some strange reason.  What's even stranger is how many other real survivors have been coming to me since I posted it who have been saying "atta girl" because not only have they seen this same things as I was talking about, but who are getting real tired of fake ass stories filling up the air waves while the TRUTH isn't getting out there so SOMETHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT.  

I have story after story after story of good people who have been trying to report REAL INSTANCES of sex trafficking, help REAL VICTIMS  of sex trafficking, only to find themselves THREATENED in return.  

If you'll notice the story about Joohoon David Lee further, you'll see that he was actively prosecuting a so called "trafficking" situation only the people were INNOCENT.  Another thing I've noticed is they focus on street pimps - just like they did when I was being trafficked by Beverly Hills cops in the 1980's.  Oh sure these guys would arrest any African American street pimp they could to keep themselves busy, get some press, get a promotion, etc.  All while at the same time forcing me, and other women, to work for them as prostitutes and virtual sex slaves under the threat of us being arrested, our families arrested, etc., if we didn't comply.  A situation that the Celeste Guap story sadly illustrates that at the hands of Oakland, CA cops - hasn't changed.

And it WON'T CHANGE  UNTIL WE CAN GET SOME OF THIS AIR TIME YOU'RE GETTING "ELLE".  

Nor as long as members of SWA are being "excommunicated" from the dialogue by a bunch of women running around going 'don't talk to Jody - she's crazy".  Only let me ask you something "Elle" - are you going to tell me you suffered no psychological damage after what happened to you?  That you walked out of your ordeal the picture of mental health?  

Because here's the catch-22, and one of the ways why I knew Samoly Mam was a FAKE  - is because REAL VICTIMS of sex trafficking are DAMAGED.  That's why they need help.  That's why they need to talk about their stories as part of their therapy.  That's why they need to connect to other survivors.  That's why they need to also tell the public about what happened to them so SOMETHING CAN BE DONE.  

So let me get this straight - a woman who was trafficked by a pimp and even testified against them is not wanting to talk to me, another survivor, because she thinks I'm "crazy" only real victims DO SUFFER MENTAL DAMAGE.  So that makes no sense.  Why would she not want to talk to me for being essentially not only what I am as a survivor, but supposedly even something she'd certainly be struggling with also?  

I invited you Elle yesterday that if you wanted to talk about doing something about what men like Joohoon David Lee are doing, and the fact there is literally no LAW on the books yet that can even arrest him for what he did - to contact me.  Any other real survivor is OUTRAGED when I talk to them about this case.  You do know that right?

I mean up to date the only people who seem more focused on attacking me than attacking them seems to be the very people who are engaging in "disinformation" campaigns to take the public's awareness of what's really going on right now in American sex trafficking where I'm sorry but the majority of the police aren't able to do anything.   So I'm not sure why you're lecturing to cadets who are going to go into the job only to find out their Chief's are involved in this very sort of thing.  I mean Oakland went through THREE Chief's of Police before finally the mayor gave up and left the job open because she couldn't find ANYONE clean enough to take over the job!

So what do you tell cadets about to enter that?  To go to their chief?  I don't think so.  Especially after the last time I went to a Chief about a sex trafficking operation that information was used to clean up all of the evidence.  I've had the FBI tell me their "hands were tied".  Joohoon's boss said "his hands were tied".  I've gone to the US Attorney's office and the Attorney General's office, as well as the prosecutor's office's and they've said "their hands were tied".  

I mean the ONLY WAY that these arrests in Wichita, Kansas were done was the arresting officer had to wait until he RETIRED FROM THE FORCE, then joined the zoning department, before he could get these arrests!  He said he did this because he had nothing but active interference from all the other officers when he at first tried to do something for these victims in 2009.  Meaning it took him until 2013 to get these women out of that situation.  https://www.justice.gov/usao-ks/pr/three-charged-sex-trafficking-wichita-massage-parlors

Meaning there's a whole different dialogue going right now between the "major media" and those putting one fake "Samoly Mam" after the other after the other up who all seem to want to focus on Backpage for some odd reason - who all are directing that attention to Backpage and away from why men like this officer had to join the ZONING DEPT. in order to free those victims in Wichita.  

You can make this personal about me all you want because that seems to be the signature of these people by the way - or you can realize that people are DYING here and their lives are being destroyed and I don't mean just the victims either.  I'm talking good cops, FBI agents, prosecutors, etc., all telling me their hands are being tied because they can't get a word out about this stuff either past all this other media manipulation going on.  

So I"m going to repeat "Elle" - if you are a survivor and you do care about doing something about sex trafficking within the USA - why don't you give me a call and let's see what we can do about that shall we?  Unlike you, I don't care what your state of mental health is, nor do I have to be friends with you in order to realize that only by working together are we going to do something to combat THEM.

You have my number if you want to talk.  I usually answer the phone after 1 pm until 4 am.  

Jody

The below screen shot shows Elle's response to the above email was to inform me she's taken my private emails addressed to her to an attorney.  I just thought the readers of this blog should be aware at how Elle treats other survivors, as well as survivor's confidentiality.  I would suggest one be very careful about what they say to her because it's clearly going to wind up in the hands of her attorney as well as shared with multiple other people without their knowledge or consent.  So when I sent her an email asking if she wanted to talk about doing something about the Joohoon's of the world out there, and about what's going on in California to victimize women like Celeste Guap - this was her response to me.  Since she already said she's violated my privacy without my consent - this allows me to reprint her emails/screenshots by the way to her.