Tyla-Ann Placencia had just been elected class president at Oceana High School in Pacifica near San Francisco when she went missing on September 27.
“When you have a beautiful young lady that can make herself look almost … Read more
NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin talked about his life changing trip to Thailand that changed his perspective. Along with Pastor Eugene Cho, he walked through one of the red light districts in Bangkok and witnessed the cruelty of human trafficking firsthand.
Eugene Cho posted a photo of himself and … Read more
Thai authorities are pledging their cooperation to stop the human trafficking of Thai women to the United States, reports The Nation.
The pledge comes after the arrests of 21 suspects in a human trafficking ring accused of sending hundreds of Thai women to the United States to work as prostitutes.
Five suspects have been arrested and 10 Asian sex trafficking victims freed after raids in Boston’s Chinatown, Quincy, North Reading and Cambridge in Massachusetts, reports the Boston Herald.
The victims being sold for sex worked 12 hours a day and spoke very little English.
Prosecutors say the women were taken … Read more
By Minnie Roh
Asian American Life
Human trafficking or sex slavery may conjure up images of young children in third world countries, or something that only happens in seedy red light districts, but sex slavery survivor Shandra Woworuntu says sex trafficking is happening all around us. Sometimes it’s even happening right in … Read more
Prosecutors in Minnesota say four people have been arrested in a multi-state prostitution ring that targeted Chinese and Korean women, reports MPR News.
Three of the suspects are being held in Southern California and the fourth in Blaine, MN.
“It seemed to me this was the Uber of sex trafficking, where … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Victims of human trafficking could be the guy delivering your Chinese food, a woman giving manicures, the men working in the kitchen of your favorite restaurant or the woman taking care of the children of someone you know. They have been gardeners, waiters, bakers and teachers.
This time she did it in a series of revealing tweets on Twitter talking about her life as a sex worker and how those in the industry should be both protected and respected.
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The US Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that the section of the Los Angeles Municipal Code that allows police to check motel and hotel guest registries without a warrant is unconstitutional and a violation of the Fourth Amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures, reports India West.
The case of Los Angeles v. Patel was … Read more