Thursday 14th December 2017,

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Filipino American

Class President Missing for More than Two Months

posted by Randall

Tyla-Ann PlacenciaThe father of a missing 14-year old girl fears his daughter may be the victim of human trafficking.

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

Chinese American

Comfort Women Memorial Unveiled in San Francisco

posted by Randall
Comfort Women Statue SF

“Halmuni” (Grandmother) Lee Yongsoo, a survivor who spoke at the ceremony, with a statue of Kim Haksun, the first woman to come out publicly about being a former sex slave. Photo by Kevin Lee

A woman forced into a brothel during WWII by the Japanese Imperial Army embraced a new statue to spread her story … Read more

Asian Americans

Jeremy Lin Shocked by Thailand’s Red Light District

posted by Jiayi Sun
Banghok Red Light District

Red Light district in Banghok, Thailand

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

Crime

May 29, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Thailand Pledges to Stop Pipeline of Human Trafficking to U.S.

Thailand Pledges to Stop Pipeline of Human Trafficking to U.S.

posted by Randall

human-trafficking-graphicThai 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.

According to CNN, … Read more

Chinese American

May 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Ten Victims Freed in Massachusetts Sex Trafficking Raid

Ten Victims Freed in Massachusetts Sex Trafficking Raid

posted by Randall
Prostitution

Photo by Devon Buchanon

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

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Tracing the Journey of a Human Sex Trafficking Survivor

Tracing the Journey of a Human Sex Trafficking Survivor

posted by Randall
Shandra Woworuntu

Courtesy: Shandra Woworuntu/Facebook

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

Chinese American

Apr 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Nationwide Asian Prostitution Ring Busted

Nationwide Asian Prostitution Ring Busted

posted by Randall

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

Asian Americans

Asia Is the Largest Source of Human Trafficking in the U.S.

posted by Randall
Human Trafficking

Human trafficking survivor

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.

President Barack Obama … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Margaret Cho Reveals Her Life as a Sex Worker

posted by Randall

Margaret ChoMargaret Cho once again opened up about her sexuality.

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.

Read more

Community Issues

Jul 17, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on India West: Supreme Court victory for Indian American Motel Owners

India West: Supreme Court victory for Indian American Motel Owners

posted by Elizabeth Kim

Motel

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

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