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
The FBI is investigating agencies which supply employees for Karaoke hostess bars in Koreatown that some suspect are havens for prostitution, reports AllKPop.
The hostess bars have been popular in South Korea and gaining in acceptance in K-towns throughout the United States.
These Korean hostess agencies are known to accept immigrant workers who don’t … Read more
A once trashy street in the city of Oakland, CA has been transformed to one of peace and tranquility. The SF Gate reports some believe the transformation dates back to the day someone left a two-foot high stone Buddha in the median of 11th Avenue and 19th Street in Oakland’s Eastlake neighborhood (file photo by … Read more
Arrested were Qiao He, a.k.a. “Judy,” 37, and her sister Gaineng He, 36, both of San Francisco.
“The victims in these brothels were treated as commodities in an insidious human marketplace,” Harris said. “Human … Read more
The Democratic leadership in the California State Senate is calling on Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco to resign after his arrest on corruption charges.
This afternoon Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Yee should resign before his fellow Democrats move to suspend him.
“He’s been a leader on human services, foster care and … Read more
The reporter of an Atlantic Cities story has backtracked on an offensive article about San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Responding to criticism from a blog posted on AsAmNews earlier today, report John Metcalfe wrote “I somehow missed the all-important context explaining why this map was made in the first place, for which AsAmNews is justifiably ripping … Read more