Tuesday 17th October 2017,

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Asian Americans

No Happy Ending to Racist Song

posted by Randall

Happy Ending

It’s the open secret behind the doors of too many massage parlors.

Happy endings have become synonymous with sex.

Too often its connected to sex trafficking-women lured to America with the promise of a better life, only to be trapped into a life of sexual servitude at a massage parlor while they pay off the … 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

Chinese American

LA Times: Five Arrested in Chinese Sex Trafficking Ring

posted by Randall

Hsing Chieh "Jerry" Wang

Hsing Chieh “Jerry” Wang is accused of being the leader of a sex trafficking ring in California

A sex trafficking ring that spanned hundreds of miles from San Diego near the California/Mexican border all the way to the Central Valley town of Fresno has been uncovered, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
 
The … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 23, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Children in Danger of Sexual Exploitation

Asian American Children in Danger of Sexual Exploitation

posted by Randall

Massage parlor

Human sex trafficking is nothing new in the Asian American community.

It’s no secret there is an illegal pipeline of exploited workers coming from Asian countries of women being lured to the United States, incurring huge debt to immigrate and then being forced to pay off their debt by working in massage parlors or as … 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

Professor & Doctor Jeung Live Amid Homelessness & Crime
Aug 12, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Professor & Doctor Jeung Live Amid Homelessness & Crime

Professor & Doctor Jeung Live Amid Homelessness & Crime

posted by Randall

By Bethany Ao
Photos by Joyce Huang

For over two decades, Russell and Joan Jeung have lived in East Oakland to fulfill their calling to serve the community. The neighborhood they reside in is filled with refugees from Southeast Asia, most of them struggling to make ends meet financially.

Living among the people the couple … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 17, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Highland Community News: Defendant sentenced to 10-years in California sex trafficking case

Highland Community News: Defendant sentenced to 10-years in California sex trafficking case

posted by Elizabeth Kim

Kamala HarrisAttorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced  that 55-year-old Jimmy Gong Lee has been sentenced to 10-years in prison and must pay a penalty for his role in an Emeryville, California-based sex trafficking ring, reports Highland Community News.

Lee and Tom Loi pled guilty in May to multiple felony charges. Lee pled to conspiracy … Read more

Community Issues

Dec 24, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on India West: Indian American hotel owner helps fight child trafficking

India West: Indian American hotel owner helps fight child trafficking

posted by Randall

Child prostitution, sex traffickingFew decent humans would disagree that exploiting children for sex is one of the most despicable crimes known to man. (photo by Sylvar)

An Indian American owned hotel chain has set up a training program to teach its employees how to spot child trafficking and prevent it, reports India West.

Vision Hospitality is … Read more

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