slavery is alive and well
Will this new policy help catch human trafficking?What if your
driver's license and car insurance be linked to your credit/debit cards?
They would replace current credit/debit cards with an encoded chip credit/debit
cards by let us say by 2015, to keep it secured. Then whenever you get gas, if
you do not have a valid driver's license or current car insurance, you get
no gas. The same can be said if you were to get money out of the ATM machine.
Also, if the driver's license does not match of the location of the use of
these financial transactions, the credit/debit card will be void of use. If you
were to go out of town, a link to your health insurance card will help EMTs in
case you need medical assistance. Perhaps to make your all-in-one card to work
out of town, you will indicate online where you are going. Finally, how many
human traffickers are driving without a valid driver's license or car
insurance? These cards will help catch human trafficking as a result.
Tragic that our country squanders all of its law enforcement resources to fight
a war on drugs when the heinous crimes are right under our noses.
Let's try to retain some perspective. It was reported that, of some 9,000
human trafficking complaints lodged in the 50 United States last year, less than
300, or one-third of 1%, originated in Utah. So even if human trafficking is
"prevalent" in the USA, It doesn't appear to be prevalent in the
State of Utah. Tragic, yes; prevalent, no.
@ Dante - Are you kidding me? It doesn't matter where it originates it is
tragic. The police did say that Utah is a throughfare for human trafficking so
it is very prevalent.
Pornography fuels the demand for sex trafficking, as most sex workers in the
porn industry and prostitution are victims. One possible solution is to arrest
men picking up prostitutes, rather than blaming the victims. Also, people need
to realize that watching pornography is progressive and can lead to real life
acts, like seeking a prostitute, rape or the sexual abuse of a child. General
acceptance of pornography in society must stop. People need to realize that
pornography is hurting children, individuals and families at alarming rates.
@PollyWhile I disdain the things you mention as well, I
wouldn't go so far to say one causes the other. While I have seen plenty
of violent acts portrayed on TV and the Movies, I have never been inclined to do
those things. The same may be true of other things.
Lawyers, judges, lawmakers, and law enforcement keep letting these criminals go.
They are to blame! Besides, we should be picking our own fruit and harvesting
our own crops, then maybe we and our children wouldn't be over weight and
using so many drugs.
This is a real problem here. Years ago a girl in my ward went to the Greyhound
station to run away and instead was picked up by the mob and sent to Vegas as a
prostitute. She was about 14 years old. She was discovered a year or two later
when she went out on call and the jon said she was too young, called her parents
and took her to the airport. Even after the girl made it home the family had to
deal with the mob intimidating her/them and trying to re-capture the girl to
take her back to Vegas. CRAZY! This stuff is everywhere.
People say they are against slavery, but then I see and read these human
trafficking stories and I feel sick inside because of this barbarism. Human
trafficking should be punished by life under constant monitoring.
We can only fight this scourge if we fund the agencies (through our tax dollars)
to staff, research, arrest, try, convict and incarcerate the scumbags who prey
on vulnerable, helpless people. People screaming about making government so
small you can drown it in a bathtub are obviously not thinking about who is not
getting protected when we don't fund these agencies adequately. People
are not just going to volunteer to solve the problem. And who are 'the
johns' buying the services of these underage girls? Your neighbors.
What happens every time we declare a war on something. Joke.