Posted by daphne | Posted in Awareness, Human Trafficking | Posted on January 18, 2012
The mental image of a coach statutory raping a boy in a university shower has been branded into our national consciousness since 21 felony counts of alleged sexual abuse were brought against Jerry Sandusky.
Grand Jury findings that a Penn State assistant witnessed the atrocity and failed to stop it compounded by the fact that his reporting it to a revered head coach and others failed to protect other children from later abuse makes us mad, sad, and sick all at once.
Posted by daphne | Posted in Announcements, Awareness, Daphne, Events, Human Trafficking, Initiative, Sex Trafficking, Volunteer | Posted on December 31, 2011
Happy New Year! Your dedication in 2011 has paved the way for our sure victory in 2012.
After holding our breath to see the outcomes of the fundraising and the Attorney General’s approval of our initiative, we have a sigh of relief. The Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE Act) petition launched on December 24th, just in time for Christmas!
Posted by daphne | Posted in Announcements, Daphne, Human Trafficking, Initiative, News, Sex Trafficking, Volunteer | Posted on November 23, 2011
Posted by daphne | Posted in Announcements, Daphne, Fundraising, Human Trafficking, Initiative, Labor Trafficking, News, Sex Trafficking | Posted on October 11, 2011
From its inception two years ago, California Against Slavery (CAS) has been unwavering in our commitment to place our initiative on the ballot. We believe in the strategic significance of strong laws and the collective power of voters.
Over a year ago, I said that CAS will not launch another signature campaign unless we have assurance of success. This means securing a strong base of support and funding.
TODAY, I am thrilled to announce that we are launching our signature campaign this December 1st!
Posted by daphne | Posted in Announcements, Daphne, Initiative | Posted on October 6, 2011
The message below was sent to our volunteers in July 2010 at the end of our first attempt to qualify the initiative for the 2010 ballot. Watch the video here.
Many of you know that Cambodia is one of the most notorious countries for sex trafficking. But do you know that there are more children sold for sex in our country than in Cambodia? We should be appalled
Posted by daphne | Posted in Daphne, Events, Human Trafficking, Initiative, Volunteer | Posted on September 9, 2011
Today is California Against Slavery’s official 2-year birthday! On 9-9-09, Karen and I registered CAS with the IRS and State of California. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves and all of you into! :-)
Posted by daphne | Posted in News, Uncategorized | Posted on September 8, 2011
San Diego, August 22, 2011: Charles Duan Hamilton was sentenced by a federal court in San Diego to serve 141 months in custody, plus 10 years of supervised release for one count of sex trafficking of a minor. He was also ordered by pay $3,200.07 in restitution to the victim.
Hamilton admitted that he recruited and transported a 16 year old female for prostitution in San Diego County and other places. He was arrested in Seattle, Washington.
To view the News Release from the Office of the United States Attorney Southern District of California:
Posted by daphne | Posted in Awareness, Fundraising, Human Trafficking, Initiative, Language, News, Sex Trafficking | Posted on August 2, 2011
This weekend, I was floored by a news article about a jury that acquitted a pimp because his teenage victim had a prior history of sexual exploitation (Miami girl’s beau/pimp acquitted of sex crime , Journal Gazette, Indiana, 7/29/11). It is absolutely appalling that the court accepted an argument that this young victim’s prior exploitation and abuse somehow meant that “she asked for it” or that “she deserved it.” Both the judge and the jury lacked an understanding of the victimology of domestic minor sex trafficking.
Posted by daphne | Posted in Awareness, Human Trafficking, News, Sex Trafficking | Posted on July 21, 2011
-sex as divorced from personal relationships (with a lack of emotional involvement)
-have a profile that commit more crimes of all sorts compared to “non-buyers” and all violent crimes in this test group against women are committed by buyers.