human trafficking http://kalw.org en Human trafficking: A fisherman’s story http://kalw.org/post/human-trafficking-fisherman-s-story <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">San Francisco has some of the country’s highest reports of human trafficking. It’s one of the top 10 cities in the U.S</span><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> where trafficking is the worst. The practice is often called modern-day slavery: traffickers use sexual exploitation, fraud, and forced labor to keep people powerless. It’s the second most profitable crime in the world, generating more than $32 billion a year -- just behind drug trafficking. </span></p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 02:05:20 +0000 Leila Day 38442 at http://kalw.org Human trafficking: A fisherman’s story Labor Trafficking: Extended Interview with Sgt. Tony Flores http://kalw.org/post/labor-trafficking-extended-interview-sgt-tony-flores <p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:18:16 +0000 Ben Trefny & Leila Day 38438 at http://kalw.org Labor Trafficking: Extended Interview with Sgt. Tony Flores Today on Your Call: How should we combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation in California? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-should-we-combat-human-trafficking-and-sexual-exploitation-california <P></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px; FONT: 14px Verdana"><SPAN style="LETTER-SPACING: 0px">On today's Your Call, we’ll continue our election coverage with a debate on Proposition 35. If it passes, it would increase criminal penalties for human traffickers. &nbsp; Supporters say it would protect vulnerable populations from exploitation.&nbsp; Opponents say the language is too broad, penalties are too severe, and the wrong people would suffer. &nbsp;Join us at 10am&nbsp;PST or post a comment here. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 17780 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How should we combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation in California? Investigation exposes human trafficking in the Bay Area http://kalw.org/post/investigation-exposes-human-trafficking-bay-area <p><em>Slavery doesn&rsquo;t often make the headlines, but the practice is alive and well in the 21st century. According to an investigation in the </em><a href="http://sfpublicpress.org/trafficking">San Francisco Public Press</a><em>, there are more people enslaved today than at any other time in history. The U.S. State Department says that estimates of those enslaved through human trafficking ranges from 4 million to 27 million people.</em></p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 23:22:43 +0000 Holly Kernan 7498 at http://kalw.org Investigation exposes human trafficking in the Bay Area