human trafficking

6:05pm

Wed January 15, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Human trafficking: A fisherman’s story

Sara Brooke Curtis

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 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.

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4:18pm

Wed January 15, 2014

12:00am

Wed October 10, 2012
Proposition 35: Human Trafficking

Today on Your Call: How should we combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation in California?


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.   Supporters say it would protect vulnerable populations from exploitation.  Opponents say the language is too broad, penalties are too severe, and the wrong people would suffer.  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. What questions do you have about proposition 35?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


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4:22pm

Wed March 14, 2012
Cops & Courts

Investigation exposes human trafficking in the Bay Area

Photo courtesy of http://newamericamedia.org/2012/02/human-trafficking-a-growing-global-scourge.php

Slavery doesn’t often make the headlines, but the practice is alive and well in the 21st century. According to an investigation in the San Francisco Public Press, 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.

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