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PRESENT DAY SLAVERY SOURCES FOR INFORMATION
LINKS TO INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL &  LOCAL
REPORTS AND RESOURCES


It is sad to think Slavery
still exist and in my
home town of  Atlanta, GA!

I have devoted  this page
to help line information,
awareness, exposure and solutions
to  the issues and links to thoes
also fighting human trafficking.

 

Cyber Tip Line to the Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Modern (Slavery)
Human Trafficking
Information

 

Atlanta Police Search
for Missing 14 Year Old

 

Missing 14 Yr Old Beverly Kneeper if you have seen her call Atlanta Police

Click on the photo above for full story.

By Nancy Badertscher, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Atlanta police are looking for 14-year-old Beverly Knepper

who was reported missing by her mother on Monday.

Beverly had an argument with her father the previous

night over a boyfriend. If you have information, please contact the

Atlanta Police Department’s
Youth Unit
at (404) 546-4260.

Here are a few of the sources on Human
and Child Trafficking from United Nations,
President Obama, National statistics from
Hillary Clinton,
US Department of State & FBI.

 

Human Trafficking Modern Slavery- Atlanta GA has now been moved to #1 Human Slavery hub in the United States!


United Nations reports including
America, MSNBC, GA Senate,
FOX News, Dateline

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Do You have slaves
working for you?

Take the survey at
www.slaveryfootprint.org
it tracks products
worldwide made with slave labor
(Then check your homw for
makeup, phones, jewlery, toys,
spices, foods and much more!)

CLICK Here is a link to many
countries human trafficking
reports &
resources

 MICKY GOODWIN CNN INTERVIEW ON CHILD PROSITITUTION ATLANTA, GA  MAGAZINE  

 

CLICK Photo Above 

link to an article

in the Atlanta Magazine
discussing men traveling to Atlanta, GA
for child sex slaves
instead of 3rd world countries!

 

 

 

 

PBS Video Link

How to Stop the Candy Shop
An in-depth look at the child sex trafficking problem
in Atlanta, GA Candy Shop aired on PBS a month
to call attention to the issue
of selling and trafficking of children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We must do what we can to call attention to the issue
of selling and trafficking of children.
Street Grace is an organization
that is actively working to fight Atlanta's issues.

http://video.pba.org/video/1771774072/

 

Here is a link to an MSNBC article from Jan. 2011

Super Bowl a Magnet for Under age Sex Trade 01/31/2011
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/41360579/ns/us_news-
crime_and_courts/41182588


Link to the DATELINE NBC program on
Human Trafficking - Selling Children in Cambodia


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4038249/ns/dateline_nbc/

Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) was adopted 2000 & REVISED 2003
& 2005 is the legislative framework criminalizing
trafficking of humans in the USA.

United Nations
http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-tr-afficking/index.html
Complete Article below
United Nations On Drugs & Crime Report including USA
www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/Global_Report_on_TIP.pdf

UNODC on human trafficking &
migrant smuggling

UNODC

 

 

 

Human trafficking is the acquisition of people by improper
means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them.


Smuggling migrants involves the
procurement for financial or other
material benefit of illegal entry of a person
into a State of which that person is not a
national or resident.

Virtually every country in the
world is affected by these crimes.

 

 

 

The challenge for all countries, rich and poor,
is to target the criminals who exploit desperate

people and to protect and assist victims of
trafficking and smuggled migrants, many
of whom endure unimaginable hardships in
their bid for a better life.

US Department of State
US State Department Seal
Click on seal for information

Modern slavery – be it bonded labor,

involuntary servitude, or
sexual slavery – is a crime and cannot be

tolerated in any culture,
community, or country …

[It] is an affront to our values and our
commitment to human rights.”

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. She was a United States Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009

– Hillary Rodham Clinton,

Secretary of State

The Department of State’s Office
to Monitor and Combat Trafficking
in Persons, directed by Ambassador
Luis CdeBaca, leads the
United States' global engagement
against human trafficking, an
umbrella term used to describe the activities involved when
someone obtains or holds a person in compelled service. At the heart
of this phenomenon are the myriad forms of enslavement as outlined
in the United States' Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Major
forms of human trafficking include: forced labor, sex trafficking,
bonded labor, debt bondage, involuntary domestic servitude,
forced child labor, child soldiers, and child sex trafficking.

The Office has responsibility for bilateral and multilateral
diplomacy, targeted foreign assistance, and public engagement
on this issue of modern slavery and partners with foreign
governments and civil society to develop and implement
effective counter-trafficking strategies.


Click to read former
Mayor Shirley Franklin's "Dear John" letteFormer Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklinr

Former Atlanta GA Mayor Shirley Franklin


Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin launched the "Dear John" program
in 2006 to purposefully attack the problem of child prostitution
in the city of Atlanta.

Dear John” is a public education campaign to end the
commercial sexual exploitation of children,
with Mayor Shirley Franklin, the Juvenile Justice Fund and
a wide-range of supporters.

The campaign seeks to educate and activate audiences to help
stem the problem, which also results in children withdrawing from
schools and their families, entering into poverty and becoming
more susceptible to health risks.

To read more about the program visit the City of Atlanta Online.


The National Coalition's Atlanta office is actively working to

stop human trafficking - modern day slavery. For several years,

the National Coalition has been working to stop the commercial

sexual exploitation of minors Atlanta through public awareness,

public policy, parenting classes and church outreach.


The National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families

is a non-profit organization with a presence in Atlanta that

strives to meet the following goals:
• Educate Christian community on sexual ethics according to
a biblical worldview.
• Encourage and challenge Christians to live sexually pure lives.
• Engage Christians in public policy relative to sexual ethics.
• Embrace those harmed by pornography and help restore
them to sexual wholeness.


The 1-800 HelpLine offers hope and healing to those harmed by
pornography
and the sexualized messages of our culture.

Callers include those whose liveshave been broken by
sexual addiction, their family members and friends
and
professionals and pastors seeking information and consultation.

The HelpLine is available to offer crisis intervention,
pastoral counseling and referrals to treatment
centers in the caller's community.

 

GA State GBI Human Trafficking Task ForceGA State GBI Human Trafficking Task Force
Click seal for GNI links toHuman Trafficking Task Force

Suspect Sought in Sex Trafficking of Under-aged Girl
April 24, 2012
Athens, GA. – The Athens-Clarke County Police Department and
the GBI’s Human Trafficking Unit are seeking the public’s help
in locating fugitive Archie Richard Byrd, wanted for
Trafficking of Persons.

Byrd, 30, fled from police in Athens on April 10 during a human
trafficking investigation that resulted in the recovery of a
juvenile prostitute. Byrd was the pimp for the juvenile.
He is also wanted in California for Aggravated Assault.

Byrd is 5’ 11" tall, weighs 230 pounds and has multiple tattoos,
the most prominent being "ISRAEL" on his right forearm.
He is known to frequent the East Point area.


Byrd should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on
Byrd’s where abouts is asked to contact the
GBI Tip Line at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477) or
the Athens-Clarke County Police Department at 706-623-3337.


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Contact Information:
John Bankhead - 404-270-8330 404-270-8330

 

State of GA Seal

Click on the seal

 

 

 

Here are several more sources and articles from arrest in FEB!
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/
Dallas,-Ga.-Man-Faces-Child-Porn-Charges-20110201-am-sd

http://www.notforsalega.org/index.html#/csec-in-georgia/


Other Speakers

Street Grace at http://www.streetgrace.org/home

at the National coalition.org
Read more about the
National Coalition at nationalcoalition.org



02/04/2011
Covington, GA
Man Charged with 11 Counts of
Sexual Exploitation of a Child
WBHF
A COVINGTON MAN WAS ARRESTED ON NUMEROUS
CHILD EXPLOITATION CHARGES AFTER A STING
PERFORMED BY A AN INVESTIGATOR WITH THE
BARTOW COUNTY, GA SHERIFF’S OFFICE. ACCORDING
TO A NEWS RELEASE, 25-YEAR-OLD WELDON VINCENT
JACKSON MET AND CHATTED WITH A PERSON WHO HE
THOUGHT WAS A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL ONLINE ON
DECEMBER 10, 2010. THE TWO ARRANGED TO MEET
IN BARTOW COUNTY FOR A SEXUAL ENCOUNTER.

JACKSON WAS ARRESTED IN GWINNETT COUNTY, GA
LAST MONTH ON SIMILAR CHARGES, AND BARTOW
COUNTY INVESTIGATORS FILED CHARGES AGAINST
HIM AS WELL. JACKSON WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY
AFTER POSTING BOND IN GWINNETT COUNTY AND
WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE BARTOW COUNTY JAIL.
HE IS CHARGED WITH 11 COUNTS OF SEXUAL
EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD. HE WAS RELEASED ON
A $10,000 BOND.
BARTOW COUNTY, GA INVESTIGATORS WORKED
WITH THE GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION’S
INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN UNIT DURING
THE MONTH-LONG INVESTIGATION

 

Legislation that impacted Slavery
• Fugitive Slave Act 1850
• Emancipation Proclamation

It is important that we
remember the 13th Amendment
to the U.S. Constitution:


Abolition of Slavery (1865) "Passed by
Congress on January 31, 1865 and
ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th
amendment abolished slavery in the
United States.
The 13th amendment, which formally
abolished slavery in the US, passed
the Senate on April 8, 1864, and the
House on January 31, 1865.

 On February 1, 1865, President
Abraham Lincoln approved
the Joint Resolution of Congress
submitting the proposed
amendment to the state legislatures.


The necessary number of states ratified
it by December 6, 1865.
The 13th amendment to the
United States Constitution
provides that
"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude,
except as a punishment for crime
whereof the party shall have been duly
convicted, shall exist within the United States,
or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

 
In 1863, President Lincoln had issued the
Emancipation Proclamation declaring
“all persons held as slaves within any
State, or designated part of a
State, the people whereof shall then
be in rebellion against the
United States, shall be then, thence
forward, and forever free.”

Nonetheless, the Emancipation Proclamation
did not end slavery in the nation.


Lincoln recognized that the
Emancipation Proclamation would
have to be followed by a constitutional
amendment in order to
guarantee the abolishment of slavery.


The 13th amendment was passed at
the end of the Civil War
before the Southern states had been
restored to the Union and
should have easily passed the Congress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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