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Human Trafficking: A Crime Hard to Track Proves Harder to Fight

Human Trafficking: A Crime Hard to Track Proves Harder to Fight

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Oksana was promised a good job with good pay when she came to the United States from Ukraine. But when she arrived in Philadelphia to meet her new boss, things were not as she expected.

“About time you arrive, bitch,” was the first thing he said to her, she says.

“The deal was, I come here, I work for three years, and I pay him off with my work. I pay off my debt, and then I would be on my own,” Oksana said. “That was my understanding.”

What she eventually learned was that she had been swept up in a human trafficking organization that according to the FBI, “smuggled young Ukrainian migrants into the United States and forced them to work for … little or no pay.”

But that was hardly the worst of it. As is often the case with human trafficking, her boss had also been beating and sexually assaulting the women she’d be working with — including her own sister-in-law.

“I was terrified,” Oksana recalls in the below scene from the recent FRONTLINE investigation, Rape on the Night Shift.

With human trafficking now generating an estimated $150 billion each year in illegal profits, according to United Nations data, the trafficking in persons has become one of the fastest growing criminal industries worldwide.

“Trafficking in persons is an insult to human dignity and an assault on freedom,” said Secretary of State John Kerry in the State Department’s 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report, which was released Monday. In the annual report, Kerry called trafficking “modern slavery,” and linked the problem to everything from extreme poverty and discrimination against women, to government corruption and the reach of transnational organized crime. … http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/immigration-2/rape-on-the-night-shift/what-is-human-trafficking-and-why-is-it-so-hard-to-combat/

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Sandra Bland Was Murdered By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

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Sandra Bland Was Murdered

By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

25 July 15

Suicide or not, police are responsible for Sandra Bland’s death

A Texas state trooper said Sandra Bland assaulted him with her elbows and feet during her arrest, after which she was found dead in a jail cell. (photo: Tom Pennington/Getty)
A Texas state trooper said Sandra Bland assaulted him with her elbows and feet during her arrest, after which she was found dead in a jail cell. (photo: Tom Pennington/Getty)

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o news broke yesterday that authorities in Waller County, Texas, have “full faith” that Sandra Bland committed suicide. They said there was “no evidence of a struggle” on the body of the 28-year-old African-American woman who was ludicrously jailed last week after an alleged lane change violation.

In related news, the Texas Department of Safety ruled that Brian Encina, the officer who arrested Bland, pulled her from her car, and threatened her with a Taser, had merely violated the state’s “courtesy…

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Sandra Bland: Jail intake forms present inconsistencies, state previous suicide attempt – TomoNews

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WALLER COUNTY, TEXAS — Documents released by the Waller County Sheriff’s department have revealed that Sandra Bland had previously tried to commit suicide, but troubling inconsistencies mean the forms raise more questions as they answer.

A suicide assessment form from the Waller County jail, printed at 8.15pm on July 10th, the day Bland was arrested, reveal that Bland had previously attempted suicide in 2015 with pills after losing a baby. However, they state she had no history of depression nor did she feel depressed at the time.

However a suicide, medical, and mental impairment screening form filled out by hand at 5:32pm earlier that day records Bland as not only being depressed, but having suffered from depression in the past.

It also disputes 2015 as the year of Bland’s suicide attempt. The handwritten date of Bland’s suicide attempt is unclear, with a four and five having been…

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TO BLAME A VICTIM TO BE GUILTY! Watch CNN Panelist Get Destroyed After He Blames Sandra Bland’s Arrogance For Her Death (VIDEO)

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Watch CNN Panelist Get Destroyed After He Blames Sandra Bland’s Arrogance For Her Death (VIDEO)

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During a panel segment on CNN Tonight, the panel got into a fierce debate while analyzing the dash cam footage that shows the arrest of Sandra Bland. The video shows the police officer and Bland arguing, with the officer threatening to “light” Bland up with a taser.  This led to panelist and former NYPD detective Harry Houck claiming that is was Bland’s arrogant attitude is what led to her arrest and eventual death.

Houck, who could not even remember important facts about the arrest, serves an excellent reminder of the way that white people and law enforcement officers often hold people of color to a double standard when there is an incident of police violence or harassment.

Houck told CNN’s Don Lemon:

“An officer does have the choice to bring anyone out…

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