Human Trafficking in the Highway 2 Domain
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Our Human traffickers are in the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or reproductive slavery, forced labor, or a modern-day form of slavery.
Oursare like nearly all of the others in the same occupation.
Their motivation is money.
Their ethics and morals do not extend to business.
If statistics are correct, you will either see a trafficker or a victim in church on Sunday. Be sure to say "Hi."
Ours live in the Highway 2 Serial Killer domain.
They are not our serial killers or Harry or Lloyd, but they have dumped some victims in the killer dump area.
Traffickers see each person that they have under their control to be a product that is worth between $50,000 to $125,000 or more depending on what they will be used for.
Traffickers will do everything that they can to make sure that the product is well taken care of until delivery.
Traffickers also will remove any product in the inventory that may spoil or have an adverse affect on any other pieces of inventory of the product.
Ours, in the Highway 2 domain,are more in the transportation and logistics of Trafficking.
They fill orders and deliver products.
Any damaged product is either fixed if it is practicable; or, dumped as refuse if they are really broken or damaged.
This irreparable damage can be mental or physical or a bit of both.
Some of the money men and operators live and work in the Highway 2 domain as well.
Operators are like pimps with huge fluctuating harems.
Money Men are transportation specialists and bigger pimps who pimp out the Operators.
Money men hire Inventory Specialists to remove Operators and faulty inventory and dispose of them.
These folk then add to our list of missing and lost persons and the unidentified remains that are found in the dump area and other places around Highway 2.
Organizations Mission and Goals
There are about a dozen Trafficking Organizations in Washington State, and each of them operate just about the same; have matched mission and goals; and, work together when practicable and to each others best interest.
In general, this is what Washington's Traffickers agree upon:
To create sustainable value by delivering outstanding products, services and Asset solutions that help our customers succeed by: Maximizing production and recovery of product and product reserves from difficult environments Improving operational efficiency.
Product hunting and capture includes raising (farming) and breeding of all products, breeding support services, such as stud services, farm product boarding and care.
It also includes capture and covering the use of product resources from marine, brackish or freshwater environments, with the goal of capturing or gathering product and product support organisms and products (e.g. children, family, friends, and significant others) etc.
Also included are activities that are normally integrated in the process of production for own account.
Hunting refers to hunting and trapping on a commercial basis, taking of live product for sale or use in research, and in places as pets.
The customer's end goal—always—is to maximize the return from their assets.
In doing so, operators need to process product as efficiently, reliably, and safely as possible.
Yet, as performance improvements are delivered, the client's objectives and the challenges have to be overcome to meet those objectives to continue to increase in complexity.
Economic constraints can also become more challenging, which drives greater innovation in order to achieve new performance goals, which leads to even greater challenges.
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Sustainability Guiding Principles
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We serve the upstream and downstream product industry throughout the life cycle of the product pool – from locating dancers and managing aesthetic data, to drilling and formation evaluation, cage construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the product.
As we work with our customers and suppliers to develop global resources, sustainability is an integral part of our business strategy and a key driver in all of our business activities.
Our innovative technologies and our operational experience and expertise enable us to minimize our impact and successfully manage the social challenges and inherent risk that are present in our industry.
The guiding principles of our sustainability efforts are to:
Protocol defines human trafficking as:
(a) [...] the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.
Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs;
(b) The consent of a victim of trafficking in persons to the intended exploitation set forth in subparagraph (a) of this article shall be irrelevant where any of the means set forth in subparagraph (b) have been used; (c) The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of a child for the purpose of exploitation shall be considered “trafficking in persons” even if this does not involve any of the means set forth in subparagraph (a) of this article; (d) “Child” shall mean any person under eighteen years of age.
What Our Traffickers Are Doing:
Elements of human trafficking
On the basis of the definition given in the Trafficking in Persons Protocol, it is evident that trafficking in persons has three constituent elements;
The Act (What is done)
Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons
The Means (How it is done)
Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim
The Purpose (Why it is done)
For the purpose of exploitation, which includes exploiting the prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labour, slavery or similar practices and the removal of organs.
To ascertain whether a particular circumstance constitutes trafficking in persons, consider the definition of trafficking in the Trafficking in Persons Protocol and the constituent elements of the offense, as defined by relevant domestic legislation.
These are overly simplistic introductions to Serial killers but it will give you a synopsis of what they are up to.
Organized Serial Killers are very smart.
They are methodical in the way they operate and put a large amount of thought into each of their actions.
There are no gray areas in their determination of what they plan to do.
They leave themselves great escape routes, common places of dumping and secure alibis.
They are very adept at evading authorities and keeping a low profile in the community.
They are usually what the neighbors say "the last person you would think of" when you think of a serial killer.
Organized killers don't necessarily have a reason manner.
Having a reason is a convention of the human condition. People have a need to conform to a set of rules or experiences that cause them to make decisions of the who and what they are.
An organized killer has no connection to this convention.
They have concept of being a part of a community or society.
They see their world is the only true world for them because they have never been a part of the human community at large.
Living in their world, they have their own rules and laws and these can not ever be compromised or the rules bent.
Everything is black and white - there are no shades of gray.
They will hunt within the world of prey we call the human community. The killer sees us as feed. We are just a bunch of screaming rabbits waiting our turn at slaughter.
These killers selections of people are not personal - just opportunity.
Of course, there are types that each killer searches out but any person of that type will do. Finding a victim is not much unlike window shopping for a particular product. The brand makes no difference as long as it is the type of product they are looking for. This describes Harry and Lloyd.
Disorganized Serial Killers are successful in making a mess, but most of the time they are just plain lucky they don't get caught. This defiantly is not Harry and Lloyd.
These killers are impulsive, immature, and just plain mean.
Organized serial killers are as violent and tortuous as any disorganized serial killer; but, the disorganized killer does not have a reason to kill other than they want to feel superior to their victims. Like a mad little boy kicking his dog.
The disorganized killer has no criteria in selecting a victim than opportunity (when they can sneak up behind the victim without witnesses) and power (selecting the weakest target of opportunity to keep themselves from not being able to over power them) This is why they select alcohol or drug affected women; generally those least likely to be missed such as prostitutes or addicts.
The disorganized killer sees themselves as strong and smart; superior to everyone because no one can figure out that it is they that are beating the best minds and law enforcement.
This belief is a delusion however, and when they are identified as a prime suspect, they are watched until they give themselves up.
They will leave evidence somewhere that can be easily found or just can't keep their mouth shut.
Many are so superficial and needy that they will be compelled to talk about what they have done or what they plan to do.
They are not genius.
They are their worst enemy but they will never see it.
This is what we see our serial killers (Not Harry and Floyd, the other guys) to be. A group of bullies who can attack in a pack against one weak prey and then convince themselves that they each attacked a superior pray individually and prevailed.
Regardless of their psychosis - they always prove - to be sad little people whose only friend is him/herself.
Human Trafficking in Washington State
Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or reproductive slavery, forced labor, or a modern-day form of slavery.
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, enhances pre-existing criminal penalties, affords new protections to trafficking victims and makes available certain benefits and services to victims of severe forms of trafficking.
It also establishes a Cabinet-level federal interagency task force and establishes a federal program to provide services to trafficking victims.
The U.S. Government says quite loudly that iT recognizes the need to sustain and further enhance efforts in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the Act.
The United States principally a transit and destination country for trafficking in persons. These persons are primarily women and children.
Now that this has been said -
Governments and special interest groups love to hear themselves talk.
They meet together and pat each other on the back. They have fund raisers and press conferences.
They preach to the choir.
They have no effect of the perpetrators of the heinous wrongs of human trafficking.
Here are some of the latest headlines that are about or relate to human trafficking and the United States government.
They are great sound bites but are not very relevant to the missing person being held against their will in a basement somewhere waiting to learn their fate -
· Washington first US state to pass law tightening oversight of escort sites
· USAID Releases New Policy to Combat Trafficking in Persons
· US President Obama vows to fight human trafficking
· Governor of Indiana, USA Signs Human Trafficking Bill in Time for Football Super Bowl
· Presidential Proclamation - National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
· California cracks down on global slave labor - Law forces firms to check supply chains
· U.S.Department of State Releases 11th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report
· U.S.Department of State Releases 10th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report
· US Ranked on Human Trafficking Report for First Time
· New Task Force Aims to Fight Human Trafficking in Texas
· Collier County Coalition Against Human Trafficking
· Rhode Island Coalition Against Human Trafficking
· Coalition of Organ-Failure Solutions
· The Communication Initiative
· Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva
· Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
· Protection Project
· Solidarity Center
· National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Due to the highly clandestine nature of the crime of human trafficking, the great majority of human trafficking cases go unreported and culprits remain at large.
There are reports that many human traffickers are associated with international criminal organizations and are, therefore, highly mobile and difficult to prosecute.
Sometimes members of the local law enforcement agencies are involved in the lucrative business of illegal exportation or importation of human beings.
Prosecution is further complicated by victims of trafficking being afraid to testify against traffickers out of fear for their and their family members' lives.
Originally, coverage focused on trafficking of women and girls for sexual purposes.
Coverage has broadened over the years to cases of trafficking in men, women, and children for all forms of forced labor, including agriculture, domestic service, construction work, and sweatshops, as well as trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation.
This trafficking may well be a cause and effect of many missing person cases, even though there is no statistical evidence proving so.
This is one way that the traffickers are protected.
There has not been nor does there appear to be on the horizon; any effort to correlate trafficking with anything except the trafficking itself.
Missing person's, homicides, unknown remains, discovered bones and other indicators of foul play are just too many moving parts to try and associate them with serial killers or traffickers.
The U.S. has initiated many anti-trafficking and development programs to assist countries to combat this ever-growing phenomenon.
They sure have not made it evident that they are doing much here at home.
WASHINGTON FIRST US STATE TO PASS LAW TIGHTENING OVERSIGHT OF ESCORT SITES April 03, 2012
The Washington Legislature has passed, and the Governor has signed into law, a bill that would require websites within the state to obtain documentation that escorts advertised there are at least 18.
SEATTLE — For more than three months, she was sold online for sex.
She had run away at 15, gone back home, then run away again.
Finally, an undercover police officer caught her, and her pimp.
This time she went home and stayed, but she was not the same.
“She was a different child after that,” her father said. “It was like she was programmed. She spoke different. She looked different. They cut her hair, they dyed her hair, they bought her new clothes.”
Now 17, the girl is in counseling and in college, “on her way,” her father said.
She is also evidence.
When one of the men who raped her was sentenced in February, one of the exhibits that prosecutors used was an advertisement selling her services as an escort on backpage.com.
The ad said she was 18.
That same month, the Washington Legislature was debating a bill that would require sites within the state to obtain documentation that escorts advertised there are at least 18.
Washington's Gov. signed that bill into law, the first of its kind in the country. “It’s a start, and it’s a precedent,” the girl’s father said, “and it will make a difference.”
Yeah, well, we will see.
Even some supporters of the law question how effective it will be — paperwork can be easy to fake, after all.
And will shutting down one Web site simply prompt another to open?
Some also wonder how it will fare against potential legal challenges that it limits free speech.
But I don’t think it’s going to be the solution they’re looking for.
It might reduce the volume of ads, but the ultimate goal is to shut that section down.
There’s no way with an escort section that pimps aren’t going to post there.
They’re not going to just stop posting on backpage.”
Yet unlike Craigslist, backpage, which is owned by Village Voice Media Holdings, says it has no plan to remove its escort sections and it has not ruled out challenging Washington State’s law.
The company says that the role it plays is vastly overstated by critics and that it screens and reports ads to try to prevent exploitation of children.
“That just doesn’t work because, of course, they’re causing far more harm than they’re helping prevent,” said Washington State’s attorney general, Rob McKenna, a Republican who is running for governor.
“There’s no excuse for being part of the problem.”
Human trafficking has been a prominent issue in Washington State for at least a decade.
Following a series of high-profile trafficking-related episodes beginning in the 1990's, Washington passed the first state law, in 2003, to criminalize human trafficking.
In 2010 it significantly increased prison sentences for child sex-trafficking.
Last year (2011), the Mayor of Seattle pulled city advertising from The Seattle Weekly, which is owned by Village Voice (but requires age verification for escort ads that run in print).
Seattle's Mayor and others say they want Congress to amend the federal Communications Decency Act.
The act, passed in 1996, provides broad free-speech protections for Internet sites that opponents of trafficking say did not anticipate the way the Web is now used — but that could make the Washington law vulnerable in court.
Here is what your government says are "Best Practices" of Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection and "T" Visas.
Let's see if it is rocket science and worth the millions of dollars they have spent on writing down these parts of trafficking instead of fighting it.
United States Best Practices Prevention Domestic Governmental
The Be Smart, Be Safe brochures describe the tactics criminal groups use to coerce and traffic women, the risks of trafficking, what women can do to protect themselves against illegitimate groups, what are victims' rights in the U.S., and how women can get help while in the United States.
Protection Domestic Governmental The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, enhances pre-existing criminal penalties in other related laws, affords new protections to trafficking victims and makes available certain benefits and services to victims of severe forms of trafficking.
Under this law, one option that has become available to for some victims who assist in the prosecution of their traffickers is the "T-Visa" that allows the victim to remain in the United States of America.
"T" Visas The new U.S. "T" visa program for victims of trafficking establishes a procedure for attaining permanent residency status for certain trafficking victims who cooperate with law enforcement agencies to prosecute those responsible for their enslavement.
On January 24, 2002, the Attorney General of the United States of America signed a regulation that created the "T" visa.
Its creation is a further step in implementing the Trafficking of Victims Protection Act of 2000.
The statute allows victims to remain in the United States of America if it is determined that such victims could suffer "extreme hardship involving unusual and severe harm" if they are returned to their home countries. After three years under this status, human trafficking victims may apply for permanent residency status in the United States of America.
In addition the regulation will allow some victims to apply for non-immigrant status for their spouses and children.
Victims under the age of 21 could apply for non-immigration status for their parents.
Prosecution Domestic Governmental In order to combat the globalization of this criminal behavior, international policies and practices that encourage civil participation and cooperation with trafficking victims in the prosecution of traffickers have to be developed.
Human trafficking laws must provide serious penalties against traffickers, including provisions for the confiscation of property and compensation for victims.
At the same time, training is needed to ensure that an insensitive investigation and prosecution process does not further traumatize trafficking victims.
Technical cooperation among countries and international law enforcement agencies is essential for investigating the extent and forms of trafficking and documenting activities of international criminal organizations.
Special training is needed to develop the skills of local law enforcement agencies in the area of investigation and prosecution.
Source, transit, and destination countries should provide support mechanisms for trafficking victims involved in judicial activities.
These would include extended witness protection services and opportunities to institute criminal and civil proceedings against traffickers.
Destination countries should have a system of social support for victims and consider residency permission on humanitarian grounds for trafficking victims who cannot return home and/or cooperate with prosecutors.
It is also important that the police, prosecutors, and courts ensure that their efforts to punish traffickers are implemented within a system that is quick and respects and safeguards the rights of the victims to privacy, dignity, and safety.
Victims of human trafficking face major problems being reintegrated into their home communities when they are freed from the situation into which they were trafficked.
Social stigma and personal emotional scars must be overcome during the process of reintegration.
Victimized women may have been treated by law authorities as criminals, either for prostitution or illegal migration, and, therefore face additional problems of employment or other forms of reintegration.
Assisting victims to resettle and start a new life is a daunting challenge for concerned governmental agencies and NGOs.
In addition to psychological and social considerations, the victim faces the practical financial consideration of providing for life's essentials.
In many source countries, reintegration resources are not available in communities to assist the victim with work-related training or to provide financial support during the transition period.
Poor economic conditions that contributed to the vulnerability of the victims to traffickers also prevent the provision of effective assistance for reintegration.
However, there are some positive examples of government agencies, international donors, and NGOs working together to establish programs that provide practical assistance and help returning victims reintegrate and become productive members of their communities.