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News, The Snitch CA Lawmaker Says Human Trafficking is a Good Reason to Make Your Smartphone Less Secure

CA Lawmaker Says Human Trafficking is a Good Reason to Make Your Smartphone Less Secure

January is Human Trafficking Awareness month, and here in San Francisco, state and local agencies have been busy hosting press conferences, summits, and training sessions for staff in the hospitality industry. Yesterday, at an event in the Tenderloin, the…
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News, The Snitch Human Trafficking Arrests in California Increased Dramatically This Year

Human Trafficking Arrests in California Increased Dramatically This Year

Since 2004, nine regional police task forces targeting human trafficking have popped up around California. And based on data collected by Attorney General Kamala Harris' Office, those task forces have gotten much better at their jobs over the past year.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Lenora Lee Explores Sex Trafficking, Abuse through Dance

Lenora Lee Explores Sex Trafficking, Abuse through Dance

Telling a story about human trafficking in her latest piece, The Escape, Lenora Lee wanted people to understand how the women endure much more than physical abuse. "Some people say, 'If it's slavery, where are the cage and chains?'"…
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News, The Snitch Human Traffickers Won't Get to Pocket Profits From Slavery Under New Bill

Human Traffickers Won't Get to Pocket Profits From Slavery Under New Bill

Two bills passed through the state Legislature today that force convicted criminals to give up any profits they make from trafficking minors into California. The cash would be funneled into helping the emotionally traumatized victims, Attorney General Kamala Harris said.State…
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News, The Snitch Awesome Kid Raises $30K From Lemonade Stand, Uses Money to Fight Human Trafficking

Awesome Kid Raises $30K From Lemonade Stand, Uses Money to Fight Human Trafficking

While you all have been lazily basking in the sun this summer, this 8-year-old girl has been working her tail off to change the world, one lemon at a time. In the Northern California city of Fairfax, Vivienne Harr has…
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News, The Snitch Antonio Roberson Created Bay Bridge Traffic Jam Yesterday, Police Say

Antonio Roberson Created Bay Bridge Traffic Jam Yesterday, Police Say

Police now have a little more information about yesterday's shooting that closed down the lower deck of the Bay Bridge for most of the morning, ruining your commute to work. Antonio Roberson, 29, was taken into custody yesterday morning after…
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News, The Snitch New Legislation Would Prevent Human Traffickers From Keeping Their Profits

New Legislation Would Prevent Human Traffickers From Keeping Their Profits

It only makes sense that human traffickers convicted of enslaving young girls should have to pay -- literally. A new state bill passed through committee today would force those criminals to give up any profits they make from trafficking minors…
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News, The Snitch Mexican Consulate's Campaign Against Trafficking Nets Two Cases

Mexican Consulate's Campaign Against Trafficking Nets Two Cases

The Mexican Consulate has fielded hundreds of calls in the first two months of its campaign against human trafficking, but only two have yielded actual allegations of sex and labor trafficking. One was of a minor who had been allegedly…
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News, The Snitch Human Trafficking: Campaign Aims to Get More Victims to Come Forward

Human Trafficking: Campaign Aims to Get More Victims to Come Forward

The nonprofit that counsels women who have been arrested for prostitution in San Francisco and the Mexican Consulate have launched a new campaign to seriously crack down on human trafficking. Obviously, the goal is to get more victims of this…
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