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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

New Cal report says California #1 In Slaving — So, what? Big states need a lot of slaves!

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2007 at 10:24 AM

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This just in from the AP via the Merc:

The report, required by a 2005 state law, cites research by the University of California, Berkeley, Human Rights Center. Over a five-year period, from 1998-2003, university researchers found 57 forced labor operations in nearly a dozen California cities involving more than 500 people from 18 countries. Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose were centers for the problem. ... The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division estimates that, nationwide, between 14,500 and 17,500 people each year are brought into the United States by traffickers to work in the sex trade or other jobs. Harris said that doesn't include American citizens who are transported across state lines, from, say, Kansas to Los Angeles or Las Vegas.

Dude, I knew that Chinese guy in my basement was from Kansas. He yells in English every time I beat him. —David Downs

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