This case for law enforcement has brought speculation regarding the reasons for the murders, including Chinese illegal gambling rings and human trafficking. Our Director, Bill Peeler would like to make something good of this horrific situation and thus we are providing you with information in hope of bringing awareness.
Not unlike any other organized crime, human trafficking is a business that is about money. A crime that affects millions of people everyday, just like you and me. Be aware of the signs and report suspicions to law enforcement.
Here are some resources from InPublicSafety
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery with victims providing labor or services through force, fraud or coercion. This crime is happening everywhere, from large cities to small towns around the world. The true size of this problem is immeasurable, but the Northern Tier Anti-Trafficking Consortium (NTAC) estimates that 800,000 individuals are trafficked across international borders every year and 27 million people are enslaved across the world. READ MORE
As with many criminal enterprises, there are common terms and slang phrases used by perpetrators of human trafficking. It is important for law enforcement officers to know such terminology to help identify potential cases.
Here is a list of common terms and definitions used by traffickers:
Automatic: A term denoting the victim’s “automatic” routine when her pimp is out of town, in jail, or otherwise not in direct contact with those he is prostituting. READ MORE