News

Fishers’ Baney Plans Hope for Human Trafficking Expo

Posted by: Sam Elliott | Thursday, March 17, 2016

The annual “A Better Tomorrow: Hope For Human Trafficking” education and entertainment event will return for its third year from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19 at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church, 10500 126th St. Fishers resident Lauren Baney, a Ball State University senior, founded the free event three years ago after she was inspired by

Human Trafficking

Thursday, March 17, 2016

To the Editor: Regarding “ ‘Every Parent’s Nightmare’ ” (column, March 10): Nicholas Kristof is right to highlight the role of websites in facilitating human trafficking. Owners of websites like Backpage are profiting from the sexual exploitation of children, and that’s simply appalling. It’s already a federal crime

Economic Freedom Essential to Fighting Human Trafficking

Posted by: Olivia Enos | Thursday, March 17, 2016

New data suggests that countries that rank higher in economic freedom are better at preventing human trafficking. A new report released by The Heritage Foundation found that when core tenets of economic freedom, such as rule of law, are practically applied to fight trafficking, the results are positive. The report used data from The Heritage

Truckers, Highway Patrol team up to fight human trafficking

Posted by: Reneé LaSalle | Friday, March 11, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The Ohio State Patrol has a new group of partners to fight human sex trafficking…truckers. The Patrol is teaming up with Truckers Against Trafficking to educate drivers to recognize the signs and to help. It’s an effort that troopers say is already making a difference. They’re handing out training material

IndyStar should turn its focus to sex trafficking

Friday, March 11, 2016

For more than a year, readers of IndyStar have been browbeaten with articles, editorials and letters to the editor in regard to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender rights. Yet, when it comes to sex trafficking it’s done nothing but present passing stories and columns, failing to give a grave concern in our

Health care takes on the fight against trafficking

Posted by: Dan Gorenstein | Friday, March 11, 2016

Note: This is the first of a three-part series about human trafficking and health care. You can find to the second part, about what happens to victims when they get a chance to run, here. Find the third part, about how the health care system can start making a difference, here. Dr. A rolled his eyes. It was last October, and he had just come across a

Human Trafficking a Growing Concern in America

Posted by: Noelle Nicholas | Friday, March 11, 2016

The human trafficking of young girls has been a worldwide concern for a very long time. Many Americans have supported the cause to end human trafficking in countries overseas, likely without realizing that the enslavement of innocent children is becoming an increasing problem right here in the United States. In the last month alone, headlines have been

Human traffickers implant their slaves with RFID chips

Posted by: Cory Doctorow | Friday, March 11, 2016

An anonymous ER doctor treated a woman who claimed she had a tracking chip embedded in her body. At first he disbelieved her -- lots of people suffer from delusions that they have implanted microchips -- but then she showed him the suture. The woman was had been enslaved by a pimp who'd implanted an RFID chip of the sort used to locate lost pets. It's