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Crime Stoppers in Action – December

Safe Shopping is of high concern during the month of December since a lot of people have to get their holiday shopping done. Throughout the month, we educated Houstonians specifically on this topic by sharing eye opening facts and numbers as well as helpful tips to stay safe. Even though they are of particular significance at this time of the year, they should be paid attention

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Sunday Mornings with Rania: Homelessness in Houston

You see them as you buzz around Houston. You may wonder what their stories are or what went wrong in their lives. Some see them and wonder what crimes they have committed or might be intending to commit. Some look for pets that may be in their care and wonder if they are being properly cared for. For others, they are no more than an eyesore…. But to Buzz resident Tracy Faulkne

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The real work to end 21st century slavery in this nation has begun

Last month, Harris County authorities found a 19 year old woman living in captivity at a motel on Highway 290. She was brought from her home state of Alaska to Houston “for the purpose of the commercial sex trade” after being contacted by human traffickers on Facebook. This incident is horrible, but it is no surprise. Unfortunately, Houston has become a national hub for human t

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Human Trafficking – The Picture Does Not Tell the Whole Story

When people think of human trafficking, the images that come to mind are of cowering, scared and restrained bodies, involuntary victims who have been exploited and enslaved. Our reaction to these terrible images: we have to save these people. Campaigns defining human trafficking in this way have been extremely effective in raising public awareness and inspiring legislative re

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Crime Stoppers in Action – January

January was National Human Trafficking Awareness month and organizations all around the U.S. took action to increase awareness about modern-day slavery. The staggering facts that 20% of human trafficking victims in the U.S. travel through Texas along the I-10 corridor and 50% of victims in the U.S. are children put it beyond debate that we cannot just ignore our country’s secon

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The Texas Fight Against Human Trafficking

A Legislative Update Human trafficking is a multi-faceted problem and fighting this egregious crime requires a number of stakeholders and tactics. Comprehensive legislation and sound public policy are crucial components to laying a successful framework for tackling this issue. In 2000, the federal government passed our nation’s hallmark anti-trafficking legislation: The Traffi

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Why Human Trafficking Awareness IS Important

The common thread that ties all of us to human trafficking are the stories of people exploited by others without regard for their inherent humanity. When I started working for United Against Human Trafficking these stories sounded like fiction, as if this reality was too stark and painful to comprehend. Sadly, these stories are far too common and entirely nonfiction. The natura

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