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(WSBTV)   You don't have to worry about child trafficking going through the Atlanta airport anymore. They've put up some signs   (wsbtv.com) divider line 76
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2014-03-28 10:22:24 AM  
The signs say, "Are you or someone you know being sold for sex or made/forced to work for little or no pay and cannot leave?"

Um...seems a little verbose.  And a tad after-the-facty.  How about "HAVE YOU BEEN KIDNAPPED?"
 
2014-03-28 11:41:18 AM  
Well...if there is a sign then you know they are serious.

The next obvious step would be to escalate to a strongly worded memo, then the coup-de-grace a Facebook page or possibly a Tweet / Instagram / Tumblr campaign as those really bring on the attention
 
2014-03-28 11:42:47 AM  

JohnCarter: Well...if there is a sign then you know they are serious.

The next obvious step would be to escalate to a strongly worded memo, then the coup-de-grace a Facebook page or possibly a Tweet / Instagram / Tumblr campaign as those really bring on the attention


This is why I always steal kids who can't read English.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-28 11:43:55 AM  
JohnCarter: The next obvious step would be to escalate to a strongly worded memo, then the coup-de-grace a Facebook page or possibly a Tweet / Instagram / Tumblr campaign as those really bring on the attention

JohnCarter likes child slavery.
 
2014-03-28 11:44:48 AM  
"Please Sir...I am hungry and confused.  And I do not know to where you are taking me.  What is written on that sign?"

"Sign says 'SHUT UP!'"
 
2014-03-28 11:45:38 AM  
What does MARTA stand for?

Moving Abductees Rapidly Towards Atlanta.
 
2014-03-28 11:46:03 AM  
I've been posting notices like that at strip clubs for years, but with my own number. Works like a charm.
 
2014-03-28 11:46:03 AM  

"JohnCarter likes child slavery. "


It's the best kind of slavery.

 
2014-03-28 11:46:19 AM  
The numerous 24 hour Spas around Atlanta, which are a front for human trafficking 90% of the time, disgust me.  How have they not raided these establishments yet?

I really don't get law enforcement in this state.
 
2014-03-28 11:49:46 AM  
FTFA, regarding their awareness training:

"Now you look at people, how they carry their bag or walking, the expression s on their face -- do they look fearful do they look terrified?"
 
Important steps, Swain said, to curb a growing problem.


Oh my farking christ. The worst part is the first Certified Junior Agents to make inevitably false accusations will be praised for being on alert and everyone will agree it's well worth it if it helps even one exploited child. Because otherwise you're obviously a pedophile rapist.
 
2014-03-28 11:49:54 AM  

Diogenes: The signs say, "Are you or someone you know being sold for sex or made/forced to work for little or no pay and cannot leave?"

Um...seems a little verbose.  And a tad after-the-facty.  How about "HAVE YOU BEEN KIDNAPPED?"


I'm going to assume that this is one of those signs, such as "If you see something say something" that is just intended to make us more complacent that such a thing is happening.
 
2014-03-28 11:50:06 AM  
 "said Jennifer Swain, with youthSpark, an organization that aids exploited and neglected children."


I read that as Youth Spank.

Moar coffee.
 
2014-03-28 11:51:20 AM  
Next they will have an announcement every 10 minutes.  "If you are an abducted sex worker call 888-666-5555 or pick up a green courtesy phone"

At least I don't think they have the 'shoe entrapment' recordings to remind people how to use escalators and people movers.

And can they bring back the Darth Vader voice for the trams?  Atlanta got less cool when they changed that.
 
2014-03-28 11:53:28 AM  
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?
 
2014-03-28 11:54:11 AM  

strathmeyer: Diogenes: The signs say, "Are you or someone you know being sold for sex or made/forced to work for little or no pay and cannot leave?"

Um...seems a little verbose.  And a tad after-the-facty.  How about "HAVE YOU BEEN KIDNAPPED?"

I'm going to assume that this is one of those signs, such as "If you see something say something" that is just intended to make us more complacent that such a thing is happening.


Seems to be directed at both potential observers and abductees.

"Are you or someone you know being sold for sex or made/forced to work for little or no pay and cannot leave?"

Regardless, my snark aside, it's a nice idea.  I don't know how much fruit it will bear, but if it saves one person then I'm OK with it.
 
2014-03-28 11:55:55 AM  
Reminds me of the Orlando billboards telling people that babies aren't supposed to be shaken. Super-effective, I'm certain of it.
 
2014-03-28 11:57:30 AM  

The Southern Logic Company: The numerous 24 hour Spas around Atlanta, which are a front for human trafficking 90% of the time, disgust me.  How have they not raided these establishments yet?

I really don't get law enforcement in this state.


There's this weird thing called a search warrant you need before you can raid an establishment.

In order to get a search warrant you need this crap called evidence and probable cause.

BS rules!
 
2014-03-28 11:59:20 AM  
Do this, don't do that - can't you read the signs?
 
2014-03-28 12:02:10 PM  
Such bullshiat.
 
2014-03-28 12:04:49 PM  
DWV. So there's a bunch of these around the corners?

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2014-03-28 12:06:12 PM  

The Southern Logic Company: The numerous 24 hour Spas around Atlanta, which are a front for human trafficking 90% of the time, disgust me.  How have they not raided these establishments yet?

I really don't get law enforcement in this state.


same in dallas. soon after moving here (ft worth) the news was talking about some of these "massage parlors" being raided...but not for trafficking...rather, for prostitution. yet i can drive over to 35E at royal and see these obviously sex-related businesses (just look at the combination of the lights, names, park around back in this fenced in area, we have security cameras all around, etc), and think that even if i had the money and no wife to go home to, i wouldn't set foot on the property for fear of it being raided.

but none of these places have been raided in ~5 years.
 
2014-03-28 12:06:29 PM  
If signs stop guns, why would'nt they stop child trafficking too?
 
2014-03-28 12:16:58 PM  

Cerebral Ballsy: Reminds me of the Orlando billboards telling people that babies aren't supposed to be shaken. Super-effective, I'm certain of it.


Because everyone knows they should be stirred.
 
2014-03-28 12:18:03 PM  

The Southern Logic Company: How have they not raided these establishments yet?


It's almost like purveyors of an illegal enterprise aren't above other illegal activity that ensures the continuation of the entire enterprise.

Almost.

Also, as someone basically unfamiliar with the situation: How big of a problem is this, and how big of a problem in Atlanta is it compared to other cities? Stats really only cover who gets caught.
 
2014-03-28 12:18:18 PM  
No more child traffic at the airport?  Does that mean no screaming babies on my flight?
 
2014-03-28 12:18:46 PM  

JohnCarter: Well...if there is a sign then you know they are serious.

The next obvious step would be to escalate to a strongly worded memo, then the coup-de-grace a Facebook page or possibly a Tweet / Instagram / Tumblr campaign as those really bring on the attention


Hey!  Let's not get crazy here!  You have any idea how many resources that would consume?  Someone might have a joint somewhere.  You want them going free?

robrr2003: If signs stop guns, why would'nt they stop child trafficking too?


Child Trafficking Free Zone?  Doesn't quite have the same ring to it.  Maybe something like this though:

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2014-03-28 12:21:44 PM  

Diogenes: "Please Sir...I am hungry and confused.  And I do not know to where you are taking me.  What is written on that sign?"

"Sign says 'SHUT UP!'"


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2014-03-28 12:24:02 PM  
Yeah, we got some of those.
marcos.kirsch.mx
 
2014-03-28 12:25:07 PM  
and signs posted showing the speed limit are also followed

LOL
 
2014-03-28 12:25:28 PM  
So, if Abe had just posted signs up in the South in 1861, the Civil War never would have happened...
 
2014-03-28 12:26:18 PM  
This is very distressing.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to alter itineraries for 25 Thai teenaged girls?  The change fees alone are going to cut into my margin!
 
2014-03-28 12:26:21 PM  

bungle_jr: The Southern Logic Company: The numerous 24 hour Spas around Atlanta, which are a front for human trafficking 90% of the time, disgust me.  How have they not raided these establishments yet?

I really don't get law enforcement in this state.

same in dallas. soon after moving here (ft worth) the news was talking about some of these "massage parlors" being raided...but not for trafficking...rather, for prostitution. yet i can drive over to 35E at royal and see these obviously sex-related businesses (just look at the combination of the lights, names, park around back in this fenced in area, we have security cameras all around, etc), and think that even if i had the money and no wife to go home to, i wouldn't set foot on the property for fear of it being raided.

but none of these places have been raided in ~5 years.


That is how it use to be in Chicago and the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. There was one are in the Northwest Suburbs that you couldn't throw a rock in any direction without hitting one of these places.  That all changed about 2008 when the Cook County Sheriff went on a crusade against prostitution and started raiding these places left and right and holding press conferences after. After that other suburban counties started raiding them and eventually even the City of Chicago started. But from the 90's until 2008 it was open season for sex at those massage parlors.

 I remember one of my friends who use to be a cop in the area that the first raids by the County Sheriff took place told me about the place that they first took down. He said for years that place was known as the fark house of the area and the cops looked the other way because they went about their business quietly and they made large donations to all of the surrounding police departments. He said they were busted once and were shut down for a few months, that is when they started making donations, but opened back up. He said the rumor of why they were targeted by the Sheriff to be the first one hit in 2008 was because the city council president in another town had hired a PI to follow her husband. The PI reported to her that her husband had been going to that massage parlor, so she went to the police department in the town, they said they would investigate but said their investigation didn't find anything. So when the Sheriff announced his crusade against prostitution she took her complaint to him and he started the investigation that eventually led to the place being busted and the rest in the county and surrounding counties also.
 
2014-03-28 12:27:59 PM  

The Southern Logic Company: The numerous 24 hour Spas around Atlanta, which are a front for human trafficking 90% of the time, disgust me.  How have they not raided these establishments yet?

I really don't get law enforcement in this state.


Depends on the county and how many complaints they have.  City of Atlanta almost never raids. Gwinnett seems to hit cyclically (6-9 months). Dekalb only raids if they have proof of underage workers.
 
2014-03-28 12:29:19 PM  
"Men flying in from New York City, now they don't need to go to Bangkok, they can get it right in Atlanta," said Stephanie Davis of Georgia Women for a Change, one of the main supporters of the law.

If her job with Women for Change doesn't work out she'll have a job at the Georgia Department of Tourism.
 
2014-03-28 12:29:49 PM  

hlehmann: "JohnCarter likes child slavery. "
It's the best kind of slavery.


Easiest method is just to check them curbside

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2014-03-28 12:30:38 PM  
Well, there goes my weekend.
 
2014-03-28 12:38:04 PM  
Hmm.. maybe Obama can follow suit and put up some signs for no Russian Troops in Eastern Ukraine.
 
2014-03-28 12:39:44 PM  
Don't be a dick, Subby.

A major point of these signs is to make schlubs like you realize that human trafficking is an issue. Maybe you'll think twice about how you blow your next paycheck.
 
2014-03-28 12:40:04 PM  
See.

Damned Gubbermint regulations always hurt the small business owners.

Back to the bus station I guess.
 
2014-03-28 12:40:47 PM  
Just ask to barrow your sex traffickers phone.
 
2014-03-28 12:41:03 PM  
"The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of child slaves only. There is no stopping in the red zone. "
 
2014-03-28 12:45:01 PM  

Another Government Employee: Depends on the county and how many complaints they have.  City of Atlanta almost never raids. Gwinnett seems to hit cyclically (6-9 months). Dekalb only raids if they have proof of underage workers.


Atlanta only raids gay night clubs.
 
2014-03-28 12:48:34 PM  

grinding_journalist: The Southern Logic Company: How have they not raided these establishments yet?

It's almost like purveyors of an illegal enterprise aren't above other illegal activity that ensures the continuation of the entire enterprise.

Almost.

Also, as someone basically unfamiliar with the situation: How big of a problem is this, and how big of a problem in Atlanta is it compared to other cities? Stats really only cover who gets caught.


It's a pretty major problem. Supposedly, Atlanta is a Bangkok-style destination for preeverts who want to have sex with kids, as part of a much larger sex trade, from strip clubs to call girls. There's every level of strip club here, from fancy places for businessmen on expense accounts to sleazy dives that are little more than open brothels. Massage parlors, "lingerie modeling" joints, etc. The yellow pages has about 10 pages of escort agencies. The cops don't mess with the clubs because they're one reason why Atlanta is a convention destination. The FBI did a major sting a year ago and made 20 arrests of pimps, but I doubt that's put much of a dent in it.
 
2014-03-28 12:49:45 PM  

LazyMedia: grinding_journalist: The Southern Logic Company: How have they not raided these establishments yet?

It's almost like purveyors of an illegal enterprise aren't above other illegal activity that ensures the continuation of the entire enterprise.

Almost.

Also, as someone basically unfamiliar with the situation: How big of a problem is this, and how big of a problem in Atlanta is it compared to other cities? Stats really only cover who gets caught.

It's a pretty major problem. Supposedly, Atlanta is a Bangkok-style destination for preeverts who want to have sex with kids, as part of a much larger sex trade, from strip clubs to call girls. There's every level of strip club here, from fancy places for businessmen on expense accounts to sleazy dives that are little more than open brothels. Massage parlors, "lingerie modeling" joints, etc. The yellow pages has about 10 pages of escort agencies. The cops don't mess with the clubs because they're one reason why Atlanta is a convention destination. The FBI did a major sting a year ago and made 20 arrests of pimps, but I doubt that's put much of a dent in it.


Legalize, tax, and regulate.  Problem solved.
 
2014-03-28 12:50:20 PM  

AngryDragon: LazyMedia: grinding_journalist: The Southern Logic Company: How have they not raided these establishments yet?

It's almost like purveyors of an illegal enterprise aren't above other illegal activity that ensures the continuation of the entire enterprise.

Almost.

Also, as someone basically unfamiliar with the situation: How big of a problem is this, and how big of a problem in Atlanta is it compared to other cities? Stats really only cover who gets caught.

It's a pretty major problem. Supposedly, Atlanta is a Bangkok-style destination for preeverts who want to have sex with kids, as part of a much larger sex trade, from strip clubs to call girls. There's every level of strip club here, from fancy places for businessmen on expense accounts to sleazy dives that are little more than open brothels. Massage parlors, "lingerie modeling" joints, etc. The yellow pages has about 10 pages of escort agencies. The cops don't mess with the clubs because they're one reason why Atlanta is a convention destination. The FBI did a major sting a year ago and made 20 arrests of pimps, but I doubt that's put much of a dent in it.

Legalize, tax, and regulate.  Problem solved.


You're going to legalize child sex trafficking?
 
2014-03-28 12:50:52 PM  

Another Government Employee: The Southern Logic Company: The numerous 24 hour Spas around Atlanta, which are a front for human trafficking 90% of the time, disgust me.  How have they not raided these establishments yet?

I really don't get law enforcement in this state.

Depends on the county and how many complaints they have.  City of Atlanta almost never raids. Gwinnett seems to hit cyclically (6-9 months). Dekalb only raids if they have proof of underage workers.


Hell, in Seattle, it was a city attorney that was attacking and raping the 'undocumented sex workers'.

I guess he thought they wouldn't squeal.

Squeal to the police that is.


Combustion: "said Jennifer Swain, with youthSpark, an organization that aids exploited and neglected children."


I read that as Youth Spank.

Moar coffee.


Use lotion instead of coffee. You don't want get chaffed before the weekend starts.
 
2014-03-28 12:51:38 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Another Government Employee: Depends on the county and how many complaints they have.  City of Atlanta almost never raids. Gwinnett seems to hit cyclically (6-9 months). Dekalb only raids if they have proof of underage workers.

Atlanta only raids gay night clubs.


Yeah, untill it got hit with $2-3 million in civil settlements.

They don't even bother the Trannies on Ponce anymore.
 
2014-03-28 12:52:37 PM  

LazyMedia: AngryDragon: LazyMedia: grinding_journalist: The Southern Logic Company: How have they not raided these establishments yet?

It's almost like purveyors of an illegal enterprise aren't above other illegal activity that ensures the continuation of the entire enterprise.

Almost.

Also, as someone basically unfamiliar with the situation: How big of a problem is this, and how big of a problem in Atlanta is it compared to other cities? Stats really only cover who gets caught.

It's a pretty major problem. Supposedly, Atlanta is a Bangkok-style destination for preeverts who want to have sex with kids, as part of a much larger sex trade, from strip clubs to call girls. There's every level of strip club here, from fancy places for businessmen on expense accounts to sleazy dives that are little more than open brothels. Massage parlors, "lingerie modeling" joints, etc. The yellow pages has about 10 pages of escort agencies. The cops don't mess with the clubs because they're one reason why Atlanta is a convention destination. The FBI did a major sting a year ago and made 20 arrests of pimps, but I doubt that's put much of a dent in it.

Legalize, tax, and regulate.  Problem solved.

You're going to legalize child sex trafficking?


Yeah.  That's exactly what I said.

You know I was talking about prostitution.
 
2014-03-28 12:54:46 PM  

grinding_journalist: The Southern Logic Company: How have they not raided these establishments yet?

It's almost like purveyors of an illegal enterprise aren't above other illegal activity that ensures the continuation of the entire enterprise.

Almost.

Also, as someone basically unfamiliar with the situation: How big of a problem is this, and how big of a problem in Atlanta is it compared to other cities? Stats really only cover who gets caught.


Its pretty flagrant which is the source of my complaining.  I get they can't kick down the door anytime they want to but anyone with a set of binoculars and time could gather enough evidence of wrongdoing.  Its also obvious to taxi drivers around here if you ask them about it, a few have told me about dropping people off there and the kind of characters they were.

Atlanta has a bigger problem of it because of the massive airport and being the intersection of several major highways.  I don't have official statistics but based on my biased observation you can find these kinds of places anywhere in the city where the land is cheap.  Lots of them are set up along 75, 85 and 20 and actually advertise "Trucker friendly!" on the billboard.

Another Government Employee: City of Atlanta almost never raids. Gwinnett seems to hit cyclically (6-9 months). Dekalb only raids if they have proof of underage workers.


Ah, that makes sense.  I live inside the city and three near me have been operating for the last 4-5 years.
 
2014-03-28 12:55:19 PM  
I like the airport signs that show a rhino telling us the danger of illegal animal poaching.  I think they are missing their intended target audience.   I better rethink my spring break plans to the grasslands of Zimbabwe.
 
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