|Human trafficking is now the fastest growing criminal industry worldwide.|
So our President doesn't want to talk much about the Secret Service Scandal. Instead he wants to talk about lowering the interest rate on school loans.
But no matter how many times President Obama asks us to look the other way, the scandal continues to get worse as we discover that Secret Service Agents have been indulging in prostitution for many years.
What makes this even worse is that the prostitutes were probably victims of human trafficking.
The Real Issue
What does this have to do with me? you might ask.
Well, the fact remains that 80% of victims are women and 50% are children.
Many U.S. teens are coerced into prostitution. Many U.S. teens prostitute themselves out to earn money for clothing, drugs, or alcohol.
Many U.S. teens are kidnapped and taken to other countries to use as sex slaves.
According to the Human Trafficking Awareness Coalition, thousands of sex trafficking victims were sent to the United States during the Super Bowl week for those looking for sexual entertainment.
The majority of these victims are under the age of 18.
The Real Facts
Now that the scandal has spread to El Salvador, it is probably true that the prostitutes the U.S. Secret Service agents had sex with came from sex trafficking connections.
"Given our policies designed to help governments prevent sex trafficking, it's not in keeping with the behavior that we want to advocate and display ourselves," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, said recently.
Given all this information, I wonder when the President will address these issues. I wonder when he will speak out against human trafficking. I wonder when he will get outraged. I wonder.
Probably right after he's finished campaigning on the Jimmy Fallon show.
But the sad truth remains. Many young men and women all over the world are abducted into human trafficking and are enslaved. Experts put the number at 27 million. Many are enslaved in sex trafficking rings. Many die while in this bondage.
The more this scandal is hidden in the media...the more these human trafficking monsters get away with this heinous crime.
Keep it in the media. Pass it on...