Human Trafficking hits close to home

Human Trafficking is a big problem.

Human Trafficking is a sterilized way of saying modern-day slavery, and it’s easy to get caught up in thinking it could never happen in the Magnolia State. That couldn’t be farther from the truth, and the Mississippi Center for Violence Prevention is doing everything they can to pull victims of slavery out of their horrifying situation. Just this week, a man was arrested by the Hernando Police Department in DeSoto County on a charge of human trafficking, after he abducted a young woman in Memphis. Now the MCVP is putting together a task force to fight the problem head on, and you can help. Something as simple as a phone call could save the life of a modern-day slave, so if you see a situation that looks suspicious(high traffic at a neighbor’s house/shady dealings at a truck stop/etc), make the call. It could be the difference between a life of slavery and a life of freedom for someone’s daughter or son.

You can hear more about Human Trafficking and how it affects Mississippians from Sandy Middleton(Exec Dir for The Center for Violence Prevention), Dean Scott(Hinds Co Sheriff’s Office Investigator), and Ron Crew(MLEOTA – MS Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy) as the discussed with JT the signs to look for that could save a life.

Human Trafficking Panel - JT Show - Feb 8th, 2017
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2/8/17: Sandy Middleton(Exec Dir for The Center for Violence Prevention), Dean Scott(Hinds Co Sheriff Office Investigator), and Ron Crew(MLEOTA - MS Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy) talking with JT about Human Trafficking in Mississippi. 
 

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