prostitution http://wamc.org en Panel Urges Help For Human Trafficking Victims http://wamc.org/post/panel-urges-help-human-trafficking-victims <p>A task force chaired by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley issued a series of recommendations today for combating and preventing human trafficking.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> The report from the Massachusetts Interagency Human Trafficking Policy Task Force urges expanding victims services programs and setting up “safe houses” for people trying to escape from the underground sex trade, which Coakley said remains a lucrative business for its purveyors.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:47:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 71733 at http://wamc.org Panel Urges Help For Human Trafficking Victims NY Legislative Spotlight On Human Trafficking http://wamc.org/post/ny-legislative-spotlight-human-trafficking <div><p>As the close of New York's legislative session draws near, advocates are pressing for passage of more effective anti-human trafficking legislation.&nbsp; If you search "New York Sex Trafficking" on Google news, you'll find more than 12,000 recent articles. Awareness of the problem has resulted in the growth of public concern.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:39:40 +0000 Dave Lucas 67313 at http://wamc.org NY Legislative Spotlight On Human Trafficking Albany Law School Professor Laurie Shanks http://wamc.org/post/albany-law-school-professor-laurie-shanks <p>Three members of the New York State Police are suspended as officials look into allegations of a prostitution ring. One of the troopers, 18 year veteran Titus Taggert, allegedly promoted prostitution while off-duty from Troop-T, the branch which patrols the NYS Thruway. For more on the case, WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields spoke to Albany Law School professor and defense attorney Laurie Shanks.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Brian Shields 37816 at http://wamc.org NY Advocates Say Condom Evidence Is Unhealthy http://wamc.org/post/ny-advocates-say-condom-evidence-unhealthy <p>Advocates for New York sex&nbsp;workers are coming to Albany to push for legislation that would ban condoms as evidence in prostitution cases, arguing the law-enforcement tactic is bad for public health.&nbsp; Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:31:29 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 36964 at http://wamc.org NY Advocates Say Condom Evidence Is Unhealthy