Posts tagged Super Bowl

Super Bowl Kick off about to Happen

So, the Super Bowl has a LOT of spectators now, either in the stands or at home watching TV or some other big screen.  Not me, my husband and I were going to visit the football players where they were required to go to the one big room with about eight screens but we didn’t know they had study hall first from 2;00 to 4:00 p.m.  So, in about five minutes the kick off will happen without us.  I guess some people watch the Super Bowl just for the expensive ads that are entertaining.  Others will watch the halftime with Katy Perry or whoever she is. I’m really out of my own culture, I might as well be living in Kazakhstan. I don’t care WHO wins, the Green Bay Packers or the MN Vikings are not there so why bother, right? Yes, I DO know who is playing today and I really, really don’t care!!!

Well, here is an ad for something entirely different but has everything to do with the Super Bowl.  It relates to my blog from yesterday. The human traffickers are busy with their wares and the girls (and boys) that are brought to this multi-million dollar event are the victims.

Watch this video and think twice about who REALLY is making the money.  It’s another Youtube video by “Shared Hope” about YOUNG girls in a “Doll Box” at the Super Bowl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzEIFjlLMcQ

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Besides the Players and Fans on Super Bowl Sunday

Unfortunately, more than just the fans and players are getting ready for the Super Bowl game this Sunday…the low life, despicable human traffickers are bringing in brutalized and terrified young girls as objects to be used by sex-addicts. Enslavement is far worse than ever with the average age for girls being prostituted at 13 years of age. In today’s world, the statistics show there are 27,000,000 slaves. Some of those slaves will be at the Super Bowl this weekend. Their demonic masters get rich off of their perverted customers who also pay to watch the Super Bowl. We need to end human trafficking by not feeling so smug in our comfortable lives…what are we doing to help the victims? Ignoring or denying the problem doesn’t hold up to the scrutiny of those enslaved…if only they had a voice. Be their voice to END IT!!!

I believe if more people would watch the video by the END IT movement on Youtube, http://youtu.be/qMyExi2q-ZI , they would actually want to DO something about it.  What do you think?

Watch it:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMyExi2q-ZI&feature=youtu.be

 

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Seamy Side of the Super Bowl Underbelly

Besides watching the steamy performance by Beyonce, which I could have done without, the Super Bowl was good entertainment from start to finish.  The unexpected second intermission due to half the lights going out after a 109 yard run by the Ravens was another interesting surprise. Two half-times in a row.  I do think that Beyonce could have done better without all the hair flinging, weird dance moves and smoke and fire.  Her act must have tripped up the electric wires with all her sizzle. The sad part of the Super Bowl is that a LOT of the sex trafficking goes on during these big events, traffickers bring young girls in. Sick, sick, sick.  Beyonce does not help in creating such an atmosphere that continues to victimize young women.  Okay, enough about the Super Bowl in New Orleans and all those problems.

The following is something that is a little closer to home.

Collaboration to Fight Explosion of Human Trafficking along Minnesota Roads to North Dakota Oil Fields

North Dakota oil fields may be a new market for sale of humans for sex

and labor. Victims are driven along I-90 and then north on roads which

are normally deserted. Trafficked victims, both international and

domestic, are being transported for labor and sex trafficking in the

North Dakota oil fields.

In response to these crimes against victims of human trafficking, a

collaboration of organizations, including law enforcement, sexual and

domestic assault advocates, educators, shelters, and attorneys plan to

travel to a conference in San Francisco to receive training in

collaborative efforts. Attendees will then train other collaborators.

Collaboration members will work together to provide safety and victim

centered services for sex and labor trafficked victims. Those victims

will be empowered to testify against traffickers to interdict the flow

of sex and labor trafficked victims along Minnesota corridors and the

stem the tide of victims being transported north to North Dakota oil

fields.

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Background:

Recently, police stopped a speeding vehicle along I-90 in Minnesota.

The police saw a little girl in the back seat of the car huddled as far

away from the driver as possible. Police questioned the driver who did

not speak the language of the girl. The police determined that the

driver did not know enough about the little girl to be transporting

her.

Aliandra (pseudonym) from central america, had only a bottle of water

and the ragged clothes on her back. She was shivering both from fear of

the driver and the cold. She looked to be about 12 years old.

The driver of the car told the police that two men were to meet him at

the next truck stop to pick up the girl and that they should know more

about the kid. The police said, “Let’s go.”

When the police met the two men at the truck stop, they determined that

neither one of the men spoke the girl’s language. The two men could not

tell the police enough about the child to be in control of her.

The child was brought to a temporary foster home placement. The foster

mother’s heart broke when the child whimpered and clung to her.

The enlightened county attorney and judges appointed a guardian ad

litem and social worker who contacted Civil Society, a not for profit

organization providing legal and case management services for human

trafficking victims. They contacted Civil Society by calling the

Minnesota Human Trafficking Crisis and Tip Line at 1-888-772-3324.

Civil Society was able to begin to work with the guardian ad litem and

social worker who had never encountered a child in these circumstances

before.  They were anxious that the child would be deported.

Authorities found that the child had been transported and marched to

the U.S. from central america across horribly rough terrain at night,

with little or no food and water. They also suspect that the child had

been abused along the road trip to Minnesota. All those dealing with

the child realized that she would probably be trafficked again and be

forced to make the same dangerous trek again if she were deported.

Law enforcement has noted increased transportation of this same ethnic

group along I-90 and then north toward North Dakota in the last year.

There is help under the Trafficking Victim Protection Act for this

child. The federal government also provides psychological counseling

for victims by culturally appropriate experts, knowledgeable in the

human trafficking of children.

The girl is from an ethnic group which has been designated one of the

most vulnerable to trafficking by the Trafficking in Persons Report,

http://www.state.gov/g/tip<http://www.state.gov/g/tip>.  This is because of

the group’s abject poverty, isolation (they don’t even speak Spanish)

and because they have a cultural practice of going into trance-like

states. Thus, when they are abused, they may dissociate rather than

recognize the abuse.

Poor villagers in central america are threatened that they be killed or

will lose their small plots of land if they don’t send their daughters

to work.  Many of them don’t realize or are fooled into believing that

their daughters will be working in the fields in the United States like

they work in the fields at home. However, children who are labored

trafficked are usually also sex trafficked. When villagers receive

money from the sex or labor trafficking of their daughters, they often

use it to send their younger children to the U.S. to gain more money

for the family.

Civil Society

1st National Bank Building

332 Minnesota Street

Suite E-1436

St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-291-0713

FAX: 651-291-2588

http://www.civilsocietyhelps.org<http://www.civilsocietyhelps.org>

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