human trafficking

12:27 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Fighting human trafficking in Kalamazoo

A car drives through a neighborhood near Chicago during a human trafficking and prostitution sting operation.
Credit Scott Eisen / AP Photo

The state is setting in motion its plan to combat human trafficking, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told an audience in Kalamazoo yesterday evening.

Earlier Thursday state lawmakers announced that they would seek changes in the way state law treats victims of sex trafficking so they’re not prosecuted for prostitution. Advocates also say they’re working hard to raise public awareness of an issue they say hides in plain sight.

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1:59 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Attorney General to discuss human trafficking at town hall in Kalamazoo

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Kalamazoo coalition also working on issue
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Attorney General Bill Schuette will be in Kalamazoo Thursday to discuss human trafficking in Michigan and how the attorney general's office is targeting the growing problem. Schuette will discuss the findings of the recently-formed Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking and how people in Michigan can respond.
6:39 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Michigan Attorney General creates state commission on human trafficking

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Schuette calls it world's fastest growing criminal industry
Lansing - Attorney General Bill Schuette said Wednesday he is creating a state commission to combat human trafficking in Michigan, starting with a report on what new laws and policies are needed. The report will go to lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder in six months, Schuette said.
1:19 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Kalamazoo group targets human trafficking

Bus in New Mexico promotes national trafficking hotline
Credit The Associated Press

Federal officials say more than 100,000 women and children fall victim to human traffickers in the U.S. each year. They’re often forced into prostitution or other sex work, or other jobs, against their will. A Kalamazoo woman hopes to make a dent in that modern form of slavery, at least in southwest Michigan.

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Local Music
12:00 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Songs Against Slavery benefit concert raises awareness about human trafficking

Grace Theisen (left) and Hannah Doan (right) in the WMUK studio.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

This Thursday night, singer/songwriters Grace Theisen and Hannah Doan will use their music to help victims of human trafficking through Songs Against Slavery. The event’s goal is to raise awareness about human trafficking in the U.S. and fundraise for The Daughter Project, a safe house for victims.

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