human trafficking

Self-Defense and Safety Tips Against Human Trafficking and Kidnapping

  According to studies, if you are female and coming out of a store or walking in a parking lot then you are more likely to become a target by a stranger. That’s why this time of year especially, it is important to be aware. But experts say you should be prepared for anything at anytime of the year. “People…

Alabama Ranked Top 10 in States with Toughest Anti-Human Trafficking Laws

Attorney General Steve Marshall welcomed news that Alabama is among the top ten states in enacting laws to protect human trafficking victims. On Wednesday, Shared Hope International released its annual “Protected Innocence Challenge” state report cards, ranking Alabama sixth in the nation with a 94.5 score in enacting laws to combat child sex trafficking. “Alabama has made tremendous strides over…

Human Trafficking Charges Dropped Against Former Alabama Basketball Star

A judge in Tennessee has dropped a human trafficking charge against former NBA player Jim Farmer. Defense lawyer Worrick G. Robinson IV says a court dismissed the charge against the one-time University of Alabama stand out on Tuesday. Robinson says the decision came during a preliminary hearing for Farmer. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the 55-year-old resident of Franklin,…

Montgomery Police: “aware of multiple social media posts regarding attempted abductions”

Several alarming social media posts regarding attempted abductions, or possible human-trafficking attempts in Montgomery have caught the attention of the Montgomery Police Department. In the weeks after the tragedy of 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” Mckinney, and in the midst of the search for 19-year-old Aniah Blanchett,  these types of posts have seemingly multiplied on social media. Alabama News Network reached out…

5TH Annual Alabama Human Trafficking Summit

Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world, and known to some as modern day slavery. Human trafficking affects millions of people world wide, including some people here in Alabama. Today the Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force held a summit to teach law enforcement, teachers and other responders the signs of human trafficking. Attorney General Steve Marshall…

Human Trafficking Remains A Growing State-Wide Concern

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and human trafficking continues to be a national and state-wide problem year-round. Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn says it remains one of the fastest growing criminal industries and takes a special eye to identify. “Human trafficking sometimes takes a lot more in depth training for the officers and investigators involved to really recognize…

Law Enforcement Increases Awareness of Human Trafficking in Alabama

Human trafficking affects more people in Alabama that most people realize.

It’s a serious legal and social issue that many of us may not even think is a problem in the United States, human trafficking.  Law enforcement wants you to know that if affects more people than you realize, maybe even someone you know. US attorney’s representing Alabama’s southern, middle and northern districts held a meeting on the campus of Auburn…