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New App Designed to Curb Human Trafficking With Hotel Photos


World  (tags: humanrights, freedoms, App, trafficking, hotels )

Rose
- 832 days ago - koat.com
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. âEUR"The New Mexico Human Trafficking Task Force, spearheaded by the attorney general's office, is applauding a unique new cellphone app that uses hotel photos to curb human trafficking.



   

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Rose Becke (141)
Friday July 8, 2016, 10:47 pm
Posted for Vivien
 

MmAway M (514)
Friday July 8, 2016, 11:14 pm
TO Often this happens while there is a video at the news I didn't get it here, but felt the need to post part of Rose's & Vivien's news in this comment for those that rush through. IMPORTANT and THANK YOU BOTH LADIES ~ for all you fight for! Bless YOU!

"Human trafficking is a growing problem in New Mexico. With just a few clicks online, traffickers solicit victims to the public and oftentimes share a photo of the victim in a hotel room.

TraffickCam is available for both iPhones and Androids, and is using those photos to turn the tables on traffickers.

The app encourages users to snap a few pictures of the hotel rooms in which they are staying and then upload them into the app.

The pictures go into a database so police can use the photos to match those taken by traffickers and posted on the web.

A special undercover agent with the attorney general's office, who has worked hundreds of human trafficking cases in New Mexico, says that the app could save the lives of victims.

"It certainly can allow law enforcement agencies to potentially isolate and narrow where a victim and the trafficker might be," the agent said.

The agent says that they are working with the app's developers to see how police agencies can access the app and use it to their advantage.

"These victims don't know how to reach out for help and they don't know who to turn to," the agent said. "It's very difficult to hear their stories and their experiences, that have sometimes been going on since they were juveniles."

The agent also said that the attorney general's office is planning to educate hotels statewide on how to better spot human trafficking operations.

If a male is with a considerably younger female who seems submissive or nervous, employees should call police, according to the agent.

The agent also said that employees should be wary of people paying for rooms in cash or if there are a lot of different men going in and out of their hotel."
 

Animae C (507)
Saturday July 9, 2016, 12:22 am
Awesome everything helps.

Thanx Rose
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday July 9, 2016, 2:10 am
Thank you Rose.

You may be interested to look up on the Internet, the group Truckers Against Trafficking.
They alert Truckers as to what to look for. Girls and Women are often trafficked at Truck Stops.
These are NOT Prostitutes working for their own interests - these are young women lured and kidnapped into slavery and trafficking, quite a different matter!
They are packed into trucks and moved from State to State on the interstate highways.
Truckers are given a number to call, a Hotline - if they see anything suspicious - as they cannot handle these situations themselves.
The program, they say, is beginning to show good results.

All these programs are co-ordinated, working towards common ends.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 9, 2016, 2:34 am
Anything to aid this massive, out-of-control, global nightmare. Thanks Rose and Vivien.
 

penny C (83)
Saturday July 9, 2016, 2:35 am
Thanks Rose & Vivian.
 

Vivien Green (153)
Saturday July 9, 2016, 6:45 am
Noted, thank you for posting, Rose.
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday July 10, 2016, 2:25 pm
Thanks
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday July 10, 2016, 3:34 pm
Glad that they are using modern technology to start tracking all of these as*holes. Thanks Rose
 

Winn A (179)
Sunday July 10, 2016, 5:27 pm
Noted - I sure hope it helps.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 10, 2016, 7:16 pm
Thanks,

Human Trafficking is an abomination. When is someone going to create a New App Designed to Curb The 1%...?!!!
 

Judy C (91)
Tuesday July 12, 2016, 12:27 am
This app is a great idea, and hopefully it will do a lot of good. Thanks Rose and Vivien.
 

Lucia A (16)
Tuesday July 12, 2016, 8:14 am
Great idea! We should see if it really works. Thank you for the news.
 

Melania P (123)
Monday August 22, 2016, 3:17 pm
Whatever it helps the victims
 
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