Encore: Human Trafficking: The Global Goldmine for Gangs and Cartels -Part 2
March 30, 2017
Hosted by Opal Singleton
Gangs are making more money selling people than they are selling drugs in many cities. In fact in some US Cities, 90 percent of sex trafficking cases have a gang connection. This week’s show will explore some of the most violent and prolific gang sex trafficking cases including the Dog Pound Gang -Fresno, California-, The Tycoon Gang -San Diego, California- , El Flaco and the South Florida Gang -Transnational Gang-. Gangs and multi state sex trafficking cases are some of the hardest cases for law enforcement to deal with. The level of brutality to the victim is often beyond comprehension. The rings are sophisticated, organized and violent. And, they are making millions of dollars by exploiting the most vulnerable. The victims are often young teenagers or foreign national women who cannot get free. Join Exploited - Crimes Against Humanity and help us educate the public to recognize potential cases and provide the information necessary to help prevent and end this indescribable travesty
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This program is designed to educate first responders, civic leaders, social workers, education professionals, faith based leaders and parents about how predators access, groom, recruit and exploit victims into prostitution and sextortion. We analyze real cases from the perspective of Law Enforcement, the victim, and the perpetrator. We look at hard core trafficking cases and how law enforcement is able to intervene. We examine cases of child pornography and the Dark Web. We examine how predators use apps, chatrooms, games and the latest technologies. We discuss the impact of gangs and cartels on human exploitation. We also look at trends in global human trafficking. Our goal is to build a global interactive community of individuals empowered to eradicate human exploitation.
Opal Singleton is a global human trafficking and child pornography expert. She has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government and civic leaders, faith based leaders and education administrators about how predators groom and recruit innocent victims into prostitution and exploitation. Opal works with the Riverside County (CA) Anti Human Trafficking Task Force through a Department of Justice grant. Opal sits with parents of missing kids and assists teens in trouble through social media. Opal is the President and CEO of Million Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating child sex trafficking. She has authored a book “Seduced: The Grooming of America’s Teenagers” to educate parents and grandparents and educators about how predators use apps, chatrooms, online video gaming and social media to exploit young people. Opal is on the Board of Rapha House serving human trafficking victims in Cambodia, Thailand and Haiti. She is an Instructor for the USC Sol Price Institute for Safe Communities training law enforcement administrators and is an Instructor for the Los Angeles Fire Training Academy. Opal retired in 2000 after a lifelong career in international marketing having accrued nearly three million frequent flyer miles. Opal is passionate about protecting families and youth from predators and is dedicated to providing an in-depth global interactive internet training program to educate leaders around the world to stop human exploitation and trafficking.