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Monday, June 19, 2017

MEMOIRS OF A MADAM - THE ANATOMY OF A MOVEMENT

Well I finally got my memoirs done.  I realized the only way it was going to be told WITHOUT BEING ALTERED OR CHANGED was going to be to self-publish.  I wasn't able to register "Anatomy of a Movement" for a domain which is the title of the book - but I was able to register "Memoirs of a Madam".  Maybe I need to rethink the title?  I still haven't done a print run yet so there's time if that's what I need to do.

But yes I see "Snowfall" is coming out finally validating what I've been saying for all these years - that our CIA was behind the importation of cocaine into this country - NOT the African American gangs.  One of the biggest hoaxes of our time has been revealed.  

You'd think right?  The UN court did find our country guilty in that finally. https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/profile-north.php

But guess what?  It's not over.  Nor are they done blaming the African American community either.  Only instead of smuggling cocaine into this country - they're now doing fund raising for sex trafficking victims.  

But just as they blamed the black gangs for the coke problem in the 1980's, and other minorities - they were also using sex trafficking to mask their further demonization of the African American communities.  Wonder where the racism is?  We had the rise in racism during Iran Contra because the media kept blasting out images of African American drug dealers - and with this - they've done the same thing EXACTLY right out of the handbook!


Of course plugged also by an African American to make sure to drive the racism home!


Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew (another minority by the way - one who isn't Asian or Russian - notice a trend here?).   Even right down to their fake "catfish" so called "survivor" (another version of a Samoly Mam).  Always a minority with the minority trafficker if you haven't noticed these people use.  (Except when they were pulling their fake scam in Ireland and England with their fake "Catalina Lopez" - oh but that story is in the memoir.)


Who when we checked her out was another fabricated person!  These people are hysterically funny!  I complain about the "woman in corn rows" plugging this fabricated story so they go out and get Jenna Elfman?  Jeez about as "white" as you can get.  Too bad the story of her daughter isn't reflective of the general sex trafficking victim.  Some would say it isn't even close.  Then again she is an actress.  I mean if Ricky Martinez would take a check for $500,000 to vouch for Wilthema to get an award . . . ?  Well I'd be curious about her tax return is all.  I know when her daughter was out there I know our hotline didn't get a call about it is all.  

Here's one case in point among many where the truth is coming out about fraudulent programs - https://www.texastribune.org/2017/05/25/behind-closed-doors-texas-lawmakers-strip-funding-trafficking-victims/

The problem with that is that to create the phony buzz for their fake groups - they're shutting down REAL trafficking programs which is probably the point.  I started a movement back in the 1980's to have domestic sex trafficking recognized as real in this country.  I wanted our government to set up systems to help these victims, and recognize them as victims and not "criminals" as they were doing back then.  All that work went into the Trafficking Act of 2000 being passed.  I have some clips up showing this work at www.hightechmadam.com

Then these same people I was fighting during Iran Contra came in and "hijacked" the movement not only again with the new way they found to raise millions of dollars without anyone asking questions - but also used it to shut down the service structure we'd built to help victims over all those years.  I have kept a diary during the whole thing to document the "anatomy of a movement" which is what my personal story shows - the evolution of Iran Contra into the modern version of Iran Contra 2.0.  I have a website I started constructing for the book up at www.memoirsofamadam.com

If you'd like to talk to me personally about it - I can be reached at (702) 488-1127.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LEGAL BROTHELS OF NEVADA

I've been the shoulder many women have cried on about the working conditions up at the legal brothels.  I've also seen how things have taken a very dark turn since about 2007 with the industry itself.  Including how many of you have been actively "persuaded" not to go to the press, if they'd listen to you, about your experiences.

It seems the union is trying to expand into the industry in Nevada according to Jennifer O'Hare who opened up a brothel herself supposedly to be in "competition" with the male run brothels up in the region.  She's also had some very serious accusations she's made against other brothel owners.

I told her I'd put it out there to you as our members if you want to come forward and talk about your experiences up there with the idea of changing working conditions.  I know some of you have been seriously threatened and I myself have had to relocate many of you outside of Nevada entirely.  But nothing changes until it's had a light shined upon it.  Sometimes yes at great cost to those of us turning on that flashlight.  So I don't blame any of you for not wanting to talk about these issues.  I'm not even convinced myself this whole thing isn't just some way to flush you out of the bushes before Dennis Hof runs for the Senate.

If you want to talk about this, then I'm going to advise you to come to me first and let me have you consult with one of our trusted attorney's who can advise you of any legal repercussions you have to be aware of or careful about first, and ways to protect yourself from retaliation.  Today's gangsters use lawyers as we well know!

You know how to reach me if you want to talk about this more.



AND THERE IT IS - THE MOTIVATION BEHIND THE PLUGGING

https://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/testimonial/#respond

And the marketing begins.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

BUYER BEWARE

I've been warning people in the sex industry for some time now that the police, FBI, CIA, etc., have gotten very clever about finding ways to get information from people without warrants for a few years now.  Including setting up "faux" sex trafficking groups such as Abeni in Orange County.  That's a group set up by a woman who claims to have been a sex worker who set up a group to "support" sex workers AND trafficking victims in connection with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force.  She did this while at the same time contributing to articles on the "Tits & Sass" blog AND heading up the Orange County SWOP chapter (Sex Workers Outreach Project).

I got acquainted with Meg Munoz of Abeni in a very strange way.  I had a woman call our hotline to ask for help.   She had been forced into prostitution when she was only 8 years old when she was back in China about 50 years ago.  After reaching 42 years of age, and her son getting ready to enter UCLA, she wanted to stop hooking and doing porn so her "son could be proud of his mother".

She also did it for sound legal reasons.  It's one thing to support your son as a juvenile when a prostitute.  But if the boy turns 18 years of age and you're writing him large checks, under the law that's a felony.  It's called "pimping" and it's defined as "taking money from the earnings of a prostitute".  All the cops have to do is pull her bank account, show she's given him money, and BAM - he's being charged with felony pimping and possibly his life and career ruined.  So she had good reasons why she wanted to stop her prostitution.

The people back in China were connected to Liang Yaohui who owned a five star Hotel back in China while also being a part of the Chinese government.  That and he ran over 3,000 prostitutes according to the news when he was arrested in 2013.  They had sold her over here to the states on a marriage contract.  That alone cost her $10,000 to get out from under she told me.  So now she was "free and clear" she told these people she was "retiring" and not to give her any more appointments.

They weren't too happy with that.  The next thing she says happens is two Pasadena police officers showed up at her home, and drug her out of it in front of her mother and son.  They then arrested her for "prostitution" and then popped on her it wasn't her first arrest - but her SECOND.  They then told her if they busted her a third time, she'd be deported back to China where she'd then be charged for the felony of having porn done with a sibling which is incest in China and they give the death penalty back there for that.  Considering who Liang Yaohui was before the government arrested him - it was a viable, believable threat.

Well I didn't know whether to even believe this story when I first heard it, so I went to an attorney I trusted and asked him to see if in fact she had a phony charge on her record.  He advised me that when someone is arrested, there's a "booking videotape" made.  That if the police couldn't produce this tape - then she was probably telling the truth about the fake record being created.   If they couldn't produce the booking tape, she'd be able to get this phony charge dismissed also.  So he went and ordered the booking tape from the Pasadena police department.

Now if anyone is following the Celeste Guap case then you know what's going on with the police in southern California and the cops.  Even the Chief of Police.  After this attorney ordered the tape, he was threatened by another attorney who called him up.  He called me up and bailed.  He said he wasn't going to risk his license "over some hooker" which I can't say as I blame him.  We were asking him to do this "pro bono" so why stick his neck out that bar?  I then went to follow up on it and send over a request to speak to the Pasadena Chief of Police.

Who I then didn't hear from, but I did hear from another man identifying as a Pasadena Police Officer who then threatened me to "back off" helping this woman.  I refused and then I got a call from a Pasadena Attorney threatening me with a restraining order if I took this woman's calls again.  Seems he had a signed power of attorney the woman signed allowing him to threaten me with that.  So I contacted the Pasadena Chief of Police about it who then ignored me for a few months.  I then went to the City Manager about this.

The next thing I know out of a clear blue sky this Meg Munoz calls me up and says that "I heard you have violated a survivor's anonymity".  I was like "what are you talking about?" of course because I'd never spoken to this woman nor had any idea what she was talking about.  So I asked her "who said this?" and also "show me some proof" because I don't violate anonymity ever.  Next thing I know she's online telling people that I'm "stalking her" and she's "afraid for her life" and asking people if they know where I live so she can order a 5150 charge against me.  Of course on the SAME DAY as I'm being invited to come into the Pasadena station to talk to the Chief at the City Manager's urging

I could see the handwriting on the wall.  I go into Pasadena's police station, she then takes out a warrant against me for "stalking her" and I get slapped in handcuffs the minute I walk into the station.  Thankfully no one told her where I lived but she tried for a few days by saying all kinds of lies about I supposedly "threatened her" and "stalked her", etc.  Why?  I have no idea.  But she then started telling me that I would be arrested and she'd take out the TRO to block me from coming to her Abeni meetings - so whatever it was she sure didn't want me coming to the Abeni meetings even though I've been running groups for sex workers, trafficking victims, and men, women and transgenders who have exited the biz for over 30 years now.  Kind of like saying you're running a sober living house but then telling Bill Wilson to sit and spin.  Clearly something was wrong with this picture here.

Sure enough I started hearing reports that people were "being pumped for information" at these meetings.  I then witnessed every single comment, word, line, etc., I'd ever said, or was said about Sex Workers Anonymous wiped right off the "Tits & Sass" blog, replaced by featuring Meg Munoz as some kind of advocate although I've never heard a word out of her about anything she was doing to help our community other than threatening me and trying to get me arrested - but why?

People started telling me how they knew Meg, but this woman showing up at SWOP meetings claiming to be her wasn't her.  How information they told her was getting back to law enforcement.  When I pointed out that Abeni had received a $30,000 grant from the Human Trafficking Task Force HEADED by the Orange County Police, and how the Pasadena Chief of Police resided in Orange County at the time he was Pasadena Chief - the picture started becoming real clear.  Especially when I uncovered that "8 Minutes" headed up supposedly by ex-cop Kevin Brown was a complete fraud.  There was no "safe house" and there was no "program" and Kevin hasn't ever helped a fly get out of something - let alone a sex worker escape a pimp and/or trafficker.   That series just so "happened" to get the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force over 1.2 million dollars - of which Abeni, and Meg, got $30,000.  When I pointed out that nugget of info online, suddenly Abeni's name disappears off the OC Human Trafficking website like they didn't want people to know she was connected to them, and thus law enforcement.

I've also noticed how there's these SWOP groups that keep inviting sex workers to come out to public events held outdoors where people can be videotaped without a warrant.  Where the parking lot is set up so it's clearly that meeting you're going to if you use that parking lot to where anyone can take a picture of your car's license plate, and then know who the owner is of the car.  If you're at a public event outside in "public" - you can be videotaped without a warrant.  So why not a private banquet room?  A place with a lot of parking so no one knows what car?  I mean what sex worker does this to expose other sex workers like that?  

I'm a paralegal by trade and I started finding case after case where it was talking about how an informant was obtaining information through listening to what people shared in AA and NA meetings.  I was appalled!    These meetings are supposed to be "confidential".  However, these people were going to "open meetings" and then saying it was "legal" to be testifying at a grand jury about what they had heard at these meetings.  Even more disgusting, they were putting personal information on people into a computer database which law enforcement rents for about $800 a month.  Think it doesn't exist?  Think again - https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/constable-shred-investigation-of-porn-star-searches/  If you've seen the film "Snowden" you'd have an idea what kind of information is on there.

Let me show you more proof of what I'm talking about because I've been saying for sometime that they've been pushing sex workers to go into "counseling" with workers who are not covered by the confidentiality laws and then pumping them for incriminating information without a warrant.  Check out this website for "Angels of Nevada".  Looks good right?    http://www.angelsofnevada.com/

Only do you see a NAME of anyone on this site?  A psychiatrist?  A therapist?  Something?  Go over to Whois who has information on who owns the domain there and guess  who owns the domain?  https://whois.net/

When you look it up - John Kenda is the person the domain belongs to who is https://display.engagesciences.com/display/container/dc/ecff4f16-7a2d-4fd9-bfeb-691e92b74f11/entry

Any relation to Joe Kenda?  Interesting question.  Why are there no names on this site of who is connected to them?

One can't help but wonder if John is related to John Kenda. You know the Homicide Detective making shows on Discovery Network?  


Saturday, June 10, 2017

HOW MANY MORE HOAXES AND FRAUDS ARE GOING TO COME TO LIGHT?



Another one bites the dust http://www.lasvegasnow.com/…/i-team-former-cop-su…/607916728 Notice the pattern yet guys? Yet another "crusader" who had NOTHING to do with www.sexworkersanonymous.com while claiming to be on the same side of the war as us. We established our headquarters in Nevada in 1996 and have been working with REAL victims against REAL traffickers ever since. Has anyone figured out yet the ones who are all being exposed as fakes were the same ones who were refusing to even talk to us about the victims we were working with? Again, if someone is telling you they're wanting to help an alcoholic while refusing to even acknowledge Bill Wilson and Alcoholics Anonymous - then figure out something is WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

LETTER TO JANET MOCK AND MELISSA MIRA GRANT SENT AFTER READING ABOUT JANET'S "WORDS BEING ERASED" IN AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT WOMENS' RIGHTS

Dear Melissa:

In reading about what happened with Janet - I thought you might like a copy of the email I just sent her inviting her to open up a dialogue with us over here at Sex Workers Anonymous.  

Now before you go jumping to any conclusions about who or what you "think" we are - I invite you to read the email herein.  I also want to ask you to look at the kinds of "counter" campaigns that have been launched by corporations such as Monsanto into attacking their protesters for a moment also.  

After reading about what they do to protect their interests - http://www.naturalnews.com/040492_GMO_activists_Monsanto_blackwater.html  I want to ask you if you think after all of the successful ground we were making over a 30 year span of time if you can consider that maybe, just maybe, everything you've been "told" to you about us just isn't true?

IF these groups put so much money into the concept of "saving" us and that we need "rescue" to the tune of even creating a whole fake person with "Samoly Mam" just to get someone to run around mouthing their views while pretending to be someone she wasn't, even coaching little children to lie about who they were - do you not think it's just as real that they might also be engaging in a "counter" campaign to try and smear us to "divide and conquer"?  

It's quite common you know to stir up fake social media against one's enemies these days as evidenced by what happened to KFC when attacked by a Chinese marketing company -  https://www.wsj.com/articles/kfc-sues-chinese-companies-over-alleged-eight-legged-chicken-rumors-1433166317

Now I ask you to consider for a moment - what if - just what if - that statement had been released with words printed as Janet's words which were not her actual words what the reaction might be if somehow during this event you witnessed with your own eyes - what if someone had planted the words saying that Janet had "called to outlaw the sex industry" as was done to me in 2007 at a press conference I was invited to participate in under deceptive pretenses I learned too late in fact about.

What do you think the phones would be like the next day had those words gone out attributed falsely to Janet?  Now a lot of years has passed in 2007 to 2017 - ten years.  Imagine if this kind of war in the media to try and maintain what her real views are has been a war waging for 10 years?  Now I've managed to get about 99 % of the false statements, even the "fake documentaries" taken off social media - but I also can't calm down and explain myself to some people who are so upset they won't listen to my explanations "those aren't my words" either.  

Meaning before you jump to any conclusion about what or who you think I or the hotline/program I run stands for in reality - I ask you to please consider that before forming that opinion you and I might personally speak to each other even first for two minutes?  Something neither you nor Janet and I have done yet to date have we?  

I have to say I admire REPUTABLE investigative reporters such as John Quinones to name just one from ABC's "What Would You Do?", or even Bob Herbert who used to have an opt-ed column with the Ny Times.  Why?  Because in 2007 with Bob and 2009 with John - these men didn't listen to what ANYONE said about us, not even me.  They each got into a plane and then a car to personally come out to Las Vegas.  

After coming to where I lived at that time, they then spent time meeting with me, coming to my home, meeting with SWA members, watching how we operated over time, and John even spent time meeting with my daughter, talking to my landlord - I mean doing a very THOROUGH investigation into me and SWA's operations.  The results of their work was shown in the positive articles/chapters they then published about SWA and myself which I also have up on www.hightechmadam.com

Which even that nickname "high tech madam" is misleading by the way.  Yes I was arrested for supposedly "running a brothel" with my mother in 1984 but the truth is that wasn't what that warehouse was at all.  Yes it had been the site of an illegal brothel at one time.  Yes I had been working as an escort and madam during 1984.  However, that warehouse had been converted into the first "safe house" in the USA for adult victims needing a place to escape sex trafficking.  Now hold on a minute because I'm NOT saying "pimps".  If one needed to stop a pimp in 1987 all one had to do was pick up the phone and call 911.  

I didn't need a warehouse in an industrial section of town equipped with expensive sophisticated surveillance equipment nor high tech security equipment either next to the police station to operate a "brothel".  That was an excuse to get into the place where the LAPD then tore up my video cameras, destroying some evidence I had against them and other people such as Chuck Barris and our own CIA.  

To understand who and what I was trying to keep safe and hide there - you need to read up on Iran Contra, the Hillside Strangler case which was actually two pimps targeting "square" girls for abuse and then transforming them into prostitutes in order to invalidate their testimony against them before they evolved into murder, and also more about Chuck Barris and his ties to the CIA you can read about in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind".  

I was also arrested so that the LAPD could spread the rumor I was "going to turn on people" to try and make my friends and supporters "run" to the hills to protect themselves from incrimination and/or prosecution.  At the time, the news hadn't broke yet that I was helping to launder money for prostitutes on movie sets through their budgets we were helping to draw up at Paramount Studios for example.  

See even then the authorities were trying to "divide and conquer" in order to get control over people and what they wanted to have happen - happen using fear, rumors, smear campaigns, etc.  Because that's how the other side works - to "divide and conquer" us from moving this movement forward.  They did it to get my "safe house" shut down and wipe out my evidence against them then, also chasing off any supporters I might have at that time.  They also arrested all the other madams at our level in 1984 - go on and check it out on Google and you'll find ALL of us from the east coast to the west coast were arrested in 1984.  Partly to again "divide and conquer" the alliances we had built up talking to each other about what we were going to do about what the police were doing to us back then.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2007/12/heidi-fleiss.html  Elizabeth Adams was arrested in 1984 with me, and then promptly got herself introduced to Heidi Fleiss that same year.  



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Biddle_Barrows  Mayflower Madam arrested 1984.

Cheri Woods was arrested in 1985 in this article - but I also know she was arrested in 1984 when she was six months pregnant at the time.  http://www.canyon-news.com/west-hollywood-landlord-pleads/61688

This article talks about how in 1984 100's of prostitutes were targeted for arrest "In the first two months of 1984, police arrested 443 men and women for prostitution related charges, but with no apparent change." http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/1989/january/prostitutes/   
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I think you see see by just these links there was an organized effort going on in the USA in 1984 to "divide and conquer" the alliance we had built up amongst the madams to try and "network" a communication line between all of us during a time when we had no internet nor cell phones.  Lines which were broken up during 1984 deliberately by these arrests.  Something again which has been targeted to this community starting back in 2007 when I refused to mouth certain "untruths" during an international press conference I had agreed to appear at and involve SWA with.  Had not my mother just died back then, I doubt I wouldn't have so "off" my normal intuition and wouldn't have done the whole thing in the first place - but it's done.  I was asked to do this because of the progress and headway our program had been creating,


Especially with the headway we were making up to 2007 that started the whole riff I'm talking about here.  So I'll also invite you to please check this out and call me sometime at (702) 488-1127.  Like most people who are in the media eye a lot - I'm not quite what I'm painted out to be anymore than Planned Parenthood was accurately portrayed in those hidden videos fabricated against them either by the same EXACT people we're fighting right now in this movement here.  

These people came after us when after offering me a substantial amount of money as a salary in a job doing "direct services" to sex workers I was offered back in 2007 -   they then asked me to make that statement about "outlawing sex work" as well as calling out all sex work as "rape" we needed to "all be rescued from".  I refused to make these statements and the backlash ensued.  

One that included us in their attacks Melissa because our group has never ever turned their back onto men, minorities, the LGBT communities, nor the transgenders despite their best efforts to try and stamp out any group who did with the TVRA revisions of 2002 by cutting off funding to any group who wouldn't sign that "prostitution clause".  Which is another reason why we stuck to referring to this community as a "sex industry" rather than just that of "prostitutes" because as you know many can be employed in this industry who are not offering intercourse for money such as web cam performers to name just one.  As you know, web cam performers can be just as targeted for abuse and exploitation as "prostitutes".  That's why we wouldn't limit the discussion to just "prostitutes".  

The "prostitution clause" mind you written by Randall Tobias.  A man whose name Jeane Palfrey, the D.C. Madam, died trying to break to the public not because he was a "john" but for what he was doing with the prostitution clause AND in light of information she had planned on giving to the ethics commission had she lived to testify there.  Jeanne was not only a member of SWA, but her and I spoke daily for years before her murder.  

I also had evidence it was a murder and why it was a murder which had to be blocked from appearing in the press when she was murdered in 2009 just as the media had tried at first to suppress even Randall's name from being validated as even being in her phone logs.  

All the more reason why certain people wanted me shut up Melissa.  We were achieving a lot of ground in the sex worker movement until her murder in 2009 proving there was a conspiracy afoot to try and cut off services to the LGBT and transgender communities using this revision as one means to accomplish this, as well as why "johns" were being so heavily "criminalized" as they are now to also silence them in the media. 

Pretty serious campaigns if you've seen this Sean Saxon case out of Denver I should add where he got socked with a two million dollar judgment against him as a "john" charging him with a crime for even talking about going to the police with information he had.  Again, don't just so quickly to react to what stories "appear" to be.

I say that because I've been documenting now YEARS of FAKE articles, interviews, documentaries, films, websites, TV shows, even so called "reality series" all demonizing Craigslist or Backpage as the "cause" of sex trafficking falsely that reached such a critical point in my opinion with the series "8 Minutes" i served them with a legal notice of my intent to sue them over that show.  Within 4 hours LITERALLY - the website for the show, and all shows, were taken off the internet.  

A fact recorded by Buzzfeed at first who noticed this.  Then 8 hours after getting my legal notice they had released a press statement the show had been "canceled".  Within 12 hours a completely fabricated story was being put together on to CNN where some of the actors were so badly prepared they kept forgetting their own stories - you'll see what I mean if you get a chance to catch the "Truth about 8 Minutes" show sometime how "Dlita Miller" kept forgetting her own story on the show she was such a bad actress.

Why all that to cover up the real reason the show as being canceled as being in response to my legal notice?   I'll show you why - to try and avoid this from happening - http://variety.com/2015/film/news/ryan-kavanaugh-lawsuit-relativity-fraud-1201548076/  A lot of money, including lawsuits and even federal legislation were riding on the negative portrayals of Backpage as being "real" was involved with that show.  The last thing Relativity Media wanted as me filing an action proving the show was in fact "faked" nor why.  

A show that totally promoted the idea we as sex workers across the board as an industry needed "saving" by the way.  A show where the legal notice I served upon Relativity Media that I believe is why they yanked it off the air in response to this notice was because i had threatened to file what's called a "defamacast" class action against them on behalf of not only sex workers but also sex trafficking victims as well being as I'm both myself personally.  

Also as an "expert" who has spoken to more of each than anyone else in this dog fight being as I've now personally answered over 500,000 phone calls over 30 years on our hotline - something not you, Janet, nor even Bradley Myles can boast that experience first hand with others who are true life real sex workers and sex trafficking victims domestically.  I said in my notice that the show was "improperly portraying sex workers as being all victims" while on the other hand also "falsely portraying sex trafficking victims as operating out of Backpage which was not true either".  

As well as stating that "true life real sex trafficking victim rescue operations are not done by "sting" operations set up off Backpage either as no sex trafficking operation I've ever dealt with or even heard operates  in the manner being portrayed on their scripted staged show falsely representing itself to be a "reality" show designed to mislead the public and con people out of money".  

So Melissa - I also invite you to please consider checking this information out, and also calling me sometime personally.  Love to talk to you.  Now you've seen how these people try to alter one's words - maybe you'll understand better where I'm coming from and what these same people did to my voice, and that of the many SWA members our group represents across this country, into Canada, and also in other countries where sex work is legal.  Thanks again for considering this - Jody 

Dear Janet - just found your email and decided to write after I heard about how your words were altered, even erased, without your consent on social media today.  

That's why I thought I'd reach out - because now you have witnessed and experienced for yourself on a different scale how these people "operate".  Only with our work they've gone to way greater lengths than to simply alter our statements connected to the March.

In fact, when these same powers that be realized back in 2007 that we weren't going to shut up about our true feelings our members of www.sexworkersanonymous.com were expressing which contradicted what "they" wanted us to say to support their agenda - they started doing everything in their power to wipe us out completely from even the very involvement in a sex worker movement we had a HUGE part of dating back to the 1980's when it was REALLY tough then to not only have female sex workers' voices heard - but entirely IMPOSSIBLE for that of transgender voices to be heard.  

I say that because in 1987 the hotline and program we created was one that not only was for females, for sex workers, but also for those of male, transgender and the LGBT people who comprise all parts of the sex industry.  To show you how revolutionary we were - we created the program originally as "Prostitutes Anonymous".  

Why?  To go in the gate grabbing those who had been convicted of prostitution charges by LAPD and to get them released from jail into our custody through the first diversion and alternative sentencing program we had put together which within our first 30 days we had over 400 transgenders, 100 male pimps and 1800 female prostitutes released from the LA jails in 1987.  Because no shelters would provide services to the transgender males, through then mayor Tom Bradley, he found them a house which was turned into the first program for transgender male sex workers.  Only we couldn't call it that directly back then or it would have been fire bombed - but in reality that's what the house was.  

Our program also created the first programs for transgender sex workers WITHIN the jails and prisons.  We did this for a few reasons not so obvious at first.  First, as you can imagine male transgender sex workers on hormones were being denied their hormones by the jails/prisons.  They were also considered "discretionary" by the insurance companies and within the jails, prisons, and halfway houses transgender prostitutes were having to be a part of.  

Access to getting them proper health care and medications were being denied to them.  We found we couldn't even get visitors in to check on them to make sure they were even okay once on the "inside" of these jails, sober living homes, halfway houses, etc.  

We found there were some "loopholes" which allowed that incarcerated inmates could not be denied visits from people such as their (1) attorney, their (2) priest or minister, and/or (3) a 12 step program sponsor.  In fact, many jails and prisons can't legally operate without proper licensing which requires the presence of at least 1 to 2 forms of 12 step meetings.  Inmates are also allowed to keep literature, and/or letters from their attorney, spiritual advisor OR also their "12 step sponsors".  

Now finding these loopholes allowed us to start bringing our 12 step meetings into some of the jails/prisons starting in Los Angeles again in 1987.  This allowed us to check in with our males, our transgender, and our LGBT members of the sex industry on the inside of these facilities who were there because of other charges other than prostitution for which we couldn't arrange an early release for them.  These weekly "meetings" were mostly to check up on everyone on the inside to make sure they were okay, they were being allowed their phone calls, given their commissary, talked to their attorney's, and other "check in's" we'd do while there.

Including demanding to see them physically if we were told they were in "isolation".  This allowed us to question their medical care to make sure they were receiving what they needed, give them any mail they might not have received otherwise, deliver communications, and assist them with getting an early release and re-introduction back into the community.

You have to realize not every transgender sex worker on the inside of a jail is a 'drug addict" or "alcoholic".  So many of the privileges these 12 step programs offer to the addict/alcoholic was not afforded the sex workers who didn't have this disease.  Meaning many couldn't have someone check on them, arrange for an early release, help them find housing, work on their visa's, etc.  However, by bringing into the jails/prisons our 12 step program we were able to make sure as many of these amenities and resources as we could to the LGBT, male and transgender sex workers in a way not done otherwise back then.  In fact, I have an early interview with one of our members, Joy, who is an African American transgender from found our program while in custody - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk/2013/03/14/transgender-hiv-trafficking-survivor-speaks

So you'll notice we got ourselves wiped right on out of the whole event entirely.  You at least just found some of your words erased - while we ourselves as a group were erased right out of the entire scene.  Trust me - they've been working on shutting us up for some time now.  But in trying to explain this and why and how to many who haven't seen it - we just come off sounding "crazy".

So when I saw you have now seen this with your own eyes as they did this to you - well that's how they started with us at a press conference we were giving in 2007.  When I refused to mouth the words these people wanted me to say to the press who came to hear our words  - the woman doing the organizing of this event took individual reporters out into the hallway and said we felt this way against our knowledge and wishes.

Of course spurring on a huge warfare that ensued from sex workers who felt we had "betrayed" them by the false statement made by Melissa Farley that we "wanted to abolish sex work" which we didn't say, don't believe, nor do we want.  When I found out what she'd done, I made an immediate retraction and published a statement we were breaking from this woman, why, and that we were not going to have one other thing to do with her.  

Statements we issued to sex industry blogs standard in the field at that time such as "Tits & Sass" who published the story, about also news of our breaking away from her, and that we were forming our own group who wasn't going to say such things as "rescue" and/or "call to outlaw the sex industry" as she had tried to put those words in our mouths.  Well blogs such as "Tits & Sass" did such a great job putting out the "word" on her that no other sex worker would grant her an interview after that news broke.  

Meaning she had to launch a counter-move.  One that involved taking over the Tits & Sass blog seeing as how everyone read it within the sex industry.  Once having taken it over - these people have every single word of us scrubbed right out of their blog entirely.  Despite having contributed to it since it's launch - overnight all mention of our names even had been scrubbed clean right along with the story about what was done to us during the press conference I'm talking about.

So Janet - you see yourself what we've been up against ourselves with some of these people, and also have they have "their" people walking around everywhere because they also have their "influencers" planted around the movement as well pretending to be other than what they are to gain influence, advantage, and control.  

All making sure you don't even know we exist - let alone what our "words" are.  So I'm hoping to open up a dialogue with you further.  Please call me anytime after noon at (702) 488-1127.  Thanks Janet - Jody


ps - don't believe everything you read about us online.  As you know - not all of what's printed online is true or even what it appears to be on sight.  Thanks!



LEE IS NOT JUST "ONE BAD APPLE" - THE BARREL HAS GOT TO BE CHANGED ENTIRELY

Thank you for printing something about Joohoon David Lee.  http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/homeland-security-agents-took-15m-in-bribes-closed-their-eyes/  You have no idea what I went through to get any attention on even getting him INVESTIGATED, let alone prosecuted.  Here's a few things still bothering me however about this story the media hasn't picked up on yet though.

1.  He was convicted of taking a bribe - yet to do this means they know who he got the bribe from.  Okay so where's the case against the people who bribed him?  Why hasn't this person(s) been even charged yet?

2.  HIs case illustrates a HUGE problem we have in this country with respect to the type of education we have now out there educating people like airport security on things like how he operated for all that time walking right past everyone and operating in plain sight for years.  The reasons were as many people told me that they "had no idea what to do about it".  Which I understand.  I'll explain why - when I first suspected there was someone involved in the trafficking ring connected to "Operation Dollhouse" in 2007 who was involved with Immigration and/or Homeland Security at that time I had no clue who to report those suspicions to.  Internal Affairs?  Nope.  Okay who?  I found myself repeatedly being turned over to the very people I was trying to report with instructions to "file your report there".  Well wait a minute - that's who I'm trying to report!  Now I'm a pretty persistent person so I continued on looking for "who" to report issues to.  However when I would find other sources to go to I'd also find that person there also.  

Here's an example - I was preparing to file a report against Lt. Karen Hughes of Las Vegas Metro.  When I went to make a report I was told she was the head of the Vice Dept., and not just an officer on the department.  Okay so who do I go to then to make a report?  Chief of Police.  Okay guess what?  Karen Hughes was the CHIEF of N. Las Vegas Police ALSO at the same time she was head of the Vice Dept.  Internal Affairs then right?  Wrong.  She was ALSO head of Internal Affairs for N. Las Vegas.  Then when I went to someone in Clark County to complain I was told "oh no you have to go back to talk to so and so" who was where Karen was the head of.   So I go to the Clark County Chief - only that was Chief Gillispie who I had filed a complaint about also because of the same case.  When I had tried making a report to Chief Gillispie - within 24 hours all evidence had been completely cleaned up, covered up, and cast to the wind not to be found again.  So making a report seemed to only serve as notice for the people involved to go clean up their tracks.  

It was only after a A LOT of digging I found there was an Office of Professional Responsibility and THEY were the ones who opened an investigation into Joohoon finally, among others.  

3.  Leading to the next problem.  They were only able to charge him with "bribery" and not "sex trafficking" because he had immunity because of having used the taxpayers' money to buy the plane tickets for these victims, and company time while "on the job" to also do these things.  So let me get this straight - do sex trafficking while also on the Homeland Security team and you're immune?  And the taxpayers pay for your overhead?  

Whoopie - let's just start funneling sex traffickers into the Homeland Security office shall we?  Which sadly I have been hearing is exactly the case.  Why?  Not only was he given immunity from prosecution for what he did but all of these officers and agents who get exposed for this type of thing are RETIRING WITH THEIR PERSIONS.  

So get caught - and you don't go to jail and you retire with a pension.  Let me ask you something - is that a deterrent or a recruiting poster?

I know this, Joohoon was driving up to his sentencing hearing while working as a limo driver for CLS Limo.  Who is that?   A company owned by Charles Horkey.  Who is that?  Only a guy who was convicted of drugging his customers and then maxing out their credit cards and sex trafficking women.  He further used his company to target men who were frequenting strip clubs, brothels, massage parlors, etc., because once they found out they had been drugged and robbed - he was threatening to get them fired from their jobs and their wives to kick them out of the house by exposing how they came to be in his limo in the first place.  In other words, I think everything about his trial was a mockery of our legal system and was only done because I had been hounding the hell out of people for almost 10 years by the time he was finally charged with at least bribery.  In other words, they wanted to do something where they could say "we did something" while in reality changing nothing.  It was a "show" not unlike when Pablo Escobar was pretending to a "businessman" while in reality getting extradition laws passed to save his own ass and allow him to walk into a jail he built with a back door.  What a mockery!  

A guy who made a complete mockery by the way of the Nevada legislature.  How?  Charles Horkey of CLS Limo had got a lobbyist.  A lobbyist who was shared with Live Nation, who managed Charlie Sheen and Snoop Dogg to name just two interesting clients, with the Cupcake Girls.  The Cupcake Girls then flew into Nevada in 2011 - the same year that Snoop Dogg and Charlie Sheen retained Live Nation to manage them by the way, and who had secrets in Nevada to cover up.  So the Cupcake Girls flies into town offering free money for this and free money for that all while passing out make-overs, free cupcakes, etc., to working girls in town while not requiring them to do any pesky old thing like get off drugs, leave their pimp or quit the sex industry in order to get these perks - and then they make this outrageous claim that "women with a prostitution record can't find work with those records" in order to get a law passed which wipes out that record with only a judge's signature.  

Now our group, www.sexworkersanonymous.com, had been in Nevada since the 1980's and we didn't have one single problem getting anyone coming to us for help with a job outside of sex work so why the bogus claim?  There's only one thing you need in Nevada you can't get with a prostitution conviction on your record - and that's a license to work at a legal brothel in Nevada.  Period.  Now the only other way to get those records dismissed or expunged previously was to (1) come in with a lawyer to get the case redone entirely, or (2) come into our group and actually quit the sex industry, get off drugs, and then with work we'd do jointly with the court show them your life had changed - and then you can get your records over turned.  Something the brothels don't want to bother when when wanting to hire a woman with a record I assure you.  

If you look at all of the press done by the Review Journal into the Cupcake Girls at that time, not one word was mentioned about how our program had no problem finding jobs for callers to our hotline in over 30 years, nor was any mention made of the fact one of their own board members had a record for prostitution yet she was holding down a union job all this time and yet she didn't have any problems either finding work with a conviction.  You see not one word is mentioned about our program who had given a press conference in 2007 about the issue of sex trafficking in Nevada - so it's a clear omission of anything to do with us like we don't even exist.  In other words, the Nevada assembly participated in a complete sham designed to benefit the legal brothel industry of Nevada at the expense of the one group who has been helping victims of those same brothels since the 1980's.   Something easy to do when you have men like Joohoon David Lee in your pocket threatening anyone, including us, who gets in the way also of these powers that be.  

If you dig into the dates - you can see that heads didn't start rolling until the same year that Oscar Goodman ceased being the mayor of Las Vegas.  The year he steps down is the same year that Chief Gillispie gets arrested, Charles Horkey gets arrested, Karen Hughes decides to split the scene before an Internal Affairs investigation can get launched into her actions, and it's just like one long list of heads rolling after he steps down.  Meaning anyone can see who was propping up these guys.  Can anyone say "my son is the prosecutor" by the way?  Look it up - Oscar Goodman's son was the Las Vegas prosecutor for some time.  Might explain why Buffalo Jim had enough GHB in his system to kill 10 elephants in a toxicology report which had to be stolen from the coroners office for everyone to see it - yet when it was released finally no cases were filed against against anyone despite the well known fact Rick Rizzolo had put a hand written death threat on Jim's car handle the day he was released from prison.  In fact, it was his first reported action upon release from jail.  

Anyway, what's being done about it?  Has the trainings been changed to show the airport security what to do when they suspect someone on their team or another employee is the one involved in sex trafficking?  No because the committees who made the trainings were overseen by men just like Joohoon David Lee who were making sure that the trainings avoided anything to do with something like them by making sure they were on these committees making the trainings and survivors of this type of trafficking from groups like ours were completely shut out of the process.  Kind of like asking Nazi's to make training films on how to chase down Nazi's to bring them to justice in other words.  Kind of a joke actually when you look back now - but no one wanted to listen to us saying this was a bad idea when it was going down because "who the hell we were" but just a bunch of survivors who knew how those things operated right?  

But when the funding to pay for the training was hijacked out from under us and handed to the "faith based groups" as George W. did with the revision to the TVRA of 2002 which accomplished this - well again then it's like handing over the money to create pro-choice training materials by pro-life groups.  What you get are training tapes that serve Joohoon's purpose entirely - which was to get eyes off him and onto his "competitors".  This way he gets to shut down the competitors to his operation while supporting his won.  Kind of like putting Al Capone in charge of the shutting down of bootleggers during Prohibition.  

The same funding which would be needed to create any type of campaign to have the laws changed to make sure that guys like him are prevented from being in positions where they can do this again, as well as to get laws passed which would remove the immunity from what they did and also to take away their pensions when caught doing such things to American men and women.  Which is why I applaud this press for talking about what's going on right here with these agents right now - it's showing why we have to have an "outside" agency that's (1) survivor led, and (2) not dependent upon government money who can have their jobs threatened, or their grants threatened, in order to silence them from talking against people they see in the system who are engaging in not just corruption but also domestic sex trafficking.  

All while the Cupcake Girls was probably on the receiving end of some of that $10 million Charlie admits spending to try and cover his ass.  Charlie admits starting to spend it in 2011 - same year they start flying into Nevada throwing around money and "making friends" while pushing our group over to the side.  Why?  We didn't report back to Charlie Sheen about the whereabouts of sex workers who were admitting they knew about his HIV positive status, among other things.   Nor did the information we get on our hotline wind up in a computer database people like Constable Bonaventure are able to tap into whenever they get an itch to do illegal background checks on porn stars as he was caught doing.  A database that collects information on sex workers to which we don't contribute.  

Why else where this group given a "hospitality suite" at the AVN awards.  For what? Giving out free make-overs?  That sure would piss off hair stylists and make-up artists who make their living off doing that sort of thing for a living.   No again this is about "putting on a show" while pumping for information being used for purposes other than what it was intended to be used for.  And making real darn sure anyone in trouble doesn't know about hotlines like ours not connected to, or under the control of, men like Joohoon David Lee before he got caught and was also on all the trafficking task forces and projects in the tri-state area of CA, NV, and AZ as he was.   I'll guarantee you while he was in office not one single case of legitimate sex trafficking was reported.  A fact then twisted up by SWOP to make another false claim they "don't exist".  

That's like a dog catcher shooting any dogs he sees on sight and then when returning to the point at the end of the day saying "I don't have any dogs so wherefore dogs must not exist".  I saw that game in 2007 when ATLAS came into Nevada with over a million dollars in grant money, who refused any of our calls on behalf of victims in NV, and then at the end of 2007 said "zero cases reported" while our hotline had clocked 300 calls from NV victims alone that year.  A fact the media never heard about because also of ATLAS and men like Lee speaking up over our voices and the media refusing to listen to anything us survivors had to say on the issues.  

When Joohoon was first arrested all I heard was "this was just one bad apple" so I want to thank you for doing this story and proving that no this was not just "one bad apple" to be buried under the rug and ignored.  

We have a SERIOUS problem in this country and it's one that I devoted my life to changing in 1984 when I took a warehouse and turned it into the first safe house for adult sex trafficking victims in the USA.  NOT PIMPING VICTIMS MIND YOU - BUT TRAFFICKING VICTIMS.  Difference?  Back in 1984 if you had a pimp problem you called 911 and he was arrested immediately.   However, trafficking victims as they're called now were viewed as mobsters were before the RICO Act was passed - as not existing at all.  So they were being ignored completely or treated as "criminals".  Hence why the only thing I could think of to do was create the warehouse for them as a "safe house".   Only to find myself falsely arrested and charged as "running a brothel" to cover up the evidence of what that warehouse represented.   

So I regrouped and came back with our 12 step program and hotline in 1987 which was the first ever to provide an "alternative to incarceration" for these victims.  It was our work and our stories and members who all made the Trafficking Act of 2000 pass.  Only what's happened is the system has agreed to stop arresting the females as "prostitutes" in exchange for being able to do two things (1) they're not just arresting the "johns" who we need as witnesses to the sex trafficking who now can't speak up because they're incriminate themselves further which is not only just silencing them, but it's driving them into "legal" venues to get their needs met which makes finding victims even harder to do so than now, thus encouraging and protecting real sex traffickers, and (2) taking the drug war off being waged on African American men and instead "doubling down" on them 10 times HARDER under the smoke screen of calling them now "sex traffickers".  So in reality the prisons are now releasing one drug addict and putting two "traffickers" back in for longer sentences!  

What a complete mockery this whole thing is making of our legal system again!  Things have got to change and one can't write up policy on how to help an alcoholic get sober without involving Bill Wilson and Alcoholics Anonymous as they've been doing.  We are the only ones who don't have some political or financial "dog in this race".  All we're trying to do is to get help to those who want help to leave sex work INCLUDING those forced into it by pimps and sex traffickers as well as poverty, mental illness, disability, lack of education, etc.  Something we can't do while men like him are in charge of the systems we need to be a part of.  

The end result is that when victims like Celeste Guap feel they have nowhere to go for help other than the media - and then when they ask for help they're carted off to some program by cops where they're framed, their case is completely compromised, and they further are facing now criminal charges trumped up against them designed to shut them up in the same identical manner as was done to me in 1984 to shut me up - we got a problem when we've not made any progress in these 30 years separating her case and mine yet a lot of people have received a lot of money to supposedly help us.  Instead all that money has gone into one huge data collection such as what Polaris represents who has now "partnered" with Google and Palantir Technologies who is pushing to fed medical data on victims into computers which are then just stolen from them by the traffickers - again supporting sex trafficking by default.  

It's all got to change and the evidence you've provided here shows he was not "just a bad apple" but in fact representative of why we have to change the systems offering help to these victims today.  Thank you for doing this because they sure aren't listening to just us about this issue.  





  

LETTER SENT TO CONTRA COSTA COUNTY INCLUDING POLICE ACADEMY

Dear Contra Costa County:

We need to talk.  When I was in this "Celeste Guap"s" same shoes myself back in 1984, and the LAPD was trying to also silence me about what I knew about police involvement in sex trafficking, I don't mean having sex with underage hookers, but I mean actual involvement in domestic sex trafficking - one of the places they sent me during my harassment and trying to "frame" me somehow, someway, for a conviction of some kind - was to ship me off to Contra Costa County on a fake charge there.  

So the kinds of things that has been going on with people like Celeste has been going on at least THIRTY FOUR YEARS now by my count.  Let me ask you something - if you are a minority juvenile Hispanic female living in this part of the country and a male uniformed cop just simply "asks" you for sex while your mother is a 911 operator whose very job depends upon her continuing to be in the "good graces" of the police - tell me if that is not another form of "coercion" where this girl might not only be tempted to say "yes" but even to act like she "wanted it" in order to protect her mother's job?

I heard recently of a training provided to police cadets about the type of pimps who are often found on Backpage.  That of the African American pimp.  Now I know California police cadets are trained what to do when an African American street pimp needs to be found, arrested, convicted, etc. by listening to a public radio broadcast I heard recently about this training provided by "Game Over" to cadets on how to take down such criminals - but let me ask you another question - have you provided trainings for your police cadets, and other related agencies like the sheriffs' office on what to do when the person who is involved in sex trafficking is instead:

1.   Joohoon David Lee
2.   Chris Butler
3.   Kemp Shiffer

I ask you this because Joohoon David Lee was actively bringing women over to this country from China through LAX using his Homeland Security badge and connections while also serving on the local sex trafficking task force for this region as well as Immigration.  Not one of the training materials I found for LAX personnel included what to do when a man like that was walking his victims right past LAX security.

I know that because when I tried to report what victims of his were telling me to these authorities no one had a clue how to even respond to my calls, let alone what to do about the guy.  I do know someone told him about my calls because he switched over from bringing Chinese women into this country to Korean women instead to throw off the trail so to speak and further try and convince anyone talking about my calls "oh that Jody is just crazy" as predators do by the way.

After not getting anyone to listen to me about him for YEARS, all while he was running around the trafficking field in this region talking about "don't listen to Jody - she's crazy" as the chant goes for anyone I've tried to get brought down for sex trafficking here in this country - I finally managed to get the people over at the Office for Professional Responsibility to open an investigation into what he was doing.

Now during the time Joohoon was actually involved in trafficking personally - he was having to also appear to be "doing his job".  This meant falsely framing an entire family who were completely innocent.  This family is reported to have contacted Joohoon's boss at Homeland Security about the situation where they were told supposedly "yes we know what he's doing but there's nothing we can do about it".  This was told to innocent people right here on American soil mind you while I couldn't get anyone to help me with the victims clear back to "Operation Dollhouse" in 2007.

This man was driving a limo up to his sentencing hearings while working for CLS Limo owned by Charles Horkey.  A man who also was found guilty of sex trafficking, as well as crimes of drugging his patrons while maxing out their credit cards.  Men he targeted who were frequenting massage parlors, strip clubs, and other venues where he could easily attempt to blackmail them out of filing charges by reminding them of where he'd picked them up to have this happen to them.  

A man who shared a lobbyist with a group called the "Cupcake Girls" who were brought in to try and make it appear again this man was actually "doing something" about sex trafficking while in reality not by people who would back up his false stories.  A lobbyist who then went to the Nevada legislature to get a law passed that would take women with prostitution convictions and allow them to have it overturned with a judge's signature allowing them to go get a brothel prostitute license to work in Nevada I should add also to the outline here of what happens when the issue of sex trafficking is being worked on by groups who are actively shunning our program in the process because I'm wanting to show you a pattern here.  

Like Chris Butler's situation.  This man was an ex-cop of 20 years who went into private investigation.  He opened his own company and even went on the Dr. Phil show explaining that he hired sexy "investigators" to do "husband cheating stings" when there was a deeper, darker reason why he was hiring these women.  In reality these women were coming onto wealthy businessmen and then drugging them at bars.  After slipping them drugs - the men were invited "back to their place" for sex.

Only when the men would set foot in their cars to do so, another "friend" of Chris' who was an active duty cop would be there to stop the man, DUI test him, and then finding he was in fact under the influence, along with a hot lady in his car, threaten to arrest him for a DUI knowing he would object because he wouldn't want his wife to find out about the woman in the car.  Neither his boss about a DUI with a hooker in the car.  Making the man vulnerable to paying a bribe to the cops doing this.

What did Chris get out of feeding these victims to bad cops?  He was also running his own prostitution operation.  He owned some massage parlors where he would take women he knew weren't undercover police because they'd been arrested previously to work in the place.  Then he'd obtain drugs through the evidence lockers brought in by his other cop friends and resell these drugs through his massage parlor using his prostitutes as the mules and dealers just in case anyone was caught on an undercover video or sting operation.  

This way he also avoided anyone getting caught through any undercover investigations the Attorney General's office may have tried to get done against his operation which spanned quite a few states for many years I'd like to add.  Especially since they used other cops, sheriffs, and marshals' cars to transport the drugs, guns, stolen items, and even the sex trafficking victims while avoiding anyone being stopped by a cop who wasn't a part of their operation while transporting these items.  If they were stopped - then a simple "I'm taking them in" would answer any questions and they'd move on.

I had gone to a lot of effort to try and get Joe Conforte arrested who used to own the Mustang Ranch in Nevada.  Thinking back to Al Capone - the only way  I could think of getting him arrested was through the IRS.  Which through a madam I had helped to get clean and free of him - we were able to get his "real" books to the IRS who then came down and took over control of the ranch from him.  

I thought this would allow us to get the women being trafficked against their will out of there with him gone.  Especially with the control Joe had over local police and politicians.  Remember, this guy shot a famous boxer down in cold blood in front of a cop and didn't spend one day in jail nor even get arrested over this murder.  Victims of his were drug back to the ranch by cops using the "curfew" laws that exist in the cities where these legal brothels operate.

Little did I know that an ex-cop named Kemp Shiffer who had become an IRS agent would realize that the legal age for sex in Nevada was 15 years old.  Something important for a California pedophile to know about.  So following the "law", Kemp started transporting juvenile females from Oakland, California to the ranch and using work permits obtained to work in the "restaurant" for 16 year old girls - putting these girls inside of those legal brothels at ages too young to even legally vote, smoke or even drink alcohol or smoke a cigarette I'd like to add.  He would get many of these girls out of group homes who had no parents or adults to object also who didn't know what he was doing while talking about how he was "going to get them a legal job" to get them into his car and signed out to his control.

All perfectly LEGAL I'd like to add.  Which is why when I went to the IRS and the police about it originally they said there was "nothing they could do" about it other than fire him from the IRS.  So he was able to continue what he was doing for another 11 years before he was finally arrested for sex trafficking.  For 12 years of doing this - he was given a two year sentence by the way for his crimes against these girls. 

No effort was made to contact all 12 years of his victims either nor to contact the cops who were arresting these juveniles as prostitutes and giving him "tips" as to who would be good women to target once they knew they weren't "undercover police" who might turn them in for what they were doing.  Young girls on probation who could be threatened into not going to the press also by the way with threats of dragging them off to jail on probation violations.

For years after I started Prostitutes Anonymous later renamed to Sex Workers Anonymous in 1995 - I had the full support of police departments I'd like you to know.  I say that because the first alternative sentencing and diversion program we put together in Los Angeles county was done under the full support of then mayor Tom Bradley, Sheriff Block, Chief Gates, and California Attorney General Edwin Meese who was working on the Meese Commission back then trying to help what was happening to the porn industry back then.  

We had great success with that program and it led to us creating the first outreach teams to the sex industry to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  That was so effective that within one year we had reduced the infection rate among sex workers from over 80 % to 6 % which was lower than that of the "non-sex worker community" I'd like to add.  We were the people who even got the porn industry to voluntarily start making "safe sex" films to try and lead the "consumers" to wanting to practice safe sex because of the fact we too were once sex workers ourselves. 

In fact, an ex-porn star back then was made a doctor and the AIM Clinic was opened to provide HIV/AIDS testing to the porn/sex industry exclusively because the industry was reluctant to use the same facilities for testing as "non-industry" people.  I say that because that clinic was able to stop some serious STD and HIV/AIDS  outbreaks over the years while they were open before they were shut down in my opinion by people who deliberately set out to get them shut down because of their knowledge of who was who in the sex industry and because they were a trusted point of contact within the industry.

I say that because our group underwent the same type of attack, smear campaign, etc., about the same time as the AIM Clinic, and many other points of contact within the sex industry did at the same time.  Why were we attacked?

For reasons I believe the Celeste Guap case illustrates well for one thing.  For another, because a lot of money was being prepared to be sent out and cut up to help "sex trafficking victims" and the last thing certain people wanted was to have people like myself and Dr. Mitchell involved on those trafficking task forces.  Again why?  Again back to the story of Celeste Guap as your answer.  Because there were a lot of people who didn't want victims to be able to get to us mostly who weren't being controlled by these people trying to silence their victims.

That or even their "guilty conscience".  I want to tell you a quick story about that ground breaking alternative sentencing program which was launched in LA back in 1987.  The Mayor said to get things going we had to get the approval of everyone on every public office such as probation, parole, social services, mental health, the CDC, the prison, police, etc.  He said once I had a letter from each office agreeing to work with us as an "alternative" method for these victims to get help instead of treating them like criminals - we would start the process.

Everyone immediately agreed that getting these victims into services and counseling was preferable to treating them like criminals and carting them off to jail.  Everyone EXCEPT the man who was the head of the Probation Dept.  I couldn't get him to answer the phone and tell me why he was refusing to sign the letter either.  So I got into my car and drove two hours to Downey to knock on his door and ask him what the problem was.

When I got there, he got onto the phone with me and said he "didn't agree" with the idea and he tried to brush me off.  Being how I am - I pushed into his office to demand to speak with him in person about his objections.  When I walked into his office and faced him - I immediately knew what the problem was.  This man had been a "regular" of mine for some years when I myself was a prostitute.

I closed the door and said to him that he of all people should be supporting getting these women into services instead of sending them off to jail being as he saw the kinds of things going on with them.  I asked him why he would object to this program.  His answer was simple - fear of discovery about his activities.  I assured him the last thing we wanted to do was this and he had our discretion of course.  This allowed him to sign the letter and for our program to launch.  

Only I'm dealing with his type of guilt now all over the state and country.  I can show you case after case after case where a judge, a prosecutor, probation officer, and all of the above in some counties are involved as "consumers" of these victims who don't even view them as victims because their conscience won't allow them to.  You would be surprised at the lengths I've heard these men go to in order to convince themselves the women they were seeing were not being victimized by pimps and/or traffickers because they just don't want to see themselves this way.  Even now I'm sure you'll be hearing from men who will justify their behavior by saying things like "Celeste asked for it" or "consented" or "look at her - does she look like an underage girl", etc., to justify what they did.

Which was to remove the ability of a victim to be able to call the police for help by these actions.  Not just by what you're reading about in the press either - but also by excluding our program from their trafficking outreach efforts for whatever reasons they've been handing out to cover up the simple reality of why they were really excluding us from a party we threw to begin with back in the 1980's.

Now I'm speaking to police, and other agencies, on a regular basis who are in a terrible quandary.   I bring this up for a case I can refer to going on in Florida where some guards are responsible for the death of an inmate.  The guards who blew the whistle on their actions were subjected to horrible retaliation.

I want to point you to this case in California where a witness was "lost" for 3 days in the jail.  The only officer I know of who was prosecuted in the matter was the one who brought this victim a phone to call for help.  I know that since our program was taken out of the loop of being connected to anyone coming out of sex work and allowing us to help to determine what type of services they needed because victims were going to be more open to us than they are with the authorities - I myself have found myself being completely shut out of being able to go to the authorities myself with information the victims are telling me about.

I want to point you if I might to this case recently in Irvine where two women were arrested in an international sex trafficking operation.  I want you to know I knew about those women years ago, and I also know they are not the top of the food chain based on what victims have told me.  I want you to know that I started trying to go to the authorities about the operation back in 2006.  Only I found myself being so shut out of law enforcement circles by people within the force trying to cover their own ass, officers like Officer Armendariz out of Arizona as another example, that its one reason I brought in a reporter to help us expose not only Chris Butler, but also "Operation Dollhouse" clear back in 2007.

So those women in Irvine not being arrested until a few months ago is another result I can show you of what's happened since these predators and "johns" were allowed to shut us out of the process here involving sex workers and "victims" of not just pimping, but sex trafficking.  A difference not being taught to your academy cadets currently because of again many men trying to "cover their own ass".

Another problem with this whole issue being left as it is - is that I've been getting an increasing number of phone calls every year from good solid decent cops, sheriffs, marshalls, and other law enforcement officers who are telling me they're leaving the field because of again cases like what's happened in Florida and this other "lost witness" case are illustrating - that the people who seem to be getting attacked aren't the criminals - but instead the "whistle blowers".  If anyone has seen films like the "Departed" then you know how hard it is right now to be able to even get a case investigated properly against someone like Whitey was because of the level of corruption within the system true - but it's more than that.  

The case of what Charlie Sheen was hiding, and the money he spent, and the influence he's had on California's treatment of prostitutes has been profound because he's had a lot of money and celebrity to back up what he was covering up for years about his HIV/AIDS status.  I say that because I believe he was one of the reasons behind the push to stop arresting juveniles for prostitution in California.  In fact, I think a lot of people who are again like those who victimized Celeste jumped on the bandwagon when it came to a good sounding idea to "stop arresting these girls" supposedly to "help them".

Not true.  First of all, it's only when they're arrested can they be tested for HIV/AIDS and their medical records made public so that statistics can be gathered on the amount of them infected for one thing.  Numbers which funding for services is completely dependent upon I"d like to add.  I'd also like to add this was supported by the AHF led by Michael Weinstein who I believe was supporting not having juveniles arrested and tested for HIV/AIDS again for political and financial reasons that had nothing to do with HIV/AIDS.  

Because we don't have any statistics for the numbers of juvenile prostitutes who have HIV/AIDS - then there's a great excuse here to not talk about the fact I'm now seeing numbers of sex workers, both adult and juveniles, across this country who are infected with this virus, and other STD's, GREATER than I used to see in the 1980's I'd like you to be aware of.

I believe the push to stop arresting them had more to do with the fact that once arrested than an investigation starts.  An investigation into who might be pimping and buying them for one thing.  An investigation which men like Charlie Sheen didn't want to come out in the press - as well as the men involved in this Celeste Guap case either.

Meaning that the "good old seasoned" cops who used to be able to take a cadet under their wing and help them out if they were to see another officer involved in such things as this Guap case reveal to us - are telling me they've been leaving the force for some time now in record numbers also because of how "upside down" things have become for a while now.  Again, I want you to think about the culture that men like Joohoon, Chris and Kemp have created in California alone over the last 20 years that all went into this Guap case happening.

A culture that needs to change and one that to change is going to require "re-involving" us with the issues here.  I say that from ground zero to witness protection also because of the way she was handled by victim services even being completely wrong.  This woman at no time was provided with access to ANYONE  who understood that the police force was going to be against her from the gate.  Including a series of events which happened which I believe was her being framed by these same men trying to cover their ass, and also a system trying to protect itself from her lawsuits, who were not putting her best interests FIRST.

Which is another reason why I believe our program was cut out of the Victim Services loop because otherwise there's no way she would have been allowed to be put on that plane as she was to Florida otherwise.  I would have stopped it immediately, and I would have put her instead into a local treatment program we use on our members we have come to know and trust over the years as having the services, staff, etc., who know how to properly treat someone in her situation as to her best interests.

I also think we need to open up a dialogue about what we're going to do in order to start training police officers about what to do when they see someone like Chris Butler in front of them not only involved in crime himself - but also then trying to suck them up into the whole thing as Chris did also.  I can show you grown active duty cops he had terrified of him - and then I ask you what you think prostitutes were feeling about the guy if grown active cops were scared to death of his power?  I can assure you that because there was no safe system in place for witnesses to what he was doing - that's why someone went to the press first about him to get something done to shut him down.

Again things have to change.  Just replacing people isn't changing anything as I think Mayor Libby might have learned after the 3rd guy she made Police Chief who had involvement with Celeste.  Things STILL aren't changing either.  I know my phone's not ringing about it.  I know that when we tried doing our own outreach campaign into the Oakland, Redding, etc., areas back in 2011 - we got so many threats by active duty police officers to myself and our members I had to call off the whole operation.  The problem with that is also this - would you  like to know how many young women have gone missing in that region who are suspected sex trafficking victims now?

Women who I might have been able to find if not for the threats and interference.  I say that because BEFORE, when we were actively working WITH law enforcement we used to find young victims in HOURS.  Routinely.  Not once in a blue moon.  We in fact had found so many juvenile victims through our hotline and our connections that a film was made about one of those case histories called "Fighting for my Daughter" with Lindsey Wagner playing a mother who had called me for help finding her daughter being held against her will by a pimp up in Canada.  A film made in 1995.  So yes there was a time when "working together" WAS WORKING.

So I'm writing you today to find out what can we do to open up a dialogue here?  I'd like to open up a dialogue about coming in preparing some trainings for these various offices on what we know about modern day domestic sex trafficking, not just "pimping" but actual organized sex trafficking operations.  The difference to us being the difference between that of a lone criminal who hangs out with other criminals vs. that of organized crime hence why the RICO Act changed things.

The Trafficking Act of 2000 also changed things but because this was like alcohol in that it was something the system/officers also partook in and were involved in also themselves - it's been a challenge for us to create a system where instead of looking only to the "outside" for the criminals in this issue we have to look at EVERYONE.  Including men with badges and offices as public defenders and on the bench even.

Which won't be accomplished by victims/survivors who are being put out there by groups trying to get federal grants I can assure you.  They won't want to risk the kind of "displeasure" talking about these issues 100 % honestly is going to bring down on them.  They won't risk their jobs nor their grants by being as honest as we need them to be in other words.

I'm not trying to get promoted.  I'm not trying to get a grant.  I'm not trying to organize a fund raiser.  I'm not trying to get a job.  The ONLY thing I'm concerned about right now is to make sure things like what happened to Celeste Guap, and others like Margo Compton, do not happen again.  That victims start knowing they can call the police for help - and not think their only options to find help is to go to the press like Celeste Guap did, as did the victims involved with Eliot Spitzer when his tape was leaked to the press for that reason.  I mean how does one get help when the person you have to get to help you is the prosecutor himself?  That's why those tapes were leaked about Spitzer starting his press attack - the victims didn't know they could reach out to us in other words and get help that way by bypassing him entirely.

You need more good cops.  Which you're losing I can assure you because many are seeing this type of corruption and abuse and feeling they have no recourse to do anything about it, and to protect themselves, they leave the force entirely.  I can point you as one example to a man like Claude Arnold.  That man was making amazing, good, solid, powerful arrests into powerful trafficking figures in this region of southern California and then WHAM!  Suddenly he's out working for an auction house?  I can't speak for this man personally - but I can read those news clips and I can see what happened there plain as day.

So I'm writing to your offices again hoping now with time you've started to see why we need to start talking to each other for one thing.  I'd like to set up some kind of workshop or conference where we can all sit down and talk about these issues together as a team about what can be done to change things. 

I'd also like to talk about some trainings I used to do for the police academies and other "in services" i used to do to help raise awareness about what sex trafficking looks like, how it operates, and also what to do about it when finding it, even when it involves someone these people work with.  

I can be reached at (702) 488-1127 any day after noon.  Thank you for listening to our concerns and desires.

Jody Williams
www.sexworkersanonymous.com
www.hightechmadam.com