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Showing posts with label Joohoon David Lee. Show all posts
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

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











Monday, April 3, 2017

SEX TRAFFICKING AND FAKE NEWS

https://townhall.com/columnists/lizcrokin/2017/02/25/why-the-msm-is-ignoring-trumps-sex-trafficking-busts-n2290379  I had a reporter who interviewed me a few months ago ask me what I thought about this story.  

Evidently people are starting to catch on that these stories about REAL sex trafficking arrests and such are not being talked about in "major" media at all - let alone with the fervor the "fake" stories such as Samoly Mam receive.

Why?

Sheldon Adelson if you ask my opinion is part of that answer.  He's a man who had a reporter deliver a message to me in 2007 that my name, my work, the name of our group Sex Workers Anonymous, and anything to do with me was now "blacklisted" in anything he had anything to do with.  

Which is quite a lot once you start doing some research on the guy.  Including the fact he now has become an "open" owner of the Review Journal newspaper - that's the paper that's pretty much the only newspaper in all of Nevada.  I have quite a few examples by the way of completely fake articles which have been planted in the RJ if anyone is interested in knowing more about it.  

Even the whole fake story about how supposedly the "Cupcake Girls couldn't get convicted prostitutes jobs without passing a law" etc.   Which in reality was nothing more than a smoke screen to allow women who did have records for prostitution to get them waived so they could then obtain a license to work in the legal brothels of Nevada.  Now if you look at that story, as well as how they got AB67 passed in 2013 using also "fake" people, groups, stories, etc. - then you'll understand why this is a much more serious and larger story than just about "Trump".   

Noam Chomsky was quoted as saying "the free press is to democracy as a gun is to a dictator" and you need to let that sink in because I'm seeing fake lawsuits and even fake LAWS being passed using this "fake news" as the wheels on the truck here.  

Which ties into this article I found tonight https://exploitingtheniche.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/what-are-these-bots/comment-page-1/#comment-6

I found that article to be a blow by blow scenerio of everything I've had happening to me since 2009.  

I've been seeing happen in the sex trafficking ring started with when Samoly Mam was exposed as a "fake" victim of sex trafficking.  When Bill Wilson steps up and says "that's not an alcoholic" people tend to believe that accusation IF they know who Bill Wilson is.  

Which up until 2007 - people did know I was the founder of not only www.sexworkersanonymous.com which started a lot of "first's" like the first hotline for victims to call for help (www.hightechmadam.com), the first safe house for adult victims to be safe, the first alternative sentencing programs for victims so they weren't sent to jail like criminals, the first certified expert witness in "pimp brainwashing" by the FBI, and on and on - but since these "fakes" such as Samoly Mam have been rolling out one after the other I mistakenly thought "outting" them would turn the train around.  

Instead the people financing the whole thing behind them just started using celebrities to shut us up such as Jada Pinkett Smith and even Ashton Kutcher.  You have to realize when they're the ones talking to the microphone - it's NOT one of us or a REAL survivor who would be saying something DIFFERENT.  

If you don't know what I mean by that you might want to look up my open letter to Ashton in this blog I wrote after he testified at the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on sex trafficking at McCain's request.  Interesting being that anything to do with McCain blocked me from their social media after I tried to object to their "No Such Thing" campaign they funded with respect to not only sex trafficking victims - but their clear portrayal of this being a "black" thing.  Even the woman they had promoting it in the media had corn rows for God's sake!.

I went through a horrific ordeal with Buzzfeed literally doing a "1984" on me with the fake stories they were running with respect to "8 Minutes" and their related fund raiser for imaginary prostitutes literally not only silencing me about what was going on with that show, but even "morphing" stories right in front of my eyes ( saved the screen shots by the way). 

Which is why I'm not at all surprised to now see them poking fun at the idea of "fake news" because they are in fact one of the primary suppliers of fake news in my experience (with respect to sex trafficking anyway and so called "reality shows" about the subject).  https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/the-celebtricity-network?utm_term=.maWoEkGvVd#.clPQe8G6XM

You think the hijacking of an election is all that's involved here - think again.  Our whole legal system has already been hijacked with the fake media part of the machine that's doing it.  As well as the "contrived opposition" that's not REALLY even the REAL opposition!   https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/how-the-hyperpartisan-sausage-is-made?utm_term=.qkyaZlrVBk#.byrX9W763R


If you want to know what I mean by this - then you tell me what else is it when I can trace grant money from Swanee Hunt to SUPPOSED sex worker activist Maxine Doogan and Domina Elle - two other women who were connected not only to the faked "8 Minutes", but also the duping of President Obama when the fake survivor Lexie Smith spoke at Obama's church at the sponsoring of Shared Hope (another faked news outlet about sex trafficking by the way and Lexie is just part of their fake stories, reports, lectures, projects, etc., about sex trafficking), and even the "contrived opposition" Maxine's lawsuits were.  I mean you tell me why else her lawsuits were ONLY filed in the same counties and against the same prosecutor's that had also received grant money from Swanee Hunt unless this isn't one whole huge public manipulation project!


Why would someone suppress information about real sex trafficking and then spread fake news and information about the subject?  It's pretty obvious to me don't you agree.

Why?

Look at all the press and media we got prior to 2007 www.hightechmadam.com

Then where did it go?  We're still here.  I believe Jeane Palfrey was murdered before she could testify at the Ethics Committee about why she was a sex trafficking victim.  I also believe I'm being black listed so I don't explain what she was going to say.  

This isn't about just "saving a few hookers" nor is it about even "decriminalizing prostitution" as SWOP came in and hijacked that conversation after Robin Few, their founder, died and these other people came in and also took over that program like something right out of the "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" film!

If you don't know what I mean - then why did I start all of this?  Do you really think we didn't have PIMPING laws on the books back in the 1980's?  Do you really think I started all of this and sacrificed my anonymity, my career, my marriages, everything behind trying to get PIMPING outlawed?  Yes pimping is horrible but WE HAD LAWS against it in the 1980's.  

What we didn't have, and STILL don't is the ability to even charge men like Joohoon David Lee for one.  

For another, if you want an illustration of what happened to me in 1984 and why I started this movement go and see what happened to Celeste Guap once she tried to talk about her victimization to the press.  Go on - I'll wait.  Because what you'll see is she was carted off by cops to Florida, Framed for an arrest.  Then held on a jacked up bail so they could threaten her and her family and keep her away from the press.  

You'll notice she hasn't granted an interview since right?

Take a real good look at who was TRAFFICKING her and then you'll know why these people are trying to SHUT ME UP.  As well as her.  As well as  REAL victims because they don't want you hearing that it's not PIMPS we're talking about!!!










Monday, October 3, 2016

PROP 57 OP-ED ESSAY

Here's the deal - we're being excluded as you know from the very system we created. 

WE'RE the program who came to the courts FIRST in 1987 when NO ONE wanted to lift a finger to help us.  We're the ones who said first and without a fund raiser or a federal grant - "until you are going to decriminalize prostitution then the least you can do is court order them into our program in place of jail being that these are not criminals - but instead women feeding their children, junkies looking for a way to feed their habit who can't get into treatment because they're prostitutes, and also because victim services won't help them when raped, kidnapped, stalked and beaten because the system considers them as "criminals", women who can't get jobs because of porn of them appearing online alone with having a criminal record which means they can't deny the photos are in facts theirs, criminal records preventing them from obtaining work licenses such as to even sell real estate so they could manage an apartment building and get a free apartment, as well as women who are being forced into prostitution by their pimps, their mothers, and sometimes even the police.  

Such was the case with me and such as the case with men such as David Butler, or even Joohon David Lee who was with Homeland Security, ICE, and even the trafficking task force of California and Nevada meaning he was literally flying women over from China, and then Korean, on government money, then walking them past airport security himself, putting them in Homeland Security vehicles, all while letting them know he could clearly find them anywhere in the world if he ran, and for who the law can't even charge him with the crime of sex trafficking because there is no law against what this man did to women.  

Now until we fix this system the least that be done is to court order those found guilty of prostitution into our meetings instead of jail where we've routinely for 30 years now also helped them to shorten their probation, get an early release from custody, and expunge their records, along with providing them with free legal help, housing assistance, job hunting assistance, scholarship assistance, and emotional support from a "sponsor" or "mentor" who is also in recovery for years to be there for them as they walk through the process.  Something which was ROUTINELY being done for years, and for which multiple research projects found we were QUITE effective such as the 10 year study done by professor Sharon Oselin in "Leaving Prostitution" which ironically was done behind my back - but proved objectively our program "works".  Not only works, but in the long term as we were the only program out of the three she studied still operating once her research was over!

However, we can't be operating programs in connection with the courts, the probation and parole system, in connection with social services and mental health departments where anyone hearing about what victims like Celeste Guap is reporting who isn't someone on a county or government payroll can have their jobs threatened - when those running our meetings, and connecting to government and county agencies is being stalked, threatened, harassed, and intimidated into stopping these services to members as illustrated in this story here recently released to the press - http://orangecountyda.org/civica/press/display.asp?layout=2&Entry=4935

When we have police officers worried about what women like Celeste Guap http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/celeste-guap-woman-at-center-of-oakland-police-sex-crime-scandal-arrested-in-florida/Content?oid=4959455  are saying in meetings to people who can't have their jobs on county payroll threatened because our group members are all "volunteer" and trying to not only cover up their own misdeeds such as reported here, as well as cover up up the truth for men such as Charlie Sheen for a price on top of their other sins - http://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/17/how-did-charlie-sheen-keep-his-hiv-a-secret-for-4-years-commentary.html and who are then trying to not only either shut down our meetings to silence these victims from speaking to anyone about what happened to them, but further trying to get "infiltrators" into our groups to pull things on us like were pulled on Planned Parenthood, and ACORN, two incidents by the same people who have also been trying to "infiltrate" our program for probably the same purposes, http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/cmp/investigative-footage/

Well then we have a serious problem.  A problem so serious our program has shut down all local meetings because our secretaries, or those who were leading these weekly meetings, were reporting to us not only being stalked, threatened, harassed, etc., but further having to deal with entirely "faux" meetings which were claiming to be our program but in reality couldn't have been farther from the truth such as Project Rose to name but one of the 11 groups which were running for a while in the USA while we were being told we should "enjoy the press" they were generating for our program.

Press like how women of color, especially those too poor to have a car to drive, were being thrown into police cars, interrogated without an attorney present, threatened into things such as being deported and/or thown into jail, http://www.vice.com/read/in-arizona-project-rose-is-arresting-sex-workers-to-save-them if they didn't then agree to be driven in a police car and handcuffs to a church where they were then forced under threat of being "5150'd" or locked up a in a psychiatric hospital against their will (so of course they'd lose custody of their children) agree to counseling by an unlicensed social worker operating through an unlicensed counseling center (who were both unlicensed because they couldn't meet guidelines to be licensed nor to accept Medicaid payments for their actions) of a highly religious "tone".  

Whereby as part of this "program" they were then told they were attending 12 step meetings called by our name, and represented to be our program, but bore no resemblance in reality to our program.  For example, just like AA, we don't call for Prohibition nor blame the alcohol for our issues.  Yet these "Prostitutes Anonymous" meetings being held without our knowledge or consent literally behind our backs while denying to our face this was happening  did not even use our "Recovery Guide" because they even changed our very steps around to suit their purposes claiming we were instead "powerless over prostitution" which is not our position.

Of course these "faux" meetings were complete failures, wherein the explanation for why my statements about the program were 180 degrees of separation from what was being presented to the media in such charades as this show put on for NBC http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Jail-Inmates-Start-Prostitutes-Anonymous-Group-277845151.html and Oprah where they actually made Brenda Myers-Powell appear to be the "founder" of the program instead of myself, and how her statements about what this program is about which completely contradict my statements about what the program represents were then classified as my being "unpredictable" rather than admit Brenda not the founder, nor even had any training in how to run one of our meetings as she's never even worked through our steps before to know.  

So whenever statements such as Brenda' in papers such as the "Fix" would contradict my statements to the press - again people were just told "well that Jody there is quite mentally unstable you know" as an explanation.  https://www.thefix.com/content/addicted-to-prostitution-60072?page=all  Here Brenda claims our program believes "prostitution is an addictive behavior" but in reality our program does NOT believe "prostitution is an addiction".  

How can it be an "addiction" when the vast majority of those within the industry are doing so because of being forced by a pimp, a trafficker, a predator trying to make sure their victim's voice isn't respected because they're "just a whore" (as again seen with the Celeste Guap case), a celebrity such a Snoop Dogg where those caught literally inside of his moving RV are too afraid for their safety to say "no", http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/snoop-lion-opens-up-about-his-pimp-past-20130508, to feed their kids because they can't find a job, their homes were illegally foreclosed upon by predatory banks, even Homeland Security officers are forcing them to do so while the victims clearly don't have a clue where to run to escape?  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-restaurateur-says-former-fed-manufactured-criminal-case-against-him or they're a 14 year old being forced into porn by two Chicago cops in the very city where Brenda is making these absurd statements. http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/33667842-story

I assure you when women who are being forced into acts of prostitution by DEA agents who are working them as illegal aliens while threatening their family back home in Columbia with drug lord's who could make one phone call and wipe their whole family out http://nypost.com/2016/06/01/jury-may-see-texts-about-possible-prostitution-at-dea-agents-strip-club/  (you remember Columbian prostitutes don't you -  http://nypost.com/2014/10/09/secret-service-sex-scandal-investigator-was-asked-to-withhold-evidence/).

Or they have police officers looking the other way while other police officers are driving them to "calls" http://nypost.com/2016/02/02/nypd-cop-ran-tri-state-prostitution-ring-officials-say/ leaving many who truly want to leave prostitution to feel they have no choice but to actually flee the country as we saw in the Eliot Spitzer case - http://gawker.com/oh-look-eliot-spitzer-is-involved-in-another-prostitute-1759391160

I can assure you those calling our hotline anyway are more than happy to leave the sex industry entirely behind once they're provided with help to remove their porn photos from off the internet which make it impossible to be employed  in other professions.  For example, Christy Mack stated she would not "leave the porn industry" after her horrific violent attack upon her by her ex-boyfriend, War Machine.  Now I ask you - what Fortune 500 company would HIRE her ESPECIALLY after all the press about the attack to even answer their phones?

Women like Christy Mack nor even Belle Knox are "addicted" to the sex industry.  Instead they're in situations where the cards are stacked against them simply from leaving it in peace.  When they're homes are being taken from them, their husbands forcing them to do adult films like Linda Lovelace reports her husband forced her at gunpoint to film "Deep Throat" an XXX film which gave me instant world fame as an adult performer, cops, prosecutors, secret service agents, DEA agents, and even Homeland Security as well as the Triad forcing them into prostituion, porn and stripping - where our system is not properly set up to help them escape safely as evidenced by Margo Compton's murder along with her twin daughters when they tried to leave -   http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/When-Jailbirds-Sing-It-was-the-pure-savagery-of-3018647.php then I as the program's founder say while anyone can be addicted to anything certainly - the great majority of our members in the program I founded are instead being trapped into this system by politicians who literally don't want us to leave as again we've seen proven wtih cases like demonstrated by Eliot Spitzer trying to physically stop Svetlana Travis from leaving prostitution, thus his control.  

Is it any surprise now in light of the knowledge of what was going on between him and Svetlana why Mr. Spitzer was refusing to even discuss with us our views on the subject of sex trafficking, as well as how to TRULY help these victims escape the cycle of entrapment, during his 2008 well publicized "crack down on sex trafficking" where he claimed 'ending demand" was the answer to this problem?  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/nyregion/12prostitute.html?_r=0  Well that sure proved to be the answer to alcoholism during Prohibition didn't it Mr. Spitzer?   In light of what we know now, this whole charade appears to be more of Eliot trying to make sure Svetlana didn't have any more customers other than him if you ask me.

Which is just all the more illustrative of the problems that are coming to light over and over and over again when the politicians, legislators, and law enforcement who are trying to fight sex trafficking, as they claim, are trying to do so without involving not only a program with a PROVEN track record of helping people get out, and stay out, of the sex industry, for WHATEVER their challenges are preventing them from leaving permanently - but who is the program who started this very movement to have the issue of these people needing help to exit the industry in the first place.  

Whereas Bill Wilson created Alcoholics Anonymous to not only help the alcoholic achieve sobriety, but also teach us they were victims of a disease and not people of "weak moral fiber" who needed to be offered treatment instead of jail as previously offered them during Prohibition who tried to deal with their disease through treating them like criminals - identical to how the system's been treating us for a very long time I'd like to add, our program, Sex Workers Anonymous, was the one who stepped up in 1987 and said to the criminal justice system to offer those charged with prostitution the opportunity to come to our program instead of being placed into jail/prison which didn't solve anything.

Prop 57 is being considered right now to offer early release for "non-violent" offenders.  This should include those convicted of prostitution into coming to our program as they were offered in multiple states officially, and informally, starting back in 1987 in Los Angeles, 1989 in Pennsylvania, then Nevada, Arizona, Chicago, and so on until we had just about every major city turning them over to our program as either an alternative to incarceration, diversion, early release, a condition of probation/parole, or to help them re-enter society after being incarcerated or having been in residential treatment for either drugs or psychiatric issues.

However, not only are politicians such as Eliot Spitzer, law enforcement officers such as those we've seen involved in the Celeste Guap case, 'http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/06/11/texts-reveal-officers-warned-teen-prostitute-in-oakland-police-department-sex-scandal-about-undercover-operations/ even Homeland Security officers again such as Joohon David Lee, retired officers such as Chris Butler, Chief's of Police such as Doug Gillispie who I watched personally covering up for a sex trafficking operation connected to "Operation Dollhouse" which I see continuing to operate today using police officers who have threatened me repeatedly to "shut up", and prosecutor's such as Stuart Dunnings the III or Heather Weyker http://reason.com/blog/2016/03/04/the-somali-sex-slave-ring-that-wasnt wanting to continue to exclude us from cases because of their obvious misconduct and self-interests that have absolutely nothing to do with helping victims to escape and recover from their plight wanting to continue to act like our program doesn't even exist any longer so they don't have to come up with more lame excuses as to why they're not incorporating us back into the system as we once were before this movement got "hijacked" as confirmed by the very author of the Trafficking Act of 2000, Micheal Horowitz, as he's said has happened to this movement.

But how much more absolute mishandling of victims do we have to endure when our program was pushed out of the way to prevent us from helping Celeste Guap by people who reported the Alameda Prosecutor's office was now "personally helping her case".  

Really?  I"m sorry but I don't remember any research projects, nor investigative reporters, coming to validate their office had an effective program to rehabilitate victims such as Celeste who was an adult at the time the story broke as our program has been shown repeatedly to be effective in cases such as hers.  

This is further evidenced by the fact I was almost identical to Celeste myself 30 years ago and since 1985 I've been out of sex work, free from drugs, and also crime free myself.  This includes the fact I'd also been commercially and sexually involved with multiple law enforcement, politicians, prosecutor's, judge, etc. myself "back in the day".  '

Moreover proven they don't know what they're doing when Celeste was then flown to a treatment program in Florida who evidently employs security guards who then arrest clients when they have outbursts for whatever reason in early detox as is frequently seen ESPECIALLY in cases where young girls like her have been forced to have sex by men in uniform - even if that "force" was because she knew saying "no" was pointless because the man was an active duty officer while she was a juvenile female from Nicaragua.  

I've frankly never heard of patients in detox being arrested for having an altercation with a security guard (of course I've never seen a decent treatment program who employs security guards for early detox but that's another reason why I don't believe this was the right program for her.) let alone then found this person with a $300,000 bail which of course does nothing but cut Celeste off from speaking to the media easily.  It also places her in a position that I also am sadly well aware of - one in police custody where she'd probably being threatened with everything under the kitchen sink to shut her up from everything she knows just as I was held on a $50,000 bail myself in 1984 under my bogus charge of "pimping" for the warehouse I used as " safe house" while I was threatened into silence about what I knew about Iran Contra, the LAPD misconduct which became the basis for the RAMPART case down the road, and even Chuck Barris' front with the "Dating Game" where his show served as a cover to get women out of this country never to be heard from again where they were sold into sex trafficking by a man who has now admitted he was a CIA operative while also doubling as a "top Hollywood producer".

I'm sorry but the prosecutor's office isn't the one properly trained, nor with the track record of helping women like Celeste Guap as our program is which again started the very movement these MEN and women aren't "criminals" but in fact victims of circumstances of varying types who need help to leave the sex industry for reasons ranging from all sorts of things of which sex trafficking is but one of these issues.  Dealing with only sex trafficking in this issue is like saying you're going to help an addict get clean but you're only, and absolutely, only going to deal with the heroin addicts while leaving those doing other drugs like cocaine, opiates, and even marijuana and alcohol unaddressed.  You might get a few off heroin, but you sure won't be helping addicts to get clean and find recovery that's for sure.

Our program has the proven track record of 30 years of success now as evidenced not only by research, investigative reporters, but also clips of interviews with members going back all listed up at www.hightechmadam.com as well as interviews we have in members' own voices at www.leavingtheliferadio.com    We've had Supreme Court cases such as Open Society vs. International Agency now validated we can't continue to be excluded simply because a group of "faith based" organizations don't agree with our views and methods on the subject.  Including that we don't believe most of these people need to be put into year long residential programs like children to be "rehabiliated".  For most, the sooner they're in their own homes with their own keys and supporting themselves outside of other people supporting them and paying their own bills is the better.  It's only for those who are so damaged they need residential care, or who need to be hidden "off the grid" for safety for a while like Margo Compton and her daughter's should have been - not something offered across the board as it's being promoted now where victims are being turned away from help by saying there's "no housing".  This is only something that needs to be addressed in about 10 percent of the cases calliing in for help - not 100 percent across the board.

But we can't continue to operate our meetings to provide the system with things such as early release, and clearing out beds which are needed for more violent offenders, using the money saved for vital things like looking into the repeat of the 1980's HIV/AIDS epidemic hitting sex workers again in this country, as well as as China, Mexico, Korean, Africa and other countries, when our chapter leaders are being threatened again by powerful interests trying to shut us down.  Our members are volunteers and not set up to take this kind of abuse nor should they.  The only reason you're not hearing about this in the media today is because the LGBT community has a handle on this as it's only affecting sex workers mostly right now.  A community which is being notoriously silenced right now for some of the reasons I've outlined above.

So what is going to happen if Prop 57 passes?  You're going to parole prostitutes into houses with sex offenders that include the very men who raped them as children?  Seriously?  No clearly this issue has to have further discussion before our group can either support or oppose this Proposition.  Including a discussion about what the system is going to do about our members' being constantly threatened, stalked and harassed simply for doing things 12 step groups do such as outreach, hold meetings, and go and speak to "newcomers".

LIke abuse issues themselves - we're "as sick as our secrets" and if you don't start including us in discussions at the dinner table these "embarrassing" situations such as the Celeste Guap case, the Secret Service scandal, the DEA owned strip club, the largest fake sex trafficking case, and on and on as the list grows of embarassments, are just going to get bigger and bigger and more frequent" like as what happens when people keep trying to just ignore the plight of these victims as is being done as I speak, especially with Prop 57.

Friday, September 9, 2016

PRESS RELEASE ABOUT CELESTE GUAP'S PHOTO

Jody Williams, Founder and Director
Sex Workers Anonymous - www.sexworkersanonymous.com
Sexual Exploitation Anonymous - www.sexualexploitationanonymous.com
www.hightechmadam.com
(702) 488-1127 Telephone/Cell

Re:         Celeste Guap

Hello:

Before any more damage is done, I’m trying to appeal to you to stop with the type of coverage you’re doing of Celeste Guap.  First of all, it’s already been documented she was servicing these officers sexually as a minor.  Meaning by law, she’s a VICTIM of statutory RAPE.  Now I ask you – would you be running the full legal name and an identifying photo of a cashier who was a victim of statutory rape in the manner in which is being done now with Celeste?

Because these acts involved a financial transaction, this means Celeste’s further a victim of commercial exploitation, and one who many would therefore call a “sex trafficking victim”.  Especially so since it’s also been documented an active duty officer of the law has been pressuring her to pimp her.  I want to point out we don’t know who is scared at the moment of what else she’s going to reveal to the press nor what they might do to silence her.  Remember, Charlie Sheen’s been reported as offering $25,000 to anyone who would “whack” someone he was trying to silence not that long ago.  A man who is a notorious “john” of prostitutes going back to when I was a madam and Heidi Fleiss was but still a “trainee” under Alex Adams, the Beverly Hills Madam. 

Further, I’ve been having victims come to me since 2006 of a multinational sex trafficking operation involving not only police officers, but further men who are part of the anti-trafficking task forces of who also have been documented as having relations with Celeste.  The people who are part of this multinational trafficking operation who most likely are connected to what’s happening to Celeste, have also been documented as threatening the lives of a judge, prosecutor, and arresting officer in the massage parlor arrests in Wichita, Kansas from Gary Zhang.  Yet I didn’t see Gary Zhang getting his face plastered all over the news the way Celeste is – and this pimp threatened officers of the court. 

Nor that of Joohon David Lee, who was a contributing factor as far as I can see with respect to Celeste’s very victimization because of him being a Homeland Security, ICE AND trafficking officer in southern California during the time period this was happening to Celeste.   A man who literally used tax payer’s dollars to physically fly out to victims of sex trafficking to the USA, then walk them right past airport security, while further prosecuting a completely innocent family and business owner in Las Vegas.  Now I ask you – could she have gone to his office for help?  Or maybe even another office?  http://www.gtinewsphoto.com/DirtyDistrictAttorneys.html

Coincidentally, the location of “Operation Dollhouse” whether two other officers of the law who were also on the trafficking task forces in San Mateo, California, were caught in an illegal brothel with 24 victims and bags of drugs.    Joohon David Lee by the way has only been charged with bribery, not sex trafficking, because it’s claimed there’s “no law on the books” to do so.  Of course ignoring that in order to even get an investigation into the man I had to file a complaint with the Office of Professional Responsibility because Internal Affairs kept ignoring us.  I don’t think it’s just a “coincidence” when we are once again seeing men who are also part of these anti-trafficking task forces who are involved in active prostitution of women being threatened by men in uniform. 

Nor when these same women who because of being active prostitutes who are being coerced by cops are stepping up to protect them through SWOP.  I’d like to remind you when Chuck Traynor was denying trafficking Linda Lovelace – it was Marilyn Chambers who was defending him.  A woman who it came out years later was being coerced by him as well. 

When I was drug into a garage in Las Vegas by two uniformed police officers and had my life threatened if our group, Sex Workers Anonymous, did not “back off” trying to help women leave this very operation (who at one time was connected also to Chris Butler and Kemp Shiffer, who were also connected to active prostitution and active duty officers) – witnessing my being handcuffed to a refrigerator and threatened this way were five women who were being prostituted by these same cops.  Women who had been transported there in police cars to witness what these men could “do” to them, witness running to our group for help was “pointless” by me now being “helpless”, and then who were transported back to the very brothel that was the subject of the “Operation Dollhouse” raid where two officers on the San Mateo sex trafficking task force were found there on the same day they were expecting a “drop”.  I mean how do you think I knew what was going on there?

Because of the growing number of juveniles being trafficked, we created Sexual Exploitation Anonymous.  The reason was because in SWA we’re used to dealing with adults where the statutes have run with respect to any victimization as a juvenile.  However, since the statutes have been lifted, some of which are running indefinitely, we’ve found men wanting to silence victims who could come back at them at any point in time as an adult have been directing their attacks against our organization itself.  Meaning  you have no idea the types of crimes done to Celeste as a juvenile for which someone might employ any type of method, including trying to silence her permanently, to protect themselves.  All while clearly having a lot of people helping them to silence this woman.  Don’t tell me it’s a coincidence that she’s now in custody where she can’t run her mouth off freely to the press like she was doing before she went to Florida.  She was SILENCED - pure and simple! 

It’s a tactic common to this type of situation that was done on me in my day, that I’ve seen on cases since such as Jeane Palfrey’s (who was permanently silenced), and is being done now with Celeste.  The fact Nancy O’Malley refused to involve our help (which is a red flag anyway), and instead sent her to Florida where we’re getting even MORE reports of officers involved in sex trafficking down there than here in California, and now she’s “magically” being accused of assaulting an officer with such a high bail she’s now under the complete control of the people who victimized her.

This is a woman who has been the victim of statutory rape, sex trafficking, who you can’t convince me “consented” to sex with multiple police officers who obviously all know each other, AND who were actively trying to keep her away from any help to leave prostitution by even telling her when to not be in some locations so she wouldn’t encounter help.  I’m sorry but just as a juvenile is not capable of “consenting” to sex – so to is there no such thing as “consent” when a woman, especially one identified as an “illegal prostitute” is asked for sex by a uniformed active duty officer.  One where she can’t even turn to the local trafficking task force for help to say “no” against this man and she therefore knows she has absolutely no choice.  Not when I can be out of prostitution for 30 years, and I can have two active duty cops threatening to “shoot me in the back” while claiming I was “resisting arrest”. 

Have we learned nothing from the RAMPART cases?
  There is an officer who killed himself here and men just don’t do that over simple guilt about having sex with a juvenile.  There is CLEARLY something way darker going on here. 

You blasting this photo of her all across the nation ENSURES she will not be able to leave prostitution.  I can assure you from having been in EXACTLY her shoes during my high profiled arrest where I was dubbed the “High Tech Madam”  no legitimate landlord will rent to you, nor will any company employ you.  I’ve asked by the way the very same companies who offer “scholarships” to “trafficking victims” if they would employ that same victim if she had this type of “notoriety” as Celeste’s having now, and they refused to even answer the question across the board.  So she might be able to go to school after this – but I know from our membership over the years the likelihood of her being offered a job are slim to none if you keep up blasting her photo all over the news in this manner.

When I was arrested in 1984, the police accused me of “running a brothel”.  I was then the focus of the same media Celeste is having now.  You can check my clips at www.hightechmadam.comThe TRUTH however, was the warehouse was the first safe house in this country for adult sex trafficking victimsThe woman I was charged with “pimping” was a woman who had come to me for sanctuary.  I was unable to speak to the press to give my side of the story, especially while my attorney was telling me to keep quiet.  I also had a high bail which my attorney said was done to try and “silence” me by putting me where I might have an “accident” in custody because of the secrets I held also being I’d witnessed what’s now known as Iran Contra.  So while the media was smearing me as a “madam” – the truth was not being told and my life was being ruined by this notoriety.  If you doubt what’s happening is identical to how it’s routinely “done” – you can read the attached I’ve sent to Nancy outlining how they’ve got this down to a “system”. 

You want to run photos of someone so bad?  Run photos of the cops accused of raping and trafficking her.

Jody Williams