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Sunday, May 14, 2017

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











Thursday, April 21, 2016

PORTRAIT OF MODERN AMERICAN TRAFFICKING

In 2005, I was approached by a man who came to my regular "home group" of Narcotics Anonymous in Las Vegas.  Everyone who was in NA for some time knew I was a member of the program, and also if they knew me they knew I already went to the midnight Saturday night meeting on 3rd and Bridger.  I often took men and women I was working with there when they'd have trouble sleeping on a Saturday night in early recovery from drugs and sex work.

I came out of the meeting to find my car wouldn't start.  A handsome young man offered to help me start the car who had been at the meeting.  I allowed him to and he got it started.  I later learned he had gone out during the meeting to rig the car to fail in order to get to know me.  He then said he'd come by and finish looking at it at my house the next day and offered to follow me home to make sure I got home okay.  How caring!

My mother went into surgery a few days later and didn't wake up for ten days.  My husband had just left town and wasn't coming home.  I was still recovering from a stroke and not working.  Without my husband's income, I couldn't pay the rent on my apartment.  The doctors told me either I had to move in with hr to care for her or my mom would have to go into a nursing home for full-time care.  I had my daughter to get to school and my mother's care to deal with and now I was facing having to move with no money and being in a lot of pain.  This young man stepped up to help me get my kid to school, deal with the doctors, pack my apartment, and just seemed like a blessing to me at first.  He had told me he had a girlfriend when we met and I was much older than him so I didn't think it was sexual or even romantic.  I was 42 years old and he was only 18 years old so it didn't cross my mind he was being anything other than a fellow addict in NA trying to be of service.

He then told me he'd broken up with the girlfriend and was interested in me.  For months I put him off - but then after a medical emergency where I almost died I broke and threw myself into what I thought was a midlife crisis affair with a younger man.  Only he wouldn't stop seeing me no matter how many times I tried to break it off.  After sleeping together for some months, he started introducing me to his friends.  They were cops, sheriff's, marshall's, private investigators, etc., and I was impressed with the quality of his friends being such "reputable" people.  He was taking me to BBQ's, car races, and other events where he was getting me introduced to his "friends".

Within a year, he was talking to me about moving in together.  He was taking me apartment hunting, and even introduced me to his father explaining that we were going to be living together.   I had no reason to think this was anything other than a "real" relationship.  As the date came for us to move into an apartment we'd found he started telling me that his "friends" were more than just involved in law enforcement.  To show me what he meant, he took me over to one woman's house who was supposedly a retired guard at Clark County jail.  The house was a B&D house right out of "50 Shades of Grey".  He explained to me by keeping everything about B&D then no one was involved in "prostitution" and therefore no one was getting arrested.

I asked him why he was showing me this when he knew I was also running Sex Workers Anonymous and his answer was simple - your husband has left, your mother is about to die, and you aren't physically up to returning to work at a 9 to 5 job.    He knew how much money I'd made when I was in the sex industry and his friends needed someone to help with the management end of their operation.  When I asked why he needed me to help this woman run one "house" he explained there was much more than a "house" involved - but a whole network of operations they were all involved in spanning from the borders of Mexico in California clear to a spot in Kentucky.   Seems the officers would transport the drugs, guns, stolen items, along with the women even in their work cars so if stopped then they'd say it was "evidence" they were transporting.  The women were just "inmates being transported".  That by working in relays they were covering most of the USA this way.

I told him I'd quit the business back in 1985 and I had no idea why he was even thinking I'd be interested in being a part of this.  This is when he revealed he was a Romanian gypsy, and that both he, along with members of his family, were involved in this operation and if we were going to get married then I had to understand what his job was.  I told him I thought he was a car mechanic who wanted to open his own shop.  He then told me how he was a mechanic all right but not what I thought.  Seems they would offer to park the trick's cars for them as a valet service, and then they were replacing authentic car parts on these luxury cars with cheap knock-offs which would often break down days later.  Then they'd sell the parts as "refurbished" through the back door of Autozone.  He showed me the car parts alone he was dealing in was bringing in $10,000 a week.

I told him I'd quit because I didn't want to ever go back to jail ever again.  This is when he set about showing me how "fool proof" the operation was.   Right before my eyes he showed me records of an inmate in the Las Vegas jail which was there one minute, and gone the next.  That's how much control over the system these guys had he told me assuring me that "with the chief of police, the prosecutor, and a couple of politicians in their pocket" I wouldn't have to worry about being arrested if I decided to join him in this operation.

I allowed him to show me how everything was set up and took mental notes.  Then I created a file outlining the whole operation and stupidly took the file to the Chief of Police in Las Vegas at the time, Chief Gillispie.   The next morning I had a knock on the door.  One of the women in the operation who was pregnant was there.  I asked what happened and she told me she'd been put out on the street at 2:00 a.m. when they came in and cleaned everything out - the women, the drugs, the furniture, everything.  She had just been put out on the street because she was pregnant and she said they didn't want to transport her anywhere in her condition.  She had no money, no clothes, no family, and nowhere to go.  I went about getting her settled into a motel and then went to see what had happened. Everything down to the woodwork had been cleared out and I could even smell the bleach from the cleaning.

I contacted a reporter and asked him to get involved.  He arranged a "ride along" with the Las Vegas police on the weekend I told him there would be a drop.  The one operation that was left was the Asian's in a private house.  I couldn't get to the women in a private house and they were only seeing "johns" who came in from the airport from China speaking Mandarin, This prevented us from getting help to them to get them out.   The police had told me there was no way to get an undercover agent in the operation because they "didn't have anyone who spoke Mandarin".   I had been offered a job as director of ATLAS that year and thought I was about to take the job.

Only I opened the paper to see Terri Miller, a school teacher from Pahrump, had been given my job instead.  No one had told me and the man who had offered me the job, Adam Freer, was no longer working with the Salvation Army.  I told Terri about the whole operation going on and what we were trying to shut down and expose and she looked at me like I was insane.  I told her she'd soon "see for herself I wasn't crazy" and waited for the day to come.

Sure enough, my phone rang.  Terri told me 24 women, and bags of drugs, had just been found in a private home and the victims had been taken to the Salvation Army.  She asked me to go with her to help her interview the women.  When we arrived 20 minutes later - we were told the women had been "sent home".  I was told no file had been taken on who the women were, they refused to give me an address, and also refused to let me speak to any reporters in this matter.  This was "Operation Dollhouse" in 2007.  http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SAN-MATEO-COUNTY-Two-lawmen-caught-in-raid-of-2563465.php  Note Greg Munks was also a member of the trafficking task force in San Mateo.  I had told the authorities whoever was making the drop that day for this operation would be coming from San Mateo.  I was again patted on the head like I was crazy and blown off by everyone involved in this case I spoke to.

Rick Rizzolo had been drugging customers at the Crazy Horse, then padding their credit card bills.  He'd send them home in taxi's he was in control of through a friend so no one wondered why all these zonked out people were being poured into a cab.  When they realized they'd been ripped off - they'd call the club where they'd be threatened with exposure to their boss or wife how the charge happened.  Sometimes photos were taken while they were knocked out with the dancers who were told to go along with the program.   When they would go to the police - they were then threatened with drug possession or being under the influence charges if they pressed.  That and some publicity in the local paper their wife, boss and clients would see.  http://canadafreepress.com/article/rick-rizzolos-first-week-out-of-prison  The dancers would sometimes run over to Buffalo Bill's school to escape where his wrestlers would protect them until we could arrange transportation out of state for them.  The day after Rick was released from prison a death threat was left on Jim's car.   He was found to have GHB in his system in a report that was being hidden by the coroner.  http://www.americanmafia.com/inside_vegas/7-7-08_Inside_Vegas.html  Shubert was the Las Vegas prosecutor at this time.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/crime-courts/schubert-former-prosecutor-convicted-drug-charges-found-dead-home  He was found dead in 2013.

We had been dealing with Kemp Shiffer for a long time.  But he was operating "within the law" because he was bringing women in from California to work at a legal brothel.  He would get them a work permit to work as a waitress in the restaurant of the legal brothel at 16 years of age where sex is legal in Nevada at 16 years old.  He finally crossed the line however and got TWO YEARS for over 12 years of turning women out into prostitution.  http://goingconcern.com/2011/8/former-irs-investigator-cum-accounting-professor-claims-he-took-money-from-18-year-old-prostitute-to-protect-her-denies-pimp-status  Sure it was "legal" when they started.  But if they got sick, got arrested, developed a drug problem - out they went from the legal brothel.  Then with a prostitution license on their record, maybe being 17 or 18 years old - then what?  To the streets is where they went.   They were why I helped Sharnel set up a program in northern Nevada instead of southern Nevada.  The teenage rejects and cast-offs from the brothels were all winding up in Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City, etc.   Her program started in 2010 http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/ex-prostitutes-walk-tough-road-economic-freedom-amid-recession  It was shut down when she was framed for a felony and sent to prison for five years on a first offense.

I was getting calls from victims of Chris Butler's operation out of California also.  It was clear this was part of the same operation.  Chris had been a cop for 20 years, and upon retiring became a private investigator who had even been on the Dr. Phil show.   He also opened up massage parlors where he sold drugs through them given him by active duty narcotics officers.  You can read about his arrest here in 2012.  http://patch.com/california/sanramon/private-investigator-christopher-butler-pleads-guilty0df4c86437  Try getting women away from a cop slash best in the country private investigator and you have an idea how hard our job was to help the women who called our hotline.

Now could these women call the National Trafficking Hotline?  No.  Guess where they would have been referred to if they had?  You got it - the local trafficking task force!  So they called us and we had to do what we could do while having cops running around telling anyone who would listen we were absolutely "nuts".   That or threaten they'd lose their funding, or they're tarnish their reputation by "associating with a bunch of ex-hookers" or 100 other things they could come up with to make sure no one took our phone calls to help THEIR VICTIMS.

In 2014, Officer Armendariz, was found dead in his home before he could testify at a corruption hearing.  He was an officer on the local trafficking task force.  http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/a-deputys-death-opens-the-door-onto-a-world-corruption-in-sheriff-joes-mcso-6462478

In the corruption case of Paul Tanaka, http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20150819/former-undersheriff-paul-tanaka-says-corruption-charges-should-be-dropped-codefendant-pleads-guilty  the only officer who has been charged so far is Juan Lopez.  Juan says he believes this is because he ran against Greg Munks for office.  Remember that name?   The man who was Chief over Paul was Lee Baca.  He's now stepped down because of corruption charges in 2014.   http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20140107/los-angeles-county-sheriff-lee-baca-steps-down

Chief Gillispie stepped down in Las Vegas in 2012  in a corruption case involving 15 other officers.  https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/fifteen-members-of-las-vegas-sheriff-douglas-gillespies-organization-have-been-served-with-a-federal-complaint/

In 2014, a constable was caught checking into files on porn performers.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/constable-shred-investigation-porn-star-searches  We don't know the names of who he was looking for, but I know we were getting women out of the sex industry away from their traffickers who wore uniforms and they weren't too happy about it.

In 2013, I got a phone call from  woman who resides in Pasadena.  She was telling me after being trafficked for 40 years, she told her traffickers she wanted to retire.  Then she says she was drug out of her home and slapped with two fake prostitution cases.   Further being told if she didn't get back to work she'd be hit with a third charge and then deported.  They told her they knew someone on Homeland Security who would see to it she was deported, and then the authorities back in China would receive a photo of her taken while she was drugged that would net her the death penalty.  They further told her they knew people in the Chinese government who would see to it she was executed in shame.  We hired her an attorney who then ordered the booking tapes of her arrest to see if what she told us was true.  He then was threatened by an officer and an attorney he reported to us.

I'd like introduce you to Jooloon David Lee, a Homeland Security officer who lives in Las Vegas, and was found guilty of bribery in Los Angeles.  http://mynewsla.com/crime/2015/12/18/ex-la-agent-for-ice-admits-taking-bribes-in-sex-slave-case/  Mr. Lee was also falsely accusing a family of being the traffickers to keep up appearances he was doing his job, while using his office to protect the people he was not only taking bribes from, but assisting in trafficking of the women.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-restaurateur-says-former-fed-manufactured-criminal-case-against-him  Notice he was also connected to Immigration - https://dockets.justia.com/docket/alaska/akdce/3:2008cv00283/11419  Further note this man he was hassling, and putting an ankle bracelet on his wife to keep track of where they were called Lee's boss who told him there was "nothing he could do" about the situation.  WOW.

In 2013, nine massage parlors were shut down.  One of the pimps was named Zhang.  Zhang by the way owns property in Pasadena, California, and is related to the woman who called me for help.  http://cjonline.com/news/business/2014-04-07/woman-involved-sex-trafficking-wichita-massage-parlor-gets-probation   The women in this parlor had been tricked into coming here from China.  The arresting officer spent from 2009 until 2013 trying to get these arrests to stick.  Seems when he was a cop he got too much interference from other cops.  So he waited until he retired and went to work for the zoning department to get these arrests and free those women.  Both he and the judge received death threats so the court didn't allow them to have bail during the trial.

Note these arrests in 2015 of a hotel owner who was arrested in China who was also a member of the People's Congress, or Chinese government.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11636148/Hotel-king-among-47-on-trial-over-Chinese-towns-sex-trade.html  Check out the number of massage parlors and escort services this guy owned there.  A man who regularly entertained people from America in his five star hotel.

Giving her every reason to believe these people would carry out their threats to her if she didn't go "back to work".  The attorney who threatened our attorney then threatened me with a stalking charge if I spoke to her again.  He then lied to her and claimed she didn't need my help as he'd expunged her criminal record for her.  Only he didn't.  When I went to show her that her criminal record was still showing up - I then got a call from a phone number coming from the Pasadena police department from an officer who threatened me again with a stalking charge if I spoke to her again.  http://www.latimes.com/local/great-reads/la-me-c1-prostitute-squad-20131002-dto-htmlstory.html  When I asked if he wanted to hear why she was calling me for help he just threatened me again and got off the line.  I recorded the threat.  I also have the copies of her fake police reports that are charges signed by a judge.

So I think you can see why I got concerned when I read about another ex-officer out of Orange County going out to prostitutes "doing outreach" named "Kevin Brown".   Note Kevin Brown had retired from the Orange County police force.   http://www.latimes.com/local/great-reads/la-me-c1-prostitute-squad-20131002-dto-htmlstory.html  So he had to have known Mike Corona http://www.ocregister.com/articles/-661698--.html as well as Sheriff Don Haidi.  http://www.ocweekly.com/news/lets-play-where-are-they-now-haidl-gang-rapists-6448633

When I got a call from Kevin's "assistant" telling me this story of how Kevin had been this cop for 20 years, and then upon retiring had "found God" and decided to go out and "help prostitutes" all I could think of was "he was watching this stuff going on for 20 years and didn't step up before?"   I asked this guy what Kevin was doing when the victims he was supposedly rescuing turned out to have their traffickers be cops and he had no idea what I was talking about.  I asked how he was bypassing the traffickers screening to get them up to a motel room - and he had no idea what I was talking about.  But he was asking me to send prostitutes up to this guy's hotel room where they would then "go off to a compound somewhere in the desert"?  Are you kidding me?  I asked to meet this guy and see this ranch and of course never heard from the guy again until "8 Minutes" came out.

When I got the threat to stop speaking to this woman from a Pasadena cop, I contacted the Pasadena Chief to speak to him about it.  I got no answer.  I went over his head to the city manager.  That prompted Chief Sanchez to start calling me three times a day to come in and speak to him in person.   I asked him to get the records from the Wichita case so he'd know what I was talking about and I'd give him a week.  During this time I wrote to the LAX security and Homeland Security.  I told them about this case and that women were coming in from China to be trafficked.  This was about June of 2013.

Notice the men in the recent Seattle arrests had been using women from China, but then "when things got hot" started bringing in women from Korea.  http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/online-site-where-men-rated-prostitutes-is-shut-down-charges-to-be-filed/  Things weren't just hot here in the USA, but pretty hot over in China too from what I'm reading.   Sheldon Adelson, the new owner of the Review Journal I don't think is too happy with me about these Chinese crackdowns - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-01-15/macau-sex-ring-bust-shows-china-s-expanding-crackdown-on-graft  Might be why a reporter told me the Review Journal had put a "lifetime black list on my name and that of SWA no matter how many women die for not having our hotline number".   What a wonderful person.  These women are telling me they're being raped, beaten, terrorized, forced into selling drugs and performing prostitution, by cops - and when I go and help them get out of the situation alive I'm the bad guy?  With all the willing women out there - they are forcing these women and I'm the bad guy?

These fake arrests aren't just happening in Las Vegas either.  http://reason.com/blog/2016/03/04/the-somali-sex-slave-ring-that-wasnt  Innocent people were also arrested in Nashville and Minneapolis.   A cop was caught finally pimping women in New York http://nypost.com/2016/02/02/nypd-cop-ran-tri-state-prostitution-ring-officials-say/  Kids were being trafficked right out of the trafficking safe house in Ohio.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/failures-in-handling-unaccompanied-migrant-minors-have-led-to-trafficking/2016/01/26/c47de164-c138-11e5-9443-7074c3645405_story.html

When I was setting up the appointment to go speak to the Pasadena Chief who is having his station audited at the time http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/government-and-politics/20160417/pasadena-police-need-an-independent-auditor-plus-civilian-oversight-report-says  I had Meg Munoz, who runs Abeni, who is part of the OC Human Trafficking Task Force, AND  the leader for SWOP in Walnut, California, going online and telling people I was "stalking and threatening her".  I DIDN'T KNOW THE WOMAN!  http://www.swopusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Honolulu-Sign-On.pdf  But I have screen shots of her asking people if they knew where I lived so she could "file stalking charges against me and have me arrested".  Since Chief Sanchez lives in Orange County and at the same time he's asking me to "come in and speak to him" I've got her trying to find out where I live so she can have me hauled off on a stalking charge?  Didn't sound good to me.

I pointed out to Meg and everyone else there was no way she'd make a stalking charge stick as I didn't know her, wasn't threatening her, and wasn't even talking to her.  Then she switched up to threatening to have me carted off on a 5150 charge.  Why?  Don't know as I don't know her.  But I found the timing a little too weird and backed off going into the Pasadena station in person to speak to Chief Sanchez.  I offered to speak to him via email about the case and he handed me off to a deputy.  I asked the deputy if he wanted to speak about it by email and never got an answer.

Now let me ask you something - how am I supposed to get women away from this type of trafficking when we're dealing not only with police officers, but also when the people I'm calling for help are refusing my calls in fear of "losing their funding" or "harming their reputation by speaking to Jody"?

Welcome to the world of modern sex trafficking and the challenges of helping these victims. I think you understand now why there's a need for a hotline like ours where the callers call who aren't going to identify as "trafficking victims" nor be able to call the police on their traffickers in order to get help from victim services, nor can they get help from the local trafficking task forces.  Now you might also understand why a SWOP member would step up in Seattle and claim "no those women weren't coerced".  If Meg in SWOP is also part of the trafficking task force where this kind of corruption is going on - it's not a big leap to think they might have someone step up and do that to deflect any investigations into further trafficking victims who might be on that website.    Or looking into who those traffickers might be.

But the truth always comes out in the wash and sooner or later the authorities are going to have to look into how these cases are connected.  Not only how they're connected but why I've been saying the system that was set up by people who don't understand how the modern American sex industry, and thus the trafficking, operates.  Which is as long as the funding is coming all from the same source - then the traffickers can always find a way in.  This is why it's absolutely essential to have our program as a 12 step program, and thus one who doesn't receive federal funding, involved within the very structure of the trafficking programs.   It's also why our hotline who is simply set up for ANYONE who wants help to exit the industry can call - even if they aren't identifying as "trafficking victims" and can't go to the police for help for obvious reasons.

It's also why people are now talking about a law to protect corrupt officials from being prosecuted.  http://www.mintpressnews.com/lawmakers-trying-pass-bill-exempting-politicians-arrest-prosecution-corruption/201937/  The truth coming out seems to have a lot of people running for cover.

If you want to stop modern day sex trafficking - then you have to put our program back where it was before money got involved when the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed.  Ever since the money grabbing started - we've been pushed right out of the arena.  If these cases, along with those of Holtzclaw, don't show you why we need to be put back in there to help these men and women - then you're not listening.  This is also why they've taken over sex industry blogs such as "Tits and Sass" and are doing everything in their power to make victims think they have no way out.

Well they do.  Call www.sexworkersanonymous.com if you need help.














Thursday, December 31, 2015

JUSTICE CONFERENCE PORTLAND AND KEMP SHIFFER


Does anyone remember Kemp Shiffer? http://goingconcern.com/2011/8/former-irs-investigator-cum-accounting-professor-claims-he-took-money-from-18-year-old-prostitute-to-protect-her-denies-pimp-status   This guy used to be a cop in California.  Then he became an agent for the IRS.  The IRS took over running the Mustang Ranch.  Only a little too well.  The government found that old Kemp was bringing girls who were 16 years old over from California into Nevada to work at the Ranch.  It was legal - but distasteful.  So they fired him after about a year.  http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Former_IRS_Agent_Suspected_of_Using_His_Badge_to_Recruit_for_Prostitution_126846533.html

(Which by the way if you watch the movie on Joe with Helen Mirren - you'll see the one girl talking about being offered a job in accounting - this was how Kemp justified what he was doing.  Claimed he was helping these girls "learn a career".  What they left out of the film was that same girl came back in a year.)

He then became a professor at UNR where he then taught at interestingly the same schools at this "New Wine New Skins" is holding their classes.  It was said in the indictment against him that he was using his office as professor to recruit women for the brothels for another 11 years before they finally were able to catch him doing something illegal enough to arrest him.  Meaning by the way he was on the government's radar for 12 YEARS he crossed the line well enough to get arrested.  Do you know how hard it is to get a woman out of a trafficking ring where the traffickers are ex-cops, ex-IRS agents, who are now college professors that have all those connections at their fingertips?  Connections like this?  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/constable-shred-investigation-porn-star-searches

You all remember Bonaventure right?  He left off a child molester with "impulse control" classes.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/vegas-doctor-accused-groping-girl-was-let-after-impulse-control-classes

Anyway, I digress again.  This site says that Joy has "helped 1,000's of women get medical and dental".  Where?  Where do we line up?  I've got about 20 members of SWA who are toothless.  We used to get dentists to donate work until Joy swept into town and now we have people telling us to call her.  Only she's blocking our calls and the woman who helped her fund raise for Kamylla has set up www.sexworkersanonymous.org   Kind of easy to raise money to do something that we do for free when you're convincing people I'm a maniac isn't it?  But no formal complaints against me anywhere.

Okay where on earth did she do "1000's of women"?  I'd love to see proof of that.   Dr. Paul Louis Metzger - you wouldn't publish that statement without proof so can we see that proof please?