Last week, the Department of Justice charged 14 Gambino Crime Family Associates with multiple criminal offenses, including sex trafficking of a minor. This is among the first federal cases targeting organized crime groups with human trafficking offenses in the United States. This particular case helps highlight two significant points in regards to [...]
Black and white animal-printed lounge chairs and couches. Deep pink and purple mood lighting. DJ-spun tracks thumping through the speakers and floors. Champagne-filled glass flutes and cocktail glasses. From the appearances of the room, I could have been in any number of swanky and exclusive nightclubs in New York City.
“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.“ These are the words of Steve Biko, anti-apartheid activist jailed under the so-called Terrorism Act in South Africa in 1977. For 24 days Biko was interrogated and beaten before recieving hospital treatment; he subsequently died later [...]
Grizzled cynics of Washington have a tendency to be dismissive about rhetoric and symbolic gestures. But they are thoroughly wrong, as social innovators know, as evidenced so poignantly in President Obama’s declaration yesterday about human trafficking.