Tag: human trafficking
Officials in San Francisco and Oakland unveil new efforts to fight trade that often preys on children.
By Isabel Angell Last week, the FBI rescued 105 children from sex-trafficking rings across the country, including 12 in San Francisco, the most of any city. The bureau says San Francisco is one of the major hubs of child trafficking in the United States. On Friday, at a conference put on by the San Francisco […]
Traffickers are buying and selling hundreds of people in California, according to a report by the attorney general’s office. Attorney General Kamala Harris held a symposium on that topic on Friday. In a report, the department gives its best estimates of the extent of these crimes. A task force identified 1,277 victims from mid 2010 […]
Update at 10:57 a.m.: Police apprehended a man who apparently stayed overnight on the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, leading them to briefly close the bridge to traffic on Monday morning. “The investigation is ongoing,” California Highway Patrol Sergeant Diana McDermottso told KQED’s Aarti Shahani. “Our concern now is for… his medical health.” […]
Today on forum Scott Shafer talked with Betty Ann Boeving, event chair for the Freedom Summit and director of the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition, which is holding a two-day conference on preventing human trafficking, starting tomorrow at Harbor Light Church in Fremont. (The show will be archived here later today.) From the Oakland Tribune, Jan […]