Officials in San Francisco and Oakland unveil new efforts to fight trade that often preys on children.
by Trey Bundy, The Bay Citizen From the 1970s through the 1990s, police say, young male hustlers worked street corners and bars in San Francisco’s Castro District and along Polk Street, blocks away from City Hall. But in recent years, that population has largely faded from view – along with the whereabouts of the city’s […]
Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts told members of the San Antonio neighborhood that he expected at least one of two anti-prostitution proposals being explored for the area to become a reality soon. Dozens of members of the International Boulevard community, often called the “Track” because of the prevalence of the sex trade there, marched between […]
Today’s first hour of Forum was devoted to Youth Radio’s investigation into child sex trafficking in Oakland, which aired this week on All Things Considered. Host Scott Shafer talked with Denise Tejada, reporter for Youth Radio, Holly Joshi of the Oakland Police Department, and Nola Brantley, of Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth […]