Friday, June 3rd, 2011 :: 8:12 PM

“While it is important that a law clearly calls this crime what it is, it is not critical to protecting victims. We will continue to work towards the goal of having specific sections of the code renamed in accordance with the severity of the crime of human trafficking, however, it is important to maintain humility and understand that progress often comes with small steps, not large leaps. For it is better to protect victims through substantive changes in the law, than to protect no victims through empty changes in titles. Accepting this truth was one of the key differences in this legislative session.” (>>)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 :: 10:14 AM

“…slavery exists in such ‘civilized’ countries as England, France, Spain, Italy, Israel, Ireland, Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, China…and the United States. Most Americans are clueless that slavery is alive and flourishing right here, thriving in the dark, and practiced in many forms in places you’d least expect.” (>>)

Monday, August 8th, 2005 :: 1:54 PM

“…this great evil is one of the foulest malignancies ever to worm its way through the stinking flesh of humanity.” (>>)

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005 :: 10:31 AM

“Slavery…I didn’t know about all these forms that existed. I think it’s largely because we aren’t expecting it. It is hidden. Generally people would not believe that it is possible under modern conditions. They would say ‘No, I think you are making it all up’, because it’s just too incredible…” (>>)

“There were at least 11 million Africans sold into slavery and exported to the Americas. Today, 200 years later, there are more than 20 million slaves across the world.” (>>)




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