January 11th is the date to recognize what I consider a terrible crime human trafficking. It is the second largest criminal industry in the world. It is believed that over 27 million human beings enslaved world wide. This is the highest number in recorded history. The United States is involved in this crime as well. With over 100,000 to 300,000 prostituted children enslaved.
These facts bring tears to my eyes but I realize that there are great strides being made to stop this terrible crime. Both internationally and nationally legislation is being created, training and tri-state training conference and law enforcement being trained to protect all. Human Trafficking brings along with it a dark shade where people are embarrassed and the crime becomes hidden from society.
Show support on January 11th and all year long by getting the word out.