WSMH FOX 66 on Facebook WSMH FOX 66 Twitter WSMH FOX 66 RSS Feed WSMH FOX 66 Mailing List
 

FOX 66 News at Ten

WSMH FOX 66 :: News - News at Ten - Residents urge state to pass laws protecting sex trade victims
Residents urge state to pass laws protecting sex trade victims

Advocates are asking the state to pass laws to protect sex trade victims.


A new report from the state's Human Trafficking Commission shows victims are often portrayed as the criminals and sometimes even charged as prostitutes.


The report outlines dangers of the sex trade industry that some consider modern day slavery.


It also suggests Michigan should spend more on services to help the victims of human trafficking.


Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Schuette and other activist asked lawmakers for harsher laws for traffickers.


More human trafficking legislation is expected to be introduced soon in Michigan.


The state is considered a hot spot for trafficking because of our international borders and waterways.


Lawmakers in the state house and senate have already introduced dozens of human trafficking-related bills this session, but so far, none have been approved.


Copyright 2013 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Residents urge state to pass laws protecting sex trade victims

Friday, November 8 2013, 09:34 AM EST

National News Headlines

Arizona murderer gasps for more than 1 1/2 hours in death chamber before dying
A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.

AP reporter describes Arizona inmate's execution
Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the doctors as they made preparations for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms.

Arizona governor orders review of execution after inmate takes 2 hours to die
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ordered a review of the state's execution process after a convicted double murderer gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before his death Wednesday. 

From AP's witnesses: How executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona went awry
Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies.

Wine collector faces sentencing for selling bogus bottles of wine he made in Calif. kitchen
A California wine collector faces sentencing in New York after he was convicted of making up to $20 million from 2004 to 2012 by selling bogus bottles of wine.

Prayers, tears for man who died in NY police custody after being put in apparent chokehold
Gospel music mixed with grief at a Brooklyn church filled with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.

Northeast Ohio woman to be sentenced in enslavement of mentally disabled woman
A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years will be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.

Dozens of New York police officers assigned to catch Brooklyn Bridge flag switch vandals
The New York Police Department has reportedly assigned three dozen elite investigators to catch the intruders who replaced the American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with white flags early Tuesday morning. 

Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations
The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.

Arizona inmate dies nearly 2 hours after execution began; lawyers say he was gasping, snorting
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

News at Ten Stories

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix