SAY WHAT? Hotels Left Out Of City of Jacksonville Human Trafficking Bill – But They’re a Huge Problem

WJCT By LINDSEY KILBRIDE • 5 HOURS AGO Council members Scott Wilson, Anna Lopez Brosche, John Crescimbeni, Danny Becton and Tommy Hazouri workshop a human-trafficking bill, Tuesday. CREDIT LINDSEY KILBRIDE / WJCT NEWS Jacksonville officials are trying to figure out how to enforce a new state law requiring certain businesses to post human-trafficking awareness signs.…

2015: In World Day of Peace Message, Francis Urges ‘Not to Become Accomplices’ to Human Trafficking

Joshua J. McElwee  |  Dec. 10, 2014 National Catholic Reporter – VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Wednesday made a forceful and personal plea for the end of modern-day slavery, calling on governments, communities and individuals globally “not to become accomplices” to human trafficking and exploitation in their myriad forms.Issuing the annual papal message for the World…

Pope Calls for Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting at Vatican – Yep, Pope Frances Got Our Backs – AMEN!

Catholic News Agency By Estefania Aguirre Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square before the Wednesday general audience, May 22, 2013.Credit: Stephen Driscoll/CNA. Vatican City, Aug 23, 2013 / 12:04 am (CNA).- At Pope Francis’ request, Vatican experts will gather this upcoming November with the aim of better tackling the growing scourge of human trafficking. “We…

Mississippi Ratifies 13th Amendment Banning Slavery – One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind!!

Posted: 02/18/2013 2:49 pm EST  |  Updated: 02/18/2013 3:16 pm EST Mississippi lawmakers have officially ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which banned slavery in 1865. 148 years after three-fifths of the states voted to approve the amendment, Mississippi’s legislature finally took steps to fix the glaring oversight last month. According to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, the…