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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NH Criminalization in relation to Sex Trafficking of minor's FAILS

Shared Hope. org (sho)
"New Hampshire’s trafficking in persons law criminalizes the sex trafficking of minors but requires an element of force even for children exploited through commercial sex acts." (sho) 

This crime is coercive in nature but the element of force is not described; children are manipulated and threatened into these rings and the language of the statute does not protect our children; and then it goes further and continues to victimize children through this language in the statute:
"Although the prostitution statute provides an affirmative defense for trafficking victims, juveniles may be subject to arrest and punishment for prostitution. " (sho)

The Department of Health and Human Services in New Hampshire is not doing enough to further laws to protect our children or those of our neighbors; as parents we need to get involved and push for laws that protect and and do not further victimize the victims of this heinous crimes.

Please get invovled http://www.capwiz.com/sharedhope/issues/alert/?alertid=61121356&type=LO no matter where you are nationally or internationally you can contact this program to get involved in a manner that you feel comfortable and get material to make changes in your community.

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher

Today we need to worry about our children so they can face tomorrow and be children for as long as possible. In "American" children only began to realize childhood with FDR's new deal "The Fair Labor Standards Act" of 1938.

This Act finally mandated that Children under the age of 18 cannot do certain dangerous jobs, like work 12-16 hours a day in a factory and it furthered that children under the age of 16 cannot work.  It took the deepest depression of the 20th century a depression which affected the entire world to obtain these rights for children; sadly they were not given these rights because it was the right thing to do, the extentsion of the school age for children to receive more education wasn't to enlighten and broaden our childrens minds it was simply done by legislators to preserve jobs for adults.

In this Country and around the world women and children still do not have equal protection under the law.  We need to change that.

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