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Can Human Trafficking Be Prevented At This Year’s Super Bowl?

This past Saturday marked Human Trafficking Awareness day, and few places could value awareness of this tragic industry like New Jersey.
The Super Bowl being held in New Jersey will be one of the largest televised events this year, and is highly anticipated by many for very different reasons.
The annual event is known for its economic opportunity; advertisers, service providers, and local businesses of all kinds prepare for the added demand from visitors interested in either the football game or the accompanying entertainment.
In that sense human traffickers are no different. Ads have already begun surfacing on the internet, and this year’s law enforcement response will involve more than just police officers and awareness groups.
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blinkernyc:

Can Human Trafficking Be Prevented At This Year’s Super Bowl?

This past Saturday marked Human Trafficking Awareness day, and few places could value awareness of this tragic industry like New Jersey.

The Super Bowl being held in New Jersey will be one of the largest televised events this year, and is highly anticipated by many for very different reasons.

The annual event is known for its economic opportunity; advertisers, service providers, and local businesses of all kinds prepare for the added demand from visitors interested in either the football game or the accompanying entertainment.

In that sense human traffickers are no different. Ads have already begun surfacing on the internet, and this year’s law enforcement response will involve more than just police officers and awareness groups.

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For Nearly Every Crime, Latinos Disproportionately Arrested

New York City’s upcoming minority-majority may be gaining near-majority population numbers, but it’s still getting minority treatment by the City.
A much overshadowed Hispanic Day parade was held in NYC this Sunday. While there’s much to be celebrated, without a doubt most attendees were probably well aware of the awkward reality about the City’s relationship with its Latino residents: many remain the target of NYPD arrests….
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Don’t sleep on the power of prejudice: Latinos are almost proportionately integrated into the NYPD. You wouldn’t know that though from how disproportionately they’re targeted for arrest.
Recently, a Dominican native and NYPD officer in Washington Heights came forward about that issue, and similar.

geoffmullings:

blinkernyc:

For Nearly Every Crime, Latinos Disproportionately Arrested

New York City’s upcoming minority-majority may be gaining near-majority population numbers, but it’s still getting minority treatment by the City.

A much overshadowed Hispanic Day parade was held in NYC this Sunday. While there’s much to be celebrated, without a doubt most attendees were probably well aware of the awkward reality about the City’s relationship with its Latino residents: many remain the target of NYPD arrests….

Continue Reading

Don’t sleep on the power of prejudice: Latinos are almost proportionately integrated into the NYPD. You wouldn’t know that though from how disproportionately they’re targeted for arrest.

Recently, a Dominican native and NYPD officer in Washington Heights came forward about that issue, and similar.

One of my friends is defending the actions of the #NYPD officers in the Empire State Building shooting

First, let me say, I’m down for supporting cops that do their job well and seek to ensure safety and suppress violent crime with minimal impact to the lives of civilians.

I can’t excuse putting nine other people in jeopardy for the sake of protecting yourself from the threat of getting shot (not actually getting shot), as a police officer.

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