Believe it or not, Virgina is the only state in the union to not have sex trafficking laws, however that is about to change, for the state has passed new legislation making sex and child sex trafficking a crime.
Bill (HB 1964) 1). Clearly defines and establishes the offense of sex trafficking.
2). Establishes penalties that reflect the seriousness of the offense.
3). Specifically criminalizes child sex trafficking as a Class 3 felony without requiring prosecutors prove that force, intimidation or deception was used to cause the minor to engage in commercial sexual conduct given the way the traffickers recruit minors by preying on their vulnerability and trust.
4). Assists in protecting and properly identifying sex trafficking victims.
5). Closes a loophole in Virginia’s existing laws by criminalizing the recruitment of minors and adults for commercial sex—conduct which is currently not criminalized in Virginia. Source WDBJ Channel
This bill is a good start and is supported by Kids Not For Sale Coalition of Virgina, and is good to see this. I feel that is a great start for Virgina.
Here is the truth about our supposed “number one” country, teachers are NOT the problem. Parents are. Stop blaming our teachers for your shitty parenting. When the teacher says your kid is a fuck up don’t bitch them out for telling the truth. It is your responsibility as a citizen to make sure your kid does good in school, which means you are up your kids ass making sure they are doing their homework and behaving. End of story. Teacher unions are the least of our troubles. YOU ARE.
I have no problem with these people, and here is why, we will get smart, hard worker people that will contribute to our nation and help boost the economy, which I am all for. We get a lot of smart immigrants who go to our colleges, get out, start businesses and contribute to the economy. Excellent.
Also I do not want to take a mother or father away from their kids. That puts pressure on our desperately sad social services. I do not want to send a kid who came here as a child, grew up here and is American anyone else. All that kid knows is our country and being an American . He is an American.
Also immigrants do jobs that Americans will not do. Plan and simple. That crop is not going to pick itself. And this was recently proven when a farm put out a call for workers to pick their crops and they got no one to pick it. And that is just a hard fact.
I don’t get the hatred that is generated over people trying to make a better life for themselves in the supposed Land of Opportunity. .
These people are trying to obtain the American dream which, if they do, America is better for it, and boosts our economy. Which is a great thing. Also the business community wants something done because of just that.
We need to get over ourselves.
For those who know me and follow my film blog My Journey into Film, I have been working on a film since 2011 on sexual violence. It has evolved from rape to forced rape for profit know as the sex trade/trafficking. While having a conversation with my friend and Tampa filmmaker Marcus Kempton, I came up with the plot and story for the new film. My film also covers combat veterans returning for the wars and the issues they face, like PTSD and the horrors they bring back with them. These subjects are very important to me, for I am a veteran and have many friends who suffer from PTSD and other issues. The sex trade issue because I find it to be one of the most detestable things I think of. I have an unhealthy, no kidding, hatred towards pimps and sex traffickers. I also almost went to prison while working on this project because I tried to do the right thing but went about it the wrong way.
The reason behind me sacrificing so much time and emotion is to save kids, women and vets. I believe I can actually make and impact on these issues by creating awareness and start an honest conversation about these serious topics. This is why the marketing and distribution of this film is imperative. That is the reason why I write about this so much, and this is where you can help. Spread the word about this project and repost these blog post on your social media platforms and send these posts to your friends.
Now my interest in the sex trade was sparked in 2004 when I heard an interview done on NPR’s radio program “Fresh Air” about a expose that the writer Peter Landsman called the “Girls Next Store” for the New York Times Magazine. Of all the interviews I have ever heard on Fresh Air, this one has stuck with me. I also have been following the of Brook Bello who is an actress and founder of More to Life.
I feel really passionate ending the sex trafficking in America, but it is going to take the citizens to demand the our government does all it can do to end it. Now that being said, there is a lot being done, but we have a ways to go and we must keep pressure up and hold politicians accountable. I live in a state, Florida, where state government has and is doing a lot, but there is more work to be done.
Why combat veteran issues? Well for one thing, I am a retired United States Paratrooper who served in the 82nd Airborne Division. I was Airborne Infantry which means I was one of the most elite soldiers in the world, my job was to jump in to a country and lead men into combat. So, when it comes to those who did the fighting and killing I feel I have to tell their story. The war is not over for them, and they live with it everyday for the rest of their lives. It is estimated that 22 veterans commit suicide everyday, and it is a issue we need to address. My film deals with the psychological issues that face our veterans.
This is a good article about children in sex trade. Get involved in area to put an end to it. Sorry for the short post I’m on my phone.
So I am a filmmaker, multidisciplinary artist, thinker writer. In film I am a producer and director. Back in 2011, I decided to produce a film regrading sexual violence. I teamed up with the very talented screenwriter Semone Fournillier who is currently attending AFI American Film Institute. We did lots of research and eventually Semone came up with a good screenplay. In it, it dealt with underage prostitution, rape and a predator; which lead me to going deeper into those subjects.
At the same time, I was starting to read post by Dr. Brook Bello on Twitter and Facebook. She is the founder of More to Life and a woman who has been waging war against the sex trade for a very long time, which restarted my interested in the sex trade and how it could be turned into a film. I say restarted because in 2004 I heard an interview with the writer Peter Landsman who was interviewed on the NPR’s Fresh Air. Peter had written, along with his wife who took pictures, an Exposé for the New York Times Magazine called The Girls Next Store. It was one of the compelling and disturbing interviews I have ever listen to. So this something I have cared about.
I will be writing about the sex trade and when Semone is available will start back up on the film. I will be giving you tips on how to get involved and what you can do to help. It is amazing what a little pressure on the powers that can do.
I have been developing a film on sexual violence, and as many projects do, this one has evolved into talking about the sexual violence, the sex trade which includes child prostitution. I am talking about forced prostitution. I know this is a heavy subject; but it is a subject that needs to be discussed in our society. We need to be adults about this as well as be proactive. Yes, I am asking you to get involved in ending these this. I will give you information that will allow you to get involved and be the solution. Ignoring it won’t make it go away. So I will be writing on this these subjects. I will give you hard facts and the tools to get to work. I trust in and have faith that you will join me in being the answer to this problem, which is a corrosion to our society.
Check out my film blog. My Journey into Film
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My name is Timothy W. Schroyer. I am a filmmaker and creator of content in Tampa, Fl. In this blog I will discuss politics, economics, social and cultural issues and anything else I find important.
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