August 15th, 2017
As public servants, responsible for the lives and well-beings of many people, we have to do our best to prevent harm, disregard for human life, liberty, and sentiments.
An unrecognized source of harm for many people in NYC is human trafficking and prostitution. Recently, a UK Crime agency said that Modern Slavery, such as sex slavery, is more prevalent than previously thought. While many people are not familiar with how much of an increasing problem this is for many in NYC, we as public servants must ensure that Human Trafficking and Prostitution does not spread, and thus cause problems for many who are young, unemployed, or immigrants who are unaware of this issue
The NY Times chronicled this rising problem in NYC in a September 2015 article where the following was said about the prevalence of human trafficking and prostitution:
Before NYC continues to be a beacon of hope and opportunity for many in America and across the world, we have to prevent the sinister elements of our society from prevailing. Evil occurrences such as human trafficking and prostitution are things that harm the dignity and trust in human life and devalues the individual and our society.
Best Solutions for Human Trafficking and Prostitution
In order to best remedy the problem of human trafficking and prostitution, we must create a program that incentivizes reports of human traffic and prostitution that lead to arrests of human traffickers and pimps, and disruption of human trafficking and prostitution rings. We as public servants must be vigilant against individuals who seek to profit from human trafficking and prostitution, and seek to profit from enslaving and subjecting innocent human beings to become forced sex workers.
We should reward those who are tired of the abuse and seek justice for the wrongs of human trafficking and prostitution. The reward for providing detailed information that leads to the arrest of human traffickers, pimps, and disruption of prostitution rings should be be within the range of $50,000 – $100,000. There should be a good incentive for those who speak out against human trafficking and prostitution , and seek to bring to justice and resolve an issue that day by day is growing worse and worse.
Increase the penalties for Human Trafficking and Prostitution
To prevent repeat offenders and the escalation of this problem in the future we must increase the criminal penalties for those who orchestrate and profit from human trafficking and prostitution. Those who are convicted of the crime of organizing and profiting from human trafficking and prostitution should receive a max sentence of life in prison. Currently, the max sentence for sex traffickers is 25 years.
Victims of human trafficking and prostitution, especially those who were coerced into sex work or sexual slavery, would receive the appropriate medical, mental health services, and receive a warning of severe penalties if they ever again become involved in prostitution in any way. We will refer many of these victims to appropriate job placement, educational services so that they can learn to thrive and be productive members of society.
It would be best to severely punish those who attempt to intimidate and coerce a victim of human trafficking and prostitution. There should be a law that protects victims of human trafficking and prostitution, in order to prevent them from becoming once again a prostitute. Those who are convicted of once again forcing a victim of human trafficking or prostitution into sex work will receive 50 years in prison.
Reduce the numbers of Independent Prostitution
In order to prevent human trafficking and prostitution from becoming a common occurrence of our American culture especially in NYC, we have to go after those who via independent means seek to sell their bodies for sex. If nothing is done to change the perception of human trafficking and prostitution in our society, then many innocent young children, and young people will think it’s ok to sell their bodies for sex, when in fact it’s wrong.
Thus, to keep human trafficking and prostitution in its proper perspective as being wrong, evil, demeaning to human life, ethical values, and the principles of the U.S. Constitution, we must be able to levy and enforce severe punishments for those who decide to sell their bodies to the public for sex. First time offenders should receive a minimum of 25 years in prison, while a repeat offenders will get 50 years in prison.
Finally, to prevent the spread of human trafficking and prostitution in the future, it will behoove lawmakers to create a registry of convicted human traffickers and organizers of prostitution. Such a registry will help law enforcement to go after the social contacts of convicted human traffickers and organizers of prostitution, by allowing law enforcement to go through the personal phone calls, emails, and other internet communications of an individual on different social networking sites, chatrooms, and forums. This type of thorough investigation is necessary to remove and destroy the roots of any and all human trafficking and prostitution from ever spreading again.
To prevent these crimes from ever happening again, Law enforcement must know those who supported, whether financially or some other meaningful way such as providing a safe haven for the illegal activities of human trafficking and prostitution. Such individuals who are convicted of supporting and harboring human trafficking and prostitution should also receive stiff penalties to put the perception of human trafficking and prostitution in its proper place as wrong and counterproductive to a free and open democracy.
Reduce the Spread of Drugs and Stds
The problems of human trafficking, and prostitution are ultimately worsened when illegal drug use and stds are involved. Illegal drug use and stds not only eventually harms sex workers, but it also devalues their quality of life. If these disturbing trends are not stopped now, then the victims of human trafficking, prostitution, drugs, and stds, will eventually corrupt and destroy young people and children. We must do all we can to prevent children from becoming victims of a culture that profits from the disregard for human life, liberty, and sentiments.
As Mayor, I propose a campaign to go to war against those who engage and profit from human trafficking and prostitution.. In order to move and progress society to a better future for all, we have to eliminate human trafficking and prostitution from our society. Our American society was mostly established on the principles of freedom, independence, working hand-in-hand working with a government that does what is best for the people.