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police 'let down' modern slavery victims, says report


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionaurel was forced to work and felt he couldn't escapevictims of modern slavery are being let down "at every stage" by police in england and wales, a report has said.cases had been closed without any enquiries being made, and in some cases detectives didn't speak to the victims, the inspectorate of constabulary said.the study, which looked at 10 police forces, found some examples of good policing - but said that was the exception, rather than the norm. police say they "fully accept" the recommendations in the report. thousands of men, women and children are victims of modern slavery and human trafficking in the uk, said the report from her majesty's inspectorate of constabulary and fire and rescue services.settings range from nail bars






forty million victims of modern slavery in 2016: report | news


forty million people around the world, mostly women and girls, were victims of modern slavery last year, according to a new report.the study by the international labour organization (ilo) and the walk free foundation, in partnership with the international organization for migration (iom), said that about 25 million people were in forced labour, and 15 million were in forced marriage in 2016. women and girls accounted for almost 29 million - or 71 percent - of those trapped in modern slavery worldwide, the report found.the new estimates, released during the united nations general assembly in new york on tuesday, also found that about 152 million children, aged between 5 and 17, were subject to child labour in the same period.the report added one in four victims of modern slavery were childr






forty million victims of modern slavery in 2016: report | news


forty million people around the world, mostly women and girls, were victims of modern slavery last year, according to a new report.the study by the international labour organization (ilo) and the walk free foundation, in partnership with the international organization for migration (iom), said that about 25 million were in forced labour, and 15 million were in forced marriage in 2016. women and girls accounted for almost 29 million - or 71 percent - of those trapped in modern slavery worldwide, the report found.the new estimates, released during the united nations general assembly in new york on tuesday, also found that about 152 million children, aged between 5 and 17, were subject to child labour in the same period.the report added one in four victims of modern slavery were children in 2






un report says 40 million in ‘modern slavery’ in 2016


geneva (ap) — u.n. agencies and partners say some 40 million people were ensnared by modern slavery last year, decrying a scourge that disproportionately affects women and girls.the new report by the u.n.’s labor organization, ilo, and the migration agency iom found that women and girls accounted for 29 million of those affected by modern slavery, or more than seven in 10 people overall.of the total, 25 million people were victims of forced labor, and 15 million victims of forced marriages. a companion study from ilo found that 152 million children aged 5 to 17 were subject to child labor.authors say the data came from face-to-face interviews with more than 71,000 people aged 15 or older.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






avon and somerset police face nail bar anti-slavery campaign anger


image copyrightavon and somerset policeimage caption officers and staff from the force painted their nails to highlight modern slavery a police force was inundated with complaints after officers painted their nails to highlight modern slavery issues.avon and somerset police officers tweeted the photos on anti-slavery day to highlight issues in nail bars.some social media users described the move as an "epic fail" and a waste of the force's time and money.but ch insp mark edgington said the campaign "worked as it's got people talking".officers were endorsing the "let's nail it campaign", which was launched on anti-slavery day last year by the charity unseen, to highlight how people trafficked to the uk often end up working in nail bars.the charity is part of the anti-slavery partnership tha






uk slavery reports 'have doubled'


image caption albanian, uk and vietnamese nationals are the most commonly reported potential victims the number of people reported as potential victims of slavery and human trafficking in the uk has more than doubled in the past three years. statistics released by the national crime agency (nca) show there were 3,805 people referred for help in 2016, up from 1,745 people in 2013.recent home office estimates suggest there are between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the uk. home office minister sarah newton said the government was taking action.albanian, uk and vietnamese nationals are the most commonly reported victims of modern slavery.'broader view'tamara barnett, from the human trafficking foundation, said she believed the rise may be down to an increased understanding of






uk slavery reports 'have doubled'


image caption albanian, uk and vietnamese nationals are the most commonly reported potential victims the number of people reported as potential victims of slavery and human trafficking in the uk has more than doubled in the past three years. statistics released by the national crime agency (nca) show there were 3,805 people referred for help in 2016, up from 1,745 people in 2013.recent home office estimates suggest there are between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the uk. home office minister sarah newton said the government was taking action.albanian, uk and vietnamese nationals are the most commonly reported victims of modern slavery.'broader view'tamara barnett, from the human trafficking foundation, said she believed the rise may be down to an increased understanding of






avon and somerset police face nail bar anti-slavery campaign anger


image copyrightavon and somerset policeimage caption officers and staff from the force painted their nails to highlight modern slavery a police force was inundated with complaints after officers painted their nails to highlight modern slavery issues.avon and somerset police officers tweeted the photos on anti-slavery day to highlight issues in nail bars.some social media users described the move as an "epic fail" and a waste of the force's time and money.but ch insp mark edgington said the campaign "worked as it's got people talking".officers were endorsing the "let's nail it campaign", which was launched on anti-slavery day last year by the charity unseen, to highlight how people trafficked to the uk often end up working in nail bars. the charity is part of the anti-slavery partnership th






slavery is alive and well: 89 million have been in some form of bondage in the l


a report published tuesday highlighting the scourge of modern day slavery paints a stark picture.“we now have the largest number of slaves on earth than we’ve had in human history,” said andrew forrest, founder of the walk free foundation, an organization working to end contemporary slavery and human trafficking which co-authored “global estimates of modern slavery” with the international labor office, or ilo.“but we also feel equally as confident that we have the weapons now, we have the communications skills, we have the interest to raise it to public attention,” forrest said. “as soon as the public becomes aware that slavery exists among them they can ask the question when they’re at the teller, or when they’re at the shops, or when they’re buying clothes, how can i be sure that this cl






urmila: saving girls from slavery in nepal | nepal


quick factsin 2016, around 40.3 million people were victims of modern slavery24.9 million of them were in forced labour, and 15.4 million were in forced marriage71 percent of modern slaves are womenone in four victims of modern slavery is a childsource: alliance 8.7urmila chaudhary wants to change nepal. the 23-year-old woman fights against centuries-old social structures with one goal: to end child slavery in her country.at the age of six, urmila's family sold her to become a household slave, or kamlari, in the nepali capital of kathmandu. every year, her parents received money from her enslavers, for whom urmila had to work up to 15 hours every day.urmila was freed at age 17. now, she is on a quest for justice. together with her fellow campaigners, she frees girls from captivity, makes d






report: there are 40 million slaves worldwide, most are women and girls


roughly 60,000 people subject to modern slavery were in the united states.        






traveller family slavery gang boss jailed for 10 years


image copyrightlincolnshire policeimage caption the head of the family martin rooney senior was jailed for 10 years the head of a traveller family convicted of modern day slavery offences has been jailed for 10 years.martin rooney senior was one of 10 men and one woman who ran a driveway resurfacing company and kept workers housed in caravans.nottingham crown court heard their victims were beaten and left without running water or toilet facilities.the family were described as being "chilling in their mercilessness" towards their victims.more on this and other stories from across lincolnshiresentencing him, timothy spencer qc said: "you brought up your sons in a criminal culture." the judge also compared the squalid lives of the victims to the lavish lifestyle the family enjoyed."it was lik






us to launch competition for projects to end modern slavery


united nations (ap) — the u.s. ambassador to the united nations says washington will launch a competition in the coming weeks to find projects that will reduce modern slavery, which by one estimate affects nearly 46 million people around the world.nikki halley announced at a u.n. security council meeting wednesday that the initiative will seek to raise $1.5 billion, partly from the u.s. government but mostly from foreign governments and the private sector. it will go to help countries break trafficking rings and support survivors.haley says groups that receive funding “must target a 50 percent reduction” among those they seek to help escape slavery.u.n. secretary-general antonio guterres says armed conflicts “are especially virulent breeding grounds” for human trafficking, resulting in for






the confederacy was about slavery, not progressivism


“modern-day progressivism is one of the confederacy’s most enduring legacies in america today. whether they realize it or not, progressives themselves are among the inheritors of the political ideology that led to the civil war.” john d. davidson’s multifaceted claim, while not entirely false, is not instructive either.movements within the intellectual culture of the confederacy and united states birthed modern progressivism. new england’s transcendentalists foreshadowed progressivism perhaps more than any other intellectual or reform movement of the day. southerners lent their hands, especially in the person of progressive racial theorists and proto-darwinians like alabama’s josiah nott.but it seems a stretch to say this made the north or south inherently conservative or progressive. most






stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs


victims of harassment and stalking are being left at risk because of failings by police and prosecutors in england and wales, say two watchdogs. crimes were not being recorded, said a report by the inspectorate of constabulary and the crown prosecution service inspectorate.it also said too many investigations were poorly run and failed to give victims legal protection. police and prosecution chiefs have pledged to improve performance. stalking and harassment cases were often misunderstood, despite powers being available to protect victims, the inspectors said. the report also said police officers would fail to recognise repeated signs of a stalker, by treating each complaint in isolation rather than being part of a pattern. that, in turn, meant police and prosecutors did not see the bigger






how college students are fighting human and sex trafficking | news for college s


samia kamal stands in front of 50 college students at princeton, telling the story of how she found herself there so far from home. she’s a refugee. her village was raided by isis. kamal, only 16 years old, and her family were sold into slavery, she says, to be passed around among the the terrorists.she escaped and sought asylum in germany, separated from her family and everything she had ever known. she is just one of the formerly faceless victims of modern human trafficking and slavery. she just one of 36 million.the princeton against sex trafficking student organization — one of several college organizations, like the international justice mission or one voice battling human trafficking worldwide — wants to give a face to human trafficking.#rallyforfreedom! today, students across the co






stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs


victims of harassment and stalking are being left at risk because of failings by police and prosecutors in england and wales, say two watchdogs. crimes were not being recorded, said a report by the inspectorate of constabulary and the crown prosecution service inspectorate.it also said too many investigations were poorly run and failed to give victims legal protection. police and prosecution chiefs have pledged to improve performance. stalking and harassment cases were often misunderstood, despite powers being available to protect victims, the inspectors said. the report also said police officers would fail to recognise repeated signs of a stalker, by treating each complaint in isolation rather than being part of a pattern. that, in turn, meant police and prosecutors did not see the bigger






harvard seeks to confront historical ties to slavery


cambridge, mass. — harvard university is taking new steps to confront its past ties to slavery.the ivy league school is hosting a conference friday exploring the historical ties between slavery and early universities, including harvard.scholars will present research on the topic and discuss how other colleges have confronted their connections to slavery. writer ta-nehisi (tah neh-hah'-see) coates is scheduled to speak.harvard unveiled a plaque last year honoring four slaves who lived and worked on campus in the 1700s. harvard law also has dropped an emblem that was tied to a slave-owning family.university president drew faust, a historian, has called for more exploration of the school's slavery ties.other universities have similarly sought to acknowledge their roles in slavery, including g






stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs


image copyrightgetty imagesvictims of harassment and stalking are being left at risk because of failings by police and prosecutors in england and wales, say two watchdogs. crimes were not being recorded, said a report by the inspectorate of constabulary and the crown prosecution service inspectorate.it also said too many investigations were poorly run and failed to give victims legal protection. police and prosecution chiefs have pledged to improve performance. stalking and harassment cases were often misunderstood, despite powers being available to protect victims, the inspectors said. the report also said police officers would fail to recognise repeated signs of a stalker, by treating each complaint in isolation rather than being part of a pattern. that, in turn, meant police and prosecu






stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs


image copyrightgetty imagesvictims of harassment and stalking are being left at risk because of failings by police and prosecutors in england and wales, say two watchdogs. crimes were not being recorded, said a report by the inspectorate of constabulary and the crown prosecution service inspectorate.it also said too many investigations were poorly run and failed to give victims legal protection. police and prosecution chiefs have pledged to improve performance. stalking and harassment cases were often misunderstood, despite powers being available to protect victims, the inspectors said. the report also said police officers would fail to recognise repeated signs of a stalker, by treating each complaint in isolation rather than being part of a pattern. that, in turn, meant police and prosecu






stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs


image copyrightgetty imagesvictims of harassment and stalking are being left at risk because of failings by police and prosecutors in england and wales, say two watchdogs. crimes were not being recorded, said a report by the inspectorate of constabulary and the crown prosecution service inspectorate.it also said too many investigations were poorly run and failed to give victims legal protection. police and prosecution chiefs have pledged to improve performance. stalking and harassment cases were often misunderstood, despite powers being available to protect victims, the inspectors said. the report also said police officers would fail to recognise repeated signs of a stalker, by treating each complaint in isolation rather than being part of a pattern. that, in turn, meant police and prosecu






stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs


image copyrightgetty imagesvictims of harassment and stalking are being left at risk because of failings by police and prosecutors in england and wales, say two watchdogs. crimes were not being recorded, said a report by the inspectorate of constabulary and the crown prosecution service inspectorate.it also said too many investigations were poorly run and failed to give victims legal protection. police and prosecution chiefs have pledged to improve performance. stalking and harassment cases were often misunderstood, despite powers being available to protect victims, the inspectors said. the report also said police officers would fail to recognise repeated signs of a stalker, by treating each complaint in isolation rather than being part of a pattern. that, in turn, meant police and prosecu






here are four myths about american slavery we need to stop believing


commentary, facebook, u.s. newshere are four myths about american slavery we need to stop believingthe conversation03 jul 2017 at 08:59 etpeople think they know everything about slavery in the united states, but they don’t. they think the majority of african slaves came to the american colonies, but they didn’t. they talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. they claim all southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. some argue it was all a long time ago, but it wasn’t.slavery has been in the news a lot lately. from the discovery of the auction of 272 enslaved people that enabled georgetown university to remain in operation to the mcgraw-hill textbook controversy over calling slaves “workers from africa” and the slavery memorial being built at the university of virginia, americans are






new reports reveals human trafficking problem in billings montana | the global d


more than 200 people are expected to attend the public conference and more than 100 federal, state and local law enforcement officers are registered for the law enforcement portion, said stephanie baucus, a co-chair with the yellowstone county area human trafficking task force, which is hosting the event.conference presenters will discuss the trafficking problem, highlight efforts to combat traffickers and identify resources available to help and protect children and adults from traffickers.the 2015 legislature also passed a law establishing definitions and penalties for human trafficking, protections for victims and new programs for doj to raise awareness, fox said.human trafficking now is part of basic law enforcement officer training at the montana law enforcement academy, fox said.“i’m






los altos police seek indecent exposure suspect – the mercury news


the los altos police department is asking for the public’s help in finding an indecent exposure suspect who approached strangers a couple of times on friday.according to a police report, on friday at about 3:40 p.m., the suspect, in a vehicle, approached a victim who was riding a bicycle in the area of south gordon way and hawthorne avenue in los altos. the suspect talked with the victim, exposing himself. the victim turned away and rode home.later that day, at about 4:16 p.m., the suspect approached two victims on the 400 block of valencia drive.“the actions of the suspect caused the victims to be frightened,” said police. the victims ran home.the suspect is unknown and still at large, according to a police report issued on monday. he is described as a white male adult, approximately 18 t






here are four myths about american slavery we need to stop believing


people think they know everything about slavery in the united states, but they don’t. they think the majority of african slaves came to the american colonies, but they didn’t. they talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. they claim all southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. some argue it was all a long time ago, but it wasn’t.slavery has been in the news a lot lately. from the discovery of the auction of 272 enslaved people that enabled georgetown university to remain in operation to the mcgraw-hill textbook controversy over calling slaves “workers from africa” and the slavery memorial being built at the university of virginia, americans are having conversations about this difficult period in american history. some of these dialogues have been wrought with controversy and confl






news daily: north korean missile and grenfell 'frustration'


victims of stalking 'being failed'victims left at risk by unrecorded crimes or poorly run probes by police and prosecutors, report says.5 july 2017






mndot spreads the word about the problem of human trafficking


the minnesota department of transportation is taking a step to draw travelers' attention to the growing problem of human trafficking and get them to report suspicious activity.this week the agency charged with overseeing state roads is putting up posters in 41 rest areas across the state that include guidelines on how to recognize signs of human trafficking and potential victims.the posters feature a woman looking out the back window of a van and the words "i can't escape they took my passport and id.  help" scrawled on a dusty spare tire cover. "the signs of modern day slavery aren't this easy to see" the message continues.  it also encourages travelers to call a toll-free number to report suspicious activity.the number is 1-888-373-7888.human trafficking often involves travel, including






student convention aims to help eradicate modern slavery


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angela rye slams ben carson’s ‘severe misunderstanding of what american slavery


facebook, politics, u.s. newswatch: angela rye slams ben carson’s ‘severe misunderstanding of what american slavery really was’sarah k. burris06 mar 2017 at 22:18 etben carson has a history of comparing things to slavery, democratic consultant angela rye recalled on cnn’s “ac360.” today, carson told his staff at the department of housing and urban development that slaves are “immigrants” who came here to “pursue prosperity and happiness.”“i cannot tell you how this moment struck me particularly,” rye told republican pundit paris denard. “where so many things about black history, including our last black president have been trivialized. maybe he just had a gap in his judgment and in his memory. he’s also compared obamacare to slavery. this is an analogy that ben carson tosses around. he may






florida considering slavery memorial at state capitol


tallahassee, fla. — florida may construct a memorial on state capitol grounds reminding visitors that slavery was once allowed in the nation's third-largest state.a house panel tuesday approved the bill sponsored by rep. kionne mcghee. mcghee, a miami democrat, says it's important to remind people of the contributions of those enslaved against their will in florida.the bill also says the memorial would recognize the injustice, cruelty and inhumanity of slavery. florida does not currently have any slavery memorials.state legislators last year authorized the creation of a holocaust memorial at the state capitol.mcghee's bill does not say exactly when the memorial will be built but instructs state officials to work with the state's historical commission regarding the design and exact placemen






city releases fire investigation report


oakland – seven of them were huddled next to a couch on the second floor. another was just 10 feet from the front door. eight others were found together wrapped in a rug, apparently having fallen all at once when the floor under them collapsed. they, like all the other victims of the ghost ship warehouse fire, died of smoke inhalation, their lungs and airways clogged with soot.harrowing details of how the 36 victims of the dec. 2 fire struggled to live emerged late monday when the city released a long-awaited 50-page report on the deadliest fire in modern california history. the document, compiled by the oakland fire department, the federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms and the alameda county arson task force, provides new details on how the inferno burned and the harrowing recov






thailand claims progress in combating human trafficking


bangkok (ap) — thailand’s military government says it made progress in fighting human trafficking in 2016, aiming for a favorable review from the u.s. state department in its annual report on modern-day slavery.the foreign ministry said thursday that 268 people were convicted of human trafficking during the year, the highest number since the government began instituting tougher policies in 2014.“no matter which government would like to inspect us, if they look at our efforts for the past three years, they should have a good feeling,” foreign minister don pramudwinai said at a news conference.thailand has come under heavy scrutiny in recent years. in 2014, the u.s. demoted thailand to “tier 3” status, the lowest category indicating a failure to combat trafficking. a march 2015 report by the






phoenix police: 1 man dead, 2 others wounded in shooting


phoenix (ap) — police say a man is dead and two other people wounded in a shooting in west phoenix.phoenix police say officers responded to a report of a shooting monday night and found three adult victims.they say one man has died on scene and an adult male and adult female have been taken to hospitals for treatment.their conditions aren’t immediately known.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.police say another man has been detained away from the scene of the shooting and he’s likely involved in the incident.the names of the possible suspect and the three victims haven’t been released and police don’t have details to release yet about what triggered the shooting.






stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs


image caption helen pearson says she felt like she wasn't being believed or taken seriously victims of harassment and stalking are being left at risk because of failings by police and prosecutors in england and wales, say two watchdogs. crimes were not being recorded, said a report by the inspectorate of constabulary and the crown prosecution service inspectorate.it also said too many investigations were poorly run and failed to give victims legal protection. police and prosecution chiefs have pledged to improve performance.the joint inspection looked at 112 recent cases of stalking and harassment in depth, but not a single one was dealt with properly, the report said.one victim said police made her feel she was to blame for receiving abusive messages on social media. "it was my fault for






stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs


image caption helen pearson says she felt like she wasn't being believed or taken seriously victims of harassment and stalking are being left at risk because of failings by police and prosecutors in england and wales, say two watchdogs. crimes were not being recorded, said a report by the inspectorate of constabulary and the crown prosecution service inspectorate.it also said too many investigations were poorly run and failed to give victims legal protection. police and prosecution chiefs have pledged to improve performance.the joint inspection looked at 112 recent cases of stalking and harassment in depth, but not a single one was dealt with properly, the report said.one victim said police made her feel she was to blame for receiving abusive messages on social media. "it was my fault for






hungry penguins help keep car code safe


image copyrightscience p o libraryimage caption penguins would starve if they had not figured out efficient feeding strategies hungry penguins have inspired a novel way of making sure computer code in smart cars does not crash.tools based on the way the birds co-operatively hunt for fish are being developed to test different ways of organising in-car software.the tools look for safe ways to organise code in the same way that penguins seek food sources in the open ocean. experts said such testing systems would be vital as cars get more connected.engineers have often turned to nature for good solutions to tricky problems, said prof yiannis papadopoulos, a computer scientist at the university of hull who developed the penguin-inspired testing system.the way ants p messages among nest-mates ha