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2013,The year without fear ?

January 3, 2013 · 

2013: The year without fear? By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite Members of the Sikh community hold a candlelight vigil outside Newtown High School before an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (Jason DeCrow – AP) We are not going to be able to address a gun culture that makes […]

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US sailors on Okinawa charged with gang rape, robbery

November 28, 2012 ·  , Travis J. Tritten and Chiyomi Sumida Stars and Stripes Published: November 6, 2012

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japanese authorities charged two U.S. Navy sailors Tuesday with gang raping and robbing an Okinawan woman outside Kadena Air Base last month, an incident that sparked a curfew for all U.S. servicemembers in the country. Seaman Christopher Browning and Petty Officer 3rd Class Skyler Dozierwalker, both 23, are accused of choking […]

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US Congress to examine plight of jailed Pinoy street kids

May 11, 2011 · 

WASHINGTON – About 5,000 children, the majority of them innocent and some as young as eight are currently languishing in jails throughout the Philippines mixed together with hardened criminals and at grave risk of violence and sexual abuse, children’s rights advocate Fr. Shay Cullen said. An Irish Catholic priest who has worked as a missionary […]

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Human Trafficking and U.S. Military

January 16, 2006 · 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2006 – Harsher punishments for Defense Department personnel who participate in human trafficking or support the industry by patronizing prostitutes are part of a bill signed into law today by President Bush.

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United States: Thousands of Children Sentenced to Life without Parole

October 12, 2005 · 

There are at least 2,225 child offenders serving life without parole sentences in U.S prisons for crimes committed before they were age 18, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a newjoint report published today. While many of the child offenders are now adults, 16 percent were between 13 and 15 years old at the […]

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Hawaii: Legislation to End Sex Tourism and Hold Sex Tour Operators Accountable

March 2, 2004 · 

Every May and November, Melvin Hamaguchi of Video Travel in Honolulu, Hawaii, leads sex tourists on his Ultimate Asian Sex Tour to Thailand, which he describes as “The Sex Capital Of The World!!” Mr. Hamaguchi provides customers with single occupancy rooms to “enjoy the sexual pleasures with the girl or girls of your choice….” He […]

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US senators want curbs on 'sex slave' traffic

April 13, 2000 · 

WASHINGTON-Two senators want to see life sentences imposed on people who bring young children into the country to work as ‘sex slaves’. Democratic senators Paul Wellstone of Minnesota and Sam Brownback of Kansas plan separate bills aimed at cracking down on an illegal industry the CIA said brings 50,000 women and girls into this country […]

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Young Girls Sold for Sex, Flown to US

March 4, 2000 · 

Filipino girls – unless accompanied by their parents – will not be allowed to leave the country following reports that many of them are being sold to Amercian men through tour packages.

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American Arrested in Cebu for Mail-order Bride Trade

February 11, 2000 · 

CEBU CITY — An American who owns a fleet of taxicabs here was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion he was exploiting young Filipinas in a mail-order bride business.

A joint team of policemen and National Bureau of Investigation agents collared Perry McNeely, 59, inside a hotel room in Barangay Lahug.

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