human trafficking

Human trafficking – one of the world’s fastest-growing crimes

Human Trafficking It's been over 140 years since the United States abolished slavery.  Prior to that, human beings were captured, often from foreign countries, and forcibly brought to the Sates where they would be used as a cheap source of labor.  Often the slaves were abused – both physically, sexually, and emotionally.  As civilization matured, the people began to recognize the atrocity of the practice and slowly, over time, slavery was deemed illegal in country after country.  Modern readers recognize enslaving someone against their will as shocking, appalling, and nearly beyond belief.  What many fail to recognize however, is that the practice of slavery never truly ended. "Mary" “Mary” was a newly married woman with a handsome husband and beautiful baby boy. Shortly after their marriage, her entire